Experienced Senior Living Care Staff in Brentwood, TN

Meet the people dedicated to making your day.

Exceptional people provide exceptional service. You’ll find them working behind the front desk, serving at your table, leading a fitness class, or helping you navigate the latest changes in Medicare coverage. Our goal is simple: to support your independence and enhance your quality of life. Meet the dedicated senior living experts at The Heritage at Brentwood®.

The staff at The Heritage at Brentwood see their work as more than a job. They develop deep relationships with residents and other members of staff. We treat everyone like family and it makes every day more enjoyable and more rewarding.

Jon Tagatz

Executive Director

Jon has been with The Heritage at Brentwood® since 2006. He has worked with Life Care Services® for over 25 years. As executive director of The Heritage, his role is focused on ensuring resident satisfaction and managing the operations of this Life Plan Community in a financially sound and efficient manner.

Dahlen Jordan

Associate Executive Director

Dahlen Jordan is now Associate Executive Director. In his expanded role he will oversee the community’s Environmental and Residential Health Services departments as well as continuing to serve as the on-site administrator of Somerfield at The Heritage Health Center and Assisted Living. His role is to ensure the highest quality of care and environmental cleanliness for all Residents living in the community. Dahlen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with the emphasis in Management from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Dahlen has been an employee of Life Care Services (LCS) since February of 2011, and he serves on LCS’s Health Services team and Operational Council. Prior to joining LCS, Dahlen held the role of licensed nursing home administrator at a variety of Tennessee facilities of varying sizes. In 2002, Dahlen received his Tennessee Nursing Home Administrator License and has been credentialed by the State of Tennessee as a Preceptor. He has successfully trained many other Nursing Home Administrators during his career.

Robert Hagan

Director of Financial Services

Robert has worked with Life Care Services® as a partner and manager of The Heritage at Brentwood® for a combined six years. He understands the complexity and details of The Heritage at Brentwood’s Life Plan Community residency agreement, and frequently meets with prospective residents to review their financial questions. Robert is supported by an expert financial team at Life Care Services® to ensure the financial stability and strength of the community.

Beth Houk

Director of Marketing

Beth Houk, Director of Marketing, is a sales and marketing executive with a proven track record of significantly improving occupancy and revenue in the senior living and Life Plan industry. Houk has extensive experience in leading marketing teams and optimizing sales performance at multiple continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) throughout the eastern United States, most recently Asbury Place Maryville. A Florida native, Houk earned a Business Administration and Management degree from Florida Atlantic University. She is a horse enthusiast and loves spending time with her two adult children and two grandchildren.

Cathy Joki

Director of Residential Health Services

Cathy helped open the doors and admitted the first resident to the Somerfield Health Center back in 2007. As the go-to person and health care navigator for independent living residents, she strives to support and coordinate the medical care needed for The Heritage residents. It’s her responsibility to promote each resident’s physical, mental and psychological well-being, thus enhancing their quality of life. Cathy assists residents in navigating through an array of medical services, such as coordinating medical appointments, medication reminders, accessing medical equipment, leading support groups, or working with residents and families to determine appropriate levels of care. Cathy’s goal is to promote an environment supporting the residents’ needs, so they can reach their optimal level of functioning and live as independently as possible.

Jonathan King

Executive Chef

Jonathan joined The Heritage in the fall of 2012. After earning an associate degree in culinary arts at Volunteer State Community College, he completed a three-year apprenticeship at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center through the American Culinary Federation (ACF). A finalist in LIfe Care Services’ national Chef of the Year competition, Jonathan brings a lifelong passion for food along with new culinary techniques, flavors, and presentation to the dining experience for residents at The Heritage at Brentwood.

Eddie Tomlinson

Director of Facility Services

Eddie joined The Heritage in 2011, where he maintains all the systems that provide a comfortable and safe environment for The Heritage residents. Eddie is also responsible for the maintenance of all residences inside and out, as well as the clubhouses and grounds, so they function flawlessly and are immaculately maintained.

James “Lee” Clark Jr.

Director of Environmental Services

James “Lee” Clark Jr., Director of Environmental Services, comes to The Heritage from Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, where for over seven years he served as Environmental Services Operations Manager. Lee previously served as a manufacturing manager and managed a family owned a construction company. He studied Business Management at University of Phoenix in Franklin. He also studied toward an associate of applied science degree from Columbia State Community College. Lee resides in Columbia with his wife, Dana, and their son Jamie. Hobbies include fishing, bowling and karate, for which he has a 3rd degree black belt. He also has a 2nd degree black belt in Kobudo.

Ashlie Burnett

Director of Community Life Services

Ashlie has been with The Heritage since 2013 and began her Heritage career as the activities director for Somerfield Health Center. In her current role, she is responsible for the coordination of social activities and events identified by residents of The Heritage. Communication is key to a successful and responsive program of multiple activities and topics. With that in mind, a newsletter, in-house TV channels, and monthly calendar form the basis for this communication.

Sarah Selman

Director of Administrative Services

Sarah has worked at The Heritage since mid-2021. She previously worked in operations for the REALTOR® industry for close to 7 years. She supports the executive director and manages the administrative and receptionist services staff. Sarah takes the lead for the business office and administrative functions, as well as serving as the community IT contact.

Gail Boylan

Director of Nursing Services

Gail is dedicated to caring for people. As the director of nursing services of Somerfield Health Center since 2019, her responsibility is to ensure that the services provided comply with the highest standards of quality care, and that Somerfield Health Center residents benefit from the training and guidance she provides her nursing staff. She is responsible for the unique and important Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program®, a program that sets this service apart from those offered elsewhere.

Mark Black

Director of Food and Beverage Services

Mark joined The Heritage at Brentwood in the winter of 2019. With over 25 years in the hospitality industry, he has served as both executive chef and food and beverage director in hotels, casinos, and resorts. The execution of both high quality service and culinary experience for residents in multiple dining venues at The Heritage at Brentwood requires professional experience and high energy. Mark is dedicated to achieving and exceeding residents’ expectations.

Carroll Bagwell

Director of Human Resources

Carroll has more than 13 years of human resource and management experience. Carroll is responsible for assuring that qualified and responsive staff are recruited and trained for the services they provide residents of The Heritage at Brentwood. Creating a supportive and high-expectation environment for staff, assures that residents’ expectations will be met by staff who enjoy working with residents, as well as having the opportunity for personal fulfillment and growth.

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Medicare, Healthcare, LifeCare Workshop
Thursday, August 18

Better Health Care Results Require a Plan & a Trusted Navigator

If you’ve tried to navigate the health care system, you know how confusing and complicated it can be. At The Heritage at Brentwood®, our go-to guide is Director of Residential Health Services Cathy Joki RN. She uses her vast experience as a registered nurse to support and assist The Heritage’s independent living residents as they navigate an often-confusing array of medical services and insurance benefits. Join us as Cathy leads an enlightening and educational workshop explaining the truths and dispelling the myths about today’s Medicare, health care, and LifeCare® options and programs. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask her questions and hear from current residents. Join us Thursday, August 18th for lunch an learn the facts about Medicare, Health Care & LifeCare®. A delicious chef-prepared lunch will be served. To RSVP for yourself and a friend, call 615.541.4454 or fill out the event registration form.