Brooking Park Uniquely Caring Staff – Assisted Living

A living experience nothing short of exceptional

Brooking Park’s 250 Uniquely Caring staff members take pride in their work.

We hope our residents and their families enjoy reading about our Community Leadership Team pictured below — we are always looking for ways to improve our 5-Star community, and we appreciate any and all feedback.

Meet The Community Leadership Team

Tony Altobella

Tony Altobella

Executive Director

Tony has dedicated his career to serving seniors, primarily in the St. Louis area, and he is very excited to lead the team at Brooking Park. He has managed award winning communities and has developed dynamic senior care programs. Tony has long admired the quality services at Brooking Park and will work hard to continue that rich tradition.

Aubrey Price

Aubrey Price

Director of Quality Services

Aubrey received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing after attending UMSL. Aubrey has been working in long-term care for 10 years. She specialized in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care. When she’s not working, Aubrey takes care of her 3 daughters and coaches softball. She enjoys working with seniors and wants to continue to improving their quality of life and honoring their legacy.

Courtney West

Courtney West

Life Enrichment Coordinator

Courtney received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a focus in Health Administration from Truman State University in 2018. Courtney is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She began her career in long-term care as an intern for St. Andrew’s in 2016 & 2017. Currently, Courtney works as a coordinator on the Memory Care floor and leads the transportation department. She is excited for her future at Brooking Park and St. Andrew’s.

Lauren Roemerman

Lauren Roemerman

Director of Nursing

Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing after attending Maryville University in 2008. She began her career on the Med Surg Unit at Barnes, later transferring to management at an urgent care. She started her career in long-term care in 2014 and joined the Brooking Park family in 2017. When Lauren is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and her pup Louise. She is excited to continue her work at Brooking Park focusing her energy on improving the quality of life for our residents!

Mary Levinson

Mary Levinson

Director of Rehabilitation Services

Mary is a St. Louis native and attended Saint Louis University where she earned in degree in Physical Therapy. Mary has been at Brooking Park since April 2014. She has been working in geriatrics for the over 20 years and has experience in a variety of settings. Mary oversees the Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy at all levels of care at Brooking Park and The Willows.

Tatjana Pilakovic

Tatjana Pilakovic

Director of Life Enrichment

Tatjana joined the Activities Department at Brooking Park in 2000 and has been the Department Director for the last 6 years. She takes pride in organizing social events for the residents and helps them keep a consistent routine of Tai-Chi, chair yoga, art, music, and reminiscence therapies. She also started a speaker series with knowledge individuals present on a specific topic to start conversations with our residents. In addition to organizing activities at Brooking Park, Tatjana also organizes outings for the residents to the History Museum, Art Museum, St. Louis Symphony, Stages, Botanical Gardens and any other places that residents wish to go.

Rev Jake Denap

Rev Jake Denap

Chaplain

Rev Jacob DeNap is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. A native of southern Illinois, he studied at Duke University and the Chicago Theological Seminary, and completed a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Previously, Jake has worked as a chaplain in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and in Hospice/Palliative Care and served congregations in the Chicago and St Louis suburbs. Jake lives in St Louis city with his beloved spouse and children. He has a special interest in healthcare ethics, poetry, and the ways we create community. Occasionally, he is good at jokes.

Phil Noe

Phil Noe

Director of Culinary Services

Phil delights in providing residents with a top-quality dining experience equal to the ones seen by patrons at some of the top restaurants where he used to work. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he enjoys sharing his love of Italian cooking and seafood, reminding him of his large Italian family where food is everything.

Brenda Ballentine

Brenda Ballentine

Human Resource Director

After earning her Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Brenda has spent the next 20 years in various Human Resource roles for companies such as Edwards Jones, Legacy Pharmaceutical and Metso Minerals. She enjoys sharing a friendly smile or enlightening conversation with residents, and creating wonderful experiences at Brooking Park.

Marcia Egilsrud

Marcia Egilsrud

Business Office Manager

Marcia graduated from UMSL with an Accounting Degree and has been a part of the Brooking Park family for over 19 years. She loves her job and tries to exemplify the St. Andrew’s mission every day.

Holly Wiseman

Holly Wiseman

Director of Environmental Services

Originally from Chicago, Holly has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Evansville. She has lived in St. Louis for the past 20 years, enjoying a long career in hotel management prior to joining the Brooking Park family. She enjoys getting to know the residents and their families, who are some of the nicest people she has ever met in her career.