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. 

2021 Recipients

Villy Shank


Lead Concierge

Stone Oak

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David Smith


Executive Chef

Oak Park

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Mary Coleman


Lead Concierge

Chenal Pines

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Loretta Dotson

Lead Concierge

Emerald Oaks

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Mark Bagdon

Maintenance

Chartiers Bend

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Jennifer Frain

Dining Room Supervisor

Provident Crossings

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2020 Recipients

2020 Ron Herron Award Winner Liz Meyers

Liz Meyers


Lifestyle Director

Stone Oak

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2020 Ron Herron Award Winner Tony Saputo

Tom Saputo


Transportation Services

Ashwood Square

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2020 Ron Herron Award Winner Dawn Herrada

Dawn Herrada


Server

Emerald Oaks

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2020 Ron Herron Award Winner Kim Rigg

Kim Rigg

Lead Concierge

Copper Springs

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2020 Ron Herron Award Winner Kim Spicer

Kim Spicer

Lifestyle Director

Walnut Grove

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2019 Recipients

2019 Ron Herron Award Winner Theresa Charlamagne

Theresa Charlamagne


Head Housekeeper

Bradford Square

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2019 Ron Herron Award Winner Devon Melby

Devon Melby


Lifestyle Director

Oak Park

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2019 Ron Herron Award Winner Kathy Miller

Kathy Miller


Lead Concierge

Daniel Pointe

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2019 Ron Herron Award Winner Joe Schulze

Joe Schulze


Maintenance Technician

Reflection Ridge

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2019 Ron Herron Award Winner Pauline Cooney

Pauline Cooney


AM Cook

Coronado Villa

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2019 Ron Herron Award Winner Emily Guy

Emily Guy


Lead Concierge

Capital Oaks

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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

2020 Ron Herron Award Winner Kim Spicer

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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