McCormick Assisted Living, a St. Paul Elder Services campus, promotes Elyse Vandersteen to Household Coordinator and welcomes Claire Kalaus and Devin Trester 

McCormick Assisted Living is excited to announce the promotion of Elyse Vandersteen to household coordinator at the same time that it welcome Claire Kalaus as its new life enrichment coordinator and Devin Trester as its new facilities manager. 

Vandersteen manages many of the day-to-day operations of MAL, including coordinating the nursing schedule, overseeing the admission and hiring processes and working directly with residents and their families to ensure their high-quality care and comfort.  

“I didn’t necessarily know that I wanted to work in eldercare, but it found me. My heart is in this place and this career,” Vandersteen explained. “Our residents have such varied and interesting histories. In their time at McCormick, they deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and honor for the lives they’ve lived.” 

Vandersteen brings over a decade of experience in assisted living facilities as a dietary team lead and receptionist. As a receptionist at MAL, she went above and beyond and took on a variety of tasks including the nursing schedule, which made her a natural fit for household coordinator.  

Kalaus is responsible for designing engaging programs for MAL residents, ensuring they have ample and diverse opportunities to explore their interests, socialize and build a home community.  

“I am a people person who loves building relationships, and I enjoy being creative,” Kalaus said. “My work allows me to combine these passions.” 

Kalaus earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Marian University and has spent time working and volunteering in assisted living facilities throughout her high school and college years. 

Trester is responsible for managing and inspecting safety systems, living environments and emergency plans, ensuring the safety of MAL residents, visitors and associates. 

“I have found my experience providing maintenance management for long term care greatly rewarding,” Trester shared. “I take pride in my work, knowing that my abilities have given me the chance to help others.”  

Trester earned a Bachelor of Science in business management from Milwaukee School of Engineering and has garnered years of maintenance experience in a variety of roles and residences.   

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