Meet our staff

Fountainview’s staff is well trained and loyal, with administrators serving more than a decade and nursing retention exceeding state and national benchmarks

Executive Staff


William Small, Jr

President and CEO, The Fountainview Companies, Inc.


 

William (Billy) developed The Fountainview Center in 1996, the first long-term care community in Georgia exclusively for individuals with early, mid and late stage Alzheimer’s disease, after conducting extensive research on appropriate care and facility design for people with dementia-related disorders. He is the recipient of the 2013 Georgia Health Care Association Leadership Excellence in Innovation Award for his leadership in finding new ways to improve the lives of residents in long-term care.

Rowland Cocks

CFO, The Fountain Companies, Inc.


 

Rowland is responsible for managing the financial affairs of the The Fountainview Center. He has served in a variety of corporate financial leadership positions and on the Board of Directors for Leading the Way, Geronimo Funds, Family Resource Network and the Vivian Bilby Noble Foundation. He joined The Fountain Companies in 2006.

Tedd Watts, RN, LNHA-C, CDP

Executive Director


 

Tedd oversees Fountainvew’s day-to-day operations. He has 20 years of regional and divisional health care management experience, where he oversaw numerous long-term care facilities in multiple states. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined Fountainview in 2015.

Administrative Staff


Heather Bogle, BSW

Director, Admissions and Community Relations


Heather has been guiding families through the admissions process at Fountainview for more than 10 years. She serves on the boards of several senior care organizations and champions fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association and related organizations. She joined Fountainvew as Director of Resident and Family Services in 2008.

Lynn Ellis

Director, Financial Services


Lynn oversees Fountainview’s business office, managing residents’ billing and other financial programs. She has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting field. She joined The Fountain Companies in 2009.

Charles Guinyard

Director, Environmental Services


Charles is responsible for Fountainview’s janitorial services. Prior to joining Fountainview, he held supervisory and management positions with major janitorial companies. He joined Fountainview in 1998.

Jeff Hale

Director, Plant Operations


Jeff is responsible for maintaining Fountainview’s physical plant, courtyard and grounds. He has more than a decade of long-term care plant operations experience and 20 years of construction experience. He joined Fountainview in 2018.

Abibat Olokodana, BA, CDM, CFPP

Director, Nutritional Services


Abibat (Abi) is responsible for Fountainview’s dietary management and ensuring residents receive proper nutrition at all stages of Alzheimer’s. Originally from Nigeria, she has more than 20 years of long-term health care dietary experience. She joined Fountainview in 2018.

Melissa Perry, LPN

Director, Resident & Family Services


Melissa provides social services support to Fountainview residents and their families. She has more 36 years of health care experience, including as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, and as a case management and social services director. She joined Fountainview in 2018.

Christine Sibley, CNA, CAD

Director, Programming


Christine plans and implements activity programs for Fountainview residents. She has more than 24 years of experience as a caregiver in long-term care, serving as a Certified Nursing Assistant and being promoted to Director of Programming in 2018. She joined Fountainview in 2008.

Lesley Brown, RN

Director, Education


Lesley oversees Fountainview’s education and training programs. She has more than 22 years of experience in the medical field. She has worked in the hospital as a Medical-Surgical Nurse and in long-term care. She joined Fountainview in 2019.

Rickita Wells, HR Specialist

Manager, Business Office and Human Resources


Rickita Wells oversees the business and human resources operations at Fountainview. She has more than 12 years’ experience as a human resources manager in the health care sector. She joined Fountainview in 2018.

Clinical Staff


Ramsey Jackson, MD, Geriatrician

Medical Director


Dr. Jackson has been overseeing patient medical care at Fountainview since 2009. A specialist in geriatric medicine with more than two decades of experience, he has been licensed since 1999 by the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners and certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He solely serves long-term care patients and holds medical directorships at several Atlanta skilled nursing facilities. 

Larry Tune, MD, Geriatric Psychiatry

Associate Medical Director


Dr. Tune has been overseeing the geropsychiatric needs of Fountainview patients for more than a decade. He has more than 40 years’ experience specializing in Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychiatry, with clinical interest in dementia, medication management and psychotherapy. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital and the Emory Brain Health Center, and serves as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Program Director Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Emory University. 

Julius Freeman, RN

Director, Clinical Services


Julius oversees patient care at Fountainview. He has more than 25 years of health care experience, including long-term care roles as Director of Nursing and Regional Director of Clinical Services for Georgia, Tennessee and Florida. He joined Fountainview in 2017.

Kwamah Otoo, RN

Assistant Director, Nursing


Kwamah assists in overseeing patient nursing care at Fountainview. She has more than 15 years of health care experience, including over a decade in long-term care, as well as adult ambulatory medicine, pediatrics and transplant. She joined Fountainview in 2019.

Rachel Hett, PT, DPT

Director, Rehabilitation


Rachel oversees all rehabilitation therapy services at Fountainview. She worked with Aegis Therapies for nine years and has extensive training in long-term care programs. She joined Fountainview in 2019.

Amy Harrison, RN, CMAC

MDS Coordinator


Amy ensures adherence to MDS, a federally mandated assessment of patients at long-term health care facilities. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience and has worked exclusively in long-term care since 2010. She joined Fountainview in 2017.

Carol Roy, RN

MDS Coordinator


Carol ensures adherence to MDS, a federally mandated assessment of patients at long-term health care facilities. She has more than 40 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, including serving as director of nursing, MDS coordinator and case mix nurse for Maine, Georgia and Alabama, and a Regional MDS coordinator. She joined Fountainview in 2017.

Testimonials


"You are a very special breed of caretakers who open their hearts to each of your residents. Not only did you embrace our mother and her needs, but you took each of us into your hearts. The love we felt and were shown was so tremendous."

 


Cathy Brown and family

“It was a surprise to us how quickly Mila adjusted to her new home and this was due in large part to all the wonderful people involved in her care. We couldn’t be more grateful to each and every one of you.”

 


George and Elizabeth Petkovich

“Although Dad was only there for two months, you provided excellent care and were there for us when we needed you.”

 


Mickey Wener, Jenny Michaels & Susan Hatfield

“Thank you so very much for the wonderful care you gave to my precious Mama. As I left there each day, I knew that she was in caring and competent hands. I didn’t worry about her for I knew that all of you are dedicated to good care for the residents.”

 


Margaret Lenne

“Thank you for your loving care of my dad. Your efforts to truly see him as a person and an individual was a comfort to us as we watched the husband, father and grandfather we loved decline.”

 


Faye Hardiman

“You are special people doing a difficult job. Never doubt the importance of all those ‘little’ things you do every day. In the end, they are the big things.”

 


Anne Cherry

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