Meet The Team



The Christian Village Communities



Larry Monroe, President and CEO, Christian Village Communities

larry.monroe@christianvillages.org

Larry Monroe is the President and CEO of Christian Village Communities, a Division of the Christian Benevolent Association of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. Prior to assuming his leadership role at CVC, Mr. Monroe was the Chief Fundraising Officer at Kentucky Christian University. The bulk of his business experience for nearly 20 years was leading corporate insurance sales organizations, the last of which was in the capacity of Executive Vice President of the AON Corporation of Coral Cables, Florida. Larry’s hobbies include fly fishing, hunting and playing guitar.

Vickie Brashear

Vickie Brashear, Chief Financial Officer

vickie.brashear@christianvillages.org

Vickie Brashear is the Chief Financial Officer of Christian Village Communities, a Division of the Christian Benevolent Association of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. Prior to CVC, Vickie served as the CFO/Controller for more than 12 years at other long-term care facilities and has over 10 years of Medicare auditing experience. While most of Vickie’s career has been in long-term care, she also spent 5 years at GE where she completed their Corporate Financial Management Program with national honors. Vickie is a CPA and holds an accounting degree from the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Vickie is a big Cincinnati Reds fan. She attends at least one away game while visiting a new city each year.

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Lizz Stephens, VP Marketing & Business Strategy

lizz.stephens@christianvillages.org

Lizz Stephens is the Vice President of Marketing & Business Strategy for Christian Village Communities. In her 15 years with the company, Lizz has developed her expertise in the related arenas of admissions, marketing and sales, and most recently as CVC’s first VP of Business Development. Lizz led and launched the rebranding initiative for the Christian Village Communities. Lizz enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Bob Slade is the Executive Director for The Christian Village at Mason

Bob Slade, VP Operations, LNHA

bob.slade@christianvillages.org

Bob Slade is the Vice President of Operations for Christian Village Communities. Bob has worked in the long-term care industry for 25 years and has garnered experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business, with a major in accounting from Wright State University and has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 11 years. In his free time Bob likes golfing and being by water.

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Susan Myers, Vice President of Health Services, Compliance and Analytics

susan.myers@christianvillages.org

Susan Myers is the Vice President of Health Services, Compliance and Analytics for Christian Village Communities. Susan is a registered nurse (RN) and has been dedicated to the senior care industry for 27 years, with experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Susan has been with Christian Village Communities for 7 years and formerly acted as the Director of Analytics and Compliance. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in science and nursing from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health. Susan spends leisure time camping, hiking and kayaking with family.


The Christian Village at Mason



David Ray, Chaplain

david.ray@christianvillages.org 

Most recently since 2020, David has served the Mercy Health Hospitals as Chaplain. Among his many former areas of career achievements has been providing consulting services to churches, assisting with the development of key leaders, helping with staff transitions and searches, as well as guiding congregations through the often-times difficult waters of change and crisis management. David served as Associate Dean and Dean, as well as professor and Director of Church Relations at Cincinnati Christian University. From 2015-2017 he served as the University’s Interim President. 

David has a Bachelor’s degree from Johnson University, a Masters of Divinity degree from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. David and his wife Carol live in the Anderson Township area of Cincinnati.

Bob Slade is the Executive Director for The Christian Village at Mason

Bob Slade, VP Operations, LNHA

bob.slade@christianvillages.org

Bob Slade is the Vice President of Operations for Christian Village Communities. Bob has worked in the long-term care industry for 25 years and has garnered experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business, with a major in accounting from Wright State University and has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 11 years. In his free time Bob likes golfing and being by water.


The Christian Village at Mt. Healthy


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Julie Nagele, Executive Director, LNHA

julie.nagele@christianvillages.org

Julie has worked in the non-profit long-term care industry for over 20 years. She has worked in a variety of positions such as a State Tested Nursing Assistant, Corporate Life Enrichment & Volunteer Director, Corporate Compliance Officer, and became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator 3 years ago. In addition, she is certified in the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program and earned a Harvard Business School Leadership Program Certification. Julie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and being outdoors

Jon Underwood

Jonathan Underwood, Chaplain

jon.underwood@christianvillages.org

Jonathan (Jon) Underwood came to The Christian Village at Mt. Healthy in June 2014 after 33 years at Standard Publishing, where he was senior editor of the Standard Lesson group of products. Jon has also served several Cincinnati-area churches as a part-time or interim minister and currently serves as an elder at the Forest Dale Church of Christ. His wife Kathy often assists in chapel services by playing the piano. Together they produce Christian leadership books in Spanish through their publishing ministry, La Palabra de Cristo (The Word of Christ), an idea that was encouraged by taking a mission trip to Colombia in 2005. Jon has since been on six additional mission trips.


The CBA Board of Directors provides leadership for and governance over The Christian Village Communities and its affiliate organizations. Each of the two communities and the CBA Foundation have their own Board of Directors.