Retirement Community Staff in Columbia, SC

Julie Patterson – Executive Director, Director of Sales
Julie joined our team in 2006 with an enthusiastic personality and genuine love for the Residents at Wildewood Downs. As Executive Director, Julie manages the day to day operations of Wildewood Downs in an effort to keep our community growing and changing to meet the needs of our Residents. Julie is also responsible for the marketing and advertising, construction of new homes and apartments, sales of homes and apartments and managing the marketing staff.

Keba Hardy – Director of Human Resources
Keba joined our Wildewood Downs executive team in 2012. She is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources. This includes, but is not limited to: recruiting, hiring, training, coaching, discipline, payroll and benefits administration.

Deborah Murphy - Business Manager
Deborah Murphy brings over 20 years of administrative and healthcare experience to the Wildewood Downs team. As the Business Office Manager, she manages the overall administrative and accounting functions for our community.

Kaytina Haack, Social Director:
Kaytina comes to Wildewood Downs with a daily zest for life. Her mission is to assist Residents with their efforts to achieve health and wellness goals while putting a smile on their face. Kaytina motivates and educates the Residents on the magic of movement.

Jason Miller – Director of Plant Operations
Jason came to Wildewood Downs in July of 2017. He has over 15 years of management experience in the maintenance, repair, and operations industry. Jason, along with the maintenance staff, is task with keeping our facility and community running efficiently and safely.

Scherry Mann - Director of Dietary Service, ANFP
Scherry assumed her position as Director of Dietary Services in 2005. Scherry provides leadership and guidance to all members of the food service department to ensure a high quality of food is provided and all safety standards are enforced. Scherry also consults with Residents to provide dietary assessments that encompass evaluating their nutritional needs based on their lifestyles and medical history.

Emily Howell - Director of Dining Services
Emily joined the Wildewood Downs team as the Director of Dining with a restaurant management background.

Silvia Washington - Director of Housekeeping
Silvia has been a member of the Wildewood Downs team since 2008. As Director of Housekeeping, Silvia manages the housekeeping staff for all areas of the community. Under Silvia's direction, the Wildewood Downs housekeepers maintain a pristine campus with the inventory and equipment ordered and managed by Silvia.

Healthcare Management

Stephanie Studnicka – Executive Director of Healthcare Operations
Stephanie received her nursing degree from the University of South Carolina in 1993 and has specialized in critical care and geriatric nursing for 19 years. Among her various positions throughout her nursing career, Stephanie has been a Director of Nursing for 12 years and as Executive Director of Healthcare Operations, she now oversees the day to day operations of our healthcare center.

April Brooks – Director of Nursing
April has over 19 years experience in Nursing and Management. She has served in the United States Army Reserve, where her career as a nurse began. April has traveled throughout the country working in various fields of nursing. Currently as Director of Nursing, April is responsible for providing supervision and guidance in the nursing department, developing and implementing policies while ensuring patient and resident satisfaction.

Leanne Hilliard – Admissions & Marketing Director
Leanne joined Wildewood Downs in the spring of 2006. Leanne has spent the last 10 years working with seniors and their families with several years working on a Geriatric Alzheimer's unit. Her main focus at Wildewood Downs is to keep the healthcare side of the campus booming while keeping the residents and their families happy.

Sharon E. Mitchell ADC, BS – Certified Activities Director
Sharon has been a part of the Wildewood Downs healthcare team since 2006. She is responsible for all activity programming for Assisted Living, Short Term Rehabilitation and Long term care.