Brendan Houser, LNHA
Received B.S. from Shawnee State University, 2007
LNHA Core of Knowledge, The Ohio State University, 2011
Internship at Adams County Manor and Morris Nursing Home, 2011
Brendan began working in Healthcare in 2008 serving as the Environmental Service Manager at the Arbors of Milford. In 2009 he took a position with our skilled nursing and rehabilitation services serving as our Human Resource Manager. In 2011, he furthered his education and obtained a License to Practice Nursing Home Administration. Brendan moved into the Assistant Administrator position at Morris Nursing Home in 2012 and in 2013 he moved into the Administrator role while still serving as the Human Resource Manager for both Morris Nursing Home and Adams County Manor. Brendan has helped develop policies and practices in our skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities that strive to provide quality care to our residents and create a great workplace for our employees. He has been married to his wife Lacey since 2007 and they have three sons, Simon, Max, and Miles, and one daughter, Madelyn. He is very excited to work in his hometown of Bethel, Ohio and be able to give back to the community in which he was born and raised.
Karen Wolke, RN
Received LPN License from Southern State Community College
Received RN License from Excelsior College, 2001
Karen has worked in multiple areas in the healthcare field. She spend her first nine years as a State Tested Nursing Assistant and before going back to receive her LPN license, she worked in various nursing homes; this also included our sister facility, Adams County Manor, working as a floor and MDS Nurse. Karen is certified in Dementia Care and has served as our DON since 2005. Karen has been a leader of our multiple Perfect Surveys and 5-Star Ratings; she is a driving force behind the quality of care given at Morris. When she’s not changing lives at Morris, she spends time with her husband, Bob, in West Union, Ohio; they have two children and five grandchildren together.
Mary Leggett, LPN
Received LPN License from Live Oaks School for Practical Nursing, 1983
Mary has served in almost every postion the Long-Term Care world has to offer. She started out at nineteen as an STNA, housekeeper, and a dietary cook before receiving her LPN license in 1983. Mary is a staple of Morris Nursing Home. Mary has led Morris Nursing Home to multiple perfect surreys, 5-Star Ratings, and most recently being listed as one of the best nursing homes in the country, reported by U.S. News and Reports. When she’s not changing lives at Morris, Mary spends time with her husband, Rick, in Felicity, Ohio. Together, they have seven children, seventeen grandchildren, and two great grandsons.
Marti Knauff, LPN
Marti became the Director of Admissions in 2007. Prior to accepting this position Marti served at our sister facility Adams County Manor as a charge nurse and MDS Coordinator. Before Morris, Marti worked at Eastgate Springs, Cedar Works, and at ACRMC; she has served for many positions, including a home health nurse, unit manager, occupational nurse, and a charge nurse. In Marti’s spare time, she likes to spend time with her grandchildren, refinish furniture, and is an agent with a local Real Estate Company.
Ann Carlin, PT, DPT
Received BS in Exercise Science at Marquette University in 2005
Received Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Marquette University in 2007
Ann became a physical therapist for Morris Nursing Home in January of 2013. Initially Ann worked in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital until she returned home to care for her grandmother. She has been working with the geriatric population since 2008 in skilled nursing, long-term care, outpatient, and most recently home health. In Ann’s spare time, she enjoys playing with her four dogs and five cats, a true animal lover.
Christen Hopkins MOT, OTR/L
Received Master of Occupational Therapy from Shawnee State University, 2015
Received Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Shawnee State University, 2013
Christen is a resident of Adams County, OH and graduate from West Union High School in 2010. Christen currently is enjoying working in Occupational Therapy with the geriatric population at Morris Nursing Home, Adams County Manor and Adams County Manor Home Health. Additional Occupational Therapy work experience for Christen includes Highland District Hospital (inpatient/outpatient therapy), Adams County Regional Medical Center (inpatient/swing bed therapy) and Monarch Meadows (assisted living/skilled/long term care).
Outside of work, Christen spends a lot of her time at their campsite where she enjoys kayaking, cooking out and sitting next to the fire at night. Other summer activities that she enjoys is umpiring for 10 years and counting for the local knothole league, playing softball or volleyball, and crafting. One of her most favorite things to do since she has been a little girl is attend car shows. Her Dad got her started young when she fell in love with his red ’69 Ford Fairlane. Currently, Christen attends shows with her husband and his 1972 Chevelle that he rebuilt with his Dad as a teen. Christen and her husband, Josh, also welcomed their first beautiful baby girl, Hallie, in January 2017. Overall, spending time with her family is what Christen enjoys most.
Rick has been the Operations Manager for Morris Nursing Home and its Sister Facility, Adams County Manor, for over thirty years. Rick has worked all of his life from working on the farm to serving as a Fiscal Control Officer in the Human Resources department. In 1980 he made his debut in Healthcare when he began serving as the Business Office Supervisor for Brown County Hospital. He was brought into the Family owned company in 1982, by the original owner and brother, Ben Houser, to be the operations manager of both facilities. Rick has been married to his wife, Sharon; they have two children and three grandchildren. His two children, Brendan and Meghan also work for Morris Nursing Home and Adams County Manor. Rick is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Owner and Operator of Houser Realty in Bethel, Ohio, and he writes stories and articles for the Peoples Defender out of West Union, Ohio.
Dr. Shachi Singh, MD
Received Medical Degree from M.G.M Medical College
Completed Residency at New York Methodist Hospital
Dr. Singh specializes in Internal Medicine and sub specializes in Geriatric Medicine; she is part of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She recently became the Medical Director at Morris Nursing Home, as she came here in 2017, and has been in practice for more than twenty years.