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independent living texarkana tx
 Dedicated to senior

Dedicated to senior care.

Over a century of service.

Our leadership, unusually strong and experienced, knows what works when it comes to providing compassionate care for Texas’ seniors. Add a fervent commitment to providing a faith-based environment, to helping each resident maintain their dignity and self-esteem regardless of circumstances, and a staff whose every member sets their personal bar higher when it comes to ICARE (integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence) – and results speak for themselves.

BRITANY GAVRIEL

BRITANY GAVRIEL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Britany has a Hospitality background, with 15 years experience with the Marriott brand. Before her family moved to Texarkana in 2006, she and her husband owned a restaurant franchise in Austin for six years. The transition to a faith-based, not for profit company was an answered prayer for her. She says that she always knew she would serve, she just didn’t know how that would manifest itself. She has been at Cornerstone since 2018. She and her husband Chris have three children, Peter, Nicholas and Sophia.

Steve Hesley, LFNA

Steve Hesley, LFNA

ADMINISTRATOR

Steve has many years of experience serving elders in long term care as an Administrator in single communities, as well as, overseeing multiple communities as a Regional Director of Operations. Steve was raised here in Texarkana and is a graduate of Texas High School. He is happy to be back in his home town and be a part of Cornerstone where he can contribute to our mission of serving older adults as an expression of Christ's love.

DEDE JEFFERSON

DEDE JEFFERSON

Director of Sales and Marketing

Dede joined MRC Cornerstone December of 2020. She worked at Wadley Hospital for 19 years she brings her knowledge and experiences to the Cornerstone team. She looks forward to being a resource for seniors in the Texarkana community, by meeting the needs of seniors in our area with her excellent service skills and positive approach to helping others. When DeDe is not working she spends her time with her three children and enjoys shopping. She obtained her Associates in Behavioral Science from Texarkana College.


Jeannie Hinton

Jeannie Hinton

Senior Living Sales Counselor

Jeannie has worked in healthcare for over 20 years in one capacity or another.  She has a heart for senior care and finds it a blessing to ‘let her light shine’ by serving elders.  Joining MRC Cornerstone in 2022, Jeannie is excited to work alongside the seniors of Texarkana to find solutions to their needs. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Phoenix and a Certificate of Phlebotomy. In her free time, Jeannie enjoys spending time with her husband,daughter, son, and parents; and can usually be found at a racetrack watching her son compete in races.  

Alden Artis, RN

Alden Artis, RN

Director of Nursing

Alden has been a nurse for 15 years and a Registered Nurse for 12 years. She has spent a great deal of her time in a rehabilitation setting and is a Certified Rehab Registered Nurse (CRRN). Being a nurse is a passion and for her, it is about having the desire to make a profound impact on the lives of patients, families, team members, and the community. Her favorite quote is, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel". She is also the proud mom to her son, Kason and daughter, Baylor.

Carla Hanson

Carla Hanson

Assisted Living Director

Carla is from Texarkana, Texas she has been married for 25 years to her husband Ken Hanson. Together they have three beautiful daughters and one precious grandson.

Carla also has 25 successful years of nursing experience and direct patient care. She is very passionate about her work and takes pride in providing the best quality care for her patients!

KATRINA OTWELL

KATRINA OTWELL

Home Health Director

Katrina Otwell, Director of Home Health, started working in and around health care at the age of 15. She has worked in various roles in health care and found that Home Health is where her heart is. Katrina ensures that our home health meets and exceeds resident/family expectations with our wonderful staff.  She is married to her loving husband and best friend of 18 years, has three wonderful children; two boys and a girl.

LISA WESTERMAN

LISA WESTERMAN

Life Enrichment Director

Lisa Westerman brings fun and joy to residents at MRC Cornerstone. She oversees daily activities and events, all while implementing components of wellness. Lisa loves every resident and truly cares for their success, no matter what level of care. When Lisa is not working she enjoys spending time with friends and her dog Louie.

AUTUMN NORTON

AUTUMN NORTON

HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR

Autumn joined the MRC Cornerstone team in November 2017. She has worked in health care since 2005, most of that being in human resources, but also has experience handling accounts payable and a resident trust fund. Autumn says she truly loves seniors and what she learns from their experiences.  She has two children; Brock and Kaylee. Their family enjoys various adventures, including camping, hiking and traveling to new places.

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