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Brandy Valencia

Executive Director

I CHAMPION the causes of seniors, with determined enthusiasm. I am driven by a kind heart and make whoever is in my midst feel important – because they are. I see limitless possibilities for joy and pursue every opportunity to create it, for my residents and my colleagues. I strive always to create a loving atmosphere that makes all feel welcome, respected and at ease.

  • Energizer
  • Advocate
  • Motivator
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Joanne Hubbard

Associate Executive Director

I SOOTHE residents by finding creative ways to preserve their dignity and sustain their independence as they face challenges from dementia. My Grandma Delia, who was my best friend and mentor, struggled with progressive vascular dementia. She inspired me to persevere in developing lifestyle solutions for seniors experiencing the effects of memory loss. Music is one of my favorite ways to bring residents joy, comfort and pleasure.

  • Music Therapist
  • Behavior Interventionist
  • Creative Leader
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Shelly Plath

Director of Community Relations

I DRIVE business growth with enthusiasm, focus and a deep sense of compassion. I connect with people easily and often because it is my nature. I am especially drawn to those who need help. I recognize quickly where they are now and honor where they want or need to be. Then, I get them there, no matter what it takes or how long. I bring creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to the every interaction or task at hand. I believe in the promise of Kensington Place, and I fully intend on keeping it.

  • Creative Spirit
  • Personality Powerhouse
  • People Magnet
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Sandi Comstock, RN

Director of Nursing

I ANTICIPATE the needs of our residents, before they say a word and after they cannot. I imagine what it would be like to be in their shoes, which enables me to relate to them like a familiar friend. I lead with confidence, borne of an unwavering commitment to operational excellence in all aspects of Kensington Place. I contribute a roll-up your-sleeves attitude to my colleagues, which has bonded us as a highly collaborative team. Combined with a never-empty inventory of compassion and cheer—and sometimes, a song or a two-step—I elicit smiles, brighten rooms and touch lives for the better.

  • Empathizer
  • Initiator
  • Sounding Board
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Benedict Putulin, RN

Wellness Nurse

I ADVOCATE for those who cannot speak for themselves. As a longtime family caregiver, I am attuned to residents and families in need. As a registered nurse, I am able to help residents feel better and get better. By observing carefully and listening without judgment, I find that compassionate attention is often all that’s needed to help someone feel better. I welcome every resident with an open heart and an open mind.

  • Kind Heart
  • Smile Maker
  • Comforter
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Marshella Collins, LVN

Wellness Nurse

I NURTURE both residents and the team. I recognize our community’s incredible opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives and that brings a positive purpose and meaning to my work. I revel in the small moments that I get to share with our residents and I am moved deeply when I know I touch a life positively and contribute to healthy outcomes.

  • Optimistic Listener
  • Difference Maker
  • Refuge
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Chef Tony Ng

Director of Dining Services

I FLAVOR every dish I prepare with delicate seasonings, savory herbs, and most of all, love.I began cooking for seniors when I was a teenager and am elated every time they are guests at my table. I make sure I know what they like and what they need nutritionally to be well and stay well. I routinely manipulate recipes to accommodate specialized dietary requirements, without compromising taste, texture and aroma. I strive daily to deliver a mealtime experience that leaves each diner happy, satisfied, healthy and eager to join me again tomorrow.

  • Reinventor
  • Culinary Craftsman
  • Taste Sensation
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Steve Brown

Director of Environmental Services

I ENSURE the smooth operation of Kensington Place – inside and out. I oversee all tasks and procedures related to our building and grounds, such as maintenance, housekeeping, laundry, safety systems and landscaping. I show up every day with a positive attitude – ready and willing to handle whatever comes my way. I regard residents and co-workers as family. As a result, I am inspired to use every resource I have or find ones I need to protect their interests, preserve their well-being and create an environment that looks and feels great.

  • Safekeeper
  • Engineer
  • Troubleshooter
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Greig O'Connor

Business Office Manager

I APPRECIATE all things positive—attitude, morale and numbers. I infuse every day with my personal formula for success: accuracy plus good energy plus caring for others. That’s why I am vigilant in my attention to detail in accounting, bookkeeping and human resources so residents and their families can get on with the business of living, worry-free.

  • Financial Wiz
  • Bright Spirit
  • Champion of Good Energy
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Forest

Kensington Place's Best Friend

I BEFRIEND seniors, their families, guests, the team, and frankly, anyone who has a lap to spare. I welcome visitors, give kisses freely, and sit patiently for a cube of cheese or crumb of scone. I am agreeable yet spirited nature amuses, comforts and often, entertains. We give love unconditionally. I lift spirits, promote interaction and help others feel needed.

  • Loyal Companion
  • Comforter
  • Guardian
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