Leadership

“I am driven to make a lasting difference in the lives of those I serve, leaving a legacy of compassion, empathy, and advocacy, because it’s not just a job, it’s my lifelong purpose”

Katie Wilson

MBA, LNHA, LCGB, CDP

Administrator

Katie Wilson is a dedicated professional passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of others. She leads the team at Maple Grove Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with a commitment to excellence and compassionate care.

Katie earned her MBA from Northwood University in 2016 and completed her undergraduate studies at Anderson University with a BA in Graphic Design and a minor in Fine Arts in 2005. She began her career as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) in North Carolina and South Carolina in 2016. Katie has also earned certifications as a Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt in 2022 and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) in 2023.

Katie is known for her ability to transform workplace culture. At Jacob’s Creek, another Principle LTC facility, she enhanced team dynamics and morale. Her leadership style focuses on fostering a supportive and collaborative environment, leading to significant improvements in employee satisfaction and resident care.

Outside of work, Katie has volunteered with Make-A-Wish of South Carolina since 2010, demonstrating her dedication to community service. She is also proud of her son, who recently graduated from the prestigious Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel.

“When my family and I faced the challenges of transitioning my mom, Betty, to a higher level of care, I gained a deeper empathy for families and caregivers in similar situations. My motivation comes from one of my favorite books, ‘In Pursuit of Purpose’ by Dr. Myles Munroe. It teaches that purpose is the original intent for the creation of something, and once discovered, should be pursued with passion.”

Dorian Edwards

LNHA

Assistant Administrator

Dorian is driven by a deep passion for ensuring that residents achieve their highest level of independence, mentoring team members to maximize their leadership potential, and providing guidance and support to families and the community in need of care transitions.

With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, Dorian began his career as a Licensed Recreational Therapist and Certified Therapeutic Recreational Therapist. He has provided exceptional recreational therapy services to the geriatric population, implemented internship training programs for students, and served as a mentor and liaison for both students and practitioners.

Promoted to Household Coordinator for an Assisted Living Unit, Dorian embraced a person-first centered approach. This rewarding role led to his acceptance into an Administrator-in-Training (AIT) program, culminating in his licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator. He now brings three years of administrative experience to his current role as Assistant Administrator at Maple Grove Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

“My journey in nursing led me to realize that my true passion lies in providing compassionate care and companionship to those in need, reaffirming my love for the profession and driving my daily efforts at Maple Grove.”

Bridgette Hough-Woods

RN BSN

Director of Nursing

With a career rooted in compassion and dedicated service, Bridgette Hough-Woods, RN BSN, brings a unique blend of experience and empathy to her role as Director of Nursing at Maple Grove Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Beginning her journey at Winston-Salem State University with aspirations in education, Bridgette’s path evolved when her family recognized her innate nurturing spirit and guided her toward a career in nursing. While initially pursuing a biology major, she returned to nursing education, obtaining certifications, and ultimately completing her nursing degree. Bridgette’s commitment to lifelong learning is evident as she currently pursues her Master of Nursing in Education. Joining Maple Grove in June 2023, Bridgette has embraced her role, ensuring residents receive not only exceptional healthcare but also a sense of home and belonging. Her diverse nursing background spans various roles, from ICU to Med Surg, but it was in Long-Term Care where Bridgette discovered her true passion—a deep-seated desire to provide compassionate care and companionship to those in need. Her dedication to making a meaningful impact in the lives of others reflects her love for the profession and drives her daily efforts at Maple Grove.

“I am deeply committed to providing compassionate support and guidance to individuals and families, drawing from my personal experiences and professional expertise to ensure everyone receives the care and respect they deserve.”

Sonya Williams

LSW

Social Worker

Driven to serve others, Sonya Williams brings a wealth of experience and a compassionate heart to her role as a social worker at Maple Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Sonya’s journey towards long-term care began with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from North Carolina Agricultural and State University. Her passion for supporting individuals and families led her to a fulfilling career as a child protective services social worker, where she spent five years empowering families to overcome challenges and build successful futures. In this role, Sonya honed her skills in community resource navigation, ensuring families had access to the support they needed to thrive.

Additionally, Sonya’s experience extends to the realm of education, where she spent five years as a teacher, further strengthening her ability to connect with and support individuals from diverse backgrounds.

However, it was Sonya’s personal experiences that truly solidified her dedication to long-term care. Having cared for her father, who faced life transitions related to Parkinson’s and Dementia, Sonya intimately understands the challenges and complexities that come with supporting a loved one through these changes. This firsthand experience fuels her determination to make a difference in the lives of others, ensuring that every individual entrusted to her care has the opportunity to navigate life transitions with dignity and support.

“I am passionate about empowering residents and families to overcome challenges and achieve their fullest potential.”

Akeya Chenelle Rainer

LSW

Social Worker

Akeya Chenelle Rainer has committed her career to social services. Originally from Dover, Delaware, she graduated from Delaware State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She gained experience in Delaware as a Psychiatric Technician at Dover Behavioral Health System and as a Registered Behavioral Technician with Pediatric Therapeutic Services, aiding autistic children in area schools. After relocating to North Carolina in August 2022, Akeya served as an In-Home Counselor/Foster Care Case Manager at Family Preservation Community Services in Greensboro. As of January 2024, she is the Co-Director of the Social Service Department at Maple Grove Health & Rehabilitation Center, where she continues to improve the lives of residents. She is also pursuing a Master’s in Social Work through a joint program at North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

“I am driven to create a nurturing environment for every resident.”

Brianna Scott

Admissions & Marketing Director

With over 7 years of experience in the healthcare industry and a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, Brianna is a dedicated healthcare professional from North Carolina. Passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, she finds joy in listening to music, reading, and going on vacations with her family outside of work. Brianna’s dream job is to become a registered nurse, and she values the close-knit environment at Maple Grove, describing it as a second family. Committed to alleviating administrative burdens and ensuring a smooth transition for new residents, Brianna brings a compassionate approach to her role. With a heart full of empathy and a drive to excel in her field, she is determined to make a positive impact in the world of healthcare.

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