Morning Pointe Adds Two New Positions

Friday, November 01, 2013

Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC (IHP)  announced two new positions for the corporate management team designed to support each Morning Pointe Assisted Living and Lantern Alzheimer’s Community across five southeastern states.


Tracey Foster, R.N. is the new regional resident services director overseeing all resident care for Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. Charlotte O’Barr is the new regional sales and marketing director for the same area.


As the new regional resident services director, Ms. Foster is responsible for the overall quality of care for all residents in her area. She works closely with each community’s resident services director in ensuring compliance to state regulations, patient safety, adherence to clinical standards and medical management.

A graduate in nursing from Michigan State University, Ms. Foster earned a bachelor’s of science degree. She holds a registered nurse license in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama as well as an administrator’s license for the State of Tennessee in assisted living. “We are excited to bring Tracey on board. She brings an additional level of expertise and oversight in the ever-changing field of resident care and medical management,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe and IHP.


As regional sales and marketing director, Ms. O’Barr brings a wealth of knowledge in the sales and marketing field with over 13 years of experience. She has served in regional sales for multiple companies across the Southeast.  Ms. O’Barr will coordinate Morning Pointe’s marketing efforts and assist communities with corporate standards, new sales initiatives and strategies.


Ms. O’Barr most recently served as the new business development account manager for the Cleveland, Ohio Steel Container and Pipeline Packaging Company. She is a graduate of McKenzie College in Chattanooga.



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