The Justus Family of Companies has more than 60 years of experience building and operating quality senior living with exceptional amenities and services. Justus Senior Living Communities are designed and built to enrich the lives of today’s senior residents. Each community features large common spaces and dedicated Life Enrichment and Fitness staff to encourage social engagement and wellness.
Longevity & Stability – For more than a century, residents have known and trusted the Justus name and in turn, many generations have called a Justus Senior Community their “home.”
Operational Excellence – Our breadth of knowledge and experience ensures that our residents receive compassionate, personalized care services that promote independence, security, and peace of mind.
Resident Satisfaction – As a leader in the senior living industry, The Justus Family of Companies has an impressive track record of high resident satisfaction.
Strong, Active Leadership – A team of experienced and passionate professionals provides exceptional customer service, attention to detail and adaptive decision-making.
Senior Living Leadership.
- Walt JustusPresident/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Walter E. "Walt" Justus is the fourth-generation president and chief executive officer of the Justus Family of Companies, an Indianapolis-based, privately held real estate ownership, development and management firm established in 1910. Walt has guided the direction of the company since 1987 and has been responsible for the successful delivery of multiple new developments and construction projects. Walt is a principal in all the company-owned partnerships and steers the strategic direction of each of the company's divisions, including property and asset management, development, and construction. Walt spearheads the company’s support of multiple charities including Wounded Warriors, Riley Children’s Hospital and Indy Honor Flight.
- Angela MillerExecutive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Angela Miller works closely with the CEO to establish strategic plans to enhance profitability and develop a high-performing leadership team to best serve residents, clients, investors and community management teams. With over 20 years of leadership experience, Angela has an extensive background in operations, marketing and brand management, strategic planning, human resources and quality services. Angela began her career as a licensed Health Facility Administrator in California and is currently licensed in Indiana. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and Communications from the University of Evansville, and a M.S. in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Angela serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Assisted Living Association (INALA).
- Beth WelchRegional Director of Operations
Beth Welch has more than 15 years of management experience and previously served as the Executive Director of Crestwood Village South. Beth joined the Justus Family of Companies 2012 and successfully led one of the company’s largest senior living communities during the development of a new licensed assisted living at that community. Beth provides hands-on assistance and direction to Executive Directors and fosters collaboration across departments. Beth leads the senior living policy and procedure task force and serves as a preceptor for the company’s future Residential Care Administrators.
- Diane Kohan, BS, RN, RN-BC, C-ALRegional Director of Health Services
Diane Kohan has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare which she uses to lead and develop the clinical teams for all Justus Senior Living Communities. Prior to her current position, Diane worked for St. Vincent for more than 10 years and in long term care for 5 years. Diane’s skills include regulatory compliance, use and implementation of Electronic Health Records, cardiac nursing and nursing administration. She has received certification in Gerontological Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Diane holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration from Indiana University, and Associate of Science in Nursing from Indiana University.
- Sarah CristVice President of Senior Living Business Development
Sarah Crist manages key marketing relationships and the senior living marketing/leasing teams as well as develops strategic business partnerships for our senior living communities. Sarah has 16 years of experience in healthcare with the last 12 years being at the Justus Family of Companies. Sarah was previously the Administrator of Freedom Senior Services and the Executive Director at Crestwood Village West and South campuses. Sarah has her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Applied Gerontology from Ball State University.
- Caralee GriffithRegional Director of Life Enrichment
Caralee Griffith has over 15 years of experience in mental health and people-focused careers, with the last 2 years concentrated on senior living. Caralee developed her leadership and event management skills as the Executive Director of the New Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce. Caralee uses these skills to bring joy, smiles and lasting memories to the residents of all Justus Senior Living Communities through a variety of life enrichment opportunities. Caralee holds a BA degree in Psychology from Indiana University.
- Judy DonovanRegional Director of Health and Fitness
Judy Donovan has over 10 years of experience motivating others to lead healthy and passionate lives through education, classes and workshops. Judy oversees the wellness programs and personal fitness coordinators at all Justus Senior Living Communities. Judy was previously the Wellness Director for the Indianapolis Senior Center and a fitness coordinator at the National Institute for Fitness and Health. Judy Graduated from Indiana University with a degree in physical education.
- Christina McCann, LSWRegional Care Navigator
Christina McCann has practiced geriatric social work for over 17 years including roles at CICOA and the St. Vincent Center for Healthy Aging. Christina assists individuals, caregivers and families with education, level of care changes, appropriate placement, options for care, Long-term Care policies, support groups and available benefits. Christina specializes in dementia and is trained and certified in Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care. Christina frequently presents on various dementia topics for Justus Senior Living staff and for other community organizations. Christina is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Social Work.
- Allegra Sorley, MM, MT-BCRegional Music Therapist
Allegra Sorley is a board-certified music therapist and Neurologic Music Therapist with extensive experience in piano performance. Allegra brings the joy of music to Justus Senior Living communities with monthly piano concerts and group music opportunities for residents. She also provides weekly group music therapy sessions, hosts monthly music appreciation classes and leads a resident chorus. Allegra graduated from Roosevelt University – Chicago College of Performing Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance and later from Ohio University with a Master’s degree in Piano Performance.
Standing the Test of Time
For over a century, the Justus name has been synonymous with quality craftsmanship and value. As real estate brokers, homebuilders and senior housing experts, the various Justus companies have been a part of the history of Indianapolis.
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