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 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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Britany has been with MRC Cornerstone three years. Britany has a strong  ICARE values, hospitality, and is a leader who oversees the daily operations of the community and lives of residents. Britany is a native of Texarkana and has solid business ties with the community. She is married to husband Chris and has two sons and a daughter.

JEFF BRADFORD

ADMINISTRATOR

Jeff brings years of long-term care experience to MRC Cornerstone.  He obtained his Nursing Facility Administrator license in 2008 and has served as an Administrator and Executive Director in Louisiana, Arkansas and now Texas. Jeff is a native of Louisiana, but has made Texarkana home, with his wife Melissa and three children: Wes, Levi, and Reese.

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.

CARRIE TRUSTY

SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

Carrie has worked in healthcare for over 15 years, serving seniors for the majority of those years in various communities from assisted living to skilled nursing and rehabilitation. In her various roles, she has developed a solid foundation in customer service, team-building and servant leadership that have led to successfully building relationships and meeting the needs of seniors in our community. Carrie has a special place in her heart for caregivers and their loved ones who are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and is proud to have been a part of developing a day respite program with the Alzheimer’s Alliance in Texarkana, TX.

AMBER ADAMS

SENIOR LIVING COUNSELOR

Amber Adams has been with Methodist Retirement Community (MRC) for four years and is a Senior Living Counselor, in Sales and Marketing. Her goal is to educate and increase awareness of MRC Cornerstone, but more than anything to be a resource for seniors and their needs. She is compassionate and forthright about the obstacle seniors face in today's world. Knowing she is making a difference, is the most rewarding part of her job.

DEDE JEFFERSON

Senior Living Counselor

Dede joined MRC Cornerstone December of 2020 as a Senior Living Counselor. Having 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.


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.

VEARLYNN THOMPSON

Assisted Living Director

Vearlynn Thompson joined MRC Cornerstone Team December 2019. She has been a nurse for 10 years with experiences in various Healthcare roles. Vearlynn is very knowledgeable and takes pride in providing the best care as well as implementing ICARE values. During her time off she enjoys traveling  and spending time with her two daughters.

SHELLY HANES

Director of Nurses

Shelley Hanes has been with MRC two years and leads the Health Care nursing staff with perseverance and ICARE values. She comes in every day with a smile on and ready to help in any way she can. Shelly knew from a young age she wanted to be a nurse and has been one for 28 years. Having a servants heart, she has worked in many areas but feels her mission is serving and advocating for elders. Shelly has been married for 25 years and has 2 children. When she is not working she loves spending time outdoors and with family.

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.

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