We strive to bring comfort, joy and hope to the lives of our community members who make Rowntree Gardens so special. We do so by providing compassionate, personalized and expert care from staff who think of our community members as members of our families. Meet the staff members at Rowntree Gardens, many of whom have been with us for 20, 30 and even 40 years. Loyal, dedicated and experienced, our staff is here to make sure your needs are being met with a friendly smile and knowledgeable service. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to make your day brighter, and your home at Rowntree Gardens more comfortable.
Community CEO and Board Chairman Randy Brown

Community CEO and Board Chairman

Randy Brown
While leading the vision for Rowntree Gardens’ future growth, Randy is committed to upholding our original mission and Christian values: To enhance the quality of life and meet the changing needs of people through all seasons of life with compassion, devotion and guidance from God. A seasoned executive, Randy prefers to spend his time walking through our community and talking with people. He is proud of the family atmosphere and culture of compassion the staff have created. In his free time, Randy enjoys, woodworking, hiking and walks with his wife of 30 years.
Community Operations Director Kerri Clark

Community Operations Director

Kerri Clark
Kerri joined Rowntree Gardens in 2016 as the Community Activities Director. Today, she plays a vital role in ensuring that our community members continue to thrive in every season of life as the Community Operations Director. In that position, Kerri coordinates programs that enrich our community members’ lives while promoting their health and safety. Kerri also oversees our community’s policies and procedures that ensure our community members’ needs come first; directs staff meetings to support open communications across all departments; and ensures the delivery of quality healthcare. With her RCFE Administrator and Passionate Approach to Care Dementia certifications, Kerri brings qualified experience to her leadership approach. But she also has a genuine passion for helping others grow professionally and truly loves bringing people together to make a positive impact. Kerri smiles when she hears Rowntree Gardens guests, staff and community members say, “There’s just something special about this place.” because she experiences that same feeling everyday.
Community Care Administrator Claudia Lusca

Community Care Administrator

Claudia Lusca
Claudia joined Rowntree Gardens as a charge nurse in 1999 and quickly advanced to the position of Health and Wellness Center Clinic Director. Her experience supervising a staff of dedicated nurses and caregivers, along with her genuine compassion and limitless patience, make Claudia exceptionally qualified to be Rowntree Gardens’ Community Care Administrator. In this role, Claudia is responsible for staffing, scheduling, and maintaining the community’s high standards of health and safety compliance. She also oversees care for our community members in independent living, assisting living and memory care, as well as our Faithful Friends in-home caregivers and transportation department. As a LVN and RCFE Administrator, Claudia understands that the key to providing exceptional care is remaining interruptible regardless of how busy her day is because, at the end of the day, it’s the people not the tasks that matter the most.
Executive Chef Normann Heise

Executive Chef

Normann Heise
Food has always been at the heart of Normann’s life. After growing up in his family’s butcher shop and catering business in Germany, Normann pursued and earned his Culinary Arts and Business degree. He then set out to showcase his skills as he worked to delight patrons throughout Europe. His career path took him to the US, where he has spent the last 13 years honing his craft in the kitchens of restaurants, corporations, and leading healthcare facilities throughout the country. As Rowntree Gardens’ Executive Chef, Normann leads our dedicated food service team in developing and preparing nutritious, delicious menus for our Community Members. His love of food is rivaled only by his love for his two children. Some of their favorite things to do are hiking and camping where, even over rugged open flames, Normann can still bring smiles to their tastebuds.
Community Services Director Randy Wayamori

Community Services Director

Randy Wayamori
A member of the Rowntree Garden’s family since 2004, Randy oversees community member services and assists at our Heartwood Chapel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and is a certified Residential Care for the Elderly Administrator. He believes that what sets Rowntree Gardens apart is the staff’s heartfelt and genuine care for our community members. In addition to the delicious food we serve here at Rowntree Gardens, Randy enjoys the joy and laughter shared by the staff and community members.
Community Pastor John Mosqueda

Community Pastor

John Mosqueda
Pastor John has been a familiar face as a regular speaker at our Heartwood Chapel since 2008. Now we welcome him as our full-time pastor. John understands that the spiritual wellbeing of community members and staff is just as important as their physical health. Through chapel services, prayer meetings, and a range of other activities, John connects our community members in fellowship and faith. Since earning his master of divinity more than 20 years ago, John has served as the senior pastor for two congregations. He is now pleased to serve as pastor for Rowntree Gardens, a community that thrives on love and respect for others. When not meeting the spiritual needs of his congregants, John can be found cheering on the L.A. Dodgers and Lakers — two teams he’s been following since he was a boy.
Community Food Services Director Claudia Acosta

Community Food Services Director

Claudia Acosta
Claudia joined Rowntree Gardens in 1997. In that time, she rose from food server to Community Food Services Director responsible for our dietary department. In that role, Claudia plans and manages Rowntree Garden’s dietary budget, oversees catering events, and hires and manages all food service personnel. Under her direction, our food service staff has received high marks from our community members for the quality of our food and the service of our people. Claudia has an associate degree in Food Service Management, is a Certified Dietary Manager, and is ServeSafe certified.
Community Human Resources Director Melinda Marston

Community Human Resources Director

Melinda Marston
As Rowntree Gardens’ Community Human Resources Director, Melinda is committed to fostering a culture where employees are encouraged to be a daily blessing to all they encounter. Prior to joining the Rowntree family, Melinda served 20 years as the human resources director for a hospice care organization. There she learned the value of compassion and kindness in caring for people. She now focuses on building a caring and compassionate workplace where staff can grow as people and professionals. A mother of four, Melinda enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as her second family at Rowntree Gardens.
Community CFO Michael Beeman

Community CFO

Michael Beeman
Mike comes to Rowntree Gardens with 26 years of experience as Chief Financial Officer and Financial Controller for a range of companies. His diverse professional background includes seven years working in healthcare, largely with hospitals and physicians’ practices, and ten years working in manufacturing for leading brands such as Ford and Mazda. Over the course of his career, Mike has improved companies’ bottom lines by more than $12 million, with strategies that drive efficiencies and reduce costs. As the Community CFO, he ensures Rowntree Gardens’ continued financial stability by prudently managing and investing funds to support the highest level of care and services for our community members. Mike holds a Master’s in Professional Accountancy and is trained in Corporate Valuations. While his gifting is with numbers, Mike’s favorite part of the day is when he is interacting with the inspiring community members who call Rowntree Gardens home.

"The staff provides service beyond what is expected. Such kindness makes us all feel at home and well cared for."  — Joanne M.

One of the area’s few licensed, faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), Rowntree Gardens provides a full range of integrated onsite services to meet the changing needs of active seniors.
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