Dedicated & Compassionate

Our team of licensed care providers is equipped with specialized skillsets and experiences that allow them to meet the needs of our residents while encouraging them with passion, innovation and results.

Lewis Kelley

Lewis Kelley

Executive Director

“Our goal is to provide the best experience for our residents and their loved ones.”

Executive Director, Lewis Kelley, makes it his mission to support a compassionate and competent team to help manage and operate Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit Assisted Living | Memory Care.

After graduating from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas with his Bachelor of Applied Studies in adult care home administration, Lewis went on to gather over 16 years of senior living development, operation and sales experience throughout his career.

In his position as Executive Director, Lewis uses his experience to ensure that the assisted living | memory care community is a success. Outside of work, Lewis enjoys playing sports and traveling with his two sons. Additionally, he believes that health and fitness are very important aspects of life, which he also applies in his philosophy at Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit.


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Jill Morgan

Jill Morgan

Marketing & Admissions Specialist

“I am very passionate about caring for the elderly. I feel the need to ensure that our elderly are well taken care of.”

As Marketing & Admissions Specialist for Capital Health Management, Jill Morgan is responsible for bringing new residents into the Capital Health Management family of communities. This involves building relationships not only with residents, but also their families as their loved ones transition to different levels of senior care. Within her role, Jill also focuses on marketing, advertising and community involvement.

Before joining Capital Health Management, Jill worked as the Community Education Liaison for Compassionate Care Hospice for five years and for Omega Healthcare Hospice for two years.  In these positions, Jill had the privilege of assisting individuals during the end stage of a terminal diagnoses. She also educated the professional communities about hospice services and what actually occurs during hospice.

Jill is currently located at Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit Assisted Living | Memory Care to assist as the new community grows.


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Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams

Director of Nursing

“I enjoy helping the Cross Creek team provide a meaningful place for residents with memory impairments to live and enjoy life surrounded by those who consistently love to care for them”

As Director of Nursing for Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit Assisted Living | Memory Care, Kyra Williams, MSN, RN, is responsible for building and maintaining a nursing team of compassionate leaders who excel at providing exceptional care to those who live at Cross Creek.

Kyra has been a nurse for over 20 years, specializing in geriatric nursing for most of that time. She has also worked in home health, skilled nursing, medical surgical nursing and psychiatric nursing. Most recently, she was the Assistant Director of Nursing of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at Truman Medical Center for 10 years. Kyra received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary in North Dakota.


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Mary Beth Kaup

Mary Beth Kaup

Recreation Therapist

“I enjoy providing residents with a fun and enriching recreation program that highlights their daily lives at Cross Creek.”

As Recreation Therapist for Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit Assisted Living | Memory Care, Mary Beth Kaup provides ongoing, engaging activities and entertainment for the residents in the community.

Mary Beth has been in the long term care industry for over 20 years, with the exception of two years she spent in China, teaching English and working in a local Chinese orphanage where she provided activities, supplies and comfort to the children and senior citizens.

She has been passionate about providing therapy to seniors through engaging activities and socialization since she went to college at The University of Missouri, where she majored in Recreation Therapy.

Mary Beth spends her days crafting schedules full of fun and diverse activities, as well as leading events and games and interacting with the residents. She also is the proud owner of Chumley, Cross Creek’s Therapy Dog.


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Galen Cloughly

Galen Cloughly

Executive Chef & Dietary Manager

"The most rewarding aspects of my job are the smiles on faces and twinkles in eyes when I am serving food.”

As Executive Chef & Dietary Manager for Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit Assisted Living | Memory Care, Galen Cloughly is responsible for preparing the meals enjoyed by the residents of Cross Creek, as well as hand-crafting menus based on resident preferences, seasonal favorites, top nutrition standards and fresh, local ingredients.

Galen became a certified executive chef in 1999, a Serve Safe Certified Instructor in 2014 and a certified dietary manager in 2017. Additionally, Galen has previously been named Restaurants & Institutions Magazine’s Innovator of the Year.

In his role at Cross Creek, Galen strives to meet the needs and special requests of all of the residents while making the food taste wonderful.


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Amber Russell

Amber Russell

Administrative Assistant

“I like to be known as the ‘go-to-gal’ for families and team members as I build lasting relationships with everyone in the Cross Creek community.”

As Administrative Assistant for Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit Assisted Living | Memory Care, Amber Russell operates the front desk of Cross Creek and serves as the first point of contact for all families and visitors to the community.

She also as sits in a wide range of duties involved with staffing, administration and community operations. Amber’s first job in the health care industry was as a certified medical assistant (CMA) at Blue Hills Rest Home, where she was soon promoted to administrative assistant. She then went on to work as an administrative assistant and CMA at Benton House of Lee’s Summit, where she regularly received recognition.


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Vince Piccinini

Vince Piccinini

Director of Environmental Services

“I would like to be known by the residents of Cross Creek and their family members for being kind and dependable”

Vince Piccinini, Director of Environmental Services, makes it his goal to bring kindness to all of the people he interacts with at his job and in his life.

He joined Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit Assisted Living | Memory Care with experience as a Maintenance Director and experience in humanitarian work. While Vince often volunteers locally, he has also has traveled to the Caribbean, Central America and South America to help those in need.

His favorite part of his job at Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit is getting the chance to interact with the residents and staff.


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