A vision born of experience.

MRC is blessed with exceptional leadership throughout our family of communities and services. A collection of experience and passion for serving senior adults make up our Executive Team in our corporate office.

DON STEPHENS

DON STEPHENS

INTERIM PRESIDENT & CEO / 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 SEIFERT

YVONNE SEIFERT

VICE PRESIDENT 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. In 2018, Yvonne was promoted to VP of Clinical Services at MRC. 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.

MATTHEW CURRIE

MATTHEW CURRIE

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
CRESTVIEW & THE LANGFORD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Matthew is a native Texan from Franklin, who graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. Matthew served our country faithfully as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army.

Matthew found his calling for serving seniors in 2000 as a part-time employee at Crestview Healthy Living Community. Matthew returned in 2001 and, while employed, completed a two-year internship in 2003 to obtain his administrators license. Upon completion, Matthew left to work for a well-respected, family-owned long-term care business in the Bryan community.

Matthew considers himself very fortunate to have returned to Crestview in 2007 as executive director. His passion for the senior living industry is evident in his daily interactions between staff, volunteers, residents and families alike. Matthew believes the key to serving seniors is attracting and retaining faithful, caring and trusted staff who treat the people we serve as if they’re family. Matthew’s motto is: “It’s all about customer service.”

Matthew’s credentials include Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA), Certified Assisted Living Facility Manager, Home Health Administrator, and Certified Aging Services Professional.

AMY THOMAS

AMY THOMAS

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
CORNERSTONE AND PINECREST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Amy has served residents of PineCrest since 1995. 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.

In her current role as executive director, 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.

TODD PARTIN

TODD PARTIN

DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT

Todd Partin joined the MRC team in November 2004 as the Residential Living Manager at MRC PineCrest in Lufkin. In January 2010, Todd was promoted to the position of Assistant Administrator where his primary focus was to serve those living and working in Assisted Living and Memory Care at PineCrest. In 2012, Todd and his family relocated to Texarkana where Todd was promoted to the role of Executive Director at MRC Cornerstone in January of 2013. Todd’s role with MRC transitioned again in April 2018 when he assumed the newly created position of Director of Engagement in which he works with leaders in all MRC communities to better engage both employees and residents in the life of their respective communities.

Todd holds a Master of Marriage and Family (M.MFT.) degree from Abilene Christian University, is a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA) and a Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP).  Todd’s philosophy in life is simple: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

Todd and his wife, Darla, have been married since October 1997 and together have two great kids – a son, Zachary, and a daughter, Hailee.

JOY KEELS

JOY KEELS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MRC AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Joy Keels has been serving senior adults for the past 14 years. She joined Crestview in January 2008 as the marketing director, and in November 2008 was promoted to director of affordable housing. In July 2011, she was given the challenge to oversee Bayview and Oakview Senior Housing in La Porte, Texas. Joy received her Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) certification within her first year as director of affordable housing, in October 2012, she obtained her Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP) certification from the University of North Texas, and was named LeadingAge Texas Housing Professional 2013. Since she has been executive director of affordable housing, Crestview Terrace, Place and Unity have been designated “Communities of Quality,” a national award for affordable housing.

She currently serves on the Senior Living committee through LeadingAge Texas and is board president of the Affordable Housing Management Association of East Texas. She continues to strive for quality affordable housing for senior adults that they can be proud to call home.

MICHELLE MILES

MICHELLE MILES

CONTROLLER

Michelle Miles has over 20 years of experience in accounting. She joined Methodist Retirement Communities in 2012 as the corporate and foundation accountant. In 2014, she was promoted to assistant controller and in 2018 she was promoted to her current role as controller for MRC. Michelle received a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

MRC Board of Directors

  • Alyce Anne Baggett
  • Dr. Jesse Brannen
  • Sam Burris
  • Kimberly Denney
  • Wayne Haglund
  • John Hicks
  • Bill King
  • Lisa McNair
  • Dr. Charles Millikan
  • Rev. Preston Morgan
  • Don Morriss
  • Rev. B.T. Williamson
  • Rev. Jack Womack
  • Tom Wussow