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Meet The Team

The Exceptional Senior Living Team at Parkwood

The team at Parkwood Community fully supports our mission: to provide an enriching life experience through quality senior health services, comfortable housing options and engaging activities. You’ll find an incredibly attentive staff of professionals ready to help you live the maintenance-free lifestyle you seek, with the advantage of peace of mind for your future. At Parkwood, we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our residents, every day.

Meet our caring senior living staff:

Mark Gustafson, Executive Director at Parkwood Retirement

Executive Director at Parkwood Retirement

Mark is committed to enhancing the quality of life and meeting the changing needs of the people he serves. He has dedicated his career to serving seniors, combining his Nursing Home Administrator License with a Master’s degree in Gerontology. He is proud of the culture of compassion the staff has created and feels blessed to work at Parkwood Retirement Community.

Kim King, Community Relations Director at Parkwood Retirement

Community Relations Director at Parkwood Retirement

Kim is committed to developing the marketing and sales strategies that connect people and families to the services available at Parkwood Retirement Community. A familiar face around our community, Kim is always available to answer questions, give a personally guided tour, ask how someone is feeling, and find out what she can do to brighten a day.

Layne Gollier, Resident Services Director at Parkwood Retirement

Resident Services Director at Parkwood Retirement

As Resident Services Director, Layne is responsible for organizing, directing and coordinating resident services operations for Parkwood Retirement. Layne loves working with this generation and feels like she is right where she belongs. She works hard to provide a variety of activities, and is always attentive to new ideas and requests from the residents.

Elizabeth Elias, Business Office Manager at Parkwood Retirement

Business Office Manager at Parkwood Retirement

With a mother who has been dedicated to senior living for 25 years, Elizabeth knew that she too would have a career serving seniors. As the Business Office Manager for Parkwood Retirement, she is responsible for all business operation functions, including accounts payable/receivable, resident payments and other financial-type questions.

Reginald Austin, Food Services Director at Parkwood Retirement

Food Services Director at Parkwood Retirement

Reggie brings years of food and beverage experience to Parkwood Retirement. Under his direction, our food service staff has received high marks from our residents for their service. Reggie has a ServSafe Certificate and upholds our kitchen’s high standards. He enjoys the laughter shared by the staff and residents and loves to make people smile.

Carlos Gardea, Plant Services Director at Parkwood Retirement

Plant Services Director at Parkwood Retirement

Carlos brings 10+ years of experience as a maintenance supervisor for Parkwood Retirement. He oversees all maintenance and security to ensure residents enjoy a safe, attractive, and welcoming environment. Along with the daily challenges of keeping Parkwood looking beautiful and operating smoothly, Carlos enjoys interacting with residents.

Akash Bhatia, Executive Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Executive Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Akash loves connecting with team members, residents & families. As the ED at Parkwood Healthcare, he does rounds & activities with residents, and is involved with their plan of care. He spent a lot of time playing games with his grandmother as a child, which grew his passion for seniors. He earned a B.S. degree in Healthcare Management from Univ. of Texas.

Rose Pastores, Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing

As the Director of Nursing, Rose is dedicated to establishing mutual trust with family members and residents that allow them to be involved in the care offered at Parkwood. She enjoys the perpetual nature of learning that working in senior living provides and she understands the importance of providing, serving and treating residents with respect and dignity through every stage of life.

Joy Vargas, Assistant Director of Nursing at Parkwood Healthcare

Assistant Director of Nursing at Parkwood Healthcare

Joy has worked as a registered nurse for 26 years, 10 of which was spent at Parkwood Healthcare. Her devotion to the families that make up the community are deep rooted. As a resident in the Bedford area, Joy views her service as giving back to her community. Every day she comes to work, Joy makes it her goal to give her very best to provide high quality care to residents.

Anna Velikopolskaia, Director of Business Development at Parkwood Healthcare

Director of Business Development at Parkwood Healthcare

Anna has been in the healthcare field for over 10 years. Her career with Parkwood Healthcare and Retirement started three years ago as the Director of Business Development for all levels of care. Anna is passionate about serving the community’s seniors and loves the impact she can make with one of them.

Nevin Chacko, Community Relations Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Community Relations Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Nevin is committed to providing the residents of Parkwood with a remarkable experience. He is dedicated in his career; his passion is providing quality healthcare management for the senior population. Nevin meets with families to assist them in finding best placement. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, working out & sports.

Latonia Washington, Assisted Living Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Assisted Living Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Latonia has always had a love for working with the senior population, because there is so much knowledge and insight to learn from them. As Assisted Living Director at Parkwood Healthcare, Latonia appreciates the family-oriented environment in our community, especially among the staff.

Shanna Cruz, Director of Rehabilitation

Director of Rehabilitation

As the director of Rehabilitation, Shanna enjoys the privilege of working closely with residents at Parkwood. Being a therapist for 18 years in multiple settings has allowed her to develop a unique skill-set that is valuable to patients in need of therapy services. She’s proud to be a part of such a caring team and loves watching residents progress with their mobility and return back home.

Lesa Smith, Activities Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Activities Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Lesa’s favorite thing about Parkwood Healthcare is the sense of community and building great relationships with residents, family members and staff. As Activities Director, she learns about each resident’s story and interests and creates engaging activities that are catered to them. Lesa loves hearing about the amazing life experiences told by seniors she works with.

Robin Keating, Social Services Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Social Services Director at Parkwood Healthcare

As social worker at Parkwood Healthcare, she is skilled at helping people through difficult times in their lives. Robin helps ensure that the needs of all residents are met and that our short term residents have a smooth transition back to the community. Robin loves to sing and enjoys listening to big band music from the 1940’s.

Tracey Bowman, Office Manager at Parkwood Healthcare

Office Manager at Parkwood Healthcare

Tracey brings to Parkwood Healthcare a lifetime of experience in long-term health care. Because her family has always worked in the industry, she was raised with an understanding that all residents deserve dignity and quality care. Tracey has brought her love for people and genuine sparkle to the Business Office Manager position for 17 years.

Angel Vasquez, Maintenance Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Maintenance Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Angel Vasquez has been in maintenance for 25 years in communities like Parkwood Healthcare. Angel is passionate about senior care and the role he plays in their daily lives. He is very happy to work at Parkwood and to be a part of this excellent team.

Shalanda Dyson, Environmental Services Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Environmental Services Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Shalonda brings 20+ years of Environmental Services experience to Parkwood Healthcare. She is an advocate for the resident’s wellbeing and cleanliness of the building. Shalonda’s passionate in providing outstanding customer service to residents is demonstrated by her and her team every day.

Angelique Stebbing, Human Resources at Parkwood Healthcare

Human Resources at Parkwood Healthcare

Angelique, Parkwood Healthcare Human Resources Director, has been in Human Resources for 10+ years. Angelique feels that she is a resident advocate rather than an employee advocate, and is always looking to hire employees who are driven in their field; people she would love to take care of her family.

Jessica Gibbons, Administrative Assistant at Parkwood Healthcare

Administrative Assistant at Parkwood Healthcare

Jessica, the Administrative Assistant at Parkwood Healthcare, enjoys having the opportunity to connect and interact with residents every day. She finds joy in knowing she is making even the smallest positive impact in the lives of residents just by making them smile and having meaningful conversations.

Christina Delvechio, MDS Coordinator at Parkwood Healthcare

MDS Coordinator at Parkwood Healthcare

Christina, MSD Coordinator at Parkwood Healthcare, was called to compassionate healthcare at the early age of 17 when she enlisted in the United States Army as a field medic. She has a multifaceted approach to healthcare involving extensive experience as an LVN on multiple levels. Excellence and integrity are the principals by which she operates.

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