Who We Are

Canterfield is being developed by noted Atlanta-based company Medical Development Corporation. The team’s goal is to use its respective strengths in senior healthcare and the hospitality and luxury housing industries to create a senior living continuum that offers unsurpassed services and amenities backed by quality care services. Canterfield will be managed by Healthcare Management and Accounting Services.

Medical Development Corporation

Medical Development Corporation (“MDC”) specializes in the development and management of senior housing and healthcare products. The Atlanta-based company was established in 1990 and has been active in the long-term care and senior retirement housing sector for the last 18 years. Its founder and Principal, Winston A. Porter, MDC and its predecessor companies have developed close to 700 senior residential, assisted living and nursing home units with a valuation of approximately $80 million. Currently the company is affiliated, owns, and/or manages seven properties including Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida, all of which MDC was primary in their acquisition and development.

Healthcare Management and Accounting Services

Healthcare Management and Accounting Services is a firm that specializes in managing senior living residences. The company provides management oversight for communities in and around the Southeast. They are proud to be involved with Canterfield and are dedicated to providing residents with a gracious lifestyle within a continuum of care.

Our Directors

Linda Cole

Executive Director

After almost 20 years working in the corporate world at FedEx, Linda did some consulting work to help companies improve service and processes, introduce new technologies, and develop leaders. She also traveled the globe as a Director of Global Sales and Marketing for a nutrition/health company; and she led their non-profit foundation focused on improving the health of children. Her exposure to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Boys and Girls Club stirred a passion in her to serve others more intentionally.

As her two daughters grew up, graduated from college, and found “big girl jobs”, Linda decided to change her work to live a complete purpose-filled life. A fellow church member recruited her to join him in the senior housing industry, and it changed her life. She fell in love with the seniors she served, and made a decision to dedicate her life to re-defining the senior experience.

Linda now uses her knowledge, skills, and abilities to create a culture of service for the seniors she serves, their families, and the team that executes the millions of details to be a world-class community. Her philosophy is to listen, laugh, and love every single day.

Deb Fowler

Director of Marketing & Community Relations

Deb’s love of serving seniors began as a teenager, singing hymns and simultaneously signing them in
sign language at her local senior living communities. As a personal caregiver to her elderly parents and
grandparents, she can certainly relate to various roles and responsibilities of effectively managing the
challenges of caretaking.

Deb’s history of service encompasses many years as a financial literacy advocate working with non-
profits serving the low-income population across the U.S., giving them a much-needed hand up. And as
an award-winning food and beverage event planner in the private club industry, Deb describes herself as
food-centric but she’s really people-centric. She loves our residents like family!

“Deb has both talent and passion for excellence in delivering the very best customer service”
- John Hardy, Club Manager - University Club

In her spare time, Deb enjoys cooking, gardening, music, traveling, and writing.

Angie Dupard

Business Manager

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Melani Breach

Director of Nursing

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Jim Williams


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Stephanie Brown

Executive Chef

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Susie Eskew

Activities Director

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