Meet Our Senior Management Team and Board of Directors

St. Joseph of the Pines Leadership

Here at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines, our goal is to provide a personal experience that exceeds your expectations. From our Board of Directors to our Leadership team everyone at St. Joseph of the Pines is dedicated to meeting your needs with top-notch care and hospitality.

St. Joseph of the Pines Senior Management

Tim Buist, President

Tim BuistMr. Buist, a seasoned finance professional in the senior living industry, has almost 20 years of medical industry, healthcare and continuing care experience. He has held progressive leadership positions across the field of senior living while demonstrating success in business development, operations management and marketing. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, an Executive MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a certificate in Executive Management from the University of Notre Dame.

Stephen Phillips, Executive Director of Independent Living

Stephen Phillips

Mr. Phillips came to St. Joseph of the Pines in January 2013 with nearly three decades of experience in the hospitality and wellness industries. He holds a Masters degree in clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University with a focus in exercise and aging.



Kimberly Wessell, Director of Sales and Marketing

Ms. Wessell is a Hamlet native who joined SJP in June 2017, bringing with her more than two decades of sales and marketing experience. Prior to her arrival, Wessell spent 10 years as a national integrated media sales executive for Valassis, Inc., where she consistently exceeded her annual sales quota and won numerous company awards. Wessell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education with Reading Certification from East Carolina University, where she also studied Fashion Merchandising.

Wanda Avetta, Director Quality and Risk Management

Wanda Avetta

Ms. Avetta joined the SJP team in November 2017 after serving three years as the Infection Preventionist for the Cape Fear Valley Health System. Her professional experience also includes serving as a Quality Director and a Safety Director in the healthcare industry. Ms. Avetta earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southeast Missouri University and a Master of Science degree in Nursing Education from Walden University.

Jackie Jamerson, Human Resources Manager

Jackie JamersonMs. Jamerson grew up in Oregon and  relocated to North Carolina from Montana.  She joined the SJP team in May, 2017 after serving twelve years at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital and FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in the Human Resources Department as a Human Resources Specialist and Benefits Technician.  Ms. Jamerson has prior human resources and safety experience in the hospitality industry.  Ms. Jamerson earned an Associate Degree in Human Resources Management from Central Carolina Community College in 2016.

Board of Directors

St. Joseph of the Pines

John Burns
Brian Canfield
Mitchell Capel
Fr. Javier Castrejon
Michael Fiske (Chair)
William Healy
Lin Hutaff (Vice Chair)
Matt West (Treasurer)
Carla Williams
Tim Buist
John Burns (Secretary of the Board)
Mike Erwin
Sharlene Anderson

Providence Place

Patsy Conoley
Eugene DeSantis
Judy Waltman Dial
Jeremiah Johnson (chair)
Linda Mack
Wilson Ray
Tim Buist

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