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Caring for the community


Our team is composed of highly qualified and experienced individuals who are passionate about providing supportive care in an inspiring environment. They take the time to connect with community members and their families because the better they know the residents, the better equipped they are to monitor and positively affect their health, well-being and safety. From living options and health services to events and dining, if you have questions, they have answers.

Meet the team

Brandon Knauss DSM

Brandon Knauss, Director of Sales and Marketing

Brandon Knauss graduated from St. Ambrose University with a degree in public relations and marketing before joining the Heartis community. With previous experience in a CCRC community, senior living has captured Brandon’s heart, evident in his dedication to making every day exceptional for the community members at Heartis Village Peoria. Families can always rely on Brandon for support and assistance.

Andrea Page VLD

Andrea Page, Vibrant Life® Director

Andrea Page serves as the Vibrant Life® director at Heartis, where she has found her second home over the past two years. When she’s not at Heartis, Andrea can be found cheering on her daughter as she performs with the Illinois Valley Central High School color guard, showcasing her commitment to both work and family.

Rissa Satterlee RCC

Rissa Satterlee, Resident Care Coordinator

With 12 years of experience in healthcare, Rissa Satterlee is passionate about her role as Resident Care coordinator at Heartis. Her favorite aspect of Heartis is working closely with residents and their families, ensuring their needs are met with compassion and care. In her free time, Rissa enjoys shopping, cooking and quality time with her family.

Troy Jensen BSD

Troy Jensen, Building Services Director

Troy Jensen is the Building Services director at Heartis, where he cherishes his role in maintaining a comfortable environment for residents. Outside of work, Troy enjoys camping adventures with his wife and their beloved dog PJ. An avid Harley rider, he also treasures moments spent with family, including his newest family member, his great-granddaughter born in 2024.

John Finney CSD headshot

John Finney, Culinary Services Director

John Finney serves as the Culinary Services director for Heartis Peoria. His passion for seniors started in his youth, when he shoveled snow for elderly neighbors in his Peoria community. A native of Peoria, he attended Woodruff High School before pursuing his passions in psychology and art at Eureka College.

With over two decades of culinary experience, including eight years dedicated to senior communities, Chef John finds immense joy in serving the Heartis Peoria community. Every day, he crafts entrées infused with his passion and love, bringing happiness to residents three times a day, seven days a week.