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Leadership Team

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Mary Dustin
Executive Director/COO

Throughout my 16 year career in Independent Senior Living, I have discovered the greatest passion and compassion for our country’s richest history. It is such a pleasure to be surrounded by individuals who show such a zest for life and who live each moment to the fullest.

It is our desire at Sierra Regency to be inspirational and dedicated to each of our residents and encourage them to live life to the fullest. We pride ourselves on excellent services and our compassionate team members.

I see firsthand how quickly our new residents realize that our community’s environment allows them to feel at ease and gives them the ability to thrive. It is an exciting time when our residents start meeting new friends, building new relationships, discovering new hobbies and attending new social functions that they didn’t realize they would enjoy.

It is so fulfilling to know that every day I have the opportunity to touch someone’s life. There is nothing better than being in an environment where I am surrounded by our amazing residents and dedicated team members. You can feel it in the air from the minute you walk into our community, it feels like home.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to touch those lives that need us the most. We will continue to do our best and create environments that allow our residents to live life to the fullest.

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Pamela Mondello
Marketing Director

As the Marketing Director for Sierra Regency since 2005, Pamela considers it a pleasure to assist prospective residents and their families, in the process of introducing them to a new way of living. We strive to simplify and enhance the quality of life, by providing a compassionate environment, dignified lifestyle and a sense of security. Our goal is to ensure our residents experience the lifestyle that they deserve and are happy to call Sierra Regency Home!

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Michele Astley
Office Manager

Michele is pleased to be the newest member of the leadership team. She started out at the front desk in 2009 and has recently moved into the business office. During her years here she has grown to love and admire our residents, learning new things from them every day which makes this such a great journey. Michele has an extensive background in customer service that spans thirty-five years in various capacities. She welcomes any and all residents to come to sit and chat with her! Although she is no longer at the front desk, her door will always be open as she is eager to help answer any questions our residents or staff might have. Michele hopes to bring compassion, understanding, and professionalism to our Residents at Sierra Regency.

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Janet Lee
Dining Service Director

Janet started with us as a Med-Tech for our assisted living community, Gladding Ridge. She quickly advanced with our company to become the Life Enrichment Director at our other sister community Oakwood Village. Janet has now settled into the position of Sierra Regency’s new Dining Service Director. Janet has 2 children; a 7-year-old boy, and an 8-year-old girl. Janet is here to greet residents and make sure they get the best food service here at Sierra Regency. Janet’s goal is to make the dining experience here delightful and hospitable. If you see Janet in the dining room, please stop to welcome her and introduce yourself.

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Noreen Barnett
Life Enrichment Director

Noreen started working in January 2018 at Sierra Regency as the Life Enrichment Director. In this position, she plans activities in and out of the community for the residents. She also supports them in their daily group activities such as water aerobics, cards, and board games, putting and exercise. One of Noreen’s favorite things to do is finding and booking entertainment for the residents. With her background in classical music and musical theater, she enjoys bringing new talent to the community. She has also been busy finding local professional and amateur theater productions for the residents to attend. If asked about her job here, she says that all the different jobs she has had in her life led her here to this one. You can often see her walking through the halls planning the next trip or decorating for the next holiday or season.

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Kou Her
Maintenance Director

In April 2019, Kou took on the Maintenance Director position. He is excited to be a part of the Sierra Regency family. He loves the warm energy he gets from the residents and his co-workers. “This place feels like a second home to me,” Kou said.

He’s always strived to add positive energy to his team by teaching and learning something new each day. His goal is to make sure the building stands strong for many years to come. There is no problem he can’t solve; if he ever runs into one, he would come out on top.

Kou is a father of 4 children. His eldest is 6 years old, second is 4 years old, third is 2 years old and the fourth one is an infant. One of Kou’s favorite hobbies is to play the piano. Although he is not an expert at it, the piano was a big part of his life growing up.

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Dear Pam, This is a wonderful place to live – so many benefits! So far today – here are a few: able to do laundry in my own unit, go down to breakfast/brunch to enjoy a variety of choices, cookies, and apples available at the front desk, today I am having a manicure/pedicure, bingo tonight, bridg…
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