Forest Plaza is licensed and certified by the State of Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals as an Assisted Living provider since opening in 2001, and is locally owned and operated.
Forest Plaza Assisted Living was acknowledged by DIA for having an insufficiency-free monitoring visit during the most recent biennial re-certification period, in the course of the on-site state regulatory review completed in November 2017.
Forest Plaza is a proud member of the Iowa Center for Assisted Living & Iowa Health Care Association.
Rick Burke joined Forest Plaza Assisted Living as Facility Manager in January 2014. Rick has worked in health care his entire career as a licensed Social Worker by the State of Iowa Dept. of Public Health.
Rick was previously Administrator at an assisted living community in Mason City, Iowa and Clinic Director for Hancock County Health Services at family practice settings in Britt, Garner, Kanawha and Wesley, IA.
Rick and his wife Katie reside in Forest City, and have three adult sons. Rick enjoys bicycling in north Iowa, cheering for the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, and attending college athletic events. Go UNI Panthers!
Kelly Rayhons joined Forest Plaza in January of 2012 as the Dietary Manager and Activity Coordinator.
Born and raised here, Kelly has strong family and business ties to this community, operating a retail floral business in the ’90′s, and owning and operating a state registered child care business for 16 years before coming to Forest Plaza.
Kelly and her husband, Dale, reside in Forest City, and have five children. Kelly enjoys reading, baking, trapshooting, football, and motorcycle riding.
Cheryl was born and raised in Ames, Iowa. Her first career was that of a ballet dancer, back when one was considered “old” at 23! At that point, she moved to San Diego, where she worked as Supervisor of Computer Operations for 10 years for Pacific Southwest Airlines. She then helped the San Diego Zoo open a fine-dining restaurant and a multi-million-dollar catering department. When her time there ended, she went back to school to get her RN degree. She moved to Albert Lea, MN, in 1998, to care for her mother, and has been nursing in the area ever since.