ECOJC Leadership Team

Chris Osborn

Chris Osborn, RN, MBA, LACHA - Chief Executive Officer

Chris has 15 very active years in long-term care. He knows first hand, from experience, the role of a CNA, Charge Nurse, Quality Assurance Coordinator, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Director of Nursing. Contributory achievements include public speaking and training, course development, team building, financial management, systems development and implementation, and focus on regulatory issues. He has spoken about Culture Change and Leadership for American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Pioneer Network, American College of Health Care Administrators, Missouri Association of Homes for the Aging, Utah Health Care Association, and Johnson County Community College.

In April 2002 Provider magazine published an article on pain management that he co-authored. Then in 2005 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid cited the article in the newly revised “Guidance to Surveyors” and posted the article on the “Sharing Innovations in Quality” web repository. He has been very active in bringing culture change to long-term care and has worked with the national Green House Organization to bring a new model of caregiving to Kansas. Contact Chris: by phone at (913) 477-8227.

Chris Osborn

Gene Howe - Chief Financial Officer

Gene joined Evergreen Living Innovations in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer.  He is a certified public accountant and has held the position of director and CFO in other non-profit organizations.  His alma mater is Kansas State University where he graduated with a major in Accounting.  

Gene may be contacted by phone at (913) 477-8772.


Jamie ParedesJamie Paredes - Administrator/Executive Director of Evergreen Community

Jamie is the Executive Director/Administrator of Evergreen Community of Johnson County in Olathe, KS.  She was the Assistant Administrator and Director of Quality of Life at Evergreen prior to her current role.  Jamie also has experience as a Regional Consultant overseeing multiple senior living communities in the Midwest.  She obtained her Masters in Social Work and was employed in the area of psychiatric services before pursuing her passion to serve seniors. 

Contact Jamie: email at or by phone at (913) 477-8235.


JustineLisa Orscheln - Director of Human Resources

Lisa Orscheln is the Director of Human Resources for Evergreen Living Innovations, Inc. She comes to Evergreen with over 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resources and Training & Development.  Originally from Southern California, she has developed her skill set in range of industries that include education, health care, marketing and manufacturing.  Lisa is fluent in Spanish and has used her bilingual abilities in all areas of her career. 

Contact Lisa: email at or by phone at (913) 477-8206.


JustineJustine Ogdon - Director of Community and Life Enhancement

Justine has worked in long-term care since 2004, when she began her work in this field as an activities assistant. Justine obtained a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas and Master’s of Social Work from University of Missouri – Kansas City. She began her journey at Evergreen Community in 2010 as a Life Coach for Country Lane, the memory care neighborhood. She transitioned to the role of Director of Quality of Life in 2012 and now serves as the Director of Community and Life Enhancement.

Contact Justine: email at or by phone at (913) 477-8212.


ErikErik Wray - Director of Quality of Life

Erik started at Evergreen in June, 2012 as a Kansas State University Social Work practicum student. After completing his practicum, he took on the role of Life Coach for the Country Lane neighborhood. Erik quickly fell in love with Evergreen's philosophy of person centered care and residents on the memory care neighborhood. Erik has a passion for helping others, especially individuals with dementia. Erik received Dementia Certification in June 2014 and continues to pursue education for dementia care.

Contact Erik:  email at or by phone at (913) 477-8272.



Wendi Patillo - Director of Health

Wendi began at Evergreen at the beginning of 2018. She has been working in long-term care since 1997 when she started as a CNA. Her twenty years of expereince includes working in admissions, laundry, marketing, dietary, spending time as a CMA, LPN, and RN. Wendi attended Johnson County Community College and Park University. She lives in Olathe with her family, including her husband and two very active sons.

Contact Wendi:  email at or by phone at (913) 477-8239.



Rebecca Shafer - Registered Dietitian

Rebecca grew up in East Texas and moved to Kansas City in 2015. She attended Baylor University for Nutrition Sciences and completed a Master’s Degree and Dietetic Internship at Stephen F. Austin University. Rebecca enjoys walking her dog and playing piano. When it comes to nutrition Rebecca says, “I strongly believe in developing a relationship with each person in order work towards nutrition goals. When trust is established with the resident, I can use my time and knowledge to help them reach those goals and be comfortable with their nutrition."

Contact Rebecca:  email at or by phone at (913) 477-8223.


EddieEddie Campbell - Director of Maintenance and Transportation

Eddie oversees Maintenance, Transportation and Laundry along with working on our Safety Committee. 

Contact Eddie: email at or by phone at (913) 477-8297.