Buckner Retirement Services named Susan Phelps as executive director of Parkway Place.

Phelps began her tenure with Buckner Retirement in 2003, serving first with Calder Woods in Beaumont and then moving to Parkway Place in 2008. Over the last 14 years, she’s held multiple roles at both communities, including activity director, business office manager, health care marketing coordinator, marketing director and director of administrative services. Prior to joining Buckner, Susan worked with First Baptist Church in Beaumont.

As executive director, she will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations and future direction of the Houston nonprofit senior living community.

“I am thrilled to bring Susan onto our executive leadership team,” said Charlie Wilson, senior vice president of Buckner Retirement Services. “She served as interim executive director during Hurricane Harvey, and it was her expert leadership during that time—as well as her commitment to the Buckner mission—which proved she was ready for the task. We’re excited to start this new chapter for Parkway Place with Susan at the helm.”

Parkway Place is a thriving 15-acre faith-based senior living community located in the heart of Houston’s energy corridor. The Life Plan community offers a full continuum of living and care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term and skilled nursing.

Phelps comes to her role as executive director with extensive management experience and a proven dedication to serving senior adults. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and is currently working toward her nursing facility administrator’s license.

Phelps thanked leadership from Buckner International and Buckner Retirement Services for the opportunity to continue serving Houston senior adults through life-enriching programs and expert health care.

“The staff and residents here at Parkway Place have become like family,” Phelps said. “I’m grateful to be part of their lives and look forward to growing this community into the top-notch senior living community I know it can be.”

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