Shana Robertson, CDAL
Shana Robertson joined the Integral Senior Living team in January 2016. She will serve as the Executive Director of The Pointe at LifeSpring, in Knoxville, TN, one of ISL’s newest senior living communities. Shana brings with her 15 years of direct experience in working with seniors and their families in Tennessee and North Carolina. Shana has a BS degree in Public Health Education from East Tennessee State University. For the past 10 years, Shana’s career focus has been solely on leadership within senior living communities. She has a successful record in ensuring excellent resident care in a well-maintained, enjoyable, and caring environment. She strives to ensure that trusting and open relationships are established and maintained with residents and their families. Shana is also knowledgeable in the areas of home care, long-term care insurance and other long-term care funding options, progressive memory care programming, marketing, public relations, and staff training and education.
In 2016, Shana earned the distinction of being identified as a Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) from the Senior Living Certification Commission. This certification demonstrates Shana’s attainment of consistent, relevant, measurable and industry-recognized standards of practice in the assisted living executive director role. To learn more, visit the SLCC website.
Shana has been married to her husband, Brent for the past 17 years, and they have a handsome 14 year-old son, named Denver. She and her family seek to honor and give thanks to God in all aspects of life. Shana enjoys traveling, being on or around the water, hosting gatherings with friends and family.
Amanda Crawley joined Integral Senior Living in November 2016 as the Business Office Director of The Pointe at Lifespring Senior Living. Amanda has eighteen years of assisted living experience beginning as a caregiver and housekeeper, and the last twelve years have been focused in the business office. Amanda has often been called the “glue that holds us together.” While working in assisted living communities, she has had the opportunity to enjoy all of her passions, such as caring for the residents and playing piano for them. Amanda had a goal of earning her Administrator’s License, which she achieved in 2015. Amanda has been married to her husband, Kenny, for fifteen years and is proud to say that they were high school sweethearts and have been together for twenty years.
Amanda has 3 wonderful children, Haley, Maddie, and Bobby. Her family is very active in church, where they serve in the youth group and music department. Amanda also serves as the assistant piano player at her church and looks forward to sharing that talent with our residents. Amanda enjoys camping, church events, her children’s baseball and softball games, but most of all, spending time with her family.
Brittany Ricker joined Integral Senior Living in October 2016 as the Vibrant Life Director of The Pointe at Lifespring Senior Living. She graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in May 2011. She and her husband moved to North Carolina with his company and then to New Mexico, where she worked in the public school setting. In 2014, she moved back to her home in East Tennessee, where she began volunteering with seniors and embarked on a new career to pursue her passion. She and her husband love cheering on The Vols, camping, hiking, traveling, spending time with family & their dog, cooking, baking. She looks forward to sharing her talent, creativity, and passion with our residents! She and her husband love the Lord and seek to serve others.
Madison Wright joined the Integral Senior Living team in June 2016 as the Sales and Marketing Assistant for The Pointe at Lifespring. Growing up in church has given Madison the opportunity to serve senior adults across East Tennessee. She is excited to build relationships with and minister to the senior adults in our community. Madison graduated from Carson Newman College with a Bachelor of Science in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations.
Madison lives and worships in Corryton and she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Alisha Schulz joined the ISL team in July 2016 as the Concierge. Alisha is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where she graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Alisha’s diverse background includes working as a dental hygienist for almost 20 years, as well as working as an insurance broker and a preschool teacher.
Alisha and her husband Richard have been married for 27 years and have two children. Alisha enjoys traveling, pageants and serving in her church and community. Serving seniors in her church and being a caregiver for her father inspired her to pursue a career in senior living.
Heather Haley joined ISL in January 2016 and brings 12 years of healthcare marketing and sales experience, with seven of those years devoted solely to senior health. Heather has a BS degree in Public Relations from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville and has delivered exceptional results and redefined marketing in the senior health industry in East Tennessee. For the past five years, Heather has held the position of Publisher & Editor for the Senior Directory of East Tennessee in which she was responsible for publishing a high-quality resource for seniors as well as healthcare professionals across the entire region. Prior to her service with the Senior Directory, Heather worked two years for Medical Services of America as Marketing Director and six years for TeamHealth Medical Call Center as Marketing Liaison.
For the past nine years, Heather has been married to her husband Clif and they have a precious two-year-old daughter named Georgia Ruth. Heather has a strong faith in God and seeks to serve Him in all she does. Her family are active members of their church in Corryton, Tenn. Also, she enjoys travelling, reading and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Annie Smalley, RN
Annie Smalley joins the ISL team at The Pointe at Lifespring Senior Living as the Assisted Living Director. Annie brings several years of focused experience in senior living working in geriatrics and dementia care. As the Assisted Living Director, she will greatly impact and guide the overall care of our residents.
Annie began her medical career as a resident assistant in 2006 at Trinity Hills Assisted Living. She loved it so much that she decided to further her education in senior care to be able to continue making a difference in the lives of seniors. She received her LPN degree from the Tennessee Technology Center in 2007. She then moved to Alabama to work in assisted living and rehabilitation, but continued to wear her University of Tennessee orange pride in her heart and uniform. In 2011, she moved back to Tennessee and enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University where she received her RN degree. Annie has continued to use her nursing skills and compassionate touch most recently at Clarity Pointe Senior Living, to further the excellent care that seniors receive each day. “To have the opportunity to touch and work to improve the life of a senior each and every day is a driving force in me. It is also a privilege I take seriously and feel extremely blessed to do,” said Annie Smalley.
Annie lives in Knoxville with her son Peyton and kitten Archie. All three of them are very fond of the color orange.
Helen Porter, CDP, CADDCT
Helen Porter joined Integral Senior Living in October 2016 as the Generations Program Director of The Pointe at Lifespring Senior Living. Helen is a Nashville-native turned Knoxvillian who has a passion for encouraging people to fulfill their maximum potential. While pursuing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Recreation Therapy at The University of Tennessee- Knoxville, her concentration was devoted to children with multiple disabilities. After graduation, she was called into working with seniors at Clarity Pointe of Knoxville, where she continued her work as the Director of Life Enrichment and as Business Office Manager. With a love for education, she has become certified as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer. She’s also an active board member for a local nonprofit, and enjoys running, coffee, and the word enthusiasm.
Corey Gregory joined Integral Senior Living in October 2016 as the Maintenance Director of The Pointe at Lifespring Senior Living. Corey is a graduate of Lincoln Park Technologies and Trade School where he studied electricity. He is a Journeyman Electrician and has worked in the construction field for 10 years.
Corey has been married to his wife Ronna for 7 years and they have 2 children together Beau who is 5 and Stella who is 2. He is a member of Fairview Baptist Church of Corryton where he plays drums and percussion in the praise band. He enjoys coaching baseball and spending time with his family.
Jay Johnson joined Integral Senior Living and the team of The Pointe at Lifespring in November of 2016 as the Director of Culinary Services. Jay’s culinary background started in college while working for O’Charley’s restaurants in Middle Tennessee for numerous years. After these years, Jay wanted to use his passion and knowledge for food to be a “servant” for Senior Adults. Therefore, Jay worked for four years with Morrison Senior Dining in Maryville, TN, and then Hattiesburg, MS. The past nine and a half years he has served as the Director of Dining Services at Trinity Hills Senior Living in Knoxville, TN. During this time with both Independent and Assisted Living communities, Jay has enjoyed personally preparing and serving meals for his Senior Adults.
Jay has been married to his wonderful wife April for more than three years and resides in Alcoa, TN, along with their two beloved, adopted basset hounds, Brewster and Howie. Jay and April both enjoy spending time in the beautiful Smoky Mountains including Townsend, Gatlinburg, & Cades Cove, watching “Big Orange” football, and staying involved with their church in Powell, TN.