Continuous training and years of service have built a staff at the James L. West Center for Dementia Care that can care for the most difficult dementia complications with compassion and expertise.
Staff members in every department receive initial and ongoing training in all aspects of memory care for many types of dementia disorders. Every resident is different, and our staff is skilled in discovering each one’s needs and abilities, at every stage of their journey.
Average staff tenure at The James L. West Center for Dementia Care is four years — a remarkable achievement in the health care field.
Dr. Janice Knebl has served as medical director for the James L. West Center since it opened in 1993. A highly-respected geriatrician, professor in geriatrics and clinical researcher, Dr. Knebl works closely with the West Center’s leadership and its student programs to ensure high-quality care.
Dr. Sarah Ross has served as medical director for one year but has been a physician working with Dr. Knebl at James L. West since 2012.
|Cheryl Harding, PhD||President/CEO|
|Silver Brezzell||Director of Nursing|
|Cathy Neece Brown, CFRE||VP of Mission Support|
|Kathryn Brigaitis||Chief Financial Officer|
|Jaime Cobb Tinsley, CAEd||VP of Dementia & Caregiver Education|
|Kristie Boiles, PHR||VP of Admin Support & Human Resources|
|Parker Foster||Director of Admissions|
|Hollie Glover, LPC||Director of Education & Family Support Services|
|Theresa Clarkin, LBSW, ACM-SW||Director of Social Services|
|Jessica Weckel||Director of Dining Services|
|Lydia Ford||Director of Compliance|
|Valynda King||Life Enrichment Director|
2021 Board of Directors
Kirk Driver – Board Chair
Amy Patyk – Chair Elect
Michael Annis – Treasurer-Vice Chair of Finance
Karen Schroder – Secretary
Randall Johnson – Immediate Past Chair
Martha Mellina Jones
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