At Arbor Nursing Center, every staff member’s contribution is equally important in meeting our residents' needs and providing a pleasant, comfortable, and safe atmosphere.
Our staff receives continual training to improve their professional skills. They understand the importance of a kind word and the healing power of a smile. Our staff is special-each one a professional, knowledgeable in his or her field, compassionate, kind and respectful. We are proud of the longevity and experience our staff has shared at Arbor Nursing Center.
Meet Our Team
Tyah Petersen - Executive Director (ED) - Tyah has been a licensed Administrator for over 30 years and has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant through college so she understands their hard work. As the Executive Director, her number one priority is providing outstanding service to our customers.
Caroline Ames - Director of Nursing (DON) - Caroline oversees the nursing departments including Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Restorative Nursing Assistants, as well as coordinating resident care with all other departments.
Julianne Bagaman - Assistant Director of Nurses (ADON) - Julianne works closely with the DON to oversee all functions of the nursing department. If the DON is unavailable, Julianne can certainly assist you.
Victoria Rodriguez - Director of Staff Development (DSD) - Victoria maintains the facility’s orientation program for new employees, continued education for all staff and oversees our infection control program.
Jahara Cachola - Resident Assessment Instrument Director (RAID) - Jahara oversees the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, implementation and evaluation in providing appropriate care for our residents. She ensures each resident is given the opportunity to fully utilize their benefits under Medicare, Insurance/HMO or Medi-Cal.
Dr. Kulendu Vasavda - Medical Director (MD) - Dr. Vasavda acts as a permanent or temporary Physician for all residents, serves as a liaison between residents and their primary care physician and also participates in our Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee.
Lisa Wilson - Business Office (BOM)- Lisa has over 25 years experience with skilled nursing billing. She oversees all aspects of business office functions; including billing, collections, assisting with Medi-Cal applications, resident trust fund, payroll and accounts payable.
Eusebia Conlu -Dietary Supervisor - Eusebia works with physicians and Registered Dietician (RD) to provide therapeutic diets for all residents and oversees all aspects of meal preparation and delivery. She also ensures each resident receives quality dining services.
Alisa Schwegerl - Facility Rehab Director/ Speech Therapist (FRD/ ST) - Alisa oversees our Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy services. Therapy is offered to help gain/maintain functional levels as long as possible.
Christine Hankins - Sales and Marketing (SAM) - Christine creates, maintains & grows our business & medical community partnerships. She also assists our patients & families in their journey through skilled nursing and rehabilitation.
Angelina Borjon - Admission Services Manager - Angelina handles admission services for all new residents to ensure a smooth transition from the hospital/home to Arbor Nursing Center
Getsy Cazarez - Social Services Director (SSD) - Getsy assists in psycho-social needs, advance health care directive, mortuary needs and assists with community resources and discharge planning. She oversees her staff as they assist with resident appointments for dental, vision, hearing and podiatry plus transportation needs for medical appointments. She also manages lost and found for our residents.
Veronica Diaz - Activity Director (AD) - Veronica plans residents recreational needs, in room and out of room to improve residents quality of life. She also oversees all activity programs, including outings, group and individual activities. She also coordinates volunteer services.
Kelly George - Health Information Manager (HIM) - Kelly ensures clinical records are in accordance with accepted professional standards and practices set by our state and federal government.
Jaime Ochoa - Environmental Service s Supervisor (ESS) - Jaime is in charge of improving and maintaining our physical plant, ensuring we meet all Federal, State and local fire and safety regulations. Also maintains our physical plant and conducts routine maintenance and all repairs needed.
Priscilla Azua - Laundry/Housekeeping Supervisor - Priscilla is in charge of all functions of housekeeping and laundry departments. She manages the housekeeping staff as they clean rooms and equipment daily. She also manages the laundry staff as they provide clean linen and personal laundry for the residents.