Meet The Team

Meet the Buckner Calder Woods team!

Here at Buckner Calder Woods in Beaumont, our goal is to provide a personal experience that inspires happiness in you. We strive to know each resident by name, so no matter where you go in our community, you’ll always be greeted with a friendly face. From our Executive Director to our certified nurses and culinary staff, all Buckner Calder Woods employees are dedicated to meeting your needs with top-notch care and hospitality, every day.
Ben Mazarra

Ben Mazzara

Executive Director

Ben Mazzara, the executive director of Calder Woods, was born and raised in Southeast Texas. He values and enjoys working alongside the Calder Woods staff as they serve senior adults and considers his role to be more of a ministry than a job.  In 2004, Governor Rick Perry appointed him to the Nursing Facility Administrator Advisory Committee, on which he remained until 2015. Mazzara is also a lector at his Church.

David Long

David Long

Director of Sales and Marketing

As a member of the Calder Woods senior leadership team, David Long has been the director of sales and marketing for 12 years. He has worked in the senior living industry for 20 years with a primary focus in marketing, communications and public relations. David views his work as a ministry and enjoys welcoming new residents to the Calder Woods family.

“I love working with elders because they remind me of my two favorite people – my mom and dad!”

Treena Stuart

LVN, Clinical Admissions Specialist

Treena has served with Buckner’s senior living leadership team since 2016. She has worked in long-term care as a certified nursing assistant since she was 18 and graduated with her LVN when she was 26.

“I love working with senior adults. I love caring for them, I love being able to make them smile and just let them know I care.” 

Lynn Fontenot

Chaplain

Lynn has been a member of the Buckner family since 2015. He graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1980 and then worked as a pastor for 35 years.

“I enjoy my work as a chaplain because it affords me the opportunity to work with senior adults who are serious about their faith. I relate well to this generation and find it rewarding to challenge residents to find purpose during retirement.”

Chef Charles Duit

Charles Duit

Director of Nutrition and Food Services

Charles has served with Buckner’s senior living staff since 2004. Prior to joining Calder Woods, he worked in five country clubs across Texas and Oklahoma and has been teaching culinary arts at Lamar University for more than 19 years.

“I enjoy serving others in a Christian environment, and getting to serve senior adults is a special honor.”

Corey Gaddis

Corey Gaddis

Director of Nursing

Corey has served with Buckner since 2007. She has held multiple roles at Calder Woods, including charge nurse, assisted living manager, assistant director of nursing and now director of nursing.

“My favorite part of the job is getting to help and serve senior adults. Calder Woods is our second home, and the residents and staff here are like family.”

Chelsey Musick

Assistant Director of Nursing

Chelsey Musick has served as the assistant director of nursing and MDS Coordinator for three and a half years. She has worked as a healthcare professional for 10 years and is a graduate of Lamar University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

“I love the fact that we learn from our senior adults and can serve them in their time of need.”

Michel Brodnax

Business Office Manager

Michel has been part of the Buckner family since 2015. Prior to working with Buckner’s senior living staff, she worked as business office manager at another local senior living community.

“I love helping people. I love my team, and Buckner is a great place to work!”

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