Experience. Integrity. Commitment.

It’s no secret that a community such as Lake Forest Place can only be successful with a team of dedicated, experienced people at the helm. Our leadership comes to this community with an understanding of business, senior living, and most importantly, people. Meet some of the team members who use their expertise and servant leadership to help Lake Forest Place thrive.

Leslie Green

Executive Director

Leslie Green has 21 years of experience in the field of senior living and long-term care, having held senior leadership positions at communities in Illinois and Virginia. Leslie has taught at the state professional association, LeadingAge, and has been a faculty member of Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s dementia training program. A licensed nursing home administrator, Leslie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Leadership from National-Louis University, a Master’s degree in Ethics and Pastoral Care from Garrett-Theological Seminary at Northwestern University and studied in the Doctor of Healthcare Administration program at Central Michigan University. She has served on the Chicago Chapter of World Vision and worked with other not-for-profit organizations.

Valerie Gostele

Director of Sales and Marketing

Beth Welch

Director of Community Programs

Andrew Rosencrans


Bill Pavelec

Fitness Program Manager

How may we serve you? If you have questions or would like more information about Lake Forest Place, call us at 847-604-8800, or use the contact form to reach out.