Our Team

Welcome to blueBell Village, where compassion meets innovation. At blueBell Village, we are driven by a profound mission: to restore the personhood and independence of those living with dementia. Our dedicated team is united by a shared commitment to positively impacting the lives of individuals with dementia, their families, and our community.

In the face of the challenges presented by dementia, our team works tirelessly on initiatives beyond traditional care. We believe in fostering a sense of personhood, recognizing the unique identity and worth of each individual we serve. Through innovative approaches and a compassionate touch, we aim to create a supportive environment that extends far beyond the borders of our community and into your home.

Get to know the heart and soul of blueBell Village. Each team member contributes a wealth of experience, expertise, and passion to our collective mission. Together, we strive to redefine what it means to care for those living with dementia, and we invite you to join us on this journey of compassion and empowerment.

Andy Karesa, MBA, P.L.(Eng)

Founder & CEO 

Tammy Whittaker, MBA, RN

Chief Health Officer & Co-Founder, blueBell Connect

Riley Dawson, MBA, MEng

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, blueBell Connect

Doug Peterson, J.D.

Senior Advisor

Sarah Karesa, M.Ed., R.Psych. 

Director of Pyschosocial Care

Karen Tyrell, CPCA, CDCP

Dementia Specialist