A Premier Life Plan Continuing Care Retirement Community in Beautiful South Florida!


John Knox Village is a Life Plan Retirement Community encompassing a full range of independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care options for more than 1,000 residents. Since 1967, John Knox Village has been a home to an eclectic mix of “realistic idealists,” who believe in planning for an uncertain future while enjoying a fulfilling present.


Our residents have chosen John Knox Village because Life Care provides a lifetime of assurance, and because our 70-acre, not-for-profit community supports them in whatever endeavor they can desire
or imagine.

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John Knox Village offers lifetime housing with all maintenance included and peace of mind knowing that our residents’ future health care needs are guaranteed. John Knox Village is more than just inclusive; it’s a welcoming family that greets each new resident and staff member with open arms.


In September of 1967, Baptist Village of Pompano Beach first opened its doors as a retirement community for seniors. Dr. Mack R. Douglas, a minister from Margate, gathered a few friends and proposed building the community, which consisted of a group of villas to be leased to seniors for the balance of their lives.


Since then, the name has changed to John Knox Village and we have grown to our current 70-acre campus that is home to more than 900 residents with a caring staff of 650 employees.




Overseeing the various departments at John Knox Village is a team of caring individuals who help make and implement day-to-day decisions that create a special place to live and work.


It is because of this leadership that John Knox Village remains a stable, strong employer of choice that offers competitive compensation and cutting-edge benefits for its employees. Thanks to the leadership and more than 650 employees, John Knox Village has been the recipient of numerous national and statewide awards, including LeadingAge’s “Excellence in the Workplace Award.”

gerald stryker president and ceo
wendy bednarcik director of human resources
verna chisman director of wellness
jean eccleston chief financial officer

Gerald Stryker

Wendy Bednarcik

Verna Chisman

Jean Eccleston


Director of

Human Resources

Director of Wellness

Chief Financial Officer

monica mcafee director of sales and marketing
joeseph mallen director of dining services
fran murphy rn-c corporate compliance officer
nanette olson director of development

Monica McAfee

Joseph Mallen

Fran Murphy, RN-C

Nanette Olson

Director of
Sales and Marketing

Director of Dining Services

Corporate Compliance Officer

Director of Development

bill pickhardt director of home and community based services
mark rayner director of health facilities
gail sutton pauling director of project management

Bill Pickhardt

Mark Rayner

Gail Sutton-Pauling

Director of Home and Community-Based Services

Director of

Health Facilities

Director of Project Management


Governing John Knox Village is a volunteer Board of Directors composed of local business leaders and assisted by an Advisory Council. Included on the Board are three residents who serve three-year terms. As full-voting members, the residents have the unique opportunity of making a positive impact on the lives of their fellow residents.


The Board assists the staff in major decisions, which affect the long-range plans and every day operations of John Knox Village.

chairman paul simpson president business aspirations incorporated
vice chairman h murray todd m d board certified neurologist
treasurer jack crissy cpa william webb and associates l l c


Vice Chairman


Paul Simpson

President, Business Aspirations, Inc.

H. Murray Todd, M.D.

Board Certified Neurologist

Jack Crissy

CPA, William Webb & Associates, LLC


sal b barbera fache ethic solutions l l c
beverly cardinal john knox village resident
dirk dejong president furman insurance company
r n sailappan owner quest engineering services

Sal B. Barbera, FACHE

EthicSolutions, LLC

Beverly Cardinal

John Knox Village Resident

Dirk DeJong

President, Furman
Insurance Company

Carol Kamman

John Knox Village Resident

jack prenner photo

William B. O'Leary, Jr.

Vice President,
Northern Trust, N.A.

Boots Maurer

John Knox Village Resident

Jack Prenner

Campbell & Rosemurgy
Real Estate

RN Sailappan

Owner, Quest
Engineering Services








Chris Brown

Co-Executive Director, City of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

Pierre "Pete" Audet

John Knox Village



john knox village foundation link

Founded in 2003, the John Knox Village Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, which operates exclusively for the benefit or, to perform the functions of and to carry out the purposes of John Knox Village. The Foundation has its own Board of Directors, including area business leaders and residents, that work in partnership with John Knox Village’s Board.


Over the years, a number of generous supporters established funds for various John Knox Village interests they hold dear. Today, the Foundation manages 24 funds that enhance the quality of life of our residents and employees. For more information, visit the Website jkvfoundation.com.


All John Knox Village residents are encouraged to participate in the Resident Senate. With more than 70 resident Senators serving on 12 standing committees, the Resident Senate works closely with John Knox Village management to make recommendations to improve the quality of life for their peers. The Senators represent residents from each of the four apartment buildings and villa neighborhoods.

john knox village resident senate groundbreaking ceremony for new woodlands health center

The residents at John Knox Village are very active. Please click the link on the left to open the Residents Website in a new window.




With more than 650 employees, John Knox Village is one of the largest employers in Broward County and the City of Pompano Beach. It is the employees’ goal to provide excellent services in a compassionate and caring manner so that our residents may have the highest quality of life.


John Knox Village offers...


  • Outstanding health and life insurance options
  • Personal time off that increases with length of service
  • A comprehensive Wellness Program and numerous other benefits


John Knox Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug and Smoke Free Workplace. To view career opportunities please click the image below. Our Human Resources Department can be reached at (954) 783-4045.

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john knox village resident senate groundbreaking ceremony for new woodlands health center
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john knox village of florida residents photo
john knox village foundation link
john knox village resident senate groundbreaking ceremony for new woodlands health center
careers image links to employment site