STEADY AT THE HELM.
Together, our leadership represents over a century of experience in the evolution of compassionate care for Lufkin-area seniors.
Heath Foust has served in the senior living industry for 23 years, 15 of which he managed the day-to-day operations of the Physical Plant. Upon moving into his new position as Executive Director, he has earned multiple certifications to help him better understand and manage his senior living community in Lufkin. Heath has earned two certifications in Leadership and Management, one of which was earned through the Texas Leading Age Leadership Institute. He holds a certification as an Assisted Living Administrator and one in Hospitality Management through the Texas Hotel and Lodging Association. One of his greatest accomplishments was enlisting in the U.S. Air Force following high school graduation.
Heath is married to Cindy and they reside on Lake Sam Rayburn. They have two boys and two girls and one grandson. While not working, Heath and Cindy enjoy camping, fishing and anything outdoors.
Hannah Pierce joined MRC in 2012 as a social worker for PineCrest Healthy Living Community in Lufkin, Texas. She completed the Administrator in Training Program in April 2014 and was named the administrator for all health care areas in 2015. Hannah obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2012, as well as her nursing facility administrator license in 2015, in addition she obtained her Eden Alternative Educator Certification in 2021 which allows her to train employees across the MRC organization in person directed care and culture change.
Hannah has enjoyed working in long term care since 2011. She strives for excellence in all her endeavors. Her passion is promoting the best quality of life for the residents through coaching, managing and mentoring staff.
Hannah is married to Jason and they have 3 sons and 1 grand daughter.
Shalana has been a Registered Nurse for 21 years that graduated from Angelina College with her associate degree in nursing. Shalana joined PineCrest in 2020 as the Assistant Director of Nursing and was promoted to Director of Nursing in 2022. Shalana has been involved in elder care since childhood as her mom has served as a Director of Nursing for many years. She has been married for 25 wonderful years to the Love of her life and best friend. Shalana has 2 handsome boys that keep her busy. She loves being a Nurse and being able to make a difference in other’s lives.
Suzanne joined the PineCrest team in 2015 as a charge nurse but has been working with those living with memory loss since she was a teen, which is when she discovered her passion. Shortly after joining the team, she was promoted to the role of Assisted Living Nursing Supervisor before she grew to take on the role of Director of Assisted Living in 2022. Smith obtained her credentials of LVN at Tyler County School of Vocational Nursing and received the runner up best nurse in the 2021 Best of Lufkin competition. She is also a CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner) and Certified Dementia Practitioner Trainer (CDPT). While away from work, you'll find Suzanne cheering on the Astros or, doting on her grandson and granddaughter, as well as spending time with her son and daughter.
Angel Johnson-Branch joined MRC PineCrest in October 2006 as case manager for their new and growing home health department. She’s continued to serve as director of nursing licensed care for the past eight years. During that time, she earned her Certified Aging Service Professional certification from the University of North Texas, graduated from the LeadingAge Texas Leadership program, and earned her certification as a cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructor. She’s also been serving MRC PineCrest in the leadership role as director and administrator of home health for the last three years. Angel’s health care experience started in 1988 when, as a senior in high school, she received training as a certified nursing aide by one of MRC PineCrest’s current residents. Angel’s love for serving people has given her the privilege of working in post-partum and dialysis, as well as serving the community as a pastor’s wife, a member of the Angelina College Nursing Advisory Board, and a board member of the Parent, Teacher and Student organization for Lufkin Middle School. She seeks to continue her mission of being commissioned by God to work in love and provide excellent service with continuity care to the lives of our seniors and the community.
Victoria Hutto joined the MRC PineCrest Marketing team in 2018 as the Outreach Liaison. She was promoted to Marketing Director in November 2019. She has been very involved in our local healthcare system and loves to advocate for senior adults within our community.
Victoria is a native Lufkinite and bleeds purple and gold. She is very involved in the community and loves to volunteer. She participates in several local organizations including The Healthcare Networking Association, The Alzheimer's Association and serves on the Board for Junior Achievement as well as the Angelina College Foundation Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Leadership Lufkin Class 40. She enjoys traveling and sports.
Outside of PineCrest, you can find Victoria spending time with her two daughters, Serenity and Avery and their fur baby Maddox.
BJ Robertson joined MRC PineCrest in 2021 as our HR Coordinator. She was promoted to Senior Living Sales Counselor in 2022. While BJ is originally from Austin, she has called East Texas home for 20 years and never plans to leave. Her primary focus has always been Human Resources but interacting and serving our residents and community is BJ's real passion.
BJ has two daughters and 2 grandsons. She loves spending quality time with family, going fishing and soaking up all the great outdoors has to offer.
Karla Kendrick has been certified in life enrichment for over 15 years, and most of that time has been spent with the residents of PineCrest.
She’s been able to provide lively, fun activities to seniors in all stages of life, giving seniors opportunities to live life to the fullest no matter what their limitations may be.
She’s an ordained minister and is passionate about spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Karla’s been married for 27 years, has two children and a sweet little dog named Lu-Lu.
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