Christina Bosemer, Executive Director
Christina joined Exceptional Senior Living in 2018 as the community's executive director. With a decade-long career in long-term care, Christina has worked in community relations, admissions, human resources, payroll, and accounts payable. She even worked as a pharmacy technician during college. Christina's well-rounded background gives her a sense of knowledge - and appreciation - for the important roles at Exceptional Senior Living. Christina is a licensed nursing home administrator and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Louisville.
In her free time, she enjoys coaching her children in softball and baseball and exploring the local nature preserve with her family and Goldendoodle, Max.
Dr. Christian Davis Furman, Medical Director
Christian Davis Furman, MD, MSPH, AGSF is the Medical Director for the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville. She is a Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and holds the Margaret Dorward Smock Endowed Chair for Geriatric Medical Education. She joined the faculty in 2000 and served as vice-chair for geriatric medicine from 2005-2016.
Dr. Furman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in 1992, her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1996, and a master’s in public health from the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences in 2003. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Louisville in 1999 and a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville in 2000.
Dr. Furman is board certified in geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Her research focuses on palliative medicine in the nursing home setting. Dr. Furman was awarded a Geriatric Academic Career Award in 2004. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services selected Dr. Furman to participate in the CMS Innovation Advisors Program. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Geriatrics Society in 2013.
Karen Henson, Director of Wellness
Karen joins Exceptional Senior Living with more than 20 years of nursing experience. Licensed as a registered nurse, Karen attended the University of Louisville for a Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
In her two decade career, Karen has worked in both direct nursing care and in the MDS department in assisted living and skilled nursing communities. She most recently served as the MDS Coordinator for a Louisville senior health community.
Lucy Emmil, Memory Care & Activities Director
Lucy's expansive experience in senior care will serve the residents of Exceptional Senior Living well as she leads our memory care neighborhood and plans activities for all residents. As a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Nationally Certified Activity Director Consultant, and Eden Alternative Associate, Lucy know what works best to engage residents in activities so they can look forward to the day. "I can't wait to learn more about each resident and discover their interests so I can tailor fun activities and events that our residents will want attend. I have found engaging activities increase socialization and brings the community together like family," said Lucy.
In her career, Lucy has served in roles such as Director of Quality Life Initiatives, Activities Director, Resident Programming Support, Director of Memory Care Programming and Services, and Director of Resident Engagement for area senior living communities. She is a trainer and speaker on a variety of topics related to quality of life, dementia care and customer service, and she has served on committees from the National Association of Activity Professionals. She is trained on the Eden Alternative and as an Activity Consultant/Educator from the National Association of Activity Professionals. She has served on and chaired committees for the National Association of Activity Professionals and the Kentucky Council of Activity and Social Services Professionals.
She is currently a member of the National Association of Activity Professionals, National Certification Council of Activity Professionals, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, and Eden Alternative Associates- Southern Region.
Drew Hemmer, Chef
Drew is not a stranger to the kitchen or to preparing elegant and delicious meals for seniors. Since 2008, Drew has served in the food services department at Franciscan Health Campus. Most recently, he was the Director of Food Service for the senior living campus where he had the opportunity to support 14 area centers.
"I have worked in healthcare for several years, but I have more than 20 years of culinary experience," said Drew. When residents, families, and guests have smiles on their faces after a meal and people ask for seconds or the recipe, Drew knows that he has been successful. "I look forward to going above and beyond at Exceptional Senior Living to give our guests an excellent experience at each meal," continued Drew.