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

Dr. Andrew SandlerDr. Andrew Sandler

Executive Director

Andrew B. Sandler, Ph.D. has over 20 years of management experience in the healthcare field. Andrew holds three graduate degrees, including a Master of Health Administration, a Ph.D. in Special Education and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. He has served as a Board Member of the Gulf States Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and as the President of the Alzheimer's Association New Orleans Regional Advisory Committee.

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.

Frank DurakFrank Daruk

Director of Facilities and Operations

Frank started his career in residential construction, worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Housing Authority here in Nashville, as a Maintenance Manager for Gaylord Opryland. He also served as Director of Plant Operations for the Nashville Rehabilitation Hospital.