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Memory Care

Amanda Kurtz
Executive Director
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I began my career in the Healthcare industry working as an ER Ward clerk for Mad River Hospital in Arcata, CA.  Finding how much I enjoyed helping people and working in Healthcare I continued as an RCA for developmentally disabled adults. I moved from CA to TX about 15 years ago where I started again as an RCA but this time working with Memory care residents.  I found my love and passion working with the Elderly during this time and decided to further my career by going to LVN school at Schreiner University.  Upon completion of the nursing program I continued with Morningside Ministries for another 7 years as a charge nurse until I was offered the opportunity to work for Autumn Leaves of Stone Oak as their Director of Healthcare.  Although nervous about this huge change I knew that this would be a positive change and a wonderful opportunity to continue doing what I loved.  I worked with Autumn Leaves as their Director of Healthcare for 5 years and recently took the position as Executive director back in Aug 2019.  Although challenging I wouldn’t change it for the world.  I love our community, our staff and of course all of our residents and families.  

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Sherrie Lynn McBurney
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Sherrie Lynn McBurney comes to us with a great background in Senior Living Leadership and Hospitality. With her Associates in Nursing and a big heart for helping families, Sherrie Lynn is a perfect fit to join our dynamic team.  Working with her Mom and Dad  who owned a yellow page directory service, she learned about sales and marketing at a very early age. She married her love for seniors & volunteering in nursing homes growing up, with her passion for education, and has an excellent track record of success in this area.  Sherrie Lynn was born here in San Antonio were her Grandpa Mills was a Texas Ranger back in the day. We are excited to have her as our Director of Sales and Marketing here at The Canyons of Stone Oak Memory Care as we work to help families and the community.  Sherrie Lynn enjoys playing bluegrass music & singing with her family, painting, fishing & good coffee and lots of time in the garden.

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Brooke Juhas
Director of Healthcare
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I have been in the healthcare field since 2008.  I started as a CNA at just 16years old in Georgia, working in a nursing home and volunteered at a dialysis center.  I moved to Texas in 2011.  I graduated from Galen College of Nursing in 2013.  I've worked in nursing and rehab facilities and also have done home health with both pediatric and geriatric patients.  I have a passion for helping others and putting a smile on their faces.  It warms my heart knowing that I can impact my resident's lives, along with their families.  I am blessed to have this opportunity to work with such a caring staff and wonderful residents and families.

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Tiffany L. Joe
Administrative Manager
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I received my Associate degree in 1996 as a Medical Assistant/ EKG Technician. I began working in a cardiology department for several years and have also worked as a Cardiac Monitor for several more years. In 2010 I received my Bachelor degree in Technical Management. I have worked in the hospital in Colorado and Virginia as a clinical administrative assistant. When I moved back to Colorado in 2019 from Virginia I started working at an assisted living facility as a Med Tech, when working at the facility I really felt a connection with the residents. I moved to Texas in July 2020 and was very blessed to have this opportunity to join a wonderful and caring facility.

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Alma Munoz
Life Engagement Manager
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I moved here to San Antonio from Corpus Christi back in 2006.  I started out my career in Activities with Emeritus as their activity director for their memory care unit and while there was promoted to their memory care director.  Starting here is where I found my love for my memory care residents along with my love for making them laugh!  I’ve come to learn from all their great wisdom and  stories they tell.  After Emeritus for 5 years, I found my home again with Morning Side Ministries Assisted Living in Boerne as their Director of Activities.  It was here I was able to work hand in hand with the residents in making their activity program personalized based on what they wanted and loved.  We worked diligently and achieved Assisted Living of the year 2 years in a row!  This was a great honor and accomplishment.  I then found my home with Autumn Leaves at Stone Oak (Now The Canyons of Stone Oak) working for the past almost 6 years as the Life Engagement manager.  It’s been an amazing adventure to say the least.  We’ve developed such a strong relationship as a community and family.  My residents are my biggest blessing!

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Sean Veal
Culinary Manager
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Sean is the culinary manager of the canyons memory care in stone oak. Born under the blue Australian sky, Sean was introduced into catering while working in the convention center for an Australian football league in their 65,000-seat stadium. Sean and his team would serve up to 1500 fine dining meals while providing meals and platters to corporate and private boxes on match days. Sean moved to the United States in 2000 to marry his childhood sweetheart.  After a brief stint working at Outback Steakhouse, he ventured into a career of caring for the elderly. Sean worked in several assisted living and memory care community, including several in the Stone Oak area. Sean served as first cook for over three years here at The Canyons memory care of Stone Oak,  before being promoted to the position of culinary manager. Sean hopes to grow in his new role and looks forward to being part of the team at The Canyons of Stone Oak.

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Ray Vickery
Maintenance Manager
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I was born and raised on the Texas Coast. I have worked in construction and maintenance throughout my entire career, and began working in healthcare about 10 years ago spending time in assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. It has been in these communities which I have had the most pleasure working in. I enjoy fixing things for my residents and truly enjoy just visiting and listening to their life stories.

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