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The Community Leadership Team is comprised of a compassionate and dedicated staff who run the day-to-day operations of Inverness Village.

Dr. Michael Mitchell

Executive Director

"I am honored to begin this journey with Inverness Village, providing leadership and service to the outstanding associates and residents who make this community a leader in senior living in Tulsa."

Background: Michael Mitchell, Ph.D., has a long history in the Tulsa community where he has served as the Dean of Enrollment Management at Oral Roberts University and, most recently, as the Minister of Planned Giving & Senior Care at First United Methodist Church. In addition, for 10 years he has helped guide the direction of Inverness Village as a member of its volunteer Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Communications from Oral Roberts University, a Master’s degree in Communications Media from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Systems Development and Technology from Michigan State with a cognate in Medical Education. 

Ruben Bearer

Administrator of Health Care

“At Inverness Village there are no limits on this community's residents or our team members, only great expectations.  When you’re in that kind of environment, it’s not work, it’s a privilege.”

Background: Ruben serves as the Health Center Administrator. Ruben's focus is on providing exceptional compassionate care with a holistic approach. He also helps to identify and meet the residents wishes for how services are delivered by promoting the Planetree philosophy of care. Ruben is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.

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Cari Bashaw

Director of Sales & Marketing

"It is a privilege to work at Inverness Village where the product I am selling has the power to transform lives, and I get to meet so many inspiring and wonderful people along the way. This is a special community of dedicated associates and residents who really care about each other. Coming to work each day on our beautiful campus I know that what I am doing makes a difference and brings new friends, new opportunities, and a sense of security for the people I'm serving. It's very rewarding."

Background: Cari joined Inverness Village in 2018 after serving for eight years as the Director of Marketing for Carr & Carr Attorneys at Law, a personal injury firm based in Tulsa. Prior to that, Cari held a variety of communications and marketing positions in the region. She holds a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma City University.

Sandra Daniels

Executive Assistant

“My father instilled in me early in life the philosophy that anything worth doing is worth doing well.  At Inverness Village, I find fulfillment in working with a leadership team that strives for excellence in every aspect of our service to the residents. One of the greatest blessings in my life is having been a part of the Inverness Village team from this special community’s beginning.”

Background: Sandra has been with Inverness Village since its opening in 2003, and has enjoyed watching this special community come to life. Sandra is very proud to say that she has been a part of that process. She provides support and serves as the liaison for the Executive Director while ensuring that residents and guests receive the best customer service possible.

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Richard Davis


“Scott Peck, the psychiatrist and author of “The Road Less Traveled,” once wrote about life being difficult, complex and that there are no easy answers. The good news is that we do not have to go it alone. There is a presence in life, a force in our lives greater than we are, that accompanies us on this journey we call living. We also have each other. I see my role as a facilitator, an explorer, a reminder and an articulator of this relationship with the presence we know as Jesus Christ and the community of people who share the moments of life on this incredible journey.”

Background: Ordained Presbyterian Minister with over 30 years ordained experience as a pastor, teacher and counselor.


Jana Decker

Director of Wellness

“Using whole person wellness as a platform to help our resident maximize their potential is my mission.  Witnessing the joy and vitality that comes from the fruit of their efforts is my greatest reward.”

Background: Jana is a two-time International Council on Active Aging innovator award winner and national speaker, receiving recognition for the integrative programs and strategies she has developed. Additionally, she is responsible for facilitating and integrating programs, education, and services that will impact  financial stewardship, innovation, workplace wellness, and resident and staff engagementand align with heatlh care reform. Jana is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and holds several certifications in areas dealing with Senior Wellness. She has served at Inverness Village since its opening and currently directs programming and membership to the Wellness Center while overseeing the professional wellness staff. She creates personalized exercise programs to help residents maintain independence and an active lifestyle.

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Debbie Yoder

Director of Human Resources

"My passion is to help people, and I am passionate about working at Inverness Village. Here it is truly about people caring for people. Our associates come to work every day because they are passionate about serving residents, who in turn truly care for our associates. At Inverness we listen to our associates and strive to help meet their professional goals in as many ways as possible. The culture of this organization is amazing, and we live out our mission of “doing all the good we can…..”

Background:  Debbie is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  She has worked in health care for the majority of her professional career, and places a heavy emphasis on strong employee relations while maintaining a business focus.  Debbie joined Inverness Village in 2014 and is responsible for administering human resource initiatives to support the community, the management team, and the associates.

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