Manager/Administrator of the Year
The Manager or Administrator of the year is a team player whose quality of work is at the highest level. Their belief in the RHF mission and motto is reflected in the day-to-day operation of their community.
They work well with their supervisor(s) and the national staff. They follow RHF policy and procedures.
Resident relations and their quality of life, financial performance, facility condition, and surveys or inspections from outside agencies all play a part in their overall performance rating.
2020 Administrator of the Year
Gold Country Retirement Center – Placerville, CA
As the daughter of a mother who was a registered nurse and a father who was a long-term care administrator, Sandy grew up with examples of what it meant to be a servant leader. Sandy began working with seniors more than 30 years ago, throughout the state of California, with five (5) of those years as Executive Director of Gold Country Retirement and Healthcare Center.
Her leadership at Gold Country has resulted in a positive cash flow and high occupancy levels in four out of five years at her community. She oversees a staff that has consistently rated well on surveys conducted by various state agencies. She finds inspiration from her staff whom she feels works very hard to make their residents’ lives better.
Gold Country is an integral part of the Placerville community in which it is located – you can’t go anywhere around town without meeting someone who has had a family member living or working at Gold Country. Sandy, herself, is a Rotarian and works hard in the Placerville community, staying involved in the local Chamber of Commerce and the Marshall Hospital Foundation.
At the state level, she is very active in LeadingAge California and was named their 2015 Grassroots Advocate awardee.
Sandy is most proud of the fact that RHF /Gold Country Retirement and Healthcare Center is providing a beautiful and contemporary senior housing option that appeals to the middle-income residents in El Dorado County.
RHF is pleased to present Sandy Haskins with the 2020 Executive Director of the Year Award.
Manager of the Year 2020
Longfellow Plaza – Anderson, IN
Dawn is an extremely intelligent, caring, compassionate, and professional woman who is very energetic and passionate about her job, her building, her residents, those in the community, and the Mission of RHF.
When Dawn started, she implemented a Resident Appreciation Event in order to improve resident – management relations. It was so successful that it has become a quarterly get-together. The residents look forward to these gatherings where they are encouraged to visit with each other and members of the staff and just enjoy one another’s company.
She successfully guided her team and residents through an extensive refinance rehab and then just a short time after that work was finally completed, endured the unexpected occurrence of a fire that took place on Christmas Day. She responded promptly, worked professionally to calm all of the residents, directed emergency responders, worked with displaced residents, and then worked for months with the rehab team and insurance adjusters to correct all of the damage. She kept in touch with her displaced residents to help alleviate their fears and stress of being away from their homes and worked hard to get them all back quickly to the community.
Dawn is also a lead manager within RHF due to her knowledge, accuracy of work, cooperation, reliability, organization, and overall outstanding performance. This past year, in addition to managing Longfellow, she served as interim manager at LaFontaine Center and The Towers at Southdale when those properties were without a manager.
She excels in her role as manager which is reflected in the Above Average MOR (Management and Occupancy Review) rating Longfellow Plaza received under her management as well as the impressive 96b REAC (Real Estate Assessment Center) score. She is a strong leader who strives to do her best in all situations.
RHF is pleased to present Dawn Lewis with the 2020 Manager of the Year Award.
Congratulations to all of our past recipients!
2019 Manager of the Year – Shana Anders-Hastings
2018 Manager of the Year – Mario Hidaldo
2017 Manager of the Year – Nicole Beverly
2016 Manager of the Year – Richard Bates
2015 Manager of the Year – Scott Siehr
2014 Administrator of the Year – Stacey Montero
2014 Manager of the Year – Darleen Nelson
2013 Manager of the Year – Cathy Levario
2012 Manager of the Year – Diane Wink
2011 Manager of the Year – Pamela Jennings
2010 Manager of the Year – Emily Hidalgo
2009 Manager of the Year – Jason Castle
2008 Administrator of the Year – Robert Mauer
2008 Manager of the Year – Linda Forsberg
2007 Administrator of the Year – Tonya Turner
2007 Manager of the Year – Julie Lemke
2006 Administrator of the Year – Debi Holling
2006 Managers of the Year – Linda & Jack Grigsby