Our Staff

St. Martin’s In The Pines is a large retirement community that offers countless elder care services. Without the help of our wonderful team, St. Martin’s In The Pines would not be the flourishing senior living community it is today. Our staff members work tirelessly to upkeep our facilities, provide top care to our residents, and to create an exceptional atmosphere for living. We invite you to learn a bit more about these individuals who often operate behind the scenes! 

Mike Faulkner

Interim President & Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Faulkner joined St. Martin’s in 1999 with many years’ experience in senior financial management positions with rehabilitation and acute care hospitals. He is dedicated to the long term care field and is active with state and national associations advocating for aging services.


Dr. Mercedes Dewitt

Corporate Risk Manager, Quality and Corporate Compliance Officer

Dr. DeWitt has over 25 years in Healthcare Management experience in hospitals and long term care. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and Aging Services Risk Management (CPASRM).


Nicole Boomhover

Director of Development

Mrs. Boomhover joined St. Martin’s in 2014 and has over 20 years of not-for-profit experience in the areas of fund development, grant writing, program development, and quality assurance. She has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama and is a member of The Junior League of Birmingham and The Association of Fundraising Professionals.


Reverend Jennifer Riddle

Director of Pastoral Care

Rev. Riddle joined St. Martin’s in 2010 and brings a wealth of Chaplaincy experience. She has served as a Naval Reserve Chaplain and Hospice Chaplain. She was ordained by the Southern Baptist Church in 1989. After becoming an Episcopalian and being accepted in the ordination process, Rev. Riddle received a Post Graduate Degree in Anglican Studies from the Episcopal Virginia Seminary in Alexandria, VA. Rev. Riddle was ordained an Episcopal Priest in 2001.


Joseph Dunavant

Executive Director

Joseph Dunavant is Executive Director at St. Martin’s in the Pines with two years of experience in long term care. After completing the Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Program at St. Martin’s in the Pines in 2015, he worked for St. Martin’s at Home Program for a brief time before accepting a position with Diveriscare as an Assistant Administrator at one of their centers located in Huntsville, Alabama. After a year and a half, he was promoted within the company to take over a transition home in Oneonta, Alabama. Joseph is excited to be back at St. Martin’s where his career first started.


Cindy Brooks

Administrator of the Pines and Cottages

Mrs. Brooks joined St. Martin’s in 2018. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Registered Nurse, Assisted Living Administrator and a Certified Risk Manager. She has served the Long Term Care and Senior Living Community for 17 years. She has opened three Senior Living Communities in Alabama. She is active in the state association and has served as county Liaison to the North Alabama Healthcare Coalition. She loves and has tremendous respect for the elderly and has been active with the Alzheimer’s Association. After losing a parent to Alzheimer’s, she is a passionate advocate for the elderly population.


Susan Taylor

Director of Human Resources

Mrs. Taylor joined St. Martins in 2015 with over 24 years of senior management experience, including Human Resources. She brings extensive knowledge in training, employee relations, employee retention and labor relations. She has a passion for the elderly and is excited to join our team and work hand-in-hand with other employees as we carry out our mission.


Anica McDonald

Arbors Apartments Administrator

Mrs. McDonald joined St. Martin’s in 2016 with over 17 years of experience in Sales and Marketing in the healthcare field. She is focused on maintaining a culture of respect in the long term industry and remains passionate about customer service.