Our Leadership Team

JoEllen Spivey, Executive Director | Legacy Ridge at Buckhead

JoEllen Spivey

Executive Director

A Life Dedicated to Empowering Seniors.

JoEllen Spivey, a compassionate and visionary leader, has spent her entire career dedicated to improving the lives of seniors. As the Executive Director of an esteemed assisted living facility, she has become a beacon of hope and a driving force behind the transformation of elder care.

Born and raised in a small town, McDonough, JoEllen developed a deep appreciation for community and the value of human connection from an early age. Her parents instilled in her the importance of empathy and the power of making a positive impact on others’ lives. These values would shape JoEllen’s future and set her on a path towards a fulfilling career in senior care.

After completing her undergraduate studies at GA Southern University, JoEllen embarked on a journey to gain practical experience in the healthcare field. She worked tirelessly as an Executive Director at Madison Heights at the Prado witnessing firsthand the challenges faced by seniors and their families. This experience fueled her determination to create a better, more compassionate environment for the elderly. Armed with a deeper understanding of the industry, she set out to make a lasting impact on the lives of seniors by becoming a Senior Executive Director.

In her role as Executive Director, JoEllen has revolutionized the assisted living facility she oversees. She has implemented innovative programs that prioritize the physical, emotional, and social well-being of residents. Under her leadership, the facility has become a vibrant community where seniors thrive, finding purpose and joy in their golden years.

JoEllen’s approach to elder care is rooted in her belief that every resident deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. She has fostered a culture of inclusivity, ensuring that each individual’s unique needs and preferences are met. Her tireless advocacy for person-centered care has earned her the admiration and respect of both residents and staff. Her passion for empowering seniors has made her a sought-after mentor for aspiring healthcare professionals.

Outside of her professional life, JoEllen enjoys spending quality time with her own family. She understands the significance of maintaining strong familial bonds and encourages residents to do the same. Her warm and nurturing personality creates an atmosphere of love and support, making the facility truly feel like a home away from home.

JoEllen’s unwavering dedication to improving the lives of seniors has left an indelible mark on the assisted living facility she leads. Her visionary leadership, coupled with her genuine compassion, has transformed the way elder care is perceived and delivered. Through her tireless efforts, JoEllen continues to empower seniors, ensuring that their golden years are filled with dignity, purpose, and joy.

Legacy Ridge at Buckhead | Cassie

Cassandra Etheridge

Business Office Coordinator

Originally from Erwin, North Carolina, Cassie is a proud mother of four children. She received her CNA license in 2012 and worked as a Care Staff member while going to Clayton State University, where she graduated in 2017 with her bachelor’s degree in healthcare management.

After completing her degree, she received a promotion in 2019 to become the Lifestyle Director for Memory Care at Legacy Ridge Buckhead. In Cassie’s words “Over the last 8 years I have grown a deeper understanding, love, respect, patience, and passion for working with the elderly. I truly love and enjoy what I do.”

Legacy Ridge at Buckhead | Natalie Johnson, Sales and Marketing Director

Natalie Johnson

Sales and Marketing Director

Meet our new Director of Sales and Marketing, Natalie. Natalie has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and worked as a wedding planner for years in Santa Rosa Beach, FL where she met her husband, Boots. She realized her true passion for serving seniors after opening a new senior living community in Tallahassee, Florida where she built lasting relationships with many residents and their families.

After relocating to the Atlanta area with her husband and nine-month-old son, Hayes, she knew she wanted to continue her passion for loving on seniors, so she joined our team here at Legacy Ridge at Buckhead.

In her free time, you can find Natalie traveling the globe with her family, snow skiing in the mountains, doing yoga, feeding her Amazon shopping addiction, or cheering on the New Orleans Saints and her alma mater, Ole Miss.

Shaneikia Bennett, Wellness Director | Legacy Ridge at Buckhead

Shaneikia Bennett

Wellness Director

Born in Phenix City, Al, Shaneikia Bennett’s dream has always been to give care, provide support and contribute to the wellbeing of others. She began her career in 2004 by serving as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy. Shortly after joining, she was deployed to assist with the disaster relief of Hurricane Katrina. It was then that she knew she had made the right decision with her career choice. After traveling and serving her country for 8 years, she was honorably discharged from the Navy. She became a nurse in 2014 but missed the camaraderie of the military. In 2018, she joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves for Health Service Management. Shaneikia finds fulfillment in her profession and being able to give her compassion to others. In her down time, she spends it with her two kids and volunteering for various Veteran organizations.

Deakina Green

Memory Care Lifestyles

Mimi has been a part of the community since 2017 staring as a caregiver. Not long after that she knew she wanted to do more with her career. Mimi would step into many different roles at the community and would do what it takes to get the job done. Mimi’s current role as Memory Care Activity Coordinator has affected all of our residents and staff in such a positive way. She loves enriching the lives of the residents while promoting their health, safety, and independence. Mimi continues to play a vital role in the day to day lives of the residents at Legacy Ridge Buckhead. Mimi brings to the team a genuine passion for helping others grow and truly loves bringing people together to have a positive impact, especially in the lives of our residents.

Mimi smiles when she hears staff and family members say, “There’s just something special about this place.” because she experiences that same feeling when she walks in. Remember, “It’s the people not the task that matters the most!

Kevin Perry – Dining Services Director | Legacy Ridge at Buckhead, Atlanta

Kevin Perry

Dining Services Director

Kevin Perry was born and raised in Stuttgart, Germany. From a very young age, he’s had a passion for food. He and his family came to live in Georgia in 2008. He went on to graduate high school in 2011 and attended Le Cordon Bleu, where he Graduated in 2013 with a Culinary Degree. Since graduating, he has expanded his culinary journey, by acquiring a Nutrition, Diet, and Health Science degree.

The beach is his happy place, and spending time with family and friends is one of his favorite pastimes. He currently resides in Dallas GA, with his Fiancé, and one-year-old son.

Legacy Ridge at Buckhead | Tonzia

Tonzia Wei

Maintenance Director

Tonzia is the Maintenance Director for Legacy Ridge Buckhead and has more than 15 years of experience in in Long Term Care. He started as a Certified Nursing Assistant for approximately two years, later becoming Maintenance Assistant, then quickly transitioned to Supervisor and has been leading ever since. He earned a diploma in Air- Conditioning Technology from Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

Tonzia has a very deep passion in caring for the elderly, which you can see in his daily interactions with each resident that he comes in contact with.

He is a devoted husband and has three beautiful and amazing children. When he is not busy keeping the community looking great, he likes to spend time with family, attend church and volunteer in community activities.




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