Experienced Leadership Committed to Serving the Community

While each of our LifeSpire of Virginia communities have a unique setting, distinctive features and its own leadership, they all share the steadfast mission of empowering individuals with choices in purposeful living built on our values of faith, servant leadership, stewardship, integrity, peace of mind, innovation and joy.

At The Glebe, a common ethic prevails. We’re committed to being stewards of both the promises we make to the men and women who live here and the continuing high quality of the community itself. We’re here not simply to do a job, but to serve to the best of our abilities.

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Ellen D’Ardenne

Ellen D’Ardenne

Executive Director

Ellen was named executive director of The Glebe in September 2017. Ellen joined The Glebe family in 2005 as the director of dining services. After 25 years of food service management in the hotel, restaurant and senior living industry, Ellen was looking for a new challenge. In 2006, she began a healthcare administration degree program, which led to her becoming a licensed nursing home administrator in 2010. With experience in assisted living administration and skilled nursing management, she further expanded her role in April 2011 by assuming leadership of The Glebe’s health and wellness programs.

Dreama Slone

Dreama Slone

Marketing and Sales Director

Dreama has been a major part of The Glebe’s sales and marketing operation for more than 16 years. She started as the administrative assistant for the sales and marketing team during the initial start-up and presales phase in 2002. In 2013, Dreama was promoted to the marketing counselor position and has continued to demonstrate an unwavering commitment and dedication to the community. In June of 2018, Dreama was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing.

Robert Eaton

Robert Eaton

Administrator of Health Services

Prior to joining the Glebe in November 2018, Bob served for 21 years in the United States Army finishing his career as the Chief of Operations for Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He returned to Roanoke to lead the Appalachian Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross managing the blood collections operations to annually deliver over 70,000 blood products to hospital and medical customers. Bob conducted his Nursing Home Administrator internship at The Glebe and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He most recently served as the Administrator at Bowling Green Health and Rehabilitation Center a 120 bed skilled nursing facility. Bob is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, earning a BA degree in Economics, a graduate of Troy University earning a MS degree in Management, a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and he holds a certificate in Long Term Care Administration from Mary Baldwin University.

Joyce Horton

Joyce Horton

Director of Dining and Housekeeping Services

Joyce Horton joined The Glebe in January 2006. A certified dietary manager, Joyce came to The Glebe with 20-plus years of management experience in various capacities. She was promoted to director of dining services in March 2011. Joyce holds a certified dietary degree from the University of Florida.

Robin Ward

Robin Ward

Resident Services Director

Robin joined The Glebe in early 2014. Originally from Southwest Virginia, she began her career in the hotel industry and has worked in retirement communities in Virginia, Florida and Arizona. Robin holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Western Governors University, and is a nationally certified activity director through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.

Derek Rohrig

Derek Rohrig

Wellness Director

Derek Rohrig joined The Glebe in September 2018 as The Glebe’s wellness director. Derek loves to help guide others on their path to being healthier and more active, and is excited to bring that passion for helping to The Glebe. He comes from a background in corporate fitness, where he worked to develop engaging programming, taught group fitness classes to a variety of fitness levels, and designed individualized workouts based on a range of goals. Derek received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Bowling Green State University, and has worked in the fitness industry in a multitude of roles for the past 12 years.

L. Gerald Carter

L. Gerald Carter

Chaplain

Gerald is a Presbyterian commissioned lay pastor and serves as Chaplain. In addition to years of serving churches in the Roanoke Valley, Gerald has an extensive background in customer service from the hotel industry. Gerald’s role is one of service and outreach. He provides guidance and staff support to the resident Spiritual Life Committee in addition to ministering to residents, residents’ families and staff members.

Terri Snyder

Terri Snyder

Business Office Manager

Terri began her position as the business office manager at The Glebe in June 2018. Previously, Terri served more than 14 years as assistant treasurer at Rainbow Forest Baptist Church. Terri is a dedicated professional with experience in accounting, financial management, and data entry. She has 13 years’ experience with banks and credit unions as well. Terri has been successful in partnering with organizational teams to achieve business and financial objectives as well as organizational goals. Terri provides targeted programs to enhance productivity, process improvements, and ensure financial data integrity within The Glebe community.

Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

Director of Human Resources

Rachel Cook joined The Glebe in October 2018. Rachel has worked in human resources for seven years, three in healthcare and four in banking. Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in business administration in management from James Madison University.

Stephanie Clower

Stephanie Clower

Director of Nursing

Stephanie Clower joined The Glebe in February 2017 and currently serves as the director of health services. Stephanie received her degree at Dabney Lancaster Community College and has 10 years of managerial experience in the long-term care community. Stephanie started her career in the cardiac intensive care unit and has worked in various capacities of nursing, including medical ICU, emergency/trauma and medical/surgical. Stephanie’s passion is working with senior adults to improve and enhance their quality of life through excellence in care.