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.
CEO and Board Chairman
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 Services Director
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.
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.
Roz joined our family in 2007 as the front desk receptionist. Today, she works closely with our new community members and families, introducing them to the wide range of services, amenities and activities available to help them feel at home. During their first few weeks and months at Rowntree Gardens, she makes sure all their questions are answered and their needs are being met. She also helps our community members transition to different levels of care. An avid gardener, she enjoys the beautiful grounds of our community and stopping to chat with the people she encounters.
Food Services Director
Claudia joined Rowntree Gardens in 1997. In that time, she rose from food server to Food Service 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.
Human Resources Director
As Rowntree Gardens’ 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.
"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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