Our Amazing Staff
From the front entry at Prairie House to the back door of the kitchen, every member of our dedicated staff loves to meet the unique needs of our residents. Our team is experienced, compassionate, and professional. We have the greatest staff members around, whose daily desire is to make TODAY a wonderful day for our residents.
As energetic as they are fun to be around, our team at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care really enjoy working together! And when working together is fun, the joy is contagious! Our nurses, activity directors, housekeepers, professional chefs, therapists, office managers, and maintenance pros are all here to serve you and your loved ones.
Kim Crenshaw – Executive Director
Kim began her career in working with Seniors as a Geriatric Mental Health Therapist and eventually transitioned into Senior Living. She comes to Prairie House with more than 22 years of experience in health care and senior living. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in psychology from the University of Arizona.
Prairie House addresses an unmet need in the neighborhood, providing the residential amenities seniors want today. “It is an honor to head up this beautiful new community for so many reasons—not the least of which is its immediate access to exceptional medical attention at the hospital if needed,” says Crenshaw.
Family is important to Kim. She has three children—ranging in age from 15 to 20—and she was a Girl Scout Troop Leader and Cub Scout Den Leader for years. It’s not surprising she identifies with the sense of family, community, and belonging that’s a hallmark of Prairie House.
Anthony Fleming – Director of Sales and Marketing
Anthony joins our team with over 17 years of service within senior living and long term care. Originally from Arkansas, Anthony moved to Tulsa 13 years ago to pursue his career in long term care administration. To know Anthony is to know his passion for delivering quality service for seniors and his heart for those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.
He is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Alzheimer’s support group facilitator, and a licensed assisted living administrator since 2011. “It occurred to me several years ago I was on the path I was meant to lead — my personality aligned with my purpose and that’s a pretty magical thing. I wake up every day blessed to serve in my capacity,” says Fleming.
Anthony still makes time to visit his family in Arkansas and enjoys time outdoors, in the mountains, and travels any chance he gets. He is an avid distance runner, loves staying active, and spending time with his four French bulldogs (Queenie, Jiggy, Maddie, & Peabo).
Cherie Wallace – Director of Sales
Cherie Wallace serves as our Director of Sales with many years of experience in healthcare. Cherie has a passion for serving seniors, with a heart in advocating for those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. She enjoys her daily interactions with the residents and considers herself blessed to have a career doing what she loves at Prairie House.
Originally from Scotland, UK, Cherie has raised her 4 children in Broken Arrow and considers herself a Broken Arrow “girl”.
Cherie loves cooking, gardening, and any football game or a car race. In her spare time, she enjoys lake time with her family, friends, and her dog, Roscoe.
Shelby Harrison – Director of Culinary Services
A native to Amarillo, Texas, Shelby grew up on a 700-acre cattle ranch with her parents, sister, and grandparents. Her family ran a semi-truck stop that also included a hotel and a restaurant, which sparked her passion for the hospitality industry. In the mid-’90s her parents Sheridan and Glenda Rose opened a small family-owned restaurant in the town of Claude, Texas. Shelby spent her days after school in the kitchen, helping prepare for evening dinner service, baking desserts with her mother, and serving tables of guests from the small surrounding communities. After relocating to the Green Country area of Oklahoma, Shelby graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management in 2006.
Shelby currently resides in Okmulgee with her husband David ‘Lee’ Harrison, a retired Navy Seal. Her hobbies include kayaking, fishing, and spending time with her husband’s children Hayden, Emma, and Alex.
Janie Pierre, RN – Director of Resident Services
Janie Pierre was born and raised in Carlisle, PA. After graduating from high school, she joined the United States Air Force in 1969 and was assigned to the medical field where she served 13 years including two tours (four years) at Clark AB, Philippines. There she flew with the MedEvac team, bringing wounded from Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Viet Nam back to Clark AB, Philippines. She was also involved with the humanitarian operations during that time: Operation Babylift, Operation New Life, and Operation Homecoming. While serving in the AF, Janie graduated from the University of Arkansas with an RN degree.
Upon leaving the Air Force, her career moved her to Louisiana where she worked 25 years in Surgical Services and furthered her education graduating from LSU with a degree in Management. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Janie moved to Columbia TN, continuing her work in Surgical Services. She moved to Tulsa, OK in 2016 to be closer to her children and grandchildren. We are thrilled to have Janie now serving our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents.
In her free time, Janie enjoys playing the piano and cooking.
Amy Haggard – Director of Life Enrichment
Amy Haggard serves as our Director of Life Enrichment. She was born and raised in Tulsa and attended Tulsa Community College, Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, and Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow. Amy has a passion for making seniors smile and engaging them in fun activities. She enjoys introducing new games and activities and creating memories with the residents.
In Amy’s spare time she enjoys reading, watching old movies, and spending time with her family.
Pam Lay – Activities Director
Pam Lay serves our residents as Activities Director. For more than ten years, Pam has volunteered for a number of non-profit organizations and served St. Francis Hospice, Clarehouse, and related organizations assisting elderly adults. She brings an uncommon but appreciated commitment and enthusiasm to every organization for whom she works and consistently demonstrates a unique willingness and ability to proactively look for ways to add value to the lives of the people she serves.
A lifetime Tulsa area resident, Pam is proud of her four grandchildren and lives her life to the fullest. She and her husband of 27 years enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and caring for their aging parents.
Tiffany Goodwin – Business Office Manager
Service in the United States Air Force was the beginning of Tiffany’s career in the medical field in 2007. She has been involved in senior living since 2015. She is currently working on her Business Administration degree in pursuit of her dream of becoming an Administrator in senior living.
Tiffany says, ”I have a wonderful husband who I have been married to for ten years and we have two fun-loving boys, ages 8 and 11. In my spare time, I love to read and spend time with my family going on adventures.”
Roger Garrison – Director of Environmental Operations
Roger Garrison serves as our Director of Environmental Operations. He was born in Texas and football is in his blood. Roger loves working with his hands and is led by providing service to others.
Roger has a passion for cooking and enjoys church, motorcycles, football, and spending time with our residents.