Faron Barton

Faron Barton

Executive Director

As a young man, Faron joined the Army right out of High School and served for 30 years. After retiring from the Army, I returned home to Fannin County and was employed as a Human Resources Director for North Georgia Medical Hospital in Ellijay, Georgia.  When the hospital closed, he decided to enjoy retirement and enjoy his farm in Raywick, Kentucky, however retirement didn’t last long. He began working at Blue Ridge Assisted Living in 2017 and was selected as the Executive Director in 2018 and enjoys working with his amazing residents and team members.

Cindy Querry

Cindy Querry

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Senior Lifestyle Counselor, Cindy Querry, is a proud graduate of Kennesaw College whose career has been dedicated to healthcare and serving our area’s senior population. She spent 12 years as a Senior Circle Director at Fannin Regional Hospital, and as an entrepreneur, owned a travel agency that specialized in senior adult travel.

A seventh-generation Fannin Countian, Cindy has a special connection to our area and its residents, and truly understands the many joys of living in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. She and her husband, John, have been married for 38 years, and have two sons, a daughter-in-law and two, wonderful grandchildren who bring endless joy to their lives.

Dionne Ryff

Dionne Ryff, BOM

Dionne has worked in several different exciting industries with various kinds of roles including publicity and promotions for movie studios, marketing/sales assistant/promotions for a newspaper/magazine and radio station, physician liaison for a hospital, registrar/information specialist for a middle school, but none have been more rewarding then being the executive assistant/business office manager at 2 different assisted living communities. Always one to build strong relationships with others, she has most enjoyed getting to know seniors, building friendships with them and knowing that she has made a difference in their lives. What she hopes they take with them is how much they have also made a difference in in her world. Working with and around seniors truly brings her enjoyment that she wishes everyone could experience in their working career.

Jessica Adams

Jessica Adams, DHW

Jessica has been in the healthcare field for 23 years. She began as a CNA for 10 years and then pursued her RN. Taking care of others has always been one of her greatest passions. She plans to give the resident’s the best care possible and assist them in enjoying their time here in the community.

Donna Chastain

Donna Chastain

SHINE® Director

Donna was recently promoted to the position of SHINE® Memory Care Director at Blue Ridge and is looking forward to her new journey in our Memory Care neighborhood. Her favorite thing she likes about memory care how they treat each other like family. She hopes that each family member that has a loved one here can be confident in the team in that we intend on giving the best care to their loved one.