Leadership

Unique. Talented. Committed.

Our leadership team brings their significant professional expertise, perspectives and experience to Clarity Pointe. Committed to a proactive, evidence-based approach to memory care, they share a passion and dedication for enhancing the quality of life for those afflicted with memory challenges.

This is the team of thought leaders that established the vision for Clarity Pointe. Today they remain a guiding influence, working closely with management to fulfill that vision.

Thomas F. Schaffler, Sr. – Founder & Chief Executive Officer

A lifelong resident of Memphis, TN, and the third of five children, Tom graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1971. Tom attended Vanderbilt University on a football scholarship, graduating with a Business Administration degree in 1975. After Vanderbilt, he started a nearly 30-year career as an entrepreneur, developing commercial real estate and operating a variety of businesses including fast food restaurants, retail centers, oil products distributors, self-storage facilities and luxury residential projects throughout the country.

Tom currently lives in Destin, FL with his wife of 33 years, Margaret. They have three children and three grandchildren. Tom is passionate about, and committed to, spending the balance of his career improving the level of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia through Clarity Pointe and Abe’s Garden®. Though driven to succeed in business, he also enjoys spending time with his family and playing an accomplished game of golf.

Joe B. Phillips – Director of Development/Construction

With 40 years of managerial experience in the construction industry, Joe has been responsible for the total project management (TPM) of construction projects for developers in over 20 states for the past 17 years. Taking projects from design to final completion included hiring and managing civil engineers, architects and general contractors to help see the job through. 

Prior to that, he managed all aspects of day-to-day operations, including bidding, contract negotiation, scheduling and change orders, supervision of all project managers, subcontractors and superintendents.

His project portfolio, gathered after he received a BS in Building Sciences from Auburn University, includes multi-story office buildings, high-rise condominiums, apartments, large box retail centers, industrial facilities, public school and university facilities, hospitals, nursing homes and retirement complexes.