The team at Meadow Ridge Senior Living

Our Team

Oneva McClendon, Administrator

Oneva is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in addition to an Assisted Living Administrator. She has been a part of Meadow Ridge since 2011. Oneva grew up in the small town of Holliday, Missouri. She started out her career in healthcare with her very first job in a nursing home at 17 years old. Caring for seniors has always been her passion. When she isn’t working she loves traveling with her husband Kyle and three children Zachary, Kylee and Jayden. She lives for adventure and is always up for a new experience. Her favorite quote is “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”.

Rayma Wright,LPN, Wellness Director

Rayma lives in Moberly, Missouri. She graduated from Moberly Area Community College with her LPN in 1981. Rayma has worked in several different fields of nursing but working with elders is her passion. She loves making sure the residents are taken care of the way they want. She loves visiting with residents and listening to the stories they tell. She says we can learn a lot from them if we just listen. Rayma came to Meadow Ridge in 2014 and says it’s the most rewarding position she has held in her nursing career. When not at work, Rayma enjoys being with her family, playing cards, board games, and watching sports.

Patty Nickerson, Wellness Director Assistant

Patty is from Moberly and has been part of the Meadow Ridge team since 2013. Patty has been in the nursing field since 1994. She enjoys watching her son play sports, and watching movies with her boys. She loves quiet time with a good book. Patty says what she enjoys most about her job are listening to the wonderful stories the residents tell. Patty feels like the residents have become a part of her family and not just a job.

Melanie White, Community Relations Director

Melanie has been with Meadow Ridge since 2008. She was first introduced to senior care in July of 2008. Melanie enjoys visiting and spending time with the residents with whom she considers her family. Melanie lives in Moberly with her husband and three children. She enjoys cooking, watching her children play sports, listening to music, working out and playing trivia in her spare time. Melanie’s favorite quote is by Shakespeare “Though she be but little she is fierce”. Melanie prides herself in being patient, caring, and kind to everyone. Melanie is known for being bright, cheery and a bit sarcastic. She looks forward to interacting and visiting with residents and their families. Her life has been very fulfilled since she started working in senior care at Meadow Ridge.

Cleta Huston, Dining Services Manager

Cleta has been a strong part of the Meadow Ridge team since 2007. She has lived in Moberly all her life. Cleta has two sons and two daughter-in-laws. Cleta loves meal planning and creating new recipes for the residents to enjoy. When not spending time with her Meadow Ridge family, Cleta enjoys camping with her husband Terry and two dogs Mitzie and Sophie.

Terry Huston, Maintenance Director

Terry was born and raised in Moberly, Missouri. After attending community college at Moberly Junior College terry worked for Wabash/Norfolk Western for ten years. He then worked for 39 years at Anheuser-Busch Distributing as a salesman/driver, team leader and finally merchandising manager. Terry retired in 2009. After a short retirement, Terry joined the Meadow Ridge team in May of 2010. Terry knows every resident personally and greets every family member on a first name basis. Terry’s nickname at Meadow Ridge is “Mr. fix it”. No task is too big or small for Terry. When not working, he enjoys gardening and bicycle riding. Terry is lucky enough to work side-by-side with his wife, Cleta Huston.

Kylee McClendon, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Kylee is new to the health care field, but is already very passionate about senior care. She takes her responsibilities very seriously and views all our residents as family. She has grown very close to the residents. Always happy to sit and listen to them, learning more about their past. She’s even taught some of our residents to send texts and now receives daily "good morning" texts from them. It truly makes her heart happy coming to work every day to see her friends waiting on her. And she tries to live by a quote from someone who truly inspires her: Reba McEntire. “To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.”

Roxanna Leavell, Business Office Director

Roxanna currently lives in her hometown of Moberly, Missouri with her son, Carson. Living throughout Missouri for 20 years after finishing her Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication Management from DeVry University in Kansas City, she returned to Moberly. Finding computers impersonal and lacking human connections, she directed her career goals towards her true joy--helping people. Working at Meadow Ridge Senior Living has filled a space in her heart by giving her the opportunity in her position to support both staff and residents. On her off-time she enjoys watching Carson play soccer and listening to music or enjoying a marathon binge on Netflix. After a health scare, she had to embrace a vegan lifestyle and will talk in length about the benefits for a person and the planet of being meat- and dairy-free. Her life mottos "live with intention" and "find joy in the ordinary" are her guiding principles which help her meet everyone with a smile.