Our Team

Teams win games, and teamwork makes the dream work. At Trousdale Living Communities, our staff teams work diligently to exceed the expectations of our residents and patients. Above and beyond is where the TLC team plays. Your family becomes our family. Our skilled and caring nursing and medical staff are well educated, experienced and capable, and we have tenured leadership that have significant longevity with TLC facilities.

We employ the most passionate, caring and understanding staff in the industry, and our residents appreciate and benefit from that. We support our employees and know that continuity and consistency of medical and support staff is important to our long-term care residents, who start with us in independent living and can advance through assisted living and into long-term care. Knowing caregiver’s faces conveys trust and familiarity for aging residents who are declining mentally. When you play (and work) for the TLC team, everyone wins.

Our Team

Brande Kenworthy

Director of Nursing

Brande is a Registered Nurse and Director of Nursing at (location). She comes to us with previous experience from Batavia Nursing Home as Director of Nursing and at NHC of Cool Springs where she served as MDS Coordinator. In her spare time, Brande enjoys hiking and playing the piano.

Daphney Grisham

Assisted Living Director

Daphney holds an Associate Degree in Health Information from Volunteer State Community College, as well as a Licensed Practical Nursing Degree from Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Hartsville. Daphney has worked as a floor nurse with Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients, as a Director of Records and as a Nurse Manager in Assisted Living and Long-term care facilities. In her down time, Daphney enjoys watching the Nashville Predators play hockey, as well as singing and playing the piano.

Joe Garafola

Executive Director

Joe holds a BS in Health Care Administration as well as a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Kennedy Western University. He oversees the campus and hires the best leaders to improve opportunities for financial viability and regulatory compliance. Joe is LNHA certified and enjoys baseball and powerlifting in his spare time.

Ann B. Dies


Ann is a certified Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, who received her Bachelor’s Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. She’s been an Administrator at Lebanon Heath and Rehab Center, Hartsville Convalescent Center and Woodbury Health and Rehab Center, as well as Executive Director at Elmcroft Assisted Living. In her spare time, Ann enjoys reading and watching Motorsports.

Tracy Foster

Human Resources Director

Veronica Brinda

Chi Chen Wu

Director of Nursing

Chi Chen Wu is an Army Veteran with multiple overseas deployments. He received his Bachelors in Nursing from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville. He has more than 20 years of experience in primary care, acute care, trauma and emergency medicine. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his family.

Scott Rowenczak

Wellness Activity Director

Derrick Carpenter, Environmental Services Director

Derrick Carpenter

Director of Environmental Services

Todd Stanton

Director of Maintenance 

Jesse Green

Director of Pastoral Care

Jesse has served as Pastoral Care Director for the past 7 years at McKendree Village. Previously, he worked as a church pastor, hospice chaplain, high school English teacher and Taekwondo instructor. He holds a BA from Oakwood College (now University), Master of Divinity from Andrews University Theological Seminary, and is also a Certified Anger Management Facilitator.

He enjoys family time with his wife of 43 years, 3 adult children and granddaughter. His hobbies include marathon training, calisthenics, playing the saxophone and podcasting (coming 2023).

Margaret St.Charles