Meet Our Directors


Medical Director, Dr. Jyothsna Yalavarthi

Dr. Yalavarthi, is an Internal Medicine specialist in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She attended and graduated from medical school in 1997, having over 21 years of diverse experience, especially in Internal Medicine. She is affiliated with many hospitals including Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Genesys Regional Medical Center – Health Park, Hurley Medical Center, Chelsea Community Hospital.

 

 

 


Physican’s Assistant, Sithara Jaison, FNP

Sithara is a Family Nurse Practioner (FNP) and Dr. Yalavarthi’s assistant. Upon visiting Arbor Manor you will find her visiting with and caring for patients often. Sithara has been a nurse since 2003 and a FNP since 2016. She earned her BSN at KMC Municipal in India and earned her MSN (FNP) at South University in Novi, MI.  She moved State side in 2006.

 

 


Administrator, Jake Hiler

Jake began his career in long term care while still in high school right here at Arbor Manor in 1987.  Jake started out in the kitchen washing dishes and worked his way up to being Director of Maintenance, Laundry and Housekeeping, while attending college part-time.  He graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Jackson Community College and a Bachelor’s in Management of Health Services from Spring Arbor University.  Jake accepted his first Administrator job in 2001 at Odd Fellow & Rebekah Home in Jackson. He later worked at a facility in Farmington, Michigan for 2 years before returning to Jackson as Executive Director of RidgeCrest Health Campus from 2013 until 2018. Jake returned to Arbor Manor as Administrator in January 2018 and he is very excited to be back “home”!

 

Director of Nursing, Lori Rees

Lori graduated from Jackson College as an RN. She worked at Foote hospital (now Henry Ford Allegiance Health) for a short period and transitioned into home care and long-term care. She is a certified wound care specialist. Lori cared for patients in their homes, was a branch manager of a home care office and provided QA services for home care. She was a team supervisor where she oversaw more than 100 patients, nurses, therapists and aides that worked together to provide services ordered by a physician for patients in their homes. In the long-term care environment, Lori has been a staff development nurse, an ADON and a DON. She was director of nursing at Odd Fellow and Rebekah Home for 2 1/2 years. And most recently was the Director of Nursing at Ridgecrest Health Campus for the past 2 years.

 

Assistant Director of Nursing, Kristy McKibben

Kristy began her nursing career in 1998 as a CNA. She continued to work as a CNA while obtaining her Associate Degree in Nursing through Kellogg Community College. She has worked in several different areas of acute care nursing including Med/Surg, Joint Replacement, and Emergency Department before transitioning to long-term care in 2007. Since beginning her long-term care career, she has worked as an MDS Coordinator, Admissions nurse, Discharge Planner, Unit Manager, and interim Director of Nursing. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2011 from Spring Arbor University.