Staff & Board

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Quintin Trammell

Quintin Trammell joined the leadership team at Butterfield Trail Village in February 2014 as Chief Financial Officer, where he directed all fiscal activities for the organization. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer at the Siloam Springs School District, where he provided key financial oversight for more than 20 years during a time of significant growth. As President/CEO, Trammell oversees the day-to-day operations of the Butterfield Trail Village retirement community, working with the Village’s leadership team, the Resident Council and the Butterfield Trail Village Board of Directors. Trammell has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Arkansas Society of CPAs. A history lover, Trammell is a member of the Washington County and Benton County historical societies. He served on the Board of Directors for both organizations.

Chris Hale
Executive Assistant

As Butterfield’s Executive Assistant, Chris Hale provides support to CFO Quintin Trammell and Director of Resident Services Patricia Poertner. That’s not all. If a resident has a question, or needs help with an endeavor that isn’t part of their routine, Chris makes it happen. She came to Butterfield Trail Village in 2012 with a diverse background that includes banking, insurance and property management. Brightening someone’s day is what makes Chris’ heart smile. So do her two Maltipoos — Chloe and Charlie Brown.

Patricia Poertner, LSW
Senior Director of Resident Services

With a heart for service, Patricia Poertner puts her energies behind providing a safe and enriching lifestyle for residents at Butterfield Trail Village. A licensed social worker with a bachelor’s degree in social work, Patricia joined the Butterfield team in 2005 after 13 years as a case manager for the Area Agency on Aging in north Arkansas. At Butterfield, Patricia is responsible for providing, coordinating and overseeing resident care services. Her patience and sense of humor warm the staff and residents alike. In her spare time, Patricia teaches Sunday school and likes to spoil her grandchildren.  

Martha Mitchell, MSOM, BSN, RN
Director of Health Services

Since she joined Butterfield Trail Village in May 2013, Martha Mitchell’s focus has been on updating and standardizing purchasing processes, and working with vendors to secure optimal pricing and services. The result? Delivering the most value possible to Butterfield residents. As Director of Procurement, Martha is responsible for developing and implementing financial best practices throughout the organization. She brings many years of experience, including time as a registered nurse in ICU, ER and OB/GYN settings. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Tulsa University, and a Master of Science Degree in Operational Management from the University of Arkansas. Martha is a native of Tulsa, Okla.

Jennifer Neill
Director of Wellness

Expertise as a certified personal trainer, passion for health education and the ability to motivate others makes Jennifer Neill one of Butterfield’s finest. Jennifer oversees the fitness and wellness programs the Village offers to residents — one-on-one personal training; water aerobics; monthly lectures and daily exercise classes including Pilates, Walk Away the Pounds and Curves! Circuit Training. She also oversees the employee wellness program. Active in the community, Jennifer hosted the “Get Healthy Arkansas” show on KFAY-AM radio; co-designed the “Always Fit Challenge” weight loss competition with KNWA-TV, and co-created an integrative medical program for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Communications from the University of Arkansas.

Joe Perme
Director of Facility Services and Capital Projects

With more than 20 years of expertise in large-scale development site work and utility installation, Joe Perme is happy to give what it takes to ensure projects at Butterfield Trail Village come off safely and without a hitch. As Director of Facility Services and Capital Projects, Joe oversees construction and renovation projects at Butterfield Trail Village, maintaining cost analyses, budgeting and forecasting, and coordinating with consultants, contractors, vendors and governmental agencies. He also oversees the facilities, grounds and safety of our 44-acre campus. Joe believes in the value of integrity and a hard day’s work, and he’s focused on making life in the Village even easier and more efficient for residents. A native of Compton, Ark., he joined Butterfield in May of 2013.

Melinda Silva
Director of Marketing

Take a look around our Village community, and you’ll find Melinda Silva hard at work organizing initiatives to showcase how fulfilling life is at Butterfield, and all there is to offer. A native of Harrison, Ark., Melinda spent more than a decade in corporate training and development at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She joined the Butterfield Foundation in 2001 and was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2005. Melinda takes great pride in building relationships with residents and their families. As she sees it, people choose Butterfield to be part of the active lifestyle and close-knit community, while receiving superlative care and services along the way. Melinda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. She and her husband enjoy riding motorcycles cross-country.

Riki Stamps
Director of Programs and Events

With 25 years of experience in programming and event planning, Riki Stamps continuously works to expand cultural, educational and social wellness for the active and independent residents at Butterfield. Riki organizes group trips and in-house activities, such as dances, lectures, games and themed events to encourage an active Village lifestyle. From researching, scheduling, implementing and overseeing multi-faceted programs and larger events, it’s Riki’s goal to promote learning and lifelong engagement. With Butterfield Trail Village since 1987, she is a member of the International Council on Active Aging and is certified with the Arkansas Activity Directors Association. Riki studied Sociology and Commercial Art at Arkansas State University.

DeAnna Henry
Director of Nursing

DeAnna Henry brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience to Butterfield Trail Village. A registered nurse who joined the team in January 2013, she is pleased she can combine her passion for caring with her love for senior adults. DeAnna has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology, and an Associate of Arts and Science Degree in Nursing. She’s a certified activity director and a former licensed nursing home administrator. DeAnna’s healthcare expertise extends to acute-hospital, long-term care and mental-health care settings. Her commitment to those whose lives she enriches is evident in all that she does. DeAnna is a native of Prairie Grove, Ark.

Alison Probasco
Assistant Director of Nursing

Alison is a proud member of the Butterfield healthcare team with more than 20 years of nursing experience. She came to BTV in 2010 as a nurse on the weekends before being promoted to the weekend Director of Nursing Services at the Health Care Center in 2013. Prior to Butterfield, Alison worked for 17 years as a nurse at Her Health at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Her first love is long-term care, however, and Dec. 7, 2015, marked her first day as Assistant Director of Nursing Services at Butterfield. Alison is a native of the Sioux City, Iowa, area and graduated with honors from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She lives in Fayetteville with her husband, Sam, their daughter and their two pets.

Leslye Bilyeu
Director of Human Resources

Leslye joined Butterfield in September 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in human resources. Leslye holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University and her master’s degree in Organizational Performance and Change Management from Colorado State University. Originally from Colorado, Leslye and her husband have two daughters and three grandsons.

Board of Directors:

Mike Jones, President

Bruce Johanson, Vice President

Steve Sisco, Treasurer

Jacqui Brandli, Secretary

Dr. Kimberly Chapman, Sara Koenig, Lewis Epley, Bettie Lu Lancaster, Theresa Ewing, Bill Shackelford, Bill Waite, Rick Meyer (Foundation Representative), Steve Gunderson (Legal Counsel), Kyle Jenner (Board Emeritus)