A LOVING HOME FOR SENIORS
OUR MISSION: ENHANCING THE LIVES OF THOSE WE SERVE
As a boutique, privately-owned company, it is an honor to receive this award.
MEET THE TEAM
With over 100 years of combined experience, this is our calling.
Michele Nixon, CNA has extensive experience working with persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia as well as with their families and staff. She has over 30 years as a Social Services Administrator with an Assisted Living and Residential Facility. Michele also has 10 years experience working with Senior Disabilities Service and Foster Care Homes.
Pacific Living Centers welcomed Michele to the Hawthorne House of Salem as our Administrator in November of 2003. In January 2009 we completed our sister community in Salem, Harmony House of Salem. Michele then took the Administrator of Harmony House of Salem and continues to over see Hawthorne House of Salem.
Michele Nixon was promoted in 2014 to Regional Director for Pacific Living Centers, she helps train and guide the Administrators in our other communities.
Michele has completed the Administrator’s Course in 1998 by the Oregon Health Care Association of “Practicing the Values in Community Based Care”. She completed the course for “The Best Friends Approach” in June of 2006 and is now certified as a Master Trainer. Michele continues with her on-going education as required in all areas of her field.
Robyn Vierra has completed the Oregon Health Care Association “Practicing the Values in Community Based Care” in September of 2016.
Robyn has over ten years of care giving and medication experience as a caregiver and medication technician in the medical field. She started with Pacific Living Centers, Inc. in March 2014 at our Applegate House of Grants Pass as med aide. Robyn was then promoted to the Assistant Administrator where she worked closely with the Administrator in the daily operations of the community including the staff. Her responsibilities will include the training and supervision of staff, assess resident for admission, developing service plans according to policy and procedures, marketing, budgets and assisting with the daily living of our residents. She will be responsible for the care of 15 elderly persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia as well as working with their families and a staff of 10. Robyn will actively complete educational courses as required in all area of this field.
Stephanie Adams has completed the Oregon Center for Assisted Living “Practicing the Values in Community Based Care” in June of 2021 Stephanie has been involved in many areas of Assisted Living Facilities and Residential Care Facilities beginning in June of 2015. Her experience ranges from all phases of Evaluations and Service Plans of Residents to Employees which included the supervision, training, scheduling of said employees Certified nursing Assistant. She has been involved with the day to day responsibilities of Resident Care.
Stephanie has been with Pacific Living Centers, Inc. at Bartlett house of Medford since June of 2015 .Stephanie worked as the Assistant Administrator at Bartlett house beginning December of 2015. This position allowed Stephanie to experience the everyday duties and obligations required by an Administrator with this knowledge. Stephanie has been promoted to the Administrator position at Bartlett House of Medford as of May 2021. Stephanie will be performing the job duties assigned as the Administrator for staffing, resident well-being, the daily aspects of overseeing a memory care community. Stephanie actively completes educational courses as required in all areas of her field of business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more.
Stacey Smith had completed the Oregon Center for Assisted Living “Practicing the Values in Community Based Care” in Nov. 2014.
Stacey has been involved in many areas of Memory Care and Residential Care Facilities beginning in June 2003. Her experience ranges from daily care of residents, medication management, and transportation of residents, to service planning, training staff, communicating with families and providers and running the Memory Care Program for a 56-bed memory care community.
Stacey worked as the Assistant Administrator at Applegate House beginning Feb. 2014. This position allowed Stacey to experience the everyday duties & obligations required by an administrator. With this knowledge she has been promoted to the Administrator position at Applegate House of Grants Pass as of March 2015. Stacey actively completes educational courses as required in all areas of her field.
Skylie has over 6 ½ years of caregiving and passing medication experience in the medical field. She started her medical career in a memory care unit in Eugene, Oregon in 2016. Skylie then joined a management team in assisted living as a Resident Care Coordinator in December of 2022. Skylie has experience in acute hospital settings, memory care, in home care, and assisted living facilities.
Skylie has a passion for memory care and has always returned to work in this type of care setting. She has recently joined our team at Pacific Living Centers and is transitioning into the Executive Director position with the Arbor House team. Her responsibilities will include the training and supervision of staff, assess resident for admission, developing service plans according to policy and procedures, marketing, budgets and assisting with the daily living of our residents. She will be responsible for the care of 15 elderly persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia as well as working with their families and the staff. Skylie will actively complete educational courses as required in all areas of this field. Skylie is looking forward to being a part of a great, family feel environment and making a difference in our community.
MEET THE Management Company
With over 100 years of combined experience, this is our calling.
Dr. Christian A. Mason
Dr. Christian Mason is the president and chief executive officer of Senior Housing Managers. Chris has over thirty-five years of experience in designing, developing, and operating senior housing communities. Chris has served assisted living, residential care communities, and independent living centers in Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, and Michigan. Dr.. Mason has worked as a small owner/operator, a regional multi-facility operator, and as a part owner of an international real estate investment trust.
Chris serves is a past chairman of the National Center for Assisted Living’s Board of Directors. He was elected to the board in 2006. Prior to becoming Chair, Dr. Mason served as NCAL’s Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and as Chair of the association’s Finance and Policy and Health Information Technology committees and participated in NCAL’s Patient Safety Organization and their Managed Care Organization taskforce. In 2013, Mason contributed to developing new residential care building standards included in the Facility Guideline Institute’s “Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities.” In this role, he helped establish architectural and building standards for long-term post-acute care healthcare and community-based care communities. He has a deep interest in and knowledge of technology system integration.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Vermont University, a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, and a doctorate in business administration from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He is a Fellow in ACHCA and has earned professional certifications as nursing home and assisted living administration.
Shelley grew up in Seattle, Washington and attended the University of Washington where she earned her BA in Accounting. She went on to earn a BS in Computer Sciences from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of West Florida. She is a CPA in the state of Oregon and has worked for a variety of companies (including Arthur Anderson and Bates Private Capital) in a variety of roles in Information Services and Accounting/Finance.
Shelley is a ‘warm water ‘ scuba diver and is looking forward to further underwater (as well as other) adventures in the years to come with her daughters and grandchildren.
Since I was old enough to walk, I ran around construction projects of assisted living facilities that my father, Chris Mason, built. My father has exposed me to the satisfaction you can receive from helping a senior enjoy the best years of their lives. From building elaborate train sets in the common areas to sitting down and having a one-on-one conversation with a resident. Chris has taught me that it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.
After graduating from George Fox University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training I worked as the Head Athletic Trainer at Canby High School in Canby, OR. I still use my degree as a personal trainer for multiple gyms as a hobby helping friends and family stay healthy. I started working for Senior Housing Managers in the summer of 2014 as an Operations Analyst, working on day-to-day activities. I became a certified assisted living administrator in Oregon after completing the required course work in July of 2014. In 2019 I was nominated for a year long Future Leaders Program through AHCA/ NCAL by the State of Oregon which excelled my understanding of what it takes to be a leader in the long-term care world. After 5 years of running the operations, I was promoted to the Chief Operating Officer in 2021. I stay engaged with multiple committees including the OHCA’s Legal Committee, ALF/ RCF Council, Independent Owners Council, and NCAL’s Policy and Finance Committee.
Hillie moved to Oregon from Florida in 2015. She has a BA in Accounting from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
In her free time, Hillie enjoys spending time with her family and hiking.
Billie started her career working with seniors in 1999 as a caregiver and continued to pursue growth becoming a med aide, to administrative assistant and then a resident care coordinator. In 2006 she took on her first role as an executive director working for Christian Mason. Billie has managed multiple properties over the years and worked in a regional capacity in Central and Southern Oregon. She has volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Association as their Team Recruitment Chair as well as held advisory positions within previous organizations as well. She has recently rejoined Christian’s team starting with Senior Housing Managers in January of 2022.
Billie has three amazing children and one granddaughter who inspire and motivate her every day. She enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling. All in all her true passion is taking care of seniors and the employees that care for them each and every day.
Melanie is an Oregon native born & raised who moved south for a couple decades to see what it was like to live in a climate with less rain. She enjoys rafting, bicycling & hiking this beautiful state of Oregon in which we reside as well as long road trips to new destinations yet to be discovered.
Melanie’s employment background is somewhat diverse working in Gold, Copper, Silver & Limestone mining in Nevada & Arizona. She’s raked rock on a tertiary crusher, driven diesel semi-trucks cross country, worked in the gaming industry specifically horse racing; taking bets, owned & ran a talent agency full of characters but her greatest accomplishment is mentioned in the next paragraph.
Melanie is a mother of two beautiful, successful daughters who both graduated college; University of Oregon, Go DUCKS!!! & Prague College in Czech Republic where one of them studied abroad. Melanie’s two daughters are her pride and bring her immense joy.