Meet Our Team at Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur, Illinois

Our Team

Staff longevity is a hallmark of Randall Residence communities. Our team of hard-working, compassionate caregivers and support staff take pride in the loving care provided to our residents. As the senior living industry evolves and grows, the Randall Residence team continues to set the standard for quality care in Macon County. Listening to and acting on the needs and concerns of residents, families and staff is our mission.

Darla Coit, RN, MHA, Executive Director at Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur, Illinois

Serving Since 2018

Darla Coit, RN, MHA

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Darla is responsible for the daily operational excellence at Randall Residence of Decatur. She oversees resident care, state compliance, resident and family relationships, staff retention and development, and financial controls. Darla is a Decatur native, went to Eisenhower High School, Richland Community College and graduated from Millikin University. Her education didn’t stop there, she continued to earn her MSN and has nearly completed her MHA. When not working and going to school, Darla is a happy wife, mother of four children and a spoiled Yorkie, and grandmother of five plus a bonus grandchild. Darla’s daily goal is to make a difference in someone’s life each day.

Kate Williston, Director of Sales and Marketing at Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur, Illinois

Serving Since 2019

Kate Williston

Director of Sales and Marketing

Kate has a passion for guiding seniors and families through life's transitions. She has lived in the Decatur area for over 15 years and was born and raised in the Midwest. Kate has 3 living grandparents, whom she loves dearly. In her spare time, she enjoys roller derby, traveling, bicycling and finding unique treasures.

Katrina Wilkerson, Business Office Coordinator at Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur, Illinois

Serving Since 2016

Katrina Wilkerson

Business Office Coordinator

Katrina is often the first person you will see at Randall Residence of Decatur. As Business Office Coordinator, Katrina handles everything from accounts receivable, human resources coordination, residents special requests and much more. Best of all, she does it with a cheerful smile. Spend a few moments talking with her and you're likely to hear a movie line or two slipped into the conversation!

Debra Jones, Dining Services Director at Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur, Illinois

Serving Since 2015

Debra Jones

Culinary Services Director, Assisted Living

Since 2015 Debra has been cooking meals for the residents and planning menus that satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Her love of travel has provided opportunities to try all kinds of new foods, some that make it on the menu and others that don’t.

Leslie McDermith, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur, Illinois

Serving Since 2016

Leslie McDermith

Life Enrichment Coordinator, Assisted Living

Family is the most important thing in Leslie's life. Her youngest son was diagnosed with Autism and has been in a group home since age 6. Leslie cares for and entertains our residents as she hopes her son's community does for him. Smiles are always free to go around because Leslie wants everyone to enjoy life as much as possible. She also loves to cook and spend time outdoors.

Jim Miller, Building & Grounds at Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur, Illinois

Serving Since 2014

Jim Miller

Environmental Services Coordinator

Jim has been caring for the building and grounds since 2014. He enjoys working with the residents and using his skills to make each day remarkable. When not at Randall Residence of Decatur, Jim is busy in his family owned cabinet shop, being a father and grandfather, and living for the Lord.

Lisa Knackmuhs, Memory Care Coordinator at Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur, Illinois

Serving Since 2019

Lisa Knackmuhs

Memory Care Coordinator

Lisa's goal everyday is to make her Memory Care Family smile. In addition to planning daily activities for the residents, Lisa supervises Memory Care staff and encourages daily family involvement. Prior to working at Randall Residence, Lisa was a Surgical Technologist for 20 years and is a United States Navy Veteran. Lisa is married, has 5 children, 7 grandchildren and two beloved dogs, Gracie and Macee.

Shelly Hershfelt, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur, Illinois

Serving Since 2015

Shelly Hershfelt

Life Enrichment Coordinator, Independent Living

Since 2015 Shelly has been sharing light-heartedness and joy with residents. She loves people for who they are. A sense of family and faith is very important to Shelly. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 4 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Luke Dorsey, Culinary Services Director at Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur, Illinois

Serving Since 2020

Luke Dorsey

Culinary Services Director, Independent Living

Dedication, pride and compassion are 3 qualities Luke brings to her work with residents. In addition to being a chef and manager, Luke has worked for a fine dining catering company for the past 12 years. She has 2 children and 2 dogs. When not serving up delicious dishes at Randall Residence, she enjoys crossfit, swimming and being outside. She grills year round and loves walking her dogs.

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