Generations at Regency has a great staff. When you visit or tour Generations at Regency, you will have the opportunity to meet members of our leadership and management team. Please make a point to stop in or introduce yourself while you are visiting our community. Our staff loves to meet the families and friends of our residents and guests.
Director of Nursing
With a background in education, Cydney Mendoza is a natural fit as the captain of Regency’s nursing department.
The director of nursing’s primary task is to continuously assess the quality of Regency’s programs and make improvements where possible. One of Cydney’s main areas of focus is staff training and developemnt.
“The skill in it is the ability to get the information across, where you get people excited about learning,” Cydney said. “I enjoy the teaching part, because my background is in education.”
A native of Chicago, Cydney studied teaching at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She entered the field of nursing after her mother began a battle with cancer; at the hospital where her mother received treatment, Cyd studied how the nurses treated their patients as whole people, not room occupants. She brings this attentiveness to Regency.
Director of Admissions
Having started her education in nursing school, Katie Bryan knows better than most about the emotions and the families that come with the paperwork she processes.
“It’s about being able to help them through that process,” she said.
A native of Schaumburg, Katie is the admissions director for Generations at Regency. As the new residents’ guide through all the forms and papers, she speaks with hospital representatives, walks families through their options, helps coordinate roommate arrangements and more.
Katie expected to work in the most hands-on side of skilled care, and started her education at Harper College’s school of nursing. She found an appeal in the power of moving data and files around, earned a master’s degree in health care management.
“When you’re able to make a transition like this easier for someone, it makes you feel like you’ve done what you’re supposed to do,” Katie said.
When not doing that, Katie is likely to be found with her husband and son at their cabin in northern Wisconsin.
Marketing and Community Relations
Anna will celebrate 10 years at Generations at Regency in March 2018. At regency she started as a coordinator and progressed to marketing and communications relations, as well as overseeing the Polish program. The Polish Program ran by Anna at Regency entails using her native language to coordinate with residents and families helping Polish residents feel right at home. She also coordinates programs that honor Polish traditions; oversee the celebrations of national and religious holidays; contributes to the Polish food menus and coordinates social groups for the Polish community.
Anna reflects on her position, “I enjoy working with various people and making their life better. I love engaging with my community and letting them know about Regency and how we can benefit them.”
She received her law degree in Poland and in her spare time she loves walking, exercising, reading and traveling.