Experienced, innovative, friendly leadership.

Don’t let the “new” in Stevenson Oaks fool you. The leadership team has been on the trail awhile and knows plenty about providing compassionate care for Texas’ seniors. Committed to building – and maintaining – a new retirement living ideal with an MRC Healthy Living Community, this is leadership that’s raising the bar on the core values of ICARE (integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence).

DEBBIE BRYANT

DEBBIE BRYANT

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Working in the senior industry for over 15 years, Debbie has enjoyed helping older adults transition from their homes to senior living communities. She has served as a director of marketing for Home Health & Hospice, “55 and Better” apartments, independent living, assisted living and memory support communities. Her passion for life and never meeting a stranger has helped Debbie be successful in her professional and personal life.

Debbie was raised in Fort Worth and attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where she earned a degree in medical management & marketing. She earned her real estate license and has been involved in numerous nonprofit organizations, with a special passion for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. She currently serves on the Friends of Texas Health Resources Southwest committee representing senior living.
Debbie is very excited to lead the team as marketing director, bringing Stevenson Oaks to life in southwest Fort Worth.

When you can’t find Debbie at work, look no further than the tennis court, golf course, or at the lake house, where you’ll find her enjoying time with her family.

ANN FEES

ANN FEES

SENIOR LIVING COUNSELOR

Ann has over 25 years of marketing and sales experience in various industries, but has concentrated in the health care and senior living field for the last several years. Before joining the Stevenson Oaks team, Ann owned a retail business, was a regional sales manager for a restaurant service company, was in medical sales, and served as a physician liaison for a hyperbaric medicine facility. Ann realized her passion for helping seniors navigate living options through her personal experience assisting family members, and as a marketing director for a local nursing and rehabilitation facility. She has lived in southwest Fort Worth for almost 30 years with her husband and three children, and has been active in various clubs and charitable organizations. She has served on executive boards of Booster Club and PTA for many years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and is a proud Longhorn! She loves spending time with family, traveling, attending horse races, and going to University of Texas football games.

SHELLEY GUINN

SHELLEY GUINN

SENIOR LIVING COUNSELOR

Shelley has 25 years of experience as a wholesale manufacturer’s representative in the apparel and shoe industry. She followed one of her passions and entered the world of cheerleading apparel/uniform sales. As a territory sales manager, she also coordinated cheerleading and dance competitions. After several years in the cheer industry, Shelley transitioned to the Family Services Department of Service Corporation International – Laurel Land Fort Worth. She entered this industry remembering how difficult it was to plan her own mother’s funeral, and saw it as an opportunity to help families during one of the worst times of their lives. At Laurel Land, Shelley helped facilitate the LIFT program, a monthly social event for widows and widowers who have lost their partners. Realizing how much joy she felt helping seniors, she left Laurel Land and joined Stevenson Oaks as a senior living counselor.

Shelley has lived in Fort Worth for 22 years and attended the University of North Texas. When she’s not busy working, Shelley loves traveling, dancing, spending time with her family and friends, and spoiling her beautiful black Labrador Retriever, Livi.

JENNIFER SKAGGS

JENNIFER SKAGGS

MARKETING ASSISTANT

Jennifer is the first smiling face you see at Stevenson Oaks. She treats everyone with kindness and compassion. Before joining Stevenson Oaks, Jennifer was the event manager and office manager for an event planning corporation. In this role, she coordinated the logistics for nonprofit clients, such as Best Buddies and the National M.S. Society, ensuring every event ran smoothly. Jennifer loves building relationships and helping others. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, and their 2-year-old daughter, Brooke. There’s never a dull moment in the Skaggs household!

JILL JANES

JILL JANES

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Jill Janes has served in the senior living industry for over 8 years and brings a broad knowledge and understanding from her various positions held within the industry (from cook to vice president). Jill recently served as regional director of marketing and sales at Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) where she concentrated on marketing strategies, operational processes and system-wide growth. She also served as director of sales and marketing for PMMA as well as marketing director for Mesa Springs Retirement Village in Abilene, Texas. Along with her many sales awards and industry honors, Jill brings a positive and magnetic personality to MRC. Jill resides in Willis with her husband, Jeremy, and their six children: Max, Beaux, Jaxon, Landon, Ella Grace and Kelley. Jill and her family love spending time together fishing and exercising.

RON JENNETTE

RON JENNETTE

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ron Jennette has served in the senior living industry since 1994, initially joining the tax-exempt world as a financial management consultant for many years after serving as CFO for a private conglomerate of relatively small for-profit corporations in heavy equipment, construction, retail, and rental housing markets in Kansas and Texas. Ron joined Methodist Retirement Communities in April 2008 as CEO of the system and president of each affiliate. MRC is celebrating 55 years of service ministry to senior adults, now as a growing system of six market rate retirement communities (and a seventh in early development), plus five affordable housing communities and their own insurance captive. Prior to joining MRC, Ron also feels blessed to have served as CFO and CEO of Air Force Villages retirement communities in San Antonio, now known as Blue Skies of Texas.

Ron is a graduate of the University of Louisville, with a degree in business administration and a major in finance. Prior joining this industry, Ron became a Certified Management Accountant. Since joining our industry, he first achieved certification as a Home for the Aged and Assisted Living Facility Administrator, then later as a Certified Aging Services Professional. Earlier this year, Ron completed 12 years on the LeadingAge Texas Board, including two years as the board chair. He also previously served on the Public Policy Committee of LeadingAge (national), the Advisory Board for the Coalition of Leadership in Aging Services, the Vanderbilt Home Care Board of Directors, and spent approximately 10 years as a surveyor for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Ron is passionate about the mission of service ministry to senior adults and is focused on being a catalyst for making a positive difference in this world.

FRANCES BELTRAN

FRANCES BELTRAN

VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Frances Beltran began her service at MRC in 1998 as the Human Resources Specialist, moved to the Corporate Director of Human Resources, and now serves at the Vice President of Human Resources. She earned her CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) designation in 2004 and her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) in 2011.

In her current role, Frances allows the ICARE values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence to guide her in serving MRC employees, as they in turn serve our most worthy seniors.

JOY KEELS

JOY KEELS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MRC AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Joy Keels has been serving senior adults for the past 14 years. She joined Crestview in January 2008 as the marketing director, and in November 2008 was promoted to director of affordable housing. In July 2011, she was given the challenge to oversee Bayview and Oakview Senior Housing in La Porte, Texas. Joy received her Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) certification within her first year as director of affordable housing, in October 2012, she obtained her Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP) certification from the University of North Texas, and was named LeadingAge Texas Housing Professional 2013. Since she has been executive director of affordable housing, Crestview Terrace, Place and Unity have been designated “Communities of Quality,” a national award for affordable housing.

She currently serves on the Senior Living committee through LeadingAge Texas and is board president of the Affordable Housing Management Association of East Texas. She continues to strive for quality affordable housing for senior adults that they can be proud to call home.

STEVE RAUSCH

STEVE RAUSCH

VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY

Steve joined MRC in 2017 in his current position from United Methodist Communities of New Jersey, where he had been the Corporate Director of IT (Information Technology) for about 3 years. Prior to that, he was the IT Director for Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon, TN for about 2 years; for Hillsdale Hospital in Hillsdale, MI for about 2 years; for Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, IN for about 5 years and for IU Health – White Memorial in Monticello, IN for about 5 years.

Steve holds an associate’s degree in computer information systems from Ivy Tech Community College, a BS in computer systems networking and telecommunications from Capella University, and a graduate certificate in cybersecurity from Central Michigan University.

YVONNE SEIFERT

YVONNE SEIFERT

VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL SERVICES

Yvonne is a native Texan with more than 20 years’ experience in long-term care, beginning as a charge nurse. She has held various positions throughout her career, including unit manager, MDS coordinator and director of nursing at one care center, where she worked for 10 years. She held the position of director of nursing at the center for eight years. Yvonne’s experience also includes the role of regional director of clinical services for another company where she oversaw the quality of care for eight centers across the state. During her tenure, the entire region showed significant improvement in the 5-Star rating system and in the company’s internal score card system.

Yvonne establishes a strong emphasis on delivering high quality care, and she expects nothing short of excellence in the clinical department. In 2011, she joined MRC as the director of nursing at its Cornerstone community in Texarkana. In 2015, she was promoted to MRC Director of Clinical Services. In 2018, Yvonne was promoted to VP of Clinical Services at MRC. Yvonne holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from UT Arlington. She currently chairs the Peer Group for Leading Age and has mentored nursing students in precept programs from several nursing schools in ADN and BSN disciplines.

DON STEPHENS

DON STEPHENS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Don joined the MRC team in January 2015, having worked in the senior living field since 1990. Prior to joining MRC, he served as CFO for retirement communities in Louisville, KY and Midland TX and spent a couple of years working as a financial software consultant for a provider of software to senior living organizations. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Baylor University and then completed his education in Finance and Accounting at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.