Our Team

Morningside of Springfield

Melanie-edit.jpgMelanie Erwin
Executive Director

Melanie has been the Executive Director since November 2016.  Melanie holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Evangel University, Nursing Degree and is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.  She has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry.  In her free time Melanie enjoys gardening, woodworking and spending time with her grandchildren. 


Billy-edit-(1).jpgBilly House-Henry
Director of Resident Care

Billy joined the team at Morningside of Springfield East in February 2018.  He attended Ozark Technical Community College and holds a Practical Nursing License.  Billy has a passion for working with seniors and enjoys spending his free time with his family and three dogs Charlie, Smokey and Daisy.


Precia-edit-(1).jpgPrecia Wheat
Business Office Manager

Precia has been the Business Office Manager since November 2018. She has a lengthy background in management and accounting.  Precia enjoys the fast paced environment of Business Office Management and her favorite part of her day is being able to see and chat with our residents.  When not working Precia spends her free time reading and being with her family at home or going on adventures.

David-edit-(1).jpgDavid Schain-Harris
Food Service Director

David has been with Morningside of Springfield East since August of 2018.  David is originally from New York, he has 18 years experience in dietary services in the long term care and assisted living industry.  He has degrees in Culinary Arts and Medical Nutrition.  David lives on a small hobby farm with his family raising chickens and other livestock.

Jeff Bench
Maintenance Director

Jeff has been at Morningside since 2011. With 40 years of experience in the trades, Jeff plays an important role in the community and to the residents he serves. He has lived and worked in the Ozarks is whole life. He appreciates the natural beauty of this area and loves the outdoors. As a family man, beef farmer and gardener, Jeff can be found on his farm enjoying his outdoor hobbies with his family when he’s not helping the community run smoothly. Jeff enjoys his role at Morningside because it allows him to be of service to others.