Meet our leadership team.

Jim Deel

Jim Deel

Executive Director

Jim joins us from a prominent senior living community in North Central Ohio, where he spent the past 10 years.

Jim was born and raised in rural Ohio. He attended Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, where he studied business administration and management. Prior to working in senior living, Jim enjoyed a career in information and data security with one of the nation’s largest financial institutions. During the early days of his career, Jim worked part-time as a certified nursing assistant, and fell in love with senior living. This exposure fueled Jim’s passion for working with older adults and his desire to manage senior living communities. Jim’s personal mission matches that of Laurel Crest — to provide a lifestyle that enhances the quality of life for each person.

Jim loves camping, bicycling and attending bluegrass music events. His wife, children and dogs are enjoying making the Columbia area their home.

Jim enjoys spending time with residents, staff and family members, so please feel free to come by and visit!

Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Director of Nursing
Cessandra Carter

Cessandra Carter

Director of Healthcare Services
Linda Crocker

Linda Crocker

Sales & Marketing Specialist
Joseph Crump

Joseph Crump

Chaplain
Dr. David Greenhouse

Dr. David Greenhouse

Medical Director
Jennifer Kyzer

Jennifer Kyzer

Director of Dining Services
Amanda Mahan

Amanda Mahan

Director of Sales & Marketing
Tricia Richardson

Tricia Richardson

Director of Community Life Services
Dianne Ward

Dianne Ward

Business Office
Sam Weathers

Sam Weathers

Director of Plant & Environmental Services

Board of Directors

Mrs. Barbara Diller

Mr. Wilson W. Farrell

Mr. B. Lee Floyd

Miss Miriam O. Hair

Mr. James A. Herlong, Sr., Chairman

Mr. David Hodges

Mr. Lanneau (Lanny) W. Lambert, Jr.

Mrs. Emily Metzger

Mr. William H. Neely, Jr.

Mr. Theodore H. Reading, II

Mrs. Langley Shealy

Mr. Robert M. Temple

Dr. Derek Thomas

Mr. Claude Walker, Jr.

Mr. John F. Windley