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Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community has recently added several new employees to its management team.

Arbor Acres - Lisa McClellanLisa McClellan has joined the staff in the newly created position of Director of Talent and Work Life Enhancement Arts. Lisa oversees talent management and personnel policies, compensation strategies and benefit programs, and training and development for over 300 full-time and part-time employees. McClellan has over twenty years’ experience in the Human Resources field. Her prior work experience includes American Honda Motor Company, Inc., in Ohio; Rescare, a provider of services to people with disabilities, also in Ohio; and most recently as consultant for Miles-McClellan Construction in Greensboro.

Arbor Acres - Bethany VernonBethany Vernon serves as Director of Continuing Care Arts. Ms. Vernon joined Arbor Acres in December, 2011. Prior to joining the staff, she served as Director of Children and Youth Ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church in Asheville, NC. Ms. Vernon guides the process of determining the appropriate level of care for residents as they move through the continuum of services provided at Arbor Acres.

Arbor Acres - Denni PeeblesDenni Peebles has joined the community as Director of Philanthropic Arts. She leads stewardship and donor relations efforts and oversees programs to enhance Arbor Acres’ financial assistance efforts for residents in need. Prior to coming to Arbor Acres, Ms. Peebles was Director of Development for The Centers for Exceptional Children, and has over 30 years of management experience in the legal arena.

Arbor Acres - Meredith LindelMeredith Lindel has taken on the dual position of Volunteer Services and Internal Moves Manager. She recruits and trains volunteers for service opportunities at Arbor Acres and coordinates residents’ physical moves on campus. Before joining the staff at Arbor Acres, Ms. Lindel owned Clutter Solutions. She continues to be an active community volunteer.

Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community, Inc., is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Winston-Salem, NC, offering a high quality continuum of service and care for independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. Established in 1975 as a ministry of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, Arbor Acres encourages the independent, active lifestyle of today’s older adults. Arbor Acres commitment to excellence has led to full accreditation by the Continuing Care Accreditation commission of LeadingAge, formerly known as the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, based in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit