Robin Payne - Executive Director
Robin joins Parsons House Frisco with over 36 years of experience in healthcare and senior living, including assisted living and memory care. It was at the age of nine, while assisting the nurses in caring for her Great-grandmother, that Robin knew what she wanted to do when she grew up. Robin started her career at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, Texas at the age of 16. Prior to her joining and opening a new Assisted Living Community in 1996, she worked for a Skilled Nursing Facility for 14 years.
Robin has a love and passion for seniors. Her residents' smiles and hugs warm her heart. She said it’s an honor and joy to be a part of her residents' and staff's lives each day. They are an extension to her family. When not spending time with her extended family, Robin enjoys spending time with her husband (Sam), daughter (Brandy), grand-son (Landon), and her 2 fur babies (Apollo and Phee Phee) which you may see from time to time. Robin is very excited about joining Parsons House Frisco. She said caring for seniors is a true calling and it is an honor to work for, The Parsons, such an amazing family who care so much for each and every resident and employee. Robin said she is at "home".
Lonnie Channing - Director of Sales & Marketing
Lonnie Channing – Director of Sales & Marketing: Lonnie Channing joined the Parsons House Team in 2019, after working in the Multi-Family and Senior Living industries. Her true passion is working with Seniors, and she feels honored to serve our residents. Lonnie has lived in the neighborhood for years and would daydream about working at Parsons House during her daily commute, telling herself, “One day, I will work there!” She feels blessed to have achieved her dream, and we are grateful that she found us. When Lonnie is away from Parsons House, she spends her time with her 22-year-old son (the love of her life), her sweet Labradoodle Lola, and her Blue Heeler, Ruby.
Jamie McCone - Resident Services Director
Jamie grew up in Murfreesboro, TN with her parents and two older brothers. She and her husband, Cody, moved from Tennessee to Texas four years ago. First to San Antonio and then to McKinney in 2020. She earned her undergraduate degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Middle Tennessee State University and her master's degree in Gerontology from the University of Florida.
Jamie’s true passion has always been in Senior Care. In Nashville, she worked at FiftyForward, a nonprofit senior center, with many locations in Middle Tennessee. After graduating with her master’s degree, Jamie began looking for a place to call home. Parsons House in Frisco is that place. Parsons House Frisco is truly her home away from home. She loves coming in every day and spending time with all the wonderful people who live and work here. Her motto when coming into work is that these wonderful people do not live in her workspace, but that she works in their home.
When Jamie is not at work, she spends her time at home with her husband Cody, Shelby (her dog), and Henry (her cat). She loves to be outdoors gardening, walking, and relaxing. Jamie’s favorite pastime and hobby is reading. You can always find her with a good book during her days off. She also loves to travel back home to Tennessee and spend time with her family.
Kimberly Britt - Business Office Supervisor
Kimberly joined our staff in June 2020 as a Business Office Supervisor. Kim was born and raised in Mississippi and graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS in 1986 with a degree in Art and minor in Business Administration. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Eugene, OR where her husband, Mark, was enrolled in graduate school. His education and work have taken them to Idaho, Colorado, and New Mexico where Kim held a variety of office jobs. Texas has been home to Kim and family since 1995 – first in Waco and in Denton since 2003. Kim’s longest tenure was at Denton ISD payroll for 11 years. She has two adult children, Hannah and Matthew. Other family members include Great Pyrenees, Lulu, and three cats - Sunny Boy, Kasey, and Blue. Kim’s 85 year-old mother, Cammie, has lived with her family since 2010. Kim has always enjoyed the company of Seniors and hearing their life stories. She is excited to be a part of the Parsons family.
Jean Leanne D. Hortaleza, Assistant Assisted Living Director
Jean grew up in the Philippines and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She received her license as a Registered Nurse in 2003 in the Philippines. Jean and her family moved to Texas in 2008.
Her passion to care for the elderly ignited when she lost both of her parents. Jean began working at Parsons House Frisco in April 2010. For Jean, Parsons House Frisco residents and staff is her second family.
Samatha (Sam) Vaughn, Assisted Living Director
Sam joins Parsons House Frisco with 18 years of experience. Sam began her journey in Senior Care in 2001 caring for residents in memory care in McKinney, Texas before making what is now Parsons House Frisco, her second home, on August 23, 2003. It was Sam’s childhood best friend who opened Sam’s heart to care for seniors. The love, passion, and dedication for the residents is Sam’s strength and motivation in the care she provides to each resident. Sam became the Assisted Living Director for Parsons House Frisco in 2018.
Sam was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and is the youngest of 6 children. She and her family moved to Texas in 1991. Sam graduated from McKinney High School in 1998 and is a mother of 3 beautiful kiddos; Virginia (14), Elijah (11), and Myleia (9). Sam is very family-oriented and holds her family values close to her heart.
When Sam is not spending time with her children and family; you will find her caring for her residents and families, as she enjoys being a part of their lives. And oftentimes you will see Sam and her children spending time with the residents, as Sam feels that her kiddos deserve the same blessings of learning from the residents and hearing their stories.
Willie Houston, Maintenance Director
Willie joined Parsons House Frisco in 2017. Willie was born in Louisiana and graduated from North Cuddo High School. Shortly after graduated Willie began his career working with LaQuinta Hotels in 1987 where he worked for 23 years. Willie moved around with LaQuinta first to Texas City, Texas in 1989 and then to College Station where he became Hotel Manager for his remaining years with LaQuintia.
In 2011 Willie began working in senior living at Hudson Creek Memory Care Community where he worked for 5 years until moving to the Dallas area and joining Parsons House Frisco.
Willie has 4 children, 3 boys, and 1 girl (Shaquille, Marikia, Keenen, and Jamile.
Willie said The Parsons have made him feel that we are one big family.
Ronny Carney Jr - Director of Dining/Executive Chef
Ronny was born and raised in Texas and understands southern cuisine. He graduated in 2011 from Robert E Lee HS in Tyler, TX where he lived with his grandmother for 7+ years. If you asked Ronny who his two favorite people are, it would be his grandma and his wife. “I think that’s where my love for senior living came from - because I love my grandma. When I lived with her, I would spend time with her and help in any way I could. I believe it is an honor to take care of someone else’s loved one as well.” Ronny’s culinary career started when he got a hospital job at 16 years old as a cook. He would watch the other chefs and daydream about having his own kitchen and developing a team with his own recipes. Ronny worked 60+ hours per week for years to get where he is today. He worked his way from cook, to lead cook, to sous chef and finally to director of dining/executive chef at Parson House Frisco. “I work hard because this is my dream and the biggest passion in my life. I love the effect food has on people and I love being a major influence and part of my resident’s day.”
When Ronny isn’t slaving away behind a hot stove, you can find him spending time with his wife, Ally Carney, and his two dogs Cosmo & Wanda. I enjoy watching movies, listening to music, but most importantly watching football. Let’s go Cowboys!