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

Dianne Weston Executive Director

Shelley Winter - Executive Director

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!

Beth Stovall - Horizons 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

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!

Mary Murphy, Horizons Lifestyle Director

Mary Murphy Horizons Lifestyle Director

My first job in high school was at a retirement home for women and I continued to work there through my college years. I can still recall some of their names, stories and advice they offered.  They taught me life lessons that I’ll never forget. I always seemed to gravitate towards my elders, perhaps I’m an old soul. I always enjoyed visiting my grandparents during the summers when I was younger. They brought feelings of comfort and belonging to my heart.

My career path led me to teach in private schools for over 25 years. I loved my time in the classroom, however, in 2014, my journey brought me back to my elders, working at a Senior Day Care. It was a wonderfully familiar environment and that’s when I knew it was time for me to focus on senior living.

I’m a Jersey girl at heart but recently relocated to Georgia, while I am a northerner, I do enjoy the milder weather.  I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Oaks family.  Every day here is a day I get the chance to make the residents smile, which fills my heart with joy while I’m smiling right back at them.

Frankie Chastain - Maintenance Director

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.