The Blakeford Team
When it comes to your well-being, you want an expert, caring professional who is constantly updating their skills. The experienced Blakeford team ensures that we offer consistently high-quality care that enriches the lives of our residents, clients, and members. These dedicated professionals are committed to creating an environment of exceptional healthcare and a place of true belonging and community.
Van Cluck brings more than two decades of experience in long-term care and senior housing to Blakeford. As Chief Executive Officer for Blakeford, Inc., he leads the company’s vision of unparalleled care.
VP and COO
ALLISON GRIFFITH, LNHA
Allison Griffith joined Blakeford as director of human resources before she was promoted to her current position in 2007. Previously, she served as human resource manager for Federal Express in Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Griffith is a licensed nursing home administrator and brings more than 14 years of long-term care experience to Blakeford, as well as more than 20 years of experience in management with a focus on operations and employee relations.
Al Griffin, a native of Rockwood, Tennessee, has been in the healthcare industry for his entire career. A graduate of Lipscomb University, Mr. Griffin joined our team from Crossville, Tennessee, where he worked for two-and-a-half years. Prior to that, he served as Controller at the hospital in Crossville for 17 years.
Independent Living Administrator and Director of WellLife
Holli Passmore serves as the Administrator of Independent Living Services, where she manages the Independent Living community and oversees its daily operations. As Director of WellLife, Ms. Passmore works closely with the community’s Life Enrichment and Wellness team to develop and implement WellLife at Blakeford, which provides residents the platform to maintain optimum well-being based on the four elements of wellness.
Health Care Administrator
LAKECIA HARPER, LNHA
Lakecia Harper serves as the healthcare administrator for Woodcrest and Burton Court. Ms. Harper’s responsibilities include medical records management, ICD-10 coding, campus-wide staffing, resident and family relations, regulatory compliance, employee recruitment, and health information management.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Sarah Bishop is the director of sales and marketing at Blakeford at Green Hills, where she oversees sales initiatives in the Independent Living and Assisted Living communities. She also manages Blakeford’s marketing team. Ms. Bishop brings more than 15 years of senior living experience to her role.
Executive Director | Blakeford At Home
Russell Ginder joined the Blakeford At Home team as Executive Director in 2016. Mr. Ginder works directly with Blakeford At Home clients and their families, ensuring the dignity, independence, and safety of each senior customer.
Executive Director | LiveWell By Blakeford
JANE KELLEY, FACHE
Jane Kelley serves as the Executive Director of LiveWell By Blakeford, a continuing-care-at-home program unique to Middle Tennessee. Prior to her current post, she was the Vice President of Blakeford At Home, Blakeford’s first home- and community-based service. Ms. Kelley has been responsible for the development and successful launch of both of these programs, from concept forward during her tenure at Blakeford.