Experts in Senior Living Management
When searching for a senior living and assisted living management company, be selective.
With the senior living management and operational expertise offered by the team at 12 Oaks Senior Living, your community will be in good hands.
12 Oaks Senior Living is a full-service senior living company that provides third-party senior living management and consulting services to communities. Based in Dallas, Texas, 12 Oaks operates Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities.
Along with providing exceptional service to ownership, our guiding philosophy is to help seniors thrive in our community.
Meet Our Team
Regional Vice President
Adam was promoted from the Executive Director of The Broadmoor Independent Living and Heatheridge Assisted Living in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Regional Vice President. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge being in the Senior Living industry for 10 plus years. Adam is also a licensed nurse with over 15 years of experience in the medical field.
During his tenure with 12 Oaks Senior Living, Adam has proven to be an asset in many areas including the transition of the four Tulsa area communities in April 2022. Adam has had a successful track record of maintaining zero deficiency surveys from the State Health Department. His personal philosophy is “Treat others the way you would want to be treated”.
Adam and his wife, Mary, have been married for 20 years and have two amazing daughters, Mackenzie and Morgan. In his free time Adam can be found on the lake fishing or spending time with his family either on the softball fields or serving at their church. Adam also serves as a volunteer for the Salvation Army.
TERESE CORBIN RN, BSN
Clinical Risk Management
With an extensive 25-year career in healthcare and senior housing clinical leadership roles, Terese brings valuable risk management experience and competencies to our team. With 12 Oaks Senior Living’s heightened focus on care and compliance, the addition of Terese in this senior-level position greatly strengthens our ability to provide strategic oversight and enhanced care protocols for all our communities.
Prior to joining our team, Terese worked as executive director for a large assisted living and memory care community in Dallas. Previously, she worked for a post-acute healthcare company, Oasis Healthcare, where she served as regional reimbursement specialist and director of risk management. Her background also includes regional work as a consultant and compliance officer.
Terese holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana State University and a master’s in jurisprudence with a certification in health law, policy and management from Texas A&M University. She is also an Army combat veteran serving 16 years as an accounting specialist and nurse.
RICHARD K. BLAYLOCK
Chief Executive Officer
Dick Blaylock, Chief Executive Officer for 12 Oaks Senior Living, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding all aspects of real estate development, construction and community management. In his role as CEO, he leads the 12 Oaks Executive Team, Leadership Team and Business Development Committee. He has been active in senior living since 1987, when he joined his father, Charles Blaylock, at 12 Oaks Retirement Villages to pursue senior living development opportunities and lead the marketing and real estate management functions.
In 1992, he and Charles Blaylock formed 12 Oaks Management Services, Inc., now known as 12 Oaks Senior Living, to provide development, construction and management services for 12 Oaks Retirement Villages and other senior living communities.
Prior to joining 12 Oaks, he served as a commercial real estate broker associated with Sherwood Blount and Company, Realtors. Mr. Blaylock received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Certificates of Real Estate and Real Estate Finance and Mortgage Banking from Southern Methodist University in 1981.
Vice President – 12 Oaks Solutions
Eilleen has more than 20 years of management, operations and team-building experience in her various roles during her career at 12 Oaks Senior Living. As Vice President- 12 Oaks Solutions, Eilleen is responsible for managing a team of consultants and setting the strategic direction for the division.
As a consultant for 12 Oaks Solutions, she used her experience and expertise to support property management operations in the areas of sales, marketing, leasing, CRM training and sales support, and worked with communities and third-party experts in producing marketing materials that included print and social media. She specialized in the 12 Oaks’ trademarked Symphony of Life® Memory Care programming, Sherpa CRM utilization, prospect-centered sales training, and property operations.
Eilleen joined 12 Oaks in 1999 in the role of activities assistant at Caruth Haven Court, quickly advancing and successfully taking on leadership roles at various 12 Oaks-managed communities. She served as a marketing director and an Executive Director for assisted living and memory care communities before joining the Solutions team, where she has had the opportunity to transition several communities and help build and strengthen teams. Eilleen has demonstrated success with increasing census to capacity, ensuring profitability and reputation management. Eilleen is a certified assisted living manager and has a certification from The University of Texas at Arlington in gerontology.
GREG PUKLICZ, CMA®
As President, Greg focuses, directs and coordinates all aspects of 12 Oaks’ strategic mission to thoughtfully grow and curate our platform as an exceptional regional operator of senior living communities. With his character and skills, including over 30 years of diversified financial, operational, development and executive management experience, he is well-positioned to lead 12 Oaks into the future.
Greg joined 12 Oaks in 2018 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.
His responsibilities included oversight of finance, accounting, legal, IT, business development and risk management.
He previously served as Executive Vice President & CFO for Exxir Capital LLC, an urban infill developer based in Dallas, Texas, and before, as the Senior Vice President Finance & CFO for Mady Development Corporation, a diversified development and contracting company for 25 years.
With executive experience in acquisitions, financing, community management, real estate development and construction, Greg has directed and managed projects throughout Texas, Florida, Chicago, Croatia and Ontario – notably in retail, multifamily, single-family subdivision and housing, office, high-rise and mid-rise condo, complex mixed-use projects and senior living.
Greg studied at , where he majored in Commerce and Economics (1984). Additionally, he is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA®), achieving certification from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario in 1992.
A true expert with over 30 years in human relations, Rex leads all HR activities at 12 Oaks Senior Living including payroll, compensation/ benefits, employee relations, talent acquisition/onboarding, and leadership development.
Prior to joining 12 Oaks Senior Living, Rex operated his own independent HR Consulting company, On-Demand HR, after working for a variety of larger organizations.
His prior experience includes more than 20 years with consumer product giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a multitude of roles supporting a variety of business groups, three years with Energy Future Holdings leading the HR department, and two years with Deluxe Corporation supporting six business units spanning the U.S. and Canada.
In those roles, Rex established himself as a strong business partner, ensuring human resource practices delivered results in support of organizational objectives.
Rex has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources/Labor Relations from the University of Iowa as well as a Master of Arts in Human Resources from the University of Alabama. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and DallasHR.
AARON CATOE, MAOL
Senior Vice President of Operations
Aaron Catoe, Senior Vice President of Operations, brings over 24 years of senior housing experience in the areas of operations, leasing, marketing, leadership and staff development to 12 Oaks Senior Living. Aaron’s responsibilities are comprised of oversight for the 12 Oaks portfolio in the areas of operations, leasing and marketing initiatives, and shared responsibilities for community leadership and the Regional Vice Presidents’ personal and professional development.
Aaron previously served as Regional Vice President of Operations for 12 Oaks, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for a national Senior Housing Operator, and a Sales Specialist for the same operator. In addition, he has served in community roles providing firsthand experience of Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care environments. A career ascent rooted within the leasing and marketing framework and combined with training in staff development, exposure to multiple markets, and leadership expertise produces rare perspectives to struggling, start-up and stabilized assets alike.
Aaron studied at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he majored in both Gerontology and Sociology (1996). Additionally, he is formally certified in the Character and Competence Model through the Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling. Aaron also holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Huntington University (2017), in which he graduated with a 4.0 completing literature review/thesis work on the relationship of leaders, employee behaviors, and organizational commitment.
GREG PUKLICZ, CMA®
Chief Financial Officer
With over 30 years of diversified financial, operational, development and executive management experience, Greg’s responsibilities include oversight of finance, accounting, legal, IT, business development and risk management.
Greg previously served as Executive Vice President & CFO for Exxir Capital LLC, an urban infill developer based in Dallas, Texas and before, as the Senior Vice President Finance & CFO for Mady Development Corporation, a diversified development and contracting company for 25 years.
With executive experience in acquisitions, financing, community management, real estate development and construction, Greg has directed and managed projects throughout Texas, Florida, Chicago, Croatia and Ontario – notably in retail, multifamily, single family subdivision and housing, office, high-rise and mid-rise condo, complex mixed-use projects and senior living.
Greg studied at University of Toronto-Trinity College, where he majored in Commerce and Economics (1984). Additionally, he is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA®), achieving certification from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario in 1992.
Regional Vice President of Operations
Jackie Calaway, Regional Vice President of Operations, has 30+ years of experience directing operations for organizations within the senior living and long-term care industries. Jackie is a skilled communicator and teambuilder who mentors personnel, generates loyalty and leads staff to achieve excellence. She leverages sharp analytical acumen to evaluate processes and craft cost-effective solutions that drive efficiency, productivity and profitability.
Jackie has expertise in Operations Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Startups and Turnarounds, Process Improvement Regulatory Compliance, Quality Assurance, Customer Relations, Staff Training and Development, and Budgetary Management. Jackie specializes in Resident Care protocols and Regulatory Compliance. Jackie is a Registered Nurse licensed in Texas.
Regional Vice President
Travis brings over twenty years of management, operations and training experience to his role at 12 Oaks. Travis is part of the 12 Oaks Leadership Team and uses his experience and expertise to support property management operations in the areas of sales, training, facilities, licensing compliance and food service.
He specializes in our trademarked Symphony of Life® Memory Care programming, Sherpa CRM utilization, prospect-centered sales training and all aspects of dietary operations
Travis joined 12 Oaks in 2008 in the role of Dining Director at Prestonwood Court and has remained a valued 12 Oaks employee for 12 years. He has served in various leadership roles, most notably as Dining Director and Executive Director for independent, assisted living and memory care communities. He has demonstrated success with census, profitability, turnaround and team building.
Travis attended Johnson & Wales University receiving an associate degree in Culinary Arts. He holds certifications for Texas Assisted Living Manager and Texas Food Manager and he is an Instructor of the Texas Certified Assisted Living Management course and the Texas Food Manager’s Certification course.
Regional Vice President– 12 Oaks Solutions
Michelle brings over twenty years of management, operations and team building to her role at 12 Oaks. As Regional Vice President for 12 Oaks Solutions, Michelle uses her experience and expertise to support property management operations in the areas of sales, training, and licensing compliance. She specializes in our trademarked Symphony of Life® Memory Care programming, Sherpa CRM utilization, prospect-centered sales training and property operations.
She joined 12 Oaks in 2011 in the role of Executive Director at Corinthian Retirement Community and re-joined in 2015 as Executive Director at Prestonwood Court. In the interim, she worked as the Executive Director for an independent living community. She has served the industry in various capacities, most notably as an Executive Director for independent, assisted living and memory care communities. She has demonstrated success with turnaround and underperforming properties, increasing census and profitability.
Michelle attended the University of North Texas, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She holds certifications for Texas Assisted Living Manager and for Oklahoma’s Assisted Living Administrator.
Manager Operations Coordination
Linda Green, Manager Operations Coordinator, oversees the support staff for the operational function and office management at 12 Oaks Senior Living. In addition, Linda is the Executive Assistant to the CEO and COO and Personal Assistant to the CEO, while supporting the CFO in risk management for the company.
Linda worked for Allstate Insurance Company for 18 years as a staff accountant in their Reinsurance division in Chicago before moving to Dallas.
Linda began her career with 12 Oaks at one of their managed communities, filling several positional and leadership roles during her tenure. In 2004, Linda was recruited and hired as the Administrative Assistant at the 12 Oaks corporate office. Linda brings a unique set of skills to 12 Oaks with her background in risk management and her operations experience at a senior living community.
Linda attended Harper College and Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.
Director of Accounting
Over 18 years ago, Kelli began her career with 12 Oaks Senior Living as the Business Office Manager at one of our managed Senior Housing communities. Previously, she held the same position at skilled nursing communities.
In 2006, she became Staff Accountant at the 12 Oaks Corporate office. Today Kelli’s responsibilities include oversight of all the Accounting staff and functions, Treasury and IT. Her specialty is financial reporting, SOX compliance, Yardi maintenance and implementation.
Kelli studied at Strayer University, where she earned Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
MISTY ROUNTREE, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Manager
Since joining 12 Oaks in 2007, Misty has held a variety of positions in the organization. She started in an administrative role at the 12 Oaks corporate office. She then transitioned into a Business Office Manager role at a Plano-area community, establishing all business office protocols that would ensure efficient operations. In 2009, Misty returned to the home office to lead the payroll and benefits activities, and in 2010, was promoted to Payroll Manager. In 2016, she was promoted to Human Resources Manager with responsibilities including management of all payroll, benefits, workplace injuries, onboarding, compliance and employee relations. She supervises two members of the Human Resources staff.
Misty graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resources Management.
She obtained her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in 2010 and in 2015, was awarded her SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) designation. Misty is licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as an Assisted Living Manager.
MARCUS VAN AMERINGEN
Vice President of Business Development
Marcus is a senior housing acquisition specialist bringing his 25+ years of expertise in driving investment strategy and creating value through direct oversight of property operations, leasing and capital deployment to the 12 Oaks team. Having served in several senior leadership roles integrating acquisitions, business intel, operations and marketing, Marcus offers a balanced scorecard approach to the business development of 12 Oaks.
Marcus most recently served as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions with Lloyd Jones, LLC, a Miami-based multifamily and senior housing firm. There, he oversaw, negotiated and managed all senior housing deals; led the financial analysis and underwriting process; conducted market research and due diligence; prepared presentations to the investment committee; structured deal financing; and interfaced with the COO on operational strategies and market intelligence pre- and post-acquisition. Throughout his tenure, he brought numerous off-market deals and portfolios (opportunistic, value-add and core plus) to the table.
Prior to that position, he was Principal of Marcus & Associates Senior Living, LLC, underwriting three portfolios and 20+ one-offs for acquisition.
He was Vice President of Independent & Assisted Living for Ethica Health & Retirement Communities, managing a number of properties.
Prior to that, Marcus opened the Seniors Housing Investment Sales Division at the Atlanta office of Colliers International.
Marcus earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Music from the University of Auckland, then went on to earn his Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management from Vanderbilt University.
Chief Operating Officer
A Registered Nurse, Lori brings extensive senior living experience to her role of Chief Operating Officer. She leads a team of regional managers and operational support staff in maintaining the operational and financial aspects of communities managed by 12 Oaks Senior Living communities.
Lori started her career in senior living as a Registered Nurse, spending her first seven years in the industry as a Director of Nursing. She then transitioned to operations. Prior to joining the 12 Oaks team, Lori was on the team at Holiday Retirement for 10 years. Most recently, she served as Regional Director for 15 of their communities in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Hawaii. She also held several leadership roles within Holiday Retirement, developing and launching their home care division, and leading their assisted living division, Spectrum , through sales.
A strong proponent of culture as a driving force in attaining results, Lori is poised to elevate 12 Oaks Senior Living’s already strong commitment to culture development and nurturing
Talent Acquisition Manager
Since starting with 12 Oaks in 2016, Marlene has held a variety of roles including at the community and Operations Coordinator at the home office. In 2018, Marlene joined the Human Resources team as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator and has implemented and grown the centralized recruiting function into the success it is today.