Community Leadership

Advena Living of Clearwater celebrates the importance of ethics, compassion and commitment in the healthcare profession as we honor our nurses, volunteers and staff, who demonstrate such passion and dedication to our community members every day.

Our staff works side-by-side with families and physicians to ensure our community members are in the most appropriate care setting, customized for their needs and preferences. Our licensed professionals are available to answer questions and address any concerns you or your family may have.

Please feel free to contact our key staff members about our services:

Valerie Baker, Administrator

When I was younger, I was drawn to the older population. I was mesmerized by the stories that my grandpa told. My grandma got sick and needed to live in a long-term care community, and I was amazed at the care she was given. It was at that point I decided to pursue the healthcare field. 

I obtained my CNA in 2002 and worked in a local care community. While working as a CNA, I knew that long-term care was something I wanted to continue. I worked for a local hospice that provided my start to the business side of healthcare. I have not found a field that has been as rewarding as working for the elderly. 

Leslie Weir, Assisted Living Operator

More info coming soon…

Liberty LeGrande, Director of Marketing and Admissions

I got into this industry in 2002 and have had a variety of jobs in senior living before becoming the Marketing Director. I first started in the dietary department, then was a CNA for 14 years and an Activity Director for six years. I have been at Advena Living of Clearwater for eight years, and also recently joined the Advena Living at Fountainview team in early 2022.

As a marketer, I get the best of both worlds. I get to be in the building and spend time with the residents, as well as out in the community connecting with the people and local businesses of Clearwater.

Ayden Helfferich, Activities Director

More info coming soon…

Lisa Pratt, Director of Nursing Assistant (DONA), Medical Records and Transportation

I have had a longtime love for the medical field. While living in Missouri years ago, I got my certificate as a Medical Secretary, started out in office management, and went on to work for EMS and in the emergency room of a local hospital. I also served as a 911 dispatcher. In 2020, now as a resident of Kansas, I joined Advena Living at Clearwater in Medical Records/Transportation. I get so much joy out of the community members and their families, as well as my co-workers and management team. I never thought I would work in a nursing home, let alone have so many people touch my life. My job started off on a spiral effect due to the coronavirus hitting us hard, but I am so happy that I have this opportunity to spend time with such wonderful people.