Tammy Sealer – IMMANUEL COMMUNITIES

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Serving the Omaha Metro community for more than 125 years, Immanuel is the parent company to Immanuel Communities, Immanuel Pathways, AgeWell by Immanuel and Lifeline by Immanuel. Tammy Sealer is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Immanuel.

Tell us a little about your business. – Our business focuses on serving seniors, from the healthiest of seniors to the frailest of seniors across all income levels and in all types of settings including independent living, assisted living, memory support, long term care and PACE. In doing so, we recognize that our biggest asset is our staff. They help us live out our important mission of “Christ-Centered Service to Seniors, Each Other and the Community”.

How did you get started in the business? – I graduated from UNL with a double major in Marketing and Management. Admittedly, I had no idea what I wanted to do with this education once I graduated. After a couple of brief jobs in the trucking and banking industries, I decided to pursue a Nursing Home Administration license. This was sparked by many years of volunteering in nursing homes during high school and college. I spent the next 12 years working in various senior housing settings including some with Immanuel. I have been in various roles with Immanuel over the past 16 years.

Tell us a little about your family. – I have been married for 22 years. My husband, Jay, is a teacher and owns a Driver Education business, Big Red Drivers Ed. His passion is the young and my passion is the old. We have two children, Sophie and Max. They both attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I can’t forget Lucy, our dog. She is the only one left at home to greet us at the end of the day!

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Like most people, I have a never ending, busy schedule so I look forward to a day at home with no agenda and no real plans. We recently built a house on a lake so I treasure the days that I’m able to be outdoors enjoying the weather with family/friends or even just tinkering around in the yard or on the beach.

What are you the most proud of? – My children, Sophie and Max.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – I’m not sure if this is advice, but I treat it like advice. I have the following Bible verse in my home and in my office. I need to remind myself of it constantly: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” -Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Loyal.

What is your favorite local restaurant? – Spezia. It has good food, good wine and a nice atmosphere. More importantly, I have a lot of memories associated with the restaurant. My husband and I like to try all different restaurants, but this is a favorite of ours for ‘special occasion date night.’

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – John Maxwell.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – I can be reached at (402) 829-2937, via email at tsealer@immanuel.com, or visit our website at www.immanuel.com to learn more about Immanuel and our work in the community.

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