The Pavilion Leadership Team

Gordon Bone, Chairman of the Board

Gordon Bone

Chairman of the Board

A native of Lebanon, Tennessee, Gordon Bone is a graduate of Cumberland University and the University of Tennessee. He also graduated from the University of Virginia’s Consumer Banking School. Mr. Bone served as a vice president of a large Tennessee bank for a number of years and also served as a director of First Bank & Trust in Mt. Juliet until its merger with a large regional bank in 1999. He joined Pinnacle Bank’s board after serving on the board of Mid-America Bancshares since September 2006, and the subsidiary board at Bank of the South since 2001.

Since 1984, Mr. Bone has served on the board of Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, where he served as chairman until 2015. He is also a vice-president of Community Progress Committee, Inc., a not-for-profit entity focusing on healthcare and education issues. Mr. Bone served on the board of the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club, and as a director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America – Tennessee Chapter. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Hal Bone, President and CEO

Hal Bone

President and CEO

Hal completed his undergraduate studies at Cumberland University in 1998 before obtaining his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in 2001.

Starting in residential construction and expanding into real estate sales, commercial construction and land development, Hal has always been focused on building an affordable, quality product and providing excellent customer service. His construction expertise can be seen in The Arcade which, along with a partner, is being developed into an anchor business on the Lebanon Square. Seeing a niche in the market in 2004, Hal expanded into self-storage and mobile storage. He continues today to expand this business along with his property management business.

To support the aging population in Wilson County, Hal joined with his father and sister to build The Pavilion, one of the top long-term care facilities in this part of Middle Tennessee. They recently opened The Carthage Pavilion Assisted Living in Smith County and will soon be opening an assisted living facility in Wilson County.

Hal is an Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Lebanon, a devoted husband and father of five children. Hal served on the Board of Directors of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America – Tennessee Chapter and is a member of the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club.

Hal Bone, President and CEO

Van Cluck

President and Chief Development Officer

Van Cluck is L4’s President and Chief Development Officer. Cluck brings over 25 years of progressive experience in the senior living industry. He most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Blakeford, Inc., a multi-dimensional senior living services company. Mr. Cluck also teaches as an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University in Nashville, having taught in both the MBA program as well as for the School of TransformAging. Additionally, he serves on the Leading Age Tennessee Board of Directors and the Harpeth Hills Resource Center on Aging Advisory Board. “One of the greatest lessons I have learned is that those who age ‘best’ are those who age with purpose. We want to create a senior living and lifestyles services company that focuses on helping all we serve age with purpose,” said Cluck.

Benita Woodard, Director of Finance and Administration

Benita Woodard

Director of Finance and Administration

Benita came to us with over 25 years’ experience in both operations and finance. Beginning her career at local companies such as Performance Food Group and Cracker Barrel’s home office, she eventually moved to loan operations at a finance company and then a local bank. In 2000, she accepted a position at Truckers Plus, a staffing agency specializing in driver staffing. While there, Benita was instrumental in achieving significant growth for the organization, increasing the company size from two to twenty-four branches, and over time was promoted to Vice President of Finance. After Truckers Plus sold, Benita worked as a controller for Nashville Steel and later Besway Systems handling all aspects of their banking, invoicing, accounting, payroll and credit. This background provided Benita with the skills and experience to manage the financial facets of Bone Associates’ multi-business operation.

Benita has lived in Watertown since childhood. She graduated from Watertown High School and Volunteer State with honors. Married, with three children, she is an active member of Poplar Hill Baptist Church.

Joey Njezic, Executive Director

Joey Njezic

Executive Director

Joey was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He moved to Lebanon in 2001 with his wife and they now have four children. Joey enjoys spending his time with family, coaching his children’s sports teams, and attending church where he serves as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon.

Joey entered the healthcare industry in 2001 for an outpatient physical therapy company called Results Physiotherapy. There he worked as a therapy tech, administrative assistant, and marketing representative. While working full-time, Joey graduated from Cumberland University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 2006.

Joey began his journey in Senior Living studying under Linda Austin in Lafayette, Tennessee in 2009. He joined The Pavilion Senior Living in 2010 as the Administrator of our Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care facility. As a member of Tennessee Healthcare Association, Joey has served on the Membership Committee, Government Affairs Committee, and a Graduate of the 2013 Future Leaders Program.

Heather Nicholson Sadler, Marketing Director

Heather Nicholson Sadler

Marketing Director

Heather majored in Communication and Public Relations at the University of Tennessee and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. She went to work in the newspaper business where she was promoted to Manager, responsible for all daily activities in the circulation, marketing, call center, customer service and mailroom departments. In 2011, Heather’s career took her to the senior living industry where she assumed the role of Director of Admissions and Marketing. Through building relationships with local doctors and hospitals, and by developing community outreach materials, Heather is able to ensure high facility occupancy of the senior living facilities she supports, and to provide quality marketing materials and assistance to all the Bone enterprises.

Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Heather grew up working in her family owned Dairy Queen. There, she learned the basic business functions required to run a company, small or large. In her spare time, Heather volunteers for Alpha Gamma Delta as a Chapter Advisor, CASA of Wilson County (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Adolescents), and Senior Service Network East. She is a graduate of Leadership Wilson. Among many other professional activities, she has been a member of the Post-Acute Transition roundtable at Vanderbilt Medical Center and many other local organizations.

Heather makes her home in Lebanon, TN with her two daughters.

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