The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge Staff

Our Staff

What differentiates one skilled nursing & rehabilitation center from another? The answer is... the people who work and reside there! The people set the tone, the atmosphere, and the expectations. At The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge, we take great pride in ensuring that everyone feels like part of our family, and that they are treated as special "guests" in our home.

The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, including a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Restorative Care Nurses, a Wound Care Nurse, state tested Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist. Our on-site Rehab, Dietary, Social Work, and Activities departments provide personalized and compassionate care to each guest. From the moment you walk through the front doors, the warmth and caring of the staff will begin to gain your trust and confidence, as they strive to exceed your expectations.

Unlike other facilities that use "contracted" staff members, each member of the team at The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge is directly employed, not "contracted". Each Team Member takes great pride in portraying "The Laurel Way of Caring", as they strive for excellence in providing only the highest standard of care and services to every guest, and to every family member and visitor. Come on in! Visit a while! Let us show you our very best... let us show you The Laurel Way.

Jessica L. Hauser, Administrator

Jessica joined The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge as Administrator in October 2011.  Prior to joining The Laurels, Jessica worked as Assistant Administrator and Administrator for skilled nursing facilities in Sanford and Asheville.

A native of Germanton, NC, Jessica is a Magnum Cum Laude graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.  She also received a Master’s Degree in Communication from ECU.  As an undergraduate, Jessica was a member of the women’s golf team, lettering all four years, and was also named an Academic All-American.

During her graduate program at ECU, Jessica worked as a research assistant and graduate instructor in addition to serving as the assistant coach to the women’s golf team.

Jessica became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 2009.

Angie Black, RN, Director of Nursing

Angie was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. She was awarded the Asheville Women's Club Scholarship and attended Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College. While in college she participated in the Nurse Extern program at Mission Hospital and graduated from AB Tech with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1996. Angie did a portion of her clinical training at The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge while working as a Certified Nursing Assistant. After graduation she continued employment at The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge as a Staff Nurse until 1999. During the next two years, Angie devoted her attention to gaining additional clinical experience at Mission Hospital and working in long-term care management. In 2001 she returned to The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge as a Management Nurse while obtaining her National Certification in Gerontology. Angie has been the Director of Nursing for The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge since 2004. When not working she enjoys spending time with her children, cooking and reading. Angie feels that her clinical experience, knowledge of industry regulations and commitment to excellence make her an asset to the team at The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge.

Melanie Morton, Director of Marketing

Melanie Morton starting as the Director of Marketing  for The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge in July 2014.  Prior to this, Melanie worked in Care Management as a discharge planner for four years at Mission Hospital.  Melanie earned her Bachelors of Social Work from Appalachian State University.  In her spare time, Melanie enjoys spending time with her dog, Waker, and hiking around our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Ashley Lyle, Director of Marketing

Ashley was raised in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and just recently moved to Asheville with her husband in 2011.  She graduated in 2009 from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing and Public Relations.  Additionally, she has had professional and clinical sales training in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Georgia, and Texas.  She has five years experience in marketing for long-term care.  In her free time, Ashley enjoys cooking, baking and hanging out with her Chihuahua, Winston.

Tara Green, Rehabilitation Services Director

Tara Green started with The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge in October of 2012 as Rehabilitation Services Director and has been a licensed PTA since 2004.  She began her physical therapy career working in a variety of settings including acute care, home health, outpatient therapy, and skilled nursing.  She has also spent time as a traveling therapist in South Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Washington, and Tennessee.