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Who We Are

Canterfield was developed by noted Atlanta-based company Medical Development Corporation. The team’s goal was to use its respective strengths in senior healthcare and the hospitality and luxury housing industries to create a senior living continuum that offers unsurpassed services and amenities backed by quality care services. Canterfield is managed by Healthcare Management and Accounting Services.


Medical Development Corporation

Medical Development Corporation (“MDC”) specializes in the development and management of senior housing and healthcare products. The Atlanta-based company was established in 1990 and has been active in the long-term care and senior retirement housing sector for the last 18 years. Its founder and Principal, Winston A. Porter, MDC and its predecessor companies have developed close to 700 senior residential, assisted living and nursing home units with a valuation of approximately $80 million. Currently the company is affiliated, owns, and/or manages seven properties including Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida, all of which MDC was primary in their acquisition and development.

Healthcare Management and Accounting Services

Healthcare Management and Accounting Services is a firm that specializes in managing senior living residences. The company provides management oversight for communities in and around the Southeast. They are proud to be involved with Canterfield and are dedicated to providing residents with a gracious lifestyle within a continuum of care.

Our Directors


Katie Hrinda

Executive Director

Ms. Hrinda is a graduate of Georgia State University and she has spent several years working in the senior living industry. She joined The Villas at Canterfield in June 2014 as Business Manager. She was promoted to Executive Director in 2016 and continues to display her passion for our residents, staff, and family members. With her assistance, the Villas was named Business of the Year (Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce) and was voted the Best Senior Living Community in Forsyth County (Forsyth County News Readers) in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Lisa Swafford

Director of Community Relations - Independent Living

Mrs. Swafford is a graduate of Central Michigan University having studied Interpersonal Communications and Gerontology. Lisa began working in the senior industry in 1998. She joined the Villas at Canterfield in June 2013 as Director of Community Relations for the Personal Care/Memory Care building. In June of 2016, we opened our Independent Living building and Lisa transitioned. She is an active member of the Chamber and president of the Cumming-Dawsonville Senior Providers Network, offering education and resources to professionals in our area. She has a passion for seniors and working closely with families to find the best accommodation for their loved ones.

Lisa Sack

Director of Community Relations - Personal/Memory Care

Ms. Sack received her undergraduate degree in Marketing from Illinois State University. She attended Brenau University to obtain a Master’s degree in Gerontology and a graduate certificate in Marketing. Lisa is a member of the Georgia Gerontology Society and is credentialed as a Gerontologist by the National Association for Professional Gerontologists. She joined The Villas at Canterfield in May 2016 to continue advocating for the older adult and their families. Lisa’s dedication to senior advocacy and commitment to assisting families through the process of senior community living provides compassionate support for all family members.



Candace Bryant

Wellness Director

Mrs. Bryant obtained her LPN license from Lanier Technical College in 2013. Candace started off as the Assistance Wellness Director with the Villas in 2014 and has since been promoted to Wellness Director as of 2018. Candace enjoys working with the senior population and ensuring they are being provided with the best medical care possible.

Kristy Ladouceur

Resident Care Coordinator

Mrs. Ladouceur obtained a CNA license and CMA license from Gateway Technical College and a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services as well as a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College. She has been in the industry since 2005 and has been a part of the Villas team since 2013. Kristy loves working with the senior population and helping to provide the best care possible.

Nelson Prince

Dining Services Director

Mr. Prince is a graduate from Johnson and Wales and has been working in the senior living industry since 2010. In June of 2017 he joined The Villas at Canterfield as Director of Dining Services. Nelson has a service heart for taking care of people. He holds a high standard, works to ensure all residents’ requests and suggestions are met, and that all dietary needs are in compliance.

Nildete "Nilly" Ferreira

Dining Services Director - Personal/Memor Care

Mrs. Ferreira was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Her mother owned a restaurant which is where Nilly began her passion for cooking. She’s been in the restaurant industry for 14 years, working with chefs from Virginia to Florida. Nilly joined our team at The Villas at Canterfield in 2015. She aims to please by cooking delicious and nutritious meals for our residents, has a heart of gold, and continues to grow as a leader in our community.