Leadership Team Grows at Camellia Place

On Dec. 1, Andrew McFall started his new job as executive director at Camellia Place, an assisted living and memory care community on Rope Mill Road that opens in March 2016.

The hiring of McFall is the second milestone in building the organization’s leadership that includes Nathan Brandon, director of marketing and communications, and Lisa Hatton, director of sales management.

“We have built teams of professionals during our careers. But, this is special,” said Lauren Clifton of Atlanta who is a founding partner alongside Canton resident Denise Swords. “Camellia Place is a dream coming true for us. Andrew, Nathan and Lisa are part of it becoming a reality.”

McFall has worked in the luxury hospitality industry for more than 10 years. He comes to Camellia Place from the Mandarin Oriental in Atlanta where he served as director of residences. Before the Mandarin, he was resident manager at Ritz Carlton Residences in Atlanta. McFall began his career at resorts in Colorado after earning his Master of Education in recreation and tourism from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Molly, and children Rosemary and Duncan.

“The most challenging part of this new position is also the most exciting,” McFall said. “I’m applying my experience and knowledge to senior living.

“When I talk to others about the new concept of senior living that Camellia Place offers, they are surprised and excited about it,” he continued. “It’s validation that the high level of service and care I’m used to providing will be greatly appreciated by our residents.”

The first milestone in building the Camellia Place team was the hiring of Lisa and Nathan in August 2015.

Brandon began his career in ministry and most recently served as director of Cherokee County Senior Services. He brought 13 years of administrative experience in assisted living and senior services and nine years of service as vice president of student affairs at Reinhardt College to Camellia Place. The long-time Cherokee resident had planned to “retire” before a visit with Swords and Clifton.

“When they asked me if I would consider the marketing and communications position, I said, ‘Nah, I’m planning my retirement,’” Brandon explained. “But, as I thought about the place they described, I was drawn to be a part of something bigger than I ever imagined.”

Hatton relocated to Acworth from Tampa, Florida, where she served as director of marketing for Seasons Belleair. She has 14 years of progressive sales experience in the field including service at three other Florida senior living facilities, ranging from large continuing care retirement communities to assisted living and memory care.

“I feel I am in a place where I can have more of a positive impact on people’s lives,” Hatton said. “At Camellia Place, the people we serve truly will be the most important people in the room.”

Hatton also says she is glad to have the owners living just down the road and engaged in the care provided.

For more information or to submit an inquiry or resume, visit www.camelliaplace.com.

About Camellia Place

Opening spring 2016, Camellia Place is an assisted living community of residential homes that will exemplify safety, personalized quality care, compassion and joy. It’s where everything will personify its credo, adding life to years.

Located at 294 Rope Mill Road in Woodstock, Georgia, the residential community consists of 96 suites spread among six distinct one-story homes, each meeting the individual needs and lifestyle preferences of 16 residents. The community model is designed to promote a sense of hospitality, social cohesion, and greater fulfillment as well as motivate residents who benefit from assisted living, memory care and respite care.

Executive Director Andrew McFall (center) is the newest member of the leadership team at Camellia Place, an assisted living and memory care neighborhood opening soon in Woodstock. He joins (l-r) Co-Founders Denise Swords and Lauren Clifton, Sales Director Lisa Hatton and Marketing Director Nathan Brandon at the front door of the Community House where their offices will soon be located along with a library, chapel and arts studio for residents.

Executive Director Andrew McFall (center) is the newest member of the leadership team at Camellia Place, an assisted living and memory care neighborhood opening soon in Woodstock. He joins (l-r) Co-Founders Denise Swords and Lauren Clifton, Sales Director Lisa Hatton and Marketing Director Nathan Brandon at the front door of the Community House where their offices will soon be located along with a library, chapel and arts studio for residents.