Meet our Team

A Team With Compassion

Galloway Ridge is led by a team of more than 350 caring and energetic professional staff members who provide support, services and activities for Galloway Ridge residents and members of the Duke Center for Living Health and Wellness Center.

Bob Zimmer

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer

Bob joined the leadership team of Galloway Ridge in 2011 as Director of Finance. In 2012 he was promoted to Associate Executive Director and became Executive Director in December 2014.  He has over twenty-five years of experience in non-profit management.

He is a highly professional team leader capable of effectively communicating with diverse constituencies and he is able to effectively analyze situations, plan strategically, make decisions and successfully manage all details through completion.

Bob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Dallas, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas as well.

Adam Melton

 Associate Executive Director

Adam joined the leadership team of Galloway Ridge in 2016 as Director of Healthcare Services. In 2017, he was promoted to the role of Associate Executive Director. Adam has over 15 years of experience in healthcare administration, with a majority of that time in Life Plan Communities. Adam also has the distinction of spending time in both the profit and non-profit sectors of the long term care industry.

In his role as Associate Executive Director, Adam is responsible for overseeing the operations that create the “resident experience” at Galloway Ridge. He is also passionate about advocating for the aging services industry on the local, state, and federal levels. He currently assists LeadingAge NC with policy matters and serves as a board member with the Chatham County Council on Aging.

Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of North Carolina.

 Dana Boylan-Walker

Senior Director of Finance

Dana joined the leadership team of Galloway Ridge in March 2015.  She is a results-driven executive that brings 20 years of non-profit financial management experience to the company.  Before Galloway Ridge, Dana served as Chief Operating Officer for the Guilford County Partnership for Children, a NC Smart Start initiative, serving children birth to age five.  Throughout the years she has developed a deep commitment to improving the lives of others and is dedicated to serving our communities.

Dana obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from NC A&T State University and also holds a Master of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. She is responsible for managing the financial risk, financial planning, financial reporting and the analysis of financial data for Galloway Ridge.

Dana is truly excited to be a part of the Galloway Ridge leadership team. She has a high interest in serving the needs of a growing community of active-minded retired citizens.

Missy Johnson

Senior Director of Marketing and Sales

Missy joined the marketing and sales team at Galloway Ridge in 2013 and was promoted to Director in 2016. She brings over 25 years’ experience in gerontology and marketing to her current leadership position.  Before moving to North Carolina, Missy honed her skills as editor for All About Seniors, a community senior resource magazine serving the upstate of South Carolina. As a founding partner for All About Seniors, she developed her entrepreneurial spirit and her desire to serve the aging population. She also established fundraising and community recognition events, including the Upstate Caregiver Awards.

In addition to a life-long passion for working with the aging community, Missy also has a strong commitment to advocacy for quality of life issues. She has served on the board of directors for Alzheimer’s Association-South Carolina Chapter and Meals on Wheels-Greenville. She also shared her expertise through volunteering as a member of the Bon Secours St. Francis LifeWise advisory committee, Senior Action marketing committee, Arthritis Foundation Gala committee, and the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee. Missy has been recognized as one of the Best and Brightest by Greenville Business Magazine and a Dream Achiever by the YWCA.

While earning her Masters of Developmental Psychology and a Certificate of Gerontology from University of Georgia, Missy focused on research and development for successful aging and cognitive aging. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including behavioral health, assisted living, and Life Plan communities. Her passion is evident in her ongoing relationships with Galloway Ridge residents, who always find her door open to them.

Brad Moore

Senior Director of Facilities and Technologies

Brad Moore joined the leadership team of Galloway Ridge in 2017. He brings over a decade of experience in science and technology to his role as Senior Director of Technology Innovation. He has worked as a software architect and most recently as a researcher in the life sciences.

During his career, Brad has designed and developed technological solutions for industry and research academia. He is passionate about using technology to empower and enrich people’s lives, rather than simply complicate them. He is excited to work with the residents and staff of Galloway Ridge in finding new and robust ways to solve the challenges in aging services.

Brad has a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from Duke University.

Kathy Turner

Senior Director of Human Resources

Kathy joined the Galloway Ridge leadership team in 2011. She comes with over 18 years of diversified experience in Human Resources, serving in various leadership roles. Kathy started her Human Resources career at Analog Devices Inc. in Greensboro, NC. She was promoted in 1998 to Vice President of Human Resources for Steel case/Brayton International Inc. in High Point, NC where she served for 11 years.

Kathy is a dynamic strategic leader who partners with employees to create an employee-centric culture. She encourages a free-flow of communication, ideas and innovative thinking throughout the organizational structure. She has a passion for nurturing talent by giving each employee an opportunity to grow, learn, develop skills and pursue goals.

Kathy’s professional career also includes experience in all facets of Human Resources including Employee Relations, Performance Management, Strategic Workforce Planning, Succession Management, Employment Law and Compliance, Health, Safety, Benefits and Compensation.

Kathy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She holds the designation of Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute.

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