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, Brendan 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 continues to work his way up and as of 2019, Brendan is now the Administrator for both of our skilled nursing homes, Adams County Manor and Morris Nursing Home. 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 two daughters, Madelyn and Quinn. He is very excited to work in his hometown Bethel, Ohio and surrounding areas and be able to give back to the community in which he was born and raised.
Courtney Burns, RN
Received Certificate in Medical Transitioning, Coding & Billing from Southern Hills Joint Vocational School, 2003
Received STNA Certification from Southern Hills Joint Vocational School, 2005
Received Associate’s of Applied Science in Nursing & Minor in Psychology from Southern State Community College, 2010
Obtained Registered Nurse License, 2010
From the get go, Courtney knew she wanted to be a nurse. Immediately after graduating from Eastern High School, she continued her education at Southern Hills Joint Vocational School and received her medical transitioning, coding, and billing, plus STNA certification. She worked as a STNA full-time while attending Southern State for her nursing degree. Since the waiting list for nursing was so long, she took enough classes to have a minor in psychology. She graduated from Southern State Community College in June of 2010 and became an official RN in August of 2010. Courtney was working at Locust Ridge when she decided to also apply full-time at Adams County Manor (our sister facility). While working at both facilities full-time, Courtney became pregnant in October with her now son, Perry, and decided to remain at ACM. She worked nights at ACM until the Spring of 2015 and stayed PRN at the Villa in Georgetown. She regretted her decision and always told herself that she would go back to ACM full-time; however, she was offered to fill in at Morris as DON. She loved ACM, so she was hesitant about going to Morris, but finally decided to take the position at Morris and has loved it. She was used to the hustle and bustle at ACM, but absolutely loves the small mix of long-term and skilled patients at Morris and the loving staff- her mother passed shortly after coming to Morris and the compassion from coworkers was obvious.
Courtney married her high school sweetheart in June of 2008. In addition to Perry, Courtney also has a girl, Evelyn. She is a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ in Winchester and in her free time, she enjoys sewing, cooking, going to concerts, and training for obstacle course races, as she loves mud runs, the Spartan tough mudder, and 5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathons. We are so happy to have Courtney in our Morris family!
Felicia Messer, PT, MPT
Received B.S. from The College of Mt St Joseph, 2005
Received Masters of Physical Therapy from The College of Mt St Joseph, 2007
Felicia has been welcomed to our team as the Director of Rehabilitation over our skilled nursing facilities and home health agency. She began working as a rehab aide in 2003 while she was in college to allow herself the opportunity to work with all disciplines (PT/OT/ST) in order to gain knowledge regarding patient care from all therapy aspects as well as get a head start on hands on training. She has over 10+ years of experience as a Rehab Manager and 15+ years of healthcare experience. Felicia has specific experience/training in: Geriatrics, Alzheimer’s, wound care (including MIST therapy), modalities, Neurological, and Orthopedic. Felicia loves being a physical therapist and enjoys working with patients to help them achieve their goals.
In Felicia’s spare time, she donates her time to the MS Association as her sister was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and participates in the Cincinnati chapter MS walk yearly. She resides in the town of Amelia with her two fur babies– Drax (Dracula) and Abigail. Felicia has recently gotten into running marathons, such as the Flying Pig, but has ran half marathons in the past all over the United States; she loves staying active and traveling. Felicia also enjoys Mexican food!
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.
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.