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.

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
Peggy joined Presbyterian Manor in March 2011. She began her nursing career as a certified nursing assistant, then went on to earn a licensed practical nurse degree from Mineral Area College in 1997 and an associate’s degree as a registered nurse in 2002. Before joining Farmington Presbyterian Manor, Peggy spent six years in nursing management positions, serving as director of medical surgical services at Jefferson Regional Medical Center and most recently at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center.

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.