About Our Team

Get to know our team.

Founded in 2004, The Marshes of Skidaway Island is a nonprofit retirement community professionally managed by Life Care Services®, an LCS® Company. As one of the nation’s leading and most progressive forces in the senior living management industry, LCS has over 40 years of experience managing more than 130 communities.

The Marshes of Skidaway Island is owned and sponsored by Skidaway Health and Living Services, Inc. (SHALSI), a Savannah-based nonprofit corporation. SHALSI is governed by a dedicated board of directors comprised of leaders from our local community.

Our management and leadership teams work closely with residents to ensure The Marshes of Skidaway Island provides services and amenities that exceed their expectations.

Eric Dudasko

Eric Dudasko

Executive Director

Eric has been serving seniors since 1993.  He began working for Life Care Services in 1996. During his time with LCS he has been the Executive Director of five Life Care Services managed communities – Greenwood Village South, Mason Christian Village, Friendship Village Columbus, and Rolling Green Village. He has also served as a Corporate Operations Director, providing oversight to communities in Cincinnati, OH and Greensboro, NC.

In 2013, Eric was promoted to Director of Operations Management where he served a regional operations role over communities in Indiana, Ohio and Delaware.

In April of 2023, Eric became the Executive Director of The Marshes of Skidaway Island.

Eric is a past Board member of LeadingAge Indiana, and the LeadingAge South Carolina CEO Forum.

Eric is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Butler University.

Margo Weiland

Margo Weiland


Margo Weiland has been with The Marshes of Skidaway Island and Life Care Services since June of 2022 as an Administrator. She is originally from Wisconsin and holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Margo has been involved with Life Care Services communities since 2021 and has been working in long term care since 2016. She is a licensed nursing home administrator in Iowa and Georgia. Margo is responsible for overseeing health care operations at The Oaks Health Center.

Margo loves living in Georgia, and in her free time she finds herself reading, spending time with friends, and exploring everything that Savannah has to offer.

Lorna Carswell

Lorna Carswell

Director of Accounting

Lorna Carswell has been the accounting director of The Marshes of Skidaway Island since March 2005. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has over 15 years of experience as accounting director for Life Plan Communities. Before she joined The Marshes of Skidaway Island, she worked as an accountant for a Life Plan Community in Galveston, Texas, and as a staff accountant for the Council on Aging in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lorna, her husband, Will, and their son, Christopher, moved from Texas to Savannah in 2005.

Gaye Rountree

Gaye Rountree

Director of Administrative Services

Gaye has worked at The Marshes of Skidaway Island since 2013, first as concierge, then as office manager, before being promoted to director of administrative services in 2021. Gaye provides support for the executive director while also assisting other department directors as needed. She also serves as corporate compliance officer and maintains records for the board of directors.

Growing up as a third culture kid in the Philippines where her parents served as missionaries and theological educators, Gaye never thought of her life as anything out of the ordinary. Looking back, she sees that what seemed like a normal, everyday life actually afforded her the opportunity to see many parts of the world and influenced how she currently views the world with its many diverse cultures and all its wonders.

Gaye returned to the U.S. for college and received her Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in Atlanta and her Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. She and her family moved from Louisville to Savannah in 2001 to be closer to family. Before joining The Marshes, Gaye worked part time for United Ministries of Savannah, volunteered teaching English as a second language and served in various PTA positions.

Terry Lee

Terry Lee

Director of Environmental Services

Terry Lee grew up in Augusta, GA, but Savannah has always been her home away from home. It was an easy transition in 1998 to move to the Savannah area when her husband was offered a position with Atlantic Freight of Savannah.

Terry has had an extensive career in customer service, production scheduling and accounting. She started her career at The Marshes of Skidaway Island as plant operations coordinator, and was later promoted to director of environmental services. She is also on the Life Care Services resource team for Environmental Services. She loves working at The Marshes of Skidaway Island. She has often said she loves coming to work here so much, she can only imagine that living here is even more wonderful.

Terry has two children and seven beautiful grandchildren. Life is busy, but when she has time, you’ll find her out on the beach with her toes in the sand and a book in her hand!

Mary Coombs

Mary Coombs

Director of Facility Operations

Mary Coombs joined The Marshes of Skidaway Island team in 2007 as an electrician. She was quickly promoted to maintenance supervisor, a role that prepared her well for her current role as director of facility operations, in which she oversees the maintenance department and home renovations, as well as landscaping and security.

For as long as she can remember, Mary has had a passion for skilled trades and training. She began her career at age 17 in the U.S. Army, and spent 10 years as a welder/machinist, SSG, In addition, she has 30 years of experience in the construction and maintenance fields. Mary holds an associate degree in industrial electrical technology and electrical construction and maintenance, as well as numerous certificates in specific technical processes.

Although Mary calls Hawaii home, she was born in New Jersey. As part of a military family, she moved frequently as a child and as an adult. In her spare time, Mary enjoys beachcombing and seashell collecting. She is always on the hunt for that rare shell.

Michelle Rice

Michelle Rice

Director of Community Life Services

Michelle Rice is passionate about kindness, care, and hospitality. After receiving her degree in hospitality management, she spent 16 years in hotel management. She moved to Savannah in 2001 from South Dakota, where she grew up on her family’s farm. Michelle served as Director of Community Life Services at The Marshes from 2014-2018, paused to focus on fostering kids in care, and returned to The Marshes in 2023. During her time away, she served and volunteered for local and national non-profit organizations. She treasures relationships and looks forward to developing new relationships with our residents and team. Michelle and her husband, Christopher Rice, have five daughters and live near Guyton. She has a long list of hobbies, including gardening, reading, learning, watching movies, decorating, refinishing furniture, cooking (and eating), agriculture, enjoying music, volunteering, and spending time with loved ones.

Kimberly Gregory, RN

Kimberly Gregory, RN

Director of Home Care

Kimberly was raised in Moultrie, Ga (home of the Colquitt County Packers). She joined the Army thirteen days after graduating high school. She enjoyed over 20 years of active service serving in locations across the U.S and internationally. She received her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville while serving on active duty. Her army nursing experience ranges from trauma nurse in Afghanistan to labor and delivery nurse at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii and Winn Army Community hospital at Ft. Stewart. Since retiring from the Army, she has also worked in hospice and home health care.

Kimberly lives with her husband Omar, and three children (Kimaya, Omarion, and Kimani) in Richmond Hill. Her interests include traveling, reading and making various crafts.

Angie Carroll

Angie Carroll

Director of Human Resources

Angie Carroll, a native of Savannah, Georgia, joined The Marshes of Skidaway Island in March 2016. Angie has been in human resources for over 20 years with experience in academia, retail, industrial distribution and health care industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in english from Armstrong State University.

Growing up in Savannah has given Angie a deep love for the coastal lifestyle. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, taking in the history of downtown Savannah, reading, spending time with her family and friends, and cheering on her beloved University of Georgia Bulldogs!

Colleen Edwards

Colleen Edwards

Director of Sales and Marketing

Colleen Edwards joined The Marshes of Skidaway Island as Director of Sales and Marketing in 2021 bringing with her outstanding leadership experience from her time working within companies like Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Auberge, and Club Corporation of America. With over 20 years of experience managing sales and marketing efforts, Colleen is passionate about amplifying brand messaging through cohesive customer experiences. Her in-depth marketing background led her to develop top-notch teams and uncover opportunities that deliver an integrated multi-channel customer experience.

Originally from Ohio, Colleen is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Colleen lived on Skidaway Island in the past and is thrilled to be back with her husband Mark, their daughter, Savannah Marie, and their two, four-legged, furry children, Lola, and Beau! While Colleen has lived in many beautiful places, she has always maintained that Savannah, particularly Skidaway Island, is the most magical place on earth!

Ken Hammock

Ken Hammock

Director of Food & Beverage

Southern to the core, Ken was born in Alabama and grew up in Atlanta, GA. Putting himself through college at Georgia State University, he had a part-time job working for a local eatery. Little did he know this would develop into a true passion that would evolve into a 35-year rewarding career.

His background is diverse, having worked in venues from hotels and restaurants to country clubs and retirement communities. Over the course of his career, Ken has had the opportunity to work and learn from some extraordinary properties. While in Atlanta he worked for the Atlanta Athletic Club and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Through these properties he was able to broaden his skills and develop a flair for the industry. In 2005 Ken relocated to Charleston, SC where he was general manager for the longest continuously running restaurant in the city. Ken fell in love with the coast and would eventually move to Savannah as the Clubhouse Manager for Savannah Country Club.

Ken returned to Atlanta to work, many years later, for Marriott again. He had no idea how much he would miss the picturesque views of Savannah and coastal living. So, when the opportunity to come back to Savannah presented itself at The Marshes of Skidaway, he seized the moment. He has been with The Marshes since May of 2024. When not at The Marshes, Ken can be found checking out local restaurants, cooking, and spending time with friends.

Lauren Dutko

Lauren Dutko

Health and Wellness Navigator

Lauren Dutko joined The Marshes of Skidaway Island in March 2019 as health and wellness navigator. She received her Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Social Work and certificate in gerontology from the University of Georgia. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified advanced social work case manager and a certified grief counseling specialist.

Since 1993, Lauren has enjoyed working in diverse medical and health care settings, ranging from Washington, D.C., to Africa. One of the most unique and memorable experiences was her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa.

Lauren lives with her husband and daughter on Wilmington Island, GA. They love the beach and traveling.

Sherry Hattle

Sherry Hattle

Director of Nursing

Sherry has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years. Her experience includes serving as a State Surveyor in Georgia, as well as conducting survey work all over the United States as a Centers for Medicare and Medicare Surveyor. She joined The Marshes of Skidaway team as our Director of Nursing in April of 2023.

Originally from southern Ohio, and a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan, Sherry loves living on Tybee Island. In her free time, she finds herself on the beach with a book.

SHALSI Board of Directors

Thomas E. Souls headshotTom Souls worked in the international energy industry for 30 years in senior management positions in transportation, marketing, retail, manufacturing and strategy functions for ConocoPhillips.  A native New Englander, he moved 15 times to live across the U.S.A., England and Moscow before retiring to The Landings in 2010.  He is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in civil engineering and did post-graduate work at The London School of Economics.

In retirement, Tom has served on the Board of The Landings Club and committees of The Landings Association.  While on the Club Board, he led the successful project of building the new Marshwood clubhouse, The Deck at Franklin Creek and expansion of the Oakridge Wellness Center. Tom joined the SHALSI Board in 2021.

Tom and his wife, Sue, have 2 children and 1 grandson in Boston and California.

Adam is passionate about improving healthcare in our communities.  Over the past 15 years he has focused on increasing access to, and quality of, care while reducing administrative burdens and costs.  He currently serves as COO of Professional Credentials Exchange, a digital network for collaborative credentialing.

Adam is a graduate of Leadership Savannah and the Savannah Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of The Year program.  He also serves on the Finance Committee of The Landings Club.  His volunteer work also includes serving as Chairman of the Terry College of Business’ Young Alumni Board and serving on the Board of Directors of Alpha Epsilon Pi.

Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in business from the University of Georgia.  He is also a Leonard Leadership Scholar having earned a certificate in personal and organizational leadership from the Institute for Leadership Advancement at UGA.  Adam also holds a certificate in non-profit board management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Adam lives on Skidaway Island with his wife and two sons.  He joined the SHALSI board in 2022.

Kent Urness retired to The Landings in 2005 following a 34-year career with St Paul Companies which is now part of The Travelers.  Kent had senior management roles in St Paul, MN before leading the International business from London, England.  The international operations included responsibility for Lloyd’s of London as well as operations in Canada, UK, Spain, and Ireland.  Since retirement he has been a board member of One Beacon Insurance for eleven years in which he has served as the chairman of the audit committee.

Kent and his wife, Liz, are 8-month residents of Savannah.  During the four summer months they live in Minnesota where they spend time with their two children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Kent is an avid golfer, reader and traveler.  Kent holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Minnesota State University and is a member of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. Kent joined the SHALSI Board in 2022.

Susan Helms headshot Susan Helms graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and an Advanced Professional Degree from the University of Maryland. She practiced nursing for 43 years in various positions including Pediatric Nursing, Nurse Educator/Instructor, Certified Diabetes Educator and Patient/Staff Educator in a hospital setting. She founded the Frederick County Maryland Chapter of the American Diabetes Association and served on the Duke University School of Nursing Advisory Board. Presently she volunteers at Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric Department and serves on the One Hundred Children’s Foundation Board. She, also, enjoys assisting her husband, Dean, delivering Meals on Wheels.  Susan was elected to the SHALSI Board in 2021.

Susan and Dean have three sons, three daughters-in-law and five grandchildren.

William Darden has been a resident of Savannah since 1983.  He graduated with Honors from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1973) and graduated AOA from The University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis (1976).  He served as his medical school class president from 1974-76.  He completed a residency in general surgery and a vascular surgery fellowship from Emory (Atlanta) in 1983 before moving to Savannah to practice general surgery from 1983 – 2014.  He has practiced vascular surgery with The Savannah Vascular Institute since 2014.  He is a Fellow of the  American College of Surgeons and has served as chairman of the Committee on Applicants for District 3 Georgia for the College.  He served as chief of surgery of St. Joseph’s/Candler system and as president of the Georgia Medical Society (Chatham) in 2013 and 2022.  He has served as a delegate for the Medical Association of Georgia.  He has been a surgical volunteer with Faith in Practice (Houston) in Guatemala since 1998.  He is a new member of the board as of 2022.

He lives on Isle of Hope with his wife, Janet, who is a registered pharmacist.

Becky Keightley retired from Memorial Health as chief Communications Officer. In that role she provided executive leadership for several key areas including corporate communications and marketing, government relations, physician sales, community outreach, ethics, and several other departments.

Becky currently serves on the boards of Senior Citizens, Inc, and Junior Achievement. She has served on the boards of Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Junior League of Savannah, CASA, Royce Learning Center, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and other local boards.

Becky and her husband live at The Landings and enjoy the many outside activities there as well as traveling and spending time with their two children and four grandchildren.

Becky joined the SHALSI Board in 2022.

Sarah J. Lamar headshotSarah Lamar is a partner with the Savannah, GA law firm of HunterMaclean where she practices in the area of employment law. She received her B.A. degree from Yale University and her J.D. degree from Emory University. Sarah has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers” in Labor and Employment Law and a Georgia Super Lawyer. She is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell and listed in the highly competitive Chambers USA legal directory. Sarah is a past chair of ALFA International, a global legal networking organization. She is also a past chair of Visit Savannah, Savannah’s destination marketing organization, and has served on a number of non-profit boards in Savannah. Sarah lives in Ardsley Park with her husband Scott and their three teenage sons.  Sarah joined the SHALSI Board in 2021.

Molly Sisson headshotMolly McGinnis Lanier has been in the Financial Services Industry for more than 26 years and is now employed with Sound View Wealth Advisors where she serves as a Senior Relationship Manager, specializing in Trust & Fiduciary Services for her clients.  She has successfully completed Canon Financial Institute’s Trust School (I, II & III), holds the Series 7 & 66 licenses through FINRA and has held the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation through the American Bankers’ Association.  Since 2007 she has served as Vice President and Treasurer of the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center, Past President & 15-year member of the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, a recipient of the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award, a past Board member of The Tyson Foundation and advisory committee Board of the GSU Zach Henderson Library, and now on the SHALSI Board, elected in 2021.

Eric Larson

Eric and his wife Denise have enjoyed living in the Savannah area at The Landings since 2015. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Board at Gastops, a privately held engineering technology company based in Canada with global sales in the aviation and wind energy sectors. This role follows over 35 years in leadership and commercial roles in the energy industry in the US and Europe. He is also currently on the Board of Directors of The Landings Company residential real estate and community marketing business. Eric is an active member of the Landings Golf and Athletic Club and was formerly a Director on the Board of The Landings Association.

Care for his aging father involved a continuing care senior living campus in another city. This experience became a basis for Eric’s interest and familiarity with independent, assisted and nursing care living situations.

Eric received an MBA Finance at UC Berkeley and has a BS in Chemical Engineering.

Eric Larson joined the SHALSI Board in 2024.

Virginia Lastner

Virginia Lastner retired from an investment banking career with Macquarie Bank in Sydney and London, and Hill Samuel Securities, New York. She specialized in currency and financial risk management programs for multinational clients, primarily domiciled in Australia. Earlier in her career, Virginia was a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand/PwC in audit and taxation following her work at the Economic Policy Office of the Department of Justice in Washington DC. She earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia University and did undergraduate work at University of Maryland.

Virginia has a special interest in K-12 education. She served as a trustee of Pennsylvania’s Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) which supports 500,000 active and annuitant members with $74 billion in assets. Virginia was elected to the public-school board in Wayne, PA where she chaired finance and facilities committees during her 4-year term. While living in Connecticut, she served on the board of finance for a municipality and as private school trustee.

Since moving to Savannah in 2021, Virginia has served on various Landings Club committees and philanthropic organizations. She and her husband Mark have a son, daughter and son-in-law who reside in Northern Virginia.

Louise McDonald

Louise McDonald has over 40 years of experience and a deep understanding of the complexities of the broad global healthcare spectrum, international leadership, and strategic business development.

She retired from Herman Miller (now Miller Knoll), in 2017 as President, Healthcare & Executive Vice President, focusing the business on solutions and healthcare specific products designed to enhance the clinical space and patient care.  Previously she was President, International and Chief Marketing Officer for Welch Allyn, Inc. (now Baxter) a manufacturer of medical diagnostic and patient monitoring devices.

Louise holds a Diploma in Biology from Loyola College, Montreal, a BSc from McGill University and an MBA from the Simon Business School, University of Rochester.

She most recently served on the Wall Family Enterprise Board (Madison, WI) and as Chair of Governance, Past Chair and Member of the Compensation Committee and Voting Member of the Business Advisory Council representing family ownership. She has also served on the Boards of CNY Works; Community General Hospital in Syracuse, NY; Executive Advisory Council, Simon Business School; the Advisory Panel of the Women Business Leaders (WBL); and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. She was active with Professional Women in Healthcare (PWH), NACD, Susan G Komen and currently volunteering her time with the Savannah Book Festival, Village Library Board, and the Landings Women’s Golf Association.

An avid golfer and outdoor enthusiast, she lives full time at The Landings with her husband Glen Pilon, and Goldendoodle, Chelsea.

Jesse Ruben grew up in the Boston area.  After graduating with a business degree from Bentley University, Jesse started his professional career at The Gillette Company in Boston where he worked for over 10 years in positions of increasing responsibility. After P&G’s acquisition of Gillette, Jesse and his family moved to The Landings and Jesse took the position of Director of Finance for Net Jets International, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, where he worked for 5 years.

When the Director of Finance position at The Landings Golf & Athletic Club became available, it was too good to be true! He has served in that role for now 12 years and is excited to learn something new about a community he is passionate about.

Jesse Ruben has been a resident of The Landings since 2005.  He and his wife Degi, who is a native to Savannah, have two children that are currently 17 and 13 years old. Jesse joined the SHALSI Board in 2022.