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Executive Director

Dianne Johnson

Dianne Johnson, the Executive Director, was born in a small town outside Buffalo New York,  named Medina.  Medina was close to Lake Ontario.  She graduated from Newfane Central School and then attended Niagara University which is a small university in Lewiston New York.  The university is in sight of Niagara Falls.

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Director of Wellness

Stephanie Heldreth

Stephanie Heldreth, the Director of Wellness, was raised in Chicago area. She graduated with her degree in social work from Cedarville University in Ohio. She practiced as a social worker for 12 years working with different population groups but found her calling among the geriatric population. She went back to school for nursing and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia. She is also a certified Clinical Nurse Leader. Stephanie has worked for the last three years in long term care before joining The Blake at Charlottesville’s team. Stephanie enjoys reading, shopping, church and spending time with family and friends.

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Assistant Director of Wellness

Yulonda Lewis

Yulonda Lewis serves as Assistant  Director of Wellness at The Blake at Charlottesville. She is a native of Virginia and graduated from Buckingham County High School and studied at Southside School of Nursing.  She began her career in Senior Living as a CNA at age 16, became an LPN in  2004 and worked her way up to Head Nurse/Manager in an assisted living memory care community. She loves working on a TEAM of dedicated individuals whose main focus us caring for seniors.  Yulonda is very involved in her church, she loves spending time with her family and enjoys fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Director of Dining Services

Gregory Rice

Chef Gregory Rice leads our culinary program at The Blake at Charlottesville! Gregory studied at Culinard Culinary Institute in Richmond. He has previous experience at 5 star resorts in Bar Harbor Maine as well as Palladio, The Inn at Willow Grove, Brasserie Saison and Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company. Greg is an avid soccer fan. His favorite team is Liverpool Football Club. He also loves the beach, surfing and spending time with his family.

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Director of Business Operations

Jeannie Madison

Jeannie Madison serves as Director of Buisness Operations. She grew up in Scottsville, VA and attended Albemarle High School. She has 25 years of experience in the accounting field, having spent the last 10 years in senior living. She enjoys spending time with her husband and our 4 children and their spouses. She has one granddaughter Aubrey who is the light of her life and will be welcoming a grandson (Walker) in August.

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