Derek McGill was born and raised in Clinton, Michigan. He attended Eastern Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Derek then went on to Graduate School where he obtained an MBA with a focus in Healthcare Administration. Derek has worked in Healthcare and Human Services for the past 25 years.
He began working in a Day Care at the age of 16 and then transitioned into Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Adolescent Psych, and finally Long Term Care. Derek has been in the role of a Direct Caregiver, Youth Counselor, Recreational Therapist, Nursing Home Administrator, and Chief Executive Officer. The past 15 years he has been in Operations and Administration with the last 12 of those being specific to Long Term Care. He has operated 5 senior living communities throughout Washtenaw, Jackson, Wayne, and Oakland Counties. Derek has been at the Gilbert Residence since January 2010.
Derek lives in Brighton with his wife Julie, son Jared, daughter Natalie and dog Ashley. When he’s not working he enjoys running, biking, golfing, bowling, strength training, and coaching his son’s basketball team. Any other time he’s probably at a local pub with Julie having nachos and watching the Lions or Tigers.
Theresa Saenz de Viteri
Theresa has been with the Gilbert Residence since 2007. She served on the Gilbert Residence Renovation and Expansion Committee and is currently serving on the Leadership Council. She also enjoys being part of the Wellness Group and took part in her first race last year.
She and her husband, along with their three sons, reside locally. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time along the coast of Lake Michigan, being outdoors, singing in her church choir, reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Director of Nursing
Anita Stamatopoulos RN joined the Gilbert Residence in April 2015 as the Director of Nursing. Her responsibilities include the oversight of the administrative functions of the nursing department. Anita has been a nurse for 19 years. Most of her career has been in long-term rehab. She has had many different positions in nursing from a floor nurse, infection control, case management, assistant director of nursing and Director of Nursing. Anita’s ultimate goal is providing quality care for her resident’s.
Anita is married with 5 children. Anita loves to garden and raise koi fish. She loves to spend quality time with her family and her dog and two cats.
Assisted Living Director
The youngest of three children born into a family in River Rouge, Michigan, did you know that Damita began her career with special needs students in the New York City school system? After twenty years in New York, she completed an internship with Head Start, gained experience in grant writing, and received her MSW from George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis.
Damita returned to be nearer to family in 2002 and joined the Gilbert Residence family as a Resident Assistant. In June 2013 Damita took on a new career as Assisted Living Director. It's no wonder that her life experience has created the caring, patient soul that helps to brighten the days of residents, staff, and family members alike. She recognizes the need for quality staff and knows that education is the key to achieve that result!
Public Relations Director<
Lindsay Mann-Shanahan joined the Gilbert Residence as Public Relations Director in May 2014. Her responsibilities include coordinating admissions, developing marketing and public relations programs, fundraising and applying for grants.
Lindsay graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Health Administration. She is currently enrolled in the graduate Health Administration Program at Eastern Michigan University. She has experience in assisted living, memory care, homecare and hospice. Within the assisted living industry she developed and coordinated programs for memory care residents, conducted tours, developed relationships with other medical professionals and maintained occupancy exceeding targets budgeted. Lindsay also developed a skill set working within a hospital setting to coordinate patient services such as homecare or hospice upon discharge. She is co-chair of the Ann Arbor/Ypsi Walk to End Alzheimer’s and a volunteer board member for the Washtenaw County Consortium on Aging.
Lindsay has traveled the world representing the United States of America as a roller figure skater beginning at the age of 12. She retired with a world ranking of 4th and national ranking of 1st in order to pursue her career in health administration. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys watching and attending Michigan State football games and spending time with her husband Beau, family, friends and two dogs.
Dining Services Director
Teresa Clark has worked with Morrison Community Living for five years. She began her career in 2004 at Adrian College as a part time caterer. From there she progressed to Head Caterer, Assistant Catering Manager, Retail Manager and Catering Manger. She joined Morrison as a Dining Room Manager at a Senior Living facility in Jackson, Michigan. She began her career at The Gilbert Residence as Dining Director in November of 2014.
She has three sons and seven grandchildren that bring much joy to her life. She and her husband live in the country in Manitou Beach, Michigan on 21 acres, where they raise their own beef, pork and poultry.
Diversity and historical cultures are fascinating and she never tires of learning about them. She spends her free time with her family and has recently taken up bow shooting with her three year old granddaughter.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Life Enrichment Director
Kristi Riharb became the Life Enrichment Director and Volunteer Coordinator at The Gilbert Residence in December 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services with a Therapeutic Recreation concentration and a minor in Psychology. Kristi became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in May of 2012. Kristi has experience in various settings including spinal cord injury, developmental disability day/weekend camps, in home recreation services, adaptive sports and outpatient psych but her passion is in geriatric care, where she has been for the last 4 years.
Kristi enjoys spending her free time with her family at their cottage in the Irish Hills, staying active through sports and running, and bargain shopping. Kristi is to be married in September 2015 and is looking forward to buying a house, getting a puppy, and starting a family of her own.
We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
Director of Social Services
Lucy Fichter began her career as Director of Social Services in 2004. Lucy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2001 from Eastern Michigan University and has taken some graduate courses in Gerontology. She obtained her social work license in 2009. Lucy started working as a clinical Social Worker quickly after graduation in Medicare/Medicaid homes in Southfield and Ann Arbor. Lucy loves being a geriatric social worker.
Lucy is a new mother, therefore most of her time is spent enjoying her new son. She loves a good conversation over a good meal with friends and/or family. One of her current goals is to go back to school to finish her Masters in Social Work.
Director of Environmental Services
Gwen Anderson joined The Gilbert Residence in September 1992. She began her career as a certified nurse’s aide. After working at The Gilbert Residence for 4 years, she left to care for her children.
She returned in 2003 as part time laundry assistant. In 2010 she was promoted to supervisor of the laundry and housekeeping departments. Beginning in 2012 she took on the role supervisor of environmental services which includes housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance.
In her spare time she enjoys watching sporting events, spending time with her family and watching her five children play various sports.
Business Office Manager
Dawn Bates came to The Gilbert Residence in October 2010 as a temporary employee. In December 2010 she joined The Gilbert Residence as a permanent employee. Her duties included accounts payable and payroll. In January 2011 she was promoted to Business Office Manager. Her current duties include clerical duties, administrative oversight, and human resource responsibilities. Prior to working at The Gilbert Residence, Dawn never imagined that she would enjoy working in senior living.