Our Team

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Vanessa Jones
Executive Director

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

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Kerry Nugent
Business Office Manager
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Alexis Meza
Wellness Director
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Martika Nash
Resident Care Director
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Daryl Niewald
Dietary Director
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Trudi Lee
Activities Director

Trudi brings a decade of experience in the Assisted Living field to Sterling Heights. She oversees the daily exercise classes and makes every day fun and exciting. She plans community events, takes the residents out for lunches and weekly scenic rides in our beautiful Owens Valley among many other activities. Trudi has a big heart and is always willing to create a good time for all to have.

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Rick Lee
Transportation Director

Rick is in charge of Sterling Heights transportation. He prides himself in getting each and every resident to their appointments in a timely manner. Rick also is backup for our maintenance department and for our care giving department.

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Donna Benninger
Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor
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Kirk Nove
Maintenance Director
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Christal Blakeney
Concierge/Marketing

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