Tania Cleaver, RN  (, MDS Coordinator, came to Quaker Heights from Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason where she worked as an LPN and MDS nurse since 2008. Tania is certified as an Resident Assessment Coordinator through AANAC. Prior to nursing she worked for many years in customer service for Kroger, after originally going to Wilmington College to be a high school English Teacher. It was her senior year at Wilmington when she decided Nursing was her true calling. She earned her LPN diploma from Scarlet Oaks in 2008 and her BSN from Indiana State University in 2015. She is excited to use her education, life experience, and nursing knowledge to help enrich the lives of our residents.

Brandy Corcoran, LPN (, Director of Social Services, Wound Care Manager has served at Quaker Heights for 10 years in a variety of rolls. She entered the field of elder care after having cared for her grandmother. Brandy began specializing in skins when she first came to work at Quaker Heights. That blossomed into a deep interest in this area of nursing. What she enjoys most aobut it is watching a resident's wound heal and knowing that she was able to make a difference. Aside from her vast nursing knowledge, Brandy brings with her a deep empathetic passion for the field and our residents. She can immediately make a new resident feel at ease. This and many other assets makes her a pivotal member of our team.

Woodie Davis

Woodie Davis Jr. (, Chief Life Safety Officer, Network Administration Liaison, Director of Buildings and Grounds, has managed this multi-faceted work for Quaker Heights since July of 2000. His work involves not only the physical property but also security and technology. Since his work takes him all over the campus, Woodie gets to know most of the residents and they enjoy his friendly banter. Woodie has more than a decade of experience in the health care maintenance field. Before joining Quaker Heights, he was Assistant Maintenance Director at Countryside YMCA, worked in the residential housing maintenance field, and was part of his family's construction business.

Sherry R. Lamb (, Director of the Business Office and Human Resources, joined the team in 2005, first as the Accounts Payable Coordinator then within that year she became the Director of the Business Office. In 2009, Sherry took on the additional role of Human Resources Director. She has more than 25 years of business experience. Sherry is a member of the Warren County Safety Council. “I enjoy working at Quaker Heights due to the staff and management. It’s nice to work at a company that always strives to do the right thing. I appreciate the Quaker values and feel blessed to have found a company that allows me to grow professionally and as a person.”

Tami Linville  (, Director of Activities, has brought smiles to the resident's faces since 2007. As the Director of Activities Tami really gets to know the residents through a variety of activities, outings, and celebrations. Her energy and creativity are irreplaceable and a much cherished asset throughout the Quaker Heights Care Community. Prior to her joining the Quaker Heights team Ms. Linville worked at Nationals Bank & Trust for 7 years. It was an extraordinary blessing for Quaker Heights when Ms. Linville decided to leave her job and pursue her passion. "This is a truly special place".    

Sydney McBride, LNHA, CPASRM  (, Assistant Administrator, Corporate Compliance & Risk Management Official, Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, came to Quaker Heights in June 2015 as a graduate from Earlham College. While at Earlham she majored in Biochemistry with both an academic and extracurricular focus in healthcare. Through a series of life's twists and turns she was presented with a year long Administrator-in-Training Fellowship here at Quaker Heights and she jumped at the opportunity to explore the administrative side of healthcare. She brought with her an endless amount of energy and thirst for knowledge. Upon completion of her Administrator-in-Training Fellowship, June 2016, she successfully passed her state and federal exams to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Sydney has since continued to expand her knowledge in the field by graduating from the Friends Services for the Aging Leadership Institute, becoming a Certified Professional in Aging Services Risk Management, and enrolling in a Masters in Healthcare Administration Degree program at the University of Cincinnati.

Marla K. Murphy-Cantu

Marla K. Murphy-Cantu, RD, LD  (, Director of Clinical Nutrition and Registered Dietician, has served in her current capacity since October 2007. Marla earned her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Bowling Green State University and then completed a post-baccalaureate ADA (American Dietetic Association) accredited Dietetic Internship at The Ohio State University. Marla also pursued graduate work in Nutrition and Public Health. During the time she was completing her internship, Marla had the opportunity to practice in a variety of food service settings including eldercare facilities. She found working with elders to be satisfying which led her to joining the Quaker Heights team. “I did not realize how much I would find appealing about assisting elders whom I see every day. We become close with so many of our residents. I also enjoy helping people understand how eating well and enough support our residents’ wellbeing. Dining is an important part of our residents’ days so we want to make it as enjoyable as possible. Including making sure people get what they like to eat and have enough to eat.” Marla is a current member of the American Dietetic Association.

Nancy Rice

Nancy Rice, RN  (, Chief Clinical Officer, Director of Nursing, Her knowledge, skill and sensitivity about long term care comes from a diverse background of serving elders in various capacities over more than 15 years. She began as an STNA, then after more study she became a staff nurse and supervisor. Nancy also handled social services, resident care coordination, and was an assisted living director. Currently, she hires and oversees clinical staff, implements budgets, writes plans of care, and educates nurses and aides, among other work. She has been involved in developing new programs that further enhance our residents' experiences here at Quaker Heights. Nancy feel strongly about doing the right thing in the right way. Her empathy for residents, families, and staff coupled with her ability to assess situations in a well-rounded way, underscore her leadership. She has a practical nursing degree from Butler Technology and Career Development Center and an associate degree in nursing from Excelsior College.

Barry Robbins

Barry Robbins (, Human Resources Clerk, Receptionist, has been with Quaker Heights since December of 1985. Barry worked in other businesses before coming to Quaker Heights. Here, he changed his career path, becoming a STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) for nine years taking care of residents’ daily living needs before moving into administrative work. “I always got on very well with older people so it has ended up being a good fit,” Barry remarked. Since entering into administrative work, he has overseen operational areas including medical records, purchasing, housekeeping, the business office and human resources. Barry is known for his care and good humor with residents and their families, who regard him as their friend and confidant. “I love the residents and their stories. That’s my favorite part of my job. I enjoy hearing what people have to say and I like helping them get what they need.”

Wendy Waters-Connell, RN, MS, LNHA, CPASRM  (, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Administrator has served in her current capacity since May of 1999. She has more than 25 years of experience in the health care field. This experience includes progressive nursing and administrative management positions in acute care as well as long-term care. Wendy earned her undergraduate nursing degree from Miami University and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Wright State University. She then furthered her education in Nursing Home Administration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wendy is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is currently a board member of the National Peace Church Risk Retention Group and is a past Chair of the Board for Friends Services for the Aging. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the School for Engineering and Applied Science at Miami University. Wendy also was a member of Warren County Diversity Council, Warren County Area Progress Council, and is the past President of the Butler Warren Workforce Policy Board. “I trust my work will stand in testimony to what I want most for my children in their futures — an understanding that we are all connected to each other. This is measured in how we respond to the call for help from those around us. It is about the lived experience of kindness.”