Success Stories

At CSM, examples of individual advancement and stellar achievement are the norm, not the exception.  Below are just a few of our employee success stories.

Lawrence Green, Jr.
Employed Since 2003
Lawrence has worked his entire career at Our Lady of Perpetual Help where he began as a part-time dining services team member while in high school.  After graduation, Lawrence spent nine years learning the ins and outs of the dining room, working as a server and cook.  In 2013 Lawrence was promoted to food service director, a position that manages approximately 30 full- and part-time employees. In June 2015 Lawrence became a Certified Dietary Manager/ Certified Food Protection Professional, which he studied for through the University of North Dakota.  He has also taken the Basic Life Instructor course and teaches first aid and life support to all employees.  Lawrence continues to search for new responsibilities in the community, and in December 2016 agreed to help manage housekeeping, laundry, and janitorial services.

Amanda St. Clair
Employed Since 2012
Hired by the CSM home office in 2012, Amanda served as administrative assistant in the operations department.  She was quickly promoted to assistant property manager, where she also cross-trained in HUD compliance.  After providing support for our communities in this role for three years, she was offered the position of manager at Scott Hill Retirement Community, one of CSM's HUD subsidized apartments located in Clifton Forge, Virginia, where she has helped lead her team from 90% to 100% occupancy in less than two years. Amanda recently transitioned back to the CSM home office, using her on-site management experience to improve operations within all of the communities that she works with.

Tonya Taylor
Employed Since 1994
Tonya started her career at Our Lady of Peace as a new CNA in 1994, working in the Nursing Center and Assisted Living.  When the Christopher Center opened in 1999, Tonya excelled in caring for residents with memory loss.  She served as the Lead CNA and completed her Registered Medication Aid training.  Upon becoming a LPN in 2012, she was quickly promoted to the position of Assisted Living Unit Manager.  Tonya oversees the care of over 90 Assisted Living residents as well as providing support for the Residential Living residents.  Our Lady of Peace would not be the same without Tonya’s leadership and devotion to the residents!