1950 Larkin Ave Elgin, IL 60123  (847) 742-7070
Meet Our Staff
- Meet Our Staff



Joseph McManus - Administrator, LNHA, MBA

Joe is a healthcare executive with extensive experience in the healthcare industry. His experience is founded in system operations and staff development. He has had many leadership roles that have provided him with a vast array of training. Joe obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Western Illinois University with a Management, Nutritional Counseling and Education specialty. After college, he worked for esteemed institutions such as Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center, The University of Chicago Hospitals and Edward Hospital & Health Services.

Once Joe joined Advocate Sherman West Court, he expanded his knowledge of healthcare related to Nursing and Plant Operations as well as interdepartmental process development. In 2006, Joe obtained his Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management. 

Joe and his wife have three daughters and reside in Elgin area. He enjoys golfing, the outdoors, cooking and baking.


Angela Lackowski

Angela Lackowski - Assistant Administrator

Angela has worked in the healthcare industry since 1987.  Her professional goal has been to work and progress in the field of business management, specifically the medical and public health environment. Angela began her career at Sherman West Court in 1991, before the facility opened and admitted its first resident.

“I have seen such a transformation of healthcare " she says. “I am proud to work with an organization that focuses on patient safety and quality outcomes.” Our associates work here because they share our vision of being the best and providing compassionate healthcare to the communities that we serve.”

Angela is married and has two daughters and lives locally with her family. Her oldest daughter is a critical care nurse and the other is studying at NIU with an interest in healthcare.



Ligaya Manzano, RN - Director of Nursing

Ligaya is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has been with Advocate Sherman West Court  since the opening of the facility. Her passion is helping people, which is the reason she became a nurse. Her goal is to provide excellent care and produce excellent outcomes in the most collaborative way.

Ligaya was born and educated in the Philippines. She has a son child and lives locally.


Marco Del Castillo

Marco Del Castillo, PT - Director of Rehabilitation

Marco is a licensed Physical Therapist who comes to Advocate Sherman West Court with extensive professional experience, specializing in Rehabilitation Care for the elderly population. He has occupied various positions in the clinical and management care at skilled nursing facilities, providing excellence in therapy interventions and outcomes.

Marco also resides locally with his wife and family.  In his spare time he enjoys photography, visual arts and basketball.


Bonnie Shariati

Bonnie Shariati, RD LDN

Bonnie obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Northern Illinois University. Upon graduation, she completed a year-long didactic internship from Loyola University Chicago. She has primarily worked in the long-term care field as a clinical dietitian helping patients and residents with unique nutrition needs.In addition, she has worked in the acute setting at Advocate Sherman Hospital.

Bonnie lives with her husband and two children. As a self-defined foodie, her interests include cooking, baking and entertaining for family and friends. She also enjoys exercise and tennis.


Gail Badgley

Gail Badgley - Admissions Coordinator

Gail has been an important staff member of Advocate Sherman West Court and has served in numerous roles since 1995.  including Unit Secretary, Medical Supplies, Supply Clerk and Admissions.

Gail is married and she has two grown sons. Her hobbies include reading, embroidery, doll collecting and traveling. Her favorite destinations include Amsterdam, Tahiti and Hawaii. 


 Natalie Neuman

Natalie Neuman, MSW, LCSW - Case Manager

At Advocate Sherman West Court, Natalie works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Discharge Planner where she is involved in the daily care and wellbeing of her patients while in the facility. She also assists patients in their transition to an appropriate post-rehabilitation setting.

Natalie received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago. Passionate about working with the adult population, Natalie has worked in a variety of settings since graduation.  Previous experience includes work as a mental health professional.

Natalie lives nearby and enjoys spending time with her family.


 Dr. Todd Gephart

Dr.Gephart - Medical Director

Dr. Todd Gephart currently serves as Associate Medical Director for Advocate Sherman West Court. He attended University of Illinois College of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Gephart practices at Northwest Health Care Associates in East Dundee and has privileges at Sherman Hospital, St. Alexius Medical Center and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.