Information about the staff at Mansfield, TX senior living

Meet the Staff

Our community has 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 staff at Cedar Bluff Assisted Living & Memory Care really enjoy working together! After all, when working together is fun, the joy is contagious! The energy created by our team is what breathes life into our community… and what a difference we make! We live for the opportunity to make our Residents feel noticed and special.

meet the staff at Cedar Bluff Assisted Living & Memory Care in Mansfield,TX

Lori Griffo – Executive Director

Lori Griffo serves as Executive Director of Cedar Bluff and brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our community. Her professional experience and education encompass many areas of senior care.

Soon after graduating, Lori began volunteering to perform in nursing homes and hospitals. It was then she realized that working to enhance the lives of seniors is her calling in life. She started out as the Director of Business Development many years ago and is committed to making Cedar Bluff an exceptional choice for families and their loved ones.

At Cedar Bluff, Lori is carefully putting together a team of caring and compassionate professionals who share the desire to put our Residents first and truly listen and make a difference in their daily lives. Lori is a native Texan. She is married and has two wonderful sons and three “bonus” daughters.

Amy Foerster – Director of Marketing

Amy has enjoyed working with seniors for nearly a decade and is thankful to continue working with seniors at such a great community as Cedar Bluff with their wonderful, caring staff and fascinating and loving residents.  Amy has spent her life working with non-profit agencies where she could serve the public.  Senior Living was a unique combination to combine her love and interest of seniors and servanthood. 

Amy lives in Fort Worth with her two amusing cats Chloe and Cotton.  In her free time, you can find her at the stables with her devoted Thoroughbred Daisey or spending time with her family. She also enjoys working on a children’s book in her free time and is hoping to have it published in the future. She recommends to anyone that has a big heart and a love for seniors to enter into a career working with seniors because of the rewards that are immeasurable.

Mary Sides - Move-In Coordinator

Mary Sides brings over 35 years of experience working in Business and Marketing. Throughout her career, she has assisted people dealing with life changing experiences. This genuine compassion for people shines as she assists seniors and their families as our Move-In Coordinator.

Mary is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, raised in Dallas and now lives in Arlington with her two Shelties, Coby and Zinger.

Mary enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends. She also enjoys gardening, dancing and all types of music.

Renee Lindsey – Leasing Counselor

Renee has a genuine passion for serving people.  As the Leasing Counselor, she is able to live out this passion by assisting future and current residents and their families to enhance their experience of transitioning to a community. 

Prior to working in senior living, Renee's past experiences have allowed her to grow her strengths and and knowledge as a professional with a high standard of putting the needs of others first.  Renee and her husband have four beautiful children.  She loves spending time with her family, decorating, and in her church and community.

Dana Rodes – Activities Program Manager

Dana says she’s the “party just waiting to happen!”  Her days are filled with engaging our residents educationally, entertainingly, physically, socially and spiritually.  As our Activities Program Manager, she plans, organizes and coordinates all entertainment, resident outings and parties while overseeing volunteer involvement.

The favorite part of Dana’s day is to see a smile on our resident’s faces.  “I love encouraging our residents to enjoy this chapter of their lives,” says Dana.

Benjamin Cook - Director of Dining Services

Ben Cook’s career started in a little restaurant in Mansfield Texas, after that he worked for a retirement community in Arlington Texas and loved it. He knew this is where he belonged, putting smiles on resident’s faces and becoming a part of their family. After cooking for the residents a few years he decided to advance his career and learn everything he could. He moved out of state and became a personal chef/property manager, then he spent most of his career cooking in the hotel industry as an executive chef and a task force chef. Over his career he has cooked for famous people and cooked with a celebrity chef. After being in the hotel industry for multiple years he missed cooking for residents and decided to go back to what he loved.

Benjamin enjoys spending  his time with his son, daughter, and family. Benjamin also enjoys teaching kids and adults martial arts.

Kim Powell - Business Office Manager 

Kim Powell joins Cedar Bluff with over 23 years of long-term care experience. She is well-versed in Memory Care and Assisted living. Providing exceptional customer service to our Residents and families is Kim’s first priority. She says she has found her calling and looks forward to getting to know our Residents and listening to their life stories.

After moving to Texas five years ago, she now lives in Waxahachie with her husband and three dogs. In her spare time she loves to garden and travel in their motor home with their Mastiffs.

Alex Herrera - Facilities Director

Alex has been around the maintenance field for many years, starting his career in Mexico City. Alex wanted to advance his career with more opportunities so he decided to move to Texas. Alex began working with seniors and fell in love. He then decided working with seniors was the best decision he had ever made. Alex holds high standards to keep the building in top shape and keep the residents happy. He enjoys the family atmosphere he receives from all the residents every day.

Alex is a father of two beautiful children, a boy and girl. He loves to travel, dance, cook and spend time with his family.

Bertha French – Housekeeping

Bertha French has been in housekeeping at Cedar Bluff for two years and says she enjoys each day she's able to spend with our staff assisting our residents. The smiles and hugs she receives is definitely the highlight of her day. At Cedar Bluff, a day's work seems to go by so fast that she looks forward to when she is able to see everyone's face again.

Never one to take her job lightly, Bertha strives every day to be the best, and do the best she can for the loving residents. In her eyes, they deserve that and so much more.