Meet the Team

Garrett Lee
Executive Director 

Contact: GLee@CovLiving.org

Garrett began his employment with Covenant Living of Bixby in July of 2015 after serving for several years at a retirement community in Manhattan, KS. He, along with many of our current team members, opened our community in December of 2015.  He has worked in the healthcare industry for 13 years and has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. Garrett is also a Licensed Long-Term Care Administrator. Garrett is very passionate about delivering a superior level of customer service in everything we do, to everyone we serve.  He is responsive, knowledgeable and sincere in how he serves older adults. Garrett says, “The most rewarding metric in evaluating how we are doing are the meaningful relationships that are built in our community.” 

Teri Melton
Director of Marketing 

Contact: TMelton@CovLiving.org

Teri has worked in the Health Care Industry for 36 years, and has been at Covenant Living of Bixby since prior to the opening of the Community, playing an instrumental role in the startup of the Community.  Teri is extremely proud of the consistent full occupancy and waitlist that we have achieved at Covenant Living of Bixby – she says that it makes her job easier that the residents who live here love it! It gives Teri great pride to help older adults and their loved ones make the transition from their traditional houses to a retirement community go smoother and with minimal stress. Teri says, “I am passionate about working with older adults and I feel no day is complete unless I can help make someone smile.”

Cindy Ivy
Assisted Living Director 

Bio coming soon!

Jennifer Laub
Dining Services Director

Contact: JLaub@CovLiving.org

Jennifer has a BA in Human Relations and has been working in the food service industry for 40 years. Professionally, Jennifer’s passion is to see people thrive and to bring joy and nourishment to residents as well as building a team that is compassionate, professional and strives to take ownership to grow their own career with pride and integrity. Jennifer believes that problems are not problems, but opportunities and that when an opportunity arises with our residents, the end goal is to take care of them and bring happiness. She started out as an executive chef, but Jennifer said “I wanted to do more than cook. So, I finished my degree at age 48 and became a mentor in my field. I enjoy being a director of dining in senior living.” 

Terry Gandy
Director of Facilities

Contact: TGandy@CovLiving.org

Terry Has been in the facilities management business for over 35 years with 19 of them being on the healthcare side. He joined the Covenant Living Communities in 2011 and now serves both our Tulsa area communities – Covenant Living at Inverness and Covenant Living of Bixby. Terry has a strong safety background and has been a leader in safety for over 25 years. He is very passionate about the quality of the service and care that the residents and staff receive and his main goal is to provide the safest and best maintained community possible.   

Tina Fullmer
Resident Engagement Coordinator 

Contact: TFullmer@CovLiving.org

Tina has worked in the Healthcare Industry for 13 years.  She previously served as an Activity Director in Long Term Care for 10 years.  She has been at Covenant Living of Bixby since prior to its opening and was instrumental in the startup operations.  Tina takes great pride in helping the residents with problem solving, memory exercises, crafts, cooking, games, shopping, and numerous other activities. Tina enjoys working with older adults and her joy-filled laugh is often heard echoing throughout our community. Tina says she “is inspired to build happy and healthy relationships and to provide opportunities for residents to engage in things that are fulfilling for them.” 

Kelli Williams
Business Office Manager 

Contact: KWilliams@CovLiving.org

Kelli has worked in her field for 40 years and has been with CovenantLiving of Bixby since before it was opened, playing a key role in the start-up of our community.  She is educated in Business Administration and Human Resources and continued to grow and improve her skills in different fields, which allowed her to branch out in other areas like medical and benefits positions.  Kelli enjoys her job, serving from the heart, and knowing that she has made a difference. Kelli says, “Everyone needs a good education because it is your foundation that leads you to make better decisions and good choices in your life.” 

Jim Keil
Chaplain

Contact: JKeil@CovLiving.org

Jim’s first job as a teenager was in a retirement community and his heart and dedication to older adults has been a central part of his ministry. He has served in ministry for over thirty-five years working as a Youth Pastor, Christian Education Director, Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor. He has served in the Methodist Church, in the Evangelical Covenant Church and in independent church settings. A Tulsa native, Jim and his family spent fifteen years in the center of Kansas, in a town called McPherson, where he served as the founding/Senior Pastor of New Hope Evangelical Church before moving back to Tulsa in 2017. He and his wife, Michelle, were married in 1989 and have two grown children. Jim is grateful to be a part of the Covenant Living Family and feels very much at home here.