50 yrs. of Excellence


John Knox Village is a Life Plan Retirement Community encompassing a full range of independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care options for more than 1,000 residents. Since 1967, John Knox Village has been a home to an eclectic mix of “realistic idealists,” who believe in planning for an uncertain future while enjoying a fulfilling present.

Our residents have chosen John Knox Village because Life Care provides a lifetime of assurance, and because our 70-acre, not-for-profit community supports them in whatever endeavor they can desire or imagine.

John Knox Village offers lifetime housing with all maintenance included and peace of mind knowing that our residents’ future health care needs are guaranteed. John Knox Village is more than just inclusive; it’s a welcoming family that greets each new resident and staff member with open arms.

History of John Knox Village

In September of 1967, Baptist Village of Pompano Beach first opened its doors as a retirement community for seniors. Dr. Mack R. Douglas, a minister from Margate, gathered a few friends and proposed building the community, which consisted of a group of villas to be leased to seniors for the balance of their lives.

Since then, the name has changed to John Knox Village and we have grown to our current 70-acre campus that is home to more than 900 residents with a caring staff of 650 employees.


Mission & Vision

Meet Our Team

Overseeing the various departments at John Knox Village is a team of caring individuals who help make and implement day-to-day decisions that create a special place to live and work.

It is because of this leadership that John Knox Village remains a stable, strong employer of choice that offers competitive compensation and cutting-edge benefits for its employees. Thanks to the leadership and more than 650 employees, John Knox Village has been the recipient of numerous national and statewide awards, including LeadingAge’s “Excellence in the Workplace Award.”

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Gerald Stryker


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Wendy Bednarcik

Director of Human Resources

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Verna Chisman

Director of Wellness

Bruce Chittenden

Bruce Chittenden

Chief Financial Officer

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Monica McAfee

Director of Sales and Marketing

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Joseph Mallen

Director of Dining Services

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Fran Murphy, RN-C

Corporate Compliance Officer

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Nanette Olson

Executive Director of JKV Foundation

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Bill Pickhardt

Vice President of Health Care Operations

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Thom Price

Director of Facilities/Operations

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Mark Rayner

The Woodlands Director/Administrator

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Gail Sutton-Pauling

Director of Project Management

Board of Directors

Governing John Knox Village is a volunteer Board of Directors composed of local business leaders and assisted by an Advisory Council. Included on the Board are three residents who serve three-year terms. As full-voting members, the residents have the unique opportunity of making a positive impact on the lives of their fellow residents.

The Board assists the staff in major decisions, which affect the long-range plans and every day operations of John Knox Village.

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Paul Simpson

President, Business Aspirations, Inc.


Vice Chairman

H. Murray Todd, M.D.

Board Certified Neurologist

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Jack Crissy

CPA, William Webb & Associates, LLC


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Sal B. Barbera, FACHE

EthicSolutions, LLC

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Beverly Cardinal

John Knox Village Resident

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Dirk DeJong

President, Furman Insurance Company

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Carol Kamman

John Knox Village Resident

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William B. O'Leary, Jr.

Vice President, Northern Trust, N.A.

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Pete Audet

John Knox Village Resident

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Jack Prenner

Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate

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RN Sailappan

Owner, Quest Engineering Services



Founded in 2003, the John Knox Village Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, which operates exclusively for the benefit or, to perform the functions of and to carry out the purposes of John Knox Village. The Foundation has its own Board of Directors, including area business leaders and residents, that work in partnership with John Knox Village’s Board.

Over the years, a number of generous supporters established funds for various John Knox Village interests they hold dear. Today, the Foundation manages 24 funds that enhance the quality of life of our residents and employees. For more information, visit the Website jkvfoundation.com.

Resident Senate

All John Knox Village residents are encouraged to participate in the Resident Senate. With more than 70 resident Senators serving on 12 standing committees, the Resident Senate works closely with John Knox Village management to make recommendations to improve the quality of life for their peers. The Senators represent residents from each of the four apartment buildings and villa neighborhoods.


The residents at John Knox Village are very active. Please click the link on the left to open the Residents Website in a new window.

Career Opportunities

With more than 650 employees, John Knox Village is one of the largest employers in Broward County and the City of Pompano Beach. It is the employees’ goal to provide excellent services in a compassionate and caring manner so that our residents may have the highest quality of life.

John Knox Village offers...

  • Outstanding health and life insurance options
  • Personal time off that increases with length of service
  • A comprehensive Wellness Program and numerous other benefits

John Knox Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug and Smoke Free Workplace.

Click Here to view our job listings.