A Legacy of Leadership.

A Legacy of Leadership.

Park Manor has been financially strong for over 50 years. Our legacy has been built by some of Nashville's most respected businessmen, community leaders and healthcare professionals (including Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.). Today, that tradition of strong leadership continues. Our experienced management team is committed to maintaining Park Manor's reputation for being Nashville's finest luxury independent retirement community. As we drive forward, under the guidance of a community-wide board and our Executive Director, we are committed to leading the way to the future by continuing in the pioneering spirit that has put us where we are today.

Management Profiles

The People of Park Manor


Chris KincaidChris Kincaid

Executive Director

Prior to his role at Abe’s Garden, Kincaid held the position of Regional Operations Director of Tennessee at Americare Senior Living, Inc. There, he was responsible for operations of 12 assisted living and memory care communities in Tennessee, including 260 total units generating approximately $17 million in annual revenue.

His assisted living, retirement, and memory care community experience includes senior leadership roles at Rivermont Retirement Community, CCSC Franchising Systems, Inc., Copper Lake Estates/Certus Management, and Sterling House/Alterra Healthcare Corporation – all located in Oklahoma.

Kincaid earned a Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies and Business Management at University of Central Oklahoma, and currently resides in Franklin, TN.

Vicky RainesVicky Raines

Director of Resident Services

Vicky Raines, Director of Resident Services, joined Park Manor in May 2002. She brings to the table over 27 years of experience in management, sales and marketing in a variety of fields. Vicky Raines has an extensive technology background, serving previously as an IT manager.

Vicky received her Assisted Living Administration Licensure Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is certified as a Home For The Aged/Assisted Care Living Facility Administrator by the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities, State of Tennessee Department of Health.

Judy GivenJudy Given

Director of Campus Development

Judy Shmerling Given comes to Park Manor with a diverse background as a psychotherapist and business owner. Judy returned to Nashville following 17 years working as the Director of Clinical Services and expressive arts therapist in a special education school in Baltimore, Maryland. Upon returning to Nashville in 1997, she and her husband, Gil, have owned and operated two Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream franchises beginning in 2002. They currently have three scoop shops in the Nashville and Franklin areas. She has worked with her brother, Michael Shmerling, and his team since 2006 to develop Abe's Garden in memory of their father, Abram Shmerling.

Brenda NageyBrenda Nagey

Director of Life Enrichment

Brenda has been a Certified Activity Director since 1990 with 21 years’ experience serving seniors, including residents in nursing homes, assisted living, adult day centers and memory care neighborhoods. Brenda has a Specialty in Memory Care and holds a BS in Education, a degree that provides skills she finds to be very effective when working with seniors with or without memory loss challenges. Brenda has been married for more than 20 years and has two wonderful children. She loves contemporary Christian music, cooking and pets of all kinds – she’s been enjoying serving on the Board of Directors for Therapy ARC (Animals Reaching Clients) for 15 years and counting! More than anything, however, Brenda loves making people smile and helping them understand and appreciate their importance and purpose in the world, regardless of their ages.

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Chad Ellis

Food & Beverage Director

Prior to his role at Abe’s Garden, Chad served as Director of Operations at Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery in Nashville, as well as Executive Chef at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Capital Grille, Serendipity 3, and The Cheesecake Factory. He has more than 20 years of culinary experience at multi-million dollar restaurants, including construction, menu design, consulting, and management training.

He received his degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University in 1998. He is currently a member of the Animal Rescue Corp and the Make a Wish Foundation for Middle Tennessee.