Management Team

lunapic 136200181310524 1Cheryl Jaskiewicz
Executive Director

Cheryl Jaskiewicz and her husband John are residents of Longview. They have two children, Tyler and Dawson, who keep them very young. Cheryl is excited to share her expertise, and compassion for seniors, with the hometown she loves. She brings high energy into the work environment and shows strong leadership skills with her team. Since 2004, she has felt a strong compassion as well as reward in serving individuals with Dementia. Having been personally affected with a family member having Alzheimer’s Disease, she is able to relate and be a support to families.

Cheryl’s professional career has been focused on the senior population. While serving as a facility administrator, Cheryl won the ALFA Best of the Best Award in Human Resources which was presented to her at the ALFA Philadelphia conference in the Spring of 2009. As a team, Cheryl set up the Ambassador program by using her senior care partners and management team in the hiring, training and mentoring of new staff members. Cheryl realized through her tenure in serving the elderly that consistency in training and service delivery provided successful results in customer and staff satisfaction. She has also received the ALFAs Champion award after being nominated by a family member for the extraordinary care and compassion provided to her loved one. Cheryl is the only Assisted Living Director, locally, to be recognized by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as a AFA Qualified Dementia Care Specialist.

Cheryl has a great passion to accomplish, to work outside of the box, and to work through whatever challenges face the community. Cheryl will strive to make every day the best day in the life of the residents that reside in her community.

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Maegan Brown, R.N.
Wellness Director

Maegan Brown and her husband Tony live in Hallsville with their two children, Slade and Lexie. She brings ten years of nursing experience with expertise in the fields of Critical Care, Cardiac, Geriatric, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia Care. After working with many diverse groups, she has found a passion in caring for our seniors and has adopted a “mother care” approach in providing that care; that is, she is dedicated to caring for our residents just as she would expect her own mother and other loved ones to be cared for.

Maegan has worked with residents in Assisted Living for several years and understands the importance of including their families in all aspects of the development and implementation of the plan of care for the resident. She intends to make it a priority to be available to residents and their families to secure their trust that not only are their physical needs being continually met, but their emotional needs as well. She is excited to lead her team of knowledgeable and compassionate nurses in providing superior care for our residents while preserving the dignity and respect that they deserve.

 

 

 

 

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Susan Tomberlain
Assistant Director

Susan Tomberlain and her husband, Patrick, live in the Longview area with their two young sons, John Patrick and Jackson who both attend Pine Tree ISD. Susan is excited to bring her expertise in Human Resources to Fountainview Estates by recruiting professional, quality staff. She vows to hire individuals who have a passion to serve the senior community. In 2006, Susan lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s disease. While assisting her mother to care for her grandmother, Susan developed understanding and is able to personally relate and provide support to families also caring for loved ones with the disease. Susan is very passionate about caring for individuals and families with Parkinson’s as her mother received this diagnosis in the Fall of 2011, at the young age of 56.  

During the past 10 years, Susan played an integral part in Employee Engagement and Recognition where she co-chaired two committees, in addition to her recruitment of qualified staff. Susan was involved in developing an “Employee of the Quarter” program as well as a “Traveling Trophy Award” program, designed to reward departments for exhibiting teamwork.  Staff recognition is important to Susan to ensure staff feels their importance and knows they are appreciated. Susan will work to promote employee engagement and cohesiveness among our Fountainview Estates team.

Susan plans to let our staff members know that she takes each hire very seriously and enjoys getting to know them.She wishes to serve not only as their Assistant Director, but also as their mentor. Susan believes the residents of Fountainview Estates will be able to say that the professional staff she brings to their community truly exceeds meeting their needs and they are well cared for.

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Julie Rucker, BS
Marketing Director

Julie Rucker and her husband Ed live in Longview where they have raised their two children, Mark and Nicki. Both are now grown and leading lives of their own. Julie and Ed’s lives are now enjoyed by flying and spending time on their 70 acres. Instead of raising children, they are now sharing life with a beautiful Australian Shepherd puppy named Digger. Julie has a compassion for serving others and developing ideas and services that can better serve the Longview senior community. Her compassion for helping others is displayed in her work, as well as her personal life. She has served as a volunteer for several service organizations in Longview and is a member of the Greggton Rotary Club. Julie brings high energy into the work environment and shows strong leadership skills with her team. Her personal experience with assisting her mother, as she moved into an Assisted Living facility, have given Julie a better understanding and the heart to support other families on this similar journey.

Julie’s professional career involves over 30 years of working in the education and legal fields, as well development of services and programs in the senior healthcare industry. While serving as Manager of Family Services for the Alzheimer’s Association for the East Texas Area, she managed and serviced fourteen counties by providing education, services, and resources to families experiencing Alzheimer’s Disease. Julie has been involved with developing education programs for physicians and nurses about dementias and related diseases. Because of her involvement with both the caregiver, as well as the person with the disease, Julie brings to Fountainview Estates a wide-range of knowledge and compassion for families experiencing the journey of dementia. She realizes that each person’s experience with this disease is a personal one and no two journeys are alike. Julie truly believes that each phase of life is a new journey and no matter what the circumstance treating each individual with respect and dignity should always remain a priority no matter what.

It is Julie’s desire to assist Fountainview Estates in developing and servicing the Longview community with understanding, love, and compassion so that each resident will know they have come home when they come to Fountainview Estates!

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Laurie Fincher
Dietary Manager

Laurie Fincher and her husband, Mike, are residents of Hallsville. Laurie has two adult children, Molly and Jeffery. In her spare time, Laurie enjoys spending time with her family, participating in outdoor activities and traveling. Laurie considers it a privilege to work with senior adults and thanks them with her positive, energetic personality. 

Laurie began volunteering in her church kitchen and found her true calling in life.  She has been cooking professionally for nine years. Her last 5 years have been in an Assisted Living community. She holds a certification as a Food Safety Manager and is a member of the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. 

Laurie believes great food, great company and fellowship bring people together and brighten their day. She is excited to share her passion of cooking and love for seniors with the families of Fountainview Estates.

 

 

 

 

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Raye Kennedy
Lifestyle Director

Raye Kennedy married into Longview 33 years ago to her husband, Kenneth. Moving around the world as an Air Force “brat”, she loves calling Longview home. Raye and Kenneth are very proud of their two grown children and look forward to grand-parenting someday. She loves remodeling homes, interior decorating, landscaping, and travel.

Raye brings a lot of positive personality, high energy and creative flair to the Fountainview Estates community. Her adult career has always been in the people business - with Kennedy’s Fine Jewelry, owner and operator of Hopscotch for Children and most recently, Marketing Director for Women’s Health Boutique where she worked one-on-one with women during their journey with cancer recovery. Her experience in this area is what has given her a desire to help others in their transitions in life. Her gift of encouragement and enthusiasm played a large part in helping each individual rebuild their lives. Community involvement has always been a very important part of Raye’s life, with service through the Junior League of Longview, Arts in Education, Cattle Barons Ball, Relay for Life, as well as many other organizations. She and her husband are members of Longview Christian Church where she has worked with their senior congregation in numerous activities.

Raye is excited about the opportunity to create a full and satisfying variety of activities for our Fountainview Estates family. Her passion for adventure and relationship-building shape a family lifestyle environment that proclaims: life is fun – at any age. She is ready to go beyond the ordinary to enrich our residents’ lives, while learning a lot about life itself from a wonderful generation.

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