Meet The Staff

The Dayton is home to over 30 full-time and part-time staff members who are committed to making each resident’s experience the best it can be, every day.  Our departments include nursing, social services, activities, and more. See below to learn more about some of our key staff members:



Ouri Marciano,

Ouri Marciano is the current owner and administrator of the Dayton Care Center, and is a native of Montreal, Canada (Go Habs Go!). Professionally, he has been in the public accounting arena since September 2002, mastering the tax and audit compliance guidelines for both the US and Canada, with a specialty in real estate tax. He holds a degree in Finance from McGill University. Personally, he was exposed to the assisted living scene at an early age through his father, who was a chaplain for a nursing home. He’s seen first-hand how meaningful it is to connect and brighten the day of someone going through a difficult time. So, when he was presented with the opportunity to purchase the Dayton, it made perfect sense. Even more, he carries a deep appreciation for those who have served or are currently serving to protect the nation. In his personal time, Ouri enjoys cooking, singing, volunteering, and being with his family. He and his wife Elissa have three children: Naomi, Joseph, and Ezra.


Tammy Nerling,
Activity Director

Tammy has been the Dayton’s Activity Director since 1993. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Illinois – Springfield, and she also holds a certification in gerontology from University of Wisconsin – Parkside. She provides a wide variety of activities to meet the social and spiritual needs of all the residents. Some of those opportunities and adventures include the following: bowling league, crafts, peer support group, bingo, dining out, seasonal outings, dances, board games, theater, weekly church options, walks in the community, and annual camping trips. Tammy also coordinates with  numerous third party organizations and volunteers, working with residents to help utilize their unique talents and find self-fulfillment and acceptance.


Dawn Addison,
Office Manager

Dawn A. Addison has been the Office Manager at the Dayton Care Center since 2005, and has devoted many years to helping individuals with mental illness, including the many U.S. Veterans who are residents. Dawn graduated from Gateway Technical College with her degree in Social Services and later went on to study at Carthage College. Dawn is caring, compassionate, and always available for the residents when they have a concern or are in need of assistance. Dawn is an expert multi-tasker and works closely with the social workers, nurses, and other staff to coordinate the best possible care for all residents.


Nicole Johnson,
Admissions/Discharge Coordinator

Nicole graduated in 2007 with her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carthage College, located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan in Kenosha. Directly following college, she obtained a role at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Hospital. There, she worked in several inpatient psychiatric units (adult, adolescence, and latency) and was able to build a strong foundation for her career. Later, she stepped into her next position as a Psychiatric Technician at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Care Center in North Chicago. For five years, she worked to provide care for those with mental illness, including military Veterans, retirees, active duty service members, and their families. Her background in Veteran care ultimately brought her to the Dayton in 2015, where she looks forward to continuing her passion of working with veterans.


Frank Sherman,
Building Manager

Frank Sherman has been the Building Manager at Dayton Care Center since new ownership took over December 2016. He works closely with all staff and residents to ensure all needs are met and the building is operational. Frank is a lifelong resident of Kenosha and graduated from local schools; he has an associate’s degree from Gateway Technical College in Accounting and brings a carpentry background to the facility. With such a historic building to care for, Frank’s diverse skills are well utilized at the Dayton.



Jami Detjens,
Social Worker - MHS

Jami is a graduate of Concordia University of Nebraska, and holds a Masters in Human Services. Jami has worked with adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities since 2003, and those with severe and persistent mental illness since 2008. In October 2010, Jami brought her many years of experience to the Dayton. Jami prides herself on meeting people where they are and encouraging them to live full, meaningful, well-rounded lives.