Our Staff

Our organization is guided by compassionate and experienced leaders from across the community.

Lori Copeland

Lori Copeland


Lori Puckett joined The Willows as the Life Enrichment Director in 2006. She happily accepted a new challenge and took on the position of Associate Administrator in March of 2014. In June of 2020, Lori accepted the position of Administrator. Lori has worked in Long Term Care for over twenty years in a variety of capacities including starting as a caregiver. After graduating from Lake Michigan College, she found her passion in helping those affected with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Lori has been a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association for fourteen years. She is the Support Group Leader for the Stevensville support group, and is the Chairperson for the St. Joseph Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease. Recently she was awarded the Regional Volunteer of the year award from the Alzheimer’s Association for all her hard work. Lori and her family reside in Stevensville, MI.

Karen Hodge

Associate Administrator

Karen Hodge has joined The Willows as the Associate Administrator.  After graduating from Michigan State University, Karen began her career with the State of Michigan, and has a number of years of experience working in the social work field with children and adults.  She later completed an advanced degree at Western Michigan University and is excited to start a new journey as a part of the management team to serve the seniors who call The Willows home. 

Karen has lived in the local community for over 30 years.  She met and married her husband here, and together they raised twin children who are now college seniors.  Favorite activities include downhill skiing, hiking, playing pickle-ball, and cooking.

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