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The Barrington Staff

Our Team

Kara Owen

Executive Director

Kara earned a Bachelor of Science in human biology from Indiana University, with a concentration in human health and disease and psychology. She began her career in health care working at a senior living community for those with developmental disabilities. She is a licensed health facility administrator, qualified memory care professional, co-founder of Chi Delta Phi at Indiana University, and serves alongside many local outreach service organizations.

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Steve Clossey

Director of Sales and Marketing

Steve joined BHI Senior Living, the parent company of The Barrington of Carmel, in February of 2020, then came to The Barrington as the Sales and Marketing Director in July of 2020.

Prior to joining BHI, Steve worked for 15 years as Director of Operations at Tangram, an organization that serves individuals with disabilities. There he was responsible for the overall management of the strategic and operational activities, corporate disability consulting and was also responsible for the long-term growth of the organization. 

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Nikki Meeker

Lifestyles Director

Nikki joined The Barrington of Carmel sales team in April 2014, bringing with her over four years of experience in the hospitality industry. She transitioned into the Lifestyles department in September of 2017. She enjoys finding creative ways to keep people actively engaged within the community.

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Bill Schaefer

Director of Dining Services

Bill is a graduate of The Restaurant School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and brings a wide variety of experience to The Barrington of Carmel – from handling front desk operations and furnishing rooms to setting up hotel computer systems and hiring management personnel. He began working with Marriott Management Services as a chef but was soon promoted to executive chef, general manager and eventually district manager, covering Illinois and Indiana and overseeing Fortune 500 company’s food service.

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Ryan Ramirez

Director of Plant Operations

Ryan joined The Barrington of Carmel team in March 2015, bringing with him over 13 years of experience in the health care industry. In the past, he’s managed four senior housing communities in the Indianapolis area. He started his career as an aviation mechanic and holds a degree in aviation technology. His many years of management experience make him an invaluable asset to The Barrington team.