Our Leadership Team

Cari, LALD

Executive Director


Cari brings to Gianna Homes more than 25 years of experience working with seniors. Her background includes marketing, outreach, management in both CCRC and memory care communities. Cari also spent time as a director of an adult day program where she managed all aspects of the operations. Cari is Licensed as an Assisted Living Director in the State of Minnesota.

Cari started at Gianna Homes as the Director of Marketing and immediately felt at home with the culture and family atmosphere. As Executive Director of Gianna Homes, Cari plans to continue focusing time on building relationships with families, staff, volunteers and guests. She also plans to continue spreading the word about Gianna Homes and the tremendous, loving care we provide.

Cari lives in Maple Grove with her husband Don and their 3 sons. In her free time, Cari enjoys spending time watching her boys play hockey and baseball as well as going to the family cabin in northern Minnesota.


Bookkeeper & Controller



Finance degree from University of Wisconsin La Crosse.

Worked as an accountant for 5 years after graduating. Then decided to stay home with 3 children and volunteered at school, church and as a treasurer for various organizations for 15 years. Before starting to work at Gianna Homes, Cindy worked and presently works during tax season as an enrolled agent for 25 years. When the youngest child was a Junior in High School She wanted to get back into the working world part-time and started working for Gianna in December 2011.

Loves to take care of her granddaughter, knit and spend time with family.

Our Support Team


Sara has a background in the health field from spending years as a CNA before continuing to earn her TMA. She has worked in many areas ranging from hospitals, short term rehab, assisted livings, memory care units, and skilling nursing homes.  She soon began a new journey into the management side of nursing through positions in Health Information and Human Resources. Her passion has always been in the medical field which led her to pursue human resources in both skilled nursing homes and assisted livings.  She brings that understanding of the CNA position into her work in human resources to connect with staff and recruit new staff.

Sara currently lives in the Western Suburbs with her young daughter. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her daughter, spending time with her family, gardening, baking, and reading almost any book. She continues to expand her knowledge in human resources by pursuing a degree in Human Resource Management.

Leah M., RN, BSN, COS-C

Leah has been a nurse since 2010 and prior to becoming a nurse, she was passionate about her work as a CNA caring for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BSN from Presentation College and is also a member of the Honor Society of Nursing and the International Honor Society in Social Sciences.

In her career she has worked with people of all ages and in multiple different specialties, some of which include Hospice, Transitional Care, Assisted Living and Memory Care, Home Care for adults and pediatrics and also Spinal Surgery. She takes great pride in the detail oriented and individualized care that she provides for each patient and holds great value in approaching healthcare from a holistic point of view, treating each person as a whole in body, mind and spirit. She highly values the relationships that we as caregivers build with patients and families and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to positively influence the lives of others.

She grew up on a farm in Victoria and now lives in the Western Suburbs with her husband, son and dog. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, cooking, exercising, learning new things, being outside (hiking, being on the lake and snowboarding in the winter). She is always running around doing something and also enjoy doing DIY projects around her house.


Life Engagement Coordinator


Candy Lack is a key component at Gianna Homes as the Life Engagement Coordinator. She brings a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and organization while striving to make each day meaningful for the residents. Creative arts, planning, and executing energizing activities are Candy’s passions.  

“My job at Gianna Homes is more than a job. I love the time I spend with the residents. It’s my opportunity to build trust, and lasting friendships. What matters most to me is that the residents are safe, content, and feel loved. These are not goals, but a way of life I live each day at Gianna Homes. Smiles and heartfelt interaction from my resident family is my reward at the end of the day.” 

Candy makes sure that the residents enjoy the highest quality of life in the most interactive and rewarding ways possible.

Outside of Gianna Homes, Candy lives in Mound. She takes pride in her backyard that she refers to as her blooming sanctuary for all critters and birds. Her favorite season is fall/winter when her backyard then becomes a haven for wintering over feathered friends and wildlife.  Previously, Candy worked in the travel industry for over 25 years. She loves exploring the world and is now excited to bring armchair travel to the residents at Gianna Homes.  

Kate, RN

Kate comes to Gianna Homes with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to serve the residents. Her work experience includes Home Care, Memory Care, Assisted Living, and Hospice.

Kate has been married for 28 years and has 4 wonderful children.  She loves to travel, paint and spend time with her family.  She is passionate about reflecting God’s love in the care she provides.

President & CEO

Anne Marie Hansen - Gianna Homes | In-Home and Residential Care - Twin Cities

Anne Marie Hansen

President & CEO

Board of Directors


  • Anne Marie Hansen
  • David “Skip” Orlady
  • Paul Mooty

Advisory Board

  • Stacy Shaw

License and Registration

Minnesota Department of Health

  • Assisted Living with Dementia Care License

Hennepin County

Contract for Community Based Care for Assisted Living and Housing with Services under the Elderly Waiver and Alternative Grant programs (participation in these programs is limited by the county). For more information, please contact us at 952-988-0953 or via email.

Association Membership

  • Leading Age of Minnesota
  • AHCA
  • National Association of Assisted Living
  • Catholic Medical Association
  • Residential Care Providers of MN

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