About Us

The Magnolia Springs Way

Who says moving to a senior living community means giving up your sense of independence? Magnolia Springs embraces the fact you are your own person, different, unique, one-of-a-kind—with your own lifestyle, pursuits, and hopes for the future. Even better, we celebrate it! Each and every day. That’s just our way. The Magnolia Springs Way.

Management Team

You can be confident Magnolia Springs communities are well-run because they are managed by a proven local executive team and backed by a nationwide leader in senior living—Life Care Services, An LCS® Company.

Mission Statement

Magnolia Springs Mission is “to enrich our residents’ lives by fostering a culture and creating a community where everyone we serve is celebrated.” Magnolia Springs Core Values are as follows:

– Serve Others with Heart, Passion and Respect.
– Place Our Residents’ Needs Above All Else
– Provide Outstanding Customer Service and Hospitality
– Act with Integrity
– Provide a Positive Atmosphere for All
– Provide Our Residents with a Lifestyle that Promotes Independence and Choice
– Provide a Culture to Enrich Faith and Strengthen Connections to Family and Friends
– Create Multi-generational Engagement
– Provide a Safe and Secure Home

Patty Harper, Executive Director

PattyPatty worked in several occupations in the Washington DC area before moving to Louisville in 1984. After raising her children, she began her career working with seniors at Home Instead Senior Care where she earned the Caregiver of the Year Award. Most recently, she worked for Atria Senior Living at the Springdale location as Director of their memory care unit. Working with the memory-impaired senior population has become her passion and she joined the Magnolia Springs team on August 2, 2010.

Mary Rucker, Director Of Community Relations

MaryMary has over 27 years of experience working with seniors. Mary started her career as a charge nurse with Episcopal Church Home and worked 10 years as an LPN. For the last 17 years of her career, Mary has been in the sales and marketing side of the health care business including a position in regional sales management with Curative Health Care Services, and six years as Senior Community Sales Director with Atria Senior Living

Tarina Brown, Director Of Resident Services

TarinaTarina Brown is a Registered Nurse with 15 years of experience in senior healthcare.  Her career has encompassed several roles starting as a caregiver working directly with patients extending up to director roles.  Her experience in different areas of senior care including skilled nursing, acute rehab, personal care and memory care allow her to navigate health needs, be a patient advocate and ensure the best possible outcome for the residents at Magnolia Springs Louisville.  When Tarina is not hard at work she is working hard at home.  If she is not playing chauffer, cooking dinner, helping with homework, or any other of her mom duties for her three kids, you can find her curled up on the couch with a book in her hand and a cat or two at her feet.

Melissa Coughenour, Director Of Memory Way

MelissaMelissa joined Magnolia Springs December 9, 2013 and brings 18 years experience in health care with her. She worked 10 years for an orthopedic practice in the south end of Louisville. She was employed by Vintage Care, Inc., a geriatric physicians group, for almost 7 years, and most recently worked for a local skilled nursing facility in the admissions department.

Nick Sears, Business Office Manager

NickNick began working in assisted living facilities when he was a junior attending St. Xavier High School. His employment with Magnolia Springs began in 2011 serving in the dining room and eventually progressing into the Activities Department. Nick graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Business Administration Degree in May of 2014. Working with seniors has taught him values and lessons that he will carry for the rest of his life. He greatly appreciates the time he spends with residents and looks forward to future adventures.

David DiSalvo, Director of Life Enrichment

David began working part-time for Magnolia Springs Louisville Activities Department in 2015. Becoming Director of Life Enrichment is his dream come true. David is a former computer programmer, systems analyst, Hospitality Business Manager, and high school Business Teacher. He has a BA degree in Computer Science (Bellarmine), an MBA degree (Sullivan), and a MAT degree (Spalding). David loves spending time with the residents, especially teaching them about the newest technologies, telling silly jokes, and sharing fun trivia. He truly is an entertainer at heart and the residents appreciate his sharp wittiness.

Jordan Holcomb, Director of Culinary Services

Jordon HolcombJordan Holcomb came to Magnolia Springs Louisville in April 2018. His love of cooking and tasty food came from his experience at Magnolia Springs East where he started his career as a server in 2012. He mentored there under Chef Bob of the famous Pendennis Club and was instrumental in getting the kitchen in our Florence, Kentucky location up and running. From there Jordan was promoted to Food Service Director at a Southern Indiana Assisted Living until he came back to his Magnolia Springs family in 2018.

Jordan is a Louisville native and did a stint in the Army Reserves for four years. While he was at Magnolia Springs East, he developed a passion for serving seniors and looks forward to building his relationships with our residents and families.

David Geoghegan, Director of Plant Operations

David GDavid comes to Magnolia Springs from Saint Matthews Imports where he worked for more than 35 years. David has a wide variety of mechanical and maintenance experience. He started as an ASE certified Master Mechanic working on all makes and models of cars. After several years, David entered the front office in charge of customer service and quality control. For the past five years, David was in charge of plant operations and keeping the building and equipment functioning properly.