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Tammie Callaway, administrator of Butterfield Residential Care Center is retiring, public invited to reception

Tammie Callaway, longtime administrator of Butterfield Residential Care Center is retiring in April after working for CMH for 36 years.

Callaway was born and raised in Bolivar and has been the administrator at Butterfield Residential Care Center since 2007. Before this role, she was the director of foundation activities for Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation starting in 1988.

Callaway’s love for health and wellness started when she was young and has never stopped. She earned a Bachelor of Science in health, physical education and recreation from Missouri State University and later a Master of Science in health service administration from Southwest Baptist University.

During her time at CMH, Callaway helped start the Missouri Healthcare Association (MHCA) Golden Age Games for District IV, providing seniors an opportunity to compete with one another in a fun and safe environment. In 2015, she received a Long-Term Care Provider Health Care Champion Award from the Springfield Business Journal. Callaway served on the Missouri Assisted Living Association board of directors and taught MHCA activity director courses. She has led Butterfield to remain deficiency-free by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services since 2012 and most recently, the facility has earned the AHCA/NCAL Silver Quality Award.

“The highlight of my career has been the opportunity to work with a phenomenal health care team that truly cares about each resident that we serve,” said Callaway. “At Butterfield, we accomplished 13 years of being deficiency-free, and I am so proud to have served with the best of the best.”

In addition to her health care achievements, Callaway has been very involved in the community. She has served on several boards including the Bolivar R-1 School Board, Bolivar Education Advancement Board and the Missouri State Trail Advisory Board. She also taught at the Wonders of Wildlife National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School and was an adjunct professor at Southwest Baptist University.

Callaway received the prestigious DJB Award in September 2018 during CMH’s 15th annual Burgundy Ball. Also in 2018, she was inducted into the Bolivar High School Hall of Fame for career accomplishments and community involvement.

Callaway and her husband, Kenny, live on a small farm in Bolivar. Her family includes three children, Ashley Pugh and her husband Zach Pugh of Springfield, Cody Martin and his wife Brena Martin of Bolivar, and Kenna Dansereau and her husband Tom Dansereau of Wichita, Kansas. She has six grandchildren, Joleigh and Saylor Martin, Maddux and Madison Pugh, Quinn and Jack Dansereau, and one more on the way.

After retirement, Callaway plans to enjoy life to the fullest by spending more time with her grandchildren and family, traveling, riding horses and spending time on the farm.


A retirement reception will be held Wednesday, April 3, from 2-4 p.m. at Butterfield Residential Care Center, 1120 N. Butterfield Road in Bolivar. The public is invited to attend the reception and will have an opportunity to thank Tammie Callaway for her 36 years of service to CMH and to meet the new administrator, Ash Carrell, LNHA.

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