Spotlights on Care

Kissito Healthcare Spotlights on Care

Our employees are the reason for our success, and we value the dedication and commitment of all our employees. That is why we are introducing our “Kissito Spotlights on Care,” which highlights employees from our centers who embody our Core Values: Integrity, Passion, Excellence, and Respect (IPER). 

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Koby Johnson

Administrator-In-Training (AIT)

Mulberry Creek Nursing & Rehab

“Kissito has introduced to me an organization filled with those that share similar principles and find value in service. It is my goal to affect positive change for as many people as possible and Kissito provides me the tools, resources, and platform to do just that,” Johnson said.

Koby Johnson

Administrator-In-Training (AIT)

Mulberry Creek Nursing & Rehab

Koby Johnson began his career with Kissito by completing the prerequisites needed to become a licensed nursing home administrator, which included completing his Administrator-in-Training program at Mulberry Creek Nursing in Rehab.

As an administrator, Kissito has provided the tools and resources to be effective, efficient, and proficient for my teammates, residents, and their family members.

“Our core values integrity, respect, passion, and excellence are principles that I believe are shared tenets of this community which I find valuable in all situations throughout life as a son, husband, neighbor, or friend. Professionally and personally, Kissito Healthcare champions the betterment of human life,” Johnson said.

Johnson has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Radford University and played soccer while attending the university, and still tries to play, enjoys running, and being outdoors. He has two sisters, three nieces, and a fiancé and the couple are looking forward to their wedding in November 2022

Kalie Zollman

Director of Rehabilitation Services for Kissito Healthcare

The Springs Nursing and Rehab Center

Kalie Zollman began her career in providing therapy services after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the Virginia Polytechnic and State University (VT) (2005) and then the Jefferson College of Health Sciences (2007). As a physical therapy assistant (PTA), Zollman’s first career step was providing outpatient rehabilitation services from high school athletes to elderly patients recovering from injuries. 

It was here she learned her passion was caring for the elderly and that revelation led her to a career with Kissito Healthcare. Since March of 2021, Zollman has been the Director of Rehabilitation for the Springs Nursing and Rehab Center. 

She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Brandon, for 14 years. The couple have two sons, 11 and eight, and twins born in June. The family enjoys visiting historical locations, hiking and flatwater kayaking.

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Kalie Zollman

Director of Rehabilitation Services for Kissito Healthcare

Springs Nursing & Rehab 

“Kissito has offered the opportunity to advance and has provided great support in order for me to step into a new role. Kissito fosters a great environment for growth,” Zollman said.

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Cary Sykes

Director of Culinary Services

Brian Center Fincastle

“We are a family of workers that works to provide the best of care possible for our residents. I am thankful every day for the role I have as the Director of Culinary Services. I’ve learned from Kissito to be compassionate, committed, dedicated, and a team player. It reminds me of a great quote that states ‘together we will stand and divided we will fall.’”

Cary Sykes

Director of Culinary Services

Brian Center Fincastle

Cary Sykes has been the Director of Culinary Services for the Brian Center Botetourt in Fincastle, Virginia since March 2020.

Sykes has assisted in other Kissito Healthcare centers and learned from the team members in the other buildings and continues to grow daily with the company. 

“One of my most favorite moments is when I created our food menus based on what the residents wanted. It easy to put things on a menu based on what you like however, I wanted to create a homestyle cooking environment for my residents,” he said. “It did my heart justice knowing that my resident’s ideas and suggestions were heard and implemented. The resident’s quality of life matters so much to me.”

Sykes was born and raised in New Jersey (Jersey Shore Area) and has been working in food service in the healthcare field for more than 20 years. “I obtained my CDM in 2010 and then moved to Roanoke, Virginia in 2011,” Sykes said.

Kissito fosters an environment for growth for Sykes. He has been taking courses part-time at Virginia Western College and is majoring in Health Science to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. His hobbies are bowling, outdoor camping, writing poetry, and outdoor gardening. He has a total of 12 nieces and nephews. His mother also lives in New Jersey.