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Ron Herron Service from the Heart

2018 Ron Herron Service
from the Heart Award

RLC Residents:
Nominate a deserving employee from your community today.

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. 

2017 Recipients

Chris

 Weldon 

Chef
Stone Oak 

Stephanie

 Quiroz

Concierge
Emerald Oaks 

Kristin

 Willits 

Lifestyle Director 
Capital Oaks 

Toni

 Roberts 

Transportation
Lakeline Oaks 

Araceli 

Garcia 

AM Server
Reflection Ridge 

Bridgett

 Sharp 

Lead Concierge 
Sherrill Hills 

Nick 

Dominguez

Sous Chef
Coronado Villa

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

Kevin 

Wolff 

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

Kathy 

Prosser 

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

Rachel 

Cooke 

Dining Room Supervisor
Capital Oaks

2015 Recipients

Kate 

Werman

A.M. Server
Maple Ridge

Paula 

Candillo

Dining Room Supervisor
Reflection Ridge

Stacy 

Despommier

Lead Concierge
Reflection Ridge

Sally 

Mathis

Housekeeper & Concierge
Savannah Pines

Steve

 Jourdan

Transportation
Riverstone

2014 Recipients

Jacob 

Garver

Server
Riverstone

David 

Perretta

Maintenance
Sherrill Hills

Kyle 

Rasmussen

A.M. Server
Provident Crossings

Hannah 

LeBreton

Lead Concierge
Provident Crossings

Chris 

Stone

Executive Chef
Lakeline Oaks

2013 Recipients

Blake 

LeBouef

Lead Concierge
Lakeline Oaks

Sheela 

Goodrich

Lifestyle Director
Lakeline Oaks

Debby 

Kile

Housekeeper
Riverstone

Jennie 

Helwick

Dining Room Supervisor
Savannah Pines

2012 Recipients

Kim 

Spicer

Dining Room Supervisor
Walnut Grove

AnnGelina 

Taylor

Lifestyle Director
Reflection Ridge

Altagracia 

Cervantes

Housekeeper
Walnut Grove

Alina 

Bogatyuk

Lead Concierge
Savannah Pines