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Scott Ewing CEO The Oaks CCRCScott Ewing
CEO – The Oaks

Scott Ewing has 20 plus years of leadership experience in providing healthcare services to seniors in both the proprietary and non-proprietary sectors, as well as managing multiple facilities. Mr. Ewing has expertise in PACE operations and benchmarking, CCRC and nursing home operations, regulatory compliance, survey preparation, managed care contract negotiation, CMS 5-Star improvement and continuum management. He has a Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Administration from Southern Adventist University and a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management from Clemson University. Mr. Ewing is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Tennessee, a former board member of LeadingAge South Carolina and a former member of the Tennessee State Task Force to improve behavioral health services in long-term care.


Andy Cox Chief Operating Officer The Oaks CCRCAndy Cox
Chief Operating Officer

Prior to becoming the Chief Operating Officer, Andy served as CEO, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Development at The Oaks. Before joining The Oaks staff in 2012, he served on The Oaks Board of Trustees for six years and was Chairman for his last two years. His time on the board provided him with an in-depth understanding of The Oaks mission and operation. An honor graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Andy has a strong record of accomplishment in finance and management. He was Chief Executive Officer and Manager of the South Carolina Methodist Conference Credit Union for nearly ten years and was the Chief Financial Officer of Epworth Children's Home in Columbia, SC for five years. The son of a United Methodist minister, Andy is committed to the mission and future of The Oaks..


Val Kreil, AdministratorVal Kreil,

Val has a Psychology degree from the University of Cincinatti. Over the past 35 years, he has worked as a nursing home administrator in several states across the country. Before joining The Oaks team, he worked at a nursing home serving the Inupiat (Eskimos) in Kotzebue, Alaska for 6 years. Val resides in Charleston with his wife, and he spends his time outside of work fishing, playing tennis and drawing.



Nikki Peake, Director of Sales & MarketingNikki Peake
Director of Sales & Marketing

After graduating from Clemson University with a degree in Marketing, Nikki worked in advertising for two years before joining The Oaks team in 2005. Over the years, she served in the marketing department as Assistant to the Director and Sales Consultant before transitioning into the Director of Sales & Marketing role in 2019. Nikki is passionate about the mission of The Oaks and loves being of service to current and future residents and their families. She and her husband, Eric, live in Norway with their two dogs, Briggs and Darla.

Johnna Patrick, Director of Clinical Services – bio and picture to come