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Meet The Team

Our Compassionate Team of
Senior Living Professionals

Walnut Place is led by a team of compassionate, dynamic individuals truly invested in our residents’ happiness and well-being. Because it is our mission to provide an enriching life experience through quality senior health services, comfortable housing options and engaging activities, our incredibly attentive staff is here to support your needs. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who call Walnut Place home.

Tammie Hasan Ali, Director of Business Development

Director of Business Development

Tammie has been in Healthcare Sales & Marketing for over 30 years. She began her career as a candy-striper volunteer in a nursing facility. From that moment on, she knew this industry was her calling. During her tenure, she has served as a facility Dir. of Marketing, Dir. of Admissions, Assistant Administrator and has also held Corporate Level marketing positions.

Sarah Beltran, Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing

Sarah has been in the skilled nursing/long-term care industry for 10 years, with 8 in the role as Director of Nursing. She is dedicated to elevating nursing care at the skilled nursing/long-term care level, and stirred the helm for Walnut Place accepting higher acuity skilled care patients and for the clinical team to pursue higher education and various certifications.

Nathan Forrestal, Director of Food and Nutrition

Director of Food and Nutrition

Nathan was one of 16 people Nationwide chosen to attend the Culinary Institute of America Masterworks. He also competed and won the Iron Chef DFW region for Compass Group. Promoting health and fun with culinary is Nathan’s true passion. He's excited to bring a unique approach to dining for the residents of Walnut Place.

Nancy Champion, LVN, Wellness Navigator

LVN, Wellness Navigator

Nancy has worked with seniors for 27 years, is an LVN and our Wellness Navigator. Her ultimate goal is to guide residents and family members through health and wellness transitions. As residents are discharged home, she ensures their needs are being met and they continue to be safe. She has a passion for working with seniors and is an advocate for our residents.

D’Ann Lane, Director of Business Development

Director of Business Development

D’Ann Lane has been in the healthcare industry for over 14 years. She began her career path in home health and hospice but wanted more interaction with patients and families. This yearning took her into skilled nursing. D’Ann has served as a community liaison, a facility Dir. of Marketing and has also held a Corporate Level marketing position.

Ariella Honigsfeld, Director of Social Services

Director of Social Services

Ariella graduated from Univ. of Maryland with a Masters in Clinical Mental health and after visiting her grandmother in a short-term nursing facility a few years later fell in love with helping and enriching the lives of seniors! She's been working in long-term care for close to five years. Ariella is passionate about what she does and feels lucky to do it every day.

Angela Dudley, LVN , MDS Coordinator

MDS Coordinator

Angela adds 20+ years of experience in LTC/Skilled nursing, MDS and Case-Management. She believes in working together as a team and promotes providing quality customer service and care that is individualized and resident specific. She holds the title "Champion" of the LCS 5 Core Principles and works diligently to keep those values on the minds of our new hires and long-term staff.

Amy Lindsay, Life Enrichment Director

Life Enrichment Director

Amy manages and directs the activities programming in health care, assisted living and memory care. Her goal is to provide residents with purposeful and meaningful activities to promote self-worth, value, social engagement, and joy. Amy holds the International / National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) certification and has worked with senior dementia residents for 10 years.

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“A 20-year veteran in long-term care shares her thoughts about the Walnut Place staff and programming. She says: "For 30+ nights, I slept in the other bed in my mother's room and experienced first-hand the care delivery. I feel I must recognize the teammates who have impressed me as clear industry standouts.”

-Adult Child/Long-Term Care Industry Professional

“It was a tough decision to not take my mother to my employer at the time of admission, but I have to say I have absolutely ZERO regrets for being led to and choosing Walnut Place. It has been a very positive experience and the therapy services, especially the team that worked with my mother, were excellent.”

-Therapy Staff

“I have never encountered such a solid, professional team in long-term care Life Enrichment. This is an unusually exemplary team of people who truly care for the residents they serve and clearly view their positions as more than just a job. This is sadly so rare and hard to come by. If you'd like to see Walnut Place for yourself, we invite you to come for a visit. Contact us today to schedule a tour. ”

-Life Enrichment Program

A Senior Living Community Fit For You

For middle-class seniors seeking care for themselves or a loved one, Walnut Place is the only senior living community with a 35+-year history located next to Presbyterian Hospital offering a continuum of care on site in a comfortable environment with long-tenured staff.

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5155 Glen Lakes Dr.

Dallas, TX 75231

P: (214) 361-8923

F: (214) 361-4099

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