Deep roots, close connections

What began as a dream is today the area’s most exceptional retirement community in Bartlesville, located on 26 lovely acres close to Highway 75 including a lake and walking trails with dining, shopping, business services and attractions close by. Green Country Village is a not-for-profit, rental senior living community offering three lifestyle choices: independent living, assisted living and memory care (in fact, the area’s only retirement community offering memory care). This comfortable, tranquil community is made up of friendly, familiar faces — many of whom have worked and lived in Bartlesville all their lives.

Board of Trustees

Who better to lead Green Country Village senior living than people who have the best interests of Bartlesville at heart? The Board is made up of hometown Bartlesville citizens committed to providing seniors an outstanding choice for their retirement years.

Members of our board:

  • William Dausses, President
  • Glenda Garrison, Vice President
  • David Nelson, Treasurer
  • Tari Carbaugh
  • Stephen Colaw
  • John Gerkin
  • Steve Grogan
  • Kathy Hadden
  • H. Michael May
  • Dayna McCoy
  • Pat Poindexter
  • Steve Smith
  • Dr. Pat Tinker

Management Team

Green Country Village is managed by industry leader Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, which was established in 1971 and is based in Des Moines, Iowa. Life Care Services provides operations management, marketing, and sales management for not-for- profit and for-profit senior living communities, independent and stand-alone assisted living, memory care, and rental communities nationwide.

Our Team

Meet our leadership team of caring professionals

J. Michael Pelzer

Executive Director

After fifteen years in emergency medical services management, Mike launched a career in senior services management in 1990. He has been involved in operations management of multiple senior living communities offering the full continuum of living and health services. Mike holds degrees in Emergency Medical Technology and Health Care Administration, and had been licensed in five states for long term care and assisted living administration. He currently directs and oversees the outstanding customer service in independent and assisted living, as well as memory care for Green Country Village, and responsible for all day to day operations. Mike also serves Leading Age Oklahoma, an entity representing non-profit providers of senior services state wide, as a member of the Board of Directors.

Heather Billingsley

Director of Assisted Living

Heather Billingsley has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. She began her career at Green Country Village in 1999 upon completion of the construction of the Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. Heather is responsible for the day to day operation in the Assisted Living and Memory Care. She leads a dedicated team that offers around the clock care, ensuring the general well-being of residents through the delivery of high quality services and programs.

Casey Williams

Residency Director

Casey Williams, Residency Director, joined the Green Country Village team in November, 2017. Although new to the Green Country community, she has been an active member of the Bartlesville community for 20 years. Casey has been involved on several boards and committees. She designed, marketed, and opened a local preschool as well as taught in the public school system. She is passionate about collaborating with the Green Country team to ensure that the residents have a fulfilling and active experience in their home.

Debbie Ferguson

Director of Environmental and Refurbishment Services

Debbie has over 30 years’ experience in environmental services management, most of which have been served in a senior living industry. She has managed or supported other departments in the industry as well, including, reception services, activities, and marketing. Debbie leads a dedicated team of housekeepers that maintains all common areas and resident apartments. Debbie joined the Green Country Village team in 2015 and has since taken over management of refurbishments to ensure quality standards for all resident apartments prior to their move in.

David McCulloch

Director of Resident Services

Celebrating over 40 years of success in hospitality leadership, David was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. David later spent several years in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale where he balanced his Culinary Arts education and interpretations with floral design, catering and event planning. He has owned and operated his own business in Destin, Florida as well as managed a successful career in Real Estate there. David served as Director of Culinary Services for Green Country Village for ten years before assuming the position as Director of Resident Services. David provides a vital link of communication, hospitality, and resources to the residents and families of Green Country Village to ensure that their experience from move-in to move-out is positive.

Micheal Packard

Director of Plant Operations

Mike joined Green Country Village in 2010. He has over 40 years’ experience in commercial building maintenance and is a universally certified HVAC technician and has a commercial engineering certification.

Hillary Smith

Director of Administrative & Resident Services

Hillary has over 20 years’ experience in the senior living industry. She joined the Green Country Village team in 2006 and has managed a variety of departments, currently serving as the Director of Administrative and Resident. Hillary assists in overseeing the customer service and day to day operations in independent and assisted living, and memory care. Hillary guided Green Country Village through a new website design and rebranding process. She was the point person in the renovations of all common area spaces in the independent living building, designing and coordinating new assets from furniture to flooring. She has a degree in Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Ok. She is also nationally and state licensed in Oklahoma as an administrator of assisted living.

Libby Atkinson

Director of Human Resources and Accounting

Libby has worked in the Human Investment Industry for over 25 years. Her broad range of work experience has been in hospitals, psychiatric and stabilization units, teaching in elementary and college level schools and the local YWCA. Libby was the CEO for the Richard Kane YMCA before joining the Green Country Village Leadership Team. Libby is a graduate of North Central Missouri College and Northeastern University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her majors include Nursing, Health and Human Performance, and her minor is in Psychology.

Jan Cosgrove

AL Resident Life Services Director

Jan worked as a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist in Kansas for 23 years. She moved to Bartlesville in 2015 and “retired” from working in mental health in 2017. Jan started working at Green Country in January 2018 and has enjoyed getting to know the residents and hearing about their lives and experiences. Jan—along with two full-time activity assistants--plans and leads activities and events in Assisted Living and Memory Care. Besides just having fun, her goal is to provide stimulating activities which focus on all aspects of the individual including social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical dimensions.

Kelly Clements

IL Resident Life Services Director

Kelly Clements joined the Green Country Village team in July 2018. She has lived in the Bartlesville area for 22 years working in the community service field during that time. She loves to make others smile and make their day brighter. Her goal here at Green Country is to have activities the residents will enjoy and make their lives here at Green Country a little richer. She is very interested in each resident’s ideas and will be adding as many suggested activities as possible.

Christopher Simpler

Director of Culinary Services

Christopher has been in the hospitality and restaurant business for over 35 years. His love of cooking began in his mother’s kitchen and continued through many states and venues. Christopher’s experience stretches from casual fare to 4-star restaurants. He has worked for the Green Country Village culinary team for 10 years. As the Director of Culinary Services, Christopher’s career has come full circle—from serving his family to serving our family of residents at Green Country Village


Maddie F.

Green Country Village has the kindest nurses, activity directors & staff! Visiting my grandfather there was the best. Each day has a different schedule of activities & they serve amazing meals 3 times a day. The people truly go out of their way to make each day special. Thank you Green Country Village for all the hard work you do!  The memories of spending time there will always be cherished.

Sandy Heidorn – IL Resident

My experience has been positive and enjoyable. The activities are well planned, helpful, and
plentiful. The food and service is excellent. The housekeeping staff is friendly and efficient. All
services are intended to fulfill your comfort and happiness. Green Country Village is well
organized to enhance comfort and satisfaction.

Patricia Smith – IL Resident

I will have lived at Green Country Village 12 years in June, 2018. When I first came to Bartlesville, I didn’t know anyone, except my daughter and her family. Green Country Village staff helped me get acquainted and I quickly made some great friends. The staff has been very helpful and caring, both every day, and during emergencies. I have enjoyed numerous activities here, including live entertainment, movies, bingo, and brain games. I participate in a cardio fitness class 3 times a week as well. I also enjoy the special events that Green Country Village has, including Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, and parties for special football and basketball games, such as the playoffs, Bedlam, and the Superbowl. The food is always good and there are many choices. Maintenance and housekeeping staff are very helpful and pleasant. My experience here at Green Country has been “top notch” and I consider it my home.

Eva O’Conner – AL Resident

I was pleased to receive your letter seeking my experiences here at Green Country. Having been a resident in both a single and double apartment I can perhaps give more thoughts of both places. I was so pleased to get the double as I still have many interests: books, computer, music, etc. which take more room. Also my health requires an electric cart as well as the walker which also requires more room. Since the reason for choosing an assisted living facility was the need of medical, physical and mental care which I have found here as the best. I can give the office staff an A+ as well as the workers both inside and outside.

Jean Bennett – IL Resident

My husband died in May 2005, while he was alive we had talked about what I would do after his death. I had decided I would move to Green Country Village, which I did in February 2006. It was the best move I could have made. Green Country staff could not have been more helpful. They were great and continue to do everything possible for our comfort. Any problem that come up in the apartment is take care of as soon as possible. The food is great and we have lots of choices. If the meals planned aren’t what we want once can always have soup or salad. After several years, I had to give up my car. Transportation is available for us for our appointments. There are always activities planned and available if we wish to take part. The whole experience has been just great for me. This is my home and I’ve been here for almost 16 years.

Steve Heidorn – Son of IL residents

My parents always said that they were not the type to live in a retirement community.  After several years of not being able to keep up with their home and yard, they reluctantly looked at Green Country Village.  Now they say that they should have moved there several years ago.  Visiting them on a regular basis, I am impressed with the attentiveness of the staff, the activities that are provided, and the sense of community for the residences.  We still have our family dinners at my home once a week and sometimes have them in “their” dinner hall when Mom and Dad do not want to brave the elements.  Green Country Village provided the answer we needed for not only my parents but for all us.

Vanessa Drummond – Daughter of IL resident

My mother moved to Green Country Village from her home in California, and has never looked back!  She loves her beautiful two bedroom apartment and the balcony she has covered with flowers, overlooking the lake.  The staff and residents are so welcoming, and it is always easy to find a friendly table with interesting people to sit with at mealtime. (“Beware!” The food is so good Mom has gained a few pounds!)  It was very important to Mom that she could bring her cat, and Gracie loves GCV too! Mom tells friends in both California and Bartlesville that if they’re considering moving, Green Country Village should be at the top of the list!