Meet the Team




John Foster

President Foster Senior Living

I began my life early on side by side with my father learning hands on how to operate, manage and build housing for seniors. Fast forward forty some years I continue on the legacy of my heritage with Foster Senior Living. My passion for seniors housing and providing a welcoming home for our residents and families is of utmost importance. Our newest community coming to Collierville TN is Springhouse Village. This community will be licensed as an assisted living and memory care community starting construction May 2017.


Susan Foster

Chief Operating Officer

I began my journey with seniors in 1982 with our family business of providing exceptional senior living services to our residents. My goal is every day to provide the best care to your loved one and to be compassionate about the work we do. I call serving seniors as my calling and I do my utmost to stay committed to having strong, compassionate leaders at each community. My husband and I are very excited about our newest community coming to Collierville. We are especially excited about the addition of our common area, which will allow you and your family to have an more visiting areas for your guests. In addition our addition of our closer care neighborhoods will allow your family member to receive more individualized care when memory issues require closer support. We are looking forward to our first day when we can start our newest family at Springhouse Village of Collierville.


Karen Dobson

Executive Director

It has been an honor for me to work with Fosters over the years. I have worked with them for a total of 24 years, both in skilled nursing, and residential care. I’m excited to be a part of opening a new community which includes assisted-living, memory care and independent living. If I could say one thing about working with the Fosters, although there are many good things to say, I would have to say how loyal they are to their employees. As an administrator, I appreciate that, and I strive to follow that same rule with my own team members. I am very thankful to work at Springhouse Village of Springfield East, and grateful for the trust our residents, families and team members put in us and the vast amount of knowledge that the Fosters share with us.


Cindy Ballard

Business Office Manager

Cindy has 22 years of Business Office Management experience. Nine of those spent directly alongside the senior population and their families helping them navigate through insurance and financial challenges as they transition from Independent Living to Communal Living.

Cindy has been recognized as Business Office Manager of the Year and Excellence in Accounts Receivables. “I am truly excited to be a part of the Springhouse Village team as we strive to excel in our customer service and the care we are entrusted to provide. Seniors are such wonderful storytellers. They often have a pinpoint perspective of life and they relish the opportunity to share their experiences.


Melaine Finefield

Director of Health & Wellness

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Alex Miller

Memory Care Director

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Debbie Jones

Marketing Director

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Kelly Miller

Dietary Manager

Kelly Miller brings years of food and beverage experience and knowledge to the leadership team at Springhouse Village East. Kelly has more than 30 years in the industry, her background spans from fast food, retail, catering, fine dining to her most treasured position she began 9 years ago, Dietary Manager.

Kelly has been recognized throughout her career for quality food excellence, presentation and her gift for service. Kelly’s passion for giving her customers a welcoming atmosphere is matched only by her love affair with quilting and chocolate.

Kelly is excited to be a part of the Springhouse Village East team as well as working for Foster Senior Living again. She looks forward to putting smiles in the bellies of everyone she is blessed to serve.


Carrie White

Activities Director

People are my passion! I have worked in the senior living industry for over 12 years, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. Each day that I can make someone smile is a day I count as a success.

When I’m not at work I’m usually reading, drinking coffee, talking to my houseplants, or spending time with my wonderful husband and our two dogs and five cats.

Life is a beautiful gift, and I’m so grateful I get to spend mine serving people. What a joy it is to work for such an amazing company for people I love- with people I love!


Phillip Waskoviak

Maintenance Director

Phil Waskoviak is a 32-year resident of Springfield, MO. He has 12 years of experience in the construction and maintenance industry. In addition, Phil has served as a Deputy Sherriff. “My goal is to provide our residents with a sense of security and to provide a worry-free, enjoyable living environment, they can call home.” Phil serves his community as a man of Faith, Family, and Pride.


Sharon Dickey

Tennessee Director of Marketing

Being part of the Foster Senior Living Team has been the highpoint of my career. The team at FSL is always professional, and has such an understanding of what the Senior Living market is about. Dedication, integrity, and heartfelt concern for the well-being of our residents and staff is the cornerstone of this company. Susan and John and their staff are always willing to listen and give you the support and tools needed to make your community succeed, and the residents thrive. They are a tireless team of individuals that lives out the phrase “going the extra mile” every day, and understand that the going the extra mile means going 2 extra miles.


Bonnie Graf

Administrative Assistant Foster Senior Living

I am looking ahead with great anticipation toward the opening of Springhouse Village of Collierville. My position with Foster Senior Living allows me to be out in the communities on a monthly basis, providing our residents with a personal connection to our company. I work hand in hand with the Executive Director and the Business Office Manager to develop the quality family style relationship upon which we build our communities. 25 years of property management experience has provided me the necessary insight to ensure residents are provided with a well maintained, high quality community in which to reside. We look forward to becoming a integral part of the beautiful Collierville area.


Romina Martin, LPN

Clinical Support

I have been a nurse for 17 years. All of my experience has been in senior care. I have worked for the Fosters for several years and share their philosophy and passion for exceptional senior care and attention to detail.


Greg Smith, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

I have worked with Foster Senior Living and affiliated companies of the Foster family for approximately 30 years serving primarily as Chief Financial Officer. It is very rewarding to work for a respected company that has served many communities with senior care that has long been recognized for its exceptional services and outstanding properties.