Caring for the community
Our team is made up of highly qualified and experienced individuals who are passionate about providing personalized care in an inspiring environment. They take the time to connect with community members and their families because the better they know the residents, the better equipped they are to monitor and positively affect their health, well-being, and safety.
From living options and health services to events and dining, if you have questions, they have answers.
Meet the team
Wanda Khayat, Executive Director
Wanda remembers passing Heartis Fayetteville each day while it was under construction and says she always admired the beautiful community. When the Executive Director role came open, she jumped on the opportunity to join our family. Wanda is thrilled to bring her 25 years of senior living experience to Heartis Fayetteville. She says her love of senior residents, plus their knowledge and history, has taught and inspired her through the years.
Along with the entire team, Wanda’s goal is to provide exceptional care and services to all residents from Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care, and to treat each resident with dignity and respect. She believes enriching our residents’ lives is always the top priority.
When not at Heartis, Wanda enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two grandsons. She loves gardening, decorating, and painting.
Debbie Greene, Resident Care Director
Debbie’s career in nursing began more than 40 years ago, with 20 of those years devoted to senior living. She is passionate about keeping seniors healthy, safe, and living their lives to the fullest. Debbie works tirelessly to ensure that every resident is treated with respect and dignity.
The dignity of her patients has always been her top priority!
Debbie and her husband have lived in Fayette County for over 36 years. She has one son and three grandchildren.
Cathy Robinson, Vibrant Life Director
Cathy began working with seniors at a local senior activity center over 15 years ago and brought her passion for seniors and activities to Heartis in 2019. She constantly thinks outside the box to create wonderful, meaningful activities, outings, and events. From dance parties, daily exercises, and games to creative crafts, cornhole tournaments, and happy hours, Cathy is instrumental in ensuring our Independent Living residents thrive. Her dedication and enthusiasm are truly amazing.
Kayla Griffin, Vibrant Life Director
Kayla Griffin began her career with seniors in 2015 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. During her two years as a CNA, she developed a passion for keeping seniors active and engaged. She became Vibrant Life Director at Heartis in June 2018.
Kayla enjoys keeping our Assisted Living residents active and thriving. She loves getting to know them, and she treats each one as if they were family.
Mary Bass, Culinary Services Director
Mary brings over 40 years of foodservice experience to Heartis Fayetteville. She began her career in restaurants and private schools, and then served as Head Cook at the Ford assembly plant for over 12 years. Mary recently honed her skills as Dining Services Director at Heritage of Peachtree Senior Living for over 10 years. We are excited to welcome her.
Mary has been married for over 40 years and has one son and one granddaughter. She loves to cook, attend church, and spend time with her family.
Mark Lenox, Director of Sales and Marketing
Mark began his senior living career over 20 years ago and has never looked back! He served several communities in the Atlanta area as a Director of Sales and Marketing before joining a senior living consulting firm. As a consultant, he specialized in sales and marketing for expansions, new communities, and communities looking to increase occupancy. Mark decided to quit traveling for work during the pandemic and focus his talents within the Heartis Fayetteville community setting.
What Mark likes most about his role is getting to know different people from various walks of life and learning from their many experiences. His strength and true joy is his ability and sincere desire to build relationships with those around him.
Mark graduated from the University of West Georgia with a degree in mass communications and a minor in marketing. He resides with his wife and son in Tyrone, and also has two grown children living in the Atlanta area.
Kendra Davis, Generations Program Director
Kendra began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2008, and she advanced in the healthcare field by becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She worked as an Activities Assistant at a Memory Care community, and there found a great sense of joy in creating activities that made her residents smile and laugh. With her passion for working with residents living with dementia, Kendra became a part of our family here at Heartis Fayetteville in 2019.
Susan McAdams, Business Office Director
Susan, a native Georgian, is no stranger to hard work and dedication. She has two daughters, one son, and 30 years of homeschooling under her belt. Susan loves bringing joy to Heartis residents every day. When not at Heartis, she enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren.
Tim Curry, Building Services Director
Tim joined Heartis in October 2020. With his excellent work ethic, he was promoted from Building Services Assistant to Building Services Director quickly. When asked what he loves most about Heartis, Tim enthusiastically answers, “Serving the residents.” He also says that Heartis Fayetteville feels like home, and that he looks forward to coming to work every day. In his free time, Tim enjoys reading and playing video games.