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 Charlottesville, 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 Charlottesville 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.

Unlike other facilities that use "contracted" staff members, each member of the team at The Laurels of Charlottesville 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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Brian Huschke


Brian Huscke has been a Nursing Home Administrator since 1990. Brian comes to The Laurels of Charlottesville with multiples years of experience being deficiency free by the State of Virginia for annual Health Care inspections. Brian has been married for 26 wonderful years to his wife Lisa and they share 3 beautiful children together. When Brian is not working you can find him on the ice rink defending his team on the local Charlottesville Men’s Hockey League as a Goalie. Brian has lived in Charlottesville since 2002 and is excited to be at The Laurels of Charlottesville to care for the people in Charlottesville and surrounding areas.

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Maureen Gallagher, RN

Director of Nursing

Maureen has been a Director of Nursing in long-term care for over 30 years working in Washington, D.C. and the Northern Virginia area. She served as Director of Nursing at INOVA’s Commonwealth Care Center for seven years. She moved to Orange, Virginia in 2004 to become a Nurse Consultant. Maureen enjoys inventing products for the long-term care industry and has two patents – one for a drug shredding machine and a long-term care treatment cart. Maureen enjoys trying to find ways to improve the lives of our guests at The Laurels of Charlottesville.

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Janice Wilcox

Rehabilitation Services Director

Janice grew up in West Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in North Carolina and her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 1976. Janice has worked in a variety of settings, including intensive care (receiving a certificate in Respiratory Therapy), shock/trauma hospitals, general acute care hospitals, orthopedic office for outpatient treatments, home care, and long-term care, where she has worked since 1992. She has been a clinical instructor for Physical Therapy students most of her career. Janice has been with The Laurels of Charlottesville since it opened in 2005.

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Krista Carter

Director of Marketing

Krista has worked in both acute care and long-term care settings. She joined The Laurels of Charlottesville in January of 2016. Krista grew up in Central Illinois where she received her undergraduate from Millikin University. She moved to Charlottesville in 2013 and has since become very active in the Charlottesville community, volunteering with many nonprofit organizations.

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