McKendree Marketing and Activities Team and Stevie!
Barbara Morrison LNHA
Barbara Morrison is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in History and Government and a Master’s degree in Public Service/Public Administration. Barbara has over 20 years of experience in various facets of health care and human resources management including managing multi-site programs for traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, and rehabilitation and long term care. Prior to coming to McKendree Village, Barbara managed one of the largest long term care programs in the state, with programs that included assisted living, adult day care, respiratory and skilled rehabilitation services, a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC) and long term care.
Barbara is an active member of the Tennessee Health Care Association, serving previously on the Board and the Government Relations Committee; she presently serves on the Survey and Quality Committee.
Director of Community Sales and Marketing
Jane Schnelle joined McKendree Village in September 2013 as Director of Volunteers. In June she was promoted to her current position. Jane comes to McKendree with 15 years experience as Director of the local senior center, FiftyForward Donelson Station and Director of The Larry Keeton Theatre.
Jane has served as President of the Donelson Hermitage Chamber, on the board of Leadership Donelson Hermitage, Rotary, Donelson Hermitage Exchange Club and currently serves as co-chair of the Ways and Means Committee of the Stones River Women’s Club. Jane has recently been appointed by Mayor Karl Dean to serve on the Healthy Nashville Leadership Council.
Jane has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Tennessee State University and a graduate degree in Human Relations from Cumberland University.
Leah Jack returns to McKendree Village in her role as Assisted Living Administrator. She has served in multiple roles at McKendree including consulting with Health Center Admissions prior to landing as the Assisted Living Administrator.
Leah had previously served in mental health counseling, facilitated adventure-based counseling and team building with Ropes Course initiatives, and she served as the Executive Director of the Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce prior to her McKendree return.
Leah has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with Music Minor from Belmont University and has proudly served on the Alumni Board of Directors there. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Larry Keeton Theatre and has a passion for the arts and creative endeavors.
Tina joined the McKendree team in November 2017. She previously worked as the Community Relations Director for Elmcroft Assisted Living for five years. During this time, she served as interim Executive Director during 2015. She received the 2015 Elmcroft Top Producer award for the Tennessee region. She was a guest speaker at The Time Out Workshop where she presented “One Dream at a Time.” At this conference for social workers, she shared the benefits of providing senior adults with “A Second Wind Dream.” She began her career working in college admissions for nine years. She was a co-owner of a family retail business in which she served as Sales and Marketing Manager. Plus, she was also a sales manager for a promotional company where she established over 75 accounts within her 4 year stay.
Tina has volunteered her time as a member of the Development, Alumni Affairs and Public Relations Committee for The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, a member of the Long Range Planning Committee at Hendersonville First Baptist Church and President of the Jack Anderson Elementary PTO. Her son is a physical therapist and her daughter is a nurse. She appreciates the common thread of the healthcare field within her family.
Suzanne Hogan has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1994 and in the long-term care industry since 1990. She started as a Social Worker in a nursing home after graduating from college. Very quickly Suzanne realized that working with the elderly was where her heart belonged. She decided to further her career and learn health care administration. She graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and was licensed in Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Suzanne is originally from Nashville and has lived most of her life in Hendersonville and Clarksville. She now lives in Clarksville with her husband. She has 4 grown children, 2 boys ages 26 and 22 and 2 girls ages 20 and 18. Working as a nursing home administrator is more than a job, but a ministry to her. She feels that she can make a difference in the elderly and disabled by helping them have a quality of life during their golden years. She strives to help people each day and hopes to have a positive impact on their lives. She enjoys being a servant leader. Her goal is to have the wisdom and leadership to help McKendree continue the love and care for the elderly of our community.
Steve Saunders joined the McKendree team as Director of Human Resources in October, 2015. Steve has over 15 years of experience in various areas of Human Resources including employee relations, recruiting, and professional development . Prior to coming to McKendree Village Steve was the Human Resources Coordinator at a local LTACH and also directed a professional development program for MTSU. Steve is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BSBA and a MDin from Southern Seminary. Steve has served as a board member for many non-profit agencies.
Jesse A. Green joins McKendree Village as Director of Pastoral Care after serving in a part time position where he visited with McKendree residents and family providing a full range of counseling and grief support. Jesse is married to Conie E. Green and has 3 children and two grandchildren. Jesse is from Louisville Kentucky.
Jesse has a B.A. from Oakwood University and a M.Div., S.D.A. from Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He is an ordained seventh day Adventist minister.
Anthony Shiffer joins McKendree Village as Executive Chef. Anthony is a seasoned Hotel Manager and Food and Beverage professional having experience as an Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director with Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Bay Point Resort and Hilton Hotels. Anthony moved to Nashville 5 years ago as the Director of Food and Beverage at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs and most recently Director of Dining Services for Brookdale Senior Living.
Business Office Manager
Charlene Kinder is the Business Office Manager at McKendree Village. Charlene relocated from Eastern Kentucky four years ago. She has been in health care 27 years. During that time, Charlene has worked in a corporate office setting in accounts receivable, regional business office co-ordinator, nursing home administrator and business office manager. Charlene states of McKendree about when she first came to the campus “if a job could feel like home…I am home!”.
Jennifer A. Petty, MSN, RN is a 2003 graduate of Vanderbilt University. She has been involved in healthcare since the late 90’s when she became a Certified Nursing Assistant. From the beginning of her journey as a nurse, she pursued her LPN degree from the Sumner County Practical Nursing Program. She then continued her education by obtaining her Masters of Science in Nursing and becoming an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a focus in Geriatrics. Jennifer also continued her education and obtained the certificate as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. After years as a nurse practitioner working in two clinics with physicians as mentors, she opened her own clinic in Lebanon, Tennessee in 2007, Petty Adult and Geriatric Care Clinic, LLC. It was there that Petty continued her leadership role and aspiring love of treating and caring for others. In 2012, she decided that chapter in her life book was complete and sold her practice to Dr. Alexander Badru, who still owns and operates the practice in Lebanon and renamed in Zion Wellness and Medical Clinic.
Over the years as a CNA, LPN and NP, she has touched many lives throughout the Wilson, Davidson, Sumner, Trousdale, Rutherford and surrounding counties. She believes in treating her patients like family and strives to encourage her staff to take the best care possible of her residents at whatever level of care they are in need of. She has great experience as a Director of Nursing at a skilled nursing facility with 180 beds. She is excited about the opportunity to continue her healthcare journey as the new Director of Nursing at McKendree Village Healthcare Center. “I simply just love people!”, Jennifer said. She has a great vision and is looking forward to the future in healthcare at McKendree. Not only is she interested in the residents at the healthcare center but campus wide. She sees the value and importance of developing and maintaining relationships with the area hospitals. McKendree Village is a wonderful facility and she so is excited to be part of it.
Jennifer has been married to her high school sweetheart, Shane Petty, for 22 years. Shane was a law enforcement officer for over 18 years and retired as a Sergeant from Lebanon Police Department in 2015. Their careers exemplify that they are leaders in their fields with servant hearts. They reside in Mount Juliet, Tennessee with their five children.
Facilities Management Director, McKendree Village
Brian holds licenses in EPA Refrigerant Transition, Basic Electricity from Tennessee Technology Center and HVAC certification. Prior to McKendree Village, Brian had 17 years of experience with a large long term care and assisted living organization. His positions included Facilities Management Director, Facilities Management Supervisor and Building Operations Mechanic. Areas of expertise include Life Safety Rules and Regulations, Preventive Maintenance, Commercial and Industrial Construction and Environmental/janitorial services.