Who We Are

Canterfield is being developed by noted Atlanta-based company Medical Development Corporation. The team’s goal is to use its respective strengths in senior healthcare and the hospitality and luxury housing industries to create a senior living continuum that offers unsurpassed services and amenities backed by quality care services. Canterfield will be managed by Healthcare Management and Accounting Services.

Medical Development Corporation

Medical Development Corporation (“MDC”) specializes in the development and management of senior housing and healthcare products. The Atlanta-based company was established in 1990 and has been active in the long-term care and senior retirement housing sector for the last 18 years. Its founder and Principal, Winston A. Porter, MDC and its predecessor companies have developed close to 700 senior residential, assisted living and nursing home units with a valuation of approximately $80 million. Currently the company is affiliated, owns, and/or manages seven properties including Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida, all of which MDC was primary in their acquisition and development.

Healthcare Management and Accounting Services

Healthcare Management and Accounting Services is a firm that specializes in managing senior living residences. The company provides management oversight for communities in and around the Southeast. They are proud to be involved with Canterfield and are dedicated to providing residents with a gracious lifestyle within a continuum of care.

Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge

Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge ("MMC") is one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms; severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints; sudden heart failure; and non-healing wounds. Methodist Medical Center is part of Covenant Health and dedicated to delivering top quality medical services.

Our Directors


Kathy McCameron

Executive Director

Kathy McCameron has been the Executive Director for our Oak Ridge location since its inception. She started with us in May of 2013. She has been able to build an incredible team of leaders to assist with the oversight of our community. Kathy started her career in healthcare as a CNA (certified nursing assistant)in 1990. While she loved the work she found that CNA were not always treated well by their nurses. She thought if she ever became a nurse she would treat the CNAs better, and she did starting in January of 1994. As a nurse Kathy knew she made it a better day for the residents she cared for. However, she felt like to impact the residents and staff more she needed to take on more responsibility. During her years in healthcare she served as a floor nurse, supervisor, Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing. In 2006 Kathy was asked to except the position of Executive Director in Assisted living. She has not looked back since taking that position. Kathy and her team continues to try and find ways to better serve Canterfield of Oak Ridge. She has been able to build and maintain one of the strongest teams in Assisted living. Her “Right always wins” philosophy has take this community from good to great! Just ask any of the residents and family members at Canterfield of Oak.

Tadza Merritt

Business Office Manager

Tadza Merritt began her career in long term care 15 years ago as a part time file clerk at a nursing home in Johnson City, TN. Over the course of the next year, she gained experience and learned the importance of networking. That job and the connections she made led her to first full time job in long term care. She was hired as an Administrative Assistant at a small Independent Care Facility in Limestone, TN. She immediately took to her new role and continued to try to learn everything she could about the business. As God’s plan would have it, an interim administrator was sent to her little facility in Limestone. He gathered all the staff and told about himself including a project he was involved with in Oak Ridge, TN and the rest is Canterfield history.

Nikole Thornton

Director of Activities

Nikole was born in Mansfield, Ohio in 1974. When her daughter was ready for school, she became certified in the ACE Christian School Program and taught for four years. She later had a son and volunteered at his school for three years. Teaching and being a teacher's aid gave her incredible insight for activities that involve hand-eye coordination, balance, exercise, keeping the brain active, and several other activities that have come in use for the older generation. She feels truly blessed to be able to share her life with the residents of Canterfield and is looking forward to a long and fulfilling career as the Activity Director at Canterfield of Oak Ridge.


Casey Duncan

Director of Marketing

Casey began her career in Senior Living in 2007. She served as a CNA for a local assisted living in Greenville, NC as a sophomore in college. She graduated from East Carolina University where she earned her degree in Family and Community services in 2010. During that time she received a promotion to Activities Director where she served two more years within that same community. In 2012 she moved to Tennessee with her significant other and beloved animals. She received her 2nd promotion and became the Sales and Marketing Director. In 2013, she had the opportunity to join a new team and help open Canterfield of Oak Ridge. She has been with Canterfield since the very beginning! Casey truly has a love for seniors and is always looking for more ways to serve seniors in her community.

Shannon Roberts

Director of Nursing

Shannon was born and raised in Oak Ridge, TN. She began her healthcare career in 1996, beginning as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She later attended Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman, graduating with honors and gaining her LPN license. She was promoted to management in 2005 as Memory Care Director, and in 2006 moved to the role of Director of Nursing. Shannon is the Director of Wellness at Canterfield of Oak Ridge, a part of the original team helping to open the community in 2013.

Brian Roberts

Maintenance Director

Brian Roberts has been the Director of Maintenance at Canterfield of Oak Ridge since 2016. He thoroughly enjoys the relationships that are built with residents and families through this position. He has a background in construction and is a certified welder and all around handyman. In his free time, he likes to cook, usually outside using his favorite smoker. He has created an award winning smoked salsa recipe!


Mindy McNabb

Executive Chef

Mindy is a native of Oak Ridge and she loves living in East Tennessee. A graduate from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Toursim, Food & Lodging...Go Vols!!! She has been in the senior care industry for over 12 years. Mindy's passions are food, family and sports. Over the years she has helped with the wellbeing of her grandparents, parents, and other family members. Good Food and Good Times make her a happy person.