Physician Assistant, Owner
Nancy Hensley has worked as a physician assistant with geriatrics during her 20 years in primary care. She always wanted to be more than their “medical provider”. So, she built Freedom Senior Living with her husband and partners to be a facility that would treat the mental, social and physical needs on a personal level. She feels they deserve to be treated with love and respect not just with clinical skills. Nancy enjoys knowing the history and individual stories of her patients. She and husband, Grant, have two children Gavin and Mya. When not visiting patients, Nancy enjoys flying, exercising, reading and hiking
Gabrielle Richey came to Freedom Senior Living in Sept. 2016 as the Activities Director. With her dedication, passion, knowledge and love for the residents, she was promoted to Executive Director in November 2017. Gabrielle has 11 years of experience in assisted living. She has a wealth of knowledge in multiple departments including, business office manager and caregiver. When not working, Gabrielle enjoys spending time with husband, David and two daughters Kaydee and Rachael. The family resides in Seymour. To unwind, she enjoys arts and crafts and do-it-yourself projects.
Misty Boling, Activities Director, joined the Freedom Team in October 2017. She brings 3 years of experience to the community. Misty says every day is a blessing when she can spend time with residents. Activities are an important part of the resident’s day. The right activity can give residents purpose, companionship or independence. Misty enjoys spending time outdoors with activities like drag racing, camping and gardening. She has a daughter, Carrie. Misty and husband, Richard, reside in Seymour.
Director of Nursing
Director of Nursing, Cathy Eickleberry joined Freedom Senior Living in June 2016. For more than 30 years, Cathy has worked in geriatrics. She has experience in wound care, trach care, colostomy/ileostomy care and behavioral units. She graduated from Jefferson Technical College (in Ohio) with an LPN degree. Cathy enjoys working at Freedom because she can ensure the residents will have a stress-free and enjoyable day. She enjoys hearing about the resident’s life experiences especially Veterans. Cathy has a daughter, Carrie Ann and son, Michael. She attends worship at First United Methodist of Sevierville. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, Mike. She collects teapots, cookbooks and Longaberger Baskets. Cathy is also a member of the Eastern Star (past Matron) and Secretary of Rocky Top HOGG Chapter (a Harley Motorcycle Owner’s Club). Cathy and Mike reside in Sevierville.
Dining Services Director
DeAnna Rossman joined Freedom Senior Living in May 2017 as a member of the Dining Services Team. Deanna has 12 years of experience in food service. In November 2017, she was promoted to Dining Services Director. DeAnna’s goal is to provide a daily exceptional dining experience for residents. She wants meals to be a truly enjoyable experience and not just a daily necessity. DeAnna says it is an enjoyable challenge meeting all the different resident tastes. Deanna graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. She has lived in Sevier County for more than five years. Recently, DeAnna became engaged to Jacob Lee.