About Us


Oak Hill Assisted Living Community is a privately owned and managed corporation organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina and is licensed through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Oak Hill offers residents a personal and dignified home away from home. Opened in 1997, Oak Hill Living Center is situated on a beautifully landscaped 16 acre campus—a fourth generation homestead. 

Oak Hill was named because of the beautiful oak trees that line the property. The 42,000 square foot modern one story brick building offers a variety of rooms options ranging from semi-private rooms with half baths to suites with private courtyards.

We are excited about the future of Oak Hill and plan to continue to grow and serve our area by providing a great quality of life for our residents.


Oak Hill Assisted Living Community is staffed by a team of knowledgeable and caring professionals. Before being hired, each candidate is carefully screened and interviewed to ensure he or she is capable and dedicated to meeting Oak Hill’s standard of care.


Further, all staff members undergo a thorough training process and are required to take regular continuing education classes focused on providing the latest and best assisted living care.


Administrative Staff


Barnes Stephenson

Managing Director

Barnes Stephenson has been with Oak Hill as Managing Director since October 2018. Prior to joining Oak Hill, Barnes ran his own law practice in Raleigh, North Carolina for 8 years. He remains an active member of the North Carolina State Bar. Barnes holds a Bachelor's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a law degree from Elon University.


Outside of work Barnes enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, playing tennis, and traveling.


Tim Stephenson

Admissions Director & Administrator

Tim Stephenson grew up in Angier and Benson, North Carolina, and has been at Oak Hill since 2003. During his tenure, Tim has led Oak Hill’s admissions efforts, helping to steadily increase the number of residents to Oak Hill’s present-day capacity as one of the largest assisted living communities in central North Carolina.

Tim has also led multiple renovations and additions including the new 400 hall completed in fall 2018.


Amanda Norris

Human Resources Director

Amanda started with Oak Hill in 2020 as a part time accounts manager and her role has since grown into a full time role with human resources in addition to accounts. She has become an integral part of the Oak Hill management team.

Amanda grew up in the Willow Springs - Fuquay Varina area and has been married for 16 years to her husband.  She has a daughter and two fur babies. She enjoys spending time with family/friends and trips to the beach. 

Resident Services and Amenities


Chef David Yates

Director of Dietary Services

Chef David started his foodservice journey in 2007 in Long Island, New York at Peconic Bay Medical Center where he spent five years as a cafeteria chef. In 2012, he relocated to Clayton, North Carolina to purse his culinary career further. He worked for various independent and assisted living communities around Wake and Johnston counties before joining Oak Hill in 2020.

Chef David's passion and focus is to provide the best dining experience for our residents. We are excited he is part of our team!


Tracy L. Pond, RN, BLS, OCN
Director of Resident Care

Oak Hill is pleased to welcome Tracy Pond as its new Director of Resident Care. Prior to joining Oak Hill, Tracy spent 12 years doing patient care within the UNC Healthcare system, and most recently, as the Nursing Team Leader for the Oncology Department at UNC REX. 


Tracy grew up in the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York and has lived in the triangle area for over 20 years. She and her husband of 29 years have two daughters. Tracy and her husband enjoy camping with their two rescue dogs from the mountains to the beach.