Our Team

Morningside of Godfrey

Susan Nave
Executive Director

Susan is the Executive Director at Morningside of Godfrey. She has been a part of this building since the doors first opened back in February 2010. She enjoyed her role as the Business Office Manager for over 6 years and was promoted to Executive Director last year. Susan is a highly-talented leader who is very personable and loves getting to know her residents and their families. She is a Godfrey native who left for a time to enjoy the warmer climate of Florida but found that she could not leave behind her love for the beautiful changing of the seasons that Godfrey has to offer. Susan has been happily married for the last 20 years to her husband David Sr. and is the mother of two children, Amanda who is 28 years old and married, and  David Jr. (DJ) who is 8 years old going on 28! She also has a 5 year old granddaughter that she adores and her name is Adelyn. The devotion that Susan has to her husband and children and her passion for seniors keeps her very busy.

Jonna Parker
Lifestyle360 Director

Jonna is the Lifestyle360 Director at Morningside of Godfrey and has been a breath of fresh air since she joined our team this past January! She has worked in the Healthcare industry for over 10 years and has been an Activity Director for 6 of those years. She has a passion for working with seniors and is also Music and Memory certified. She loves coordinating holidays and special events for the residents, families, and the community. When she’s not at work, you can find her spending time with her family and grandkids

Heather-edit.jpgHeather Durham
Director of Resident Care

Heather has been our Director of Resident Care at Morningside of Godfrey for over two years and brings with her several years of experience in the senior living industry.  Heather received her Associates Degree in Nursing in 2009 when she became an RN. She is a very ambitious nurse and is always looking for ways to improve the way we do things. During her previous tenure in a local emergency room department she received an award for implementing pre-hospital lifesaving measures.  Heather loves being a nurse and does not know what she would do if she could not help others. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle, and her two boys, Travis and Jack.  She also loves reading and researching nursing topics of interest. 

KAREN-PIC-2-resize.jpgKaren Duich
Sales Coordinator

Karen is the Sales Counselor here at Morningside and absolutely loves to meet new people! Karen has worked extensively in Senior Living for the last 30 years and seems to know just about everybody in town! She has worked to procure senior housing and services and has been an active voice in seeing to it that qualified seniors received their Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefits. She has also authored over 20 publications on senior issues and concerns. Karen understands the struggles seniors face during transitional times. Her advice to seniors and their caring family members and friends looking for help? Choose someone who has the experience and knowledge to navigate all the options available to seniors now.

Rachael-edit.jpgRachael VonBergen
Business Office Manager

Rachael is new to the Senior Living industry, having joined the team in late 2018, but has discovered it is a very rewarding place to be. Most of her career has been in the customer service and accounting field where she worked for over 25 years.  She has enjoyed bringing that experience to her role at Morningside of Godfrey.  Rachael has never met a stranger and enjoys meeting residents and learning about their life stories. When Rachael is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband James, and children Elizabeth, Jeff and Sierra, as well as her two dogs Paige and Huck!

Kay-edit.jpgKay Powell
Food and Beverage Director 

Kay has over 35 years of experience working in the culinary arts and started her career at the young age of 16!   She started out washing dishes in a restaurant kitchen and worked her way up the ladder to a Director position with Five Star Senior Living. She has a true passion for educating her team and for making the dining experience unforgettable for her residents. Kay enjoys working with her cooks and loves to try new and challenging recipes. She excels at surprising our residents with the soup of the day which is always a favorite. During her free time Kay enjoys spending time with her family, especially her first granddaughter!

Dan-edit.jpgDan Julian
Maintenance Director 

Dan joined the team here at Morningside of Godfrey back in October 2017 and has been enjoying every minute getting to know our residents and meeting their needs!  He is always on the go making sure our community is running smoothly. Dan grew up in Arkansas and joined the Navy after high school where he served four years as a Crypto-logical technician.  After his military service, he entered the building maintenance field and has never looked back.  He has been married for over 20 years and when he’s not here taking care of our residents, he enjoys spending time with friends and family.