Meet the Team
Helen Porter, CTRS, CADDCT
Helen Porter joined Integral Senior Living in 2016. She has served in a variety of leadership roles in the senior living industry, overseeing memory care, performing as a licensed administrator and working as a business office director. She is a Nashville-native-turned-Knoxvillian who has a passion for encouraging people to fulfill their maximum potential. While pursuing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in recreation therapy at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, her concentration was devoted to children with multiple disabilities. After graduation, she was called into working with seniors, where she began as the director of Life Enrichment. With a love for education, she has become certified as a therapeutic recreation specialist, a certified dementia practitioner, and an Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care trainer. She enjoys running, biking, coffee and the word “enthusiasm.”
Director of Sales and Marketing
Julie Sharp is our director of Sales and Marketing here at The Pointe at Lifespring. Julie brings more than 18 years of marketing and sales experience to this position, including five years in the health care industry. A passionate, motivated individual who is eager to make a difference in every life she touches.
She has served on the board of directors for the Halls Community, has volunteered for Alzheimer’s Tennessee and is a member of Akima in Knoxville, as well as an active member of Fellowship Church in Knoxville. However, her favorite role is being a mother. Her favorite people call her “Momma Jules”! She has two children who live in the area, both of whom are happily married. Julie is an enthusiastic traveler, fun-seeker, cheerleader, lake-lover and Volunteer who yells, “Go, Vols!” louder than anyone in Neyland Stadium!
Vibrant Life® Director
Becky Williams found her calling in senior living after losing her mother. She has worked in senior living since 2016 and joined our team at Knoxville High Senior Living in 2018. She enjoys making our residents’ days as fun and enjoyable as possible.
Originally from Illinois, Becky spent much of her life in south Florida before moving to Tennessee more than 10 years ago.
Culinary Services Director
Business Office Director
Samira “Sam” Abdalla is originally from Rome, Italy, and has lived in Tennessee for eight years with her family. She has a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in finance and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting from Excelsior College. She believes that teamwork is a cornerstone for success. Sam is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Business Administration: Finance degree program through Liberty University and is a part of multiple honor societies. She has a solid understanding of business administration, leadership, divergent thinking and human resources, and has a strong passion for the senior living industry. Her commitment and dedication toward human resources were solidified when she obtained her SHRM Certified Professional license and began teaching at a local community college. In her free time, Sam enjoys spending quality time with close friends and family.
Building Services Director
David Alani joins the team at Knoxville High Senior Living with more than 25 years’ experience in engineering, project management, and maintenance and repair. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
David and his family moved to Knoxville in 2016. He enjoys sports, traveling, and collecting stamps and coins.