TC comes to Wesley from a five-star continuum of care community in Crossville, Tennessee, where he served as the campus administrator. He has a master’s in Business Administration with a focus in healthcare and holistic and spiritual wellness from the University of Sioux Falls.
Greg Byrge is a licensed and certified campus administrator with years of experience with retirement communities and skilled nursing. Greg earned his administrator licensing in 2000 from the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards and administrative certification from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) in 2011.
Melinda joined Wesley in 2012 with over 30 years experience in a variety of roles relating to home health and hospice, including management in not for profit organizations and consulting nationally, with expertise in operational performance and use of technology. As Executive Director for Wesley Health & Home Care, Melinda is responsible for the successful growth of
Jesse joined Wesley as Information Technology Director in December 2011, and began serving as a member of the management team in 2014. His 16 years of experience in technology include senior positions at Insurance, Financial Services, and Technology companies. He received an MBA from Western Washington University, and holds a BA in Business Administration and
Jim Yamamoto joined Wesley in 2014 as Controller and, after his instrumental work in refinancing Lea Hill and new bond issuance for Des Moines and Bradley Park, became Vice President of Finance in 2017. Prior to Wesley, Jim has held controllership positions at several not for profits including a large social agency dedicated to housing the
Alexander Candalla joined Wesley as Executive Director of the Des Moines campus in 2015. Since 1999, Candalla has been the executive director of a retirement community in California. Under his leadership, that campus maintained a 5-Star rating in all areas and achieved two zero deficiency-free surveys within the last three years. Candalla has a Master of
Susan joined Wesley in 2013. Her primary role as Executive Director of the Wesley Community Foundation is to raise the visibility of major fundraising endeavors of Wesley, including the development of Wesley Lea Hill and the expansion of Wesley communities into Puyallup and Renton, Washington. Immediately prior to joining Wesley, she was the President and
Christine joined Wesley in 2000. With over 25 years of marketing experience, the last 18 years in residential properties for older adults, she has a keen understanding of the senior market and strategies to reach them. She has expertise in sales, marketing, project management and budgeting. Christine earned her bachelor degree in business from Lewis and Clark College in Portland,
Aija Stapars joined Wesley as VP of Human Resources in 2009 after more than 20 years of experience in various information technology, training, HR leadership and senior management roles in the property casualty insurance industry and healthcare. Aija has a Master of Science in Adult Education with an emphasis in Organizational Development from Portland State
Kevin became the Executive Director of Wesley in Des Moines, Washington in 1999, with prior experience in management of skilled nursing homes, senior housing, assisted housing, home health care, adult day services and other areas of senior services. In 2005, Kevin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Wesley and leads the Executive Team