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Meet the Leadership of Methodist Senior Services

The Leadership Team helps the MSS Campuses navigate the world of business and to provide thehighest standard of care to Mississippi elders on a daily basis.

Steve McAlillyPresident & CEO

Steve McAlilly has served as the President/CEO of MSS since 1993. He began his career as an attorney in Meridian, MS where he served on the Aldersgate Board of Directors. His love for elders led him to assume the helm in Tupelo when Rev. Bill Carroll retired. During his tenure, Steve has helped foster innovative service models including the revolutionary Green House Homes which were born on the Traceway campus in Tupelo. He has led the organization through two natural disasters, rebranded and refocused the mission, and launched NextAge Mississippi to assist elders who do not live in a retirement community. Steve was honored with the LeadingAge Award of Honor in 2012, the industry’s highest award. When he’s not mapping out the next visionary step for MSS, Steve likes to be outdoors, sharing good laughs with his sons or singing with his wife Beverly.
Christie VanceVice President for Operations/COO

Christie was introduced to Methodist Senior Services while working in the public accounting field on the MSS audit. She realized quickly that she wanted to be part of a ministry like MSS. She feels her life's calling is to work in the non-profit arena and to give back to the community. She has served MSS for since 1999. She stated recently at an anniversary recognition, "I cannot imagine anywhere else I would rather have served over the past 20 years and to continue over the years to come." Christie received her Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi. She is married to Cory Vance, and they have two daughters, Abby (17) and Olivia (12). She serves on the Calhoun County School Board, College Hill Baptist Church finance and nominating committees, New Century Club and Calhoun City High School Softball Booster Club.
Merrin CantinVice President for Human Resources

Merrin has served as VP, Human Resources since 2015 and has worked in health care human resources for all her career, including hospital and home health facilities. Merrin enjoys traveling to the campuses to work with the employees and staff members who provide quality care to our Elders.
Michelle Daniel,NHA,MHAVice President of Philanthropy and Leadership Development

Michelle has worked in the Long-Term Care field since 1995 and has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Memphis. Michelle is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and joined Methodist Senior Services in October of 2015.Michelle’s focus at MSS is to build significant support for the benevolence fund,grow the donor base through meaningful relationships, write grants, and build the endowment. In her free time, Michelle enjoys the outdoors with her husband, children and pets and volunteering with her church and Boy Scout Troop 316.
Jim Zuelzke Director of Accounting

Jim joined Mississippi Methodist Senior Services as the Director of Accounting in 2015 after spending 4 years in for-profit healthcare. As a teenager, Jim saw his Grandmother suffer from Alzheimer’s in an assisted living/memory care facility for more than 10 years. He immediately knew how special elder care was. Jim enjoys working to make MMSS better financially so that the organization can continue to positively effect elders. Outside of the office, Jim enjoys spending time with his family.
Teresa BakerDirector of Clinical Support

Teresa has served as the Director of Clinical Support since 2013. She started her career with MSS as an RN coordinator at Martha Coker in 2008. Teresa enjoys traveling to all of our facilities around the state and getting to know the elders and their families. What she likes best is the hands on interaction that comes from working with the elders. Teresa has three teenage children that keep her busy when she’s not working.
Chuck SteeleDirector of Construction Services and Property Management

Chuck joined Methodist Senior Services in 2014 providing oversight to campus construction projects and property maintenance. Enjoys the opportunities and challenges that the not for profit segment can bring and social connections with campus elders that are abundant and so appreciated. “It became apparent early on that our elders had so much to offer and that is simply priceless”.
Cathy Coleman, CFREDirector of Annual Giving and Donor Relations

Cathy is one of only 12 professionals in the state of Mississippi designated as a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) and has been with MSS for 19 years. She enjoys researching to find donors who have a passion for serving elders and connecting them to the MSS mission. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with their grandchildren and dogs, and is a very passionate Saints fan. (Who dat?!)
Bill Reid, PMPDirector of Information Technology

Bill joined Methodist Senior Services in 2009 planning and executing the technical architecture and services for our campuses. He sees his role as a creator of effective and reliable systems that allow our caregivers to focus on the individual attention and care our elders need. Away from work he is involved with a number of bands, recording projects, church orchestras and local theater programs.
Lynnie WalkerDirector of Marketing

Lynnie has been with MSS since 2014. She began her career in healthcare in 2003 and senior living industry in 2008 working for both for profit and not for profit organizations. Lynnie spends the majority of her time on the 12 MSS Communities across the state shaping the marketing strategies for each one separately. When she is not with her family on the lake or in a river fishing, she can be found at various Mississippi State University sporting events throughout the year.
Valerie SullivanDirector of Pharmacy Services

Valerie has been with Senior RX since the Pharmacy opened in February 2015. LTC pharmacy is a mixture of retail and clinical pharmacy which makes every day different and a new challenge. The most rewarding part of the job is getting to know the wonderful residents when providing for their medication needs and knowing that in some way we have added comfort and friendship into their lives.
Renee ReidDirector of Public Relations

Renee began her work in the MSS ministry in 2011. She orchestrates the public image, the ministry message and special events for MSS and all of the campuses. With more than 25 years of experience in advertising, graphic design and with non-profit organizations, Renee works hard to protect and extend the excellent reputation MSS has earned over the years. In her spare time, Renee loves spending time with family and serves as the costumer for a local ballet/dance studio and several area theater productions.
Sonja JenkinsLegal Counsel

Sonja Jenkins has served as Legal Counsel for Methodist Senior Services since 2003. “Providing legal expertise and managing risks are central to carrying out our mission of serving older adults.” Sonja received a B.A. and a J. D. from the University of Mississippi.

For a list of local Board Members, please see each community's page



Lawona Broadfoot

Executive Director

6600 Poplar Springs Drive
Meridian, MS 39305

Call (601) 482-5561



Executive Director

26894 East Main Street
West Point, MS 39773

Call (662) 494-3640


Monica Jennings

Executive Director

1251 Lee Drive
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Call (662) 627-2222


Allison Roy

Director of Resident Services

603 Commerce Street
West Point, Mississippi 39773

Call (662) 494-1079



Executive Director

2041 Grand Avenue
Yazoo City, MS 39194

Call (662) 746-4621



Executive Director

2300 Seven Springs Road,
Raymond,MS, 39154

Call (601) 857-8131



Executive Director

12170 Highland Way
Gulfport, MS 39503

Call (228) 831-7000



Executive Director

230 Airline Road
Columbus, MS 39702,

Call (662) 327-6716



Executive Director

32564 Hwy 57
Leakesville, MS 39451

Call (601) 394-2621



Executive Director

246 Westover Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Call (601) 264-8847



Executive Director

1325 McIngvale Road
Hernando, MS 38632

Call (662) 429-2070



  • Polly Bailey

  • Paula Drungole-Ellis

  • Van Ray, Vice-Chairman

  • Frank A. Riley, Jr.

  • Bill West, Secretary


  • Bennie Daniels, Jr, Past Chairman

  • Cynthia Parker, Chairman

  • Steve McAlilly, President & CEO


  • David Brevard

  • Jimmy E. Criddle

  • Claire Dobbs

  • Juanita Floyd

  • Dave Vincent



  • Lloyd Gray, Past Chairman

  • Jolee Hussey

  • Embra K. Jackson, II

  • Joe May

  • Larry Pupa



  • Mr. Bruce K. Calcote

  • Dr. Hargie Crenshaw

  • Mr. Kenny Dill, Sr.

  • Rev. Claire E. Dobbs*

  • Mrs. Jackie Granberry

  • Rev. Embra K. Jackson II*

  • Mrs. Margaret McKenzie

  • Rev. Dwight Prowell

  • Mr. Van Ray*

  • Mr. Richard Topp

  • Mr. Dave Vincent*

 CLASS OF 2022

  • Mrs. Glenda Brinkley

  • Rev. Jimmy E. Criddle*

  • Mr. Bennie Daniels, Jr.*

  • Rev. James W. Dye

  • Mr. Jeremy Hill

  • Rev. Joe May*

  • Mrs. Amy McFerrin

  • Mrs. Ann Milam

  • Rev. Neville Vanderburg


  • Mrs. Kaye Bernheim

  • Mr. Randy Burchfield

  • Mr. Hamp Dye

  • Mrs. Alice Gorman

  • Ms Harriet Hearn

  • Dr. Sandra Lipscomb

  • Mr. David Morrow

  • Mrs. Cynthia Parker, Chairman

  • Mr. Frank M. Patty, Jr.

  • Dr. Cheryl Penson

  • Rev. Chris Young


  • Stephen L. McAlilly, President/CEO

  • Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr.

  • Rev. Vickie White

  • Rev. Jimmy Barnes

*Serves also as a MMSS Director

Contact Us

Methodist Senior Services

Telephone : 662-844-8977
Fax : 662-844-9053
Email :



109 South Broadway
Post Office Box 1567
Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-1567

Office Hours Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm