Meet the leaders who create our culture.

Pam Haman

Executive Director

Pam Haman joined Lifespace as the Executive Director at The Stayton in February 2020. Pam comes to the community with over 20 years of experience in senior living.  Prior to joining Lifespace, Pam was an Associate Executive Director for nearly 7 years with Erickson Living in both Overland Park, Kansas and Springfield, Virginia. Prior to that she served as an Area Executive Director for Kindred Healthcare. Her career began in 1999 as a Business Office Manager and became a licensed nursing home administrator in 2003. She has a track record of success including CMS 5-Star ratings, deficiency free surveys, and U.S. News and World Report recognition.

Uwe Rudnick

Director of Dining Services

Uwe is a world-class, internationally experienced and recognized chef who brings over 25 years of extensive hotel operations experience focused primarily in the luxury hotel and dining services market to The Stayton. Most recently he was the Food & Beverage Director at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine. He also served 11 years at the Adams Mark in Dallas, Texas as the Executive Chef and Food Beverage Director. Uwe has a distinguished career and a has consistently demonstrated himself as a hands-on, highly motivated, intensely team-focused leader who is quality driven. He truly fits our Dining Service Model of Excellence!

Tommie Greene

Executive Chef

Tommie is a talented and experienced culinary professional. Since joining The Stayton team in 2015 as sous chef, he’s used his skills to oversee employee schedules, encourage and motivate co-workers, and provide warm service to each resident who dines with us. Since his promotion to executive chef in 2018, Tommie continues to exceed expectations, elevating the dining experience at The Stayton and setting the standard for quality service.

Wes Hrabal

Director of Operations

Wes brings over two decades of experience to our team at The Stayton. Since getting his start as a construction assistant in Fort Worth, Texas, Wes continually rises to the challenge of new responsibility. His knowledge of all facets of maintenance and operations makes him an invaluable resource to our team, assuring those around him that there’s no problem too tough to solve.

Donna Echols

Director of Nursing

With over a decade of experience in skilled nursing, Donna understands the unique needs of each resident and knows exactly how to best meet them. Her experience working in environments across a full continuum of health services gives Donna a unique perspective. Her time as a quality assurance nurse and nursing director also grants her a rare attention to detail, ensuring our residents receive only the best nursing care. When paired with Donna’s leadership skills, you can be sure nothing is overlooked.

DJ Shawn

Director of Human Resources

Our team at The Stayton owes a lot to DJ. With more than 20 years of experience in building high-functioning, collaborative teams while improving efficiencies, DJ knows what it takes to keep things running smoothly. Her innovative, forward-thinking hiring practices continually encourage us to cultivate our own homegrown talent – that plays a big part in creating a stable, talented team that benefits co-workers and residents alike. DJ earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Southern Nazarene University.

David Brown

Health Services Administrator

David is an accomplished leader in all areas of senior care. Beginning his career in health service as a memory care administrator for the Columbia Healthcare Center, David leverages his nine years of industry experience to manage the operation of our on-campus health services. Throughout his career, David’s main focus has been delivering a high standard of care with sustainability, efficiency and compassion.

Katy Kuack

Lifestyles Director

Katy Kuack has been a proud member of The Stayton team since October 2017. She has held numerous positions within the community, but has been the Lifestyles Director since August 2019. Prior to The Stayton, she has had the pleasure of working in senior living for 11 years and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Texas in Hospitality Management.

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