Happy Long Term Care Administrators’ Week to our talented, dedicated, caring leaders of our seven senior living facilities. This group has gone through a lot of change over the last few years and have been flexible and adaptable while staying calm through the storm. I’m so proud of the team we have and the dedication our leaders have to providing the best quality care for our residents. Long term care is not an industry you just fall into, it is one you are called into. Thank you to each of you for being with us and making the lives of our residents better each day!

Read this tribute from American College of Health Care Administrator (ACHCA) celebrating Long Term Care Administrators’ Week.

Meet Our Wonderful Team!


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Julie Bayly, Executive Director, Patriots Colony 

Julie Bayly rejoined Riverside after a brief retirement, she has served in several interim leadership roles across Lifelong Health during her retirement. She previously worked at Patriots Colony from 1999-2002 as the Assistant Administrator overseeing the convalescent center, assisted living and the health clinic. She then went on to work at Riverside Convalescent Center in Saluda, and she  served as the Administrator for Sanders Retirement Community in Gloucester. Julie has a degree in Health Care Administration from Mary Baldwin University. She enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband of 20 years and two children. 


Chris McHose, Interim Administrator, Patriots Colony 

Chris, COTA, is the current Rehab Director at Patriots Colony who is also serving as the Interim Administrator. Chris received his Master of Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College and has led the rehabilitation team at Patriots Colony for the past 20 years. Chris has been with Riverside for over 23 years. 



Christine Morillo, Administrator, Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Warwick Forest 

Christine has led Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Warwick Forest since April 2022. Prior to her current role, Christine held several leadership roles in Riverside Senior Living. In 2009, Christine began her career at Riverside as the Director of Dining Services at Patriots Colony, where she completed her Administrator in Training program and became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in May 2013. Christine has held progressive leadership positions within Lifelong Health serving as the Assistant Administrator at the Gardens at Warwick Forest, Administrator at Riverside Convalescent Center-Saluda and most recently as Administrator of Sanders Retirement Village. Christine holds an Associate degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Tamicka Gaynor, Assistant Administrator, Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Warwick Forest 

Tamicka serves as the Assistant Administrator of our largest skilled nursing facility, located in Newport News. Tamicka has over 10 years of geriatric care experience and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Tamicka earned her Master of Healthcare Management from Troy University. Tamicka began her career as the manager for Visiting Angels then became a Support Coordinator for Rappahannock Rapidan CSB. Tamicka then started her AIT program at Lake Taylor and has held roles as administrator for Sentara, Trio Healthcare, and Charter Senior Living prior to joining Riverside in 2022. Tamicka enjoys spending her spare time with friends, family and her three grandchildren in Virginia Beach, VA. 

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Steve Minter, Executive Director, Warwick Forest 

Steve has been serving as the Executive Director at Warwick Forest since 2022 and prior to that held the Administrator role at The Gardens of Warwick Forest since 2019. Prior to joining Riverside, Steve has held progressive leadership positions within Senior Living since initially becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 1993. Throughout his career, Steve has remained active professionally and, in the community, serving on numerous state and local boards, as a volunteer and a coach. Steve holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. 

Tracy Tyler


Tracy Tyler, Assisted Living Administrator, Warwick Forest 

Tracy Tyler has dedicated her career to the service of others. For more than 20 years she has led her teams through organizational change to improve operations and deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Since 2019, Tracy has served as the Administrator of Assisted Living at Warwick Forest Retirement Community. She has responsibility for the daily assisted living and memory care operations which includes the oversight and coordination of the services received by those who currently call or will call Warwick Forest their home.

Prior to joining Warwick Forest, Tracy Tyler spent the first part of her career as a Director of Resident Care, providing oversight and guidance to various nursing teams. Tracy also served as Regional Director of Clinical Operations, where she provided operational support for over 11 senior living communities. Tracy lives in James City County with her young son, Jabriel.

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Nathan Yowell, Administrator, Sanders 

Nathan joined Riverside as the Administrator for Sanders. Nathan received a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from James Madison University where he was awarded the John D. Kraus HAS Award in 2013. After graduation, Nathan completed his AIT program and worked with American Health Care from 2013 – 2017. Nathan came to Riverside in 2022 from Williamsburg Landing, where he has served as the Healthcare Administrator since 2017. Nathan led his team to obtain a Five Star overall rating through CMS’s Nursing Home Compare and has achieved both Bronze and Silver Quality Awards through AHCA. 

Stacy Guzik


Stacy Guzik, Administrator, Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Smithfield 

Stacy has been in healthcare for over 25 years. She began her healthcare career with Riverside in accounting and worked at Riverside Rehabilitation Hampton for 10 years where she was the Director of Business Operations and completed her AIT program. Stacy was also the Administrator at Bon Secours Maryview Nursing Care Center and Administrator at Sentara Nursing Center in Hampton. Prior to transitioning to Smithfield earlier this year, Stacy served as Administrator for Patriots Colony, where she successfully led the health care team for nearly four years. Stacy received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from St. Leo University and her Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Troy University. 

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Mark Woodard, Administrator, Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Saluda 

Mark earned his Bachelor of Science-Management from Virginia Tech. He has a wide array of leadership experience from working at Riverside after graduation for 7 years in Human Resources, moved onto Virginia Health Services as the Corporate Director of Human Resources, then spent several years as a Senior HR Management Consultant with Goodman & Company as well as serving on the board of Virginia Baptist Homes (VBH). Mark served as the Executive Director at The Chesapeake retirement community for eleven years. In 2017, Mark re-joined the Riverside family at The Gardens at Warwick Forest as the Senior Director, went through the Administrator in Training (AIT) program, and obtained his Administrator’s license in January 2020. Since April 2022, Mark has served as the Administrator for Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Saluda. 



Crystal Calvert, Interim Administrator, Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Mathews 

Crystal is a licensed physical therapist assistant who worked with Riverside as a clinician then a director for over ten years. She then completed the AIT program and became a licensed administrator where she served over our West Point skilled nursing facility. Crystal continued to support West Point under Hill Valley Health Care for two years and then she worked in Home Health prior to returning to Riverside this year. Crystal earned her Associates degree in Applied Science from Medical Careers Institute and her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from ECPI University.