Meet the Team at Carriage Crossing Senior Living

The management and staff at Carriage Crossing Senior Living are committed to providing our residents a safe and meaningful lifestyle. We’re always here to answer your questions, so reach out anytime. We’d love to hear from you!

Carrie Bentley

CEO/Developer & Operator

In 2007, Carrie Bentley, a seasoned real estate developer from Champaign, IL, recognized the lack of adequate quality senior living communities in central Illinois. After researching the marketplace, she discovered that today’s seniors were seeking something most existing facilities didn’t offer—an enriching lifestyle with more amenities and a home-like environment.

To meet demand, Carrie enlisted partners to develop her first community—Bridle Brook Adult Living in Mahomet, IL. The community’s success caught the attention of industry peers and forged many new relationships.

Through the years, Carrie has continued to grow her portfolio by developing, building, managing and serving other Illinois, Tennesse & Georgia locations, including Carriage Crossing communities in Arcola, Bloomington, Champaign and Rochester, Taylorville and Decatur, IL as well as Goodlettsville,TN, Marietta, GA and Jonesboro, GA. 


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Brenda-Yanosik-bio-image (1).pngBrenda Yanosik

Director of Operations

Brenda's role at Carriage Crossing has allowed her to serve and oversee new properties that are developed and opened. With her vast knowledge of State of Illinois Regulations, she is a key piece of the operations puzzle. Brenda serves on the Cabinet for LeadingAge Illinois, along with multiple local philanthropic and civic organizations that allows her to join together her knowledge of the Senior Living industry & growth in the job force. With over a decade in the Senior Living industry, navigating marketing and operation strategies, has placed Brenda in key situations that have positively impacted not just our communities, but legislation at the State level, as well.


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VP of marketing & Sales 

Angela is a marketing expert as well as a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She specializes in identifying and analyzing the markets we serve, and translating this knowledge into innovative communication & development strategies that drive growth & promote awareness.

She strives to build community relationships and meet the needs of both ownership and communities. Her mission is to lead the way in senior advocacy, partnering with all community resources and the senior alike, ensuring that the needs of the senior are met. This vision and mission positions us as “The Experts” in senior living. People trust us to partner with them and ensure their loved was is safe and well-cared for.


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MSN, RN, NE-BC, CDP Regional Director of Nursing

Stacey Boyd is our Regional Director of Nursing at Carriage Crossing. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing in 2011 and her Master's degree in Nursing Administration in 2015, both from Illinois State University. She is Board Certified as a Nurse Executive and has a Certification as a Dementia Practitioner. Stacey has a wide variety of healthcare experience from acute care, home care, management, long-term care and academia. Her passion is senior living as well as training and educating clinical staff. Stacey assisted in opening a startup senior living community in 2018 and has stayed in senior living ever since.

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Corporate Chef

Brad brings 20+ years of experience as a corporate chef. From fine dining in the hotel industry, to training a team of chefs to prepare and deliver unmatched dining experiences in senior living. Brad’s creativity in selecting the right menu options that are balanced, yet delicious; and love for food preparation, presentation, and resident satisfaction drives the success of his team to deliver a customer service driven dining experience at Carriage Crossing Communities.