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Confidence today, tomorrow and into the future is the goal of GreenFields of Geneva. We’re not only a wonderful place to live today, we’re a community that will give you the security you want for years to come. GreenFields a not-for-profit Life Plan Community conveniently located in charming Geneva, Illinois, offering beautiful, maintenance-free residences, an engaging lifestyle, and the assurance of a lifetime continuum of care.
As a Life Plan Community, we offer new residents the unique opportunity to enter into a Life Care contract, which guarantees they'll have a home for life, even if their health care needs change. It’s an important part of what has made us one of the nation’s premier senior living communities.
We first opened our doors in 2012, but we’re built on a strong foundation 40 years in the making. As part of Friendship Senior Options, GreenFields is modeled on the high-quality of senior living and care pioneered by our sister community, Friendship Village of Schaumburg. Opened in 1977, Friendship Village is the largest Life Plan Community in Illinois.
Because of our shared heritage and values, you can be sure that at GreenFields, residents always come first. And we’re committed to giving you the confidence to live the best life possible.
Our mission is to provide seniors with distinctive homes and exceptional services that respect their faith traditions, support their independence and enhance their well-being. Simply put, at GreenFields, friendship is at the core of everything we do.
Our vision is to be nationally recognized as an exemplar of senior-centered services through innovation, perseverance and growth. As an expression of friendship, we extend our expertise and resources to our partners, affiliates and the broader community.
Our values encompass faith, integrity, community, service, stewardship and growth. We uphold an exceptionally high standard of excellence.
Friendship Senior Options is a national leader in the senior living industry. Many of the individuals who head our organization also hold volunteer positions with LeadingAge Illinois, the association representing not-for-profit senior living communities.
Bradley Barrie, Chair
Barrie and Associates
Bill Bowne, Treasurer
Banking Relationship Manager
PNC Bank (Retired)
Hitchcock Design Group
Connie Fako Schoemake, Secretary
President and Chief Executive Officer
As Friendship Senior Options President and CEO, Mr. Flynn brings to his position over 32 years of experience in senior living, including 25 years with FSO. An expert in tax-exempt financing and regulatory and corporate compliance, Mr. Flynn previously served from 2012 to 2021 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of the financial operations of both FSO and affiliate organizations.
From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Flynn was CEO at Smith Senior Living, a nonprofit sponsor of two Life Plan Communities in southwest Chicago and suburban Orland Park. Prior to joining Smith Senior Living, Mr. Flynn served 15 years as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Friendship Village of Schaumburg.
Mr. Flynn holds a BS in Accounting from DePaul University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Retirement Housing Professional.
Mr. Flynn has served in leadership positions for many state and national senior living associations, including chair of the financial advisory panel for CARF/CCAC, a nonprofit accreditor of Life Plan Communities; chair of LeadingAge Illinois; and chair of Life Services Network, a statewide association representing providers of older-adult services. He is a sought-after speaker on senior living and care issues. An advocate for healthy aging, Mr. Flynn competes in triathlons and Ironman events. He resides with his family in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Tony Madl is the new executive director of GreenFields Geneva. The resident of Elk Grove has worked with GreenFields’ sister community, Friendship Village Schaumburg since 2012.
A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Madl studied health and aging with a minor in gerontology. He earned his MBA in 2003 from Keller Graduate School of Management while working full time.
Madl began his career at Resurrection Presence Health Care Systems, where he was an administrator in skilled long-term care for 11 years. He joined Friendship Village as administrator for Briarwood Health Care.
VP, Planning and Marketing
Patricia Mash was hired as Vice President of Planning and Marketing in March 2011. In this position, she leads the strategic planning, marketing, branding, communications and sales for Friendship Senior Options and Friendship Village.
Ms. Mash's experience offered Friendship Senior Options a new approach to marketing and sales in the senior living business. Prior to joining Friendship Senior Options, Ms. Mash held numerous positions in marketing. She spent 20 years at United Airlines where she served in various marketing positions including President of Mileage Plus Marketing, Inc. and Vice President of Revenue Management. She also served as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Equity Residential in Chicago and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Riverstone Residential Group in Dallas, TX.
Ms. Mash is a graduate of Binghamton University where she received an MBA, with a concentration in Marketing, and St. Lawrence University where she received a B.A. in Sociology. She is also a Certified Marketing Professional.