Meet the Team

E. Taveirne

Executive Director

Tav is the executive director at Travanse Living at Wheaton. His responsibilities include overseeing the community’s day-to-day operations and team management, hiring all department heads and care staff, and coordinating with the management company, Integral Senior Living (ISL). Prior to joining Travanse Living, Taveirne served for many years in local churches, as well as in behavioral, supportive living and memory care settings. He is an ordained clergy person and a licensed nursing home administrator. In his free time, Taveirne enjoys reading poetry and cycling.

Kellie Peterson

Generations Program Director

Generations Program Director Kellie Peterson oversees Travanse Living’s Generations Memory Care program. She trains team members and develops their abilities; fosters positive communication between team members, residents, families and health care partners; and gets 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 bachelor’s degree 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 Rokos

Building Service Director

Mark Rokos is the building service director for Travanse Living at Wheaton. He is responsible for handling the overall maintenance of the community to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Mark is the go-to guy whom 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 preventive 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.

Karen Warner

Business Office Director

Karen Warner comes to us with a solid combination of education and professional experience. After earning her bachelor’s degree in business management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., she decided to narrow her focus, driven by her passion for people. She earned a master’s degree in human resources from Keller Graduate School.

Karen comes to us with 13 years of experience in the health care industry and three years in social services. She brings a fresh perspective to our team with her versatility. As she has matured in her career, her passion for helping people has grown as well. That has made for a smooth transition into this role and makes her a valuable part of our team.

A passionate, motivated individual, Karen looks to be a beacon of light to others. In her spare time, she serves as a mentor to girls from fourth through 12th grades, helping the girls become virtuous women through a leadership development curriculum and special projects, and establishing deep and meaningful relationships with assigned girls. She also loves to travel.

Jerry De La Torre

Culinary Service Director

Jerry De La Torre recently joined as the Culinary Service director at Travanse Living at Wheaton. As the community’s Culinary Service director, Jerry oversees the operation of Travanse Living at Wheaton’s Elevate® culinary experience. His day-to-day responsibilities include creating the menu, conducting kitchen inventory and ordering products, as well as hiring, managing and training all of the kitchen staff.

Prior to his position at Travanse Living, Jerry served as food service director at HCR ManorCare Health Services. He and his wife, Erlinda, have two sons.

Marjone Nazerian

Resident Care Director

Marjone Nazerian received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and has over 16 years of health care experience, virtually all of it in management roles at senior living communities. She began her health care career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her focus has always been to ensure that all residents receive the highest quality of care. She relishes her role as Director of this thriving new community’s Wellness and Clinical Program.

Beyond her professional activity, nothing pleases Marjone more than spending time with her family and being outdoors with the sun on her face and the breeze at her back.