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The Dolan Team

Dolan Memory Care Homes’ leadership team is comprised of highly experienced professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality of life for our Residents and their families. If you’d like to join our team, apply now.

Tim Dolan


Steve Vicalvi LNHA

Director of Operations

Allison Dolan-Boschert, NP-BC

Nurse Consultant and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Toni Dewhirst

Resident Care Coordinator

Sandi Antalick, ADC

Activities Director

Kendra Shelton, RN

Administrator Les Maisons

Angi Pettis, LPN

Administrator at Waterford Crossing

Stephanie Little

Les Maisons Family Support Coordinator

Mindy Schmittgens, MSW

Office Manager

Brigit Spruill

Administrative Assistant

Shannon Sobeck

Family Support Coordinator at Original 5

Ranada Conners

Dementia Trainer

Natasha Raines, CMT

Family Support Coordinator at Waterford

Cierra Stewart

Dementia Trainer

Cyndi McWhorter

Director of Education

Yolonda Fisher

Nurse Manager Trainer

Amanda Declue
Amanda DeClue

Staffing Coordinator

Max Ferrugia

Family Support Coordinator at Waterford

Justin Brown

Director of Maintenance

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“As long as people have a need, and I can provide a place, I’ll keep doing it.”

-Tim Dolan, Founder

A person residing in a dementia care center near Clayton, MO

Tim Dolan

Tim Dolan saw a challenge that needed to be addressed: care for those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease – Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s which is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. The numbers are staggering and at present there is no cure. As an innovator, Tim has been involved in memory care for over 25 years. He has had significant influence in changing the perception of the disease along with fostering vast improvement in resources that are now available to families.

Dolan Memory Care Homes (DMCH) specializes in the care of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. DMCH are not a wing or a floor in a skilled facility, or a new building on a large campus; but rather small households within residential communities accommodating ten or fewer residents. When Tim built his first home in 1993 there were very few placement options available for families. As a consumer himself, he was shocked by the limited long term care choices available to families struggling with the disease which at the time were merely locked down wards within conventional nursing homes.

Steve Vicalvi

Dolan Memory Care Homes “unique and innovative approach to dementia care” guided Steve to join the team in 2020. Steve leads his peers through example. Steve is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and help out in any way—from offering guidance and leadership to nurses and care partners to providing direct care with residents. During college, Steve was instrumental in taking care of his grandmother in her home, who suffered from dementia.

His hands-on-care for his family member sparked his interest to pursue health care. He started in medical records and shortly after, he began an administrator in training program. Steve has a wide range of experience working in assisted living, intermediate care facilities and skilled nursing facilities. He is originally from Illinois and moved to St. Louis about 10 years ago. While he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family and daughter, reading, and playing golf.

Allison Dolan-Boschert

Allison has been with the company over 15 years. She was a Care Partner, an Activities Director, a Nurse Manager, and now works primarily in admissions as Nurse Consultant. “Some days I’m Allison, other days Angie, occasionally a daughter or an old neighbor, and it’s all okay.” With a little imagination and flexibility, Allison highlights the importance of stepping into a resident’s reality.

She recalls a time with a resident who, almost every afternoon around the same time, wanted to pick up her children off the school bus. “We would tidy the house by sweeping the floor and folding towels, and prepare a snack for the children. By the time we were finished, Betty was not concerned with picking up her children. What sets Dolan apart from other memory care centers are the little things: We want to know how our residents prefer their coffee, what time do they rise in the morning, what are they proud of, and what makes them smile. Ultimately, it’s the details, which makes Dolan successful in memory care. “Living at Dolan is the ultimate customer service experience, we are wrong, and the folks that live here are always right. We create a safe environment, so we can take away the No’s. It is empowering for the residents to be independent again.” Allison obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Chemistry at University of Missouri-Columbia. Additionally, she received her Bachelor of Nursing and her Masters of Nursing as an Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College, where she achieved an Academic Excellence Award. In 2018, she was recognized in Jewish Light as a Woman in Business.

Toni Dewhirst

Even in nursing school, Toni “always gravitated toward the older people, because they appreciate you so much”. After stints as Director of Nursing at conventional nursing facilities, she learned about Tim Dolan’s cozy, nonclinical approach, with 6 to 11 Residents per home.

When you know your patient that well – you know what they need.” At Dolan Memory Care Homes Toni oversees care for Residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related disorders. The “Dolan Difference” is that the residents enjoy a restrain-free environment that is considerate of their wants and needs. By removing limits, restrictions and the word “NO”, residents feel more comfortable and exhibit less negative behaviors. It’s about what they can do, not what they can’t do. It’s amazing too, when we open up all the possibilities, what you can actually do with folks who have dementia. Who else would take 90 folks with dementia to a Prom! Life with Dementia can be meaningful and enjoyable. Families can stay intact and still have relationships as time goes on. This is what I enjoy most about my work at Dolan.

Sandi Antalick

Sandi came to the role of activities in long-term care through community service projects with the Girl Scout troops she led. While working as a Legal Secretary she went back to school to take classes in the field of activities. She started her career in 2001 as an Activity Assistant. Three years later she was promoted to Activity Director. Sandi joined Dolan Memory Care Homes in 2013 as Activities Director.

She is responsible for planning and implementing activities at each of the households. She schedules monthly events and entertainers for each house and composes a newsletter of activities for the Residents’ families. She is part of the team implementing and leading the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) program in the houses. Sandi has an Associate degree in Human Services from St. Louis Community College. She is a Missouri Certified Activity Director and a National Certified Activity Director.

Kendra Shelton

Kendra has been a nurse for over 15 years mainly in geriatrics. She has worked in pediatrics too. She feels, “nursing is my purpose in life.” Kendra takes care of people like how she would treat her own family. When compared to other long term communities, she loves the intimacy at Dolan, “working at nursing homes you may have over 100 residents in a facility, but you do not know them as well as you do at Dolan.” In her free time, she enjoys spending quiet time alone and watching her grandson. She proudly shares, “Being a grandparent is the best thing in the world.” She hopes to travel to Europe and cruise around to different cities.

Angi Pettis

Angi comes to us with many years of experience in the long term care setting. She began her journey at the age of sixteen working in the dietary department of a nursing home in her hometown of Washington, MO. Two years later she began her nursing career as a certified nursing assistant. While her family was still very young, she decided to go to school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

She worked as an LPN in a long-term care community in Washington, MO from 2003-2016 then took a job as a Clinical Nurse Leader in a community in St. Louis County. Soon after starting this new job, she was quickly promoted to the Director of Health Services for the Assisted Living and the Assisted Living Memory Care neighborhoods.

Only three years later, Angi became a LNHA (Licensed Nursing Home Administrator).

Stephanie Little

Stephanie’s experience with Dolan started in 2013 when her grandmother moved in as a resident, leading her to decide to dedicate her career path to memory care and chose Dolan as the site of her internship in 2015. She spent the summer of 2016 as a care partner, and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Human and Family Development and a minor in Psychology in 2017. She spent two years as Memory Care Coordinator at another facility, but decided to return to Dolan due to missing the person-centered model and work environment that Dolan exhibited. She spent the last two years as the Assistant Director of the Activities Department, and is now excited to have started her journey as the Family Support Coordinator of the Les Mansion neighborhood.

Mindy Schmittgens

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated with a Master of Social Work (MSW) at Saint Louis University with a specialization in Gerontology.

I graduated from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. I didn’t know when I began my social work education where it would lead me until both of my grandmothers were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s only a couple years apart. While it had quite a toll on my family and myself, I stepped up and was the main point of contact and very involved in their care; this is where I found my passion. I spent so much time in their assisted living facilities that I was on first name bases with staff, residents, and other family members, often planning and engaging in activities and events with them. Although these were some of the most trying times for me and my family, they were also some of the most rewarding and memorable.

Brigit Spruill

Brigit has been in the healthcare field for over 30 years working as a charge CMT most of the time. Before then, I was a Manager at Rally’s for 4 years. Supervising a crew of 6 staff members. I love that the owner of Dolan Tim had a vision, and went with the plan to help others. Sacrificing for others is not easy. I also share the same vision. He is involved! All the years I have worked, I never experienced the owner being so involved. Great way of Leading. I have an Associate of Science Degree in Business, Social Service Designee in Long-Term Care Facilities. Manager Certificate, Mentor and Leadership Certificate.I like to volunteer, read, clean, and learn new things in my free time. I collect items for the homeless, church pantries and shelters. I mentor children, young adults, women and men. I lead a prayer group every week. A fun fact to me is paying for someone’s meal behind you in a drive-thru. I would like to travel to Italy. I have never been on a plane.

Shannon Sobeck

I grew up in Saint Louis and I graduated from Lindbergh High School. Following that, I attended Southeast Missouri State University and graduated with a dual degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a minor in Social Work. Soon after graduating from college, I wanted to take a break from the Midwest and moved to California. Unsure of the career I wanted to pursue but knowing I wanted to be in the helping/social services profession, I entered the field as a case manager working with individuals struggling with being unhoused, substance use, and reentry. Once COVID-19 hit, I was uncertain of what was to come so I returned to my hometown of Saint Louis. Upon returning, I worked with youth as a behavioral therapist for about 3 years. I have an appreciation and passion for working with/helping individuals of all ages and walks of life, so when I came across the opportunity to work with Dolan Memory Care it seemed like a great fit.

I returned to school for my master’s degree in Social Work at Mizzou Online where I am currently a master’s student. I will be graduating with my master’s degree is Spring 2025. 

Outside of work and school, I enjoy spending my time engaging is self-care like Pilates, yoga, taking my dog for walks/hikes, and spending time with family and friends. 

In my time at Dolan Memory Care, I love the person-centered care Dolan Memory Care provides to its residents. I appreciate getting to know my residents on a personal level, getting to know their history and life stories, and getting to spend time with them. I have experience working in various different residential settings, and none of them have felt quite like “home” like Dolan has. 

Natasha Raines

Natasha has been a part of Dolan’s team as a care partner since 2003. She has worked at several Dolan homes and has informally been a mentor to new care partners. At Dolan, she has worked at 3 different homes. A previous supervisor encouraged her to apply to Dolan in 2003. Her favorite aspect of Dolan is the ability to spend one on one with residents, noting she wouldn’t have this luxury at other long term care communities. She appreciates the time to build relationships through hand holding and asking about their past. She understands this investment builds trust. Natasha also loves the family oriented feel. Natasha is originally from Illinois. Her family and friends describe her as “a go-getter with a big heart.” Natasha enjoys a challenge and often does for others before herself. She has two sons and is also a foster parent to many fortunate children. In her her free time, she enjoys spending time outside in nature, walking in state parks, and shopping.

Cyndi McWhorter

Cyndi has been in the nursing field for over 25 years in rehab, as a MDS, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Supervisor, and Admissions/Discharges. Cyndi joined Dolan in 2012 as a Nurse Manager at Clermont. During her career at Dolan, she has also worked as a Weekend Nurse and has recently become a Nurse Manager Trainer. What she loves most about Dolan is the small atmosphere, and having “one on one time with families and residents.” She points out this is a big difference between bigger facilities and appreciates “the extra time to help out a resident or family member.” Cyndi’s extensive experience and management skills makes her a great fit as an educator for new nurses. Cyndi’s light-hearted personality and great sense of humor create a fun work environment. Cyndi is flexible and rolls with the punches! Cyndi is originally from Michigan and moved to St. Louis for family. She has one son and four grandchildren–Daymion, Justice, Rylee, and Jaxon. Her grandchildren love coming to work to visit residents and conduct activities. In her free time, you may find Cyndi on a cruise or traveling. With her adventurous spirit, it is no surprise, she loves attending festivals and hiking.

Amanda DeClue

Amanda has only had two employers her entire life! She began at Marymount Nursing Home for 22 years. First 15 years, she served as a certified nurse’s aid and was promoted to human resources for almost 8 years. She has been proudly nominated for the extraordinary caregiver award through Voyce. Her mom suffers from dementia allowing her to appreciate the disease on a personal level.  At Dolan, she trained and worked as a care partner at the Galway home before her promotion as Staffing Coordinator. Amanda goes the extra mile with providing care, like applying lipstick for the ladies! Amanda is a proud mom of three children: 2 at home and 1 in heaven. Her oldest will become a dietician soon and her youngest son graduates this year. She has two dogs. She hopes one day to travel to Niagara Falls.

Max Ferrugia

Max has spent a majority of his career in the restaurant industry and hospitality management. He has a culinary degree and further obtained a BS in education. He initially became acquainted with Dolan for an internship through UMSL. Through his internship, he was surprised how much he enjoyed interacting with the residents. He felt he had more of a sense of purpose than when he was a chef. He worked in activities after he graduated. You could always find Max taking a resident for a walk! The best part about Max is he is always looking to grow and learn more. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors fishing and hiking. He has plan to travel to the National Parks. A fun fact about Max is he has seen Phish in concert 29 times!

Justin Brown

I started with Dolan Memory Care Homes in November of 2021. I have been in healthcare for a little over 5 years now and I absolutely love working with and for our residents. I currently reside in Freeburg, Illinois with my wife Carrie and kids, Nicholas and Ella and our dog Tabasco.

I was in Residential HVAC from 2000-2008. I got into maintenance in 2009 with Duke Realty out here in St. Louis. Then in 2017, I started in healthcare and never looked back. When I’m not at work, I enjoy fishing, hunting, and playing golf. I also enjoy St. Louis Cardinal baseball. Go Cards!!