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Janie Bowen

Janie is the director of family and social support at The Bluffs and joined The Bluffs team in 2013. She started as the elder and family care coordinator and then moved to discharge and outreach coordinator before beginning her current position. She holds a bachelor’s of science degree in gerontology and psychology from Missouri State

Amanda McCully

​Amanda is the memory care coordinator and joined The Bluffs team in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Missouri. Her daily responsibilities include individualized activity programming for memory care neighborhood. She specializes in dementia care and serves as the project manager for the music and memory program in

Lyndsey Williams, COTA

​Lyndsey began working for Physical Performance Systems at The Bluffs in 2013 and later began serving as the director of therapy in 2015. She holds an associate’s degree in occupational therapy and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and fitness. In her free time, Lyndsey is a board member for the Central Methodist University Occupational Therapy

Tonika Starks, MHRM

​Tonika began working at The Bluffs in 2016 and serves as the director of human resources. She holds a master’s of business administration in human resource management. Tonika previously served as a human resource specialist for the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her responsibilities at the Bluffs include reviewing and making recommendations for policy, procedures and best

Erin Toms

Erin started working at The Bluffs in 2016. She holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Columbia College. Her responsibilities at The Bluffs include serving on the Fun Committee and the Safety Committee. She also schedules works on interviews and new hire orientation as well as payroll and insurance enrollment. Erin loves working at The

Emily VanBooven

Emily is the discharge and outreach coordinator at The Bluffs. She began working at The Bluffs in 2014. She began as the elder and family care coordinator and became the discharge and outreach coordinator in 2016. She holds a master’s of science degree in human development and family studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She

Shauna Rios

​Shauna began working at The Bluffs in 2006 in the dietary department. Since then she has worked as The Bluffs’ staffing coordinator, scheduler and associate director of activities. She started serving as the technology liaison/HR assistant in 2016, working to ensure that technology is working properly and assisting Human Resources. She loves working at The

Reverend Sally Robinson

​Reverend Sally Robinson began working at The Bluffs in 2010. She has a bachelor’s degree in religion/philosophy from Culver-Stockton College and a master’s of divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary. Rev. Robinson is a member of the Columbia Kiwanis Club and is active with Meals on Wheels, serving as a volunteer driver and on their Board

Ashley Addison

​Ashley began working at The Bluffs in 2015. As the executive assistant she is responsible for answering phones, assisting family members and residents, and general receptionist duties, among others. She loves working at The Bluffs because she enjoys “interactions with our residents, families, staff and canine friends. Geriatrics and animals have always been an interest
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