The Beau Ridge Experience

Beau Ridge Independent Living & Memory Care is Ridgeland’s premier retirement community, providing customized, state-of-the-art amenities and services to both active Independent residents and residents with Alzheimer's and dementia in the Greater Jackson, MS area.

Conveniently located moments away from the best shopping, dining, and entertainment Ridgeland has to offer, Beau Ridge’s Independent Living community includes a beautiful rambling courtyard, private balconies, a walking path, and 101 luxury live-in suites for Independent Living residents, while our Memory Care community offers unparalleled, highly personalized care in a secure, spacious environment comprised of 37 live-in suites.

"As the owners & operators of Beau Ridge, we bring a special perspective to our communities by creating a unique environment for our residents to lead enriched and engaged lives. While each Schonberg community is distinct, they each have the same exceptional quality, amenities, and programs utilizing our specialized training. We are passionate about providing our residents with everything they need to enjoy life to the fullest- at Schonberg communities, we are committed to making each day a day worth celebrating.

We are excited to bring our established regional reputation for providing the highest quality of independent living & memory care to the Greater Jackson, MS area. It would be our privilege to serve you and your loved one and welcome you into our family.”

The Schonberg Philosophy

"Several times each day, we answer the question, 'Is this in the best interest of each of our residents?' If the answer is yes, then we can't go wrong. This simple operating philosophy is the secret to our continued success." —David Schonberg

Team Work

We want the name Beau Ridge to be synonymous with the highest quality of senior living, setting a new standard in both the Independent Living & Memory Care Assisted Living categories. From our Memory Care Director and Executive Director to our Activities Director, our gourmet chef to our dedicated and compassionate caregivers, we all share the same commitment to quality and enhancing and enriching the lives of seniors in the Ridgeland area. Let Beau Ridge show you all the ways in which we are the difference between a place to live and a place your loved one can truly call home.

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David C. Schonberg, Schonberg Care, President

David began his extensive career in the senior retirement industry shortly after earning his MBA and MHA from Tulane University. He broke ground on his first assisted living community, The Suites at Sugar Mill Point, in Houma, LA in January of 2001. He went on to develop Alden Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care in Hattiesburg, MS before acquiring ownership of three South Carolina assisted living communities, which now proudly bear the Schonberg name and distinction, as well as Schonberg’s exceptional standard of care. From there, David and his team went on to open two additional luxury assisted living and memory care communities: Vista Shores overlooking Bayou St. John in New Orleans, and the stately Ashton Manor in Luling, LA. Most recently, they debuted the highly anticipated Beau Provence Memory Care Assisted Living, the first and only memory care exclusive community in Mandeville, LA, and acquired Park Provence Retirement Living in Slidell, LA. Through his growing number of successful ventures, David has proven his innate ability to conceptualize, develop, and manage unique communities and programs that provide the utmost of excellence in state-of-the-art care. David is thrilled to welcome Beau Ridge to the Schonberg family.

Debby Gooch, Beau Ridge Memory Care Executive Director

With over thirty years of leadership experience in healthcare, Debby is a skilled and seasoned veteran in the assisted living and memory care field. Prior to joining the Beau Ridge team, Debby served as the Director of Wellness at The Blake at Township, where she was responsible for hiring, training, and supervising the nursing and caregiving staff. She also spent many years working as the Regional Director of Quality Services for Emeritus Assisted Living, where she hired and trained leadership staff and ensured that care standards were being met for 15 communities throughout four states. As a result of many years spent training healthcare professionals and overseeing the care of countless residents, Debby is considered a highly respected expert in her field, and the special affinity and passion she has cultivated for providing specialized memory care and serving as a support system for family members and staff makes her the ideal leader for the Beau Ridge community.

Justin Reedy, Beau Ridge Independent Living General Manager

As the general manager of Beau Ridge Independent Living, Justin oversees all community operations to ensure that our residents receive the highest quality of care and service possible. Justin possesses a diverse range of clinical administration management experience that includes overseeing the operations of multiple medical clinics at one time. He began his career in the healthcare industry as a certified physical trainer, working his way up into high-level clinical management roles. Justin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University. He and his wife Megan reside in Flowood, MS. Justin’s unmatched passion for serving seniors and providing them with the highest quality of lifestyle possible make him the ideal leader for our Beau Ridge Independent Living family!

Shameeka Williams, LPN, Wellness Director

Shameeka Williams is a Licensed Practical Nurse who serves as the Wellness Director for the Beau Ridge community. Shameeka began her journey in the healthcare field at Jackson State University, where she graduated from with a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration. From there, she went on to serve as the Medical Office Assistant at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, expanding her healthcare knowledge before returning to school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Shameeka's many years of training and expertise coupled with her passion for providing exceptional care make her an invaluable asset to both our Beau Ridge residents and team members.

Terry Martin, Director of Sales, Beau Ridge Independent Living

Terry comes from an extremely service-oriented background, having honed her skills in providing exceptional customer experience and care through her many years as a small business owner. Terry built a strong rapport with Beau Ridge residents through her previous role as Activities Director, and she was promoted to Director of Sales because of her innovative, personalized approach to providing an ideal lifestyle for our residents, coupled with her devotion to ensuring that each of our residents is 100% satisfied with their experience at our community. In her free time, Terry finds joy in giving back to the Ridgeland community, serving as a volunteer at Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital and helping to plan fundraisers for charities and functions at her daughter's school.

Brianne Smith, Activities Director, Beau Ridge Independent Living

Brianne is a Mississippi native, growing up in Brandon, MS and graduating from Hinds Community College. She is blissfully married to her new husband, Destin. Brianne has worked in the senior living industry for several years, playing an integral role at St. Dominic’s before joining the Beau Ridge family to serve as our Activities Director. Brianne is incredibly energetic and caring with a bright, bubbling personality, which makes her the perfect person to craft an exceptional Activities program that provides an exciting, engaging lifestyle for our Beau Ridge residents.

Roger Russell, Beau Ridge Executive Chef

Roger serves as the Executive Chef for Beau Ridge Independent Living & Memory Care. He was born and raised in Jackson, and has been cooking professionally for over 25 years. Before coming to Beau Ridge, Roger served as the private chef for the Mayor of Madison. He developed his first passion for cooking from his grandfather Robert Lee Russell, a talented chef who taught him everything he knew. Roger's favorite thing about cooking is getting to see the smiles and joy on the faces of those enjoying the food he prepares.

Donna Hill, Beau Ridge Memory Care Concierge

Donna grew up in Clinton, MS, and has lived in the Jackson area since 2007. She became part of the Beau Ridge family in January of 2016. She absolutely loves working at Beau Ridge and getting to interact with the residents, staff, and visitors here each day. Next time you call the community and hear someone ask you "how can I brighten your day" you will know you are speaking with Donna!


Leqeata Henderson, Memory Care Activities Director

Prior to joining the Beau Ridge Memory Care team, Leqeata served as a caregiver at another assisted living community for three years. Leqeata began here at Beau Ridge as a caregiver, and was quickly promoted to a senior care partner as a result of her exceptional performance and dedicated work ethic. Leqeata attended the Mississippi Health Care Association’s program to become a qualified Activities Director, and officially became the Beau Ridge Memory Care Activities Director after successfully completing the program, and she currently in the process of becoming a CTRS. Leqeata is an incredibly compassionate and loving individual adored by both residents and fellow team members, and she is an invaluable asset to the Beau Ridge Memory Care program.