“Fostering Leadership To Serve”
Over the 40 years of business, Foster Senior Living’s role has grown in the provision of health care excellence in senior living communities. Our key management team here at Foster’s has over 200 years of combined experience serving seniors. Our motto is “Fostering Exceptional Senior Living”. Through relationship building, our approach allows the key leaders to create lasting bonds with staff, residents and family members.
The communities that we passionately envisioned, physically constructed, developed programs for, managed, owned and operated are flourishing. They are successfully operating day-in and day-out. We seek to employ only superior candidates with similar passions for seniors. The setting and achievement of high expectations of quality care and hospitality for seniors is our daily goal. Every step of the way, we nurture these communities by being hands-on, taking our vision of hospitality and implementing it into excellent care. As a company we are known for “having our fingers on the pulse of the industry.” We have served countless seniors and their families, and plan on serving many more.
As the President of Foster Development, John serves as the top leadership position for our organization. With over 40 years of construction and operational experience his expertise anchors the teams’ successful oversight services.
His business degree obtained from Drury University in Springfield MO, is the platform from which his service to seniors began. John serves on local hospital and university foundation boards supporting health care services advancement in his local community.
Susan Foster, RN, BSN
Chief Operational Officer
Susan has over 35 years’ experience providing management services to seniors in long term care, skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, and independent living communities.
Her team of key staff members mentor leaders in the field. Through relationship building coupled with training, they ensure the communities’ successful operations. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Drury University in Springfield MO.
Greg Smith, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Greg has served as the Chief Financial Officer under the Foster umbrella for over 35 years. He oversees a team of bookkeepers to manage accounting services for our health care communities.
Greg’s expertise in the leadership of his team combined with his extensive experience in forecasting health care budgets and monthly budget reviews, produces consistent financial success within the communities. Greg received his Master of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Missouri Columbia and his bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Drury University in Springfield Missouri.
Bonnie Graf is a graduate of Missouri State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She has been employed by the Fosters for a total of 5 years now.
Her responsibilities include conducting quarterly quality control visits to several of the communities, handling various aspects of human resources including disciplinary warnings and wage reviews. She is involved in the review of annual as well as monthly community budgeting process. She compiles monthly reports and handles other administrative duties as needed. She is the right hand to the C.O.O. and assists the direct supervision of 16 communities.
Melinda Puckett, LPN
Director of Clinical Services
Melinda is a nurse of 27 years with over 20 years’ experience in the senior living industry. She’s in her 15th year with the Foster’s.
Her experience includes working as a Health and Wellness Director for 6 years where Melinda became a certified instructor by the state of Missouri to teach the level one medication aide course. Then, she was promoted to an Executive Director position and worked 4 years before being promoted to Director of Clinical Services for the corporate office of Foster Senior Living.
Romina Martin, LPN
Director of Operations
Romina has served in skilled, assisted living and memory care leadership. In the skilled industry she served under the Director of Nursing for 6 years leading the care plan team to regulatory compliance before entering into the assisted living and memory care leadership role.
She has served as a Director of Health & Wellness and Executive Director for 4 years before moving to the FSL corporate office where she is a Director of Operations with a special skill set to supervise nursing services and the executive operations of a community.
Donna Jansen, RN
Director of Corporate Compliance
Donna is a graduate of St Johns school of nursing. Donna has varied senior living experience over her tenure in senior housing.
She has strong experience in skilled nursing as a Director of Nursing and Administrator, Regional Nurse for 15 skilled communities and assisted living, Regional Nurse for 7 assisted living communities and corporate compliance under the FSL umbrella for 20 years.
Donna has a passion for policy development in multi states and working side by side with the Chief Operating Office for 20 years.
Director of Human Resources
Cinda comes with a broad back ground in management as a Human Resources Generalist. Educated at Missouri State University, her journey in HR began in 1995.
She oversees our Human Resources department for all our communities and our corporate office personnel. She is a key person within our organization, participating in management of administration of policies, procedures and programs of our organization.
Cinda’s experience includes recruitment for larger corporations and she currently works closely with the operational team to ensure we have the best candidates for employment.
Human Resource Support
Lisa moved from southeast Missouri to the Springfield area in 1994 at which time she began a career with a company in the customer service/foodservice industry.
While working she attended Vatterott College in Springfield and graduated in 2000 as an Administrative Applications Specialist. She was able to use the skills she acquired at Vatterott during her 16 years tenure with that company first as an Office Manager and later the Human Resources manager .
She joined FSL’s corporate office in 2020 as an assistant in Human Resources, heavily involved in preparing for the future growth of FSL. She is very excited to be a part of such a wonderful team and looks forward to serving and growing with them.
Marketing & Design Coordinator
Matt has studied marketing and design at Ozark Technical College where he obtained his degree. He then helped start an insurance marketing company called Secure Agent Marketing, which today has multiple branches including a leads company, marketing company and annual insurance conference.
Matt currently is the Marketing and Design coordinator with FSL. Matt coordinates all social media marketing campaigns, is a Facebook ad specialist, does all in house printing of all marketing materials, and continues his passion to help marketing and design for Foster Senior Living.
Regional Support Team
Regional Director of Operations
Lynne graduated from Marycrest College with honors in May 1990 with a BA degree in Psychology/Human Services. In August 2011 she started with Windsor Manor Assisted Living – Grinnell Iowa as their Executive Director of Assisted Living/Memory Care Facility until Oct. 2015.
Now, Lynne is with Foster Senior Living as the Regional Director of Operations. Servicing in that capacity since 2015 overseeing Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota communities. Lynne’s multi-state operational leadership is key to the Foster Senior living organization.
Director of Regional Marketing
Sharon started working in the senior living industry over 6 years ago and has enjoyed every moment of it. As Regional Marketing Director, she is afforded the privilege of helping families navigate the phase of life from independent living to assisted living and memory care.
Sales and Marketing have always been the field she has worked in and loves the phase of relationship building the most. Sharon says she loves the culture of Foster Senior Living, and the fact that serving our seniors is our mission and is heartfelt by John and Susan Foster
April Parsons, LPN
April has served her entire clinical care serving seniors. She has been a Director of Health and Wellness for 12 years.
April has a passion for seniors and serves with strong organizational skills and regulatory compliance. She has worked with the FSL team for 7 years in a Director of Health/Wellness capacity and was recently promoted to a Regional Nurse position over Tennessee.
Stephanie Neas, RN
Stephanie Neas experience in assisted living and memory care. She is passionate about the industry she works in and is vital to the Foster Senior Living company.
Stephanie is a licensed LPN and RN. She has accumulated over 15 years as a nurse has been in senior healthcare for 15 years. Along with this she has been in an over 5-year leadership role. Stephanie is a regional nurse suited with expertise in nurse training, executive director training, and the quality assurance process.
Ken has served as Controller for Foster Development since 2018. He works with the CFO and bookkeepers to help manage accounting services and produce financial statements for our communities.
Ken’s variegated experience during his career has uniquely positioned him to fulfill this role, serving in roles ranging from staff accountant early in his career up to positions as CFO.
Ken earned his Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University and his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Assistant to Controller
Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney. She is currently pursuing her MBA through Missouri State University. In addition to a background in Tax & Accounting, she has volunteered with CASA of Southwest Missouri as a Court Appointed Advocate in the foster care system.
Jennifer is instrumental as a corporate bookkeeper to Foster Senior Living and supports the C.F.O. and controller with month end closure.
She has worked as a Bookkeeper for Foster Senior Living for 13 years. Debbie is responsible for the book- keeping for 4 communities.
She graduated from Phillips Jr. College with a degree in Accounting. Debbie is the longest serving bookkeeper at Foster Senior Living and has years of experience in the Foster Senior Living bookkeeping standards.
Joanna provides well organized, proficient book keeping and accounting services for multiple communities under the FSL umbrella.
She oversees daily occupancy repeating capital expending month end closing and bookkeeping for the communities.
Vickie studied Accounting at Ozark Technical College. She worked for many large companies doing Payroll/Employee Benefits over a span of 30 years.
Vickie worked at an accounting firm as an Accountant for 3 years. She currently brings her years of experience to Foster Senior Living as a Bookkeeper. Vickie is responsible for 3 Communities handling all bookkeeper responsibilities and human resource support. She also supports the C.O.O. on special projects.
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Peggy graduated from Missouri State University, formerly Southwest Missouri State University in 1988 with a BS in Accounting. She worked as a bookkeeper in the insurance industry from 1989 to 2018.
Peggy spent a year and a half at a small accounting firm as a Staff Accountant then began at FSL in April 2019 as a bookkeeper. Peggy oversees 4 communities as the primary bookkeeper for all AP, AR, and Payroll duties.
Debra is new to the “Foster Family” and says it truly is a family. She has been in Management doing A/R, A/P, Collections and H.R. since her very first employment.
She has had the fortune of being exposed to several different fields such as Apartment Management for 5 years, over the road transportation 5 years, the pest control industry for 8 years, the DME industry for 12 years and the construction industry for 6 years.
Debra will look to continue to grow with the Foster Senior Living company. She is the right hand to the C.E.O. and the C.O.O.
Director of Development
In May of 2018 Zach was presented with an opportunity to begin working with Foster Senior Living as their Director of Development.
In this role he assists a great team with future project planning, current project planning, design, schedules, budgets, product research, construction quality control, construction techniques, problem solving, inspections and licensing, municipality requirements, investor relations, among many other responsibilities.
Zach is a huge asset to the team and does whatever it takes to get the job done with the right attitude.
Springhouse Village East Superintendent
Jamey has been involved with construction his whole life. Jamey has performed many functions related to the construction industry including operating equipment, driving trucks, erecting steel, and building homes to name a few.
Before coming to work for Foster Senior Living, he was a self-employed contractor with employees since 2008. Prior to being self-employed, Jamey worked as a superintendent for a local general contractor for nearly 10 years. He is now helping lead the Springhouse Village project in Springfield, Missouri.
Eddie brings 36 years of expertise and technical experience is responsible for managing the successful completion of projects from design through construction and aims to deliver high-quality projects that are on point with clients’ needs and creative visions.
The business relationship with Fosters Senior Living started in 2006 and has grown into a strong professional and personal relationship that they are comfortable to call upon me at any time to address a new or existing project.
Personal Assistant to the C.O.O.
Daisey is the personal assistant to upper management. She brings to the team a lot of valuable experience. She worked in California from 2015 to 2017 in the service and hospitality industry.
Daisey knows how to serve others to support upper management to achieve their schedules. With FSL, she currently assists the C.O.O. and C.E.O in special assignments and day to day duties.