Amazing People Work Here!

At McKendree Village, we believe in living life to its fullest and are committed to helping your dreams of retirement living come true – whatever they may be.

Barbara Morrison, LNHA

Executive Director

Barbara Morrison is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in History and Government and a Master’s degree in Public Service/Public Administration. Barbara has over 20 years of experience in various facets of health care and human resources management including managing multi-site programs for traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, and rehabilitation and long term care. Prior to coming to McKendree Village, Barbara managed one of the largest long term care programs in the state, with programs that included assisted living, adult day care, respiratory and skilled rehabilitation services, a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC) and long term care. Barbara has been active in various professional associations.

Jane Schnelle

Director of Community Sales and Marketing

Jane Schnelle joined McKendree Village in September 2013 as Director of Volunteers. In June she was promoted to her current position. Jane comes to McKendree with 15 years experience as Director of the local senior center, FiftyForward Donelson Station and Director of The Larry Keeton Theatre. Jane has served as President of the Donelson Hermitage Chamber, on the board of Leadership Donelson Hermitage, Rotary, and Donelson Hermitage Exchange Club Jane was appointed by Mayor Karl Dean to serve on the Healthy Nashville Leadership Council. Jane has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Tennessee State University and a graduate degree in Human Relations from Cumberland University.

Christie Hoosier

Director of Health Center Admission

Christie has 10 years experience in the skilled nursing field. Prior to coming to McKendree Village she was an Admissions and Marketing Coordinator at a local skilled nursing facility. She is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelors Degree in HealthCare Administration.

Carl Cottrill

Health Center Administrator

Carl brings with him a variety of long-term healthcare experiences, working in many capacities. Director of Social Work, Admissions Coordinator and over 20 years as an Administrator both for profit and not for profit environments. He is a graduate of Leading Age Michigan’s Leadership Academy and has trained Administrators-in-Training and Directors of Nursing. Having come up through the ranks, Carl brings a balanced understanding and passion for his residents, their families and his team members. Carl enjoys spending time with family and golf in his spare time. Personal accomplishment – Hole in One, professional accomplishment – deficiency free survey.

Brande L. Kenworthy

Director of Nursing, McKendree Village

Brande L. Kenworthy was promoted to Director of Nursing in January, 2019. Brande has been in the health care field for over 19 years. She has worked on multiple levels of nursing care from CNA, LPN, direct care RN and multiple levels of management. Brande is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and residents.

Michael West

Director of Human Resources

Michael West is a Veteran of the US Army and a Graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resource Management. Michael has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources within healthcare and government. Michael is a member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), both National and local Middle Tennessee Chapters. Michael is also a SHRM Certified Professional in Human Resources. Michael is an avid golfer and enjoys his time outdoors on the golf course.

Jesse Green

Director of Pastoral Care

Jesse A. Green joins McKendree Village as Director of Pastoral Care after serving in a part time position where he visited with McKendree residents and family providing a full range of counseling and grief support. Jesse is married to Conie E. Green and has 3 children and two grandchildren. Jesse is from Louisville Kentucky. Jesse has a B.A. from Oakwood University and a M.Div., S.D.A. from Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He is an ordained seventh day Adventist minister.

Russell Davis

Executive Chef, McKendree Village

Russell comes to McKendree from the Tennessee Titans organization. Previous experience includes Sous Chef for RH Nashville Cafe, Executive Sous Chef for Turnberry Hospitality, Executive Chef, The Black Pearl, Executive Chef, The Heritage at Brentwood, Executive Chef Old Hickory Country Club and Executive Chef, Merchants Restaurant. Russell has a degree in culinary arts from the New England Culinary Institute. “A chef must think like a Scientist, organize like an Accountant, plate like an Artist and cook like a Grandma.”

Charlene Kinder

Business Office Manager

Charlene Kinder is the Business Office Manager at McKendree Village. Charlene relocated from Eastern Kentucky four years ago. She has been in health care 27 years. During that time, Charlene has worked in a corporate office setting in accounts receivable, regional business office co-ordinator, nursing home administrator and business office manager. Charlene states of McKendree about when she first came to the campus “if a job could feel like home…I am home!”.

Brian Cantrell

Facilities Management Director, McKendree Village

Brian holds licenses in EPA Refrigerant Transition, Basic Electricity from Tennessee Technology Center and HVAC certification. Prior to McKendree Village, Brian had 17 years of experience with a large long term care and assisted living organization. His positions included Facilities Management Director, Facilities Management Supervisor and Building Operations Mechanic. Areas of expertise include Life Safety Rules and Regulations, Preventive Maintenance, Commercial and Industrial Construction and Environmental/janitorial services.

Daphney Grisham

AL Nurse Manager, McKendree Village

Daphney joined the team at McKendree Village in March of 2011 as a nurse in the Healthcare Center and in her time here she has served in a variety of healthcare settings- as a direct care nurse, Medical Records Director, Nurse Manager and was promoted to her current role in November 2020. Daphney holds an associate degree in Health Information Technology along with her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Daphney is committed to ensuring that the residents here get great quality care. In her spare time you will find her spending time with her nieces and nephews, playing the piano or cheering on her favorite sports team—the Nashville Predators.

Pastoral Care at McKendree Village

McKendree Village offers services in both the Willard Harris Blue Memorial Chapel, located near the Link Welcome Center.

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What Our Residents Say About McKendree Village

  • “Wonderful environment for seniors!! Many events will be available to them and such a caring staff that can help if needed.” – Ashley
  • "I live here in one of the cottages. 5 stars is what I think. It's like living on a cruise ship only real. It's like a big family also.” – Carol
  • “Everything about McKendree is great. My husband has had to go into Longterm Care (35 yrs. w/ Parkinson's) and they are all so great over there. I can walk over from the Tower two times each day and now after 54 years of marriage we are still together, but I am now enjoying our life as husband and wife, but don't have the 24/7 care giving that I have had for the last eight years. Thank you to all the staff at Health Care and the Tower.” – Sally

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