Meet the Buckner Westminster Place team!
Here at Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, our goal is to provide a personal experience that inspires happiness in you. We strive to know each resident by name, so no matter where you go in our community, you’ll always be greeted with a friendly face. From our Executive Director to our certified nurses and culinary staff, all Buckner Westminster Place employees are dedicated to meeting your needs with top-notch care and hospitality, every day.
As a member of the senior leadership team, David Sims has served as the Executive Director of Buckner Westminster Place since March 2018. He has worked in the senior living industry since 2010 and received his Nursing Home Administrator’s license in 2012. David’s goal is to ensure that Westminster Place is providing senior adults and their families with positive experiences in senior living.
“My favorite part of the job is the interaction I have with residents each day, hearing about their life experiences, and knowing that we are able to provide a positive impact on their lives.”
Charlotte Wise has served on the senior living leadership team as the Assisted Living Director at Buckner Westminster Place since 2007. She has worked in long-term care since 1999 and has additional experience in acute care and home health. Wise is a Certified Assisted Living Administrator and a board-certified dementia practitioner.
“I work with senior adults to help promote quality of life and enjoyment in their golden years. The best part of my job is being able to enjoy the stories they have to share.”
Blake Lambert joined the Buckner Westminster Place senior living staff in September 2010. He graduated from Baylor University and worked in the industrial supply field for 12 years. Later, he pursued a career change that aligned with his calling to serve senior adults.
“Serving as a marketing director for Westminster Place has been very rewarding. I enjoy serving residents of the community and their families. I am honored to work for a faith-based organization that impacts so many lives.”
Dr. Rick B. Webb has served as Buckner Westminster Place’s Chaplain since 2000. Webb graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and, after serving teenagers and families for over 20 years, he asked God where to send him next. Within two months, he found himself serving senior adults at Westminster Place.
“What a great opportunity to learn from and help guide fellow travelers toward a great life here and a life in Heaven! Our Father knows what He is doing!”
Bob Webster serves as the Food Service Director on Buckner Westminster Place senior living staff. Prior to Buckner, he held 20 years of experience with contract food service management companies, working with clients such as Marriott and The Morrison Group.
“Working with senior adults has been very rewarding in my 16 years at Buckner. Residents are very appreciative of everything we do for them. They are very kind and loving to the staff, as we are to them. I enjoy planning and serving special events and parties we do here at Buckner.”
Stephanie Hesley has served as Director of Nursing Services on Buckner Westminster Place senior leadership team since 2008, but has worked in long-term care since 1997. Hesley has additional experience in acute care, legal nurse consulting and hospice services. She is certified in the following positions: director of nursing services, resident assessment coordinator, and dementia practitioner. Additionally, she is board-certified in both pain management and infection prevention.
“I enjoy the opportunity to work with senior adults and I strive to make an impact so they can continue to thrive and enjoy life through their senior years. They also help me grow daily through the sharing of their experiences and wisdom.”
Cori Rhodes serves as the Director of Business Office at Buckner Westminster Place. Rhodes spent 12 years at Christus Good Shepherd before joining the Buckner team in 2015.
“I enjoy the wealth of life experience that a job with our senior adults affords me. They light the way to our future by providing a vivid link to our past.”