Meet the Team

Lisa Barnes

Executive Director

Lisa Barnes has 20-plus years of experience working in the health care industry, particularly in long-term/senior health care. Lisa graduated with a degree in psychology from Pittsburg State University. In 2017, she decided to become a licensed nursing home administrator and received training through KACE. She comes to Blackhawk Assisted Living with previous experience serving as an executive director.

Outside of work, Lisa loves to spend time with her boyfriend, Mike, and her two dogs, Daisy and Nugget. She also loves live music and is an avid movie watcher.

Brenda Doerfler

Director of Sales and Marketing

Brenda is a Kansas native who has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience. Her love for older adults blossomed as a child in grade school when she would make May baskets for her elderly neighbors, leaving the flower baskets on their front porches with a homemade card of kindness. She enjoys educating families about Blackhawk Assisted Living and encouraging everyone to call and learn more about assisted living.

Heather Miller

Resident Care Director

Heather Miller has been a nurse in the state of Kansas for 18 years. She enjoys helping others, a trait that she obtained from multiple family members, so being a nurse came naturally. While at Blackhawk Assisted Living, she hopes to bring a certain level of nursing expertise to contribute to maintaining a healthy and safe, quality care environment for our residents.

Blaire Snell

Culinary Service Director

Chef Blaire Snell is from San Antonio, Texas. She became a chef following in the footsteps of her grandfather, who served as a cook in the U.S. Army. She has experience also as a caregiver in a health care setting. Her desire is to continue to combine her compassion of caring for others with her love for the culinary arts.

Eygpt Marrow 

Vibrant Life® Director

Eygpt Marrow is originally from New York and moved to Kansas City a year ago. She quickly learned that she had a knack for getting residents invested and involved with activities from games to gardening. She hopes to continue to use her outgoing and positive personality to continue to keep the residents at Blackhawk Assisted Living happy, active and maintaining a vibrant life.

Sonya Patton

Building Service Director

Sonya Patton is a devoted mom of four lovely girls who has worked at Blackhawk Assisted Living since 2016. In 2018, she was promoted to the position of Building Services director. She has always been a hands-on individual, and her service-oriented nature drives her to fulfill the maintenance needs for the entire Blackhawk Assisted Living community.

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