Meet our Management Team
Joe Lanenga has served as the Executive Director since 1983. He is responsible to make sure that Bethshan provides excellent, faith based services to all of the great people that call Bethshan “home.” Joe has known many of the people that live at Bethshan for over 40 years. He feels it has been a great blessing to be a part of their lives and to share friendship, joy, sadness, and challenges with the people whom Bethshan is privileged to serve.
Steve is the Director of Finance and has served at Bethshan since 1991. Steve supervises all of the financial activities and records of Bethshan Association and Bethshan Foundation including, but not limited to, general ledger, payroll, human resources, budgets, government reporting, donor records, and resident accounts. In his many years of service at Bethshan he has appreciated the direct care staff who show so much love and concern for each resident. He believes they are truly the heart of our organization.
Valerie is the Director of Nursing and began her work at Bethshan in 1998. Valerie ensures that each person living at Bethshan is receiving high quality nursing services. She believes Bethshan is a place where she has the opportunity to serve the residents in a personal and loving family environment. She feels each person served and the staff who provide care have inspired her in ways she could never have imagined and that she is blessed to be able to spend the rest of her career with an organization that is so extraordinary in their dedication to providing loving, quality support to each person served.
Laura is the CILA Administrator and has worked at Bethshan since 1986. She oversees the operation of 12 homes in the southwest suburbs, ensuring that there are excellent trained staff providing services 24/7 and the residents receive quality supports and services in well maintained homes. Laura says the best part of her day is the love she receives from the residents and how much she learns from them. She appreciates the family environment, the dedication of the staff and the opportunity she has had for growth over all the years she has served at Bethshan.
Beth is the Bethshan I ICF Program Administrator and has served at Bethshan since 2010. She supervises the day to day operations, ensuring quality services for those living in the Intermediate Care Facility in Palos Heights. She appreciates all the amazing staff that work with the residents, providing them with the love and care that they deserve.
Frea is the South Holland ICF Administrator and has faithfully served at Bethshan since 1983. She is responsible to provide leadership and stability to residents and staff in the South Holland homes. Frea appreciates that Bethshan provides an atmosphere of support and growth to residents and to staff. Together we learn and support each other regarding aspect of disabilities, cutting edge medical care, and even coming alongside people through stages of dying and grief. We walk through all areas of life as a family; supporting and caring for residents and staff.
Julie is the Executive Assistant and Admissions Coordinator and has served at Bethshan since 2014. She works with Bethshan’s Women’s Service Board and works with families as they navigate the admissions process. Julie feels she has received so much love and joy in working with the people that Bethshan serves and continually learns from the residents how to demonstrate patience, joy, and contentment.