Today, he leads a team of roughly 900 employees across the Buckner portfolio of communities. Charlie drives momentum and success for the organization through a strategic vision aimed at both growth and innovation.
A proven leader in the senior living industry, Charlie has served as the President of the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) Federation and served as the President of the Texas chapter of SAGE from 2006 through 2008. He also served on the Visioning Board for the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). Charlie has a strong partnership with LeadingAge Texas where he has served on numerous committees including Culture Change, CQI, Public Policy, and Managed Care. He has also served on the Professional Advisory committee for the Visiting Nurses Association and the Texas Wellspring Steering committee.
Charlie received both his Bachelor of Business Administration and his MBA from Southwestern Adventist University. Charlie lives in Keene, Texas on his farm with his wife Donna where they are frequently surrounded by their children and grandchildren.
VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
In his role as vice president and chief operating officer, Michael will oversee operations of the faith-based, nonprofit senior living provider. He will also ensure the creation and implementation of new processes and strategies supporting the organizational mission of Buckner.
In addition to his work experience, Michael holds a certificate in health ministry leadership from Aquinas Institute of Theology; nursing facility administrator license from McLennan Community College; Master of Science, Gerontology from Baylor University; nursing assistant certificate from McLennan Community College; and Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF SALES
Allison enjoys coaching and training high performing sales teams and lives by the saying of “doing the right thing is also right for the business”. She is passionate about facts and stories and focuses on finetuning the processes that lead to the greatest results.
She earned an MBA in business management from Avila University in Kansas City and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Outside of her passion for working in senior living, she enjoys her dog, traveling, reading and her Peloton.
DIRECTOR OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES
“My life has been richly blessed by senior adults and their perspective on life,” she said. “The opportunity to give back to this generation and increase their quality of life is fulfilling and life-enriching.”
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Chuck also spent nine years with Methodist Retirement Communities, serving first as the executive director for MRC PineCrest in Lufkin, Texas and as Chief Operating Officer for the organization. He also spent a year and a half as the COO at Mueller Environmental Designs.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in social work from Stephen F. Austin State University, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Houston and a Long-Term Care Administration Post Masters Certificate from University of Texas Health Science Center. He is also a licensed Nursing Facility Administrator and Master of Social Work.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Kaley brings more than a decade of sales and marketing experience to her current role and excels in business versatility, critical communication, executive coaching, and being a solution-oriented leader. In her previous roles, Kaley lead high-impact teams in multimillion-dollar event execution, content development, social and digital media, and corporate communications.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and is a member of LeadingAge Texas. Kaley resides in Gunter, Texas, and enjoys spending time with her husband, Nathan, and their two children.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS
Steven earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Finance) from Texas A&M University. He resides in downtown Dallas, just a few short blocks away from Buckner’s corporate offices--allowing for a daily commute by foot. In his spare time, Steven loves exploring all that the city has to offer and is continuously on the lookout to find and try new restaurants! He also enjoys a nice New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or Napa Cabernet from time to time!
Director of Operations
Dr. Abraham Mathew was named director of operations for Buckner Retirement Services in 2023 where he provides operational oversight and leadership to Buckner portfolio of senior living communities. Abraham has been a leader in the senior living industry since 2003 and became a licensed healthcare administrator in 2010. He joined Buckner Retirement Services as sr. executive director of Buckner Parkway Place in 2019.
In 2018 Abraham was appointed by the Governor of Texas, to the Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee (NFAAC) where he currently serves as board chair providing recommendations for licensure sanctions and rule changes for the Nursing Facility Administrator Licensing Program.
Abraham holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature, a Master’s degree in social work, a second Master’s degree in English literature and a Doctorate in Business Administration specializing in healthcare management and leadership from the California Intercontinental University. He currently lives in Houston with his wife, four children and spends his free time with family, teaching as adjunct faculty in universities and staying involved in church activities.