Leadership Team

Ashley McNally | Executive Director

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Ashley joined the Sunnyside team in 2019 as the Executive Director. She has worked for Ecumen the past twelve years in various roles. Prior to working at Sunnyside, Ashley was the Housing & Home Care Director at Ecumen Detroit Lakes for eight years and the Housing Director at The Evergreens of Fargo and Moorhead for three years. Ashley has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration and a minor in Gerontology from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Ashley lives in Hawley with her husband Levi and their two children Ethan and Addison. Ashley has a passion for serving the elderly and the many lessons they teach us daily.

Lori Olson | Director of Nursing

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Lori joined the Sunnyside team in September 1978 and has held all positions within the nursing department during her tenure. Lori loves working with the residents and their families. She also enjoys teaching the nursing staff and being a mentor as they advance in their nursing careers. Lori is active in her professional organizations as well as in the community.

Randi Handegaard | Life Enrichment Manager

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Randi joined the Sunnyside team in 1975 and is currently the team member with the longest tenure. Randi grew up in Fargo, ND and earned her degree from North Dakota State College of Science. Randi and her husband, Mark raised their daughters in rural Lake Park, enjoying all that country life holds. Randi is a COTA/L and has been our Life Enrichment Manager for over 40 years. When asked about her favorite part of working at Sunnyside she simply says, “I’m loving every minute!”

Annette Blade | Dining, Housekeeping & Laundry Manager

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Annette joined the Sunnyside team in November 2004. She is originally from Alexandria, Minnesota. In 2004 Annette completed the Dietary Manager program at Alexandria Technical and Community College and become a Certified Dietary Manager. Annette previously worked for Knute Nelson Nursing Home in Alexandria as a Food Production Supervisor before joining the Sunnyside team as the Dining Director. Annette resides in Hawley, MN with her 3 cats; one of those cats is often found at Sunnyside providing countless hours of entertainment to our residents.