We understand the importance for the golden years to be stress free and filled with love and companionship. With that in mind we have truly created an environment where residents are family. Williamsburg is staffed 24 hours a day with helpful and smiling employees that are ready to assist with any request. Our caring, respectful, and professional staff members are dedicated to our residents and we are passionate about what we do.
General Manager – Cheri Strickland
When Cheri started working at Williamsburg Senior Living Community, her original goal was to work part-time while finishing her degree, and then move on to something more permanent. Her supervisor allowed her to work around school hours, and encouraged her to continue her education. Over time the Williamsburg family consistently impressed Cheri with their efficient, caring style, and love for the residents. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, she changed her career plan and began working full-time at Williamsburg as the assistant to the Health Service Director.
It wasn’t long before Williamsburg Management took a chance on promoting Cheri to Health Service Director, a position that has been one of the most rewarding jobs of her career. She was Health Service Director for four years before being promoted to General Manager in 2019. She is extremely happy to have been a part of the Williamsburg family for 15 years and counting, and says she can’t imagine a better place to work!
Marketing Director – Tonia Griffin
Williamsburg had only been open for a year and a half, when Tonia Griffin began her career as the Social Activities Director in 1989. Tonia fell in love with Senior Adults as the Social Activities Director and was here for over 10 years. Tonia then moved forward to complete her degree at LSU working in the telecommunications/technology sales. Tonia’s passion for working with Seniors prompted her return to Williamsburg as the Marketing Director. She is so happy and excited to be back home. Tonia is a native of Baton Rouge and loves running with the local Varsity Sports running group.
Health Services Director – Betty Williams
After eight years of dedicated work as a Personal Care Assistant, Betty became the Health Service Director of Williamsburg in 2019. She supervises and reviews the health care, medical history, and medications of all the residents at Williamsburg. She works directly with residents’ doctors to help develop and maintain a health plan for every resident and assist with their medications. She has been in the healthcare field for over twenty years.
Betty was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana and raised in Franklinton, Louisiana. She moved to Baton Rogue after graduating to pursue her education and career, and has lived here for over forty years. For more than twenty years she has owned her own business where she teaches people how to save lives with CPR and First Aid training.
She loves God, people, life, and traveling. Helping people is what keeps a smile on her face, and she feels it is her purpose to help make this world a healthier, happier, safer place to live, especially at Williamsburg Senior Living Community.
Social Activities Director – Kylie Roberson
Kylie Roberson is the Social Activities Director at Williamsburg. She plans fun and enriching monthly activities for the residents. From bingo, dancing, and arts & crafts, to bus outings, socials, and live music, she always has something entertaining planned to keep our residents happy and engaged in the community.
Kylie grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Before Williamsburg, she worked at a young adult camp for three summers and believes the youth and passion of those young people prepared her for the vitality and spirit of our Williamsburg residents.
A love of photography, art, and playing the guitar has led her to combining art and music in fun, creative ways for the seniors. Her passion and calling to love on, talk to, and spend time with seniors, along with her warm and caring spirt, makes her a special part of our Williamsburg team.
Food Services Director – LJ Springer
LJ is in charge of running the kitchen. He manages the staff, orders all of our food and kitchen supplies, and develops the menu that we eat every day.
LJ was raised in New Orleans and graduated from Jesuit High School. He went on to study business and marketing at Louisiana State University. From there he took the opportunity to start in the restaurant industry where he has held positions ranging from kitchen manager to general manager. LJ had the opportunity to live in California and Florida as well as Louisiana while working for Piccadilly for 29 years.
LJ and his wife, Dell, live in Baton Rouge and are very proud of their three adult children. LJ loves watching all sports and is a die-hard LSU fan.
Housekeeping Director – Margarette Brady
As the Director of Housekeeping, Margarette’s mission is to provide a safe and clean environment for the residents of Williamsburg. She supervises and assists the housekeepers that clean each Independent Living Apartment once a week and each Assisted Living Apartment twice a week. That’s in addition to keeping the rest of Williamsburg beautiful every single day.
Margarette has been with Williamsburg for over 25 years which makes her the longest tenured employee that is currently on staff. Her smile and positive personality is remarkably contagious. You can’t help but come away from any interaction with Margarette feeling great. All of this in addition to her amazing work ethic has made Williamsburg that much more of an amazing experience for all our residents.
Margarette lives in Baton Rouge and enjoys watching classic movies and TV shows as well as listening to old music. Her eyes light up when she starts talking about stars such as Betty Davis and Natalie Wood, as well as musicians like the greats Otis Redding and the “Man in Black” calling Johnny Cash by his nickname. She quickly named “Leave it to Beaver”, “Andy Griffith”, “Gunsmoke”, and the more recent “Full House” as wonderful wholesome shows that she loves to watch.
Maintenance Director – Erskin Duncan
Erskin Duncan began his career with Williamsburg in 2015. His experience stems from his first opportunity given 27 years ago in facility management as a groundskeeper in Madisonville; where he became certified as an HVAC technician. Over the years, Erskin has managed the maintenance of several apartment complexes while also owning/operating his own janitorial franchise. Over the last few years, Erskin has served our senior population in the Assisted Living environment and is eager to join our team at Williamsburg.