Executive Director

Austin Cole Payne, BSN, RN

Our Executive Director, Austin Cole Payne, is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Assisted Living Administrator in the state of Virginia.  Most recently he was the Executive Director at an Assisted Living Community in Harrisonburg.  He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.  After graduation, Austin worked as an Emergency Room nurse before transitioning to Senior Living.  Most recently, he served as both a Director of Health and Wellness and an Executive Director in an Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. Austin is a Certified Director of Nursing (NADONA) and a Certified Assisted Living Nurse (CALN), and is certified to teach the Registered Medication Aide program, Direct Care Aide program, CPR, First Aid and the Virginia Individualized Service Plan Curriculum.

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.

Director of Sales

Bridget Archer

More information about Bridget Archer, our Director of Sales, is coming soon. Be sure to visit again!

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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