Finalist in 2024 Best of Loudoun – Assisted Living Category by Loudoun Times-Mirror

 

Meet Our Team

Team

Our team is here to help you every step of the way.

At Lansdowne Heights, we’ve put together a team of passionate healthcare professionals with years of experience. We are dedicated to the humanity, dignity and well-being of residents entrusted to our care, and our team acts more as a family than just coworkers.

Executive Director

Justin Roberts, CDP, CADDCT

Justin has worked in the senior living industry since 2005. He began his career in healthcare as a caretaker and moved on to studying Healthcare Administration at George Mason University where he earned a Master’s degree. Justin has opened other memory care communities in the past and has enjoyed his time at all of them. He opened Lansdowne Heights in June 2020 and has been employed with the Hamister Group LLC since 2019.

Justin grew up in Northern Virginia and loves giving back to the community he grew up in. His passion for memory care comes from his own family experiences; he enjoys educating our team and our families on the progression of the disease & provide supporting services as they navigate this journey.

Admissions Director

Bianca Butoi-Patru, CDP

Bianca joined the Lansdowne Heights Team in February 2021. She comes with an extensive background in sales and marketing within senior living. Bianca graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration – concentration in senior living. She has worked in various areas of the senior living spectrum: skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care. Bianca is passionate about advocating for the elderly and being a resource to families and professionals in helping them navigate the continuum of care by being their trusted advisor.

In her spare time, Bianca loves to bake (Betty Crocker 2.0) and travel the world to experience new cuisines and cultures. Bianca is fluent in Romanian.

Director of Nursing

Jacqueline Wagner, RN, BSN, CDP

Jackie is a mother of 5 wonderful children, Joshua, Danielle, Jonathan, Jordan and Julianne. She currently lives in Winchester but was born in Florida where her father, Brian, was in the Air Force and stationed at Tyndall AFB. She and her younger brother, Michael, were raised mostly in Loudoun County and graduated from Loudoun Valley High School. Jackie has been in healthcare for the majority of her adult life from working as a nursing assistant to a medical assistant, an EMT to a registered nurse and a Critical Care Registered Nurse to an educator. She earned her ASN RN from Lord Fairfax Community College and then her BSN from Chamberlain University. She is pursuing a Master’s in Nursing as well. Working in intensive care as a staff nurse as well as a travel nurse afforded her the opportunity to gain a unique perspective on the geriatric population their ailments and care needs.

Faith and family are very important aspects of Jackie’s life and she draws inspiration from her strong, ever faithful, mother, Deb. Her “can do” attitude and persistent pursuit of what is right are a direct result of her parents, who still reside in Loudoun County. Going on family vacations is a favorite past time of Jackie’s family, especially to Tennessee and Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys singing karaoke with friends, going to any beach, watching sunrises and sunsets and baking just about any dessert you can imagine.

Jackie’s family was personally touched by dementia and it left its mark on their hearts. This drives her passion for working with the geriatric and dementia affected population. Making the lives of the families and residents of Lansdowne Heights a little brighter is a personal goal for Jackie every day.

Case Manager

Emily Paul, CDP

Emily joined the Lansdowne Heights Team in May 2022 as the Case Manager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Virginia College at Wise in Communication and is certified in Mental Health First Aid, a Virginia Public Notary, and a member of SHRM and CMSA. She has over 12 years of experience in various healthcare settings, including home health, acute rehabilitation, and emergency medicine. She brings her skills in case management and operations to Lansdowne Heights and enjoys working hard to get all departments in line with the needs of our residents and families. Emily is a passionate people person and practices no one way to approach a problem. She believes in meeting and communicating with individuals right where they are and is proud to know and become part of each family she takes care of.

Emily is an avid Washington Capitals fan and loves new office supplies. She enjoys visiting with her family and friends at wineries, supporting local businesses, and telling cheesy and sarcastic jokes. She lives in Winchester, VA and will use any excuse to show off pictures of her two dogs.

Business Office Manager

Kiana Mullins, CDP

Kiana joined the Lansdowne Heights team in March 2023. She was born in Southwest Virginia in a small town called Clintwood and raised in Front Royal, VA, for most of her life. Kiana graduated from Warren County High School and is attending Western Governors University, pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting).
Kiana has an older brother and three spoiled pit bulls named Bella, Rue, and Blade. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, niece, nephew, and significant other, Steven. She also likes hiking in warmer months and attending sporting events for her niece and nephew.

Recreation Director

Marie Simmons, CDP

Marie joined the Lansdowne Heights Team in 2021 as a Recreation assistant and was promoted to Recreation Director in January of 2023. She is passionate about working with older adults, especially helping those with a cognitive impairment find purpose in their daily lives through meaningful engagement.

Marie grew up in DeLand, Florida and moved to Northern Virginia in 2019. She is currently pursuing a healthcare administration degree at George Mason University. In her spare time, Marie loves hanging out with her two cats Noir and Bingo. Marie also loves to go fishing, visit art museums and musicals.

Culinary Director

John Harder, CDP

John has worked in the senior living industry since 2015. Prior to that, he spent 15 years working in casinos and restaurants. He has worked in independent & assisted living communities, memory care, skilled nursing facilities, as well as buffets, steakhouses, Pacific rim seafood restaurants, and much more. John’s passion for senior living, memory care and food service are in his blood. He has had grandparents with Alzheimer’s on both sides of his family and his paternal grandmother was the food service director at Paradise Valley Sanitarium in National City, CA, where his grandfather was in charge of facilities and laundry.

John lives in Leesburg with his wife, 4 kids, dogs, a cat, and guinea pigs. He enjoys football, gardening and coaching his kids’ sports teams.