Meet Our Team

Although our campus is made from bricks and mortar like all other buildings, it is the staff that really make the difference when caring for your loved ones. Our staff is committed to two simple things, creating a clean and friendly environment for our residents and guests. Adopting the philosophy of maximizing the strengths of each individual, our leadership team members each bring a wealth of experience to our community. Please let us introduce you to some of the staff who will help you make the key decisions in selecting the right apartment and care that best meets the needs of you or your loved one.

The Glenn Minnetonka

(612) 503-9564

5300 Woodhill Rd Minnetonka, MN 55345

Shanna Swanson, Campus Administrator

Shanna began her career working with seniors when she graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in health care administration from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. From there she became the director of an adult day center, obtained her license as a nursing home administrator and went into skilled nursing, and now into senior housing. She has over 13 years of leadership experience working with seniors and is passionate about improving the quality of life for the older adults she serves. Shanna also holds a master's degree in holistic health studies from St. Catherine University. Additionally, she recently earned her housing-with-services management certificate through LeadingAge, whose mission is to "transform and enhance the experience of aging." Shanna joined the team at The Glenn Minnetonka in 2015.

Campus administrator
Office manager

Cheri Boeser, Office Manager

Cheri has been working at The Glenn Minnetonka since the doors opened in November of 2011. She says the best part of her job is building relationships with the residents and connecting with the various visitors and families on a daily basis. Cheri has over 35 years of experience working in communications, administration, and human resources in both the corporate setting and senior living environment.

Karen Mandile, Marketing Director

Karen has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit, hospital, and senior housing organizations. She originally opened The Glenn Minnetonka in 2011, but left in 2014 to relocate to North Carolina to be closer to family. Less than a year later Karen returned to Minnesota to open another senior care facility, and when the marketing position re-opened at The Glenn, Karen applied and was quickly re-hired. Karen has extensive experience in the senior housing market and is an asset to The Glenn Minnetonka! She has a passion for seniors and assisting them in navigating through the correct path to call home, whether that lifestyle choice is independent living, assisted living, memory care, or care suites that is right for each individual senior.

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Resident services director

Cindy Ehlen, Resident Services Director

Cindy has over 15 years of experience working in marketing and quality of life programming for older adults. Her career in senior housing started working as an intergenerational coordinator and program director for an adult day program in the Twin Cities. Following that, Cindy worked as a resident services director, creating quality of life programs for residents in assisted and independent living. Cindy graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus with a degree in family social science with an emphasis in family counseling & aging. Additionally, Cindy has 9 years of sales and marketing experience aligning older adults with services they need within and outside the community.

Frank Taylor, RN, Director of Nursing

Frank is the newest addition to the The Glenn Minnetonka team.  He has experience as a Director of Nursing or Clinical Consultant for the last 17 years, and has also been a charge nurse, nurse supervisor, nurse manager, and shift nurse in long term care/skilled nursing since 1984. He served in the United States Army as a Morse Code Intercept Operator and is a graduate of Northwestern Chiropractic College in Bloomington, MN.

Activities director

Alissa Tierney, Community Life and Volunteer Director

Alissa graduated with a degree in Recreational Therapy from Winona State University in 2005 and has been working with the senior population professionally since 2003. She first started in an adult day center as a college student and then moved into a long term care/skilled nursing setting for 10 years. Alissa loves her days here at The Glenn Minnetonka where she gets to experience a whole new style of serving the older adult community. Alissa's passion is to make sure that the people she serves recognize and live the highest quality of life in the most fun and rewarding ways possible. She strives to make each day meaningful, happy, and full of laughter & joy for the residents who live at The Glenn Minnetonka.

Paul Retterath, Director of Maintenance

Paul has been Director of Maintenance at The Glenn Minnetonka since 2012. Paul has over three decades of maintenance experience, starting as an ASE certified auto mechanic 20+ years ago and then later promoted to Service Manager and Store Manager for an auto company. Over the last 13 years, his knowledge and technical experience has expanded into multi-family and senior housing.

Paul maintains a safe and beautiful environment for all residents while providing daily oversight and leadership of all aspects of facilities maintenance at The Glenn Minnetonka, including fire and life safety systems. Paul's friendly and helpful demeanor puts residents at ease as he prides himself in personally assisting the desires of each resident, making them his top priority.

Director of Maintenance
Director of pastoral care

Deacon Jim McDonald, D.MIN, Director of Pastoral Care

Deacon Jim works in partnership with Father Beckman with our sister campus, The Glenn Hopkins. Deacon Jim has a BA from DePaul University in Chicago, Masters of Arts in Theology from the University of St. Thomas, Masters of Arts from Alfred Adler Graduate School, and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Deacon Jim McDonald’s ministry work includes four years with Holy Name of Jesus in Medina, 16 years at St. Therese Deephaven and six years at St. Hubert’s in Chanhassen prior to joining the ministry here at The Glenn. Deacon Jim has worked at The Glenn Minnetonka since the doors opened in November 2011.

Father Marty Beckman, Pastoral Care

Father Marty Beckman has been a part of The Glenn Catholic Senior Communities since 2005 faithfully serving as presiding minister at our campus and our sister campus in Hopkins. Father Beckman is a native of Nebraska and spent his early career in Omaha. In 1958 Father Beckman was ordained in the Benedictine order. He taught theology and Latin language to his school students. Father Beckman came to the Twin Cities in 1973 and began his Archdiocesan work serving at St. Joseph’s in Hopkins, St. Therese Deephaven, All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville and St. John Vianney in St. Paul.