Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
About Us

Jessica Vaught LVN-Infection Control Nurse

Jessica is our Infection control nurse.  She has almost 25 years of medical profession background and 12 years of experience as an LVN in not only skilled nursing, but home health and clinic settings as well. She excels in leadership and has a passion for our residents that shows everyday.  


Marsha Taylor, LVN, Admissions Nurse   Mrs. Taylor is the Admissions Nurse for Autumn Leaves Nursing & Rehab.  She has been on staff since July 2009. She graduated from Panola College, and has been practicing as an Licensed Vocational Nurse for 14 years. Daniel Ortiz, Housekeeping Supervisor  I have been working for Autumn Leaves since 2013. I enjoy helping residents in anyway that I can as soon as I can. I have other family members in the healthcare field, we all feel a passion to help our elders.

Misty Copeland, Activity Director
I have worked in the health care field for over 6 years, specializing in special needs for adults. I have been in the health care field snce 2007. I love having the opportunity to interact with the residents here and to be able to provide them with fun activities and outings! Their smiles and hugs make my days!

Glenda Gatewood, Medical Records & Staffing Coordinator

Although Glenda is the newest member to the Autumn Leaves team, she is not new to the medical field.  She began her career in the medical field over thirty years ago. Besides having a passion for healthcare and a bright smile every day she enjoys doing the best she can do in everything she does!

Janis Cagle, Business Office Manager/HR

Janis has been working in long term care for 33 years, holding various positions caring for the elderly and disabled.  Although not directly involved with the residents, she enjoys getting to visit and assist where she can, while overseeing financial matters.

Debbi Hamlet, RN, Director of Nursing

Debbi has 22 years of experience within Long-term Care. Debbi received her RN ASN from Excelsior College in upstate New York, her LVN from Porterville Junior College in Porterville, CA, and her AS Business Administration degree from College of the Sequoias  in Visalia California. Debbi has dedicated her career to the needs of the geriatric community ,and is proud to be a member of the Autumn Leaves Nursing and Rehab Team.

Natalie Byrd HR Director

Natalie has been with Autumn Leaves since 2010 and has served in various office positions in her time with us, her favorite is of course Human Resources!!  


Tara Lingafelter – Head of Food Services  Tara Lingafelter is the Head of Food Service here at Autumn Leaves.  She been in the food service industry for 15 years and enjoys cooking and helping others.

Marla Sers, Administrator


Marla Sers is the licensed  Administrator that leads our Autumn Leaves team.  She has more than 21 years of experience in long term care, as well as a background in Social Work.  Marla finds joy in helping others and works hard to make her team feel appreciated!  The residents love the individual attention that she gives  each one of them.

Mike Young, Maintenance Supervisor

Mike Young is our Maintenance Supervisor, he comes to us with 20+ years of maintenance experience, 10 of which are with long term care. The residents adore him!