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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.

Akash Bhatia, Executive Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Akash Bhatia Executive DirectorAkash 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.

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-plus 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.


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.

Dezera Morrison, Assistant Director of Nursing at Parkwood Healthcare

Dezera Morrison ADONDezera has nearly thirty years’ experience as a nurse. She has a passion for caring for seniors and supporting their wellness and health goals.



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.


Laurel Clary, Admissions Director

Laurel Clary, Admissions Director

Laurel serves as the initial contact for residents and families searching for skilled nursing or short-term rehabilitation services. It is common for new residents to have many questions, and Laurel can help answer those questions. She helps guide families through the process of admission and can provide support to help them with a transition that can sometimes be overwhelming.

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

Lisa White, Social Services Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Lisa White Social WorkerLisa brings 14 years of social services experience in nursing facilities. She changed her major to social work after she personally experienced the challenges of an ill elderly parent and had to make the decisions regarding their care which led her to pursue a career in senior living. Lisa is skilled at helping people through difficult times in their lives by help ensuring that the needs of all residents are met and that the short-term residents have a smooth transition back home with resources and services they need. Lisa enjoys dogs, all kinds of music and spending time with family.

Lakin LaBlanc, Office Manager at Parkwood Healthcare

As the Business Office Manager, Lakin enjoys being able to assist residents and their families with any financial questions. Taking pride in her position, she loves being able to put a smile on their faces by assuring them that they are in good hands at Parkwood Healthcare.


Etosha Bernard, Culinary Services Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Etosha Bernard Dietary DirectorBernard is driven by his passion for providing quality, delicious meals for the residents. He prides himself and his team on preparing meals based on the residents’ feedback and requests, so they are served meals that taste like the home cooked meals they enjoy. Bernard has a culinary arts degree from Sowela Technical Community College and a management degree from Louisiana State University at Eunice. He has more than ten years’ experience in the in the food & beverage industry.

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.


Nick Roberson, Environmental Services Director at Parkwood Healthcare

Nick leads, directs, and assists the environmental services team with maintaining a clean, sanitary environment for the residents, family members and guests. Focused on resident satisfaction, he is actively engaged with residents to ensure that all maintenance requests are resolved quickly.


Angelique Stebbing, Human Resources at Parkwood Healthcare

PW Angelique StebbingIn her role as Human Resources Director, Angelique brings more than 10 years of experience in her field. She 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 who she would love to take care of her own family.


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