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Caring for the community


Our team is composed of highly qualified and experienced individuals who are passionate about providing supportive care in an inspiring, upscale environment. We take the time to connect with community members and their families because the better we know the residents, the better equipped we are to monitor and positively affect their health, well-being, safety, and happiness. From living options and health services to stimulating events and fine dining, if you have questions, we have answers.

Meet the team

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Brittany Carter, Director of Sales and Marketing

Brittany Carter serves as the director of Sales and Marketing for Heartis Buckhead. She is a Greenville, S.C., native and has worked in the senior living field since 2014. Her passion for the senior living industry began when she was a young girl and helped care for her grandfather. Brittany loves forming relationships with residents and their families and helping them enhance their quality of life.

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John Michael, Director of Sales and Marketing

John Michael is an Atlanta native and brings nearly a decade of experience serving senior living communities to his role as director of Sales and Marketing at Heartis Buckhead. He is passionate about building and maintaining relationships, as well as caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. John has experience as the co-chair of the Atlanta Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Outside of work, he enjoys being a devoted dog dad.

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Christa McLain, Director of Sales and Marketing

Christa McLain comes to Heartis Buckhead with 20 years of experience in the senior living industry: seven working for an acute-care rehabilitation hospital followed by 13 years as a sales director and regional leader in senior living. Before this, Christa worked as a television journalist, and her passions for storytelling and supporting those in need continue to shine even today.

Christa lives in Marietta, Ga., with her husband, kids and pets. She loves to travel, get up early to exercise, cook, decorate and listen to podcasts.

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Mary Marshall, Resident Care Director

Mary Marshall is the Resident Care director at Heartis Buckhead. She got her passion for nursing from her grandmother and mother and has worked in health care for nearly 20 years. In that time, Mary has gained experience in almost every field of nursing, but she enjoys working with seniors the most because she is able to listen and learn from them every day.

In her free time, Mary enjoys traveling, being outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.

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Katherine Harris, Food and Beverage Director

Katherine Harris brings over 20 years of restaurant and senior living experience to her role as Food and Beverage Director at Heartis Buckhead. Katherine received her BSN degree from Auburn University and spent time as an R.N. specializing in oncology nursing before she followed her passion for culinary arts.

Katherine is a native of Baltimore, Md., and enjoys painting, photography, and spending time with her wife, children, grandchildren, and two pups named Stella and Sienna.

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Pete Vander Bogart, Building Service Director

Originally from Rome, New York, Pete has lived in Georgia for 32 years now and believes he is approaching “native Georgian” status. Pete has many years of experience in mentoring team members to be their best, providing excellent service, and attending to every detail with a focus on safety. His expertise in solving problems and creating connections makes him an integral part of our team.

When not at Heartis, Pete cherishes time with his wife of 35 years, his two sons, and his newest pride and joy – his grandson. Pete is also a cancer survivor and pays it forward by volunteering his time and skills. When you run into him, ask about his latest car restoration, and, of course, his grandson.