Meet The Team

Meet the Team at Ovation Sienna Hills in St. George, Utah

The team at Ovation Sienna Hills

Is committed to serving you and offering opportunities designed to inspire your individual interests and desires.
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Yvonne Leavitt
Executive Director

Yvonne Leavitt

Chuck Donnelly
General Manager

Chuck Donnelly

Emily Havens
Community Relations Director

Emily Havens

Stephanie Grade
Regional Director of Operations

Stephanie Grade

Executive Director

Yvonne Leavitt

Yvonne discovered her passion for healthcare when she cared for her mother, who had pancreatic cancer. Through her career she served as an EMT, patient advocate, registered nurse, and clinical director.   

Yvonne was dedicated to Ovation from the start. Past the impeccable details, including the beautiful décor and unique amenities, she noticed how the caring employees interacted with residents. It was easy to sed how important it was to them to meet the residents’ specific needs, and with such care, they were truly enhancing the life of every person they served. 

At Ovation, Yvonne ahs served as a registered nurse, director of health services, and now as the Executive Director. She has a passion for the quality of people’s lives and works daily to help keep things running smoothly in our community.  

Yvonne’s favorite spot on our campus is Emma’s. She hosts a monthly tea party with our residents the fourth Friday of each month at 2 p.m. She would love to have you drop by!

When Yvonne isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and spending time with her four children and three grandkids.

General Manager

Chuck Donnelly

Chuck Donnelly holds over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. At Ovation, Chuck aims to cultivate a 5-star experience with immense attention to the unique details that make Ovation a great place to retire. 

His rich experience includes serving as a hotel administration, chief operating officer, vice president of lodging, a general manager at several resorts, and more from Pennsylvania to California to the Bahamas. When he was general manager of French Leave Resort in the Bahamas, his resort was rated #12 of all Marriott Autograph Collection Hotels.

Chuck also has personal experience in senior care, as he cared for his 80-year-old aunt and later helped her transition to memory care.

Community Relations Director

Emily Havens

Emily Havens is the Community Relations Director for Ovation Sienna Hills. As a fierce believer in the importance of relationships, Emily is thrilled to help individuals join the Ovation Community and be rewarded for a life well lived.

Emily was raised in St. George and received her bachelor’s degree from Dixie State University. She spent her collegiate years in editor positions on the student newspaper. Emily spent three years at The Spectrum & Daily News, a USA Today Network newspaper, as a journalist covering diversity, elder abuse, the FLDS population, and much more. Emily has garnered several awards from the Associated Press, Utah Press Association, and Nevada Press Association.

In addition to her contributions to journalism and the digital marketing world, Emily is also a nonprofit chapter president for I Support the Girls.

As a natural-born leader, Emily believes power comes from within. With collaboration, networking, and just one good idea, she believes women can change the world.

Regional Director of Operations

Stephanie Grade

Stephanie Grade is a born and raised Nebraskan. Growing up in Crete, just about an hour outside Omaha, Stephanie looked at life through a different lens. Her passion for exceptional service drew her to the hotel and services industry, allowing her to travel the U.S., open hotels, and serve on the Board of Directors for the Omaha Restaurant Association and Metropolitan Hospitality Association. After 20 years of hospitality experience and award-winning program development, Stephanie has brought her expertise to Ovation Sienna Hills.

Stephanie earned her degree in hotel, restaurant, and institutional management from Iowa State University. She’s also a proud mother, wife, and owner of an English Bulldog named Lola – who gets all the family’s attention. When she’s not earning an ovation for her hard work, she enjoys attending concerts, theatre performances, traveling, supporting the Joslyn Art Museum, and exploring Fontenelle Forest just outside Bellevue.

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