ABOUT YOUR ADVISORS
Lauren O'Desky, CSA
I have always created deep connections with seniors, beginning with my grandparents and now with the families I have the honor of meeting and helping every day.
I am a native of Detroit and a graduate of the University of Michigan where I studied philosophy. After traveling abroad extensively, I settled in Chicago where I worked in the legal technology industry and raised a family with my husband Ryan. In 2010 we relocated to Milwaukee where we planted roots and are raising our three children.
It is a privilege to help family’s navigate during one of the most difficult transition periods of their lives. Whether they are staying in their homes with care or going to a supportive senior community, seniors deserve to know about all of the resources available to them to help THEM be in control. My team upholds the highest ethical confidentiality standards as we work side by side with hospitals, physicians, community partners and other resources to bring choices to our clients.
It is a pleasure to be a contributing editor of senior focused issues in local publications as well as a speaker, educator and advocate for seniors throughout Wisconsin.
Lauren is the recipient of The Rookie of the Year award in 2017 and Franchisee of the Year for 2018.
Courtney Crawford, Senior Care Advisor
I have worked in the Senior Living industry for almost a decade. My background in business strategy and marketing allow me to bring a unique approach to finding solutions for clients and their families.
I was born and raised in Milwaukee and attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for my Bachelors of Business Administration and my Masters of Business Administration. I have served in various roles for both for-profit and non-profit Senior Living communities in the Milwaukee community.
Working with Oasis Senior Advisors allows me to blend my interest in problem solving with my passion for serving others. My favorite part of my day is educating families and guiding them through the myriad of options when it comes to finances, clinical needs, and an overall plan for the future. No one understands how hard it is to navigate the Senior Living and healthcare world until you are part of it; it’s a privilege to help shed some light on the process!
Kaitlyn Malek, Senior Care Advisor
I have a great passion for seniors and understand the importance of proactively planning in making informed decisions about care for an aging loved one. I have worked as the Director of Operations for a geriatric care management company and have managed assisted living communities for the last few years. I started my career in healthcare as a caregiver, I was working hands on with seniors in an assisted living community and have cared for my grandfather who had dementia. I completed nursing and science courses at Alverno College; graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree.
While having a career in healthcare, I enjoy take a customized approach by working one-on-one with families to manage care for their loved one. While managing assisted living communities, it was important to ensure residents’ care needs were met.
I’m excited to be working as a Senior Advisor at Oasis Senior Advisors because I understand the importance of finding resources that are a great fit for your loved one by taking a customized approach. At Oasis we help families every step of the way on their journey.
Margaret Schultz, DHA
I was born and raised in Milwaukee and left to join the Army right out of High School. I served 12 years as a Combat Medic and Trauma Instructor. I spent my time both stateside and overseas in Haiti and Afghanistan working with various populations focusing on health and safety. During my time in the Army I also obtained degrees in Healthcare Administration. After my last deployment, I began dedicating a lot of my time working and volunteering with various Veteran organizations. Through those organizations, I developed relationships with individuals and their families that I cherish. I have always connected with seniors, starting with the very close relationships I have had with my own grandparents. I love the impact their stories have, and the lessons that they share. I am honored to be able to spend time connecting and assisting seniors and their loved ones as a Senior Advisor with Oasis.
John Becwar, Certified Senior Advisor®
I am a Wisconsin native. I grew up in Prairie du Chien and have lived in the Milwaukee area for over 30 years. I love interacting with people, developing friendships, and creating positive outcomes for families.
I am an avid fan of Wisconsin sports teams, particularly the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers. I’m also passionate about maintaining health and fitness through cycling and cross country skiing.
I can think of nothing more fulfilling than helping families through a particularly difficult time, offering them guidance, support and helpful information.