Senior Living in Raleigh NC

The Navion Difference

Navion Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services in the Southeast headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, proudly offers the highest quality of service and care with the warmth and hospitality of home. We are a leader in independent living, assisted living, memory care, and short stay programs. With a choice of lifestyles and differing levels of care, you will find a community that is specially tailored to you.

Our Core Values

  • Individuality
  • Excellence
  • Celebration
  • Respect
  • Choice
  • Vitality
  • Trust
  • Honor
  • Joy in Service

Navion Senior Living


5430 Wade Park Blvd Ste 402 Raleigh, NC

About Navion

At Navion, we strive to make a difference in every life we touch. We take great pride in what we do, and we consider the trust families place in us a sacred honor. Caring for seniors is not just our purpose; it's our passion. We are committed to excellence, to being the leaders in senior living.

Navion Senior Living was founded by Stephen Morton, one of North Carolina’s senior housing leaders. Having successfully co-founded and led the two largest senior housing companies in North Carolina, he started Navion Senior Living with the mission of pushing the senior housing industry forward. This mission is infused into everything that we do at Navion, from our employee scholarship program to our cutting-edge Memory Care program that makes use of the latest research to pilot virtual reality programs in our communities. Our goal at Navion Senior Living is to create an environment where our employees and our residents thrive each and every day.

Stephen T. Morton of Navion Senior Living

Senior Leadership

Stephen T. Morton, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Morton is a senior living executive with 30+ years of experience building, leading, managing, and investing in the senior living sector. Stephen has worked for many of the nation’s largest senior living operators and co-founded Southern Assisted Living, Inc. (SALI) in 1996. SALI became the largest provider of Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care in the Southeast, with 41 communities and 2,000 employees across Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Stephen served as President & Chief Operating Officer responsible for the construction of the SALI portfolio, as well as the creation, implementation, and results of the day-to-day operations. In 2006, SALI was sold to Brookdale via a sale-leaseback with Health Care REIT. Following the sale of SALI, Stephen served as the CEO of Bell Senior Living, completing a successful turnaround prior to a to Five Star Senior Living.

Most recently, Stephen has served as a co-founder and CEO of Navion Senior Living. Stephen serves as an investor in, and advisor to:

  • Life2 (a senior-housing-focused predictive analytics provider)
  • Raleigh-based K4Connect (a senior-housing-focused internet-of-things company)
  • Simply Easier Payments (a credit card payment platform for the insurance industry)

Stephen is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.

Kellee Agee, Executive Vice President of Operations

Kellee Agee is a strategic, results-driven, and service-oriented professional with over 20 years of progressive and visionary leadership in senior living. Kellee comes to Navion Senior Living from Brookdale Senior Living where she served 12 years, 11 years as a Regional Vice President of Operations and 1 year as a District Director of Operations. During her service at Brookdale, Kellee managed a portfolio of Independent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing communities that spanned from 12 to 52 locations and as many as 3,230 units across NC, SC, VA and TN.  Prior to Brookdale, Kellee worked for Southern Assisted Living for 8 years where she served as Executive Director, Human Resources Operations Manager, Area Director, Regional Director of Operations and the last two years as Regional Vice President of Operations. Kellee has served on the Argentum Regional Executives Roundtable since 2007 and she is a licensed NC Administrator and certified preceptor for NC Administrators in training.

Theodore S. Turner of Navion Senior Living
Patricia Jones of Navion Senior Living

Kim Stoneking, Senior Regional Director of Clinical Services

Kim Stoneking brings over 20 years of extensive operational and clinical experience to Navion Senior Living. Kim leads and supports all aspects of clinical operations at NSS, including managerial oversight for day-to-day clinical operations, quality assurance, resident life enrichment, and customer satisfaction. Over the last 20+ years, Kim has held leadership roles in both community and corporate level management for several industry leading companies including: Brookdale Senior Living and Kindred. Her expertise in clinical leadership spans multiple care settings, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. Prior to joining NSS, Kim was responsible for clinical services for Brookdale Senior Living in the position of District Director of Clinical Services, managing a diverse portfolio of 20+ communities in multiple states. Kim is a Registered Nurse and Certified Assisted Living Administrator in the State of North Carolina.

Arick R. Morton, Vice President of Corporate Strategy

Arick Morton has a deep background in healthcare and senior-focused technology. After being an active participant in the creation and operation of Southern Assisted Living, Arick worked in corporate strategy and new product development for the Advisory Board Company, one of the nation’s largest health care research and technology firms. There, Arick successfully conceptualized, built, launched, and managed three new healthcare business lines, which today generate a combined $25M/yr in revenue. Arick launched VisionLTC, a senior housing market analytics technology platform, while simultaneously pursuing a full-time MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Most recently, Arick has managed the growth of VisionLTC's geospatial approach to evaluating the attractiveness of senior housing markets and sites nationwide, while also managing all market evaluation and financial analysis activity for Navion Senior Living. Arick is a honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy & Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Arick R. Morton of Navion Senior Living

Stacy Hartnett, Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis

Stacy Hartnett has nearly 20 years of experience in the senior living industry. She began her career at Southern Assisted Living, where she held various corporate and community-based positions. During that time, she gained knowledge in operations, finance, human resources, purchasing, and customer service. Stacy then worked for Brookdale Senior Living, where she worked on the Financial Planning & Analysis team. She gained an even stronger understanding of operations, budgeting, and reporting for all care setting types. Prior to joining RSS, she was the Senior Director of FP&A over Brookdale’s Southeast Division, comprised of 270 communities, and most recently, the Senior Director of FP&A-Core Support, which streamlined reporting and processes over the entire senior housing portfolio. In this role, Stacy was also responsible for the FP&A component of Brookdale’s concierge program as well as strategic marketing. Stacy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies.

Patricia McCulloh, Senior Regional Director of Operations

Patricia McCulloh comes to Navion with 28 years of senior living experience in Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Patricia leads and supports the daily operations of all communities in the NSS portfolio, including managerial oversight for day-to-day operations, quality assurance, resident life enrichment, customer satisfaction, and sales and marketing performance. A driven leader with expertise in all aspects of community operations, Patricia has a proven track record of improving quality and building successful teams.  

Prior to joining Navion, Patricia worked as a regional director for two other industry leaders, Brookdale Senior Living and Southern Assisted Living.   Her experience includes overseeing the successful construction, opening, and lease-up of multiple communities. Patricia has supported dozens of communities throughout NC, VA, and FL. Patricia is a Licensed NC Administrator and a certified preceptor for NC Administrators in training.

Patricia at Navion Senior Living

Our Senior Housing Experience

The principals of Navion Senior Living have a combined 150+ years of experience developing and operating senior housing across the Southeast, with 200+ communities operated across the region. Explore our current portfolio by clicking on any of the communities listed above.

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