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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

Mark Gustafson ParkwoodMark 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

Kim King ParkwoodA familiar face around our community, Kim is always available to ask how someone is feeling, find out what she can do to brighten our resident’s day or just be a great listener. She enjoys supporting the resident’s individual needs and is focused on their satisfaction. Watch Kim’s video bio.

Layne Gollier, Resident Services Director at Parkwood Retirement

Layne Goller ParkwoodLayne 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. Check out Layne’s video bio.

Elizabeth Elias, Business Office Manager at Parkwood Retirement

Elizabeth Elias ParkwoodWith 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

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

Carlos Gardea, Plant Services Director at Parkwood Retirement

Carlos Gardea ParkwoodCarlos 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

Akash BhatiaAkash 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

Rose PastoresAs 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

Joy VargasJoy 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.

Ann-Marie Barker, Community Relations Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Ann-Marie Barker at Parkwood HealthcareWith a true heart for seniors and a lifetime of experience, Ann-Marie’s passion is creating exceptional personalized experiences for seniors and their loved ones. Her calming demeanor mixed with expertise in all aspects of senior care makes her a welcome resource to smooth any transition to senior living. Check out her video bio.

Anna Velikopolskaia, Director of Business Development at Parkwood Healthcare

PW Anna VelikopolskaiaAnna has been in the healthcare field for her entire career. 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 each and every one of them. Watch Anna’s video bio.

Latonia Washington, Assisted Living Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Latonia Washington, Assisted Living DirectorLatonia 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.

Tammi Bradbury, Admissions Director

Tammi Bradbury at Parkwood HealthcareTammi serves as the initial contact for residents and families searching for skilled nursing or rehabilitation services. It is common for people to have many questions and Tammi has extensive knowledge of skilled and long-term care and can provide support to help them with the transition that can sometimes be overwhelming. Watch Tammi’s video bio.

Shanna Cruz, Director of Rehabilitation

Shanna Cruz, Rehabilitation DirectorAs 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. Check out Shanna’s video bio.

Lesa Smith, Activities Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Lesa Smith, Activities DirectorLesa’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

Robin Keating, Social WorkerAs 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

PW Tracey BowmanTracey 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

Angel VasquezAngel 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

PW Shalanda DysonShalonda 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

PW Angelique StebbingAngelique, 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.


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