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Leadership Team

Lindsay French: Executive Director

Lindsay is originally from Rochester, NY and started her healthcare career at 15 years old working in an assisted living facility. Lindsay received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and MBA at The Citadel. She and her husband and two dogs live on John’s Island and enjoy getting out on the water, traveling, and spending time with their families.

Lisa McLeod: Director of Sales and Marketing

Lisa is our Director of Sales & Marketing with over 15 years’ experience in senior care. She graduated from Merrimack College with a BA in Sociology and a minor in education. She received her CRCF license about 13 years ago. She has also worked with a private duty home care company, as well as hospice. Lisa and her husband have 4 children and 2 beautiful labs.

Melodie Garman: Director of Nursing

Melodie has 22 years of experience in skilled nursing. She has a Master of Nursing degree in leadership and management from Walden University. She also achieved two post-master’s certificates in nursing education and nursing informatics. In her free time, she enjoys teaching as an adjunct clinical instructor for a local nursing school, pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, and spending time with family and friends outdoors.

Renee Elson: Director of Rehabilitation

Renee Elston has over 12 years of experience in therapy services. She is new to Charleston from Northwest Louisiana and brings us her energetic, outgoing personality and will bring enthusiasm to our community!

Leah Hall:Life Enrichment Director

Leah Hall is originally from Kings Mountain, NC, and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology from Belmont Abbey College. With a 9-year-old daughter by her side, they share a passion for arts and crafts, traveling, and basking in beach adventures together. Her dedication to the residents of Kempton of Charleston shines through as she enjoys spending quality time with them. Striving to create enjoyable, engaging, and meaningful activities, she fosters a warm and inviting atmosphere for all.

James Pinto, CALA, CDM, CFPP : Head Chef

Chef Jamie moved to Summerville, South Carolina from Manahawkin, New Jersey in early 2023 with his wife Elizabeth. Their children reside in New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia along with their seven grandchildren. Chef Jamie has been in the hospitality and food service industry his entire career, attending culinary school at the Academy of Culinary Arts. He is a Certified Dietary Manager, Serve Safe Certified, a Licensed Assisted Living Administrator and has experience with full-service kosher operations and services. Throughout his career Chef Jamie has worked as a Chef Educator, Director of Dining Services, and an owner/operator of his own restaurant.

Courtney Bosch: Admissions Director

Courtney Bosch is a Charleston, SC native with a background as an Occupational Therapy Assistant specializing in geriatric care. She now brings her expertise to Kempton of Charleston, handling admissions, sales, and marketing. Courtney is a proud wife of 20+ years and mother of three, with 2 children in the military. She finds joy in family time, boating, reading, and volunteering at local dog shelters. Her passion lies in making a positive difference in people’s lives every day.

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Kempton of Charleston

194 Spring Street
Charleston, SC 29403