Meet the Staff at Oaks at Towne Lake
Oaks at Towne Lake is staffed with professionally trained caregivers, selected for their knowledge, compassion, and understanding of our residents’ needs. Please visit our careers page for information on senior living careers in Woodstock, Georgia.
Debbie Baillargeon Executive Director
I cared for my grandparents for many years, and it changed the course of my life. After they passed, I went back to school to become a nurse. I also proudly served my country for 6 years in the United States Air Force.
My 24+ years of nursing experience varies from acute and subacute care settings, to wound care, internal medicine and home health. I have also been an Assistant Director of Nursing at a skilled nursing community.
Realizing that working with the elderly is where my heart and passion lie, I joined the team at Oaks at Post Road in 2013. I began as a weekend supervisor and was later promoted to Wellness Director. In 2018 I was blessed to be given the opportunity to move into the role of Executive Director of the Oaks at Towne Lake. I am excited to be a part of this new community and look forward to serving your loved ones.
Shelley Winter Community Relations Director
I was born and raised in Tennessee and moved to Georgia in 1992. I worked in retail management, then real estate, but knew I was still missing something in my life. Someone directed me towards the senior living industry and I haven’t look back since! I had wonderful grandparents whom I was very close to and I feel I honor them every day serving our seniors. I want to help our residents and family members by always being a resource and offering guidance through their journey. My son and I live in Canton, GA. We are very active in our church. He also plays soccer and flag football. Having a teenager, keeps me busy! I enjoy spending time with family and friends when I am away from work. I feel blessed to be part of the Oaks Family!
Audrey McKee Assisted Living Wellness Director
Beth Stovall Horizons Wellness Director
I was born in Nashville, TN but lived most of my life in Alabama. I relocated to Acworth, GA 4 years ago, but am certain I will always be a Bama girl at heart no matter where my feet are planted. My children are grown and I am blessed with 3 precious grandchildren. Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better I began working for Oaks Senior Living.
After starting in the medical field 28 years ago and working my way through the ranks, I graduated LPN school in 2004. Since this time, I have worked in acute care, quality, risk management, corrections, long term care, home health and assisted living communities. My passion is caring with those living with dementia and helping them to live well! I am thankful and blessed to be a part of this family. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference for our residents here at Towne Lake.
Teresa Dixon Assisted Living Lifestyle Director
When I was very young, my family moved from upstate New York to Woodstock, Georgia. I was raised and continue to live right here in the Woodstock area. I am extremely close with my own family, and love the family atmosphere provided here at The Oaks at Towne Lake.
Over the years, I dabbled in a few different career paths and learned a variety of different skills, but there was always something missing. Eventually, I met Andrew Greeson, and started volunteering at another Oaks community, the Oaks at Post Road, and knew immediately that I had found my purpose. I am a creative mind and an out of the box thinker, with a desire to serve the ever-changing needs of our seniors.
It was exciting to open a new community, and I’m fortunate to get to know each of the residents, learn their story, and share a life filled with new experiences together. I am truly blessed to be a part of the Oaks family!
Lynne Lake Horizons Lifestyle Director
Growing up, I spent most of my time surrounded by my 7 siblings, my amazing parents and my grandmother. I always loved spending time with my grandmother; especially, when it was just the two of us. She taught me how to play games that I still love to play today—Pokeno, Rummy and Poker.
My parents always encouraged education as being a priority in life, so our time around the dinner table always included discussion about our day and what we had learned. My siblings and I used to play “school” all the time; we even set up a classroom in our garage, and continued to play until school started the next year!
I went on to attend Rhode Island College, and obtained a degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. I spent the next 27 years teaching at the primary level. My first 12 years in Rhode Island, where I married and had 4 children. I continued to teach for another 15 years in Cumming, Ga.
I watched my grandmother pass from Alzheimer’s, and in 2010, I experienced my dad’s battle with dementia and lost both of my parents. From there, I decided to go back to school and pursue my Master’s degree from Mercer University, only to discover my true passion shortly thereafter—working with seniors.
Last year, after deciding to make a career change, I started volunteering at The Oaks of Post Road. Volunteering opened my heart for the first time since losing my parents, and that’s when I found my calling!
The Oaks is my home away from home, and I’m thankful to be the Horizon’s Lifestyle Director for the Oaks at Towne Lake, and to be a part of the Oaks family. What I love most about my job, is that I can continue to do what I feel I do best—making a difference in the lives of others. I have been blessed once again.
Hollyann Natoli Business Office Manager
My love for senior care started when I began taking care of my grandfather, who suffers from dementia. Watching the disease take his mind day by day is very frustrating for me, but I do my best to keep this to myself, and to help him to the best of my ability. Sometimes it is hard—but his lucid moments, when he comes out and knows who I am, makes it all worth it.
One day we will all need someone to help us, someone to care enough to work through the difficult moments with us. My mom always told me to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and I hope to continue to do so.
Working at the Oaks at Towne Lake feels like more than just a job. It is a calling that God has placed on my life, and enables me to make a difference in someone’s life every day. There is so much excitement around when someone starts the process of moving in. Every person is greeted not only as a resident, but as a new family member. During my short time here as the Business Office Manager, I have found that the Oaks is not just any company, it is a family.
Mark Richards Food Service Director
In 1991, I graduated from Auburn University, with a degree in Business Communications. I returned to Auburn to pursue my Master’s degree. To help pay for my education, I took a position at the university hotel. It was then that I was hooked, and realized my true calling was cooking and hospitality.
Following a 22-year career as an Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director, I took some time off to care for my son. When I returned to work, I realized that I wanted to change my career path. I researched assisted livings, and knew this was the field in which to renew my passion for cooking and serving others. I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to join the Oaks family. I feel blessed at the chance to help serve you and your families needs.
Frankie Chastain Maintenance Director
It never crossed my mind that accepting a job closer to home would turn into a career. In 1996 I accepted a job as a security officer in an Independent Living Community where I worked for three years. I realized a new found love, compassion and respect for our senior generation. In 2000 I made the transition to Assisted Living as the Maintenance Director, which was more suitable to my background. So, for the past twenty plus years, I have enjoyed working with seniors…knowing that what I do each day has a positive impact on their wellbeing and comfort.