Director~ Cindy Perkins

Wellness Director~ Nikki Harrison

Business Office Manager~ Kara Roe

Dietary Supervisor~ Carla Simmons

Memory Care Coordinator~ Wendy Bollinger


Cindy Perkins

Cindy Perkins is the Director at Courtyard Estates of Knoxville. Cindy joined Courtyard in February of 2016 and brings years of healthcare, marketing and administrative experience to our team. Her main goal is to maintain a quality environment for our seniors, their families and our team members. She and the Courtyard team do their best to see that the delivery of care and service to our seniors is top notch.

Cindy is the proud mother to two daughters, son in laws both named “Nathan”, and to our Courtyard Estates Mascot…her dog, Lucky. Both Cindy and Lucky love working with seniors and hearing their stories of years past. “I am thrilled to be a part of their life and in some small way, make this chapter a really special time for them and their families. It is wonderful to be in a position to help make their golden years as shiny and sparkly as possible. Each day, I am so appreciative to be a part of such a wonderful community where we really have collected the best seniors around!”

If you have any questions regarding Independent or Assisted Living, Memory Care or just the day to day operations of Courtyard Estates of Knoxville, Cindy would be glad to meet with you and to personally share with you the glow that resonates within our beautiful Independent and Assisted Living Facility that we call, “home.”


Nikki Harrison

Nikki Harrison is the Wellness Director, here at Courtyard Estates of Knoxville. Nikki joined the Courtyard team prior to the facility’s grand opening in December of 2015. Prior to joining Petersen Health Care, she had 10 years of working in skilled care as a Licensed Nurse Practitioner. Some of her daily duties include scheduling, supervising the nursing staff, passing medications to our tenants as well as tending to their medical needs. Nikki loves spending time with our tenants most of all; whether it be listening to stories from their past, taking care of them or participating in an event or an activity.

If you have any questions as to what kind of Nursing Care we can provide your loved one here at Courtyard Estates of Knoxville, feel free to speak to Nikki. She would love to sit down and answer any questions you may have.


Kara Roe

Kara Roe is the Business Office Manager at Courtyard Estates of Knoxville. Kara joined the Courtyard team in April of 2016 and wears many, many hats to our staff, tenants and family members. Some of her daily duties include, organizing and facilitating our daily wellness program, assembling our monthly newsletter, assisting with community and facility events, planning our daily activities, and managing our Business Office.

 After 12 years of being a self-employed hair stylist here in Knoxville and a Clinical Cosmetology teacher at Carl Sandburg College for a handful of years, she found her true calling in health care as an integral part of our Courtyard family.


Carla Simmons

Carla Simmons is the Dietary Manager at Courtyard Estates of Knoxville. Carla joined the Courtyard team prior to our grand opening in December of 2015. Carla has brought 14 years of cooking and catering experience to our Dietary Department. Some of Carla’s daily duties include cooking delicious, home cooked meals for our beloved tenants and guests, planning our menus according to our tenants preferences and scheduling our Dietary staff. What Carla enjoys most is visiting with the tenants and cooking them one of their “family favorites”.

If you have any questions regarding our dining experience or would like to suggest one of your “family favorites”, Carla and our Dietary staff would be glad to meet with you!


Wendy Bollinger

Wendy Bollinger is our Memory Care Coordinator in Betty’s Garden at Courtyard Estates of Knoxville. Wendy joined the Courtyard team prior to our grand opening in December of 2015 and has been instrumental in growing our “Coming Home” program within all PHC Betty’s Gardens. In previous years, she has spent her time caring for developmentally disabled individuals and the elderly. Some of Wendy’s daily duties include facilitating appropriate activities for all levels of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, helping our tenants with Activities of Daily Living, scheduling staff members and creating a monthly activity calendar.

If you have any questions about “Coming Home” within our Betty’s Garden, she would be glad to share our highly innovative technology and programming with you.

Meet Your Department Heads was last modified: December 20th, 2016 by cyeknoxville