Our Leadership

Meet Our Friendly Team

At Fulton Presbyterian Manor, service starts at the top. Our mission is to provide quality services guided by Christian values, and each of us promises to live out this mission every day.

  • Dawn Smith

    Executive Director


    Dawn joined Fulton Presbyterian Manor in September 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. She previously had served as assistant administrator at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa, Kansas. Dawn has more than 16 years of Long-Term Care experience. She was named the Missouri Healthcare Association District I administrator of the year in 2007. She is a member of the Fulton Rotary Club and previously served as president, District I, Missouri Healthcare Association.

  • Tresa Allen

    MSW/Marketing/Social Services


    Tresa joined Presbyterian Manor in 2018 as an LPN and was named marketing director and social worker/social services in January 2019. She began her career as a CNA, then CMA, then LPN, and finally obtained her master of social work and worked as a social worker. Her experience gives her a unique perspective on her new role. She was attracted to Presbyterian Manor because of it’s faith-based mission. When she’s not at work, she’s playing Tomb Raider on any gaming system and spending time with her six grandchildren.

  • Lowe Cannell

    Environmental Services Director


    Lowe joined Fulton Presbyterian Manor in October 2014. He was maintenance supervisor at FRDC in Fulton prior to joining Presbyterian Manor. He has worked in heating and air conditioning since 1989, and has owned his own heating and air conditioning business twice. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia and has certifications in universal refrigeration and as a master mechanic. He is active in the Fulton community, serving on the city council and previously serving as deputy mayor and a member of the Parks and Recreation board. He also served on the school board for Kingdom Christian Academy for four years.

  • Bessie Boese

    MDS Coordinator


    Bessie was named minimum data set (MDS) coordinator in July 2017. She has worked at Presbyterian Manor since April 2005. She has worked as an evening charge LPN, a daytime charge LPN, and was the medical records unit coordinator from September 2013 until taking the MDS role in July 2017. She attended Nichols Career Center for her LPN and is attending school to become a registered nurse. She is secretary and on the board of directors for the Triple C Foundation.

  • Charles “Chas” Cramer

    Dining Services Director


    Chas joined Presbyterian Manor in January 2018. He has more than 20 years of experience in the health care food service industry. He has been a certified dietary manager since 1999. He participates in the Missouri Relay for Life and Toys for Tots, and he actively supports a number of local non-profits.

  • Kellie Starling

    Life Enrichment Coordinator


    Kellie started at Presbyterian Manor in November 2018, but if she looks familiar, it’s because she’s worked at our community before. She’s been a CMA since 1985, and a CNA since 2012. Kellie took a brief break from full time work to care for her grandchildren. When it was time to return to the workforce, she chose Presbyterian Manor.

  • Bonnie Russell

    HR/Office Manager


    Bonnie was named human resource and office manager in September 2018. She started as the administrative assistant part-time in 2016. Bonnie worked for 26 years in the Missouri Department of Agriculture. She also worked in advertising, training and human resource management for K-mart. She is a member of the VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary and held several leadership positions with the Boy Scouts of America.

  • Rita Elliott

    Assisted Living Supervisor


    Rita joined Presbyterian Manor in November 2018. She previously worked in health care as a staff development coordinator and an assistant director of nursing. She has an associate’s degree in nursing from Columbia College and Columbia, Mo., and an associate of arts in American Sign Language from Terra Community College in Fremont, Ohio. She is a registered nurse.