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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 32 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. Check out her video bio.

Sandi Odorizzi, Assistant Administrator

Assistant Administrator

Serving as a social worker for more than 13 years provides Sandi with the knowledge and foundation to move into the Assistant Administrator role at Signature Pointe. Sandi loves serving as the patient advocate and supporting the residents and their families with compassion and empathy.

Trunie Nielsen, Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing

As the Director of Nursing, she oversees quality nursing care for the residents in the Health Center.  She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing and is a Certified Director of Nursing. She enjoys visiting with residents and listening to their unique stories and prides herself on serving them with professionalism and gratitude.

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 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 the residents.

Chrissy Bushee, Social Worker

Social Worker

Chrissy enjoys helping residents and their family members set their goals and obtain the healthcare services they need while serving as an patient advocate and identifying the needs of the residents and helping them access the services that best meet their needs. She supports new long-term care residents by helping them adjust to their new residency and provides support based off care assessments.

Karen McNickle, Director of Sales & Marketing

Director of Sales & Marketing

Karen helps seniors find the perfect independent living apartment. She loves seeing residents settling into their new home and enjoy a better quality of life living at Signature Pointe. Click here to watch her video bio.

Magan Jamison, Sales & Marketing Director

Sales & Marketing Director

Magan’s love for people, a servants’ heart and past hospitality experience helped lead her to Signature Pointe. She believes that every new person she meets is another adopted grandparent. “I feel like I’ve found my forever family. I genuinely care about learning each person’s story and how I can impact their quality of life for the better!” Check out her video bio.

Amanda Oertwich, Independent Living Director

Independent Living Director

Amanda strives to provide unique experiences in a fun and caring environment. It is her passion to work with seniors and be able to make a positive impact in their lives by developing engaging programs & activities. She credits having amazing grandparents that instilled a love and admiration for seniors that continues to grow to this day. Check out her video bio.

Haley Moore, Admissions Director

Admissions Director

Haley plays an integral part in the beginning of a resident’s short-term rehab journey. She will be one of your first points of contact and help residents get settled in. Her greatest joy is seeing a resident accomplish his/her goals and return home. She loves supporting residents and their family members during a stressful time.

Blair Freshwater, Director of Rehabilitation

Director of Rehabilitation

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. Learn more about Blair and check out her video bio.

Quinton Burleson, Assisted Living Director

Assisted Living Director

As a child Quinton was very close to his grandparents and he knew early on that his calling was to work with seniors. He is passionate about providing quality care in a safe environment and considers every resident an extension of his family. His goal is to create a supportive environment that encourages independence in the least restrictive setting. He is committed to “bringing new smiles and memories” every day.

Neil Burum, Patient Navigator

Patient Navigator

Neil helps residents navigate their healthcare needs after they have discharged home. His focus is to ensure that residents have the care and support they need to prevent hospitalization. Having pastored churches for the past 36 years, Neil understands the importance of being an active listener and a caring advocate. It energizes him to provide support and promote the wellbeing for our residents.

Mikayla Copeland, Memory Care Therapeutic Activity Director

Memory Care Therapeutic Activity Director

Mikayla enjoys making meaningful memories and engaging on a personal level with the residents. She feels that Signature Pointe offers a unique experience for seniors and that their loved ones can trust our staff to care for them like family. She is passionate about being in the moment with residents and sharing in their journey. Watch Mikayla’s video bio.

Rainia Youman, Move-in Coordinator

Move-in Coordinator

Ever since Raina was very young, she enjoyed spending time with her grandparents. She learned about patience and the need to care for her elders at a young age. So, now it is natural for her to always want to lend a helping hand. Rainia eases the stress of moving and transitioning to senior living by helping residents and their family during this transition. Check out Rainia’s bio video.

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.

Heather Garner, Director of Business Development

Director of Business Development

As the 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. Watch Heather’s video bio.

D'Ann Spurlock, Business Development Director

Business Development Director

D’Ann meets with residents and their family members prior to their stay at Signature Pointe and helps them transition smoothly from the hospital to our community. Her favorite thing about Signature Pointe is the comradery among the staff and the positive way in which that transcends into the care of our patients and residents. Watch D’Ann’s video bio.

Kalli Mika, Assisted Business Office Manager

Assisted Business Office Manager

Kalli brings a unique level of care to her job that ensures residents feel right at home. Kalli is rewarded in knowing she has created an extension of her family with the Signature Pointe residents and their families.

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.

Latoya Moody , Human Resources Director

Human Resources Director

Latoya is influenced by her father who today is in his 80’s. He is her role model and compass that drew her to senior living. She treats every resident as if they were her father. Latoya enjoys supporting the care team at Signature Pointe helping them deliver on our promise to serve our customers, first and foremost.

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.

Dr. Henry Allen, MD, FHM, Medical Director

Medical Director

Dr. Henry Allen is a board-certified internal medicine physician and is affiliated with various hospitals in the Dallas area, including Medical City Dallas and Baylor Heart Hospital of Plano. Dr. Allen is the founder and managing partner of Hospitalist Internists Associates, a group of 19 hospitalist physicians.  His medical degree was obtained from the Medical School of Hannover in Germany.

Dr. Ketan P. Patel, Medical Director

Medical Director

Dr. Ketan P. Patel is a geriatrician in Dallas, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Dallas Medical Center and Select Specialty Hospital Dallas. He received his medical degree from B.J. Medical College in Ahmedabad, India. Dr. Patel has been in practice for more than 20 years, providing specialized care in the unique health needs of the elderly.

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