Amber Ridge Assisted Living | Moline, IL - Assisted Living

Our Staff

Amber Ridge Assisted Living

Cindy Navarro 
Executive Director

Cindy has been with Amber Ridge since 2008 and she has been the Executive Director since 2010. She enjoys every aspect of her position from the personal relationships she builds with the residents, watching her team grow and flourish and become a family to the challenging business end of it all. “Every day is an adventure and it is so fulfilling”.  While in Cindy’s “free time”, her husband Terrance, children Malia and Taylor and her two grandsons Alex and Atticus make for a complete and happy life.

Stephanie Butler
Community Relations Director

Stephanie has been with Amber Ridge since 2015. She has been working in the health care industry for 13 years, the last 10 years in sales and marketing.  Stephanie brings with her a compassion for seniors. She really knows how to “get in there” and help seniors discover how to maximize their quality of life while in the most independent setting as possible. Stephanie loves getting to meet new families and learning about their life stories. Stephanie is the proud parent of a son, Brogan.

Angela Daniels
Lifestyle360 Director

Angela has been a certified Activity Director since 2003. She has been with Amber Ridge since 2011. Angela loves using her creativity and imagination to engage the residents daily. Angela finds the Lifestyle360 program to be a useful tool and a wonderful way to promote positive choices in activities of daily living. Her favorite part of the job is being able to make a difference in the lives of our seniors. When on her free time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and hunting for antiques.

Karen Collins
Resident Services Director

Karen has been a Registered nurse for almost 22 years. She worked as a Labor & Delivery Nurse for the first 14 years. She moved on to work as a hospice nurse and found her true calling: working with seniors! As the Resident Service Director here at Amber Ridge Assisted Living Karen says, “It has been a delightful transition being able to work with the Residents and staff here!” Making people smile or cheering people up is her specialty. When not at work, Karen spends most of her time with family. Her husband John, 3 adult children, and 2 super sweet grand babies. They are a very close family and enjoy eating dinners together, outings with the kids, and vacations on the beach.

Ed VanWychen
Maintenance Director

Ed is a new member of the team, joining us in 2016. Ed has spent the last 13 years as the head of maintenance at Kaplan College. Ed has shown to be a very dedicated and detail oriented team member. Ed also heads up the transportation for our residents. In his spare time Ed has plenty to keep him busy with his wife, three children and four grandchildren. 


Mike Reeh
Executive Chef

Born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois, Chef Mike Reeh completed his training at the Culinary Institute and spent 20 years with the Heart of America Restaurants and Inns. He owned and operated his own upscale dining restaurant, was one of the first Certified Executive Chefs in the Quad Cities, and was the featured chef on “Paula Sands Live” for six years.  When not in the kitchen, Chef Mike enjoys spending time with his two children.

Carissa-Huber-edit.jpgCarissa Huber
Business Office Manager

Carissa began her professional career as a caregiver and transitioned to a business office roll 8 years ago. She started with Amber Ridge in the spring of 2018 and we couldn’t be happier to have her.  Carissa is fantastic at building a team atmosphere and enjoys visiting with the many residents, friends and family at Amber Ridge.  She loves that “Every day brings something new and no two are ever the same!” During her spare time she loves spending time with her two young children, Addison, and Finn and her husband Josh.