PLUS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE DEDICATED TO SENIOR CARE.

Our leadership together represents over a century of experience and a great wealth of knowledge in the evolution of best practices in compassionate care for American seniors.

  • KRISTA BAILEY

    KRISTA BAILEY

    DIRECTOR OF NURSING

    Krista Bailey has been working with seniors for 25 years, with 8 of these years working as a consultant in long-term care. She has been the Director of Nursing at Creekside since March 2015. She moved to Texas from Wisconsin in January of 2014 and married her husband in February 2015; they have 5 children and 2 grandsons. Krista and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with their children, spread out across Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, and Georgia. Krista’s goal is to ensure each and every Creekside resident is provided with quality care, and is very content with their stay and the progress they’ve made.

  • NICHOLE BECKER

    NICHOLE BECKER

    PHILANTHROPY DIRECTOR

    Nichole has bachelor’s degree in journalism and her master’s degree in media communication, public relations. Throughout her career, Nichole has worked for nonprofit children’s organizations doing fundraising through grant writing and special events. Nichole is originally from Illinois and moved to Texas in 2010. She and her husband John have been married 21 years and have 3 sons, Ian, Sam and Nicholas, and currently reside in The Woodlands. In addition to her family keeping her pretty busy, Nichole enjoys photography, long walks with their dog, Sherlock, and spending time with friends.

  • FRANCES BELTRAN

    FRANCES BELTRAN

    VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

    Frances Beltran began her service at MRC in 1998 as the Human Resources Specialist, moved to the Corporate Director of Human Resources, and now serves at the Vice President of Human Resources. She earned her CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) designation in 2004 and her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) in 2011.

    In her current role, Frances allows the ICARE values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence to guide her in serving MRC employees, as they in turn serve our most worthy seniors.

  • JOIE FORD

    JOIE FORD

    HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR

    Joie joined the MRC team in January, 2017. She holds a SHRM-SCP human resource certification, and brings over 15 years of experience to our team.

    Joie is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and currently lives in Montgomery, Texas with her husband, Jeff, 2 sons, Cash and Rayce, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She also has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys spending her spare time entertaining friends and family in her home and looks forward to annual beach vacations.

    Joie volunteers her time and talent serving on the board of a 501(c)(3) charity that supports underprivileged youth and elderly in Montgomery County.

  • TAMMY FULLER

    TAMMY FULLER

    ACCOUNTANT

    Tammy Fuller has worked for MRC Creekside for 13 years. She is a certified public accountant and graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BBA in Accounting. She is married with two children and has lived in Huntsville, Texas for over 30 years.

  • JILL JANES

    JILL JANES

    VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING

    Jill Janes has served in the senior living industry for over 8 years and brings a broad knowledge and understanding from her various positions held within the industry (from cook to vice president). Jill recently served as regional director of marketing and sales at Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) where she concentrated on marketing strategies, operational processes and system-wide growth. She also served as director of sales and marketing for PMMA as well as marketing director for Mesa Springs Retirement Village in Abilene, Texas. Along with her many sales awards and industry honors, Jill brings a positive and magnetic personality to MRC. Jill resides in Willis with her husband, Jeremy, and their six children: Max, Beaux, Jaxon, Landon, Ella Grace and Kelley. Jill and her family love spending time together fishing and exercising.

  • RON JENNETTE

    RON JENNETTE

    PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Ron Jennette has served in the senior living industry since 1994, initially joining the tax-exempt world as a financial management consultant for many years after serving as CFO for a private conglomerate of relatively small for-profit corporations in heavy equipment, construction, retail, and rental housing markets in Kansas and Texas. Ron joined Methodist Retirement Communities in April 2008 as CEO of the system and president of each affiliate. MRC is celebrating 55 years of service ministry to senior adults, now as a growing system of six market rate retirement communities (and a seventh in early development), plus five affordable housing communities and their own insurance captive. Prior to joining MRC, Ron also feels blessed to have served as CFO and CEO of Air Force Villages retirement communities in San Antonio, now known as Blue Skies of Texas.

    Ron is a graduate of the University of Louisville, with a degree in business administration and a major in finance. Prior joining this industry, Ron became a Certified Management Accountant. Since joining our industry, he first achieved certification as a Home for the Aged and Assisted Living Facility Administrator, then later as a Certified Aging Services Professional. Ron completed 12 years on the LeadingAge Texas Board, including two years as the board chair. He also previously served on the Public Policy Committee of LeadingAge (national), the Advisory Board for the Coalition of Leadership in Aging Services, the Vanderbilt Home Care Board of Directors, and spent approximately 10 years as a surveyor for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

    Ron is passionate about the mission of service ministry to senior adults and is focused on being a catalyst for making a positive difference in this world.

  • COURTNEY KEELS

    COURTNEY KEELS

    SENIOR LIVING COUNSELOR

    Courtney has been with MRC Creekside since 2016 as the Senior Living Counselor. She has more than 15 years of experience in sales and customer service. Courtney lives in Conroe, Texas, with her husband and son.

  • JAMES LOGAN

    JAMES LOGAN

    CREEKSIDE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    James Logan is the executive director for MRC Creekside Retirement Community in Huntsville, Texas. James has been associated with MRC since July of 2000. He started his career with MRC as the dining director for MRC Crestview in 2000 and was later promoted, after successfully completing the requirements for his Texas administrator’s license. James graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in food science and technology. He is also a graduate from The Leadership Institute from LeadingAge Texas and successfully completed his CASP (Certified Aging Service Professional) certification. James is a member of the Huntsville LIONS Club, an active member of the Huntsville — Walker County Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the board of directors for both. He has three sons — Jeromy, Patrick and Jacob Logan. Jeromy and Patrick are currently attending Sam Houston State University, while Jacob is attending Lonestar College. In his free time, James enjoys camping, swimming, hiking, family time, and playing with his two dogs — Simba and Gunner.

  • KRISTIN MIZRANY

    KRISTIN MIZRANY

    ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY SUPPORT DIRECTOR

    Kristin has worked for MRC Creekside since February, 2015.  She is a licensed vocational nurse and has worked with seniors for 10+ years in various settings from long-term care, home health, to assisted living.  She joined MRC Creekside as a charge nurse in Assisted Living and promoted to Assisted Living and Memory Support Director in September, 2015.

    Kristin has lived in the Huntsville area for over 20 years.  She and her husband enjoy life on their 10 acre farm near Huntsville with their 3 daughters (Addison, Gracelynn, and Savannah).  Kristin and her family enjoy caring for their farm animals, learning the art of gardening, and being outdoors as often as they can.

  • STEVE RAUSCH

    STEVE RAUSCH

    VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY

    Steve joined MRC in 2017 in his current position from United Methodist Communities of New Jersey, where he had been the Corporate Director of IT (Information Technology) for about 3 years. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions at Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon, TN; for Hillsdale Hospital in Hillsdale, MI; for Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, IN; and for IU Health – White Memorial in Monticello, IN.

    Steve holds an associate’s degree in computer information systems from Ivy Tech Community College, a BS in computer systems networking and telecommunications from Capella University, and a graduate certificate in cybersecurity from Central Michigan University.

  • YVONNE SEIFERT

    YVONNE SEIFERT

    DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES

    Yvonne is a native Texan with more than 20 years’ experience in long-term care, beginning as a charge nurse. She has held various positions throughout her career, including unit manager, MDS coordinator and director of nursing at one care center, where she worked for 10 years. She held the position of director of nursing at the center for eight years. Yvonne’s experience also includes the role of regional director of clinical services for another company where she oversaw the quality of care for eight centers across the state. During her tenure, the entire region showed significant improvement in the 5-Star rating system and in the company’s internal score card system.

    Yvonne establishes a strong emphasis on delivering high quality care, and she expects nothing short of excellence in the clinical department. In 2011, she joined MRC as the director of nursing at its Cornerstone community in Texarkana. In 2015, she was promoted to MRC director of clinical services. Yvonne holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from UT Arlington. She has chaired the Peer Group for Leading Age and has mentored nursing students in precept programs from several nursing schools in ADN and BSN disciplines.

  • DON STEPHENS

    DON STEPHENS

    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    Don joined the MRC team in January 2015, having worked in the senior living field since 1990. Prior to joining MRC, he served as CFO for retirement communities in Louisville, KY and Midland TX and spent time working as a financial software consultant for a provider of software to senior living organizations. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Baylor University and then completed his education in Finance and Accounting at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.

  • AMY THOMAS

    AMY THOMAS

    REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

    As Regional Vice President Amy oversees the operations of Cornerstone as well as sister MRC communities Creekside in Huntsville and PineCrest in Lufkin, where she also serves as Executive Director.

    Starting out as a licensed vocational nurse, Amy has touched many lives in her career growth. She also served as human resources coordinator and staff development director, roles that gave her great insight into the support needs of PineCrest employees. After obtaining her Bachelor of Business degree, Amy was charged with managing operations for the nursing and rehabilitation services of the community, and is currently working toward expanding home health services to residents of the greater Lufkin community.

    Amy continues to lead by example and is a champion for customer service and excellence in resident health services. Amy is also invested in the greater Lufkin community through the Kiwanis Club. She is an inspiration to our employees because she looks for the best in others and strives to help others grow professionally as they serve our mission.

  • KITTIE VANSTON

    KITTIE VANSTON

    LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

    Kittie Vanston has worked for MRC Creekside since December 2015. She holds a master’s degree in social work and has worked in the health care field for over 35 years. Having spent most of her life in Dallas, Kittie decided in 2005 to trade traffic jams and smog for blue skies and pine trees. Settled on 15 acres in a renovated farm house close to Huntsville, she and her husband enjoy caring for their 2 horses, 5 dogs and 2 cats.

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