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This award honors the legacy of Ron Herron a former community manager at Riverstone in Kansas City.
Ron Herron Service from the Heart

The Ron Herron Service from the Heart Award

Watch our video to learn more about Ron's legacy.

Service from the Heart

Ron and his wife Annette spent their lives dedicated to the service of others. They pioneered the Family Home Program for Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, a community dedicated to the care and guidance of boys and girls with a wide range of behavioral, emotional and academic issues.


In 2003, Ron and Annette, looking for a way to continue to serve others, began as Resident Managers at the newly built Walnut Grove community in Omaha, Nebraska. Serving seniors was an incredibly good fit for them and they continued with RLC as Marketers at Maple Ridge, our third community, and finally as Resident Managers again at Riverstone in Kansas City, Missouri. 


While at Riverstone, Ron was diagnosed with throat cancer. While the initial prognosis was encouraging, it quickly became apparent that his life on earth would be cut short by the disease. True to his joyful spirit, he and Annette hosted a “Ron Voyage” party to celebrate Ron’s life. It was his desire to see and catch up with family and friends before he passed. There was an amazing turnout, including those who had grown up in Boys Town under the positive influence of the pair. Ron died in August 2011.


At Resort Lifestyle Communities, we deeply respect, honor, and appreciate the wonderful things that Ron meant to our residents and to the company. His daily commitment and selfless efforts resulted in an incredibly happy place for our residents, and produced an endless string of ‘family’ relationships in his community. He and his wife Annette epitomized the attitude and character that we look for in every employee.

In an effort to memorialize Ron’s contribution to our family, and to help carry forward his encouraging spirit, we have named an annual award in his honor. The Ron Herron Service from the Heart Award is given each year to recognize employees who have provided truly outstanding service to our residents through the course of the year. The award will honor employees who exemplify in every way the spirit and approach that was demonstrated by Ron Herron himself.

Past Recipients

Each year, colleagues and residents in our communities nominate employees who demonstrate the kindness, dedication, and passion 

that Ron exemplified. We then surprise the winners with a ceremony and throw them a really good party.  

Their pictures and resident testimonies are below. 

2018 Recipients

Kelly Alonzo is the Lifestyle Director at Emerald Oaks in San Antonio, Texas.

Kelly Alonzo

Lifestyle Director
Emerald Oaks
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Tom Studebaker is the Concierge at Riverstone in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tom Studebaker

Concierge
Riverstone
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Michelle Hewitt is the Dining Room Supervisor at Oak Park in Katy, Texas.

Michelle Hewitt

Dining Room Supervisor
Oak Park
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Jimmy LeCara

Maintenance
Cahaba Ridge
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Eva Lawrence is Concierge at Towne Center in Fayetteville, New York.

Eva Lawrence

Concierge
Towne Center
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2017 Recipients

Chris Weldon is a Chef at Stone Oak in Hilliard, Ohio.

Chris

 Weldon 

Chef
Stone Oak 
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Stephanie Quiroz is Concierge at Emerald Oaks in San Antonio, Texas.

Stephanie

 Quiroz

Concierge
Emerald Oaks 
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Kristin Willits is the Lifestyle Director at Capital Oaks in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kristin

 Willits 

Lifestyle Director 
Capital Oaks 
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Toni Roberts oversees Transportation Services at Lakeline Oaks in Cedar Park, Texas.

Toni
 Roberts 

Transportation
Lakeline Oaks 
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Araceli Garcia is a Server at Reflection Ridge in Wichita, Kansas.

Araceli 

Garcia 

AM Server
Reflection Ridge 
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Bridgett Sharp is Lead Concierge at Sherrill Hills in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Bridgett

 Sharp 

Lead Concierge 
Sherrill Hills 
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Nick Dominguez is a Sous Chef at Coronado Villa in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Nick 

Dominguez

Sous Chef
Coronado Villa
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2016 Recipients

We are Resort Lifestyle Communities: all-inclusive senior living for those who love to live life to its fullest.

Chris 

Shuey

Kitchen Helper 
Maple Ridge
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We train the employees in our retirement communities to go above and beyond in their efforts to truly impact the lives of those they serve.

Jon 

Syphers 

Maintenance Technician
Emerald Oaks
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Our senior apartments come fully equipped with well-designed open kitchens and spacious closets.

Kevin 

Wolff 

Maintenance Technician
Robinwood
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Resort Lifestyle Communities is one of the fastest growing companies in the senior housing industry.

Kathy 

Prosser 

Lead Concierge
Stone Oak
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We're a 55 and over senior living community with a heart - service from the heart.

Rachel 

Cooke 

Dining Room Supervisor
Capital Oaks
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2015 Recipients

Kate Werman is a server at Maple Ridge in Omaha, Nebraska.

Kate 

Werman

A.M. Server
Maple Ridge
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Paula Candillo is the Dining Room Supervisor at Reflection Ridge in Wichita, Kansas.

Paula 

Candillo

Dining Room Supervisor
Reflection Ridge
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Stacy Despommier is the Lead Concierge at Reflection Ridge in Wichita, Kansas.

Stacy 

Despommier

Lead Concierge
Reflection Ridge
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Sally Mathis is concierge at Savannah Pines in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Sally 

Mathis

Housekeeper & Concierge
Savannah Pines
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Steve Jourdan oversees Transportation Services at Riverstone in Kansas City, Missouri.

Steve

 Jourdan

Transportation
Riverstone
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2014 Recipients

Jacob Garver is a server at Riverstone in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jacob 

Garver

Server
Riverstone
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David Peretta is the head of maintenance at Sherrill Hills in Knoxville, Tennessee.

David 

Perretta

Maintenance
Sherrill Hills
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Kyle Rasmussen is a server at Provident Crossings in Round Rock, Texas.

Kyle 

Rasmussen

A.M. Server
Provident Crossings
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Hannah LeBreton is the Lead Concierge at Provident Crossings in Round Rock, Texas.

Hannah 

LeBreton

Lead Concierge
Provident Crossings
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Chris Stone is the Executive Chef at Lakeline Oaks in Cedar Park, Texas.

Chris 

Stone

Executive Chef
Lakeline Oaks
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2013 Recipients

Debby Kile is a housekeeper at Riverstone in Kansas City, Missouri.

Debby 

Kile

Housekeeper
Riverstone
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Jennie Helwick is the Dining Room Supervisor at Savannah Pines in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Jennie 

Helwick

Dining Room Supervisor
Savannah Pines
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Blake LeBouef is the Lead Concierge at Lakeline Oaks in Cedar Park, Texas.

Blake 

LeBouef

Lead Concierge
Lakeline Oaks
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Sheela Goodrich is the Lifestyle Director at Lakeline Oaks in Cedar Park, Texas.

Sheela 

Goodrich

Lifestyle Director
Lakeline Oaks
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2012 Recipients

Kim Spicer is the Dining Room Supervisor at Walnut Grove in Omaha, Nebraska.

Kim 

Spicer

Dining Room Supervisor
Walnut Grove
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AnnGelina Taylor is the Lifestyle Director at Reflection Ridge in Wichita, Kansas.

AnnGelina 

Taylor

Lifestyle Director
Reflection Ridge
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Altagracia Cervantes is a housekeeper at Walnut Grove in Omaha, Nebraska.

Altagracia 

Cervantes

Housekeeper
Walnut Grove
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Alina Bogatyuk is Lead Concierge at Savannah Pines in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Alina 

Bogatyuk

Lead Concierge
Savannah Pines
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