Our Team

Successful senior leadership built from combined strengths and shared values.

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is led by a team of talented and thoughtful men and women who embody our community values of caring, ethics, leadership, teamwork, innovation, commitment and stewardship. 

To learn more about the individual expertise they bring—or to get in touch with any of them, click here to contact us by email or call 800-445-9904.

John D. Burns
President and Chief Executive Officer

John joined Westminster Canterbury Richmond in 2015. He has held executive-level senior living and health care leadership roles across the country, having served as Chief Operating Officer of Presbyterian Homes in Evanston, Illinois; Vice President and Executive Director of Westminster Place, a Presbyterian Homes community also in Evanston, Illinois; Chief Operating Officer at Columbia County Health System in Dayton, Washington; and various positions at Centura Health in Denver, Colorado.

John received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University, and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Additionally, he earned an associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

W. Russell Gardner
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Russell joined Westminster Canterbury Richmond in 2006. Previously, his experience includes having served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Diamond Healthcare Corporation and Director of Financial Services for Carilion Health System.

Russell holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Milligan College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

William H. Blackwell
Vice President Health Services

Will joined Westminster Canterbury Richmond in 2012. His experience in long-term care has spanned three decades and four states, beginning with Manor Care Corporation as a Regional Human Resource Manager and Administrator. Prior to joining our community, Will served as Administrator at several locations within Medical Facilities of America.

Will earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Francis Marion College, and his Health Services Executive qualification from the National Association of Long Term Care Administrators Boards.

Windley P. Gravatt
Vice President Workforce Services

Windley joined Westminster Canterbury Richmond in 2017. Prior to joining our community, Windley was Vice President of Human Resources for Parham Doctors’ Hospital. Prior to that, she was a Hospital Corporation of America Recruiter/Generalist for Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, advancing to the position of Director of Human Resources. Windley began her Human Resources career with Nordstrom, working her way from Assistant to Manager of their Short Pump Town Center store.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained a second degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Windley is a certified Professional in Human Resources® and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Gayle Hunter Haglund
Vice President Resource Development

Gayle joined Westminster Canterbury in August 2014 as the Director Resource Development. As Vice President Resource Development for Westminster Canterbury Richmond, Gayle leads the philanthropic work of the Westminster Canterbury Foundation, as well as our community’s Public Relations. Previously, she was Chief Philanthropy Officer for FeedMore, the nonprofit hunger program that helps provide food to Central Virginia’s most vulnerable residents. Gayle also served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Union Presbyterian Seminary, leading philanthropy, alumni and communication efforts for the Richmond and Charlotte, North Carolina, campuses.

Gayle graduated from Lenoir-Ryne University with a degree in English. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Debra S. Jacobsen
Administrator Residential Living

Debra joined Westminster Canterbury in December 1992 as a social worker. She has also served as Independent Living Unit Director and Director Resident Services.

Debra earned a degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator and Preceptor.

Rev. Dr. Lynn McClintock
Director Pastoral Care

Lynn joined Westminster Canterbury Richmond in 2015. Ordained in 1987 in the Presbyterian Church USA as a Minister of Word and Sacrament, she brings to Westminster Canterbury thirty years of ordained ministry in a variety of national and international settings. Formerly the Associate Vice-President for Alumni/ae Development at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Lynn has extensive upper-level strategic management experience, as well as service as a pastor and pastoral counselor.

Lynn earned a bachelor’s degree in African Studies from Davidson College, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary—two years of which were completed at the Latin American Biblical Seminary in San Jose, Costa Rica—as well as Educational Specialist and master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University, and a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.

Danny W. Felty, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Felty joined Westminster Canterbury Richmond in 2015 as our Medical Director. Dr. Felty is a distinguished graduate from the Virginia Military Institute and the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his residency at Chesterfield Family Practice in Richmond, Virginia. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and has been practicing in Richmond since 2001. In 2006, Dr. Felty was recognized as a Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2009, he received certification through The American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine as a Certified Medical Director. Dr. Felty is the President of the Virginia Medical Director's Association.

Kevin G. Daignault
Administrator Home Health and Hospice Administrator

Prior to joining Westminster Canterbury Richmond, Kevin served as Executive Director for All About Care LLC in Richmond. He also served as Regional Director of Operations for Heartland Home Health, Hospice & Infusion headquartered in Ohio, and National Sales Manager for Personal Touch Home Care and Hospice in New York. Kevin began his healthcare career as an emergency room nurse in New Haven, Connecticut.

Kevin earned his first bachelor’s degree in Resource Development from the University of Rhode Island, and his second bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Rhode Island College. He spent a year abroad in Dominica, West Indies, where he attended Ross University School of Medicine and practiced nursing with the native population in the remote jungle village of Portsmouth, Dominica, before returning to the United States.

Robert P. Mann
Vice President Information Technology (IT)

Robert came to Westminster Canterbury in December 2001, as the Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator. He moved on to Systems Engineer, then Manager Information Technology. He has also served as Director Information Technology and is currently the organization's Privacy/Security Officer. 

Robert earned a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Western Governors University and an MBA from Fitchburg State University. He holds more than a dozen industry technology certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified HIPAA Privacy Associate and Certified Information Security Manager.

Stacey W. Nannery
Vice President Sales and Marketing

Stacey began her career at Westminster Canterbury in 1987. She has worked within the Child Development Center, Community Services, Human Resources and Assisted Living. She has also served as Director Sales and Marketing.

Stacey earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a licensed Assisted Living Facility Administrator and is a certified Professional in Human Resources®.

Sharon M. Poznanczyk
Director of Nursing

Sharon joined Westminster Canterbury Richmond in 2012. Prior to that, she worked at Hopewell Health Care Center where she held several roles including Administrator, Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing. Sharon has more than twenty years of experience as a Director of Nursing or Assistant Director. 

Sharon received her Associates in Nursing from Jamestown Community College of Nursing in New York. She has been a licensed RN in Virginia since 1994. Sharon is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Licensed Nursing Home Preceptor.  

Sherry Grady
Vice President Facilities Management

Sherry joined Westminster Canterbury in 2019.  Prior to Westminster Canterbury, she was employed with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) as Director of Facilities Management at John Randolph Medical Center. 


Sherry began her career in healthcare operations in 1992 and has previously held positions as Executive Director and Senior Executive Director in assisted living.  


She earned a Bachelors of Healthcare Management degree from the University of Mount Olive in Washington, NC and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  

Sloan H. Verlander
Administrator Assisted Living

Sloan joined Westminster Canterbury in 2005 as the social worker for Assisted Living Memory Support.  In 2007 she was promoted to management and became licensed as an Assisted Living Facility Administrator in 2008.  She continues to serve as the Administrator for Westminster Canterbury’s 4 areas of Assisted Living. 


Sloan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from East Carolina University.  She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University with a focus on long term care, having done her internship at and subsequently hired by Goodwin House in Northern Virginia.  Sloan is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner.