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Methodist Homes
Corporate Offices
1520 Cooper Hill Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
(205) 951-2442

Meet Our Leadership Staff At...

The Home Office in Birmingham, Alabama

Fair Haven in Birmingham, Alabama

Wesley Manor in Dothan, Alabama

Wesley Gardens in Montgomery, Alabama

Mathison in Panama City, Florida

Wesley Haven Villa in Pensacola, Florida

Wesley Acres in Decatur, Alabama

Wesley Apartments in Anniston, Alabama

Epworth House in Selma, Alabama

Wesley Glen in Decatur, Alabama

Wesley Park Anniston, Alabama

Wesley Scott Place in Pensacola, Florida

Corporate Leadership Staff (Birmingham)

Methodist Homes Leadership

Christopher Tomlin, Mike Giles, Regina Lawler and Vicki Jackson

Christopher W. Tomlin

President & CEO

Christopher is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Licensed Assisted Living Administrator and a Licensed Attorney who began his career at Methodist Homes in 1994. Christopher has held many positions with Methodist Homes before being selected by the Board of Trustees in 2009 to lead the organization as President & CEO.

Michael D. Giles

Senior Vice President, COO & General Counsel

Mike earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Georgia State University and has both acute-care hospital and long-term care management experience. In addition, Mike earned a Juris Doctor degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and spent almost 20 years in private law practice, advising businesses in the area of employment and labor law.

Regina T. Lawler

Vice President, Dir. of Information Technology

Fresh out of school, Regina was hired at the Methodist Homes corporate office in 1987 to be an administrative assistant to the Executive Director. Over the years, Regina's expertise and experience has grown tremendously, having worked in almost every area of corporate management, from payroll to accounts payable, from financial management to her current specialization in information technology.

Vicki H. Jackson

Vice President, Dir. of Human Resources

Vicki has more than 20 years experience in human resource management at the corporate level and began her career at Methodist Homes in 2000. She earned her Business Administration degree from the University of Alabama and has served in management roles in various industries, including higher education, health care, and retail & commercial property. In 2012, she became a Vice President of Methodist Homes.

W. Bruce Akins

Chief Financial Officer

Bruce graduated from the University of Montevallo in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations granted by The American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania . Before joining the Methodist Homes for the Aging as its Chief Financial Officer in 2013, he spent most of his working career in public accounting providing tax and accounting services to businesses and individuals. To contact Bruce, call 205-951-2442 or email him at

Sherri Easdon

Director of Public Relations

Sherri earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of North Texas School of Journalism in 1992 and has spent almost her entire professional career with Methodist Homes. She joined the staff of Methodist Homes in 1993 to provide administrative support to the President & CEO, and in 2009, became Methodist Homes’ Director of Public Relations. To reach Sherri, call 205-951-2442 or email her at


Fair Haven Leadership Staff (Birmingham)

Tom Kent

Administrator / Fair Haven, Birmingham

Tom has lived in Birmingham since 1985 and has worked as an administrator of hospitals, assisted living, Alzheimer’s programs, skilled nursing and continuous care retirement communities. His education includes degrees in secondary education and clinical audiology, and healthcare administration at the Master’s degree level. Feel free to contact Tom by calling his administrative assistant Glenda at 205-956-4150 or email him at

Earnestine Thompson, ALA II

Administrator, Residential & Assisted Living Services / Fair Haven, Birmingham

Earnestine is a Licensed Assisted Living Administrator who has served as Residential Administrator before during her long tenure with Methodist Homes. She began her career with Methodist Homes in 1982, and has served as the Director of Food Service for several Methodist Homes communities, and most recently as Corporate Director of Food Services. If you need Earnestine, call 205-956-4150 x3067 or email

Shanna Black

Director of Marketing and Admissions

To contact Shanna, call 205-956-4150 x3076 or email her at


Wesley Manor Leadership Staff (Dothan)

Jeff Kirby, NHA, ALA II

Administrator / Wesley Manor, Dothan

Jeff is a native of Anniston, Alabama, graduating from Auburn University, and active at First United Methodist Church in Dothan, as well as the Dothan Rotary Club. He has been a practicing Nursing Home Administrator since 1979 and has served Methodist Homes since 1993. If you need Jeff, call (334) 792-0921, or email him at

Vivian Readus, ALA II

Assistant Administrator, Assisted Living & Specialty Care / Wesley Manor, Dothan

Vivian serves as Assistant Administrator of the Assisted Living and Specialty Care Assisted Living Community at Wesley Manor. She is also a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Alabama. Vivian has worked for Methodist Homes since 1990. If you need Vivian, call 334-792-0921, or email

Judy Partin, RN

Director of Nursing Services (DON) / Wesley Manor, Dothan

Judy is a native of Cottonwood, Alabama, and graduated from George C. Wallace Community College. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2002 and has served at Methodist Homes since 2004. If you need Judy, call (334) 792-0921, or reach her by email at


Wesley Gardens Leadership Staff (Montgomery)

Randy Allen, ALA

Administrator / Wesley Gardens, Montgomery

Randy began working at Wesley Gardens as a young college student in 1986 as a waiter in Dining Services. He became a licened administrator, and officially became Wesley Gardens' administrator in 1993. If you need to contact Randy, call 334-272-7917 or email him at

Nettie Bly, RN

Director of Nursing & Marketing Consultant / Wesley Gardens, Montgomery

Nettie is a registered nurse and has more than 25 years nursing experience in long-term care. She came on board with Wesley Gardens in April of 2003. If you need Nettie, call 334-272-7917 or email her at


Mathison Leadership Staff (Panama City)

Mary C. Davis

Administrator / Mathison, Panama City

Mary joined Methodist Homes in 2010 as the the Director of Sales and Marketing and now enjoys the position of Administrator. Mary brings with her a combined 25 years of financial work experience in the private banking industry and for the State of Florida. Mary takes special pride in providing a beautiful, safe community for her residents, where quality of life, quality care and peace of mind are a priority. If you need Mary, call 850-215-4663 or email her at


Wesley Haven Villa Leadership Staff (Pensacola)

Jennifer Colley

Administrator / Wesley Haven Villa, Pensacola

Jennifer, a native of Pensacola, carries on a family tradition of serving senior adult communities. An Assisted Living Administrator since 2002, Jennifer joined the staff of Methodist Homes in June of 2012. Feel free to contact Jennifer at 850-434-1035 or email her at


Wesley Apartments &

Wesley Park Leadership Staff (Anniston)

Barbara Raney

Director / Wesley Apartments & Wesley Park, Anniston

Barbara is a Certified Housing Manager and a Certified Section 8 Manager. She has been in property management since 1990, and has enjoyed leading Wesley Apartments and Wesley Park since 2003. If you need Barbara, call 256-237-4371 or 256-741-8666, or email her at


Wesley Acres &

Wesley Glen Leadership Staff (Decatur)

Pamela Wright, CPO, FHC

Director / Wesley Acres, Wesley Acres II & Wesley Glen, Decatur

Pamela Wright has been in the property management industry since 1981. If you need Pam, please call (256) 355-8281, or email her at


Epworth House Leadership Staff (Selma)

Lea Tidmore

Director / Epworth House, Selma

If you need to reach Lea, call (334) 875-6450 or email her at


Wesley Scott Place Leadership Staff (Pensacola)

George Williams

Director / Wesley Scott Place, Pensacola

George came to Methodist Homes from serving a remarkable 42 years with Escambia Chemical/Air Products. He was the first black ever hired by the company (1957) and the first black to ever retire from there. George was lured away from a security job and out of retirement in 2000 by Methodist Homes and placed in charge of Wesley Scott Place. If you need George, feel free to contact him at 850-437-1400 or email Sheila Jeffreys, at the home office at