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Executive Director’s Note

My introduction to long-term care began at the age of 18, fueled by a deep love for my grandmother. When the difficult decision was made to place her in care, I sought to ensure her emotional and mental well-being. To that end, I obtained my Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification and began working at the facility where she lived.

Beyond caring for my grandmother, I found immense satisfaction in assisting other residents. During my tenure, I held various positions, including nurse’s aide, restorative aide and activity assistant. While I pursued my college education and eventually transitioned out of my grandmother’s direct care, my desire to serve in long-term care remained steadfast.

I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in social work, at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Interestingly, my first social work position brought me full circle: I returned to the same nursing home where I had been a CNA to serve as both a Social Worker and the Admissions Director for many years. Additionally, I held the role of Resident Services Coordinator before obtaining my Long-Term Care Administrator’s License.

Once again, my path unfolded in a remarkable way when the facility where I completed my CNA practicum at the age of 18 became the launchpad for my administrative career in 2003. For two decades, I served as the Administrator at the facility, bringing my dedication and experience to the role.

Now, I am honored to join the Regency family. I am inspired by the company’s core values that resonate deeply with my own – a servant’s heart and a commitment to empowering employees to make a positive difference in the lives of seniors. I look forward to serving the residents of Riverwood with the same dedication and passion that has guided me throughout my career.

Jeanine Brooks
Jeanine Brooks, Executive Director