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Our Board of Directors.

A thriving passion for excellence in senior living.

The members of our Board of Directors believe in our mission and work hard to give it life. These experienced business executives devote more time and effort than a typical board of directors. They’re proactive people who earn the trust of our residents by their hands-on involvement in making The Stayton the alluring place it is.

Bernard Francis
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Francis has lived in Carrollton, Texas for close to 30 years where he served on his local City Council for three terms. He is owner and CEO of two businesses; Business Control Systems, LP, a technical and professional staffing firm, and First Class Caregivers, Inc., a non-medical care-giving services firm.


As an appointee of then Governor Bush, Mr. Francis has chaired the Texas State Technical College Board of Regents. He also chaired the Texas State University System Board of Regents, a higher-ed system consisting of eight regional Texas colleges and universities. He is currently a member and past chair of the North Central Texas Workforce Board. He is also an Executive Committee member of the distinguished Texas Business Leadership Council and chairs its P-16 Task Force. He is often called upon to serve the governor and/or legislators on special commissions. For fifteen years Mr. Francis has been a volunteer of a not-for-profit board, Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation, and has built five of the nation’s finest retirement communities for seniors. The policyholder’s of Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of worker’s compensation insurance, elected Mr. Francis to serve on its board. And most recently, he joined the advisory board for the Texas Western Governors University, the first state-affiliated online university in Texas.

Scott Collier

Scott Collier is currently a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle, an international corporate real estate advisory firm. He has more than 30 years of experience in representing tenants negotiating office leases. He has received numerous accolades during his career, including Office Broker of the Year for Dallas-Fort Worth by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and Most Valuable Producer for The Staubach Company.

Mr. Collier serves as a board and executive committee member for the Dallas Summer Musicals and CitySquare, a poverty-fighting organization serving the community of Dallas. Mr. Collier holds degrees from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and University of Oklahoma (MBA) and served as an artillery officer for six years.

Susan Carter

Susan Carter most recently served as CEO of the Arthritis Foundation’s South Central Region, addressing the vital needs of people suffering from the nation’s leading cause of disability in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. She oversaw the operations, fundraising, and mission programs to help more than 5.5 million people, including 30,000 children, diagnosed with arthritis in the region.

Prior to joining the Arthritis Foundation, Susan served as a founding employee of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.  Susan built the Komen communications and brand marketing department from one person to an award-winning team of media relations, creative and digital communication experts, and went on to hold numerous leadership positions throughout her tenure.

Susan is credited with helping develop the blueprint for cause-related marketing as a strategy to catapult a nonprofit brand and its mission, leading to corporate citizenship as we know it today. A graduate of Texas Christian University, she has been called upon to share her knowledge and expertise with numerous businesses and non-profit organizations throughout her career.

Madison Mauzé

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