Ron Johnson, M.D., provides clients with psychiatric evaluations and consultations along with monitoring medications and symptom reduction. Dr. Johnson attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, where he also completed his residency in general psychiatry. He is also Board Certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Johnson's experience in Geriatric Psychiatry allows him to be well versed in the specific mental health needs of the Senior Life Solutions clients.
Susie Devoy, RN has been a registered nurse for over 14 years working with the geriatric population with experience in behavioral health. As Program Director, she expresses how it is an awarding experience, “Too many times our senior adults are over-looked. Symptoms that some consider a natural part of aging are actually the symptoms of anxiety or depression, robbing seniors of the quality of life that they deserve. People often forget how much wisdom older adults have to offer, but one must remember that where we are, they have been, and where we are going, they are now. Working with our local senior clients is a true blessing, as I am able to witness positive changes in those who have made our wonderful community what it is today.”
Blair Heisner, RN, has worked as Senior Life Solution’s Registered Nurse over the past four years, along with having four years of experience working with the geriatric population.
“I enjoy working at Senior Life Solutions very much. The staff and clients make every day enjoyable. I look forward to the next day to see who I can help bring hope back into their lives.”
Andrea Shupe, MSW, LCSW has been a Master’s level social worker for 15 years and has had her Clinical Social Work licensure for 13 years. She has experience in medical social work and behavioral mental health.
“This program offers a wonderful opportunity for its clients to grow and adjust to life’s challenges in a caring and safe environment. It is very rewarding to work in an environment where you can see positive changes in your clients and know that you are making a difference in their lives. The entire staff is warm and welcoming and I’m honored to be a part of such a wonderful program,” stated Andrea Shupe, MSW, LCSW.
Lauren Griswold, MSW, began working at FMH Senior Life Solutions as a Social Service Student intern until she finished her Bachelors in Social Work. At the completion of her Bachelors she served as the Social Service Liaison, and this summer completed her Master’s level placement and now serves as the FMH Senior Life Solutions Therapist.
“I enjoy working at Senior Life Solutions because I am able to see first hand the progress that is made in these individuals. It’s almost like I have seen each client grow into a different person from their depressed state at admission to their new outlook on life the day of their graduation, and that is what I enjoy the most,” stated Lauren Griswold, MSW.
Unit Clerk/Transporation Coordinator
Susan Renshaw, SLS Unit Clerk has worked with seniors the past 3 ½ years and greatly enjoys the face to face interactions with them. Susan is married, has two daughters and a 6 month old grandson. She is a graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics/Consumer Affairs area.
Susan Renshaw, SLS Unit Clerk states, "I enjoy working with seniors because they offer valuable information and life experiences which one can learn from."
Pictured is Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solution Team, Lauren Griswold, MSW, Blair Heisner, RN, Susie Devoy, RN, Stephanie Jenkins, and Andrea Shupe, MSW, LCSW.