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Meet the Team

The Professional, Caring Team at Signature Pointe

The team at Signature Pointe is fully supports our mission: to provide an enriching life experience through quality senior health services, comfortable housing options and engaging activities. You’ll find an incredibly attentive staff of professionals ready to help you live the secure, carefree lifestyle you seek, as we focus on improving your mind, body and soul. At Signature Pointe, we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our residents, every day.

Meet our caring senior living staff:

Marilyn Davis, Executive Director

Executive Director

Marilyn is a licensed Nursing Facility Administrator with more than thirty-two years of executive operations management experience in both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care settings. For Marilyn, working for senior living communities is not a job, it’s a passion. Her philosophy is to stay committed to the quality of life and she takes pride in doing that each and every day.

Emily Nickerson, Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing

As a loving wife and mom to three kids, Emily knows the importance of family. That is why she loves her job at Signature Pointe. The residents have their own stories to share and become an extension of family. As the Director of Nursing, she is responsible for getting to know residents and ensuring they are provided with the highest level of nursing care.

Yalonda Sasser (Walker), Assistant Director of Nursing, Long-Term Care

Assistant Director of Nursing, Long-Term Care

Yalonda’s favorite thing about serving the Signature Pointe community is the strong sense of “family” she feels toward our residents and her fellow team members. Most residents know her by name and she enjoys taking time out of her day to chat with people in their rooms or in the hallways in passing. Yalonda feels blessed to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone she encounters.

Kristi Griffin, Assistant Director of Nursing

Assistant Director of Nursing

Kristi assists with management of patient care as well as the Department of Nursing. She is a LVN with many years of experience in long-term care. For Kristi, the best part about serving the residents of Signature Pointe is getting to know who they really are.

Mussie Hamdala, Director of Assisted Living

Director of Assisted Living

With nearly two decades of healthcare experience, caring for people is Mussie’s true calling in life. As the Director of Assisted Living, he coordinates and supervises resident care and helps ensure they are happy with the services we offer. Mussie finds great satisfaction in his role as an integral member of our resident-centered community.

Sandi Odorizzi, Social Worker

Social Worker

Sandi finds fulfillment from working with families and assisting them with the crises we all face in life. She has been a social worker for 10+ years and feels that Signature Pointe provides such an outstanding level of care that she would be confident in placing her parents here. She enjoys the teamwork among the staff and the way they work together to serve seniors.

Robin Teig, Independent Living Director

Independent Living Director

Robin has worked in senior living for the past 9 years and currently works as the Independent Living Director at Signature Pointe. Over her tenure, she has worked in Memory Care, Assisted Living and Independent Living. She is also a certified Activity Professional and Assisted Living Director.

Nancy McCarthy , Sales & Marketing Director

Sales & Marketing Director

Nancy shifted her career path to senior living after moving to help care for her 84-year old mother. She knew and felt in her heart that senior living was where she needed to be. As the Sales & Marketing Director, Nancy enjoys teaching interns and sales people to lead from the heart and the sales will come.

Blair Freshwater, Therapy Program Manager

Therapy Program Manager

As Therapy Program Manager, Blair ensures that rehab patients are receiving the best and most advanced care available. She loves serving families during difficult times and providing them with the help they need to recover. Her favorite thing about Signature Pointe is the family atmosphere and the excellent care. Blair has 2 young sons that visit occasionally, to the delight of the patients.

Shonna Rives, Director of Activities

Director of Activities

As Director of Activities, Shonna loves interacting with our residents and getting to know them on a personal level. Once she understands the things that make them happy, she finds unique ways to keep them active and engaged with other residents in our community. For Shonna, spending time with residents and building meaningful relationships with them is a never-ending source of joy.

Reema Kawar, Senior Director of Business Development

Senior Director of Business Development

As the Senior Director of Business Development, Reema loves interacting with families and putting them at ease with their loved one’s transition to the Signature Pointe community. With more than two decades of experience working with seniors, her passion for helping those in need is what drives her to go above and beyond for residents and their families.

Heather Garner, Director of Business Development

Director of Business Development

As Director of Business Development, Heather represents our senior living community in the area hospitals, visiting with patients to discuss the advantages of being a resident at Signature Pointe. She’s been with Signature Pointe for 6 years, and her close relationship with her grandmother led to her passion for serving seniors.

Kalli Mika, Admissions Director

Admissions Director

As the Admissions Director, Kalli has the opportunity to make our residents smile on a daily basis. Originally from South Louisiana, she brings a unique level of care to her job that ensures residents feel right at home. Kalli thrives in the chaos and is rewarded in knowing she has created an extension of her family with our Signature Pointe residents and their families.

Madalyn Ball, Human Resources Director

Human Resources Director

Madalyn believes it’s her mission to help employees receive the resources they need to feel energized, appreciated, and supported so they can bring dedication and care to our residents. She has a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, which allows her to address workforce issues from a unique perspective - focusing on not only the employee, but also the person.

Kristi Craddock, D.S.M., Food Services Manager

Food Services Manager

Kristi has an extensive culinary background who has focused her career specifically in the senior living industry. She is passionate about created an extraordinary dining experience for the residents while offering nutritious, but delicious, food choices.

Brandon Roach, Director of Maintenance

Director of Maintenance

Born and raised right here in Texas, Brandon is proud to use the skills he learned from his father and mother to take good care of the Signature Pointe community. Not only does Brandon take pride in overseeing the physical maintenance of our community, he’s also responsible for security, emergency preparedness and city/state code compliance – not to mention our beautiful fish pond.

Violanda Reed, Business Office Manager

Business Office Manager

One of Violanda’s favorite things about working at Signature Pointe is getting visits from residents just stopping by to check in on her. It’s this type of interaction that makes all the challenges of her job worth it. From addressing financial concerns to helping residents with life in general, Violanda is here to listen and help our Signature Pointe residents with anything they need.

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“Many thanks to the Signature Pointe nursing and therapy staff for making my second Rehab to Home stay a very pleasant experience. All my requests were responded to promptly and thoroughly. The food was good, and the menu variety was much appreciated. I can remember many of your excellent staff members by name and, as an RN myself, I can honestly say you have a very hands-on Director of Nursing.”

-Fran, Rehab to Home Patient

“Signature Pointe is an excellent community. The food is good and the rooms are comfortable and clean. Best of all, the staff is vibrant, exceptional, kind, attentive, friendly, calm—and eager to respond to your every need. I would thoroughly recommend this community to anyone. ”

-Frank, Resident

“Everyone on the Signature Pointe caregiving staff was very friendly, courteous and helpful. I was very pleased with what they do each day. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Registered Nurse (RN), in particular, were very attentive to my dad’s needs. Both went above and beyond to help in any way they could.”

-Leah, Daughter of Rehab to Home Patient

A Senior Living Community Ready to Meet Your Needs

Whether you’re seeking an active, independent lifestyle in a spacious apartment, need a little help with daily activities, a place to recover successfully following an illness or injury, or a loved one requires personalized memory care, you’ll find the senior living services you need here, all under one roof.

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14655 Preston Rd.

Dallas, TX 75254

P: (972) 726-7575

F: (972) 726-9742

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