About the Dockerty Family

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Timothy Dockerty

Timothy is a lifelong resident of Berrien County. He has worked extensively with our elders since childhood when he would go to the nursing home that his parents managed. At one time or another, he has worked in every position in our scope of service, including maintenance, office, housekeeping, resident care and management. He has been involved with Woodland Terrace since its inception in 1997. Upon completion of his business degree at Western Michigan University, he worked in South Bend, Indiana for a manufacturer. After spending two years there, he realized he preferred working with our elders. In 1999, he returned to work at Woodland Terrace full-time. In 2000, he became Executive Director of our Bridgman campus. He became one of the first to be a Certified Executive Director by the Assisted Living Federation of America. In January 2009, he became the CEO of Woodland Terrace. In this position, it is his expectation to do everything in our power “to improve the lives of our elders on a daily basis.” Timothy recently completed his MBA.

Todd Dockerty

Todd has been involved with the care of our elders for many years. He has worked in long-term care in various capacities including resident care as a CNA, food services, activities, housekeeping, laundry and administration. Todd officially began working at Woodland Terrace in 2002. He worked as Bookkeeper prior to becoming the Dietary Manager in 2005. After helping to open our Longmeadow campus, Todd became the Executive Director of our Bridgman campus in 2010. Todd is a Certified Executive Director through NAB and the Michigan Center for Assisted Living. Todd also holds a degree in business management from Western Michigan University. Todd currently is the COO working between all three campuses with employees, residents and families.

Don Dockerty

Don holds a graduate degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has served as a health care administrator for more than 40 years. He is well-known in the southwestern Michigan community as a health care provider that is interested in providing quality care yet keeping health care costs affordable. During these years he has been involved in the American Health Care Association, the Health Care Association of Michigan, the Assisted Living Federation of America, and the Michigan Center for Assisted Living. In addition, he has taught courses relating to long-term care and administration at the university level. Don has set an example for the Dockerty family with how to provide outstanding care to our elders.

Mary Dockerty

Mary brings over 50 years experience in the health care field with over 30 of those specializing in the care of our elders. With her graduate degree in nursing and certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner specializing in senior care, she is particularly in tune to the health needs of seniors – especially that which is needed to promote the health and well-being of each individual. Being involved with the Assisted Living Federation of America, The Michigan Center for Assisted Living, the Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses’ Association, and the Alzheimer’s Association, she is able to keep up with the latest developments in health promotion of seniors. Her 10 years experience in nursing education at the university level has prepared her to develop and present programs to the community. Mary is involved as a consultant for the licensed nurses, to promote the highest standard of are for our residents.