Bryan Cooper, Executive Director
With more than 10 years of experience in the senior living industry, Bryan brings valuable knowledge to the Presbyterian Village North team. As Executive Director, he is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the community, finances, programming, marketing, and strategic planning, all while facilitating a teamwork-centered environment for the staff. Bryan received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance at Brigham Young University and is certified as a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator. He was drawn to Presbyterian Village North because of the hospitality-driven culture. Bryan and his wife have a great love for the outdoors and enjoy spending time with their four children.
Mike Sims, Associate Executive Director
Mike Sims has an extensive background in leading long-term care communities. He began his career in Galveston with Moody House, Inc. (currently, Methodist Retirement Communities), and later served as the executive director of Crestview Retirement Community in Bryan, Texas. After that he joined Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, as the executive director of Regis Retirement and St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in Waco, Texas. Mike has also served as the interim executive director at St. Joseph’s Villa in Salt Lake City, Utah, and as the administrator of St. Anthony’s Center in Houston. While Mike was the vice president for long-term care services with Providence Healthcare Network Waco, Texas, he was responsible for consolidating the two Catholic systems providing services to the elderly into one provider. In 2004, Mike joined Sears Methodist Retirement System (SMRS) and served as the start-up executive director for Wesley Woods Alzheimer’s Care Center in Waco until 2006 when he became the senior vice president of operations. During his 10-year career with SMRS he served in multiple roles including the vice president of veterans services.
Mike has been involved in professional, civic, and community organizations during his career. He has served on the House of Delegates and Nominating Committee for American Association of Homes and Services for Aging (currently LeadingAge), the Board of Directors of Texas Association of Homes and Services for Aging (LeadingAge Texas) and the Board for Educational Institute on Aging. He was appointed to the Texas Board of Nursing Facility Administrators from 1993-1997, which he served as the chairman during this time. In May 1998, the Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging presented their highest award to Mr. Sims, the Award of Honor.
Mike is a licensed nursing home administrator. He received his BBA from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and his MBA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Tireatha Moore, Director of Assisted Living
Tireatha Moore is the director of assisted living at Presbyterian Village North. With over 15 years in the industry and having worked in several disciplines, she began her career as a caregiver. Since then, she has held varied positions, from medical records to nurse supervisor to quality improvement, enjoying all areas. But nothing has brought her more joy than becoming a Certified Assisted Living Manager.
After graduating from a nursing program, Tireatha returned to school to obtain her B.A. in healthcare administration and is currently working toward a B.S.N. Her greatest passion is bringing a sense of security and joy to the lives of others. Residents and families have referred to her as “The Troubleshooter” for her ability to provide quick solutions.
Kelly Cook, Director of Dining Services
Kelly Cook has been responsible for organizing and producing formal and casual dining experiences for U.S. presidents, members of Congress, and other dignitaries and organizations. He has served as the coordinating liaison for the National Kidney Foundation of West Texas Master Chef Dinner Series, along with chairing the American Culinary Foundation national and regional conventions and the Texas Chefs Association state conventions.
He has been active with the Texas Chefs Association for more than 20 years and has served on the board of directors in many capacities. He has received many service and culinary awards and is actively involved in the community and charity organizations. In 2005, he was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs—the honor society of the American Culinary Federation.
Kelly graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in organizational management from Lubbock Christian University. He also achieved the level of Certified Executive Chef from the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute.