Ellison Thomas | Chairman

Ellison helped found The Arbor Company and is involved in the company's strategic planning as well as all financing, acquisition, and divestiture activity. He has been instrumental in guiding Arbor's real estate development projects and oversees accounting and investor relations. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Ellison's favorite traits in others are HONESTY and DEPENDABILITY.

Judd Harper | President

Judd leads the company's day-to-day operations. He has strong financial analytical skills as well as in-depth knowledge of senior housing marketing and operations. He is active in senior living industry organizations and has helped Arbor gain national recognition for innovations that benefit the lives of its residents and employees. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and worked with a national senior care operator prior to joining The Arbor Company in 1997. Judd's favorite traits in others are PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and a COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE.

Mary Campbell Jenkins | Executive Vice President

Mary Campbell has been with The Arbor Company for more than 20 years and has served in a wide variety roles during that time. She is dedicated to promoting and teaching the Arbor Culture and helping the company uncover the most effective strategies for growth.  She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Hollins College. Mary Campbell's favorite traits in others are DEDICATION and INNOVATION.

Tami Cumings | Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Tami serves as our sales and marketing leader, overseeing the company’s occupancy and marketing efforts. She joined The Arbor Company in 2017 and brings a wealth of sales and operations experience to the team. Prior to joining The Arbor Company team, she was the chief operating officer for a free-standing memory care company and has held vice president of operations and sales positions with several other providers. Tami started her career in assisted living as an Executive Director and has more than 25 years of experience in the long term care industry. Tami’s favorite traits in others are ACCOUNTABILITY AND INNOVATION.

Francine O’Neill, R.N. | Senior Vice President, Resident Care

Francine O’Neill serves as a clinical resource for resident care directors, overseeing ongoing quality improvement programs and regulatory compliance. She assists with identifying and implementing programs that enhance care delivery and service to our residents and their families. Francine has more than 20 years of experience in health care, serving in both clinical leadership and operations management positions across the continuum of care including assisted living, long term care and acute care. Francine's favorite traits in others are COMMITMENT and ACCOUNTABILITY.

Laura Ellen Christian | Vice President, Engagement & Training

Laura Ellen oversees the development and implementation of each community's engagement program, focused on providing a tiered approach to engaging residents based on physical, cognitive and personalized needs. She is also responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the Arbor Company's cognitive care training program that is geared toward educating and teaching skills needed to interact, engage and care for residents related to dementia and other cognitive impairments. She started her career with The Arbor Company in 2004 and is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Laura Ellen's favorite traits in others are SELF-MOTIVATION and INTEGRITY.

Chris Harper | Vice President, Communication

Chris leads the strategic communication efforts for the company, including marketing support, branding, design, and public relations. In addition, Chris is responsible for the implementation of technology that supports our residents and staff. Prior to joining the Arbor Company team, Chris led an internal communications team in public affairs for The Walt Disney Company. He is a graduate of Georgia State University. Chris' favorite traits in others are INNOVATION and INTEGRITY.

Andy Litton, CPA | Controller

Andy oversees all aspects of the company’s financial activities, including accounting, financial reporting, treasury management, budgeting and payroll. Andy has more than 20 years of experience in health care finance. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Georgia. Andy’s favorite traits in others are LOYALTY and ACCOUNTABILITY.