Brooking ParkDirectors’ biosSA-BP1108December 15, 2011, 12/19/11, 12/20/11, 1/3/2012Linda Hagler-Reid, Executive DirectorWith a warm smile and endearing heart, Linda Hagler-Reid oversees the day-to-dayoperations of Brooking Park, as well as its Independent Living community—TheWillows at Brooking Park—on the same campus.She makes a difference in the lives of Brooking Park and The Willows with herhands-on approach to person-centered care. You will find her at campus events andtraining Brooking Park’s uniquely caring staff, as well as speaking one-on-one withresidents and mentoring key personnel.Programming at Brooking Park that meets the resident’s needs of holistic wellbeingand community connection is influenced by her wealth of knowledge accumulatedover more than 30 years, most recently as CEO of a Continuing Care RetirementCommunity in West Plains, Missouri. Her service-oriented philosophy is also foundin Brooking Park programs that enhance resident independence and satisfaction.A graduate of Webster University, Linda is a proven leader in the senior livingindustry and has received numerous accolades, including the LeadingAge KansasState Association Innovation of the Year Award and Clinical Excellence Award, aswell as the American College of Health CareAdministrators Facility Leader Award.Donna Mattingly, Director of ActivitiesDonna Mattingly is a compassionate leader who has been with Brooking Park formore than 7½ years. Whether it’s coordinating Brooking Park’s music therapyprogram or pet friendly activities, Donna’s focuses on resident’s interests andimproving daily living skills, promoting social interaction, increasing their physicalactivity and expanding their learning overall.She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with abachelor’s degree in recreation with an emphasis in therapeutic recreation and aminor in gerontology.Chuck White, Director of Dining ServicesChuck White coordinates the creation of menus and oversees all aspects of diningservices. The delicious, culinary fare that residents relishevery day in BrookingPark’s dining room is designed with their health and enjoyment in mind.
He has more than 15 years of experience, as well as holds a degree in restaurantmanagement, ensuring the highest-quality meals are served every day.With culinary school training and having the distinction of being certified as a chefby the American Culinary Federation, Chuck has worked for several differentorganizations, including a country club. However, his desire to give back to thecommunity through his passion for food led him to Brooking Park.Deborah Williams, Director of NursingWith more than 7 years of experience as a director of nursing, Deborah Williams hasprogressive knowledge of the health care field. She supervises and coordinates allhealth-related services for residents of Brooking Park.Deborah works with the Brooking Park team in assessing resident’s nursing needsand coordinates resident care management with non-nursing services that enhancethe quality of life of our residents while ensuring seamless continuity of their overallpersonalized care program.Her background includes hospital-based nursing, as well as having worked as thedirector of an acute rehabilitation and nursing program in Illinois. She is skilled inbuilding and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders and wasawarded Nurse of the Year by the physicians at Forest Park Hospital, as well asCharge Nurse of the Year prior to that by the Missouri Directors of Nursing.Sharon Barnhart, Director of Social ServicesSharon Barnhart is a resident advocate whoprovides services that meet the social,emotional, and psychological needs of Brooking Park residents. With 13 years ofexperience in social services—more than 6 here at Brooking Park—Sharon hasalways enjoyed working with seniors.She maintains relationships with community partners in the Chesterfield area andbeyond to help residents live life to the fullest and continue their development.She is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a degree in health care and familyservices. While in school, she worked for a long-term care organization in variousdepartments, where she fostered her desire to continue working with seniors aftercollege.