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Mr. Joe Costello, Administrator
Our Administrator at Autumn Leaves is Mr. Joe Costello. Originally from Tyler, Joe served in the Air Force, then studied business and finance at Rutgers University. He received his BA from East Texas State. He started his career in the nursing home business in Tyler, and also owned/operated over 30 other facilities in east Texas. In 1984, Joe and his partner built Tyler’s first independent living facility. Then came a 5-year stint as a professional boxing promoter! For the last ten years, Joe has been back in the nursing home business, involved with management consultation and administration. Welcome to Autumn Leaves, Joe!
Allison Boggus, LVN, Assistant Director of Nursing
Mrs. Boggus is one of the Assistant Directors of Nursing at Autumn Leaves. She was born in Henderson and has lived in Texas all of her life. She attended nursing school at Blinn College in Brenham, TX and has been an LVN since 1999. Mrs. Boggus enjoys managing the Rehab hall, getting to see residents recover from serious injury or illness, and then return to the community.
Melissa Nunez, Receptionist
I am married and have three children. We are excited about living in Henderson and are members of New Life Church. I love spending time with my family and friends, and I enjoy working at this awesome facility. I love people and I look forward to meeting and getting to know each resident and their family members!
Misty Villescas, Activity Director
I have worked in the health care field for over 6 years, specializing in special needs for adults. I received my activity director certification from Kilgore College in November,2013. I love having the opportunity to interact with the residents here and to be able to provide them with fun activities and outings! Their smiles and hugs make my days!
Glenda Gatewood, Medical Records
Although Glenda is the newest member to the Autumn Leaves team, she is not new to the medical field. She began her career in the medical field over thirty years ago. Besides having a passion for healthcare and a bright smile every day she is her church secretary and a mother of two. She enjoys doing the best she can do in everything she does!
Tandy Pipes, Business Office Manager/HR
Mrs. Pipes has been in the long-term field since 2000. She graduated from Cleveland Ohio University with a degree in Teaching. She taught for 6 years but a spark that drew her to long-term care started when she was a child visiting nursing homes. She came to us from a nursing facility where she held the position of Personnel Director for 7 years. She has been with Autumn Leaves since August 2011.
Debbi Hamlet, RN, Director of Nursing
Debbi has 22 years of experience within Long-term Care. Debbi was brought up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She lived in California's San Juaquin Valley for 18 years prior to settling in New London, Texas. Debbi received her RN ASN from Excelsior College in upstate New York, her LVN from Porterville Junior College in Porterville, CA, and her AS Business Administration degree from College of the Sequoias in Visalia California. She enjoys reading and cooking as well as camping and fishing. Debbi has dedicated her career to the needs of the geriatric community ,and is proud to be a member of the Autumn Leaves Nursing and Rehab Team.
Jarae Standley, Staffing Coordinator
I began working at Autumn Leaves as soon as I graduated from nursing school and I am still here, that was years ago! I began as a charge nurse, I am now the Staffing Coordinator, I love working with the certified nurse aides and medication aides. I enjoy the residents and I have become very close with many of them and their family members. I would welcome the opportunity to provide you with a guided tour of our beautiful facility!
Natalie Elmore, HR / Payroll
I started working with our corporate office in October 2010 as the Administrative Assistant. Over the years, I have been driven to learn and do more. I am currently the Payroll, HR, and Accounts Payable Manager at our corporate office, serving our sister companies. I have also been given the opportunity to expand my role with our company by serving Autumn Leaves as their HR Manager. I love what I do and I strive to make the best of each and every day!