Clatsop Care Center Health District
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Remley’s client needs come first. This “client first” reality makes Mark and Aidan Health Services different than other health services management companies in the following ways. As Mark works with clients, he helps clients: return or strengthen facilities to financial stability, invest in resident care, and establish board trust. Mark has successfully returned dozens of long-term, post-acute care, non-profit facilities to profitability. He is a successful independent owner operator of skilled nursing facilities and has 20 years of experience leading and managing in both large and skilled nursing and assisted living communities. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in Healthcare Administration.
Chief Technology Officer Clatsop Care Center Health District
Michael participated in the CNA certification class at Clatsop Care Center in 1997. He began working at Clatsop Care Center January 1, 1998, as a CNA. Job responsibilities at the District have included Certified Nursing Assistant , restorative aide, therapy aide, activities director, durable medical equipment purchasing, repair and maintenance. He was promoted to Chief Technology Officer in 2002. When not working at Clatsop Care, he likes the outdoors and the woods, whether clamming, fishing, mushroom picking, or target shooting.
Marketing and Communications Director Clatsop Care Center Health District
After being a corporate sales and marketing road warrior for 25 years for tech companies as well as advertising and marketing media companies, Michael wanted to slow things down. He and his wife had been visiting the Oregon Coast for 30 years when a job opportunity came up at EO Media Group, owner of the Daily Astorian. When the position at Clatsop Care came up, he decided to do something to give back to the community. When Michael is not talking about the District to community members you can find him playing music or just enjoying our great wildlife and natural wonders.
District Billing Specialist Clatsop Care Center Health District
Melissa was originally brought into the Clatsop Care family back in 1993 by Anita Schacher, the Administrator of Clatsop Care and Melissa’s Mother-in-Law. After two years Melissa moved away, but she returned to the Health Care District in 2012 after running her family household and raising three daughters with her husband Michael. Melissa loves the work she does and has a passion for helping people navigate the chaos of health care finances. Melissa is a true local – born and raised in Astoria. Melissa and her husband enjoy hiking, camping, and spending time with family.
Health and Rehabilitation (Skilled Nursing)
Administrator for Clatsop Care Health & Rehabilitation Center
Kendra has worked in healthcare and with the elderly for 25 years. She has a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration and Gerontology. She has been a nurse, a travel nurse, and has worked all over the United States but has always come back to the Pacific Northwest. When not working, Kendra loves the outdoors, Volkswagens, art, music, animals, and spending time with her family. Kendra says, “Working with the elderly is all I have ever done!”
Director of Nursing Services Clatsop Care Health & Rehabilitation
Melissa Manning RN has been in the healthcare field 33 years. She started working as a CNA, went to Clark College in Vancouver, WA to obtain her degree in Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. She then obtained her nursing degree with a goal of working with the geriatric population. She worked in care centers her entire career in different roles including Floor Nurse, Resident Care Manager, MDS Coordinator, Staff Development/Infection Control Nurse, Director of Nursing (DNS), and Nurse Consultant. After several years traveling as a nurse consultant she made the decision to get off the road and accepted the DNS position here. Clatsop Care is a small facility that allows nursing to provide personalized care to all our residents. Melissa states, “It is wonderful to work with such a dedicated team. My goal now is to retire from Clatsop Care Center in a few years, ending my career in the field of nursing I love.”
Medical Records Director / Admissions Coordinator
Monica has lived in Clatsop County for 23 years and has over 20 years’ experience in the Medical field as well as the Health and Wellness industry. She holds certifications in General Office and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) from Clatsop Community College, has an AA in Liberal Arts & Sciences from Southern New Hampshire University and has certifications in Personal Training and Nutrition. She just completed AHIMA’s continuing education certificate in ICD-10 coding. For personal enhancement, Monica is currently taking courses on herbalism, aromatherapy, and massage. Monica is a spiritual person who loves art, reading, culinary arts, free-style dancing, martial arts, and the outdoors. Monica states, “I feel blessed to take all the education and experience I have gained through the years and apply them to a position that provides a much needed service to our senior community. Our residents rely on us to provide the best care in all aspects of this stage in their life, and I am honored and dedicated to provide the utmost quality of service from my department.”
Originally from New Hampshire, Jade eventually moved to the west coast. She has an Associate’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and is also certified by the State of Oregon as an Activity Professional. Jade has had many different positions with Clatsop Care Health District. She started seven years ago at the Memory Care Community as a Personal Care Aide and Activity Assistant. She then moved over to the Health & Rehabilitation Center she operated the front desk, then moved into Human Resources, Laundry/Housekeeping and most recently as the Activities Director. When not working, Jade loves spending time with her kiddos and cats.
Jade says, “The RESIDENTS are why I love working at Clatsop Care.”
Social Services Director
Bridgett is excited and humbled to be here, serving the community. she grew up in and loves so much. Bridgett has a background in working in chemical dependency social work which has helped set her up for much of what this job entails, but she is looking forward to learning more and expanding her knowledge in this field. Even though she was born and raised in Astoria and am a Goonie through and through, she has lived briefly in Louisiana, New Mexico, and North Carolina! She is a cat mom, a baker, a crafter, and loves event planning and project management. In her free time, you will most likely find her cheering on her nieces and nephews at games and events, at church, making to do lists, taking far too many pictures of her cat, Franklin, doing absolutely nothing, or helping her husband renovate their fixer-upper.
Maintenance Director Clatsop Care Health & Rehabilitation
Shane Watson has served as the Maintenance Director of Clatsop Care Health and Rehabilitation Center for over 5 years. A 20-year veteran of the logging industry, Shane comes to CCHR with a sound knowledge of mechanical systems maintenance and leadership skills. His dedication to his role is rooted in the fundamental concept that we keep the residents at the core of what we do. “I come here every day for the people upstairs. We do it for them.”
Originally from Packwood, WA Shane is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting and driving his jeep deep in the countryside whenever he can. You can often find Shane and his wife Melissa at the beach cooking over an open fire and watching the sunset.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Ginalyn came to the United States 11 years ago and is a Certified Dietary Manager which required a 15-month training program. Her “can-do” attitude is contagious throughout Clatsop Care Health & Rehabilitation as you will find always pitching in to help in all areas needed like Caregiving, housekeeping, or laundry. When not working, you can find her fishing, clamming, crabbing, shopping at Asian markets and goes to car meets and car shows. Ginalyn says that she like Clatsop Care because, “I have flexible hours. We have good benefits, and everyone is friendly. It feels like a family environment.”
Administrator for Clatsop Care In-Home Services
Debi is a Clatsop County native. She began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant 40 years ago. In 2000 she joined Clatsop Care as a Certified Medication Assistant, then a Certified Nursing Assistant and ran the Restorative program. In 2005 she put together the In-Home Care Services at Clatsop Care and now serves as Director. She has been married for 40 years and her family is her hobby with two grown children and two grandkids. Debi says, “I like that the District is all inclusive as well as diverse with clients as well as employees with room to grow in every department and facility.”
Assistant to Director, Clatsop Care In Home Services
Jessica was born and raised in Central California. She has been interested and working in the health field since high school. She is currently enrolled in the CNA program at Clatsop Community College. Her priority is family time when not working and she coaches her son’s athletic sports teams whenever possible. Jessica loves to be around any water and enjoys camping, gardening, working in her yard, traveling short distances and working on her cars. She looks forward to growing new positive relations with her peers around Clatsop County and inside Clatsop Care Health District.
Administrator for Clatsop Care Retirement Village
Lauren started at the District in 2018 as an Activities Director. She then became a Resident Services Coordinator and after that, Lauren became an Administrator at another company. She came back to Clatsop Care Retirement Village as the Administrator in 2021. She has stated, “I fell in love with working around and serving the wonderful residents and have never looked back!” Prior to working at the District, Lauren was a Physical Therapy Aide and a Recreation Supervisor. She got her degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science and Human Biology from Western Oregon University. When not working you will find Lauren fishing, exploring new towns, pursuing yard sales, and spoiling her rescue dog Rex.
Susan is a Registered Nurse (RN) with extensive experience. In the past she has specialized in hospice and palliative care settings. She also has experience providing care in multiple environments including hospitals, skilled nursing care, and in-home settings.
Health Services Coordinator
Christine moved to Astoria when she was 12 from Santa Cruz, California. She has been with Clatsop Care for over 20 years and started as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), then became a Certified Medicine aide (CMA), eventually earned her CNAII, became the Resident Services Coordinator and is now the Health Services Coordinator. If you ask her what she likes about working at Clatsop Care she would say “I love the residents and our staff. The elderly is where my heart is.” She enjoys clam digging, hunting, spending time in the woods and with her grandkids.
Resident Services Coordinator
Kristina received an AAOT in Psychology and studied Sociology at Western Oregon University. Prior to getting into health care, she worked 12 years as an assistant manager at the Local Mini Mart, two years as a prior authorization and referral representative, one year as a billing specialist, and one year as a med aide. When not working Kristina likes hiking, Zumba, pickleball, pinochle, rock collection (rock tumbling), sand murals, and coloring. She has always had a passion for caring for the elderly. Her mom had previously worked in hospice for 28 years. Now that she is in the health industry the last few years she has developed a compassion towards those who have more needs. and loves being of service for those who require more attention.
Linda was born and raised in Littleton, Co and went to the University of Northern Colorado where she got her degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She worked at The Orange County Register and Rocky Mountain News where she learned advertising and marketing. She then became a teacher and earned her master’s degree. She has taught middle and high school photography, dark room, digital and graphic design as well as pottery and ceramics. She and her husband had been visiting the Pacific Northwest for 30 years before ending up in Astoria and now live in Ilwaco, Washington. When not working, Linda enjoys going to the beach, working in her garden and doing photography.
Mike was born in North Carolina and originally moved to Portland, Oregon eventually settling on the coast and Astoria. Prior to working for Clatsop Care, Mike was at Fred Meyers for ten years and was a manager. After work, you can find Mike skateboarding, working out, riding motorcycles or off-roading. Mike says, he really likes the residents and the people he works with at the Retirement Village.
Originally from Southern California’s San Bernadino/Redlands area, Laura moved Oregon’s North Coast in 2012. She originally started her career in substance abuse treatment centers in finance and human resources. She joined Clatsop Care in 2019. When Laura is not at work, she enjoys attending movies, collecting miniature Legos and beach combing.
Administrator for Clatsop Care Memory Community
Hannah grew up in Eastern Washington where she graduated from Wapato High School. She then went to Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City, Iowa where she became a Certified Nursing Assistant and earned an Associates of Science. After living in the Midwest for 13 years, she moved to Astoria, Oregon and started working at Clatsop Care Memory Community and attended Clatsop Community College to get her CNA2 in through Clatsop Care Health District’s partnership with the college. In total, Hannah has worked with dementia residents for eight years and in the health field for 15 years. When not at work she enjoys camping and spending time with her family. According to Hannah, “You must love what you do. So do what you love.”
Originally from Crookston, Minnesota, Ken started Navy boot camp in San Diego, CA only two weeks after graduating from high school. He was stationed on an aircraft carrier in San Diego and began training to become a cook. He has been stationed in Bremerton Washington and in Atsugi Japan. He then joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he got assigned to the USCGC Polar Star, an icebreaker, and did deployments to Antarctica, and a the Artic. Ken was promoted to Chief Petty Officer, then Senior Chief and retired in 1997. During his active-duty years Ken was in Food Service, from galley cook up to Food Services Officer at various units. After retirement Ken attended the Sheriff’s Academy and was a Deputy for several years. Eventually, he moved to Oregon, where started working for the Clatsop Care Health District. Ken says, “I really enjoy working at an elder care facility because I get to interact with the residents, who I see as living history. Everyone has a different course through life’s experiences, different tales, stories.”
Larry comes from the Spokane, Washington area. His experience spans across working in a sheet metal shop, a logging truck outfit, being a mechanic doing fleet maintenance on equipment, and a dairy farm mechanic on all sorts of different equipment as well as being a handyman. When he is not working on maintaining Clatsop Care Retirement Village, he enjoys riding motorcycles and working in the yard. He has been with Clatsop Care since 2018 and says, “I like the residents . We’re all kind of family here.”