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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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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 ADVOCATE for those who cannot speak for themselves. As a registered nurse with a long history in home care and critical care environments, I am uniquely attuned to serving residents and families in need. By observing carefully and listening without judgment, I find that compassionate attention is often all that’s needed to help someone feel better. I am a trusted confidante with a friendly face and a strong shoulder. I welcome every resident with an open heart and an open mind.

  • Healer
  • Smile Maker
  • Comforter
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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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Melissa Oakes

Director of Memory Care

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. As someone who has devoted much of my life to serving those with special needs, I revel in the small moments that I get to share and I am moved deeply when I know I touch a life positively.

  • Service Oriented Leader
  • Optimistic Listener
  • Difference Maker
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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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Jessica Swaaley

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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