Finalist in 2022 Best of Loudoun – Assisted Living Category by Loudoun Times-Mirror


Lansdowne Heights,
Meet Our Staff


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.

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.

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.

Maintenance Director

Christopher Poulin, CDP

Chris started working in the healthcare industry in 2017 when he became a maintenance director at a skilled nursing facility in West Virginia. He joined Lansdowne Heights in July of 2021 and has been leading the maintenance department, laundry & housekeeping.

Chris loves taking care of our residents by interacting with them daily doing whatever he can to make our community feel like home. Chris also loves serving his community and has been an active Volunteer Firefighter for the past 15 years. Chris lives in Ranson WV with his wife, 2 children and 4 cats.

Recreation Director

Stephanie Wishmyer, CDP

Stephanie has worked in Programming for almost twelve years through the Fairfax County Public School Curriculum.  She also worked at the YMCA where she focused on creating training programs for swim lessons and revising the Aquatics Safety protocols, as well as planning calendars and programs in Life Enrichment.

She has a passion for helping others and she loves to especially create programs that meet the physical, mental and emotional well being of our older adult population.

Stephanie lives with her twelve year old corgi, Ciana, and her husband, Pete, and she is excited to join the team at Lansdowne Heights.

Business Office Manager

Kiana Mullins

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.

Director of Nursing

Melissa Abang Gutierrez, RN, CDP

Melissa joined the Lansdowne Heights team in 2022 as an LPN. In May of 2023 she was promoted to the position of Director of Personal Care.

Melissa grew up in Southern California and she moved to Virginia in 2013. She is currently pursuing her RN license through ECPI university and is expected to graduate this summer. Melissa lives in Leesburg and has a 12 year old daughter named Aubrey and a 2 year old boy named Cole. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and baking.

Melissa’s favorite thing about working at Lansdowne  Heights is getting to know all the residents and their families and seeing them smile. She looks forward to continuing to do this in her new role!