Meet The Team
Director of Social Services
Kristen resides in Excelsior Springs with her husband Charlie and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family and especially her 2 grandchildren – Blake and Sophia. Her background includes Sales, Marketing and Admissions, but Social Services owns her heart.
Central Supply and Medical Records
Marla Phipps has worked in Senior Living since 1990. Her role is Central Supply and Medical Records. She is also our Lead CNA. You can usually find her running around the halls delivering supplies to our guests and answering call lights. She has 5 children and 4 grandchildren. They are her greatest blessings, and she thanks God for them every day. She is a hard worker and loves her “family” at The Grand Royale.
Director of Admissions
Becky Adrian is the Director of Admissions at The Grand Royale, and she brings with her over 20 years of experience working in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Becky has a background in Social Work and received her degree from The University of Kansas in 2000 – Rock Chalk Jayhawk!! The Marketing and Admissions Department is responsible for coordinating move-ins, performing assessments, and providing tours and information to prospective residents. Stop in to say hello to Becky in the Admissions and Marketing Office near the front door.
Director of Plant Operations
Aaron is our director of plant operations. He has served in the United States Army for the last 15 years. He comes from a very extensive mechanical background. When he’s not taking care of every one of our guests needs, he is enjoying every moment he can with his 2-year-old daughter.
Infection Preventionist/Wound Care Nurse
Tammy Thomas is the Infection Preventionist/Wound Care nurse at The Grand Royale. She has been a nurse since 1992 and wound care is her passion. She has 3 children that keep her busy running from sporting events to gymnastics events. She loves working at here and treasures the relationships she has built with her co-workers and our guests.
Business Office Manager
Alecia Gantt is our Business Office Manager. She comes with 15 years of experience in office management, and Healthcare billing. She maintains accounts receivable, accounts payable, monthly billing and collections. Alecia comes from a family with 30+ years in healthcare. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping and watching Hallmark and Lifetime movies
Human Resource Coordinator
Tyesha Smith is the Human Resource Coordinator here at The Grand Royale. Tyesha is a strong believer in using interpersonal skills in the workplace and creating a positive work environment. Tyesha is currently working towards earning her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. When not working or at school, Tyesha enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Tracey Mayberry is our Culinary Director. She brings 29 years of healthcare experience to our team that includes dining services in skilled nursing facilities as well as assisted living and memory support facilities. Tracey enjoys preparing food and nutrition to enrich the lives of those she serves.
Nikki Goode is our concierge at the Grand Royale. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She enjoys meeting and getting to know guest’s and all their families. Nikki’s background includes activities and assists in events and various tasks as needed. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Director of Marketing
Laura is the Director of Marketing and has worked in the Senior Care for the last ten years. While she has a wide breadth of sales and marketing experience, she loves working with seniors and their families. In her role at The Grand Royale, Laura loves to market the community with other healthcare professionals, events inside and outside the community, potential residents, and families. When Laura isn’t working, she loves traveling and spending time with her husband, kids, and her dog (and new grand puppy)!
Director of Transportation
Josh Denson is the Director of Transportation. He is a 30-year-old genius with the personality of a bobcat bouncing around a field of fireworks. He has 3 wonderful children who keep him on his toes more than a ballerina. He comes from a sales and transportation background. Oh, and he loves a good plate of spaghetti!!