Tara moved to Chesterfield from Blackstone, Virginia and attended the Southside Regional School of Nursing RN Program. She earned her LPN degree while working at Brandermill Woods as a medical records clerk and certified nursing assistant for 19 years. Passionate about health care, she quickly learned that long-term care is where she received her greatest rewards and after a ten-year hiatus, she returned to Brandermill Woods as the Director of Nursing and has since become a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Brandermill Woods has always been home to Tara because of the amazing group of peers and residents. When not serving seniors, Tara is active in community events and enjoys spending time with family, reading, and watching movies. She is married and has one son.