Meet the Team

Wendy Barnhill

Wendy Barnhill

Executive Director

Wendy Barnhill has been with The Village at Southlake for 15 years. She started her role as the business manager and worked her way to the executive director position. She loves caring for and spending time with her residents.  

In her free time, Wendy enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Debbie Engle

Mary Staberg

Vibrant Life® Director
Mary Staberg has worked in senior living communities as the activities director since 2018. Prior to this role, she spent five years planning senior travel. Mary enjoys making activities fun and keeping The Village at Southlake community active. 
Girard Staley

Girard Staley

Culinary Services Director

Girard Staley has more than six years of experience in senior living. He began as an assistant director of Dining and worked his way up to Culinary Services director. He started at the Village at Southlake in 2021 and is a chef who loves food and providing a great dining experience for residents. Girard has roots in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Columbia, S.C.  

In his free time, he enjoys physical activity, concerts and traveling. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends. He has been married to his wife, Erica, for 10 years, and they have two sons. 

John Lybrand

John Lybrand

Community Relations Director

John Lybrand is a Columbia native with a hospitality industry background and more than eight years of experience in senior living. He started his senior living sales and marketing career in an assisted living community and transitioned into independent living three years ago with The Village at Southlake. He enjoys meeting new people and especially helping seniors. John is dedicated to his family, his career, and making sure his residents are happy and living their best lives.  

His interests are spending time with his family, music and travel. 

Charles Judy

Charles Judy

Building Services Director
Charles Judy brings more than 12 years of experience in maintenance for multifamily housing and has been at The Village at Southlake since 2017. Charles has a passion for working with seniors and making sure their homes are well maintained and everything is running smoothly.   A native of South Carolina, Charles spends his free time watching wildlife, being in nature and looking for historical artifacts. He has a daughter and son with his wife of 12 years.  

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