Mike joined Crestview in 1994 as the activity director. In 2003, he received his administrator’s license and was promoted to admissions director. In 2004, he was promoted to administrator. Prior to joining Crestview, Mike worked with cerebral palsy patients providing rehabilitative therapy at the C.P. Rehab Center in Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Adams graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and received his Certified Aging Services Professional certification in 2012 from the University of North Texas.
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.
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.
Jeff brings 12 years of long-term care experience to MRC Cornerstone. He obtained his nursing facility administrator license in 2008 and has served as administrator and executive director in Louisiana, Arkansas and now Texas. Jeff is a native of Louisiana but has made Texarkana home with his wife, Melissa, and 3 children: Wes, Levi and Reese.
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.
Dan has a bachelor’s degree in business from Baylor University and a master’s degree in hospitality from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. He’s worked for over 20 years in the hotel industry in both operations and marketing. Complementing his work experience, Dan has served as a leader in the hospitality industry by serving on the board of the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association and as president of the Brazos Valley Lodging Association. Additionally, Dan served as an adjunct professor in Austin Community College’s hospitality management program. Dan and his wife, Shari, live in College Station with their children, Drew and Sarah.
Heath Foust has worked at PineCrest for 18 years and has managed the Physical Plant department for the past 15 years. His prior experience includes working for Sears repairing all major brands of appliances and for an A/C company installing and repairing A/C systems and minor electrical work. One of his greatest accomplishments was joining the U.S. Air Force after high school graduation, where he learned leadership and supervisory skills that serve him well in his current role.
Britany has several years of experience as an area director of operations for hotels in the Texarkana area. She was most recently general manager of a local hotel in Texarkana. Britany has a strong hospitality background, and with her ICARE values, she’ll be a great asset to the MRC team. Britany is a native of Texarkana and has solid business ties with the community. She is married and has two boys, 18 and 21, and a 6-year-old daughter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hannah Pierce joined MRC in 2012 as a social worker for PineCrest Healthy Living Community in Lufkin, Texas. She completed the Administrator in Training Program in April 2014 and was named the administrator for all health care areas in 2015. Hannah obtained her bachelor’s degree in social work from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2012, as well as her nursing facility administrator license in 2015.
Hannah’s enjoyed working in long term care since 2011. She strives for excellence in all her endeavors. Her passion is promoting the best quality of life for the residents through coaching, managing and mentoring staff.
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.
Greg joined MRC in 2017, bringing an extensive background in the hospitality industry, including positions with the Hilton North Hotel and Hotel Zaza in Houston as well as the San Luis Resort in Galveston. His experience with hospitality fits well with our mission to provide an engaging and amenity-filled quality of life for our residents. Greg holds a Masters of Business Administration from Florida International University in Miami and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
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.
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.
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.
MRC Board of Directors
- Alyce Anne Baggett
- Dr. Jesse Brannen
- Sam Burris
- Kimberly Denney
- Wayne Haglund
- John Hicks
- Ron Jennette
- Bill King
- Lisa McNair
- Dr. Charles Millikan
- Rev. Preston Morgan
- Don Morriss
- Rev. B.T. Williamson
- Rev. Jack Womack
- Tom Wussow