Meet The Team

Meet Our Caregivers: Well Beyond Ordinary
At Willowbend, our caregivers are more than just expert medical professionals who deliver skilled healthcare at every touchpoint. They are the backbone of our care community, leading with their hearts and catering to our resident’s every request and every need.
Whether it’s helping residents make their favorite pizza during one of our cooking classes, or making a daily effort to make our residents laugh, our caregivers bring their unique personalities to the Willowbend community, offering residents an all-around charming experience.

Our caregivers take the time to learn meaningful details about each resident, creating a true bonding experience. We take the time to truly understand what makes our residents light up. It’s common for trusted relationships with residents blossom into friendships. Whether it’s bringing them coffee in the morning, reading them pages from a book, or offering a listening ear, we go the extra mile to keep our residents smiling. This philosophy of personalized care makes it easier and more enjoyable for our residents to reach the goals they set for themselves.

Our Team

Willowbend Team Jennifer Taylor


Jennifer Taylor, LPN



As Willowbend’s Administrator, Jennifer Taylor’s uplifting spirit helps residents make the most of every day. Her biggest source of joy comes from building meaningful relationships with residents and their families. Jennifer is a great source of comfort for our residents and a natural leader for the Willowbend team, making her a valuable asset to the community.


The unmatched level of care that residents receive is a reflection of Jennifer’s caring nature, while her genuine smile is a welcome reminder of her positive attitude. Her education and care-giving nature combined with the personal experience of caring for her parents motivates her to continue to make a difference in the long-term care industry.


Jennifer brings 11 years of long-term care experience to the Willowbend community. She holds a nursing degree and Bachelor of Science in healthcare administration. Jennifer is a Licensed Practical Nurse and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She is also a member of the Marion Rotary Club.

Willowbend Team Betty Beene


Betty Beene, RN

Director of Nursing


Director of Nursing, Betty Beene, RN, chose long-term care and it chose her. Her uplifting leadership and personalized care approach helps ensure our residents and their families feel happy, comfortable and safe.


She is a natural-born leader whose compassion and quality of care touches our residents’ lives daily. Betty continues to put her best serving heart forward and provide Willowbend residents the best care possible in the midst of an ever-changing industry. She is passionate about giving back to the local community.


Betty brings more than 10 years of long-term care experience to the Willowbend community. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has ample experience as a Certified Oncology Nurse and an Instructor/Charge Nurse in Dialysis.

Willowbend Team Kay Kay Davis


Kay Kay Davis

Community Outreach/Admissions Coordinator


Kay Kay Davis, Community Outreach/Admissions Coordinator, uses her compassion and natural ability to motivate others to help residents at Willowbend meet their goals so they can regain confidence and live the life they desire.


Kay Kay considers her role very rewarding, especially when she can make the transition to the Willowbend community easy for residents and their loved ones. She knows how tough it can be from personal experience, and this has motivated her to find her true calling in long-term care.


Kay Kay has worked in long-term care for eight years and has extensive experience working at a neighboring rehabilitation facility. She is a member of the Marion and West Memphis Chambers of Commerce and the Alzheimer’s Association. She also serves on the board of the homeless shelter, Good Neighbor Love Center.

Willowbend Team Amanda Derrick


Amanda Derrick, LPN

Admissions Coordinator & CNA Supervisor


As Admissions Coordinator, Amanda Derrick is passionate about making sure each day at Willowbend is filled with meaningful experiences for our residents. Her caring nature and natural ability to help others makes our residents feel truly cared for.


During her career in long-term care, her greatest source of joy still comes from the close relationships she has formed with her residents and their families. And our residents have expressed how grateful they are to have her in their lives.


With nine years of experience in long-term care, Amanda brings a wealth of knowledge to the Willowbend community. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse and holds CPR and IV Certifications. In 2009 Amanda was presented with the Nurse of the Year Award at Elder Outreach.

Ashley McDonald
QA Nurse/Staff Developer
Susan Cordell
MDS Coordinator
Stephenia Logan
MDS Coordinator
Judy O’Gwin
Billing/Collections Coordinator
Donna Beard
Team Member Specialist
Jennifer Scott
Social Services Director
Jenny Barton
Dietary Supervisor
Amber Bowman
Life Enrichment Director
Vicky Thornton
Housekeeping Supervisor
Steven Sample
Maintenance Supervisor