ABOUT

Brittany Taylor

Brittany Taylor

Administrator

Brittany was born and raised in Central Illinois, but moved to Southern Illinois in 2007 to attend Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. There she would receive her bachelor’s degree and continue to earn her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. She is a professional member of American College of Healthcare Administrators. 

In her free time, she likes to travel, spend time with family, shopping, coaching soccer, and spending time with her son, Hunter. 

“It’s what I would want for my loved ones to ensure they are getting the care they need in a community that provides lots of entertainment and fun. It’s a very friendly environment and the staff and residents are happy here.”

Chrystal Davis

Chrystal Davis

Director of Nursing

Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Chrystal comes from a large, close-knit family. She started her healthcare career as a CNA at Herrin Hospital on the medical-surgical floor. She continued her education and earned her LPN and RN through John A. Logan College. She joined the Landings family in February.

In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, biking, gardening, boating and Jeep runs as well as cooking and spending time with her son, her parents, three siblings and 7 nieces and nephews.

“The Landings is a truly wonderful environment. I’ve met so many amazing and interesting people, both residents and staff, in the last few months. I’m excited to be a part of this outstanding community.”

DeAnna Chandler

DeAnna Chandler

Director of Sales & Marketing

DeAnna is a Southern Illinois native, living most of her life in Ava, where she currently resides.

She is thrilled to be part of a team that not only encourages, but helps the residents thrive and enjoy life.

Her spare time is spent either with her kids and grandkids, her 3 dogs (Pedro, José Jalapeño and Amigo) or at church.

Cassie Morgan

Cassie Morgan

Administrative Assistant

Born and raised in Murphysboro, Cassie is no stranger to senior living! With eight years of experience, she has served residents in Southern Illinois as a CNA and starting in 2017, is now The Landings Administrative Assistant. She keeps our team running smoothly!

“I love our team at The Landings and getting to take care of our residents! There are so many wonderful memories here already!”

Kelly Essary

Kelly Essary

Activities Director

Kelly has been planning events and workshops for over twenty years. A Johnston City native, she has also taught art therapy classes for the last seven years. She has also planned a local vendor festival for the last six. She loves bringing people together to laugh, make new friends and memories, and go on new adventures. It is her mission to engage the residents of The Landings in activities that uplift their spirits, bring them joy, and bring fun and excitement to their lives.

When Kelly isn’t at The Landings, she continues to operate her art therapy business and paint. She spends half of the year at the lake camping with her husband and spoiled dog. Kelly has three wonderful adult children, son in law, and grandson. They are the joy of her life. Her favorite things to do are reading, creating, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

“Meeting and getting to know the interesting, talented residents here at The Landings has been such a gift. Their stories, lives, adventures, are something I strive to highlight and celebrate.

There are good times to be had, and we plan on enjoying every day!”