Sunterra Springs Springfield

Key People

Deanna Beckenholdt, Executive Director

Deanna Beckenholdt.jpgDeanna is an experienced Licensed Nursing Home Administrator with demonstrated 5 star CMS results. Her leadership, dedicated compliance and quality of care transitioned her previous 1 star SNF to 5 stars. Deanna has thrived in customer-focused service while volunteering and working in the SNF, ALF, RCF, hospital and health care industry. 

Growing up within walking distance from a hospital and nursing home, Deanna has adored her experiences as a life-long health care volunteer. She obtained her Certified Nurse Assistant and was a Candy Striper and Medical Explorer all while still in high school in Springfield, Missouri. She completed her undergraduate degree, Bachelors of Science in Business Administration Management, from Missouri State University. She currently serves as the Assistant Regional Coordinator of the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change MC5, Missouri Health Care Association MHCA District IV Treasurer and is a Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators Preceptor. Deanna enjoys sharing her passion and zeal of the health care industry and was thrilled to join Sunterra Springs in March 2018.


Calvin Green, Director of Rehabilitation

Calvin Green.jpgCalvin is a graduate of Missouri State University where he achieved his Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders Speech-Language Pathology. He began his career in healthcare in 2014 with Mercy as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Mercy Villa where Calvin was tasked with re-establishing a Speech Therapy program within the facility. He was able to establish a results-based program that focused on the individual needs of each patient. Calvin continued his career with Mercy Villa for three years prior to transitioning to Aegis Therapies, and then Choice Rehabilitation, which allowed him the opportunity to continue serve as the facility’s primary Speech-Language Pathologist. Calvin is a Vital Stim certified therapist who currently holds his Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Over his career, Calvin has demonstrated a passion for providing quality therapeutic intervention that is patient focused and results driven. He was excited to join Sunterra Springs in June of 2018 and help establish a new standard for rehabilitation services in skilled nursing facilities.


Emily Christopher RN, Director of Marketing and Admissions

Emily Christopher.jpgEmily is the Director of Marketing and Admissions at Sunterra Springs Springfield. Emily works closely with health care systems and the community to coordinate care and educate about Sunterra Springs unique model of care. She displays dedication and passion in patient advocacy.

Emily graduated from Cox College of Nursing in 2003. Her nursing experience includes NICU, ER, clinical informatics, pediatric home care, and managing a team that assisted in coordinating home health and hospice care for patients in the southern portion of Missouri. Emily is excited for the opportunity to share and educate the community about the unique Sunterra Springs model.