Amanda Berry, RN, has been named the new executive director of Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care in Boone.

Amanda brings more than 16 years of nursing experience to the executive director role, including experience serving as a nurse supervisor, clinical case manager, and compliance officer with several High Country healthcare agencies.

“We were immediately impressed with Amanda’s caring, compassionate nature, as well as her abilities in leadership and management, “ said Karen Hicks, vice president of community operations for Ridge Care Senior Living, which owns and operates Deerfield Ridge. “Amanda embraces our philosophy that the resident must always come first.”

Amanda earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, a bachelor of science in nursing from Winston-Salem State University, and is currently working toward a master of healthcare administration degree at Appalachian State. Her commitment to improving access to senior care in the High Country is impressive. In addition to serving as a member of the board of directors of the High Country Caregivers Foundation, Amanda is active in the Adult Services Coalition and completed the Boone Chamber of Commerce’s Watauga Leadership Challenge.

Deerfield Ridge is a licensed assisted living and memory care community located at 287 Bamboo Drive in Boone. The community provides assistance with the activities of daily living for seniors in a warm, homelike environment, as well as specialized memory care support for seniors who live with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.