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 became President of Danbury Senior Living in early 2015 and has helped to guide the growth of Danbury into a strong regional brand consisting of 20 operating and under construction as of 2021, up from 4 in 2015. He provides the company a broad background with nearly 30 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 23 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. In Andy's time away from work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Nancy, daughters, Kaylee and Macee, and son, Zachary, and supporting their life missions. 

 

Brian McGill, Chief Financial Officer

Brian has served in various segments of the commercial real estate industry for 19 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

Eileen Wile, Controller

Eileen Wile, Controller

Eileen has over 20 years of Financial Leadership with comprehensive achievements in accounting, financial management, strategic planning, and business process improvement.  Eileen is passionate about Danbury’s commitment to provide the finest senior living experience and is dedicated to helping Danbury continue to excel in enriching the lives of seniors.  Eileen takes pride in walking in the shoes of the Danbury team and exceeding customer service expectations.  She earned a BSBA from Bowling Green State University, MBA from Ashland University, holds an active license as a CPA, and maintains CGMA designation.  Eileen enjoys spending time with family and friends, snow and water skiing, biking, and is involved with Pegasus Farm.

Dan Huckins, Director of Leadership & Corporate Communications

Dan is dedicated to the health and transformation of leaders, emerging talent, and teams. He has over 25 years as an organizational leader and holds a doctorate in leadership and communication. 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 ln the industry, offering seniors premier care and service.  The most treasured people in his life are his wife, Pam, and their three children.

Dan Huckins, Corp Leadership & Communications

 Lee-Ann Zackiewicz, Director of HR

Lee-Ann Zackiewicz, Director of Human Resources

Lee-Ann brings a diverse skillset with nearly two decades of Human Resources experience and extensive technical expertise. She is responsible for all aspects of the employee life cycle, from employee relations, on-boarding, payroll, performance management, organizational development, training, health benefits, compliance and the administration of all Human Resources guidelines, policies, and programs. Her extensive technical expertise is an asset in all strategic planning of Human Resources and for technology needs including the network, software, and a multitude of devices. Lee-Ann’s passion is helping employees to become the best possible version of themselves. Lee-Ann enjoys spending time with her husband, Rich and two children, Hailey and Cole in the outdoors and making frequent trips home to Canada to visit family and friends. Lee-Ann is honored to be part of the “Danbury Difference” team caring for residents and employees.

Maryann Ervin, Vice President of Operations - North Division

In Maryann's twenty-five years of experience in senior living, she has found a passion for seniors and ensuring that every senior receives the 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 vice president 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, VP of Operations

 

Jill Nowacki, RN, BSN, CDP, Vice President 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 have 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, son, Theodore, and daughter, Blaire. 

Jill Nowacki,, VP of Clinical

Colleen Howard, RDO

Colleen Howard, CDAL, CMDCP, LNHA, Regional Director of Operations - South Division

Colleen has served as a healthcare director in senior living since 2010 and began her career with Danbury Senior Living in 2015.  She received a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications from The Ohio State University in 2008 and holds a license as a Certified Director of Assisted Living and Certified Trainer in Montessori Dementia Techniques.  Throughout her career, Colleen has remained committed to our seniors and providing exceptional personalized care in a safe and welcoming environment.  Colleen enjoys traveling, boating, and spending time with family, friends, and her husband Adam.

Ashley Hutchinson, Regional Director of Operations - North Division

Ashley joined the Danbury team in May of 2018 with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She began her career in healthcare 14 years ago. In that time, she started out as a Nurse's Assistant, became a Practical Nurse, and also served 8 years in the United States Army. After her time with the Army, Ashley returned to healthcare in Admissions and Marketing. She is very dedicated to her career as she prides herself in making sure the residents always come first. In Ashley’s free time she loves spending quality time with her husband Ryan, and their 4 children.

Ashley Hutchinson, RDO

Kevin Markley, Director of Facilities

Kevin J. Markley, Corporate Director of Facilities

Kevin has 25+ years of facility management experience in residential, industrial, & senior living sectors. He joined the Danbury Wooster family in 2014, as their Environmental Services Director. Kevin was promoted to our corporate team in 2017 to assist all Danbury communities with his expertise. He takes great pride in supporting our environmental services teams providing our residents with an exceptional home. “It is a very rewarding career and I look forward to each day knowing that what I do has an impact for our seniors”. When Kevin is not working, he & his wife Sarah enjoy spending time with friends & family, traveling, camping, riding ATVs. He also is a model railroader & likes tinkering in his workshop.        

 

Jamie Weston-Cook, Director of Advertising 

Jamie joined the Danbury team in 2017. As the Director of Advertising, she enjoys exploring various ways to reach new residents, their families, and great employees. She thrives on finding the most relevant and effective avenues to reach all of our audiences.  Jamie continually works to develop her knowledge of advertising. Most recently she received certification from the Digital Marketing Institute as a Certified Digital Marketing Specialist. When she’s not working Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband Eric, daughter Peyton, and her two dogs and a cat named Copper, Greta, and Kitty. 

Jamie Weston-Cook, Dir of Advertising

Rebecca Morehart, Reg Clinical  

Rebecca Morehart, RN, CDP, Regional Clinical Director - North Division

Rebecca comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field.  Her career in healthcare began first as an STNA then her passion for the residents led her to obtain her LPN and then her RN. Rebecca is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She began her career with Danbury Senior Living in 2015. She has served as the Director of Nursing at multiple Danbury communities and also as the Director of Staffing and Education for Danbury/Brookwood Senior Staffing. In 2022 Rebecca accepted the position as Regional Director of Clinical Services. She believes greatly in the Danbury Difference and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and skills with the Danbury Communities. When Rebecca is not working she enjoys reading, shopping, and most of all spending time with her family: husband Coby,  son Reice who is the oldest child, two daughters Chloe and Avery, as well as their dog Lola and cats Jasper and Patches.

Teresa Gregg, ADC, Corporate Director of Life Enrichment

Teresa brings 30 plus 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.”

 Teresa Gregg, Director of LE

Don Bitter, Director of Dining

Don Bitter, Corporate Dining Director 

Don began his 40+ year career in the culinary arts by cooking and serving both patrons and performers at Blossom Music Center. From that experience, he knew his passion was preparing and serving amazing food for people from 1 to 1000. Don is a graduate from The Ohio State University with degrees in Nutrition and Hospitality Management. His passion for nutrition led him into the healthcare field where he oversaw the dining program at a senior community in Hudson for 8 years. He then went on to own and operate his own Bistro in Hudson for 10 years. Following that, Don re-entered the healthcare field as a Regional Dining Director, overseeing up to 15 communities in 8 states. With a desire to be closer to his family, 5 children and 5 grandchildren, Don has found a home with Danbury where he is passionate about enhancing the dining experience for all Danbury residents. In his free time, Don enjoys playing baseball for the Cleveland Spiders, playing golf, and spending time with his wife and 22 horses on their farm.

Regional Directors of Business Development

Bob Pontius

Bob Pontius

Kelly Rose Stallard

Kelly Rose Stallard

Amanda Smith 

Amanda Smith

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