Avanti Senior Living Names Senior Executive Director and Director of Community Relations for Vision Park

Business and Professional

September 30, 2015

Avanti Senior Living, a revolutionary senior living development, operations and ownership company, is pleased to announce two new hires for their newest Houston community in Shenandoah. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare services, 12 of which were spent serving in the senior living niche, Angela Copeland has been named senior executive director of Avanti Senior Living at Vision Park, where she will serve as the community's Impact Maker. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare services and sales, Jeanette McMackin has been named community relations director of Avanti Senior Living of Vision Park, where she will serve as the community's Relationship Builder. Copeland and McMackin will provide visionary leadership, fulfill administrative and operational duties and help manage community outreach.  Avanti Senior Living at Vision Park is currently under construction and due to open in the spring of 2016.


"Angela has served seniors in Houston for eight years, so she is very familiar with their lifestyle needs and the senior living boom in the area," said Tim Hekker, CEO of Avanti Senior Living. "She is committed to delivering excellent service and ensuring resident satisfaction in every area of the community. We are pleased to welcome her to our team, as her work ethic correlates with our core values. She has strong mentoring skills that will assist her in leading our team and will help her to maintain high staff morale. In addition, she will oversee operations to ensure that the community is in compliance with state and federal regulations."


Copeland will be responsible for daily operations of Avanti Senior Living at Vision Park. She will oversee the care of each resident, make sure resident needs are met on an individualized basis, maintain health codes and regulations, make managerial decisions, provide leadership for fellow team members and help family members along the way. Previously, Copeland has served as the executive director for four other senior living communities. She graduated from Lee College with an associate of applied science in business management.



"After 12 years in the industry, I am excited to be a part of Avanti's revolutionary approach to assisted living and memory care," said Copeland. "I am eager to help Avanti become a change agent in senior living by redefining the lifestyle available to residents at Avanti Senior Living at Vision Park. In addition, I look forward to going above and beyond for residents at the community to ensure that they have everything they need to live the life they envision for themselves. I feel privileged to work for such an inspiring company with an exemplary vision."


McMackin has a strong background in sales and marketing, having established a proven track record for success by generating leads through marketing campaigns and closing a multitude of sales for healthcare service companies. Prior to joining Avanti, McMackin served in sales and marketing positions at other senior living communities and hospitals for more than 20 years. She graduated from Temple College with an associate of applied science in respiratory care.


"I am eager to work for an innovative company with a team that thinks outside-of-the-box with the goal of fundamentally improving the lives of seniors and the communities in which they live," said McMackin. "I look forward to utilizing my communication and strategizing skills to help fuel growth for Avanti in the Houston area. There is a senior living boom in Houston, and I am delighted to help Avanti differentiate themselves through creative communications."


"Avanti stands dedicated to the belief that we can and will make a difference in every life we touch," said Alford. "We are pleased to welcome Jeanette to the team, as her expertise in marketing and communications will help us reach more seniors and let them know about the positive, life-enhancing opportunities that await them at Avanti Senior Living at Vision Park. Our community has a bright future ahead, and I am excited to see our vision become a reality with the aid of an outstanding team."