Executive Director, LPN – Laura a Licensed Practical Nurse joined our Parkland Village Team in July of 2016 as the Assistant Wellness Director. In January 2017, Laura decided to let her passion for senior living shine by accepting the Role as Parkland Villages New Executive Director. Laura comes to our community with years of experience. Laura has lived in McMinnville Oregon for 30 years working as a CNA, Medication Technician and ran a Foster Care Home for 10 years. Laura is married, has 3 children and 7 Grandchildren. Laura is a seamstress and enjoys making theatrical costumes.
Community Relations Director – Shauna joined the Parkland Village team in May 2016 as the Community Relations Director. Shauna grew up locally in the Newberg, Oregon area and comes to us with years of experience in the Senior Industry. She knew she had found the perfect most rewarding career back in 2002 when she started out in caregiving. Through the years Shauna has experienced many positions such as caregiving, medication tech, weekend manager, activities director and 6 years in Sales & Marketing. Shauna has a passion and love for helping others. Shauna loves the relationships that are created with seniors and their families, as well as being an advocate, providing resources and solutions as they go through the transition of community living.
Shauna also loves spending time with her best friend high school sweetheart, husband of 18 years… and their two children ages 16 & 12. They enjoy the outdoors and spending a lot of time with their children at their sporting events watching Volleyball, Track, Football, Basketball and dirt bikes.
Life Enrichment Director – Cindy was born and raised in Alaska where she volunteered at the local hospital and owned her own craft shop, but has made Oregon her home for the last ten years. Cindy has spent twelve years working with children in the school system. Eight of those years were spent with special needs children. She enjoys doing all forms of art and has taught classes to young and elderly through the Parks & Rec department and with retirement communities for many years. She loves to share the gift of art with others and watch how it energizes and inspires them.
Cindy also loves hosting parties, playing games, and has a passion for clogging.
“Being a Life Enrichment Director is an extension of who I am and the culmination of all my prior experiences. I love my job!”
Business Office Manager – Oksana’s career has focused on helping people. Her Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Nutrition provided opportunities to work in a variety of health care settings. Oksana has worked as an Assistant Food Service Manager in retirement facilities and in various hospitals as a Clinical Nutrition Services Assistant. Before coming to Parkland Oksana had the privilege of working as a weight-loss counselor helping many people reach personal goals and develop life-changing habits. Oksana enjoys encouraging and motivating others. One of the ways Oksana has helped people is volunteering at a local food bank in her spare time. During Oksana’s off time she enjoys the outdoors and to taking long walks on the beach.
“I enjoy working in Senior Housing because I am involved in peoples’ lives, helping residents feel valued and cared for.”
Plant Operations Director – Hello. My name Is Hugh E Williams III, I grew up on a little hill side farm just outside of Lafayette, Or. throughout my life i have always loved to help people by volunteering my time for Relay for life, cleaning up local cemeteries, American Red Cross, and many other local programs. when I’m not helping people I enjoy time with my family and the outdoors by hiking, fishing , hunting and rock hounding. I started working with the elderly on a professional level 7 years ago and have grown to love the gratitude and appreciation shown to me by peoples lives I have touched.
Quote: “no act of kindness is ever to small to make someone happy”
LPN – Amanda Duckworth joined the Parkland Village Team in January of 2017
My name is Amanda Duckworth. I was born in Houston, Texas in 1989. I graduated high school in a small town call Buda, Texas. This is where my love for the small town life comes from. I am 27 years old, with no kids of my own yet. I am the oldest of 4, so not much can surprise me anymore! Ever since I was little I have enjoyed helping people, and that is why I became a nurse. I moved to Newberg Oregon in 2010 from the Bay Area in California, and went to school to become an LPN because I knew that is what I wanted to do. Once I graduated and got my nursing license in 2012, I have been working in the McMinnville area ever since. McMinnville is a small community, and one that I fell in love with when I moved to Oregon. Building several great relationships with wonderful people is how I came to be the Wellness Director here at Parkland. Just like McMinnville, Parkland Village is a small community, and as I am getting to know everyone I love it that much more! I look forward to my future here, and I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcomes I have received.