Meet our leadership team.

The Newcastle Place leadership team is committed to providing you the services, amenities, activities and wellness programs that give you the freedom and independence to keep living the life you love.

Julie Irvine

Marketing and Sales Director

Julie has been with Newcastle Place since 2015. In her role she and her team offer prospective residents a wealth of knowledge, support, guidance and resources regarding senior living housing options in the area. Julie views her responsibility as helping prospective residents and their family learn and understand all their options, but most importantly the benefits of a Life Plan community. My passion is to help them select a Community that offers both an enjoyable lifestyle as well as a comfortable financial fit. My other passion is to enjoy and show our Morgan horses.

Ken Zacher

Chef du Cuisine

Ken joined Newcastle Place in 2003. He has more than 35 years of culinary experience having trained at the Culinary Institute of America-Hyde Park, New York. He brings a refreshing finesse of flavors to the dining experience for residents at Newcastle Place. Working with his culinary staff the menus that he and Jerry Maier create reflect a wide range of choice and tastes.

Christy Stemm

Administrator Highlands Health Center

Christy is a licensed Social Worker who has been with Newcastle Place since 2011. She and her team are responsible for advocating for our Resident Rights program. Christy prides herself in orchestrating communication with our residents, families and the team to ensure the best quality of care from a move into a transition to home. Her expertise and passions are for seeing our residents and families through the end of life journey when such time arises.

Patrick Gilbertson

Director of Community Services

Patrick joined Newcastle Place in 2013 as fitness manager. His responsibilities include, but are certainly not limited to, all daily activities from trips to cocktail parties. He also oversees the fitness center and fitness programs, transportation, and pastoral care. Patrick has a background in kinesiology with a specialty in facility management with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is a certified pool operator and American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer as well. He coached high school varsity soccer for seven years and takes pride in creating great experiences for people of all ages.

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