Jeff Russell, LNHA, has been the Administrator of Alden Poplar Creek since July 2009. Jeff joined Alden in 2000 as the Medicaid Reimbursement Manager after working for the Illinois Department of Public Aid. Jeff is a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division before going to college at Southern Illinois University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Jeff is a licensed nursing home administrator and was recognized by the Illinois Health Care Association by being nominated 2012 Administrator of the Year.