Meet Our Team

Together, our administration, staff families, friends and RESIDENTS work together to create a uniquely supportive family environment we call our Magnolia Place Family.

Jay McDaniel

Jay McDaniel


Brande (Cox) Strickland, RN

Vice President

I am a Registered Nurse licensed by the state of Georgia in the year 2012. I came to Magnolia Place with a background consisting of a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on victim services. Since college, my previous employments have consisted of management operations such as budget, human resources, sales, accounting and marketing. Combined with the experience as a Critical Care nurse for 3 years at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Ga and the management experience, I am able to understand all angles of the senior living/Memory care world from employee to resident. My goal is to offer a loving, home environment that enriches our resident’s lives daily. I was born and raised here in Cairo and have been a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Cairo. I have 3 teenage children and a loving husband.

Mary Stewart

Activities Director/Front Office

Mary has 30 years of experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Mary began her new career at Magnolia Place January 2015, as a CNA and quickly advanced to Activities Coordinator / Front Office. She is married to Brent Stewart who is a Crop Duster in Camilla, they have 5 children, 8 grands, & 2 great grands, which are their greatest joy of life. Her past time hobbies are gardening, riding on the Farm with their Fur baby Dusti, her Dashuand. She loves to spend quality time with her family.

Sheila Register

Dietary Director

Sheila has worked with the Thomas County BOE lunchroom for 8 years, prior to coming to Magnolia Place. She started out as a Resident Assistant in 2013 before becoming Dietary Manager. Sheila is very prompt with her kitchen area. She is married to Adam Register, they have 3 children. Sheila along with her family love to hunt, fish, and go camping together as a family.

Linda McMillon, LPN

Clinical Care Director

Chuck Fain

Maintenance Director

Chuck has been employed part-time with Magnolia Place for 4 years. Before coming to Magnolia Place, Chuck retired after 33 years with Timken. Chuck was born and raised in Cairo. He graduated from Cairo High School and attended University of Florida. He is married to Mary Jane, who is also employed with Timken. They have two children, Ronnie, who lives in Cairo, and Kim, who lives in Pensacola, Florida, and their cocker spaniel, Roxie. Chuck and Mary Jane enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as working in their yard.