LEADING FROM THE HEART
Our leadership together represents over a century of experience and a great wealth of knowledge in the evolution of best practices in compassionate care.
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.
Teri has a broad experience in healthcare, as she has served in various roles throughout her career. Her experience ranges from serving at Pediatric ICU nursing in Lubbock and at Memorial Hermann in Houston to playing a key role for 13 years in the operations of Dr. Ficklen’s medical practice at Turtle Creek Medical in Huntsville. She even helped start and oversee a hospital case management support company.
Ficklen is originally from Tomball and a graduate of Tomball High School. She attended Texas Tech University and subsequently received her RN from Methodist Hospital in Lubbock. She went on to earn her BSN from Texas Tech University School of Nursing.
Ficklen moved to Huntsville in 1998 where her husband, Dr. David Ficklen, started his medical practice upon completing residency. The duo has raised their five children in Huntsville, all of which attended Alpha Omega Academy, and now their granddaughters are representing the second generation at the academy. Ficklen and her family have been members of Fellowship of Huntsville Church for over 21 years.
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.
Joie joined the MRC team in January 2017 as the Human Resources Coordinator. She holds a SHRM-SCP human resource certification, and brings over 15 years of experience to our team. She transitioned to Assisted Living Director in September 2019. Joie is a Certified Dementia Care Professional (CMDCP) through the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (ICCDP).
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.
Jason joined the Creekside team in 2021 after working in dining serves and management for several years. Jason is passionate about providing excellent meals for the elders as well as for their friends and family. He is committed to serving meals that are made from fresh ingredients without additional preservatives. While Jason is best known for his burgers, he is also popular for his smile and commitment to incredible service, seasoned with kindness and compassion. Jason has been married to his wife for over 20 years with six children. Jason and his wife feel uniquely called to foster and adopt children and minister to their needs. When Jason isn't at work, you might find him serving as a Volunteer Firefighter.
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