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Tara Slemons, Health Services Director
Tara is a compassionate nurse with a heart to serve. During her time in the military she learned the value of attention to detail, reliability and team work and continues to bring these values to our team. She has worked in various roles in the medical industry for over 10 years. In these roles, she became aware of a true desire to work with the aging population. She moved from Seattle to her home town to be closer to family and joined the River Grove Team in 2017. She enjoys working together with Physicians, Specialists, care staff and families to reach the common goal of enhancing resident’s health and providing the best care possible.
Nicole Larsson, Community Relations Director
Nicole has enjoyed a career in the senior living and care industries for over 20 years. She brings a plethora of experience to her field. Early on, she enjoyed a career as a Certified Nurse’s Aide and Unit Secretary for PeaceHealth Sacred Heart University District. Later, she relocated to Southern California to further her career and pursue Community Relations within the senior living industry. She has worked over the years for companies like Emeritus, Brookdale and Holiday Retirement. In early 2018, she returned to Eugene to be closer to family and was elated to join the River Grove Team as their Community Relations Director. She says River Grove shares her same ideals, passion and love for seniors which is why it feels like “home”.
Jeanne Grigsby, Business Office Manager
Jeanne has over 20 years experience in the customer service and business office management industry. She believes that good customer service is essential to making our residents, their families and our employees feel valued. Jeanne believes in collaborating within a team environment to meet River Grove standards and is a joy to work with. When she is not at work, she enjoys family time with her spouse, children and grandchildren as well as fun outdoor activities.
Dorri Miller-Korte, Resident Care Coordinator
Dorri has dedicated her life to the senior care industry for over 12 years. Initially she started her career in the healthcare industry by helping seniors with their day to day routine’s as a Caregiver, then Medication Technician. She later moved on to obtain her Medical Assistant Certification. For the past two years, Dorri has held the position of Resident Care Coordinator here at River Grove, providing a compassionate and safe environment for our Seniors. Dorri’s tireless work ethic and commitment to our community shows in everything that she does.
Katie Anderson, Resident Care Coordinator
Katie has worked in the Senior Care industry for just over 10 years. She was first impacted by Dementia years ago when her Grandfather started showing signs of memory loss. Since Katie’s Grandfather was such a significant role model in her life, she felt compelled to learn more about this disease so that she could better understand how to be there for him. She first started educating herself about dementia then pursued training as a caregiver. After caring for her Grandfather, she decided that working in the care industry would be her life’s work. She went on to help other seniors and their families by Caregiving then later moved into in the Medication Technician Supervisor role. Katie recently joined our team here at River Grove Memory Care in 2019 and now serves in the capacity of Resident Care Coordinator. She says her goal here is to make a difference in the lives of our elderly Residents by offering them the understanding and care that they need and that means so much.
Vanessa Hurtado, Activity Director
Vanessa has been a part of the River Grove team for 3 years. Just before joining us, she worked as a Recreational Coordinator and Team Leader for an afterschool program as well as a real estate office. Later, she was introduced to the senior living industry by following up on an opportunity to be a Caregiver here at River Grove. Vanessa’s tireless dedication to our residents and daily involvement in the quality of their care earned her a promotion into the Medication Technician position. She thrived in this leadership role and later acquired another promotion as River Grove’s Activities Director in September 2019. Since that time she has enriched our activities program and says it’s her greatest joy to be here for our Resident’s and continue to bring smiles all the way around.
Noel Roberts, Food Services Manager
Noel has been in the culinary industry for over 10 years. As a child, Noel remembers cooking with her Grandmother. When she entered the work force, she knew she wanted to be a Chef without question. She began as a prep cook and worked her way up through the years and now serves in the capacity of our Food Services Director role here at River Grove. Noel says that food is universal and no matter what a person’s cultural background is or where they live, food brings people together. Bringing connection through cooking is what Noel loves most about providing fun and nutritious meals to our Residents every day.