Stoney Brook is an award winning Assisted Living and Memory Care facility serving residents of Waco, Hewitt, Woodway, McGregor, Robinson, Speegleville, China Spring, Lorena, Bellmead, Lacy Lakeview, Moody and more...
Cassandra joined Stoney Brook as the Executive Director in August 2015. She has over 17 years experience in the health care industry 15 of which were with the Department of Veteran Affairs. She has been a nurse for nine years. Prior to accepting the position at Stoney Brook she worked as a Wellness Director in an assisted living facility in Cedar Park, Texas. Cassandra has a degree in Clinical Service Management from Texas Tech University and became a Certified Assisted Living Administrator through Long Term Care Education. She served for five years in the United States Army. She enjoys fellowship with her church and spending time with her family. She resides in Temple with her husband David and their three daughters, Ahkeela (22) Tiesha (20) Dailonnie (3) and two basset hounds.
Assistant Director of Nursing
Betty joined the Stoney Brook family with 20 plus years of nursing experience. She began her love of caring for people in 1978 as a CNA (certified nurse’s aide) and then went on to earn her degree as a nurse. Her early experience in nursing was at MD Anderson in Houston, TX. It was here that Betty learned an entirely different way of looking at life in general. After eight years of service, she then relocated to Central Texas area. It was here in Central Texas that Betty began her career in long term care. First as an infection control coordinator then eventually moving into the position of Assistant Director of Nursing.
Betty is married to Joseph Richard and has three children. They are also the proud grandparents of five granddaughters and one grandson. Betty loves spending time with her family and working in her church.
Betty has a genuine love for people and truly feels that she can make a difference in the lives of the staff she leads, the people she works with and the patients she cares for.
Rodney Drake is the Maintenance Director for Stoney Brook of Hewitt. He became a part of the family in November 2014, where he served as the Maintenance Director of our Copperas Cove branch. In September 2016, Rodney transferred to our Hewitt branch.
Rodney feels he has found his calling in serving the senior community. He considers it an honor working at Stoney Brook and has developed close bonds with the residents. He enjoys talking with the residents and learning about their amazing life stories and individual talents. The residents are very dependent on Rodney to keep the community safe and in working order. He truly loves his job.
Rodney has been married to his wife, Alaisa, since 1998 and they have 3 beautiful children, Kenzie, Ashton, and Travis. His family lives 25 miles outside of Waco in Lott, Texas. Rodney is very active in his community by coaching youth football and baseball and serving as a member of the Rosebud-Lott school board.
Memory Care Director
Lotoya Raphiel was born and raised in Waco, TX. She developed an interest for nursing at age 21 and began her career as a certified nurse’s aide (CNA). In 2008 she obtained her certificate as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN). Since then she has worked in skilled nursing facilities, as a pediatric nurse and in Alzheimer’s’ assisted living communities.
Lotoya is a nursing supervisor for our team in Hewitt. She has a passion for nursing and loves caring for her residents. Her mission is to obtain the highest level of therapeutic care possible for resident’s to maintain their active daily lifestyle and ensure they are treated with dignity and respect.
Lotoya is mom to three children. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with family, attending church, traveling, outdoor activities and bingo.
Bridget began as Activity Director for Stoney Brook of Hewitt, in February of 2016. She realized her passion for activities and working with Seniors Citizens many years ago. She was employed as an Activity Aide, while she was attending college and earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. It was through this job as an aide that she realized not only how fun a job could be, but also what a gift it was to be working with Senior Citizens. “They have so many wonderful stories and life lessons to teach.” Bridget graduated and worked in the Retail Management Industry for 15 years, mostly as the Manager of a Hallmark Card Store. Here she was able to visit with and assist seniors frequently, and realized how much she enjoyed that part of her job. She decided to go back to school to obtain a certification in Activity Directing. After completing school and interning for many hours, she worked as an Activity Assistant in a Memory Care Facility. She has now been an Activity Director for several years and “enjoys it as much as I did when I was an aide, because the resident’s give way more to me than I could ever give to them”.
Andrea became part of the Stoney Brook family in April 2016 as the Business Office Director. She was born and raised in Hillsboro, TX and is a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science. Since then, Andrea has accumulated over 10 years of accounting and human resources experience from various office settings.
Andrea currently lives in Abbott with Aaron, her husband of 9 years, and their 4 children, Kylee (7), Dillan (5), Jacob (2), and Alyssa (1). In her free time, she enjoys working on the family farm with her husband, playing tennis, spending time with family and friends, and being involved in church activities. Andrea is very creative and has a knack for crafts and other do it yourself projects.
Andrea is very excited to be part of the Stoney Brook family.