Our Staff

What differentiates one assisted living & rehabilitation center from another? The answer is... the people who work and reside there! The people set the tone, the atmosphere, and the expectations. At Maplewood of Mt. Pleasant, we take great pride in ensuring that everyone feels like part of our family and that they are treated as special "guests" in our home.

Maplewood of Mt. Pleasant employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, Registered Nurses, Personal Service Assistance. Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist offered onsite. Personal Service Assistance, Dietary, Social Work, and Activities departments provide personalized and compassionate care to each guest. From the moment you walk through the front doors, the warmth and caring of the staff will begin to gain your trust and confidence, as they strive to exceed your expectations.

Unlike other facilities that use "contracted" staff members, each member of the team at Maplewood of Mt. Pleasant is directly employed, not "contracted". Each Team Member takes great pride in portraying "The Laurel Way of Caring", as they strive for excellence in providing only the highest standard of care and services to every guest, and to every family member and visitor. Come on in! Visit a while! Let us show you our very best... let us show you The Laurel Way.

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Sharie Barringer

Administrator & Director of Marketing

Sharie has been in the Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living profession since 1990. Sharie started out in a Skilled Nursing Facility as a Certified Nursing Assistant working in that position for three years and then moved into the role of Marketing and Admission Coordinator for two years. She then transitioned into the Business Office in AP, AR, and Payroll, while also attending Great Lakes Community College nursing program. After realizing her love for the elderly, she enrolled in the Michigan State Nursing Home administrator course and during this time accepted the position with Laurel Health Care Company as the Community Manager at Maplewood of Mt. Pleasant and has held her position since 1997. Sharie is also co-founder of C.A.R.E. (Compassionate Associates Reaching the Elderly) and is an active member of the Lions Club International and Michigan Center for Assisted Living.

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Christine Smith

Nursing Supervisor

A nurse in the assisted living industry since 1998, Christine Smith joined the team at Maplewood of Mt. Pleasant in September 2020. A lifetime resident of Alma, Mich, Christine received her degree from Montcalm Community College in 1998.

“I love working at Maplewood," Christine says. "The staff members are kind and welcoming, and the residents are wonderful! I enjoy working with the elderly and making their life as joyful and meaningful as possible along with working with their families closely to ensure their loved ones get the best possible care. I will treat everyone as family."

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