About Our Team

No such thing as “not my job.”

We open doors and serve with a smile. We use a team approach and treat residents as if we work inside their home, which we do. Our community has a rich history, and many of our team members have spent years serving residents. And why not – those who choose to spend some or all of their career at Canterbury Court are valued by leadership, peers and residents alike. This ideal is exemplified through a resident-funded scholarship fund for employees seeking to enrich their own lives through education.

Our Leadership

Debi McNeil

President & CEO

Debi McNeil is the President & CEO of Canterbury Court.  Debi has over 20 years’ experience in financial and non-profit services. Prior to joining the Canterbury team, Debi served as the VP of Operations for Wesley Woods Senior Living where she was responsible for the operations of their 10 residential senior living communities in North Georgia. Previously, Debi served for 10 years as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Jewish Family & Career Services where she was chosen as a finalist for the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Non-Profit CFO of the year award in 2010.  Before moving into the non-profit arena, Debi spent 10 years with Deloitte as a Senior Manager in their state and local tax practice. Debi grew up in Miami, Florida and is a graduate of the University of Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accounting degrees.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.

Kathy Serrano

Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Serrano, Chief Financial Officer, has over 25 years’ experience in accounting with an emphasis on not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining the Canterbury team, Kathy was in a corporate controller role for two separate private equity backed companies.  Prior to that she was the Director of Finance and Operations for The Atlanta Academy, a private independent school where she oversaw the finances, human resources and facilities of the school.  Kathy started her career with Ernst & Young where she progressed from intern to senior manager specializing in not-for-profit clients.  Kathy is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she earned her BSBA in Accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.  Kathy joined the Canterbury Senior Leadership team on September 30, 2019.

Julie Parker

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Parker is the Chief Operating Officer. She previously held the role of campus administrator and was a licensed nursing home administrator in Georgia. She served as assistant administrator of Canterbury Court between 2011 and 2016, upon which she was promoted to administrator. Her roots at Canterbury Court provide a broad perspective. She knows and has formed bonds with residents and their families through multiple generations of residents.

From 1993 to 2011, she was the director of dining services at Canterbury Court. Previously, she was the director of food services for the Marion County Healthcare Center in Indianapolis, Indiana; director of food services for the Toledo Home for the Aged, Toledo, Ohio; and assistant director of food services for Oakland General Hospital in Warren, Michigan.
Ms. Parker received a BS in dietetics from Michigan State University in 1982, and is a certified dietary manager and certified food protection professional with the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals.

Lisa Bronstein

Chief Talent Officer

Lisa Bronstein is the Chief Talent Officer at Canterbury Court. Lisa has more than 30 years of progressively challenging experience in Human Resources in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining the Canterbury team, Lisa spent 8 years at Jewish Family & Career Services, initially as the HR Director, and then as the Chief Human Resources Officer, where she managed the Agency’s Human Resources programs and functions, established the strategic direction of the HR programs and practices within the Agency, and served as the Agency’s compliance officer.

Lisa’s corporate experience includes years spent in the banking, insurance, and commercial real estate industries.  Lisa graduated from Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations with a concentration in Human Resources.

Our Board of Trustees

Experienced business executives and professionals from multiple disciplines, these committed individuals guide the community with a focus on preserving, perpetuating and enhancing the quality of care and the quality of life experienced by those that call Canterbury Court home. The continued, active involvement of this group of volunteers has made Canterbury Court the exceptional community it is today and continues to move the organization forward.

Current Board Members

David Aldridge – EVP & CFO, Superior Essex Inc., Retired
Elizabeth Chadwick – Director of Benefits, U.S. Security Associates, Retired
Matt Cole – Headmaster, Wesleyan School, Retired
Brad Currey – CEO/Chairman, RockTenn (WestRock), Retired
Hal Daniel – Attorney, Hal Daniel Law
Betty Feezor – Estate Planner/Trust Administrator, Thomas B. Reynolds P.C.
Reid Freeman – President, Regent Partners
Sharon Gay – Managing Partner, Dentons
Kevin Hayes – Partner, Realistic Solutions
Larry Lord – Architect/Partner, Lord, Aeck Sargent
Bobby Mays – Trust Officer, Suntrust, Retired
Bob Miller – Attorney/Partner, King & Spalding, Retired
Michael Nadal – Vice President/Fund Manager, Montag & Caldwell
Paul Robertson – Managing Director, Edge Capital Partners
Lee Robinson – Managing Partner, Piedmont CFO Services
Steve Stephens – VP/External Relations, Clayton State University, Retired
Ken Stewart – Commissioner of Economic Development, Georgia Tech
Sheldon Taylor – CFO, Regent Partners, Retired
Wayne Vason – Senior Counsel, Troutman Sanders
Rick Woodward – Risk Management Services, Regions Insurance, Retired

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