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Leading By Example

The Legacy Willow Bend volunteer board of directors is made up of business leaders and experts from a broad range of professions, all of whom are dedicated to continuing the traditions of innovation and excellence that have made the community great.

Our Leadership

Marc R. Stanley

Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Legacy Senior Communities

Marc R. Stanley is a trial lawyer, political activist, Jewish community leader and philanthropist from Dallas, Texas. He has 34 years of experience as a leading trial lawyer and 40 years of experience in government and public service, including his appointment as Chairman of the Texas Public Finance Authority by Texas Governor Ann Richards. Secretary of Defense William Cohen appointed Marc as a Member of the Board of Visitors of the Air University of the United States Air Force. In 2011, Marc was appointed by President Barack Obama as a Council Member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Marc is the founder of the Stanley Law Group, a Dallas-based firm that focuses on national class actions and complex litigation. His career highlights include a landmark case against an insurance company for breach of fiduciary duties in handling 401(k) investments. In 2015, after 13 years of litigation and seven published opinions, the defendant paid $140 million in cash and $60 million in future economic benefits – the second largest reported settlement in the U.S. in 2015.

He is a member of the Board of Directors, and has served as President of both the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He has been voted a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” and a “Super Lawyer” for the entire state of Texas every year since the accolades were established.

Marc served as a board member and leader of many Jewish charitable and political organizations, including six years as Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council. In his hometown of Dallas, Marc is also Chairman of The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc., a Jewish-sponsored not-for-profit charitable organization providing continuing care retirement communities and in-home care for seniors and their families.

Marc’s national public service began in college when he worked for the U.S. Congress for three years, serving with Representative Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich.) and with the Committee on House Administration as an aide to Chairman Frank Thompson (D-N.J.). In that role, he created the first Telephone Directory for the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as its Editor from 1977-1979. He later served as Dallas County Chair for Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s campaign in 1988 and Governor Ann Richards’ campaign from 1989-1990.

Marc and his wife Wendy have been married for 33 years and have three grown children. Marc supports and/or volunteers with a number of local Texas organizations, including the Jewish Community Center, Temple Emanu-El and the North Texas Food Bank. A health enthusiast, he enjoys exercise (especially hiking and skiing) and was a volunteer kidney donor.

Board of Directors

  • Linda Garner, Chair
  • Paul Michaels
  • Joe Milkes
  • Cindy Moskowitz
  • Leslie Zale Greco
  • Marc R. Stanley

Management Team

Laura Levy

The  Executive Director of The Legacy Willow Bend

Laura Levy, a nurse for over 20 years, is someone who believes that providing excellence in care for seniors represents one of life’s greatest values. Laura has been in senior care management and education for over 10 years, with a specialization in memory care. She received her training from Hardin Simmons University and Weatherford College.

Laura’s work in the not-for-profit sector began five years ago with The Legacy Willow Bend. She was drawn to the community because of the focus on excellence in senior care. Laura’s commitment to the community extends outside of The Legacy Willow Bend as adult education chair and vice president of sisterhood at her synagogue. In addition, she served as co-president of Hadassah’s professional networking group. Laura believes that connecting with people inside and outside of the community helps her to better understand the needs of seniors across Greater Dallas.

  • Pam Duhon, Healthcare Center Administrator
  • Beatrice Runyan, Director of Human Resources
  • Andrea Statman, Director of Development

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