Cantrell Allen is a certified dietary manager & a certified food safety manager. A graduate of culinary school, she has 4 children from a previous marriage, and 4 stepchildren with her current husband. She and her husband are the proud grandparents of 11 grandchildren, and her oldest daughter is expecting the 12th grandchild in summer 2018. Cantrell is a Houston native, who has lived and worked across Texas and New Mexico in her career in hospitality, health care & culinary services.
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 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 for 3 years. She moved to Texas from Wisconsin in January of 2014 and married her current 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 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 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 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 has worked for MRC Towncreek 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 30 years.
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. Earlier this year, 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 has been with MRC Creekside for nearly 2 years as the marketing and admissions coordinator. She has more than 15 years of experience in sales and customer service; 2 of those years have been in the health care industry. Courtney lives in Conroe, Texas, with her husband of 7 years and their 2-year-old son.
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 is currently serving 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.
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 was the IT Director for Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon, TN for about 2 years; for Hillsdale Hospital in Hillsdale, MI for about 2 years; for Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, IN for about 5 years and for IU Health – White Memorial in Monticello, IN for about 5 years.
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 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 currently chairs the Peer Group for Leading Age and has mentored nursing students in precept programs from several nursing schools in ADN and BSN disciplines.
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 a couple of years 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.
As regional vice president, Amy oversees the operations of Creekside, as well as Cornerstone in Texarkana, TX and PineCrest in Lufkin, TX, 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 leads by example and is a champion for customer service and excellence in resident health services. She is an inspiration to employees because she looks for the best in others and strives to help others grow professionally as they serve our mission.
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 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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