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Meet the Management Team for Sodalis Buda Summit Oaks Assisted Living in Buda, TX

Meet the Management Team for Sodalis Buda Summit Oaks Assisted Living in Buda, TX


Sodalis Senior Living’s brand-new community for assisted living
is coming soon to Buda, TX this month. Those who are seeking assisted living for themselves or their loved ones in the charming town 20 minutes away from Austin may be curious to know who the new community’s management team is. We asked a few questions to get to know the passionate and knowledgeable team behind Sodalis Buda’s community: Janice Campbell, the Executive Director for Sodalis Buda Summit Oaks Assisted Living; LeeAndra Bennett, Director of the existing Sodalis Memory Care community that will be next door to our new assisted living building; and Carri Sheffield, Sales and Marketing Director for Sodalis Buda Summit Oaks Assisted Living.


Janice Campbell, Executive Director of Sodalis Buda Summit Oaks Assisted Living

  • What is your background in senior living?

2018 marks my 20-year anniversary in the senior living industry. I have managed independent living, assisted living and memory care communities of all shapes and sizes. The communities I’ve managed are in the Houston, San Antonio and Austin areas.

  • What made you decide to be in the senior living industry?

Before I discovered senior living, I was in the financial world. My first position in senior living was Executive Director at a new community in Kingwood, Texas. I thought the operations/logistics part of opening a community was exciting, but it paled in comparison to bringing in 56 new residents and their families to our community. I was hooked and am still thankful for finding my passion in this world!

  • What do you like about Buda?

Growing up in Austin, I remember Buda was like a dot on the highway headed down I-35. That dot has changed to a thriving community that truly lives up to the nickname (‘Buda-full!’)

LeeAndra Bennett, Memory Care Director of Sodalis Buda

  • What is your background in senior living?

I have been a nurse for over 13 years with the last four as the director of all-care staff, and the last year as an Executive Director for assisted living and memory care.

  • What made you decide to be in the senior living industry?

I was directly affected by a father with dementia, so I can empathize and assist families through their journey.

  • What do you like about Buda?

As a native Austinite, I have experienced the growth and change in Buda. However, Buda still fosters that quiet, “small town” vibe while being near all the attractions of the big city.

 

Carri Sheffield, Sales and Marketing Director of Sodalis Buda Summit Oaks Assisted Living

  • What is your background in senior living?

I started my career in 2006 in medical sales with a large corporation in New Braunfels, TX. When that company closed its’ doors in 2011, I found myself rethinking my career path. I decided to make the switch into senior living and landed my first job with a community in San Antonio. From day one, I knew this was meant for me. senior living and I were like peas and carrots.

  • What made you decide to be in the senior living industry?

I have found such great joy and a human connection on this journey. I thoroughly enjoy being surrounded by seniors and I have gained so much from this incredible generation. They truly are my ‘why’, the reason I do what I do. 

  • What do you like about Buda?

Upon moving to Buda, I couldn’t help but feel the same excitement that I experienced from my first position in senior living. The town is full of friendly faces, great shopping, dining and breath-taking views. The folks have been very welcoming, and I am looking forward to my first weenie dog race next year, a must-do event here in town!

Sodalis Buda Summit Oaks Assisted Living is opening in mid-June in Buda, TX! Would you like more information on how Sodalis can be your senior living solution? Check for updates on our Facebook page or contact us to learn more.