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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.

Shelly Law

Director of Nursing

I have been working in healthcare for 31 years and am very pleased to be at Autumn Ridge. I bring experience in long term skilled care, RCF management, urgent care, medical surgical care, home health skilled and hospice care. New to the St. Louis Metro area, I look forward to getting to know the medical professionals in this area and working with them to continue providing excellent care to the Autumn Ridge Community.

Although I have been involved in many areas of healthcare, I always find myself drawn back to the geriatric community as I truly find it my niche. I love visiting with residents and listening to stories of their younger lives and being drawn into the history of the days gone by that only that specific generation has to offer. Those bygone day reminisces are just one of the things I love about geriatrics. In our busy lives we often don’t find the time to really listen, and that is one of the things I look forward to the most in my new role. I love getting to know people and hearing their stories.

I am committed to being a strong advocate and look forward to serving them in all areas of their needs. It is my goal to be dedicated to helping everyone here to maintain independence, happiness and dignity.

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.”

Eric Miller

Maintenance Director

Eric has been our Maintenance Director for 12 years. Those who know Eric, know that he is a hard-working individual. His work ethics and desire to keep Autumn Ridge looking spectacular is what continues to drive him today.

Eric is responsible for the facilities maintenance of Autumn Ridge. In addition to focusing on the maintenance of the company’s buildings and surrounding grounds, he also ensures that the working environment is as good as possible for our residents in order to increase the efficiency of the buildings by reducing energy costs. He is trained in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC system repair. He is very experienced in working with diverse personalities.

His duties include but are not limited to inspecting all aspects of construction, repair work, projects, equipment, work orders, daily maintenance and supplies for the purpose of ensuring that jobs are completed efficiently, specifications are within regulatory requirements and inspection reports are correct.

Eric collaborates with internal & external personnel (e.g. administrators, auditors, public agencies, community members, construction managers, architects, vendors, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and programs. Eric has developed a preventative maintenance program for the purpose of ensuring Autumn Ridge is well maintained and in safe condition.

In his personal time, Eric enjoys being on his boat and in the water competing in various fishing tournaments with the “Catch of his Life,” his wife, Tammy.

Tammy Miller

Activities Director

Tammy Miller has over 12 years of experience as the Activities Director at Autumn Ridge Residences. She brings to Autumn Ridge her passion for improving the quality of life for the Senior Environment.

Tammy is involved with each resident, beginning with their initial activity assessment which provides her and her team with the resident’s likes and dislikes, as well as their interests and incorporate them into the resident’s care plan.

Tammy oversees the fitness program that is daily in our fully equipped fitness center at Autumn Ridge.

No matter what your enjoyment in life is, whether it is shopping, painting, craft making, puzzles, cards or a variety of other games, or a day trip at the casino or fishing in the park. Tammy is here to meet your needs.