Hillside Center (KY)
1500 Pride Avenue
Madisonville , KY 42431-9157

270 821-1813

Our Leadership Team

Lainie Brinkley
Center Executive Director

Lainie has been in Long Term Care for over 23 years.  She has worked in a variety of positions from CNA, Activity, Social Service and Marketing Director.  Lainie has been a Nursing Home Administrator for the last 4 years.  She is a graduate of Mid-Continent University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an Associate’s Degree in Human services from Henderson Community College.  Lainie holds a National Activity Consultant/Educator-Board Certification as well as a National Activity Director Certification.  Lainie has been married for 30 years having 4 children and 5 grandchildren.  She enjoys the outdoors, jeep riding and time with family.

Valerie Howard
Center Nurse Executive

Although Valerie is new to Genesis she is not new to healthcare.  Valerie has been in healthcare for over fifteen years with her focus on long term care.  Valerie began her healthcare career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked toward her degree as a Registered Nurse.  Valerie has a passion for providing care to our residents and establishing relationships with the families and residents we serve.  In her off time Valerie enjoys spending time with her two teenage daughters.  Valerie is an avid member of her church where she is involved with youth ministries. She also enjoys running and hiking in her spare time.

Ericka Burbage
Admissions Director

Ericka has been in healthcare for 9 years, starting Hillside Center in 2009.  After 3 years at Hillside, Ericka transferred into the Social Service role before taking the Admissions Director position in 2015.  Ericka was born in Hopkins County KY and has resided there since. Ericka feels one of the best things about HealthCare is getting to know the residents and their families as we go through many things together as families do.

Derek Fairrow
Director of Rehabilitation

Derek is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and now Director of Rehabilitation at Hillside Center. Derek is a Madisonville native who graduated from Madisonville Community College in the Spring of 2010. He then went on to Murray State University where he graduated in the winter of 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. Some of Derek’s hobbies include working out, boating at the lake, and traveling.