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Rockwood Leadership Team

The Rockwood management team and the staff that serve at our communities have the responsibility, and the privilege, of ensuring that we live up to the promises we make to our residents each and every day. Their commitment to quality service is the heart of our organization and key to maintaining our core values and driving our mission for generations of families.

Executive Leadership Team

Jim Maxwell
President and CEO

At Rockwood since 2004. Previously 9 years in public accounting and health care.

Charles Wells
VP Finance, CFO

At Rockwood since 2023

Eowyn Sallis
Vice President, Sales and Marketing

At Rockwood since 2011. 25 years in the field.

Andrew Gorton
General Manager, Rockwood South Hill

At Rockwood South Hill since 2012. In hospitality services for 25 years.

Stephen Collette
General Manager, Rockwood at Whitworth

At Rockwood since 2020. In senior living and healthcare since 1995.

Dan DeBoise, RN-BSN
Executive Director of Health and Wellness Services

At Rockwood South Hill since 2014. In senior living and healthcare since 1996.

Marianne McCormack

Marianne McCormack
Director of Development

At Rockwood since 2015. Background in broadcast journalism.

Jason Druffel, PHR
HR Director and Corporate Risk Manager

At Rockwood since 2021. In healthcare since 1999, and senior living since 2014. In human resources for 25 years.

2024 Board of Trustees

Andy DeMott, Chair

Trustee since 2018, Andy worked as a military legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy and in the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, WA. He is a former board chair of the Spokane Club. Andy serves as Chair of the Executive Committee and serves on the Governance and Strategic Planning Committees.

Chris Bafus

Trustee since 2016, Chris, DBA Pillar Financial Group, works as a Financial Planner. Chris is an active member of the Manito United Methodist Church, serving as its memorial and foundation chairman and on its finance committee. He also serves on the board for the United Methodist Foundation of the Northwest. He is vice chair of the Appleway Court Board.

Jonell Block

Trustee since 2017, Jonell is a Doctor of Audiology and owns her own business, Audiology Northwest. She is a cellist in the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra. Jonell serves on the Governance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and chairs the Appleway Court Board.

Patty Conaty

Trustee since 2022, Patty is a resident at Rockwood South Hill. Patty holds a Business Administration degree, worked as a CPA, and serves on the Finance Committee. She also currently serves on the Rockwood Residents’ Foundation Board and Investment Advisory Committee, and serves as Treasurer for a couple of local organizations.

Demitri Itskos

Trustee since 2023, Demitri is the VP of Credit Administration for First Interstate Bank. His career in the banking industry provides our board with great fiscal skills and oversight abilities. Demitri serves on the Finance Committee.

Rev. Sheila Miranda

Trustee since 2021, Rev. Sheila Miranda is an Associate for Connectional Ministries for the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. She serves the Conference by connecting churches with conference resources and develops collaboration in mission projects. We welcome her ecumenical guidance and connections. She serves on the Governance Committee and Appleway Court Board.

Brent Stanyer

Trustee since 2014, Brent T. Stanyer, JD, AEP®, is an estate planning and elder law attorney. Brent is also past president of the Spokane Estate Planning Council and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He serves on Rockwood’s Executive Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.

David Wetmore

Trustee since 2022, David Wetmore is a retired director of rehabilitation services and physical therapist who has worked in various medical and senior care facilities. He brings a unique medical perspective to our Board. David serves on the Governance and Master Planning Committees.

Tom Johnson, Vice Chair

Trustee since 2021, Tom is a retired former President/CEO of Spokane Teachers Credit Union and former Vice President for Business Affairs at Whitworth University. He has served on many community boards and we welcome his passion for community and his strong skills in business and leadership. Tom is chair of the Finance Committee and serves on the Master Planning Committee.

John Barber

Trustee since 2013, John is a retired engineer whose career has included working at NASA and for several transportation administrations. He offers skills in design, cost-benefit analysis and operational planning. John serves as Chair of the Governance Committee and serves on the Executive and Master Planning Committees.

Beth Bornhoft

Trustee since 2016, Beth is a retired commercial loan servicing manager and worked as a part-time bookkeeper for her son, a commercial realtor/developer. Beth volunteers her time at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Beth serves on the Governance and Master Planning Committees and is on the Appleway Court Board.

Jim Droppers

Trustee since 2021, Jim has been an executive leader in the senior care and services industry for 30 years. He served the Good Samaritan Society for much of his career and will be of great service to our organization with his compassion for seniors and his background and leadership skills for guiding positive change for our industry. Jim is the chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and serves on the Finance Committee.

Catherine Kardong

Trustee since 2023, Catherine is an attorney at Hunter Elder Law working as an estate planning, probate and elder law attorney. She is a Gonzaga University School of Law graduate and previously clerked for a Washington State Supreme Court Justice, and then worked at the Attorney General’s Office and Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers. Catherine is a board member of the Lilac Bloomsday Association. She serves on Rockwood’s Governance and Strategic Planning Committees.

Robyn Parks, Past Chair

Trustee since 2015, Robyn works as a CPA at her firm, Parks Associates, which provides business, non-profit, and individual tax and accounting services. She has served on the boards of the Girls Scouts, Connoisseur Concerts, and Better Business Bureau of Spokane. She serves on the Executive Committee and is chair of the Master Planning Committee.

Rick Thomas

Trustee since 2023, Rick is a resident at Rockwood at Whitworth and a member of both the Spokane Club and Kalispel Golf and Country Club. He is the former president of Edge Construction Supply.

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