Together, the GoodWorks’ family brings an extensive amount of experience from the senior care industry. Love, devotion, and commitment are what sets our team apart from others, and it is our goal to ensure the best care possible is being provided to seniors. We love what we do, and we hope our passion for residents is contagious to others.
Gary is the founder and former Chairman of Morningside Management, as well as the co-founder and former VP for Development for LifeTrust America. He has previous development experience of over $300 million worth of real estate, including independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care facilities. Gary is a registered architect with health care projects in 18 states and three countries. He is a former member of the Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities, chair of State of Tennessee Assisted Living Task Force, and member/speaker of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). He is also the President of Senior Living Ministries, a non-profit senior caregiver support ministry, and the Manager of La Roccia, LLC, a senior property investment company.
Kenneth R. Holland
Director of Operations
Kenneth is the former Divisional Vice President of a national senior living company and the Charter Administrator of the largest Continuing Care Community in Nashville, TN. He has over 35 years of experience in the senior housing market, with all aspects of operations. Ken was directly responsible for property portfolios that exceeded $400 million in investment with annual operating budgets in excess of $100 million. His operating experience has included nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, freestanding Assisted Living facilities, and freestanding Memory Care communities. In 2017, Ken was inducted into the Western Kentucky University Hall of Fame at the College of Health and Human Services for his years of dedicated service in long term care and to the university.
Kristi Kennedy, CPA
Director of Finance
Kristi is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of experience. Her work experience includes financial leadership in both public and private industry, focusing in the fields of real estate, construction, manufacturing, and independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care facilities.
Ricki H. Keckley
Director of Special Projects
Ricki is the co-founder of Morningside Management and former Executive Director of Morningside of Franklin, the flagship Assisted Living facility of LifeTrust America. She has over 20 years of experience in operations, marketing, and public relations. She works as a consultant to Assisted Living developers and operators and serves on several community non-profit boards.
Carmen L. Keckley
Director of Design, NCIDQ
Carmen has over 15 years of experience as a specialist in interiors’ planning, design, equipment program contracts and project requisition, fulfillment, and installation. She holds a B.A. in Interior Design from Middle Tennessee State University.
Sherry L. Coss
Sherry has more than 20 years of experience with passion in the senior market. Her specialties include public relations, marketing, relationship building, communications, and social media. She thrives in an environment that requires creativity, planning, and leadership.