Our Staff

Heartlands Senior Living Village at Ellicott City

Davis.jpgDebbie Davis
Assistant Executive Director

Debbie has worked at Heartlands for twenty-five years and wears many different hats and performs a variety of different tasks. Debbie oversees Security and Housekeeping and the well-being of our Independent Living residents. She also handles purchasing supplies, employee in-services, assist with month-end financials, lease signing, re-decorating common areas and many other administrative duties. Everyone is like family to her. Most of all, Debbie enjoys the residents and learns something new every day from them!  In her free time she loves spending time with family, especially her grand-daughter, Lily.

Epple.jpgRachel Epple
LifeStyle360 Director

Rachel joined the Heartlands team in August of 2017. Rachel received her Bachelor’s Degree in Gerontology from Towson University and has worked with the senior population for over 10 years. Previously, she worked for Brightview and Johns Hopkins on a Dementia Research Study. Each day Rachel strives to create a vibrant environment full of programs that focus on empowering residents to live their best life. When Rachel is away from the community she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Morros.jpgKatie Morros
Food and Beverage Director

Katie began her career with Five Star communities in 2007.  Katie grew up in the culinary world under her father’s guidance. Her family on both sides owned restaurants’ on the Pier in New York.  Katie has apprenticed under several Chefs and worked in restaurants from New Jersey to Texas prior to joining Five Star.  She is proud to continue her Five Star career here at Heartlands at Ellicott City.  When not in the kitchen “Chef Morros” loves spending time with her family.

Crenshaw.jpgMarcus Crenshaw
Executive Chef

Marcus is a graduate from Johnson & Wales in Rhode Island, has his Associate’s Degree in culinary arts and is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition. Marcus chose to pursue a career in Culinary Arts and Nutrition due to memories of his parents in the kitchen together, cooking and smiling and always ties food to happiness. He quickly realized that food doesn’t just fill people’s stomachs, it fills their souls. Marcus has traveled to many places to hone is skills, cooking for the Big 12 Championship in San Antonio, Texas, interning at celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein’s Spanish tapas “Sra Martinez”, and cooked at “Sophia’s Touch” in Providence, RI.  Not neglecting his roots, Marcus has worked in the kitchens of our Hilton Downtown, M&T Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Additionally, he consults and ran the culinary operation of a startup restaurant, “Grind & Wine”, here in Randallstown.  Marcus’ motto is 1 open mind + 1 healthy heart = 2 be at peace within.


Harris.jpgKieonna Harris

Kieonna began her career working in long term care as a geriatric nursing assistant for 6 years.  From that experience Kieonna decided she wanted to be more involved in the plan of care for her patients so she furthered her education by becoming a nurse. She has been a nurse for more than 10 years. Kieonna has held a nursing position with Heartlands for more than 9 years. She started as per diem, part-time, full time, and holds the position of Assistant Director of Resident Care. Kieonna’s belief is the elderly are one of life’s greatest treasures. “Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us, have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.”-John Hoeven.

Lenoir.jpgSharon Lenoir
Business Office Manager (BOM)

Sharon Lenoir has held the position of BOM here at Heartlands for the last 18 years.  She serves all of our employees as head of Human Resources as well as overseeing all of the resident billing and accounting functions.  Sharon has a strong commitment to our community and strives to provide every day to support our employees as well as our residents.  Her professionalism in the office is her “hallmark”, and her warm demeanor with our residents contributes to the “family” atmosphere we are so proud of at Heartlands.  Sharon has a Computer Specialist Certificate, Associate Arts Degree in Computer Information Systems, as well as being a member of the Society for Human Resource Management since 1996.  Sharon’s personal time is spent with her family; a mother who lives in Florida, 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Boring.jpgMark Boring
Maintenance Director

Mark began his career at Heartlands in 2000 as the Landscape Supervisor. By 2010 Mark was offered the position of Director of Maintenance and Grounds. Mark was attending school for Horticulture and looked forward to the challenge of managing the grounds of a 48-acre campus.  To broaden his education he is currently finishing his A.A. Degree in HVAC from CCBC.  Mark is actively involved with other managers and residents on projects both indoors and outdoors that improve the experience for residents and employees living and working at the community. Some of those activities include beekeeping on-site and making Maple syrup from trees located around the property.  Mark enjoys working with the residents on gardening projects and other outdoors activities.  Mark is an active member of the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA), and  the Chesapeake Society of Healthcare Engineers (CASHE).

Criag.jpgFinn Craig
Community Guest Dog

Finn was born in January 2017 and came to Heartlands Ellicott City in March of the same year when he was 3 months old. He spends much of his day in the Business Office greeting residents and employees when they stop in.  He is always happy to accept dog treats from our residents who have come to travel with treats handy in case they bump into Finn during their day.  You can also find Finn in the resident common areas from time to time where he will stop and visit with anyone who may want to chat with him. Finn is a mixed breed Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua.