Marti Jatis, 39, has been named executive director of Smith village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Beverly neighborhood. She first started with the Smith communities in 1998 as the dietitian for the Washington and Jane Smith Community. The property was completely redeveloped in late 2007 and renamed Smith Village. She briefly worked as director of food and nutrition services for what is now MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island but returned to Smith Senior Living when it completed Smith Crossing's Orland Park campus in 2004. Jatis received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Northern Illinois University.