Meet the Team

Andrea D. McKinney

Generations Program Director

Andrea D. McKinney is the Generations Program director at Spring Cypress Senior Living and thrives on her passion for working with individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Her journey began at the age of 18, caring for geriatrics as a certified nursing assistant. Andrea’s experience in long-term care, skilled nursing, hospice and home health led her to obtain a bachelor’s degree in public health with a pre-nursing concentration from Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2018. In December of 2019, Andrea proudly accepted her first position with Integral Senior Living (ISL) at Spring Cypress as the Generations Vibrant Life® coordinator. She is excited about the privilege and opportunity of leading the memory care department along with support from the team of directors and staff at Spring Cypress. During her transition, she obtained a Certified Dementia Practitioner certification through the National Council for Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) and began serving as a committee member in the Alzheimer’s Association: Houston Chapter.

When she is not advocating for change, Andrea enjoys cooking and sharing recipes, running in marathons all over Texas, and spending time outdoors with her two sons and husband. Her long-term goals include obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing and excelling in her aspirations as an ISL leader. 

Jerry Stanley

Executive Director

For the past 20 years, Jerry Stanley has worked with adult seniors in various capacities, promoting independence and maximizing safety. He began his professional career as a nurse recruiter with a nationwide home health staffing agency. From there, he launched and managed an independent home health care agency for five years. Jerry entered the senior living industry in 2013, serving as a sales director, assistant executive director and executive director for communities in Texas. He is passionate about serving senior adults and holds his responsibility for their wellness and safety to the highest regard.  

Jerry, his wife and their four children relocated from North Carolina to Houston in 2021. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and an avid Minnesota Vikings fan. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling, running and trying new restaurants. 

Jamie Allen

Director of Sales and Marketing

Jamie Allen serves as the director of Sales and Marketing for Spring Cypress Senior Living. Beginning as a caregiver, she has spent more than 15 years serving seniors, and it remains a calling to this day. Caring for others comes naturally to Jamie, who finds deep satisfaction in being a resource to seniors on their journey to finding their new home. This dedication doesn’t go unnoticed; she’s earned numerous top sales awards, including the prestigious national Empath award from David Smith. 

Jamie embodies the spirit of small-town Texas. Born and raised in Cut and Shoot, she’s built a life rooted in faith, family and service. Married to her soulmate, Jeff, she cherishes their two teenagers and finds immense joy in spending time with them. Whether she’s hunting and fishing alongside Jeff or baking, Jamie prioritizes quality time with those she loves. 

Maria Hernandez

Director of Sales and Marketing

Maria Hernandez is a director of Sales and Marketing for Spring Cypress Senior Living and has more than five years of sales experience. She is incredibly passionate about working with the residents and loves the feeling of helping a family find peace of mind for their loved ones. Her mantra is “Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.” 

In her free time, Maria loves dancing, making people smile, cooking and traveling with her family. 

Martina Kynard

Resident Care Director

Martina Kynard brings 15 years of nursing experience to her position as the resident care director for Spring Cypress Senior Living. Her favorite aspect of working with the community is connecting with the residents. Martina is passionate about volunteering at the food bank, passing out supplies and food to needy families. 

Martina is an Ohio native and has resided in Texas for the last 14 years. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, cooking, or cheering on her favorite sports teams. 

Israel Charo

Building Services Director

Israel Charo brings over seven years of maintenance expertise to Spring Cypress Senior Living. Following a successful 35-year career as a tile contractor, Israel found that helping the senior community was his calling. “When it comes to helping our residents, my goal is to give our residents precedence, that I'm here for them,” he shared. 

Outside of work, Israel is a minister at his church and a dedicated father. He enjoys watching football and baseball and cheering on his team, the Astros. Israel also loves going to the movie theater and listening to good music. 

Lynn Chavis

Culinary Services Director

Lynn Chavis is the Culinary Services director for Spring Cypress Senior Living and brings more than 30 years of culinary arts experience. He has traveled the globe to perfect his craft, which is deeply rooted in Southern hospitality. His passion is to bring his love for food to the residents through culinary artistry and to provide an elegant dining experience. 

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