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Welcome to our Faces of Care page. We are highlighting our dedicated and compassionate team members from across all our AMFM families. This is who we are. These are our stories. These are the faces of care.
Amanda Flowers joined the team at Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center as a CNA five years ago. She is now an LPN/UCN and said her favorite part of her job is helping people and taking care of her patients.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time shopping with her family.
Jordan Bias joined the team at Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center four years ago. She enjoys caring for her patients and building relationships with them.
In her spare time, Jordan enjoys spending time with her daughter and doing crafts.
Julie Nelson joined the AMFM family in 2017 as a Business Office Assistant at Wyoming Nursing & Rehabilitation Center before moving to AA/HR. She joined HR at Mercer NRC in August 2021.
"HR was a natural choice for a transition as I grew to love working with and assisting our employees and enjoy working with payroll," Julie said.
When she is not at work, Julie enjoys spending time with her family.
"My son Joseph, nieces, nephews and Pup Francee keep my heart and home full."
Devon Steele started working as a PTA five years ago and joined the E.A. Hawse family in December 2021. He was raised in Hico, WV, and attended WVU Tech and New River Community and Technical College.
"What I enjoy most working here is the bond you build with the residents and the very many life lessons they pass on to me," Devon said.
Victoria Hudson joined the AMFM family as an environmental services assistant nearly five years ago.
What she enjoys most about her position is the people, she said. Spending time with the residents at Clay HCC brings her the most joy.
In her spare time, Victoria enjoys baking and cooking. She loves making cakes, pies and homemade candy.
Victoria also enjoys singing. She often sings while doing laundry at the center.
Chasity Richmond joined the AMFM family as an activities assistant at Summers NRC more than 17 years ago. She worked as the Mercer NRC Activities Director for five years before returning to Summers NRC to take on her current role.
"What I enjoy most about my position is being able to have an impact on someone's life every single day," Chasity said.
In her spare time, Chasity enjoys spending time with family and friends, kayaking and riding side by sides. She has two children, Logan, 26, and Riley, 20. Logan works as a paramedic, and Riley is a sophomore at WVU, where her major is physical therapy. "Logan and his wife, Abbie, have recently started fostering to adopt," Chasity said. "This has been a very heartwarming and exciting experience for our family."
Kaitlyn Kesner was born and raised in Petersburg, West Virginia. She attended West Virginia University, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Kaitlyn has practiced in outpatient and skilled nursing rehabilitation settings for the past 11 years and found her passion in working with the geriatric population. She said she enjoys the connections she makes with her patients and helping them improve their quality of life.
Kaitlyn resides in Petersburg with her husband, Shawn, and twin 2-year-olds, Bryce and Bradie.
Brittany Leach joined the Pleasant Valley NRC team in August 2010. She is known by her team for always going above and beyond for the residents.
"I love to help the residents," Brittany said. "Sometimes they just want someone to talk with them. I enjoy doing that."
Brittany enjoys spending time her free time with her husband and son.
Patsy Adwell has been part of the Greenbrier Health Care Center team for more than 22 years. She first worked as a CNA at the facility.
Patsy said she enjoys spending her spare time with family and camping.
Since joining our team in December 2021, Loyd has become known for his willingness to always go above and beyond for our residents. Loyd is very receptive and helpful and does his best to listen to and address residents' concerns.
Jackie Dilley has been part of the AMFM family for more than two years, first working as a billing specialist.
"I enjoy everything about my job," Jackie said. "Some days are just better than others."
She spends her spare time supporting her children while they play baseball and football. When she isn't busy with the kids, she loves to kayak. Jackie graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration.
A social worker for more than 25 years, Amber Freeland joined the AMFM family in December 2021.
Amber is known at Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation for her kind heart and willingness to help when needed. She goes above and beyond for our residents and is a great co-worker and friend. What Amber enjoys the most about her position is getting to know and build solid relationships with the residents.
Amber enjoys being outdoors, traveling and exploring new places in her spare time. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family. A fun fact about Amber is that she has a distinct laugh. Everyone knows it is her before she is seen.
A social worker for more than 17 years, Christina M. Ray started working at AMFM over two years ago. She chose social work because she enjoys meeting new people and helping others.
"I accidentally got into social work," Christina said. "I have a degree in psychology and found it while working with individuals with mental health issues."
Christina has experience in child welfare services, forensic interviewing, differential diagnosis, youth residential treatment services, policy development, and long-term care.
Susan Moten has been the Executive Director at Greenbrier Health Care Center since January 2022.
"I love interacting with our residents & employees," Susan said. "Each day, I learn something new about them. We’re like a family here, and I really love that."
In her spare time, Susan enjoys traveling with her husband of 13 years (Michael), two children (Allison & Ryan) and the family Goldendoodle, Max. "We love going to the beach, riding roller coasters at amusement parks and cruising the world one destination at a time," she said. Fun fact, she lived in Cruiciuma, Brazil, for about six months back in 2011.
Susan graduated from Meadow Bridge High School in 2003 and Concord University in 2007. She also attended Ashford University for master's courses.
Tasha Loudermilk has worked at Greenbrier Health Care Center for 19 years. She is an FT Medical Records Information Systems Clerk/LPN.
Tasha enjoys spending her spare time with her family.
Miranda Ketterman has been the Activities Supervisor at Greenbrier Health Care Center since September 2020. She started as a screener/cleaner at Greenbrier HCC.
"I love seeing the residents laugh and smile when they are having fun," Miranda said. "I absolutely love my job and my team."
Miranda enjoys spending her free time with her family. She has a 21-year-old daughter graduating from college in 2022 and a 17-year-old son in the marching band. On the weekends, you can find her in the stands cheering on the Greenbrier East High School marching band. She also enjoys traveling, and her favorite place is the beach.
Michelle Saxton has been a Social Worker at Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for the past three years. She chose social work because she loves working with people and helping families and individuals become self-sufficient.
"I enjoy being a part of our residents' everyday life and being able to help them in any way possible, whether it be transitioning home or at the end of life," Michelle said. "We have the best team at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation. We are like a family and always have fun with our residents and enjoy working together."
This is Andrea McKinney, Social Work Supervisor at McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for the past five years. She enjoys learning about individuals pasts and learning different life stories that makes each individual unique. When not working, she enjoys weekend getaways with friends and family and spending time with her son on the ATV.
Lindsay Gouge is a Social Worker at McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and has been a member of the team for the past two years. She currently is attending college and will graduate in December with a Masters Degree. In her spare time, she enjoys being around friends. Lindsay really enjoys long-term care and looks forward working here years to come.
Kimberly Rose is a Licensed Social Worker at Greenbrier Health Care Center. Kimberly is dedicated and is always there to lend a hand to our patients or their families. Outside of work, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her family. We appreciate Kimberly for her constant compassion and support!
Jason has been a Physical Therapy Assistant for the past six years and started at Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in 2017. He realized in his clinicals that long term care was where he wanted to be for his career. Jason is a Veteran of the Air Force and is currently attending school for his RN and hopes to graduate in August of 2022. He loves spending time with his son, hunting, fishing, and long-range shooting.
Lori-Ann and Casey Jackson are physical therapists at Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Bridgeport Health Care Center, respectively. They graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology in 2007 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. Since graduating, they have both worked in a variety of clinical settings including home health and outpatient before landing in skilled nursing/long-term care where they enjoy the interactions with their residents and take pride in the difference they’re able to make in their patients’ quality of life.
Lori-Ann and Casey met during PT school and later married in 2012. They have two wonderful girls, Myla (6) and Merida (2). The two enjoy spending their free time with family, working out, and traveling/vacationing.
Jessica Bower, Physical Therapist, received her doctorate of PT from Wheeling Jesuit University, and has been a PT for 16 years. Bower's patients shared that she always encourages them to do their best and is their biggest cheerleader. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children and doing scrapbooking.
Justin Simms is Physical Therapist for Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (N&RC), and graduated from Cameron High School in 1998. From there, he attended the College of Mount St. Joseph receiving a BS in Rehabilitative Science in 2001 and a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2002. Simms started his career at Reynold’s Memorial Hospital, while attending Chatham College on the weekends, completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2004.
He then transitioned to the Skilled Nursing Facility setting and has worked there ever since, working at multiple buildings across West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. He is at present working at Cameron N&RC for six years. Simms is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist.
He has been married to his wife Ala for 8 years, and has a daughter Emily, who is 7, and a son Silas who is 2. He enjoys camping, motorcycle riding, rendezvous and reenacting.
Amber Colucci (left) has been a licensed PT assistant since 2012 at McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (N&RC). Long-term care was not where she planned on being, but once she started here she said, "I fell in love with it and the patients." In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and four-wheeling.
Amanda Dunford (right) has been a PT for 12 years at McDowell N&RC. She always wanted to work in long-term care even before graduating because she knew it was rewarding and meaningful, while creating long lasting relationships with the patients and families. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family.
Edith Howerton, Environmental Assistant, has been an employee Wyoming Nursing & Rehabilitation for almost three years. Howerton goes above and beyond to help any of our patients or other employees.
She loves to be around the patients, especially goofing off with them, making them laugh and smile, and having a wonderful time! When not at work she likes to spend time with her family, animals, cleaning house, and mowing the grass.
We appreciate all you do Edith, and we are glad you are a part of our team at Wyoming Nursing & Rehabilitation Center!
Heather Sears is an Environmental Services Assistant at Greenbrier Health Care Center. Heather is often seen on her hands and knees scrubbing through floors and gives extra special attention to keep our center clean.
She also helps out other departments whenever asked, and often can be found at the end of her shift helping patients with bingo or crafts. When Sears is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, baking and beating bingo.
Meet Tammy Dillon, Housekeeper, and she has been employed at McDowell for more than 10 years.
She loves her job and said her favorite thing to do is her conversations with the patients.
"So many of them love to talk and minister from the Bible and so do I," said Dillon.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and most of all her Bible.
Kim Cales started at Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at the age of 19 as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2007. She went to nursing school to help those in need when her dad passed away. Cales stated “it was something he always wanted us to do.”
She said she loves she gets to touch a persons life, gets to help them, and maybe somewhere down the line, they will have a memory like she did and will want to help others as well.
Cales likes to read, work puzzles, and go camping In her spare time.
Beverly Conley, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is our August Faces of Care employee. Conley has been a part of the Clay Health Care Center team for more than 16 years. She has shown tremendous compassion and growth as a CNA at Clay Health Care Center. She goes above and beyond for our employees and patients. Conley is always available for assistance and she never hesitates to lend a helping hand when and wherever it is needed.
Here are some of the amazing things her co-workers have to say about her:
“ Bev is great with the residents and goes above and beyond with her responsibilities to ensure the residents are properly taken care of on her shift. She is the best!”
“ Bev is always kind and ready to work. She is always willing to pitch in and help when needed. She is fun to work with and always can make you laugh. She will help you on your bad days and is always good company.”
“ Bev is amazing person. She is always willing to help anyone. She is always on the go and likes to get stuff done. Bev is a wonderful person.”
“Bev, is always working when needed. She is great at helping her employees and helping with other assignments when needed. She always has so much patience. “
“Bev goes out of her way to take care of the residents. If someone asks her something, she does it right away. She is dependable.”
Braxton Health Care Center’s Employee of the Month for August is Sara Calandrella. Sara is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) at BHCC and has been an employee here for over a year. Her job is to provide to treatment to residents to help them regain their speech, language, and swallowing abilities with emphasis on cognitive impairments.
She almost went into nursing but had a pull towards social work or the science field. She felt SLP was a combination of all of her interests and passions. The patients are what keeps her energized at work. “There isn’t a day since I started working that they don’t put a smile on my face.” When she’s having a bad day, Sara likes to eat some candy or play some cheerful music. On the weekend or in her free time you can find her relaxing at home or adventuring to a new place with her boyfriend, Andrew. Three words/phrases used to describe Sara are compassionate, goofy and motivated. When asked to tell us something most people don’t know about her, she states, “I don’t eat any red meat and haven’t for about 15 years.”
BHCC is so fortunate to have Sara on our team. She is essential to our resident’s well-being and she improves their quality of life. Thank you for all the protection you offer our residents and staff.
Ginger Arbogast started working as a CNA when she was 18 years old. She likes taking care of the older generation or people who cannot take care of themselves.
"My job has taught me a lot. I have got to take care of people all of my life. My job can be very stressful and back breaking at times but I LOVE IT," Arbogast said. "I have taken care of a lot of patients in my 36 years! The toughest part of my job is to take care of someone for years and years and then watch them pass away, but I thank God for the opportunity that I got to know them and be there for their family."
Suzie White has been a CNA for 11 years. She worked in home care for six years and have been at Cameron Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for five years and enjoys being a part of this family.
"I did my CNA training here and enjoy taking care of the patients, and I love to see the patients come here and get better to go home," White said. "I love being able to take care of them and do the things for them that they cannot do at the time. I like getting to know them and their past and what they used to do. I enjoy working with my co-workers, there are days that are hard but we all pull together and get through them."