Meet our Oaks at Charleston team.

Oaks Senior Living communities are equipped with professionally trained caregivers who are selected for their knowledge, compassion, and understanding of residents’ needs. Oaks at Charleston is no exception. The team members at our Charleston, South Carolina, community are committed to providing your loved one and family members with personalized care that contributes to their overall wellness and well-being.

Michele Adair

Executive Director

Michele is originally from northwestern Pennsylvania and moved to Lake Wylie, South Carolina in 2009. In 2020 Michele and her family moved to the city of Charleston. Her career began in the human service field where she mainly worked with adults with developmental disabilities. However, it was not until she experienced a career shift into senior care that she discovered her true passion for life.

“I love serving and making a difference in other’s lives. Even the little things like pouring a cup of coffee or getting a sweater for a resident that is cold makes a tremendous difference!”

Within senior care, Michele started her career as a caregiver. Her path led her to become a med tech, resident care coordinator, and then a memory care director. Before coming to the Oaks at Charleston, Michele served as an executive director at a smaller, private-owned assisted living facility.

Michele’s passion for senior care rests in her desire to help create an abundant life for her community. Each decision made in the Oaks at Charleston always places the residents first and keeps their health and quality of life as priority. “I have a deep passion for ensuring seniors live the best life possible and receive the care they need and deserve.”
Michele has 3 wonderful children that she loves to spend time with. You can find Michele enjoying the outdoors as she frequently hikes, kayaks, and lounges with her family at the beach. Michele is still new to the city of Charleston and looks forward to exploring the beautiful city and seeing what adventures it has to offer her.

Vernazia Stewart portrait

Vernazia Stewart

Foodservice Director
Herlen Gilliard portrait

Herlen Gilliard

Office Manager

Anton Jones

Maintenance Director

Kevin Murray

Community Relations Director

Karen Murray

Wellness Director

Brandy Gillard

Horizons Lifestyle Director

Dee Simmons

Horizons Wellness Director