Team

Campus

Melissa Curry, Chief Executive Officer

Melissa Curry,
Chief Executive Officer

The leader of the pack Melissa is small in stature but big in heart. She loves her community, planting flowers, and the occasional poker game with our residents. Melissa leads her team with passion and never stops short of making MVSL a welcoming home for all who enter our doors.

Carol Smith,
Business Development Director

Carol loves to experience the world through her senses, whether it’s taking a walk in nature, hearing the wind make a windchime sing, or watching the butterflies soar. She is our marketing maven and loves to light a candle, cuddle in a quilt, and watch a good episode of Wheel of Fortune!

Deborah Covitz,
Accounting Director

I moved here from Florida
And numbers are my game
So happy to join Methodist
And Deborah is my name

Debits are left
And credits are right
As the new accountant
I can surely shed some light

Alicia Hanson, Campus Education Director

Alicia Hanson,
Campus Education Director

Alicia has been on the team since she was a baby nurse (new graduate). The self-proclaimed nerd of the team, she loves to learn and teach others new things. Alicia is an animal lover and lives by the moto “Make your heart the most beautiful thing about you”.

Larry Brooks, Maintenance Director

Larry Brooks,
Maintenance Director

Larry and the maintenance department keep everything running smoothly on campus. Larry has been with MVSL for over 18 years and loves to make our Care Center feel like home for our residents. Is his spare time you can find him in a deer stand or on the banks of a river casting a line.

Katee Jones, CEO Executive Assistant

Katee Jones,
CEO Executive Assistant

Katee is the Swiss army knife of the team. When she puts her mind to it she can handle anything thrown her way, including keeping Melissa on schedule. When the day is done you can find her sharing snacks with her Bassett Hound, Alfie, and Netflixing to her hearts content.

Millie Meyers, Nursing Services Director

Millie Meyers,
Chief Nursing Officer

Millie’s deep roots to her family and faith keep her grounded. She loves sitting on the porch swing, going on long walks, and dancing on her kitchen floor. She’s a goal setter and is aiming at becoming certified in Acupuncture and becoming a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner.

Joanie Feyen, Dietary Director

Joanie Feyen,
Dietary Director

When the hunger pains strike Joanie is your girl! She keeps the residents and staff full on the daily. Joanie started out as a dishwasher and climbed the food pyramid to the top and became our Dietary Manager in 1998. When she’s not cooking up storm, she has two children and four grandchildren that keep her plates spinning.

Amy Parmenter,
MDS Director

Amy has spent over half of her professional career with MVSL. Along with being the director of MDS she also serves as our acting administrator. She loves reading, fishing, and spending time with her family.

Assisted Living

Lorri Armstrong,
Assistant Activities/HR

Sarah Tisdale,
Resident Liaison

Hiking, Camping, and Fishing Oh MY!
Sarah’s hometown of Gentry Arkansas, offers the perfect backdrop for all of her favorite things!
Her love of meeting new people and helping in any way she can makes her a great fit on team MVSL.

Stehpanie Morlan,
Activities Director

In the simplest of terms, Stephanie loves people. She spends her days hosting fun activities for our residents, and she spends her nights preparing big meals for her family and friends, and visiting the creek that runs through her backyard.

Care Center

Deanna Fears, Care Center Administrator

Deanna Fears,
Care Center Administrator

What do golden retrievers, boutique shopping, and one spoiled grandson have in common? They are all just a few of Deanna’s favorite things. Deanna is the Administrator of our Care Center and she loves being part of each of our resident’s family.

Querida Juarez, Care Center Administrative Assistant

Querida Juarez,
Care Center Administrative Assistant

Querida’s friendly face is one of the first you will see when you visit our Care Center. Her favorite human is her adorable and spunky 5-year-old son who keeps her on her toes. When she isn’t working, she attends college full time, hence her life motto: Life is better hectic than boring.

Brandie Simmons,
Care Center Admissions Director

Brandie is a California girl, born and raised in Patterson she moved to Arkansas in 2000. She is a proud nana of two granddaughters and loves shopping and talking. You can find Brandie in the Admissions office and she would love to talk to you about our Care Center.

Marla Pense, Activities Director

Marla Pense,
Care Center Activities Director

Marla started her healthcare career as a CNA and is now our Director of Activities. She is married and lives in Mountainburg. She has two daughters and four grandchildren and enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

Tina Browder, Housekeeping Director

Tina Browder,
Care Center Environmental Services Director

Our very own Mary Poppins, Tina can whip up a cake, mend a torn blouse, or build a snowman village, all while keeping our campus neat and tidy. She loves snorkeling and watching old movies.

Susan Gill, Staffing Director

Susan Gill,
Care Center Staffing Director

Susan is our Staffing superstar! She has been married for 34 years and has two children, and a son in law. She loves laying on the beach and dreaming of Barry Manilow.

Connor Schmidt,
Massage Therapist

Connor lives out the Golden Rule on a daily basis. His love for his job, our residents, and his coworkers is contagious. One of his favorite things is seeing the smile on a residents face after a refreshing massage.

Independent Living

Pamela Blocker,
Independent Living Director

The resident giggle box, Pam has been with MVSL since 1987. She started out as a CNA, and now manages our Independent Living. You will always find her smiling, and she loves to make others smile too!