Meet the staff at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Our Amazing Staff

From the front entry at Prairie House to the back door of the kitchen, every member of our dedicated staff loves to meet the unique needs of our residents.  Our team is experienced, compassionate, and professional.  We have the greatest staff members around, whose daily desire is to make TODAY a wonderful day for our residents.

As energetic as they are fun to be around, our team at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care really enjoy working together!  And when working together is fun, the joy is contagious! Our nurses, activity directors, housekeepers, professional chefs, therapists, office managers, and maintenance pros are all here to serve you and your loved ones.

Our team at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Executive director at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Kim Crenshaw – Executive Director

Kim began her career in working with Seniors as a Geriatric Mental Health Therapist and eventually transitioned into Senior Living. She comes to Prairie House with more than 22 years of experience in health care and senior living. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Oklahoma and a M.A. in psychology from the University of Arizona.

Prairie House addresses an unmet need in the neighborhood, providing the residential amenities seniors want today. “It is an honor to head up this beautiful new community for so many reasons—not the least of which is its immediate access to exceptional medical attention at the hospital if needed,” says Crenshaw.

Family is important to Kim. She has three children—ranging in age from 15 to 20—and she was a Girl Scout Troop Leader and Cub Scout Den Leader for years. It’s not surprising she identifies with the sense of family, community and belonging that’s a hallmark of Prairie House.

Director of health services at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Derek Dawes, RN – Director of Health Services

Derek serves as our Director of Health Services and comes to us with over 10 years’ experience as an RN in numerous settings including home health, skilled nursing, long term care and emergency medicine. He is a US Army veteran previously serving as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the 101st Airborne Division.

His wide range of knowledge is an excellent fit for our residents and he is known around Prairie House for his compassion and ensuring that each individual resident is well cared for.

Derek was born in Fredonia, New York and enjoys the great outdoors enjoying activities such as white water rafting, hiking and fishing.

Director of culinary services at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Robert J. Almaraz – Director, Culinary Services

Robert is our Director of Culinary Services and has been an accomplished chef for over 30 years. He is originally from Washington D.C. and was personally trained by his father, who served as one of President Johnsons chefs. He has a love for food and creating menus with a variety of options and places a high priority on ensuring our residents dine well.

He is a graduate of Rhema Bible College and he and his wife Cynthia have five children and six grandchildren. When not working, they enjoy kayaking, hiking, and fishing.

Director of community relations at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Cherie Wallace – Director of Sales

Cherie Wallace serves as our Director of Sales with many years of experience in healthcare.  Cherie has a passion for serving seniors, with a heart in advocating for those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.  She enjoys her daily interactions with the residents, and considers herself blessed to have a career doing what she loves at Prairie House.

Originally from Scotland, UK, Cherie has raised her 4 children in Broken Arrow and considers herself a Broken Arrow “girl”.

Cherie loves cooking, gardening and any football game or car race.  In her spare time, she enjoys lake time with her family, friends and her dog, Roscoe.

Business office manager at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Laurie Simon – Business Office Manager

Laurie serves as our Business Office Manager and comes to us with 20 plus years’ experience in senior property management. She was born and raised in Tulsa with a large family of 6 sisters. She believes that our seniors are the greatest generation and enjoys listening to their stories of life.

She has 2 grown daughters with lots of grandchildren. When not at work, she and her husband of 31 years enjoys traveling on their Harley. She also enjoys gardening and antiquing and is committed to her volunteer time with the local Animal Rescue Foundation.

Director of enviromental operations at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Roger Garrison – Director of Environmental Operations

Roger Garrison serves as our Director of Environmental Operations. He was born in Texas and football is in his blood. Roger loves working with his hands and is led by providing service to others.

Roger has a passion for cooking and enjoys church, motorcycles, football and spending time with our residents.

Activities director at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Pam Lay – Activities Director

Pam Lay serves our residents as activities director. For more than ten years, Pam has volunteered for a number of non-profit organizations and served St. Francis Hospice, Clarehouse, and related organizations assisting elderly adults. She brings an uncommon but appreciated commitment and enthusiasm to every organization for whom she works and consistently demonstrates a unique willingness and ability to proactively look for ways to add value to the lives of the people she serves.

A lifetime Tulsa area resident, Pam is proud of her four grandchildren and lives her life to the fullest. She and her husband of 27 years enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and caring for their aging parents.

Life enrichment director at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Amy Haggard – Director of Life Enrichment

Amy Haggard serves as our Director of Life Enrichment. She was born and raised in Tulsa, and attended Tulsa Community College, Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, and Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow. Amy has a passion for making seniors smile and engaging them in fun activities. She enjoys introducing new games and activities and creating memories with the residents.

In Amy’s spare time she enjoys reading, watching old movies, and spending time with her family