Meet The Team

Meet Our Caregivers: Well Beyond Ordinary
At Southwind, our caregivers are more than just expert medical professionals who deliver skilled healthcare at every touchpoint. They are the backbone of our care community, leading with their hearts and catering to our resident’s every request and every need.

Whether it’s taking our residents out to brunch or laughing alongside them during movie night, our caregivers bring their unique personalities to the Southwind community, offering an all-around charming experience.


Our caregivers take the time to learn meaningful details about each resident, creating a true bonding experience. They take the time to truly understand what makes our residents light up. Trusted relationships with residents blossom into friendships. From breaking out the dance moves to breaking out in song, we go to great lengths to keep our residents happy. This philosophy of personalized care makes it easier and more enjoyable for our residents to reach the goals they set for themselves.

Our Team

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Jerad Langley



Jerad Langley has made helping seniors in need his life calling. He considers becoming a licensed Administrator one of his greatest accomplishments, and the residents and staff say he is one of the biggest sources of joy. His fun and approachable style make for a perfect fit here at Southwind.


In addition to his extensive career in healthcare, Jerad brings a strong background in long-term care to the Southwind community. He has nearly nine years of experience in Radiology from Acadia General in Crowley, and holds the following licenses: Nursing Home Administrator, Radiologic Technologist, and CT Technologist. Jerad contributes to the local community by being an active member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the Louisiana Nursing Home Association, and the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce.

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Kathy Domec, RN

Director of Nursing


As the Director of Nursing, Kathy Domec truly has a heart for the elderly. She is a registered nurse with 34 years of experience in healthcare and always works hard to provide the residents of Southwind with the best quality care possible. Kathy is committed to ensuring every resident lives with dignity and meaning.


Kathy knew she wanted to be a nurse since high school. She was involved in a church youth group that volunteered at nursing homes to sing, visit, and play games with residents. During these early experiences, her passion for providing healthcare well beyond ordinary to seniors blossomed.

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Rachel Gates

Community Outreach/Admissions Coordinator


When it comes to navigating the long-term care process, Rachel Gates is a valuable resource for the community and our admissions team. Her serving heart and compassionate demeanor make Rachel the perfect advocate for those in need. She is patient, compassionate, and understands when a family or resident is going through a difficult time.


Rachel has over 13 years of valuable experience in long-term healthcare and provides a wealth of knowledge to the community. She has been a member of the Vermilion Parish Chamber of Commerce as the VP of Marketing; the Vermilion Parish Board of Directors for Council on Aging; and was also a member of Leadership Excel 2023.

Mary Beth Melancon
Assistant Director of Nursing
Veronica Lazaro
CNA Supervisor
Karla Foster
QA Nurse / Staff Developer
Mary Thomas
MDS Coordinator
Shana Blunt
MDS Coordinator
Eve Lejeune
MDS Coordinator
Claire Gossen
Social Services Director
Mary Landry, LPN
Resident Case Manager
Christie Ashby
Team Member Specialist
Sandra Breaux
Dietary Supervisor
Hydi Romero
Life Enrichment Director
Angela Legnion
Carolyn Rubin
Housekeeping Supervisor
Brett Hoffpauir
Maintenance Supervisor