Meet The Team

Meet Our Caregivers: Well Beyond Ordinary
At Encore at West Little Rock, our caregivers are more than just expert medical professionals who deliver skilled healthcare at every touchpoint. They are the backbone of our care community, leading with their hearts and healing with their hands.

Whether it’s a shoulder to cry on or endless jokes, our caregivers each bring their unique personality to the community, offering residents a well-rounded human experience. They’re dedicated to learning about each resident and building a trusted relationship to better understand their daily and long-term wants and needs. This practice of personalized care makes it easier to reach the goals our residents set for themselves.

Our Team

Steve Hudgens


Steve Hudgens



Dedicated, trustworthy, and compassionate, Steve Hudgens’ mission has always been to elevate nursing home care to the highest standard through person-centered principles and thoughtful leadership. He understands the importance of getting to know people on a deeper level – whether it’s with residents, families, or staff – to provide true care and personal assistance.


A strong advocate for our elders, Steve has over 20 years of experience in long-term care and comes from a large family of caregivers. In addition to being a licensed nursing home administrator, Steve is passionate about giving back to the local community and has been an active volunteer with JDRF for over 10 years.

Hope Jackson DON


Hope Jackson, RN

Director of Nursing


With a strong background in healthcare and over three decades of experience in long-term care, Hope Jackson continues to make a positive impact in the lives of our residents. Propelled by personal experience with a close family member living in long-term care, an empathetic nature, and a passion for making people happy, Hope has made helping seniors in need her life calling. Part of her daily mission is to ensure residents at Encore live life to its fullest, while providing families with the trust and comfort they need to know their loved ones are receiving the best possible care.


Hope has worked as a CNA, LPN, and RN in long-term care; has been a nurse consultant and a member of the Texas IJ team, and is a former top-three Nurse of the Year for ANHA. Also AANAC-certified in MDS, Hope brings the perfect combination of work experience and an outgoing personality to Encore.



Jeff McMillan

Marketing and Admissions Coordinator



Ashley Thomas
Assistant Director of Nursing
Charlman Houston
CNA Supervisor
Brandy Long, LPN
Quality Assurance
Samantha Treadway, LPN
MDS Coordinator
Meghan Owens, LPN
MDS Coordinator
Stephanie Harris
Trina Farmer
Life Enrichment Director
Cedrick Holloway
Retreat Care Coordinator
Anastasia (Stacey) Williams
Team Member Specialist
Ashleigh Looper
Social Services Director
Javonne Mack
Dietary Supervisor 
Kathryn Whaley
Housekeeping Supervisor
Blythe Berndt
Maintenance Supervisor 
Steve Chaney
Maintenance Supervisor