Lifelong Health

Nathan Yowell, LNHA, CNANathan Yowell, LNHA, CNA


Nathan Yowell is the Administrator of Sanders, Active Senior Living by Riverside. As the Administrator of Sanders, Nathan is responsible for the daily operations of the entire Sanders campus. The Administrator is responsible for making sure that our residents are well cared for, that the Sanders Campus is running well, and that Sanders remains compliant to all regulations set by local and federal standards.

Nathan has been at Sanders since June 2022. He has a Bachelor of Science in healthcare administration with a minor in business from James Madison University. Nathan was previously worked as the Administrator of the Williamsburg Landing Nursing Community. He is originally from Williamsburg where he currently resides with his lovely wife, Alexa, and his vibrant daughter, Blair. His daughter, Blair is still very young, so he spends his time trying to keep up with her. He wants to ensure that she has the best upbringing possible. They are within driving distance to both sets of grandparents, and they greatly value family. When Nathan is not at work or spending time with family, he enjoys working out and staying busy with house projects.

Barbara Weldon, MBABarbara Weldon, MBA

Marketing Director

Barbara Weldon is the Marketing Director for the entire Sanders campus. Barbara is here to help you and your family find the right level of care for you or your loved one. She can help answer your questions about taking that next step in caring for your loved one. Contact her if you would like information about Sanders Independent Living in one of our cottages, Sanders Assisted Living, or long-term care in one of Sanders’ amazing Heron Cove households.

She has been with Sanders since October 2018. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Journalism, and Master of Business Degrees in Marketing, Project Management, and Human Resources. Born and raised in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Barbara moved to Virginia to attend Liberty University, where she met and married her husband, Tim. Together they have four children who are nearly grown. When Barbara is not helping find the perfect level of care for seniors, she is with her kids or outside helping her husband with their little farm in Gloucester.

 Deborah Asbell, DON, BSNDeborah Asbell, DON, BSN

Director of Nursing

Debbie Asbell is the Director of Nursing at Sanders. As the Director of Nursing, Debbie ensures that all buildings across the Sanders campus are fully staffed with well-trained clinical staff. She leads our nurses and certified nursing assistants in compassionate care and ensures continuing education for her team so that your loved one gets amazing care. Debbie works alongside the Admissions Nurse and Marketing Director to be sure that all admissions receive the correct level of care.

Pamela BrandenburgPamela Brandenburg

Director of Rehabilitation

Pam Brandenburg is the Director of Rehabilitation at Sanders. Pam leads a team of occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech therapists. She makes sure that her therapy team runs smoothly. Pam helps to make sure that every resident receives the appropriate therapy for their situation, and she makes sure that your insurance agrees with her teams’ assessment. Pam runs a 5 star therapy group that consistently goes above and beyond.

Amber Brady Amber Brady

Administrative Assistant

Amber Brady is the Administrative Assistant for the entire Sanders campus. Amber is the first voice that most people hear when they call the Sanders Community, and she is often the first smiling face that they see when they walk through our doors. Amber helps keep the Sanders Community running smoothly by arranging transportation, keeping the administrative team organized, and so much more.

Amber joined Riverside in July 2021. Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, Amber moved to Alabama in 2012 and lived there until 2020, moving back to the area to be closer to her family. She now lives with her family in Middlesex County and loves it. She has had a long career in the healthcare industry in many different areas, with Sanders being her first inpatient experience. She finds her job very rewarding and looks forward to being here every day. Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, Devin, and her four wonderful children. She also loves decorating, cooking, and baking.

Debbie Dawson, RNDebbie Dawson, RN

Heron Cove One, Nurse Mentor and Household Leader

Debbie Dawson is the Head Nurse Mentor in Heron Cove One at Sanders. Debbie ensures the safety and security of her team and residents of her building. Debbie makes sure that her building runs smoothly and is compliant with all state and federal regulations. She oversees staffing, training, and supporting those who work in her building, as well as making sure that her residents have the best experience possible while at Sanders.

Debbie joined Sanders in August 2019. She has been a registered nurse since 1999. She lives in Lancaster County, VA, and has worked all around our area and in many different areas of nursing throughout her amazing career. When she is not ensuring the incredible care of her residents, she enjoys going out on the boat, fishing, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and twin grandbabies.

Angie Oliver, LPNAngie Oliver, LPN

Heron Cove Two, Nurse Manager and Household Leader

Angie Oliver is the Nurse Manager of Heron Cove Two at Sanders. Angie ensures the safety and security of her team and residents of her building. Angie makes sure that her building runs smoothly and is compliant with all state and federal regulations. She oversees staffing, training, and supporting those who work in her building, as well as making sure that her residents have the best experience possible while at Sanders.

Angie began her career with Riverside in 2016. She has 25 years of experience in geriatric care and is currently bridging the gap from her LPN to get her license as a Registered Nurse. She is originally from Middlesex County, VA and has worked at Medical Facilities of America as the Charge Nurse of the skilled care unit and was the Unit Manager for Mizpah Health Center. When she is not working the floor, Angie loves to play with her grandchildren and enjoys anything water or beach related, especially if it includes her family.

Michael HoldsworthMichael Holdsworth

Director of Food & Nutrition

Michael comes to us from Williamsburg. He has 35 years of experience in the food service industry. Twenty-one of those years has been as an executive chef and 13 as the Director of Dining for Senior Living. During his interviews with team members, leadership, and residents, Michael impressed everyone with his knowledge of regulations and procedures that paired well with his experience as a well-trained chef.

When Michael is not serving his residents or patrons, he enjoys playing his alto sax, teaching music to younger generations, and spending time with his two teenage daughters.

Martin ClebowiczMartin Clebowicz

Head Chef

Martin Clebowicz is the Head Chef at Sanders, Active Senior Living by Riverside. Martin joined the Sanders team in January 2021. He has received training at the Culinary Institute of Virginia, holds an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, and Culinary Arts and Applied Nutrition. Originally from East Hampton, CT, Chef Martin has been a Sous Chef at The Trellis in Williamsburg, the Pastry Chef at The Tides Inn in Irvington, a Baker at Blackbird Bakery in Williamsburg, the Cook at Blue Talon Bistro in Williamsburg, and so much more.

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