Meet the Team

Helen Porter, CTRS, CADDCT

Executive Director

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.”

Julie Sharp

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!

Becky Williams

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.

Jeff Godfrey

Culinary Services Director

Jeff Godfrey (known at Knoxville High Senior Living as Chef Dino) has more than 15 years’ experience cooking across five continents. He has worked as both a private and executive chef and has created and operated several restaurants.

“Cause joy” is the premise he thrives on when working with all customers, and now Chef Dino is with us to “cause joy” for all our residents!

David Alani

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.