Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker

Executive Director

Kevin is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our community. He has managed several full-service senior living communities in Florida and New Jersey, and brings this experience to The Woodlands at Furman. Kevin is a graduate of York University in Toronto, Canada, and really likes the weather in Greenville. Kevin has managed The Woodlands since August 2013.

Carol S. Babbitt, NHA, CRCFA

Carol S. Babbitt, NHA, CRCFA

Assistant Executive Director / Health Services Administrator

Carol keeps daily operations running smoothly throughout the health center, which includes our Assisted Living, Memory Care and Short- and Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care. That’s no small task, so her 20+ years of experience in senior living health care administration is appreciated by staff and residents every day.

Angela Hecker

Angela Hecker

Director of Sales and Marketing

Angela is responsible for the continued growth of The Woodlands community through sales and branding. Her leadership and strategy experience in the pharmaceutical industry goes hand-in-hand with her experience in building relationships as a senior living sales counselor. And her experience in musical theatre makes for some very entertaining conversations.

Stephanie Cole, NHA, CRCFA

Stephanie Cole, NHA, CRCFA

Assistant Administrator / Director of Resident Services

Stephanie provides support through resident and family advocacy. Her primary focus is ensuring the highest quality of life for our residents. She’s worked in geriatrics for more than a decade, and is also a licensed nursing home administrator and community residential care facility administrator.

Brandy Reece, RN

Brandy Reece, RN

Director of Nursing

With over 20 years of experience in rehabilitation and geriatrics, Brandy understands quality senior patient care, and she brings compassion and insight to the daily operations of the health center. She provides valuable leadership to ensure that residents receive excellent health service from different levels of licensed staff.

Amelia Scheidhauer

Amelia Scheidhauer

Director of Dining Services

Amelia oversees all things dining-related at The Woodlands. She uses her 14 years of experience in food service to create ever-changing menus featuring high-quality meals. The menus provide options empowering residents to choose meals that fit their dietary needs. She also encourages communication between residents and staff to create enjoyable dining experiences. Residents often comment how they’re glad to return after vacations, because they missed the food.

Andrea Payment

Andrea Payment

Lifestyles Director

Andrea is responsible for the daily entertainment and activities that keep our residents connected, engaged and very happy. Her experience in the art and nonprofit worlds are serving her well as she serves our community every day.

Rick Brackett

Rick Brackett

Director of Plant Operations

Rick’s behind-the-scenes work keeps our whole community running efficiently. He supports the day-to-day maintenance needs, works with contractors and vendors, plans community improvement projects, trains staff, and oversees preventive maintenance, landscaping, safety and security.

Kathy Young

Kathy Young

Business Office Director

We work hard to maintain the financial goals of the community. Kathy is a big part of that effort, working closely with our management company. She’s involved in budgeting, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. She also makes sure residents stay informed about financial matters, and keeps those lines of communication open.

Bobby R. Kimmons Jr, MHRD, SPHR

Bobby R. Kimmons Jr, MHRD, SPHR

Human Resource Director

Bobby is the reason we have the kind of staff that makes this community feel like family. He recruits, trains and retains outstanding team members for The Woodlands. With his background and certifications in human resource management and health care recruitment, when he makes a hiring recommendation, we listen.

Donna Smith

Donna Smith

Housekeeping Director

We’re proud of our beautiful community – and Donna makes sure it stays beautiful. She supervises our housekeeping teams, ensuring that apartments, rooms and common areas are clean, neat and attractive every day.

Merietta McKenzie

Merietta McKenzie

Director of Concierge Services

“Service” is not her middle name, but it should be. Merietta and her team of communication professionals are the first points of engagement for the community. They keep information flowing to all departments and ensure that our award-winning customer service standards are met. Her background in hospitality, customer service and public relations serve us all well.

James Nickelson

James Nickelson

Development Director

Giving back and doing good is an important part of who we are. James makes sure it all happens. He’s responsible for the philanthropic activities of The Woodlands, including the operations of the Woodlands Legacy Fund and managing the community’s social accountability programs. His nonprofit leadership experience ensures we are in good hands.

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