Meet The Team

Our Board Members

The Board of Trustees

  • Derek McGill - CEO
  • Ted Schork - President
  • Barbara Robb - Vice President
  • Richard G. Timmons - Treasurer
  • Marcia D Harrison - Secretary
  • Eric Maes
  • Fred Davis
  • Larry Doe
  • Steve Jentzen
  • Robert Nissly
  • Dr. Jeffrey J. Colton
  • Leslie Shanlian
Kirk Profit - Emeritus
The Leadership Team

Administrator / CEO

Derek McGill was born and raised in Clinton, Michigan. He attended Eastern Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Derek then went on to Graduate School where he obtained an MBA with a focus in Healthcare Administration. Derek has worked in Healthcare and Human Services for the past 25 years.

He began working in a Day Care at the age of 16 and then transitioned into Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Adolescent Psych, and finally Long Term Care. Derek has been in the role of a Direct Caregiver, Youth Counselor, Recreational Therapist, Nursing Home Administrator, and Chief Executive Officer. The past 15 years he has been in Operations and Administration with the last 12 of those being specific to Long Term Care. He has operated 5 senior living communities throughout Washtenaw, Jackson, Wayne, and Oakland Counties. Derek has been at the Gilbert Residence since January 2010.

Derek lives in Brighton with his wife Julie, son Jared, daughter Natalie and dog Ashley. When he’s not working he enjoys running, biking, golfing, bowling, strength training, and coaching his son’s basketball team. Any other time he’s probably at a local pub with Julie having nachos and watching the Lions or Tigers.


Director of Nursing

Anita Stamatopoulos RN joined the Gilbert Residence in April 2015 as the Director of Nursing. Her responsibilities include the oversight of the administrative functions of the nursing department. Anita has been a nurse for 19 years. Most of her career has been in long-term rehab. She has had many different positions in nursing from a floor nurse, infection control, case management, assistant director of nursing and Director of Nursing. Anita’s ultimate goal is providing quality care for her resident’s.

Anita is married with 5 children. Anita loves to garden and raise koi fish. She loves to spend quality time with her family and her dog and two cats.


Assisted Living Director

The youngest of three children born into a family in River Rouge, Michigan, did you know that Damita began her career with special needs students in the New York City school system? After twenty years in New York, she completed an internship with Head Start, gained experience in grant writing, and received her MSW from George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis.

Damita returned to be nearer to family in 2002 and joined the Gilbert Residence family as a Resident Assistant. In June 2013 Damita took on a new career as Assisted Living Director. It’s no wonder that her life experience has created the caring, patient soul that helps to brighten the days of residents, staff, and family members alike.  She recognizes the need for quality staff and knows that education is the key to achieve that result!