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The People of Blakey Hall

The people of Blakey Hall make this one of the best luxury senior living communities in the south.  Ready to work with people that become like family?  JOIN US.

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Executive Director

Ed Weeks

eweeks@blakeyhall.com

Ed joined the Blakey Hall family as the Executive Director in the summer of 2017. His passion is working with seniors to provide an energetic and stimulating environment that allows his residents to thrive and live well. His experience working within the senior care industry is extensive and diverse, and has planted roots and invested in the Blakey Hall community with his ability to provide a positive impact. Although he is proud to lead one of the highest rated communities in North Carolina, he is never satisfied and is always trying to find new innovative ways to make Blakey Hall even better.

Ed is a third generation assisted living operator with years of experience.  He has served as a regional director overseeing 10+ facilities in North and South Carolina.  He also excelled as a sales director for one of the top senior living providers in the country in the New York City metro market. Blakey Hall is a proud member of the NC Senior Living Association (NCSLA) where Ed has been a member for well over 20 years.  He was given the nod early in his career to serve as the District V Vice President for the NCSLA.  He has served on the on many committees to help shape the future of senior living for all seniors.  He has also served as a board member and was asked to serve as Chairman of the Board for Cape Fear Christian Academy in Erwin, NC.  Ed has been an advocate to protect the elderly by serving as the NCSLA representative for the Strategic Alliances for Elderly in Long Term Care (S.A.F.E.). Working along side social services, law enforcement and state agencies to provide safety and protecting our state’s most vulnerable citizens. Ed was honored to be awarded the NCSLA’s District Award in 2010 for his service to the industry.  As a member of the Education Foundation with the NCSLA, he is also an instructor for the Administrator’s-in-Training course provided by NCSLA as well as UNC-Greensboro, preparing our industries future administrators for the upcoming challenges an administrator may face. Ed is proud to be a member of the Board of Directors for the NCSLA. In 2019 he received the President’s Appreciation Award from the NCSLA for outstanding service, leadership and commitment to the NCSLA and the Senior Living Community. Ed couldn’t be prouder than to be here at Blakey Hall Retirement Community.

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Business Office Director

Dawn Walker

dwalker@blakeyhall.com

Dawn keeps Blakey Hall running smoothly with her expertise in the administrative management of Blakey Hall for the past 22 years. Her goal is to make sure that all the details are handled efficiently so that Blakey Hall continues to be a comfortable place for residents, a community that provides the best care. Her passion contributes to the feeling of trust families have when they think about Blakey Hall.

Dawn enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, watching sports, and going on new adventures

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Resident Care Director of Blakey Hall

Linda Busick

lbusick@blakeyhall.com

Linda has been a staff member at Blakey Hall since 2001. She oversees the care of residents, schedules care staff, and provides medication management. Additionally, Linda sets up training and continuing education classes for the staff. She appreciates the opportunity to work with and listen to staff members – and believes that being among the staff is like being among family.

Outside of Blakey Hall, Linda enjoys gardening, wood working, crafts.

 

Linda loves seeing the residents smile, and goes the extra mile to see it happen.

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Staff Support and Retention Director

Kimberly Hayes

khayes@blakeyhall.com

Kimberly joined the Blakey family in 2022 with over 14 years of experience in senior living communities.  

Kimberly has a passion for ensuring that residents have the best staff possible to take care of their needs.  

Outside of Blakey family life, Kimberly enjoys painting, spending time with family, traveling/vacationing, and attending community awareness events.

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Environmental Services Director 

Darren Warner

dwarner@blakeyhall.com

Darren joined Blakey Hall in 2015.  He is the holder of the special ray spray gun that sanitizes the campus.  

Outside of Blakey Hall, Darren enjoys antique shopping, flea markets, spending time with his grandkids, enjoying time at the beach, and watching hockey.

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Business Office Coordinator

Debbie Luchansky

dluchansky@blakeyhall.com

Debbie joined Blakey Hall in 2020 and joins us with over 14 years of senior community experience.  Debbie works to ensure operations run smoothly.

 

Debbie can be found enjoying crafting, repurposing/refinishing furniture, and travel outside of work.  

 

Debbie's love for the residents is most evident  

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The Cottage Unit Director

Lakisha Pulliam

lpulliam@blakeyhall.com

As the Cottage Unit Director, Lakisha loves ensuring her residents are cared for like family.  

Lakisha enjoys cooking, football, visiting the beach, and drag racing.  

Lakisha's love for the residents is most often seen at meal time, craft time, and in the sun room where she enjoys conversations with them.

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The Hamlet Activity Director

Emily Stokes

estokes@blakeyhall.com

Emily joined the Hamlet as an Activity Director in 2006.  Emily graduated from UNCG with a Bachelor’s Degree in social work and has enjoyed facilitating activities with the residents at Blakey and Hamlet ensuring that retirement are some of the best years of their lives.  

 

Outside of Blakey Hall, Emily enjoys reading, attending concerts, traveling, creating things with my Cricut, and playing with her golden retriever, Whaley.

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Director of Maintenance

Mark Walker

mwalker@blakeyhall.com

Mark has been with Blakey Hall since 2000 and ensures that the campus is maintained and in superb operational order. 

Outside of Blakey Hall, Mark enjoys hunting, fishing, watching sports like football and basketball, spending time with family, and helping with church activities.

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Become a Part of the Blakey Family

Blakey Hall values the care and expertise of all of our staff.  When you work at Blakey, you are not only caring for

some of the best families, you become family. 

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