Our Team

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Vanessa Jones
Executive Director

As the Executive Director at Sterling Heights, my essential duties include operational and budget planning, delivery of all residential services, regulatory compliance, occupancy levels as well as resident satisfaction. I have worked as a Caregiver, Medtech, and Resident Care and Wellness Director assistant, helping in every way I can. I enjoy helping to make Sterling Heights the best place to call home in the Owens Valley.

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Christal Blakeney
Business Office Manager

As the business office manager at Sterling Heights, I have the privilege of upholding the policies and procedures for our residents and their families. I also manage the day to day accounts, receivables/payables, payroll and human resources for our terrific staff. I take a great deal of pride in helping others.

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Trudi Lee
Activities Director

I bring decades of experience in the Assisted Living field in Sterling Heights. I oversee the daily exercise classes and make everyday fun and exciting. I plan community events, take the residents out for lunches and weekly scenic rides in our beautiful Owens Valley among many other activities. I have a big heart and am always willing to create a good time for all to have.

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Rick Lee
Transportation Director

I am in charge of Sterling Heights transportation. I pride myself on getting each and every resident to their appointments in a timely manner. I am also backup for our maintenance department and for our caregiving department.

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Vanessa Jones
Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor

As the Housekeeping Director, I train the housekeeping staff in proper procedures to follow and handle administrative tasks such as making the staff work schedules, ordering cleaning supplies, and managing the housekeeping budget. I just started working with this company in 2017 but so far it’s been great to grow in my career and be able to visit with the residents.

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Kirk Nove
Maintenance Director

As the Maintenance Director, I am responsible for keeping the exterior of the building intact and making sure everything inside of the building is taken care of as well. I’m new to the company, however, it’s been great so far and I’m enjoying being able to work with the residents and continue growing in my career.

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Kerry Nugent
Concierge/Marketing

As a concierge, I perform the tasks needed to organize the front office which includes greeting people, answering phones, giving appropriate information to visitors and residents and assist the other Department Heads with community needs. As a marketing representative, I have the responsibility of informing newcomers and potential residents about the assisted living community.

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Liane Lewallen
Wellness Director
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Marianne Hepburn
Dietary Supervisor