That, in a nutshell, is life at Presbyterian Village North. It is, in fact, why we exist.
As a not-for-profit senior living community, we believe the right moral decision is the right business decision. That philosophy leads to this being a friendly place, where residents truly enjoy each other’s company and regard each other with respect. Here you’ll find a physical environment that truly does present itself as a village, with winding walkways, green spaces and a variety of residential options in view, all beautifully situated within 66 wooded acres. It is a place designed and built to help those who live here thrive, no matter what phase of life they are in.
We invite you to look closer when you have the chance. You’ll always be welcome at PVN.
Use this handy bird’s-eye view to survey the landscape of our community campus.
With more than 10 years of experience in the senior living industry, Bryan brings valuable knowledge to the Presbyterian Village North team. As Executive Director, he is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the community, finances, programming, marketing and strategic planning, all while facilitating a teamwork-centered environment for the staff. Bryan received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance at Brigham Young University and is certified as a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator. He was drawn to Presbyterian Village North because of the hospitality-driven culture. Bryan and his wife have a great love for the outdoors and enjoy spending time with their four children.
Lisa entered senior living only 11 years ago after her dad passed away from lung cancer. During the last weeks of his life, she saw how wonderfully the caregivers and then the hospice “angels” took care of her dad and her family. It was in those final moments with her dad that Lisa realized she had to make a career change from retail management to helping seniors.
“The residents truly nourish my soul and fill my heart with joy each and every day.”
As the director of residential services, Lisa oversees the life enrichment department and the receptionists. Most importantly, she has wonderful interactions with the independent living residents and their families. “I truly learn from my residents each and every day — it touches my heart when I give them a hug and they say thanks for just listening to them. I truly feel blessed that I was called to this role, and am thankful every day for this opportunity to truly make each moment matter!”
Lisa is married with two grown daughters and one adorable grandson. She loves playing mah-jong, reading and cooking, and her favorite pastime is traveling.
Currently Director of Healthcare Operations at Presbyterian Village North, Joni joined the Forefront Living/PCS Team in June 2011 as a Clinical Liaison/Business Development Manager. Since then, she has enjoyed an evolving role supporting Presbyterian Village North, Faith Presbyterian Hospice and the Forefront Living Foundation. Through this evolution, Joni has become increasingly familiar with the various levels of the organization’s care continuum and developed a growing passion for supporting patients, residents and their families as they navigate health and age-related transitions. “Recognizing the unique goals and needs of each individual and family, my goal is to educate, empower and provide connection to necessary resources, both within and outside our community.”
Joni began her career in healthcare as a Physical Therapist working in the acute care environment and then, following a few years as a stay-at-home mom, entered the specialty area of clinical sales and marketing as a Clinical Liaison. She holds an MPA in Healthcare Administration and, most recently, earned her Nursing Facility Administrator license. Additionally, Joni is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and LeadingAge Texas.
Joni is the mother of three children—now young adults in their 20s. “They continue to amaze, amuse and humble me, sometimes all in one conversation. They are, by far, my greatest accomplishment,” she says.
With over 15 years in the health and fitness industry, Shannon Radford is passionate about helping residents maintain quality independence as long as possible. Shannon began her career in cardiac rehabilitation before transferring to the world of senior living. Throughout her career at Presbyterian Village North, Shannon has grown the Fitness and Wellness program from three group exercise classes per week in independent living to over 75 classes per week across the entire campus. Shannon also brought the Get Fit program to life by offering residents individualized cognitive and exercise maintenance plans, as well as personal training services.
As the director of wellness, Shannon oversees The Jim and Bess Blanchette Lifestyle Fitness Center, the Lifestyle Spa and Clinic and the fitness and wellness programs throughout assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Shannon’s passion for providing high-quality services to all residents is evident in each of these areas. She was recognized at the 2016 Each Moment Matters Luncheon for her hard work and dedication to serving others.
Shannon received her Bachelor of Science in kinesiology, with a focus in applied exercise physiology, from Texas A&M University. She also holds various group exercise certifications, including water fitness. Although Shannon is involved in areas all over campus, you can still find her teaching a few fitness classes per week – building relationships and connections with the residents. Outside of Presbyterian Village North, Shannon enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and two children.
Kelly Cook has been responsible for organizing and producing formal and casual dining experiences for U.S. presidents, members of Congress, and other dignitaries and organizations. He has served as the coordinating liaison for the National Kidney Foundation of West Texas Master Chef Dinner Series, along with chairing the American Culinary Foundation national and regional conventions and the Texas Chefs Association state conventions.
He has been active with the Texas Chefs Association for more than 20 years and has served on the board of directors in many capacities. He has received many service and culinary awards and is actively involved in the community and charity organizations. In 2005, he was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs—the honor society of the American Culinary Federation.
Kelly graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in organizational management from Lubbock Christian University. He also achieved the level of Certified Executive Chef from the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute.
8600 Skyline Drive
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone: (214) 355-9001