Meet Our Team

Ryan CarneyRyan Carney, Executive Director

Ryan Carney is Travanse Living™ at Wheaton’s Executive Director, and as such, Ryan is responsible for getting to know our team, as well as hiring new talent and developing the talents of our employees even further to ensure a wonderful and memorable experience for our residents. He is also in charge of managing budgets, developing policies and procedures and ensuring that the buildings, grounds and property are maintained at the highest standard of excellence. Best yet, he is able to maintain his sense of humor, even under pressure – which is something our staff and residents alike appreciate.

Ryan graduated from Columbia College Chicago where he earned his Bachelor of Arts. He then studied Healthcare Administration at the University of St. Francis, where he earned his Masters of Science in Management.

When he is not making the residents or team laugh, he prefers to volunteer in his community. He is a volunteer for Lemont Parks Foundation and is also a member of Lemont G.I.V.E., or Generous Individuals Volunteering Endlessly. 


Angela CernyAngela Cerny, Life Enrichment Manager

Angela Cerny is Travanse Living™ at Wheaton’s Life Enrichment Manager, and is responsible for engaging and connecting with residents in a compassionate, memorable way. Whether she’s welcoming a new resident or planning programs with families, residents or staff, she oversees and schedules a full calendar of activities. Angela is also in charge of leading, coordinating and managing the enhancement of residents’ lives through a person-centered approach while inspiring staff to provide positive and engaging experiences for residents each day.

Angela received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Illinois State University. She is also on the Kane County Senior Services Advisory Board and was formerly on the Kane County Senior Resources Committee.

An avid volunteer, Angela delivers holiday meals to the elderly in the community. She enjoys movies and reading, loves outdoor activities, and her family keeps her quite busy throughout the year.


Kathy FezzuoglioKathy Fezzuoglio, Lifestyle Specialist

Kathy Fezzuoglio is the Lifestyle Specialist of Travanse Living™ at Wheaton. As one of the first people you will meet, she will quickly become your go-to for all your senior living questions, what lifestyle you or a loved one may need and the multitude of activities offered at Travanse Living. No matter your needs, she can point you in the right direction. 

Kathy previously studied Accounting, Economics and Education at Northern Illinois University and Business, Sales and Marketing Management at the College of DuPage.

When Kathy is not at work, she enjoys playing tennis and is very involved in local clubs. She is currently an active member of the Chamber of Commerce Women in Business group as well as their Celebrating Seniors Coalition. She is also involved in the Senior Citizens Services Coordinating Council and participates in the Engaging with Aging Panel to help seniors and their loved ones learn about senior living options.


Charlie LehmanCharlie Lehman, Lifestyle Specialist

Charlie Lehman, Lifestyle Specialist at Travanse Living™ at Wheaton, is eager to meet and help find the best community for you or a loved one. Charlie’s role is to get to know prospective residents and their families well, discern what makes life important and enjoyable for every resident, and explain what distinguishes Travanse Living among senior living communities. Charlie is passionate about the way we promote active, healthy lifestyles; the way we focus on abilities, not disabilities; and the way we celebrate life with every resident every day.

Charlie attended Columbia University and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He has also been deeply involved in his church and community, serving as Rotary Club president, PTA president and as a hands-on volunteer for many worthy organizations. His favorite roles, though, have been as father and, recently, as grandfather. Charlie is an avid reader, movie-goer, walker, bike-rider, explorer, traveler, eater, volunteer, seeker, storyteller and friend. 


Betsy CharneyBetsy Charney, Lifestyle Specialist

Lifestyle Specialist Betsy Charney, is anxious to meet and  assist you or your loved one in finding your new home. She is responsible for helping seniors make the most informed decisions about assisted living and memory care and can help lead seniors and their families in the right direction through compassionate conversation and knowledge. As Lifestyle Specialist, Betsy builds relationships with not only residents and families but also other outside referral sources in order to help seniors live an uplifting life.

Betsy earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Nebraska.

When she is not at work, Betsy enjoys gardening, DIY home projects, reading, traveling, sewing, knitting and spending time with her family and friends. She has two children that live in the area, both are married, and she loves being a grandmother!


Karin Klockars, Community Life Coordinator

Karin Klockars is Travanse Living™ at Wheaton’s Community Life Coordinator. In this role, Karin is responsible for planning and organizing programming to help residents live engaging and fulfilling lives. She believes that each day should be celebrated and full of joy, and strives to provide plenty of opportunities for residents to do just that. By learning each of the resident’s likes and dislikes, what makes them shine and brightens their days, she can plan programs that cater to multiple interests.

Karin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Calvin College, and also earned her Master of Arts in Gerontology from Concordia University in Chicago.

Karin is a member of the American Society on Aging and LeadingAge®. Illinois. She has also completed her Activity Director course and is a Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Dementia Practitioner® and Certified Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Trainer.


Kellie Peterson, Memory Care Manager

Memory Care Manager Kellie Peterson, oversees Travanse Living’s Enlight Memory Care Program. As Memory Care Manager, she oversees training team members and developing their abilities, fostering positive communication between team members, residents, families and healthcare partners and getting to know residents on a personal level to make a difference in their lives.

Prior to joining our team, Kellie lived in Michigan, where she attended Northern Michigan University. She graduated with a Bachelors in Communications, specifically Radio and Television Broadcasting.

She is a Certified Activity Professional registered with the Illinois Activities Professionals Association and is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner®. Kellie continues to serve as the Treasurer of FRAPA, a local association of Activity Directors in Naperville focused on best practices and continuing education. Outside of work, Kellie enjoys spending time with her spouse and their young daughter taking photographs and creating digital children’s books.


Mark RokosMark Rokos, Maintenance Manager

Mark Rokos is the Maintenance Manager for Travanse Living™at Wheaton. Heis responsible for handling the overall maintenance of the community to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Mark is the go-to guy that residents will call for any of their maintenance needs and emergencies, helping them to live the worry-free lifestyle they love. He is also in charge of preventative maintenance, ensuring the community is always in a clean,pleasant condition and is safe for everyone in it.

Mark and his wife, Mary, live with their Shiba Inu, Angel. When he is not working, Mark enjoys travel and food. His passion is fishing, both deep-water ocean and inland fresh water.



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