Melissa is the Executive Director responsible for overseeing daily operations of the community, ensuring quality care and services are provided to residents and achieving high resident satisfaction. She is also Bloom's Director of Education and Development responsible for the training, development and growth of Bloom associates consistent with the Company's mission, core values and cultural initiatives, clinical standards, policies and procedures, State regulations and customer service guidelines. Bloom's mission is to enable residents to continue living full lives, by enjoying their favorite activities while discovering new ones, and blooming into their best selves through learning, growth and discovery. But this is not just limited to our residents. By creating an environment that fosters self-growth and self-actualization for others under Melissa’s leadership, Bloom associates reap those same benefits — ten-fold. Before being promoted to Director of Education and Development and consistent with Bloom's philosophy of organic growth, Melissa served as Bloom at Lakewood's Executive Director and was responsible for near perfect customer and associate satisfaction, non-existent associate turnover and occupancy of 98%. Prior to joining Bloom, Melissa enjoyed 24 years in skilled nursing serving as Executive Director of a variety of communities. She specialized in associate stabilization, census growth and customer satisfaction. Melissa is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in long term healthcare management and a minor in gerontology. She is licensed in Ohio and South Carolina.
Area Culinary Director
Herb is the Area Culinary Director responsible for overseeing the Dietary Department of Bloom communities and making sure that their delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals are made from scratch for our residents using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Our residents enjoy a five-star dining experience lead by Herb filled with a rich assortment of menu options. In collaboration with our Registered Dietician, Herb incorporates resident’s personal recipes, special requests, old time favorites and specific dietary needs so our well-balanced gourmet menus are designed with their health, personal tastes and preferences in mind. Understanding how important great food is to our residents, Herb is consistently introducing exciting new cuisines for the communities to enjoy. Herb has had a long career in the food industry as Food Service Manager, Food Production Manager, Executive Chef, Foood Service Director, Director of Culinary Services and Food & Beverage Director for various health care and other organizations. He received degrees in Food Service Management and Culinary Arts, received the highest marks for customer satisfaction and won numerous awards.
Community Relations Director
Derick is the Community Relations Director responsible for sales and marketing and has helped numerous families find placement for their loved ones. He is here to help you navigate the process and find the best fit for you and your loved one.
Life Enrichment Coordinator (Assisted Living)
Camille is the Life Enrichment Coordinator responsible for planning and coordinating community-sponsored activity, exercise and wellness programs for residents, as well as, ensuring our residents continue to live life to their fullest potential, enjoying their favorite activities while discovering new ones, and blooming into their best selves through growth and discovery.
Life Enrichment Coordinator (Memory Care)
Edward is the Life Enrichment Coordinator responsible for planning and coordinating community-sponsored activity, exercise and wellness programs for Memory Care residents, as well as, ensuring our residents continue to live life to their fullest potential, enjoying their favorite activities while discovering new ones, and blooming into their best selves through growth and discovery. Alzheimer’s and dementia does not stop an artist from wanting to paint, a fisherman from wanting to fish or a dancer from wanting to dance. While some residents may have lost their short term memories, Edward's mission, through our specialized programming and full calendar of activities and wellness programs, is to stimulate the long term memories that remain intact allowing our residents to continue being who they have always been.
Buiness Office Manager
Krisny is the Business Office Manager responsible for maintaining day-to-day business office operations and procedures, including payroll, rent deposits and resident billing.
Susan is the Wellness Director responsible for overseeing resident health care services, in-service training of the Health Services Department and conducting assessments.
Director of Maintenance
Conell is the Director of Maintenance responsible for maintenance, repairs and improvements to the community and keeping our residents' homes and surroundings in a clean, comfortable and safe condition.