Cottage of the Shoals
500 John Aldridge Dr.
Tuscumbia , AL 35674-3000

256 383-4541

Our Leadership Team

Cheryl Baker
Center Executive Director

Cheryl has been the administrator of our center since 1998. She has 25-years of rehabilitation, acute and long-term care experience. Cheryl also has experience as a Regional Vice President of Operations for six centers. Cheryl attended both local colleges Shoals Community and the University of North Alabama.

Micki Newton
Director of Nursing

Micki has been the Director of Nursing at Cottage of The Shoals for 10 years.  Micki received her Nursing Degree in 1985 from Northwest Shoals Community College and has worked in long-term care since 2000. 

Tawanna Rickard
Admissions Director

Tawanna received her License for Physical Therapy Assistant in 1997 from Wallace State College. She has 12 years of experience in Physical Therapy in home health, and 8 years of experience in Long-Term Care experience. In her time between home health and skilled nursing facilities, Tawanna was an Account Executive in business development for a total of 5 years. She has been employed with Cottage of the Shoals for 4 years, serving as Rehabilitation Director for 3 years and now as the Admissions Director since May 2014.  

James Davis
Rehabilitation Program Director

James has worked at Cottage of the Shoals as a licensed therapist for 4.5 years as the therapy manager since October 2013. He received his education and license as a physical therapy assistant in 2009 from Wallace State.