Executive Director

Chad Polk

Chad Polk, our Executive Director, is originally from Picayune, Mississippi. He attended Picayune Memorial High School, Mississippi State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Director of Business Operations

Gwendolyn Cole-Blunt

Gwendolyn is a native Mississippian. A graduate of Sumner Hill High School in Clinton, Mississippi, she attended Jackson State University with a major in business administration and Tougaloo College with a major in math/computer science.

Director of Wellness

Lorie Swilley

Lorie Swilley joined The Blake at Flowood as Director of Wellness in 2019.

Director of Activities

Amy Hawkins

Amy Hawkins spent two years as activities assistant at The Blake at Township before joining The Blake at Flowood as activities director. She attended the University of Memphis and has 20-plus years of working with special populations/groups.

Director of Dining Services

Rachel Worthy

Rachel Worthy, the director of dining services, is originally from Bassfield, Mississippi. She attended Pearl River Community College and has been cooking for 20 years.

Memory Care Coordinator

Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Smith, the memory care coordinator, was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She grew up in South Alabama on her family farm where she enjoyed raising livestock. Following graduation from college, she lived in Texas but recently relocated to Mississippi after spending the last 20 years raising her family in Louisville, Kentucky.

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