“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.
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 Dining Services
Elain has served as the director of Dining Services for Foster’s Senior Living since November of 2020. She’s a Missouri State University graduate with a degree in Hospitality Administration and has 28 years of restaurant experience from a hostess to upper level management. Elain has a huge passion for food as well as seniors and enjoys traveling, reading, and loves hunting out great restaurants to try.
Regional Director of Operations
Jacki has been a CRCF administrator for 16 years and has provided support, leadership and training to numerous South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida and West Virginia Assisted Living Communities. Jacki is a graduate of University of North Carolina, Charlotte and has a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education specializing in mental disabilities and a Master of Arts in Gerontology. She was past Vice President and on the executive board of SCACRP. As the Special Projects Coordinator for SCACRP, Jacki has been instrumental in organizing and providing relevant trainings to South Carolina CRCF Administrators and staff. She is also an ARC CPR/FA/AED trainer since 2008. She is now Director of Regional Services for Foster Senior Living.
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.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Roslynn has graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with an emphasis on advertising and promotion. She has had previous marketing experience with promoting for companies such as Abacus CPA’s, John’s Fly-Fishing Company, VS PINK and Discovery Center. She is Foster Senior Living’s Digital Marketing Strategist who oversees Facebook, involved in Slack Management, and assists with recruiting and design projects. Roslynn has been a part of the FSL team since early 2021 after graduating college.
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.
Susan Durr, CPA
Chief Financial Analyst/HR Director
Susan has her CPA license and has experience with both public and private accounting. Her previous experience includes upper-level management, reviewing and analyzing financial data to present to owners and investors for investment and decision-making strategies, property management, and construction development. She is excited to be a part of the Foster team. Susan received her Master of Accountancy degree from Missouri State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration degree from Drury University.
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.
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.
Elizabeth has 40+ years of accounting experience, the last 20 years in higher education. She graduated from Drury University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and has been at FSL since August 2020 as a bookkeeper for three communities.
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.
Kristal studied accounting at MSU. She has worked in the accounting field for well over 10 years. While she is new to the senior living world, she started at Foster Senior Living December 2020, she has worked with other management companies in the past. Kristal is currently the bookkeeper for 3 communities, she processes all AR, AP and Payroll. She also assists the controller and CFO in multiple other areas including, FSL Corporate bookkeeping, end of month financials, budget review and occupancy reporting.
Bio coming soon…
Sarah has her BAS In Business Admin from Southwest Baptist University and MBA from Webster University. She started with FSL In April 2021 in the accounting department and she is bringing 10 years of Healthcare Finance experience.
Financial Operational Analyst
Bio coming soon…
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.