Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

Jonathan Moy, Administrator
Jonathan Moy has served as the Assistant Administrator at St. Matthew for the past two years, and previously as the Business Manager at St. Matthew. Jonathan has also served in the Senior Services Network as the Business Manager for Community Services He started his career with LSSI as a VISTA member, working with programs in the Rockford community in 2003. He has 7-plus years of experience with the non-profit world, particularly with healthcare. Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration a minor in Economics from Truman State University. Recently, he received his Master of Science in Public Service Management from DePaul University. On Jonathan’s free time, he loves spending time with his family and friends. He is also a 1st degree black belt in Hapkido and assist in instructing students learning this martial art.

Gina Watford, Director of Admissions
Gina Watford became Director of Admissions in May 2009. She is in touch with discharge planners from area hospitals almost daily and is always happy to give tours when someone comes in looking for placement for a loved one. After working in several other industries, including banking, Gina Watford made a career change and joined the St. Matthew staff in 2003. Gina is often the first point of contact for families and residents and enjoys getting to know them. She strives to maintain the excellent customer service St. Matthew is known for, and helps out wherever she is needed. Gina was born in Chicago, but as part of an army family spent her childhood living in New York, Hawaii, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Germany. She and her husband live in Park Ridge. When she is away from work she especially enjoys cooking and playing with her twin grandchildren, Hailee and Dominic.

Pastor Brian Halverson, Chaplain
Brian has recently been called as chaplain at St. Matthews. Having been born and raised within a farming community in Minnesota, and after graduating from the University of Minnesota, Brian attended the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in Hyde Park. After receiving a Masters in Divinity degree, he served parishes in Libertyville, Northlake, and Oak Park, Illinois. He also served as the Admissions and Financial Aid Director at the seminary for several years. His wife Cindy currently is the president of the ELCA Foundation, and they have two teen-age daughters. Brian looks forward to providing pastoral and spiritual care to the residents at St. Matt’s.

Dr. Mary Lawlor, Medical Director
Dr. Lawlor became the Medical Director at St. Matthew in August of 2004. Dr. Lawlor is part of the Advocate Medical Group, a primary care and multi-specialty group. Dr. Lawlor is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Medical School and specializes in geriatrics.  She focuses on quality improvement and process improvement in medical care and has found that being Medical Director enables her to have input into the care of many.

Dr. Amy Sun, Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services
Dr. Sun sees patients at St. Matthew Center for Health who are receiving therapy services, working with patients and their doctors to achieve optimum outcomes. She grew up in Detroit and studied medicine at Wayne State School of Medicine. Her residency was done at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to her physical medicine and rehabilitation work at Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Sun works at an out-patient clinic with people with cerebral palsey. She is married and has two sons.

 

Erin Conley , Director of Social Services
Erin became St. Matthew’s Director of Social Services in August, 2010. She joined our staff as Social Service Coordinator in 2007. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Wilmington University in Delaware and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. While growing up, Erin observed her grandmother being an ER Nurse and a caretaker for many of her relatives while raising her eight children. “My grandmother gave me the gift of helping those that are in need. I have many great memories of spending many days and nights by her house.” She enjoys spending free time with family, especially her nieces and nephews and friends along with her two dogs a Siberian Husky, Sierra and a Poodle, Bailey.

Melissa Barnett, Director of Recreation Services and Volunteers
Melissa earned a B.A. in English and Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University, and later a 2-year certification in Baking and Pastry from Kendall College. Before coming to St. Matthew she baked and decorated cakes and pastries and managed a Chicago bakery. But when Melissa volunteered with the senior group at her church she found that she preferred working with seniors to working with sweets, so her career took a new direction. She spent five years at St. Matthew as a recreation services assistant and supervisor before becoming Director of Recreation Services and Volunteers in 2008. Melissa says, “My mother recently reminded me that as a young child I spent much time with my grandmother, who had very poor vision. On our weekly trips to the grocery store I spent a lot of time reading food labels to her. I think my years with all of my grandparents taught me that spending time with seniors should be a natural part of our everyday lives.” Melissa lives in Villa Park with her husband and son.

Christine Weisbecker, Foodservice Director
Christine became Foodservice Director at St. Matthew in July, 2009, with over 20 years of experience in the industry. During her years of service she has worked as a department director as well as a director of catering. She has worked with the Chicago Public Schools, Southern Illinois University, Midwestern University, Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital and St. Margaret Mercy foodservice programs. She is always willing to work with residents and their families on meal choices, and her main concern is making sure that each resident receives and eats a nutritious well-balanced meal. When Christine is not at work she loves to spend time with her husband camping and fishing.

Patrick Kurtz, Director of Building Services
Patrick worked in contracting and building services in Indiana and Missouri before coming to St. Matthew Center for Health. He has worked in a variety of residential settings, including senior living communities. Patrick says “I like doing this kind of work because I enjoy the problem-solving aspects, and the variety of issues that come up. I also like the fact that, here, my efforts mean helping people, not just helping someone’s bottom line.” He also enjoys golf, fishing, skiing, and woodworking. Patrick and his wife, Joan, live in Rogers Park with their cat, Reggie.