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Autumn Ridge Residences

Susan Koch

Executive Director

Susan brings both passion and experience to our community as Administrator of Autumn Ridge Senior Living Center. She possesses 34 years experience in the Health Care industry. Susan accepted the challenge of Administrator at Autumn Ridge just over 10 years ago and has flourished in the role. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 2006 as well as holding a Missouri state license for 34 years as a Registered Nurse. This experience and expertise has been extraordinarily valuable to our staff and residents.

Among her many accolades she was nominated as the 2017 Administrator of the year for District Three. Sue is an educator for Certified Medication Technicians, Certified Nursing Assistants and also performs Insulin certifications for staff and new members to the medical field.

Susan, with her team has proudly provided several years of Deficiency Free surveys at Autumn Ridge. She works to become an integral part of the community. She’s an active participant in many local charities, health care events and she works to promote the highest level of care to our residents.

Susan firmly believes in operating a fiscally prudent operation and will continue to focus on maintaining a elevated quality standard of care in a warm cultivating surrounding.

Jennifer Trudeau

Community Relations Director

Jennifer brings to Autumn Ridge over 15 years of experience in Healthcare Public Relations, Marketing and Family Wellness Consulting.
Her personal mission and values are exemplified through her passion to be a valuable resource to families, healthcare and the communities.
Jennifer believes that serving older adults and being a strong advocate for healthcare professionals is a fulfilling way to serve and provide hope, education and resources.

Dawn Limpert-DeBruin

Director of Nursing

Dawn joined our team in 2016 after serving over 18 years in various facets of the medical field including Long Term Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Residential Care, and in various Surgical and Medical Clinics across Missouri in addition to Emergency/Trauma and Clinical environments in Texas.

Deciding to become a nurse has been the most important choice of her life because the nursing profession allows her to dedicate herself to the care of others. Dawn is committed and compassionate about serving seniors and helping them live their life to the fullest. She has spent countless years giving empathetic, nurturing care with her never-ending diligence to the geriatric community.

Dawn has s strong sense of duty and is devoted to serving the seniors within our community. Her caring and encouraging nature with positive energy helps to nurture our residents allowing them to blossom with life, giving them independence and the security they need so that they may feel protected and cared for. She often says, “A touch, smile, kind word or a hug has the potential to turn a resident’s day completely around!”

Dawn along with her team is responsible for several years in Deficiency Free Surveys at Autumn Ridge. She is a graduate of Jefferson College School of Nursing and a proud member of the Xi Zeta-Phi Theta Kappa. She’s a current Instructor for the State Level 1 Medication and Insulin Administration where she is a Certifying Agent with the Missouri Assisted Living Association.

Cindy Day

Business Office Manager

Cindy has worked with the intricacies of people management as our Business Manager at Autumn Ridge for thirteen years. She has spent time in various areas of the Health Care industry for over 24 years. She has knowledge and comprehension of finance, marketing and is great in the public relations which is invaluable to our facility. She’s responsible for all of the front office magic that occurs at Autumn Ridge.

Cindy has a genuine care and concern for our seniors and she supports our residents with paperwork, insurance questions and various other needs including being the Notary Public which comes in handy for their official business purposes. Cindy also keeps the staff focused on the tasks at hand and ensures they are successful and efficient.

Cindy has great personal qualities that are helpful in performing her role efficiently. She has developed immense social skills and is willing to work along with the residents and employees to do whatever is needed to get the job finished.

Ashley Brissette

Dietary Manager

Ashley is the Certified Dietary Manager at Autumn Ridge Senior Living Center. This title shows she has met the education requirements set forth by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. Ashley is passionate about her cooking career and has more than decade of experience in the food industry. She delivers a genuine hospitality while putting emphasis on the importance of nutrition for the geriatric population. She creates delicious, healthy culinary delights; outstanding menu’s and always tops off the dessert with her beautiful smile.

Ashley has served our community seniors extremely well for the past 9 years. She oversees the department and is responsible for purchasing and preparations of the food. She truly cares and coordinates and listens to our residents needs at the quarterly Residential Menu Meetings where they discuss food planning and dessert items that may be of interest to them.

Ashley has a passion for raising various species of chickens. She holds the title for the largest catfish caught in Missouri and she loves spending time with her dog appropriately named “Fish.”