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Rhonda established LivWell Seniors in 2012 after experiencing the difficulties and stress that comes with having to identify and select appropriate eldercare solutions for a loved one. As she navigated through the myriad of unexpected challenges, questions, and potential options, Rhonda recognized the need for a knowledgeable and trusted advocate. Rhonda and her team have over 40 years of industry experience, helping hundreds of families identify the right options for their unique circumstances. “My greatest joy comes when those families I have assisted express to me that I gave them a renewed sense of hope and the guidance they really needed to get through this journey. I strive to ensure that EVERY family I assist feels my genuine desire to help them find the appropriate senior living solution.”
A native Iowan with a big heart and a passion for helping others, Kelly knows the importance of finding exceptional care for loved ones. Kelly came to LivWell with almost 20 years of healthcare experience, 17 of which she spent as a head pharmacist. Working in retail pharmacy, she was able to develop strong relationships with her senior customers and an acute understanding of their needs. "With my deep passion for seniors and eldercare, LivWell is the perfect opportunity to build upon my healthcare experience and work with a population I love and respect. Helping loved ones find a living situation that is best suited for them is a service that I truly believe in, and I’m honored to be in a position to help make that a reality for them and their families."
Gwen Tombergs has joined LivWell Seniors as the Business Development Director. Gwen brings a plethora of experience from her former jobs and specializes in relationship marketing, project management, public and media relations and connecting people. Gwen was the 2019 Athena Award recipient and the 2019 AARP Volunteer of the Year for the State of Iowa. She is also proud to have been the first woman President of hockey in the Quad Cities and the SPHL as she lead the Quad City Storm for their first two seasons. Gwen was on the Board of Directors for CASI for eight years and Chair for seven and has raised thousands for dollars for senior care by creating the Holiday Hat Bash. She is a native of Eldridge, Iowa and married and lives in Bettendorf.
Jeff comes to LivWell Seniors after a 27-year career in higher education administration. As the husband of LivWell Seniors’ founder and owner, Rhonda Halterman, Jeff has had the pleasure of seeing LivWell Seniors grow from its simple beginnings into a company that now provides comprehensive senior living solutions throughout the Quad Cities, Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines areas. After witnessing the positive impact that LivWell Seniors is able to make on the lives of the seniors it serves, Jeff was drawn to the field and compelled to transition from higher education to a member of the LivWell Seniors’ team.
Lorraine Bowans has a passion for ageless living and living your best, safest and most comfortable life. Her interest in ageless living started when she was helping her parents as they developed some health issues. She started researching for information to help them and things took off from there. Helping to move her parents from a farm to a 2 bedroom and then to a 1 bedroom gave her the understanding of what it is like to go through your belongings. She and her husband moved from their home of 30 years in 2017. Lorraine has had multiple careers in her lifetime and retired from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2015. She then became a Realtor and earned the SRES designation (Senior Real Estate Specialist). She is a member of The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association where she earned her CAPS designation (Certified Aging in Place Specialist). She is also a CSA ( Certified Senior Advisor) and a member of the Society of Senior Advisors. She just recently earned her designation as a CLIPP (Certified Living in Place Professional) through the Living in Place Institute. Lorraine has lived in the Iowa City area for over 40 years. She has always been an active volunteer is so many organizations and still is. She is on the board for Johnson County Livable Community for Successful Aging, member of the Housing Action Team, State AARP presenter for Fraud Watch and HomeFit, volunteer for TRAIL of Johnson County, volunteer for RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), member of the Johnson County Elderly Consortium and member of the Iowa City Neighborhood Council.
Angie joined LivWell Seniors in October 2018 to realize her passion for helping people who help people. Angie is focused on assisting LivWell Seniors with their administrative needs. "For me, doing the work behind the scenes that enables our resource specialists to help more seniors and their families find the right senior living solution for them is the most rewarding part of the job. I love helping people stay organized and be prepared.” Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and learning new things. Angie’s favorite song is “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles, and she truly believes that all anyone really needs in love.