Charles (“Chuck”) Borst is Westminster’s Executive Director employed by Life Care Services. He began his career with Life Care Services™, a company of LCS, as the Community Administrator at Westminster in 2008.
Chuck has more than 25 years of leadership and management experience. His strong background in organizational leadership, board leadership, strategic planning, human resource management, and financial management support his primary duties of operational management for the entire community.
He is a licensed administrator in Texas and Missouri as well as a skilled nursing facility administrator preceptor. He has spent the last 20 years in long term care as an administrator at individual facilities while providing multi-facility system wide leadership as a Quality Assurance Director. He gained experience in both group purchasing and quality assurance positions during his tenure a large multi-facility provider, from 2000 to 2008.
Chuck also served at individual facilities, including opening a new 165-bed facility that included assisted living, skilled nursing, as well as rehabilitation services and Alzheimer’s care. As a licensed nursing facility administrator at a 90-bed skilled nursing facility in Fredericktown, Missouri, from 2005 to 2007, Borst demonstrated his ability to provide quality care and improve financial results.
At Westminster, Chuck has continued his track record of success, from both a quality and financial standpoint, as demonstrated by numerous industry honors including, US News and World Report Honor Roll, a CMS 5-star rating, and excellent state survey results, as well as a strong balance sheet.
His career experiences include positions as a Quality Assurance Consultant, Group Purchasing Director and Quality Improvement Director helping troubled facilities for a large long-term care company.
Chuck received the 2011 Award for Administrator of the Year from Texas Leading Age, and is a founding member and Vice President of the Texas Culture Change Coalition. Chuck is also a participating member of Leading Age Texas and the Texas Chapter of Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes.
Contact Charles Borst directly at CharlesBorst@wmanor.com
Sarah Loyd, Associate Executive Director, is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the financial functions of Westminster as well as management of the community general services departments. She began her career as a human resource professional and made a natural transition to finance and community management. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders and received her Masters of Business Administration degree from St. Edwards University. Sarah has been with Westminster since 2005.
Contact Sarah Loyd directly at Sarah@wmanor.com
Cassie Haley, Community Administrator for the Arbour at Westminster and is employed by Life Care Services. She is currently a licensed nursing home administrator in Texas and Connecticut and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Cassie grew up near Fort Lauderdale, Florida and went to school at Alma College in Alma Michigan, where she earned her bachelor’s degree and double majored in Psychology with a focus in Gerontology and dance with a concentration in Classical Ballet.
Cassie served as an associate Administrator in 2015-2016 at Westminster and prior to coming to Westminster, Cassie served as a licensed nursing home administrator at Pomperaug Woods in Southbury, Connecticut where she received industry honors including US News and World Report Best Nursing Homes and Best Workplaces for Aging Services. She also had several health administration internships throughout her time in college.
Through her love of the arts and ballet, she has created different dance programs in several retirement communities for all residents, including those in memory support. Cassie brings a lifelong passion for seniors to Westminster and enjoys getting to know and becoming friends with residents and their families.
Contact Cassie Haley directly at CassieHaley@wmanor.com
Kim Ogden is responsible for recruitment, compensation and benefits, personnel policies and procedures, and health and safety for all employees at Westminster. She has worked in Human Resources for over 15 years. Kim graduated from Texas State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Management, and received her MBA degree with a concentration in Human Resources from St. Edwards University. Kim has earned her certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), as well as the Austin Human Resources Management Association (AHRMA).
Contact Kim Ogden directly at Kim@wmanor.com
Danny Roach is the information technology manager at Westminster. Having started in 1989, his career at Westminster Manor spans more than 23 years. Danny has lived in Austin since the early 1980s after attending Abilene Christian University. He has continued his education and training expanding his knowledge to include certification by the Building Owners & Managers Institute as well as certification by Microsoft.
Contact Danny Roach directly at Danny@wmanor.com
Ruth Sunil has several years of administrative experience, having worked in Chennai, India, for India’s largest software company and for the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. Ruth and her family moved to Michigan in 2006 where she continued to work for a church and for the IT industry. She joined Westminster in late 2009 right after moving to Austin from Michigan. Ruth enjoys her job and loves the community at Westminster. Ruth has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Madras, India. Outside of work, Ruth enjoys spending time with her family and involving herself in church activities.
Contact Ruth directly at Ruth@wmanor.com.
Robin Akins is a native of Austin. She has a bachelors degree in Social Work. She graduated with master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas in 2010. She has been a certified Dementia Practitioner for 4 years. She began working for Westminster in 2011, and has experience with skilled nursing, memory care, and assisted living.
Contact Robin directly at Robin@wmanor.com.
We are pleased to welcome back Chef Tim Thurn as our Executive Chef. This is not an unfamiliar position for Tim as he has led the charge before. Chef Tim is looking forward to bringing a new level of enthusiasm for our residents, leading our staff and developing our menus with his creative point of view and passion for the culinary arts.
Chef Tim has held the position of Healthcare Dining Manager, where he has done a tremendous job in enhancing the menus and service for our residents.
Brian Grossman obtained a degree in culinary arts and sciences from Paul Smiths College, and a Bachelors in Hotel & Restaurant Management from University of Las Vegas. He has worked with Hyatt Hotels, La Quinta, Marriott, MGM Grand, and most interestingly, as a personal chef for a week for President Bill Clinton. Brian enjoys his family, crossword puzzles, golf, and traveling.
Contact Brian directly at BrianGrossman@wmanor.com.
Kellie McThenia is the Associate Administrator at Westminster. She recently graduated from George Washington University with a master’s degree in healthcare administration with an undergraduate degree in gerontology and healthcare management. Prior to joining the team at Westminster, Kellie worked as a certified nurses aide/general nurses aide for seven years at the Area Agency on Aging where she engaged in community outreach and education for family care partners. Her primary role at Westminster will be training to become a fully licensed nursing home administrator.
Contact Kellie directly at KellieMcThenia@wmanor.com.
Rachel Gill is a native Texan who relocated to Austin to complete her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Texas. Rachel also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Rachel has always had a passion for working with older adults, and she has spent the years since completing her degree in 2008 working with older adults in a variety of healthcare settings. Rachel is licensed by the Texas State Board as a Master Social Worker. Rachel is responsible for orienting new residents, providing one-on-one counseling and facilitating groups focused on bringing meaning and purpose to residents’ lives.
Contact Rachel Gill directly at RachelGill@wmanor.com
Scott Thompson serves as assistant accounting director. In his position at Westminster, he helps to oversees all of the accounting functions of the campus and supervises a professional accounting staff. Scott has been employed at Westminster in the accounting department since 1982. He began working with accounts receivable billing, then added responsibilities of accounts payable, payroll, workers’ compensation reporting and employee benefits. In 1991, Westminster established a human resources department to handle the workers compensation and employee benefits duties.
Contact Scott directly at Scott@wmanor.com.
Peter Campbell, Director of Plant Operations at Westminster. His responsibilities include the efficient and safe operation of all Westminster electrical and mechanical systems including heating, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems, repairs, buildings, grounds, roads, and sidewalks. He is certified in Electronic Theory & Principles, Pool Operations and Industrial Refrigeration. Peter possesses over 15 years of experience in providing direct leadership in planning, developing, and directing of the overall processes related to Plant Operations and Environmental Services.
Contact Peter Campbell directly at Peter@wmanor.com
Antonio Montgomery, Director of Environmental Services, is responsible for overseeing the operational needs of housekeeping and laundry at Westminster. He began his career in 2008 as a housekeeper at Greenwood-Leflore hospital in Greenwood, MS. He began managing housekeeping in 2012 at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. In 2015, while serving as an operations manager at Seton-Williamson, he and his team was awarded EVS Department of the Year. Antonio holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in applied technology from Mississippi Valley State University.
Contact Antonio Montgomery directly at Antonio@wmanor.com
Joe Sanchez, is the Director of Assisted Living at Westminster. He joined the Westminster team in 1999 over 20 years ago. Joe has continued his training and education by earning certification as a Certified Assisted Living Manager and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Contact Joe Sanchez directly at JoeSanchez@wmanor.com
Olga Villarreal, Director of Community Support, began her career as an Elementary school teacher and quickly made the transition to a middle school Assistant Principal. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and earned a certification as a Certified Assisted Living Manager. Olga currently serves as assistant to the Executive Director, and supervises all community support and reception associates, including, Preston, Health Services and Windsor Reception. Olga joined the Westminster team in 2008.
Contact Olga directly at Olga@wmanor.com