Our Staff

What differentiates one skilled nursing & rehabilitation center from another? The answer is... the people who work and reside there! The people set the tone, the atmosphere, and the expectations. At The Laurels of Milford, we take great pride in ensuring that everyone feels like part of our family and that they are treated as special "guests" in our home.

The Laurels of Milford employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, including a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Restorative Care Nurses, a Wound Care Nurse, state tested Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist. Our on-site Rehab, Dietary, Social Work, and Activities departments provide personalized and compassionate care to each guest. From the moment you walk through the front doors, the warmth and caring of the staff will begin to gain your trust and confidence, as they strive to exceed your expectations.

Unlike other facilities that use "contracted" staff members, each member of the team at The Laurels of Milford is directly employed, not "contracted". Each Team Member takes great pride in portraying "The Laurel Way of Caring", as they strive for excellence in providing only the highest standard of care and services to every guest, and to every family member and visitor. Come on in! Visit a while! Let us show you our very best... let us show you The Laurel Way.

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Lori Byrom, LNHA


Lori was born and raised in Highland County where she graduated from Lynchburg-Clay High school. In 1995, Lori graduated from Chatfield College with an Associate's Degree in Business Management. She then received her Bachelor's Degree from Wilberforce University. Prior to joining The Laurels of Milford, Lori had been employed in the healthcare field as Admission Director, Marketing Director and Social Service Director. Lori began her career working for Laurel Health Care Company in 2001, as the Director of Marketing at The Laurels of Hillsboro. She then became the Assistant Administrator in 2004, and Administrator in 2005. Lori subsequently transferred to The Laurels of Blanchester in 2010 and joined The Laurels of Milford in 2019.

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John Noland, RN

Director of Nursing

John Noland, attended Southern State Community College in Hillsboro where he obtained his RN license in 2003, moving on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University in 2018. John has worked in many different levels of care and positions throughout his career with long standing tenure at several local health care institutions. He has worked as a Phlebotomist, Endoscopy Technician and Nurse, Medical Surgical Nurse, Pediatric Nurse and as an Emergency Department Charge Nurse. He worked at Clinton Memorial Hospital for 19 years, after which he pursued an opportunity with hospice care for 2 years. For 9.5 years John worked with The Laurels of Blanchester as Assistant Director of Nursing and then as Director of Nursing. He continued his career in 2019 by becoming the Corporate Compliance Officer for The Laurels, providing clinical support to facilities across 5 states. John lives in Milford with his partner, JR and their 6 adopted children, Blake, Dustin, Dylan, Brandon, Ellie and Eden. They have 3 dogs, a cat, 3 birds and a rabbit. John is very active in the community with the local schools and through his children playing sports. John brings over 20 plus years of experience to share with staff, guests and families at The Laurels of Milford.

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Danielle Sears

Director of Marketing

Danielle Sears is the Director of Marketing for The Laurels of Milford. She has worked in the healthcare industry since 2005. Her professional interest is to focus on building relationships with the community
and providing education about senior services while being an advocate for all seniors.

Danielle has successfully completed the Certified Executive for Health Care at Home (CEHCH) certification program offered through the Ohio Health Care Association and the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice and has passed the NAB (National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards) Home and Community Based Services Examination to earn the CEHCH designation. Danielle is also enrolled at Indiana Wesleyan University where she is working towards her Bachelors in Healthcare Administration.

Danielle resides in Cincinnati, OH with her two girls and husband, Randy. In addition, she serves as her daughter's Girl Scout Troop leader, is an avid PTO member and volunteers for Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati, SAAP and Children's Hospital.

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Scott Asher, DPT

Rehabilitation Services Director

Scott Asher, DPT, graduated from Miami University with his Bachelors of Arts and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Cincinnati in 2014.  As a Milford native, Scott is excited to further his professional career with The Laurels in his home town and continue to hone his clinical skills. He has several years of experience in outpatient and short term rehab. He has a great interest in the treatment of balance and orthopedic conditions in older adults as well as maximizing function and decreasing risk of falls in patients with dementia. Scott enjoys playing hockey and snowboarding. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Emily, and his 2 daughters. 

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