Independent Living Community for Ladies

Meet Our Team

Our Administrative Team

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Denise Dombroski

Executive Director

Denise joined The Williams Home, Inc., in 2006 and has been an essential part of the Administrative Team. She brings over 32 years of supervisory and human resource experience. She began her career at the Home as Bookkeeper, then Assistant Director and has been currently the Executive Director of the Home for more than 10 years. One of Denise’s primary goals is to provide a safe and secure environment for the ladies. Another goal is to ensure that our founder, Mr. Williams’, vision is met by providing a non-profit home for ladies. The Residents, their families and employees know that her door is always open for questions, comments, and suggestions. She is committed to Resident satisfaction and supports the strong history of the Home’s success in the Lynchburg community. We strive to provide a pleasant, worry-free environment in which to work and live.

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Brandi Evans

Administrative Assistant

Brandi was originally hired as Receptionist in 2012, proving to be an asset to the Home she worked closely with the Executive Director. In 2016 was then awarded the Administrative Assistant position. Brandi’s responsibilities include new hire and on-going safety training for both Residents and employees, inventory control, maintaining Resident and employee files, employee correspondence and all aspects of office administration. Brandi gets great satisfaction spending time with the ladies.

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Debbie Aschenbach

Director of Maintenance

Debbie was hired in 2015 and brings over 34 years of supervisory experience in the utility business. Her award-winning career has given extensive knowledge in responding to emergency situations, safety implementation, technical training, along with electrical and mechanical leadership. Some of her certifications include OSHA, Universal Certification in HVAC, and Refrigerant Installation. She oversees every day and special projects to maintain the Home daily. She takes great pride in her work and enjoys spending time with the ladies.

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Cindy Phelps

Life Enrichment Director

Cindy has been employed with Home since 2017 bringing much experience as a qualified Activity Professional and LPN. She has extensive experience working with the elderly. Cindy enjoys encouraging the ladies to participate in all activities and outings. The ladies along with Cindy are always on the “go”. From preparing daily activities to special events and holiday decorating, she brings much creative talent. The closeness and bond that Cindy has with the ladies provides for a great atmosphere.

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Dorothy Benjamin

Resident Coordinator

Dorothy has been a long-time employee with the Home since 2007. Dorothy became a part of the administrative team in 2013 and has prior experience with the elderly as a Registered Medication Aide. Dorothy wears many hats from transporting the ladies to being a part of the administrative team. She enjoys spending time with the ladies and talking about their lives.

Some of Our Support Team

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Cathy Greene


Cathy has been the Bookkeeper for the Home since 2016. She is responsible for accounts payable, receivables, payroll taxes, insurance, and financial planning. Cathy began her career as an Industrial Microbiologist and Quality Engineer. She has raised three children and started a second part-time career as a Financial Secretary for churches and non-profits. Being part of The Williams Home community of Residents and employees, working together for the mutual benefit, has been a unique experience for Cathy and she plans to continue for many years.

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Sheila Roakes-Peters

Marketing Director

Sheila has been associated with The Williams Home since 1990. Her background is in Social Work; Adult Protective Services which then led her to working in a residential setting. Sheila’s first introduction to The Williams Home was attending a meeting of local Administrators. She remembers saying “wow” when she first stepped into the foyer. From the happy, gracious ladies to the beautiful furnishings and the obvious loving care provided, Sheila knew The Williams Home was where she wanted to work. When the position became available, Sheila was hired as the Assistant Administrator and soon thereafter became Administrator. She retired in 2010. Several years later, Sheila had the opportunity to return as the Marketing Director. She finds it a joy helping a lady discover her new home!

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Nancy Kenny


Nancy has been employed since 2022 after moving to Lynchburg and realizing she just wasn’t ready to retire. In addition to being a Receptionist Nancy also assists in weekly menu preparation, bringing much experience and knowledge in food & beverage.  Prior to coming to The Williams Home, Inc., Nancy was the Director of Early Childhood Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Lighthouse Point, FL from 1993 until retiring in 2020.  Nancy was thrilled to learn of the scope of her job at The Williams Home, Inc., as much of her time at her church revolved around volunteering with the women through joint projects on the Missions Committee, Presbyterian Women’s Organization, Mom’s Groups and more.  Anyone who asks Nancy about her job will always get the same response, “I love my job”.

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Cindy Doss


Cindy came to work for the Home in 2023, after being referred by an employee and contact at the Friends of Bedford County Animal Shelter. Cindy volunteers much of her time fundraising for the various programs offered through FOBCAS.  In addition to volunteering at FOBCAS, Cindy enjoys teaching Sunday School at her Church. Cindy is a people-person and can always be counted on to have our ladies laughing! She is very caring and an avid animal-lover, especially for her pig Charlotte, 4 dogs, ducks, chickens and more.

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Tobie Owen


Tobie joined The Williams Home in 2021. She brings over 30 years of experience in Customer Service.

Tobie began her career at The Williams Home as a server in the dining room, then transitioned into Hospitality.  She enjoys cleaning for the ladies and is always looking for opportunities to serve and assist them in any way she can.

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The Williams Home, Inc.
1201 Langhorne Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503

Call for a Tour!
Contact Denise Dombroski, Executive Director

Phone: 434-384-8282 (ext. 1)
Fax: 434-386-3159
[email protected]