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 Huber Heights, 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 Huber Heights 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 Huber Heights 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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Gary Blair

Director of Nursing

Gary joins The Laurels of Huber Heights with 26 years of nursing experience and we are very excited to welcome him to The Laurels family. He first enlisted in the US Army as a Medical Specialist following high school in Ohio. He then moved to further his nursing education, receiving his LPN degree in 1992 and graduated from Rhodes State College with his AAS RN degree in 2005. He then received his Certified Nurse Executive certification from CMS College in 2009. He worked as a traveling nurse in Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit for two years across the South East of the United States and contracted as a Health Services Administrator for 6 years. Gary received the Flag Ship Award 2 years in a row and received the ACA Administrator award in 2012. He is married and lives in Troy, Ohio and has 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

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Eric Fields


Eric Fields has 3 children and a wife of 15 years. He owns Warrior Ranch in Lebanon, Ohio were he resides as a major supporter of 4-H and his local community. He has an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoys the country lifestyle with his friends and family.  Eric is proud to be a part of Laurel Health Care Company for over three years.  He has led many buildings throughout his 10 year career to great success. Building relationships with his guests and employees are some of his greatest strengths. Providing support to local communities is another way he builds long lasting partnerships. Eric is looking forward to guiding The Laurels of Huber Heights to be the top choice health care provider in Huber Heights and surrounding areas.

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Gwyn Vanover

Hospital Liaison

Gwyn is the Hospital Liaison for The Laurels of Huber Heights and West Carrollton.  She has been part of the team since 2011.  Gwyn has over 25 years of extensive hospital management experience, previous Paramedic, and a Certified Healthcare Access Manager.  She has worked in Long-Term Care since 2004.  She has been a chairman of a National Healthcare committee and lobbied Senators in Washington for healthcare reform.  Gwyn and her husband Wes live in Kettering, Ohio.

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Victoria Gunter

Director of Nursing

Victoria has been in long-term care since 2003 and has worked in a variety of roles such as Nursing Assistant, Director of Education and Assistant Director of Nursing. Victoria brings a passion for customer service and quality outcomes to her new role as Director of Nursing at The Laurels of Huber Heights. Victoria resides in Brookville, Ohio with her son and enjoys  family vacations and outdoor activities.

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Karen Felty

Rehabilitation Services Director

Karen Felty joins The Laurels of Huber Heights team with over 14 years of experience in the long-term care setting. Karen prides herself on providing quality therapy services to her patients and enjoys the satisfaction of rehabbing people to home. Karen graduated from Clark State Community college with a degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Karen lives in Springfield, Ohio and enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

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Christopher Norman

Director of Marketing

Christopher earned his Degree in Business Management while at Florida Southeastern in Kissimmee Fl. in 1995. He has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Christopher has functioned as CEO for a Medicare and Medicaid accredited home care company as well as Vice President of a successful IV Infusion company. His role focused primarily on marketing and growing the business within each industry, which he did successfully for almost 10 years. When not building solid healthcare relationships, Christopher spends much of his free time restoring classic cars and spending time on the water in Lake Cumberland with his family. Christopher brings a proven ability to build strong and lasting relationships within the community and the ability to connect to each and every guest and their families.

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