Our Staff

What differentiates one skilled nursing & 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 The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge, 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.

The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, including a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Restorative Care Nurses, a Wound Care Nurse, state tested Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist. Our on-site Rehab, 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.

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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Christi Ocke


Christi joined The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge as administrator in 2020. She has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and geriatrics. Prior to earning her administrator's license, Christi worked in long-term care as both a CNA and activities director. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Phoenix.


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Lynne Rathburn

Director of Marketing

Lynne has been a part of The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge family for many years. She began her career as the in-house hairdresser, before becoming an activities assistant and then a social worker. 

In the years that followed, Lynne has embraced the admissions and marketing piece of long term care in Asheville and the surrounding area. She has been involved with the Alzheimer’s Foundation and Council on Aging and has served as a advocate for the elderly.

The Laurels was excited when the marketing director position became available and she accepted. Lynne is very happy to be home with her GreenTree Ridge family.


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Alicia Valentine

Director of Nursing

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