Dee Navarro, Executive Director
Dee joined the team at Orchard Park in May of 2005. Dee has been working in long-term care for seniors since 1992 when she started in operations of one of the largest skilled nursing facilities in the greater Fresno area. In addition to operations, Dee has also worked in marketing for independent senior living and assisted living. This work experience has gained her extensive contacts and relationships with senior resources in the Fresno/Clovis community. Dee’s compassion for seniors and helping their families is the driving force behind her goals at Orchard Park. Dee strongly believes in enhancing the staff by providing opportunities to further their education in healthcare, and has encouraged many to achieving their goals as licensed nurses and other healthcare professionals. Dee enjoys cooking and entertaining for her family and her extended family at Orchard Park! You will often see Dee preparing omelets on family brunch day or flipping burgers on the grill for family picnics at Orchard Park. Dee is a mother of twin boys who are jazz musicians in New York.
Debbie Aramian, Business Office Manager
Deb joined Orchard Park in April of 2002. Deb came to us from Skilled Nursng and has worked Long Term Care since 1996. Deb oversees the business office and reception desk and it is a job she truely loves. Deb earned her RCFE Administrators License in 2008. In her spare time she enjoys camping and fishing with her family. Deb and her son, Zach enojoy taking the residents of Orchard Park fishing in the spring and summer when the weather is nice.
Kelly Metz, Community Relations Director
Kelly brings more than a decade of experience in senior care to Orchard Park. For three years, she acted as Secretary to Senior Living Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to education about Alzheimer’s and dementia. As Community Relations Director, she enjoys meeting with prospective residents and their families, and sharing the many unique aspects of Orchard Park. Kelly earned her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from University of Phoenix and a Master’s in Public Health from Kaplan University. She remains active with Kaplan University on its Advisory Committee, developing curriculum for the Public Health program. She is an avid football fan and also enjoys outdoor activities with her children and identical twin.
Jennifer Wojtas, Community Outreach Director
Jennifer began her marketing experience in 1995, with most of those years spent in the senior care field. She has a BA from UC Davis and MBA from the Sid Craig School of Business at CSU Fresno. She is active in The Aging Network and Senior Living Network, is Secretary for the Central Valley Senior Coalition, Membership Chair for the California Central Valley Coalition for Compassionate Care and is the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Fresno Women’s Network. In her free time Jennifer plays “mom” to three retired racing greyhounds including Marcie, a certified therapy dog, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Like Kelly, Jennifer is also a twin!
Beth Ann Petty, LVN, Health Services Director
An LVN, Beth applies almost twenty years of experience in Assisted Living to her job as Health Services Director. With Orchard Park since January 2005, she is responsible for overseeing the health care services of our residents. Beth lives in the foothills of Fresno County and enjoys the serenity of country life with her family and grandchildren.
Rebecca Castillo, Bridges Coordinator
Rebecca has be a part of the Orchard Park since 2012 as the Bridges Coordinator. The word Bridges best describes this program, as it focuses its efforts on the need of those residents with memory loss who live in Assisted Living but are not quite ready to live in Memory Care. Rebecca graduated from Fresno State in 2009, majoring in Interdisciplinary Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She also worked at St. Agnes Adult Day Care for six years. Rebecca enjoys spending time with family and friends, but her pride and joy is her dachshund, Maddy. Rebecca is an avid football fanatic!
Theresa Egurrola, LVN, Memory Care Coordinator
Theresa is responsible for overseeing the residents and staff in Memory Care at Orchard Park. She has been working in the field of Assisted Living since 1999. Theresa specializes in her knowledge of dementia, ensuring her understanding of the unique needs of residents with memory loss. Theresa has worked her way up the ladder at Orchard Park, eventually leading to her role as Memory Care Coordinator. She was born and raised in Fresno; she has three children and one dog. Enjoying life is a priority and in her spare time she spends it with family and friends. This includes traveling or attending hockey games, which is her sport of choice, but she enjoys football too! A serene moment with a good book is Theresa’s favorite activity, though. Theresa plans to continue her education in the future as well.
Tristan Thompson, Activities Director
Tristan Thompson has worked in long-term health care since 2010, and since then has received her Activity Leader Certification in both Skilled Healthcare and Assisted Living. She has been an Activity Director since 2011 and recently joined the team at Orchard Park in November, 2013. Tristan has studied photography, interior design and dance but will be receiving her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development in the fall of 2014. She has been a dancer for 18 years and taught dance and gymnastics to all ages at Dayton Academy of Gymnastics and Dance in Dayton, Ohio and for a short time worked with the Special Olympics. Tristan is not only an Activity Director, a student and a dancer but her favorite and most meaningful title in life is “Mom”. She has a beautiful 6-year-old daughter, Alexa, who is the light of her life... You will see Alexa at Orchard visiting with all of the “grandmas” and “grandpas”. Tristan has a passion for bringing laughter, joy and service to the senior community!
James Cavanaugh, Dining Service Director
As Dining Services Director, Jim is responsible for all food service functions and oversees all dining services staff. In late 2006, his work earned Orchard Park's dining services program an Award of Excellence for resident satisfaction. Jim loves to fish and spend time with his family, which includes four children and nine grandchildren.
Dan Jinapuck, Building Services Manager
Dan came to Orchard Park in 2001 and brings to the community four decades of experience in maintaining healthcare facilities. At Orchard Park, Dan oversees housekeeping, maintenance, laundry and landscaping. He works closely with the nursing, dining, marketing, and activities departments to ensure that residents have a safe, comfortable and pleasant home in which to live. Dan can often be seen chatting with residents on his way to his next task. When not at Orchard Park, Dan loves fishing, cooking Thai food, Thai boxing and tai chi exercises.