Our Team

Your Team

For us, you are everything. How you feel, how you spend your day, what makes you laugh, what you need, what you love to eat—we embrace all of it, because we are a community. We support one another and make the most of every single day, together.

Latoya Canada
Director of Resident Care

Latoya joined the team at Morningside of Bellgrade in June of 2019 and has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry.  Latoya began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 1994 and her love and commitment to helping others grew from there. In 2002, she completed her Licensed Practical Nursing certification and in 2013, Latoya earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. Her thoughtful and deeply compassionate nature has brought her to leadership roles in several communities. Latoya has been a charge nurse, a unit manager and an assistant director of nursing in both non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities, as well as in stand-alone skilled nursing facilities. Most recently she was the Staff Development Coordinator providing clinical education and mentoring to both new and seasoned nurses. Latoya is a Richmond native who loves spending time with her three children and her grandchild. 

Helen Bower
Director of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Helen was born and raised in Chesapeake, VA and moved to Richmond in 1998 to attend Virginia Commonwealth University.  She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from VCU/MCV in 2004 and has practiced in a variety of settings in the Richmond area including hospitals, rehabilitation centers and home health.  Helen has been working in the senior living industry for 6 years and joined the team at Morningside of Bellgrade as the Director of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in February 2017.  Helen enjoys the clinical side of rehabilitation but she especially loves getting to know the residents and their families and being a resource for residents and families whenever needed.  When not at work, Helen spends her time with her husband and two sons and enjoys camping and supporting the boys at their sporting events and activities.

Kasey Matthews
Sales Counselor

Kasey Matthews joined the team at Morningside of Bellgrade in October of 2017 after spending a year as the Sales Counselor at Morningside of Charlottesville, also a Five Star Senior Living Community.  Kasey is originally from Long Island, New York but spent most of her life in Boca Raton, Florida.  Kasey attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.  Kasey has always had a passion for helping people.  The majority of her career has been spent in sales and marketing positions that have allowed her to make a positive difference in the lives of others.   Kasey thoroughly enjoys working with the families that she meets and considers it an honor to be a part of each families and residents journey of life when they move into Morningside of Bellgrade.   In her spare time, Kasey enjoys spending time with her family, friends and playing golf.

Katy Reed
Business Office Manager

Katy was born and raised in Chesterfield, Virginia, Katy joined the team at Morningside of Bellgrade in June of 2018. Katy is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has several years of senior living management experience. Growing up Katy spent most of her winter and summer months with her beloved grandmother. In August 2000, her grandmother passed away from Alzheimer’s.  From that moment, Katy realized that her passion was to work with the elderly.  In March 2017, Katy began a campaign to implement a revenue sharing license plate through the Department of Motor Vehicles to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  After successfully collecting 450 pre-orders and presenting her bill “SB-701” to the Transportation Committee the bill was passed by the House and Senate.  The bill was signed into law by Governor Northam on July 1st, 2018 and on March 7th, 2019 the Department of Motor Vehicles officially released the VAENDALZ license plate to the public for sale.  Katy is very proud of this accomplishment and feels it is an example of the dedication and commitment she has to helping the senior population.  In her spare time, Katy enjoys traveling, dining and spending time with her family.

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