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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.

Chuck Lewis

Chuck Lewis

Interim Executive Director and Director of Physical Plant

Chuck Lewis has served at Cornerstone for 25 years as the Director of Physical Plant and has been in the senior living industry for 28 years. Chuck graduated from LeadingAge's leadership program and is a true servant leader who advocates for the elders and staff alike. Chuck and his wife, Kristi, share three boys, two daughters-in-law, and two grandsons. While away from work, you'll catch him working on his small farm, traveling, or spending time with his grandsons.

Sydney Elmore

Sydney Elmore

Healthcare Administrator

Sydney originally joined the Cornerstone team in 2021 as a Life Enrichment Coordinator. She soon fell in love with MRC's mission and values, but most importantly, she fell in love with the elders. Soon after, she began working towards obtaining her Administrator's License, completing her training in early 2024. Along with this distinction, Sydney has a bachelor's degree from Arkansas State University and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Colorado State. When she isn't at work, she and her husband Andrew can be found traveling, or spending time at the lake, soaking in the sun.

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.


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

HOME HEALTH 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!

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 Hampton

AUTUMN Hampton

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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