Meet our Team

The Willows team is dedicated to providing the best Assisted Living and Memory Care in Central Iowa.

Interesting in joining us? We’d love to hear from you. 

Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels

President, Co-Founder

Ben is an Iowa native who discovered his love for seniors while on the management team at Sunnybrook Assisted Living’s 6 location family. It was Ben’s vision, energy and skill that has created The Willows and brought family ownership to our community.

Mira Daniels

Mira Daniels

Co-Founder

Mira was born and raised in Iowa. With a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, she spent her early career in marketing and sales management. She now works with her husband Ben and their two boys, Ronan and Declan, to create a caring community with their Willows family.

Mandi Beeghly, RN

Mandi Beeghly, RN

Memory Care Healthcare Director

Mandi’s experience as a nurse has included a variety of specialties, from obstetrics to end of life care. Whether it is bringing a new life into the world or holding a hand while they leave us, developing those types of relationships with the families she works with in Assisted Living is truly what matters most to her.

Charlotte Chadderdon

Charlotte Chadderdon

Administrative Assistant

Charlotte comes to the Willows from 15 years as Business Manager of a 43 unit care facility in Oklahoma. In that capacity she worked closely with staff, residents and families to assure that all were cared for and lives were filled with peace and joy. Charlotte is a great organizer and looks forward to using those many skills at The Willows.

Brenda Goodknight

Brenda Goodknight

Events Director

A natural born Activities Director, Brenda is a Marshalltown Mom to 5 children. A lover of people with a heart as big as the sky, Brenda inspires residents to keep active with a marvelous menu of fun and healthy activities that put smiles on all faces.

Our residents love Brenda and your family will too.

Jesus Rangel

Jesus Rangel

Executive Chef

Residents, family and visitors all say one thing – “The best food in Marshalltown is at The Willows.” One reason is our large, restaurant style menu.

But our secret is Executive Chef Jesus. Earning his Culinary Arts Degree at only 23, Jesus became Chef of The Year at Meskwaki Casino, and Hy Vee Executive Chef before joining The Willows.

Traci Schuler, RN

Traci Schuler, RN

Assisted Living Healthcare Director
Jennifer Stanley

Jennifer Stanley

Culinary Director

Jennifer comes to The Willows with a Master’s degree from Walden University and over 20 years of healthcare culinary experience. Her varied background includes Director of Food and Nutrition for both Mahaska Health Partnership and Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center, as well as Assistant Director at Bickford Assisted Living in Marshalltown.

Liz Zuercher

Liz Zuercher

Executive Director

Liz joins The Willows with an extensive healthcare background. Her 25 years of management experience includes hospital Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer.

She is a graduate of Iowa State University, is certified in LEAN Six Sigma and Project Management, and has earned numerous organizational leadership certifications.