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.


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John R. Pulliam, MBA, MHM, LNHA, LNHAP

Executive Director

John has many  years of experience as a licensed nursing home administrator in the long-term and post-acute care healthcare sectors. He oversees the daily operations of the center.  Over the course of his career, he has proven himself to be adept at partnering with stakeholders across all areas and levels to foster synergy and build unified approaches to achieve organizational goals. John is always focused on creating cultures that promote accountability, professional development, customer service, and teamwork as keys to achieving operational excellence.


"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

Administrative Staff

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Merv Lawson

Director, Admissions & Community Relations

Merv is responsible for guiding families through the admissions process at The Fountainview Center. He has a 25-year background in the customer service profession as well as management positions in numerous customer service delivery models. He has been part of The Fountainview Center team since 2023.

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Gina Hammonds

Director, Financial Services

Gina is responsible for all billing and collection operations at The Fountainview Center. She brings an expertise from over 20 years experience in operations and various platforms serving the long-term care sector. Gina joined The Fountainview Center’s team in early 2024.

Melissa Perry, LPN

Director, Resident & Family Services

Melissa provides social services support to The Fountainview Center’s residents and their families. She has more 36 years of experience in the long-term care sector, including Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, and  case management. Melissa joined The  Fountainview Center’s team in 2018.

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Dexter Wallace

Director, Plant Operations

Dexter is responsible for plant operations at The Fountainview Center, which includes maintaining the physical plant, courtyards, and grounds. He has an extensive background in construction, electrical, and HVAC operations. Dexter joined the team in 2022.

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Darlene Claiborne, CDM-CFPP

Director, Nutritional Services

Darlene is responsible for The Fountainview Center’s nutrition and food services department. She has more than 25 years of nutrition and food service experience in the long-term care healthcare sector. Darlene returned to The Fountainview Center’s team in 2022.

Charles Guinyard

Director, Environmental Services

Charles is responsible for The Fountainview’s environmental services which includes housekeeping and laundry services. Prior to joining The Fountainview Center, Charles held supervisory and management positions with major environmental services companies. He joined Fountainview in 1998.

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Position is Open

Manager, Business Office & Human Resources

This position is in the process of being filled.

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Julene Smith-Dorma, RN, MSN

Director, Staff & Family Education

Julene comes to The Fountainview Center with a wealth of leadership experience in nursing management. Her expertise expands from acute care education to education in the long-term care sector. Julene oversees all staff education at The Fountainview Center which includes new hire orientation. She also oversees family education to prepare family members as caregivers when their loved ones plan to discharge back to the community. Julene joined The Fountainview Center team in 2024. 

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Marcey Ferguson, CNA, CAD

Director, Resident Programming

Marcey has worked in various capacities at The Fountainview Center. With every role, she always found her way to be engaged in resident programming and staff engagement functions. Marcey brings to life her never-ending abundance of creativity and energy through programming, all to enhance each resident’s quality of life. Marcey oversees programming teams who staff each of the center’s three (3) pavilions. Marcey joined The Fountainview Center’s team in 2017. 

Clinical Staff

Ramsey Jackson, MD, Geriatrician

Medical Director

Dr. Jackson has been the sole medical provider at The Fountainview Center since 2009. A specialist in geriatric medicine with more than two decades of experience, Dr. Jackson has been licensed since 1999 by the Georgia Composite Board of Medical Examiners, certified by the American Board of Family Practice, is a certified Medical Director by the American Medical Directors Association, and  an active member of the American Medical Directors Association. Dr. Jackson solely serves long-term and post-acute care patients and holds medical directorships at several other Atlanta skilled nursing facilities. 

Larry Tune, MD, Geriatric Psychiatry

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Tune has been overseeing mental health services for patients and residents of The Fountainview Center for more than a decade. He has more than 40 years of experience specializing in Geriatric Psychiatry and General Psychiatry, with a clinical focus in Dementia, Medication Management, and Psychotherapy. Dr. Tune is affiliated with Emory University Hospital, Emory Brain  Center, and serves as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. He also serves as Program Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Emory University.

Julius Freeman, RN, WOCN

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.
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Terence Pope, RN, CIP, LNHA

Assistant Director, Clinical Services

Terence leads in assisting the Director of Nursing Services by overseeing Nursing Services at The Fountainview Center. He has more than ten years of experience in geriatric nursing. Terence has served The Fountainview Center as Charge Nurse and Director of Staff and Family Education. He is also a licensed Health Care Administrator in the State of Georgia. Terence has been a member of The Fountainview Center team since 2015.

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Jessica Miller, SLP/CCC

Interim Director, Rehabilitation Services

Jessica oversees all rehabilitation therapy services at The Fountainview Center. Her oversight consists of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Restorative Therapy Services. Jessica is part of the center’s partnership with Aegis Rehabilitation Services and holds extensive experience in clinical applications in long-term care rehabilitaiton programs. Jessica joined The Fountainview Center’s team through Aegis Rehabilitation in 2023. 

Amy Harrison, RN, CMAC

MDS Coordinator

Amy ensures The Fountainview Center’s adherence to the MDS process (Minimum Data Set), a federally mandated assessment process for patients and residents in long-term health care facilities. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience, case management, reimbursement auditing, and has worked exclusively in the long-term care sector since 2010. She joined The Fountainview Center in 2017.

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