Jessica’s history and passion lie in the continued enhancement of quality of life for the aging population. Her career began in the hospital setting in Clinical Dietetics, and advanced to a leadership/managerial role as Director of Food Services and Clinical Nutrition. Jessica then became a Licensed Nursing home Administrator in 2014. As administrator, she prides herself on creating a home environment, as well as maintaining safety guidelines to ensure a maximum quality of life for all residents.
Health Care Professionals
Our Health & Rehab Team
Jessica is a registered nurse specializing in geriatric rehabilitation nursing since graduating from Marian University in 2009 with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Jessica joined the Radford Green at Sedgebrook team in 2012 as the nurse liaison in admissions. She works with hospitals and families, reviewing referrals, communicating needs and managing the admission process. Jessica strives to make the transition from home to hospital to Radford Green smooth and enjoyable.
Cherie Clark has performed many roles in the senior care industry since 2013. She joined the Radford Green at Sedgebrook team in January 2018 as the community liaison. Cherie’s primary role includes visiting current and future residents in local hospitals; educating seniors and families; planning events; hospitality training for new employees; and connecting with community chambers, senior centers, churches and businesses.
Kim Akainyah has been part of the Sedgebrook clinical team since 2014. She has worked as the director of nursing for over 24 of her 36 years as a registered nurse. She is passionate about outcomes based on best practice standards, and has been instrumental in sustaining the highest level of nursing care wherever she has worked. Kim received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Northwestern University and is committed to excellence in senior care.
Tiffany Zapata is a licensed practical nurse who specializes in dementia care and geriatric nursing. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, she completed a practical nursing program at Concorde Career College in Aurora, Colorado, in July 2007. Tiffany joined the Radford Green nursing team in December 2009, serving in many different roles within the nursing department. In April 2017, Tiffany advanced into the role of assisted living and memory care manager. This role includes working with residents, family members and staff to create individualized care plans; helping with transitioning into the assisted living setting; providing staff education; and overseeing daily functions of the assisted living department.
Monisha Jain earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Duke University. She worked in a hospital setting in northern Virginia, followed by home health and a sports medicine clinic in New York City that specialized in golf therapy. After several years of managing her own practice in India, Monisha returned to Chicago in 2003 to work as an outpatient therapy manager at Concentra for six years, while simultaneously earning her orthopedic specialization in physical therapy in 2009. Monisha currently manages home health, outpatient and skilled rehabilitation at Sedgebrook.