Meet The Team

We have assembled a uniquely remarkable team of senior-living professionals at Oak Park Village At Hammond. Each one has extended experience and education in their fields of service and bring with them a deep passion for assisting seniors to live happier, longer. We invite you to learn more about them below. Schedule a time to personally meet them. It would be their pleasure to discuss your needs and show you why Oak Park Village Hammond is the right place for you to call home now and for years to come.

Executive Director - Laurie Spurlin

​Laurie takes her hospitality, hospital and senior living background and combines her business and sales management experiences to motivate and help others. This taught her the importance of dignity while aging. Laurie’s pride and joy is her son, and she enjoys swimming, spending time outdoors, music and traveling.

Tim Catalinotto - Executive Chef

Chef Tim Catalinotto has been in the restaurant business for more than twenty-five years. Chef Tim started his career as an apprentice working in many downtown New Orleans kitchens, including Commander’s Palace, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and trained under Emeril Lagasse. After Hurricane Katrina, he started working and cooking in the country club business where he learned a new style of service and started travel around the learning about different regional cuisines. Recently, Chef Tim has dedicated his career to better-understanding the dietary needs of those in retirement communities. He is looking forward to building new friendships and embarking on a new adventure.

Jeanie McNeil - Director of Recreation and Events

Jeanie McNeil has been with Oak Park Village At Slidell since December 2016. Her responsibilities include managing the newsletter, calendar, and making sure the residents have a good time. Jeanie likes to greet  residents at breakfast every morning and informs them of the day’s events. She arranges outings such as picnics, scenic drives,luncheons at different restaurants, casino trips, singers and dancers,and seasonal events. Residents have the opportunity to join a variety of clubs including: walking club, reading club, baking club and taste testing club. Jeanie’s goal is to make everyone smile and laugh.

Bessie McQueen - Director of Health & Wellness

Bio Coming Soon!