About Illuminus

Illuminus is a faith-based, not-for-profit senior living management company dedicated to providing operational expertise, financial strength and a focus on quality care to senior living providers. We strive to bring dignity, vibrance, and love to the lives of older individuals and the families we serve throughout the Midwest.

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Our Legacy of Compassionate Care

Driven by a legacy of compassionate care, rooted in faith and love, Illuminus employs over 2,000 dedicated team members who serve 4,300 individuals daily. Services include:

  • Independent senior housing

  • Assisted living and memory care

  • Skilled nursing

  • Government subsidized senior housing

  • Home health and hospice services via Commonheart

  • Management support, consulting, and much more….

Our Heritage of Compassion

With roots tracing back over 50 years to the founding of The Marquardt, formerly Marquardt Village, in Wisconsin, our commitment to providing compassionate care has only grown stronger. We understand the unique needs of Midwestern communities and leverage our team's extensive experience in senior living and healthcare to provide exceptional care and services to older adults.

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Our Commitment to Vibrant Living

Through collaborative leadership and proven strategies, we help each organization flourish in its own way, and ensure residents receive exceptional care and life-enhancing experiences. Being a member of the Illuminus family ensures access to capital markets, purchasing power, and a network of top-tier service providers. Through our strategic partnerships, we offer comprehensive business solutions, including healthcare services, IT support, therapy, culinary services, and centralized business functions, all aimed at ensuring the highest quality of care and support for the residents we serve.

We exist to help older individuals live with dignity, vibrance, and love. It’s at the heart of who we are. We believe everyone possesses a brilliant capacity for caring—for the love of life and of each other—that knows no bounds. We believe each of us is made to live fully, to fight against the dying of the light. At Illuminus, we honor the light.

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Meet our team

Our Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Mauthe

Senior Vice President of Administration

Sherry Cira

Chief Financial Officer

Nicole Chwala

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Jeff Hackel

Senior Vice President of Operations

Michael Libby

Senior Vice President of Commonheart

Justin Munzel

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Philanthropy

Keith VanLanduyt

Vice President of Facilities and Construction

Dave Bertsch

Vice President of Quality and Risk Management

Emily Koch

Vice President of Business Development

Mark Pietrowiak

Vice President of Finance

Tim Vogel

Join Us in Honoring the Light

Discover the difference of a community where care, compassion, and excellence converge. Welcome to Illuminus, where we honor the light in everyone.

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