Our Leadership Team

William Lemmon, CEO

Bill has been active in real estate development, construction, property management and real estate appraising for more than 50 years.  He has built a variety of commercial buildings including senior living communities (independent, assisted living, and memory care), shopping centers, office buildings, college residence halls, group homes, a large church and a golf course.  Bill has been the developer of more than 30 subdivisions in Stark, Summit, Portage and Tuscarawas counties.  He is involved in the development, construction, and/or management of approximately 2,500 apartments in the Akron, Canton and Columbus markets as well as commercial properties.  Bill received his BS and MBA from The Ohio State University.

Brian Spring, President

Brian provides the company a broad background with 25 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, property management, development, accounting and construction. After obtaining a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Brian continued to hone his skills and currently holds active licenses as a CPA and Ohio Real Estate Broker. He obtained the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation which recognizes experts in the commercial and investment real estate industry. Brian particularly likes the development of leadership skills in our team members that has allowed Danbury to experience exciting growth. Away from work, Brian enjoys time and travel with wife Ginny and children Nate and Elliana as well as attending Rivertree Christian Church. Past and current community involvement includes Canton Rotary, Akron Children’s Hospital, The Wilderness Center, and Challenger Baseball.

Andy Harpster, COO

Andrew Harpster, Chief Operating Officer 

Andy has over 21 years of Senior Living experience. He enjoys working for an organization that offers the finest new communities and amenities for today’s seniors. He is pleased by truly being able to help residents and families through their transition from home to senior living. “It is very rewarding to see how happy residents are after they move in and start enjoying good food, friends and fellowship with us.” Andy hopes to help continue to make the Danbury Senior Living communities the finest in which to live and work. Andy is a graduate of North Central State College and is a CEAL (Certified Executive of Assisted Living) and serves on the Ohio Assisted Living Association's Board of Trustees.


Brian McGill, Chief Financial Officer

Brian has served in various segments of the commercial real estate industry for 16 years, offering a diverse background that spans finance, senior living operations, investment property management, sales & leasing, and business development.  He earned his BSA from the University of Akron and holds active licenses as a CPA and real estate broker.  In addition to his profession, Brian is passionate about raising his family and serving in his local church.

Brian McGill, CFO

Chanin McElroy, VP of Marketing

Chanin McElroy, Vice President of Marketing

Chanin McElroy has over 25 years of experience in senior living. Chanin, a Stark County native, spent several years working in community leadership roles such as Sales and Marketing Director, Executive Director, Leadership Trainer, and Marketing/Operations Specialist. In addition, her experience in senior living grew through roles in regional and senior regional leadership. Chanin takes pride in supporting residents and families with their senior living transition by ensuring excellent customer service and care.  She holds licensures and certifications in Gerontology, Business Management, Marketing, and Recreational Therapy. Chanin is also a multi-award recipient for her accomplishments and leadership in Marketing and Operations. Chanin enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her husband Larry, son Bailey and two boxers, Harley and Tank.

Maryann Ervin, Regional Director of Operations

In Maryann's twenty-three years of experience in senior living, she has found a passion for seniors and ensuring that every senior receives a quality of life that he or she deserves. She started her career in social work with a degree from the University of Akron and furthered her education at The Ohio State University. Maryann's education and experience led her to healthcare operations. This is where she began her journey as an administrator for 16 years. Maryann's experience as an assisted living administrator allowed her to take on leadership roles in many facets. Some include leadership training, marketing, customer service, clinical management, specifically dementia training and many others. As her passion for assisted living grew, Maryann became a multi-site administrator. As a multi- site administrator, she received several awards that she is very proud of: Administrator of the Year two years in a row, a 5-Star facility rating, and The Ohio Department of Health Resident Satisfaction Award.  These successes led her to a regional director of operations position. Maryann's roots are in Northeast Ohio and she is excited to grow with Danbury Senior Living. She is very proud of her family; her husband Eric, her two children Cameron and Marisa, and she can't forget to mention her two doggies, Jack and Spike.

Maryann Ervin, RDO

Kelly Rose Stallard, Director of Bus Dev and Mktg

Kelly Rose Stallard, Director of Business Development & Marketing

Kelly Rose Stallard joins us as the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Danbury Senior Living. She brings over 18 years of health care business development experience from the areas of skilled nursing, emergency medical response, skilled home care and hospice. Kelly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University with a focus in Gerontology. She has received numerous sales growth and new market development awards throughout her career. Kelly’s passion is to assist families when faced with deciding the best options for “aging in place”. She assists in area professional group events and is involved in many community organizations. Kelly is a graduate of the class of 2014 Leadership Medina County. She has also participated in the Faith in Action fundraiser “Dancing with Medina Stars” and won the People’s Choice Award in 2014. Her expertise in health care and her ability to connect people with needed services is a focus of her activities.

Lee-Ann Zackiewicz, Director of Human Resources


Lee-Ann Zackiewicz, Director of Human Resources

 Kathy Lawhead, RN, Regional Clinical Director

Kathy Lawhead, RN, CDP, Regional Clinical Director

Kathy has 22 years of experience in Healthcare, 20 of those years as a Registered Nurse.  She has 14 years of experience with seniors and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Kathy takes pride in her leadership role in opening new assisted living community Nursing Departments and the many “deficiency-free” state surveys she has led her communities to receive. Kathy is very proud to say that in 2006 she was the recipient of the  “Nursing Excellence” award from Aultman Hospital. Kathy’s passion is to provide our seniors “the highest quality care possible, with the compassion we would give our own families”. Outside of work, Kathy enjoys being outdoors, swimming, gardening, walking and spending time with her husband, Mike, 3 grown children, 8 amazing grandchildren, and 4 Boxer dogs.

Jill Nowacki, RN, BSN, CDP, Director of Clinical Operations 

Jill has been serving seniors for over 10 years, having spent 6 of those years with Danbury Senior Living.  Jill is a Registered Nurse and received her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from The Ohio State University.  She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner.  Jill was nominated for and won the Ohio Assisted Living Association's Nurse of the Year award in 2017. Her compassion and drive for excellence has allowed her to excel in a variety of leadership roles.  Besides her accomplished nursing career Jill is a member of the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society and The American Nurses Association.  Her leadership philosophy is to surround herself with others who have a passion for service and want to make a difference in senior living.  Jill enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband, Nick, and son, Theodore. 

Jill Nowacki, RN, BSN, CDP, Director of Clinical Operations

 Teresa Gregg, Corp Director of Life Enrichment

Teresa Gregg, ADC, Corporate Director of Life Enrichment

Teresa brings 31 years of health care experience to her role as Corporate Director of Life Enrichment and has earned great respect for her passionate approach to enhancing the lives of the residents she serves.  Teresa is a graduate of Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in Gerontology and a minor in Recreation and Leisure. She is a Nationally Certified Activity Director and is active in state and local activity associations.  Teresa has been awarded the “Hero of Long-Term Care” from the Ohio Health Care Association and received a Senatorial Citation “for her civic concern and dedication with selfless initiative to become a dynamic leader in the health care field.”  Teresa states, “My goal is to support Danbury Life Enrichment Directors and staff in their ongoing mission to maximize the quality of life to the residents they serve through meaningful and dynamic programming. I strongly believe that each person is unique, is an important member of society, and deserves the best I have to offer as a person and as an activity professional.”

Chad Christine, Director of Dining Services

Chad joined the Danbury team with over 15 years of Senior Living experience and 20 years of Culinary Management experience.  His Culinary passion is to daily provide dining service excellence that accompanies pleasurable and memorable meal experiences that warm the heart and stimulate the pallet.   Chad earned his BS in Nutrition from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and his Culinary Certifications from the United States Army Academies of Culinary Arts and Healthcare.  He and his family have resided in the Portage County area for almost 16 years.

Chad Christine, Director of Dining Services

 Dan Huckins, Director of Leadership and Staff Development

Dan Huckins, Director of Leadership & Corporate Communications

Dan has over 25 years of leading organizations in the non-profit world as well as helping others to become leaders worth following in a broad spectrum of organizations across the United States. Dan was drawn to senior living through one of his parent’s experience and working with Danbury leaders as a consultant. He is passionate in his desire to help Danbury Senior Living continue to be the very best led in the industry, offering seniors premier care and service.   He has received a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Divinity, and a Doctorate in Communication and Leadership. The most treasured people in his life are his wife, Pam, their three children, and four grandchildren. 

Kevin J. Markley, Director of Facilities

Kevin has over 20 years of facility management experience in sectors of industrial and home maintenance. He joined the Danbury Wooster family in 2014, becoming their Environmental Services Director. Kevin joined our corporate team in 2017 to assist all Danbury communities with his expertise. He takes pride in providing a clean and well-maintained environment for our residents. Kevin looks forward to coming to work each day knowing that Danbury Senior Living is keeping our loved ones safe at "home". 

Kevin Markley, Director of Facilities

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