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Our professional staff provide professional care in a friendly and familiar manner.

They consider each resident a member of the family and nothing makes them prouder to hear a new resident call Eastland their home. Take a moment here to get to know our staff and learn about their experience and qualifications.

Carrie Rooney

Carrie Rooney, EdD, MA, LPN

As Eastland’s Executive Director, Carrie looks forward to spending time each day with the residents who make Eastland come alive with a lifetime of wisdom and experiences.

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For over 15 years, Carrie has dedicated her career to giving back to a generation who have already given so much. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology, a master’s in Health Care Administration and a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Health Care Administration. She is also a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Carrie and her husband, David, are the parents of three children. Bryce is serving in the Air Force, Nolan attends high school where he plays on the baseball team and daughter Taylor is a middle school softball player.

Whether she’s serving the residents at Eastland or enjoying time with her family, Carrie has a simple philosophy that she applies to each day. “Life is too short to be anything but happy!”

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The elderly need more people in health care who will advocate for them, and who can serve their needs while maintaining their dignity. I’m proud that we’re able to provide that type of care at Eastland.

Tami Foster

Tami comes to us with over 40 of years experience as a licensed practical nurse with an emphasis in geriatric care.  She has spent the past 11 years working in an assisted living facility, and played a critical role in the opening of two new facilities in Chicago and Springfield.

Tami lives in Springfield, has 3 grown children, and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren.

quote marksMy passion has alwasy been to enhance the lives of seniors.