Who We Are

Our primary commitment is to grow hand-in-hand with our residents, their families, and our employees. We do this by exemplifying great care, choice, and a fulfilling lifestyle featuring All of the Fun, None of the Chores™ for all those we serve.


To bring family and hospitality home.





To provide the finest senior living experience.

Senior Leadership

Phil Benjamson


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Phil Benjamson has been named President at Abby Senior Living in Dallas, Texas bringing 17 years of senior living, servant leadership experience to help build on the foundation of excellence Abby has been delivering since 1999.  Mr. Benjamson joins Abby from AlerisLife, where he was the Chief Operating Officer Five Star Senior Living and Ageility Therapy and Rehab.  Within his leadership organization were 139 senior living communities, 150 Therapy locations and 10,000 Associates dedicated to server seniors.  

Prior to AlerisLife, Mr. Benjamson was the Chief Operating Officer for Resort Lifestyle Communities and Blake Management group both of which were developing, operating and growing their management companies similarly to what we will do at Abby Senior Living.

Mr. Benjamson will focus on growing the organization’s industry-leading, hospitality-driven operating platform, while facilitating Abby’s expansion of their third-party operating platform.  All focused on delivering on the company’s mission to be the best place to live and work in seniors housing with “All of the Fun, None of the Chores”!

Brian Clarke

CEO of Abby Development

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Brian Clarke is the founder and CEO of Abby Senior Living. Mr. Clarke is responsible for the growth and strategic planning of the company. Founded in 1999, Abby specializes in seniors housing and multi-family development, construction, and management. Mr. Clarke’s experience also includes the development and management of Class A offices and build-to-suit retail.

Mr. Clarke’s management skills and affinity for working with seniors were forged in the mid-1990s as the owner, president, and CEO of Life Medical, a medical and rehabilitation equipment company. His interest in senior lifestyle enhancement quickly led to hands-on involvement in the design and development of senior housing communities.

After selling his medical company in the late-90s, Mr. Clarke recognized a void in quality senior living facilities in secondary markets and subsequently began financing and developing facilities throughout East Texas. Since then, Mr. Clarke has designed, developed, and constructed numerous CCRCs throughout Texas, Louisiana & Mississippi.

Sally Stuart

Director Of Human Resources

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With over 20 years of human resources experience in healthcare, Sally joined Abby Senior Living in 2013 as Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining Abby, Sally worked at The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler and Texas Spine and Joint Hospital in HR administration. In addition, she served as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Texas at Tyler, teaching various classes in the School of Business. Her responsibilities with Abby include talent acquisition, ensuring compliance with state and federal employment laws, benefit administration, worker injury program, training and other related duties.

Sally received her BBA in Organizational Behavior from SMU in Dallas and her MBA from SFASU in Nacogdoches.

Dawn Bearden

Clinical Director
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Results driven professional with 27 years of Senior Living nursing care and medical management. Board Certified wound care specialist nurse. Strong, reliable and proficient consulting with dynamic skills in Customer Service, Professional Mentoring and Development of wound program over the spectrum of 38 post acute care facilities.

Damon Benedetto

Corporate Culinary Director
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I have over 9 years of experience in leading and managing dining operations in the hospitality industry, with a focus on senior living communities. As the Vice President of Dining Services at Abby Senior Living, I oversee a team of regional directors and staff across 3 states, ensuring high-quality food and service for our residents and guests.

Morgan Scott

Commercial Interior Designer

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Morgan is the Commercial Interior Designer at Abby Senior Living. She is responsible for executing all phases of the design process including programming, design development, material selection, and construction administration. She also selects, procures, and oversees the staging of furniture and other finishes as projects are completed.

Raised in Texas, Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Dallas in 2013. During her collegiate education, she spent a semester abroad traveling through Europe and studying at the Cite Internationale Universitaire in Paris. She credits her time in Europe with shaping her unique perspective on architecture and design.

Since graduating, Morgan has created commercial spaces for a variety of clients throughout the Dallas area. Her extensive portfolio includes multi-family, senior housing, corporate, retail, healthcare, and industrial design. Morgan’s strengths in collaboration and creativity show through in the quality of Abby Senior Living’s projects.

Cody Green

Sales and Marketing
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