Our Team

Our Directors

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Michele Engelbach
Chief Executive Officer
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Michele Engelbach has had a passion for elder care since working as a nursing assistant in a nursing home over 35 years ago.  She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Gerontology degree and has been caring for Elders her entire career.  Michele arrived at The Ohio Eastern Star Home in May of 2012 as an interim Chief Executive Officer and was quickly captivated by the caliber of the staff and their commitment to providing the very best care to their residents.  In July Michele was appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve as Chief Executive Officer of The Ohio Eastern Star Home.  Prior to The Ohio Eastern Star Home, Michele served as the Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for over 10 years at Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, Westminster-Thurber Campus in Columbus, Ohio.   Michele continues to be dedicated to changing the paradigm of long term care and is passionate about de-institutionalizing nursing homes and instead creating HOME for our residents and elders.  The newly built Esther Buchwald Neighborhoods reflect that belief and Michele is proud to bring to the Knox County community a new philosophy of caring for elders while continuing to enrich the lives of all we serve.

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Aaron L. Wilson
Medical Director

Aaron L. Wilson is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University and received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr Wilson completed his Family Medicine Residency at Martin Army Community Hospital in Ft Benning, Georgia and served in the US Army as a physician for 7 years before settling in Knox County in 2013. Dr Wilson practices in an outpatient Family Medicine clinic in Fredericktown, where he also resides with his wife, Jenn, and their 4 children. Dr Wilson has been serving in the capacity of Medical Director at The Ohio Eastern Star Home since 2016 and enjoys building relationships with a family centered and team based focus to improve, restore and sustain the health of our residents.

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Serra Marshall
Administrator
LNHA

Serra graduated with her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and then obtained her master’s degree from Miami University. Upon graduation, she acquired her license and is currently a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Ohio. Serra has been involved in the long-term care field from an early age, when she volunteered with her therapy dog in nursing homes and hospitals. To this day she still holds a strong belief that pet therapy is an important part of an enriched and meaningful lifestyle and can be seen walking the halls with her dog George at her side. As an enthusiastic proponent of person-centered care, Serra is grateful to be a part of The Ohio Eastern Star Home campus, where every member of our team is dedicated to a mission of enriching the lives of all we serve and leading the industry in innovative change.

Brian Briker, Director of Nursing

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Director of Nursing
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Brian received his RN degree from COTC in 2012 and has since found his calling serving the elderly population. He has worked in various facilities around Mount Vernon and the Columbus areas in different settings, including staff nursing and other leadership positions. When he accepted a staff nurse position here at OES Home he knew that he had found a place that he wanted to call home, the environment is like no other that he had ever experienced. He has a goal to continue to encourage the growth of the staff and to build upon the culture that is already in place on the campus of OES Home.  Brian’s passion for mentoring and education with a focus on person-centered care will certainly fit right in at OES Home. His position as Director of Nursing will help to provide the opportunity to attain some of his personal goals and hopefully influence the staff in a positive way.  When he’s not working he enjoys spending his time with his girlfriend Missy, 6 kids, 2 dogs and 1 gecko. 

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Michelle Garcia
Director of Human Resources

Michelle Garcia attended Robert Morris College graduating in 1995 with a Bachelor’s in Human Resources.   The beginning of her career was focused on customer service and she transitioned into human resources in 2004 while serving employees and elders as the HR manager at Anna Maria of Aurora in 2004 and later as Director of Human Resources at The Ohio Eastern Star Home in 2010.   She has a passion for serving and helping people. Michelle focuses on each employee’s needs while creating a warm friendly and inviting atmosphere to work.  She has a passion for learning and continues to grow her knowledge as a leader completing LeadingAge Ohio’s Leadership Academy. She has PHR and SHRM-CP certifications through Society for Human Resource Management. Michelle enjoys life and tries to help each employee find the FUN in all they do.

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Diane Henwood
Director of Development

Professionally, I’ve always had two strings in my bow —work with the elderly and in development. Often this has occurred simultaneously, with employment in both fields. My development background has spanned healthcare and education, including chairing the capital campaigns for Hospice of Knox County, Central Ohio Technical College’s Ariel Hall, and most recently as Development Director at Starting Point Pregnancy Center. I’ve also provided in home care and personal assistance for almost three decades. As Director of Development at The Ohio Eastern Star Home, both healthcare and development aspects are dynamically merged into one and I am thrilled!

Crystal Snell, OESH Director of Marketing

Crystal Snell
Director of Marketing

Crystal has lived in the Mount Vernon area since she was born and still resides close by with her family. Her love for this community has led her to volunteer often. She serves as a Director on The Fredericktown Tomato Show Board as well as the Knox County Board of Realtors. Additionally, she volunteers her time as a member of the Consumer Advocacy Committee and The Winter Sanctuary. Crystal began marketing right out of high school as the General Manager of a limited-service hotel. Over the last 20 years, she has gained valuable experience in customer relations and communications. Her clear ability to make elders and loved ones feel more comfortable about lifestyle changes is an important part of her position here at OESH. She recognizes the difficulty of life’s many transitions and provides a special level of care and compassion while assisting our elders. Crystal is passionate about learning, living, and becoming a big part of the growth and future of OESH!