Our Team

Welcome to Stoney Brook of Hewitt! Our team of professionals look forward to greeting you and your families. We pride ourselves in providing a warm and welcoming community for our residents and their guests. From our leadership team, to our dining staff, to our caregivers and support personnel, we are always prepared to meet the needs of our community and residents.

Melanie Crain -  Executive Director 

Melanie is a native Texan and proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

Melanie has had a long career working in many facets of healthcare.  She started as a social worker at a skilled nursing facility in town then went on to work for home health and hospice in the sales department. It is her love of working with senior adults that brought her to Stoney Brook.  First as the sales and marketing director then after a short absence returned to Stoney Brook of Hewitt as the Executive Director. Melanie feels that working here is a true blessing as she loves the residents and their families.

Melanie is married to Chris and they share four children and five beautiful grandchildren.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and close friends.

Vanessa Hamblin - Director of Sales and Marketing

Vanessa loves to help  seniors and their families discover a new way of life in assisted living. She has been in the senior healthcare industry for six years and worked in the medical field for seven years prior to that. Senior living has been a fresh breath of air for Vanessa, and she absolutely loves assisting families with finding their forever home where they can live life to the fullest.  

Vanessa  and her husband Ricky Hamblin are the proud parents of six children. In her spare time she loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends.


Brenda Oliver -  Business Office Manager

Brenda has worked as a Business Office Manager in skilled nursing, long term care, Assisted Living and Memory Care settings.   She has worked with seniors for approximately 25 years and has found this to be the area that her heart holds the dearest with the goal to make each life transition smooth and ensure you Live Life Well®.  

Brenda is married, has four children, ten grandchildren and a great granddaughter.  She enjoys travelling, the great outdoors and loves sharing her memorable adventures.

Leah Felan, LVN - Director of Resident Care

Leah serves as Director of Resident Care and leads the professional team that cares for and keeps our residents healthy. Prior to Stoney Brook, she was a Home Health Nurse caring for many of our residents in their time of need.  Leah also has a deep love of cooking and baking as she was also a Chef in her previous career.

Leah is happily married to her husband, Steve, and she is the mother of 2 boys, Cash and Charlie as well as step mother to Steven.  She also has 1 granddaughter, Madison.  Leah loves her family, her job, her residents and the Baylor Bears, Sic’Em!

Jeff Zimmerman -  Area Culinary Director

Jeff serves as Culinary Director for Stoney Brook of Hewitt, Belton and Coppers Cove. Before joining Stoney Brook, Jeff worked as an Executive Chef in Fine Dining for 15 years. Jeff leads a team of professional kitchen staff to ensure all residents and guests a service that exceeds their expectations. He loves spearheading new projects and bringing new cooking concepts to the team. He believes in the power of food and how it connects people and brings families together. And the secret ingredient is always LOVE. Cooking allows Jeff to channel his culinary expertise for the aid of those in need.

Jeff is married to Aliona and has two children, a son Asher, and daughter Andreea. He loves to travel, to find new cultures, new dishes, new adventures and create unforgettable family memories.

Stoney Brook of Hewitt


151 Royal Ln Hewitt, TX 76643