“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. John began working in senior housing in 1970. With over 50 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 began leadership in the senior industry in 1981, and has over 42 years of 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 began his leadership with Fosters in 1986 and 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 healthcare 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.
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.
Clayton has served as Controller for Foster Development since 2022. He works with the CFO and accounting staff to help manage accounting services and produce financial statements for the communities. Clayton’s experience as an accountant in different industries during his career has uniquely positioned him to fulfill this role.
Clayton has his Master of Accountancy degree from Missouri State University
Financial Operational Analyst
Leslie is a graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. She served 16 years in the banking industry as a leader utilizing her organizing and communication skills to the bank management. Leslie came to work with FSL in 2020 and coordinates many of the accounting functions and systems at FSL.
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.
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.
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.
Amber brings over 17 years of experience in Senior Living Administrative roles to the Foster Senior Living team. She is well organized, efficient, and excited to continue to serve the senior living community.
Vicki brings over 30 years of accounting experience to the Foster Senior Living team. Her prior experience includes payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. She is detail oriented and organized. Vicki has an Associate of Technology Degree in Accounting.
Bonnie Graf is a graduate of Missouri State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She has worked with us since 2016.
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.
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.
Katie is a graduate of University of Central Missouri where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has experience in human services, accounting, and insurance. Her responsibilities include benefit coordination and assisting human resources with various tasks including evaluation and wage reviews, worker’s compensation claims, and other administrative duties. She loves Jesus, helping others, the outdoors, animals, and painting.
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, Minnesota, and Nebraska 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 Butler, 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.
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 40 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.