BBL Women - Franchising


Bridge to Better Living team is proud to announce our President and CEO Mary Ann Stallings has been included in Franchise Dictionary Magazine`s 50 Women of Wonder (WOW).

The following quote is from Alesia Visconti, CEO/Publisher of Franchise Dictionary Magazine

“Each year more and more women are making an impact in the franchise industry. They are changing the landscape, implementing new initiatives and bringing groundbreaking ideas to the table. Franchise ownership changes lives and allows people to follow their dreams of business ownership. Our ‘50 Women of Wonder’ (WOW) are some of the most amazingly talented, strong and dynamic women franchisors in the franchise industry. We thank them and are thrilled to celebrate their contributions!”

Mary Ann Stallings, president of Bridge to Better Living (BBL), founded her company in 2010 with a clear vision of expanding throughout the country. To support her dream, Stallings selected her corporate staff very carefully. Her team of women proudly offers a combined 130 years of experience and knowledge in the senior care industry.

Kristine Dykeman-Schoening, director of development, brings her extensive background with a large senior-living continuum to the team. She holds a B.A. in psychology along with certifications in gerontology and social work. Dykeman-Schoening enjoys presenting the brand’s concept to potential franchisees and feels privileged to be working with FranServe Consultants.

Robbie Nathan, director of training, has experience in the home healthcare industry. Her passion for seniors is what brought her to BBL, where she continues to serve older adults on an even greater scale. Nathan also speaks and writes articles and blogs pertaining to seniors and their needs.

Jolee Urbanovsky and Margaret Burnham are transition consultants. Prior to joining BBL, Urbanovsky had a diverse background in senior care, and has a passion for helping individuals with dementia. Burnham, a registered nurse specializing in gerontology, has a love for assisting seniors and knows firsthand the challenges of finding the right living community for a loved one.

Stallings’ staff, which is made up of three generations, works as a team and makes decisions together. The secret is the culture of the organization, which is driven by one vision: to help seniors and their families. As the franchise continues to develop, they all play a part in the strategic planning of the business. They are excited to announce their second franchisee signing, servicing the Northern Kentucky area. Stallings added, “I really feel Bridge to Better Living offers seniors and families a different approach, a high touch, a very individualized experience we demonstrate day to day with our clients. We are excited to be able to share this with other franchisees and seniors across the country.”

Bridge to Better Living provides personal guidance and support by finding the best senior living community for loved ones. For more information, visit

-Cindy Charette