Christian A. Mason
President and CEO
Past Chair of NCAL
Christian Mason is a veteran in the long term health industry that spans operation from the ground up and management of top performing operations; Greenfield developments and turnarounds that covers more than 100 facilities and over 15,000 units of nursing, assisted living, Alzheimer's, residential care, and retirement communities.
As a pioneer in this industry, Mr. Mason institutionalized the best of his management, operation and marketing practices through Vigilan Incorporated, a systems company he founded in 1999 and sold to a public company in 2011.
Chris recently completed his second term as National Chair for the National Center for Assisted Living, a part of the American Health Care Association. He is a certified fellow of the American College of Healthcare Administrators in both skilled nursing and assisted living. He has operated communities in 30 different states. Chris is currently completing his DBA in management at George Fox University.
Chris also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Warner Pacific College in their health care administration program through their college of business. Areas of interest include health care system design, management, reimbursement, and ethics.
Robert H. Zink
Vice President of Marketing
Robert focuses on market selection, finding distressed assets, asset disposition, and financing.
Mr. Zink has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets for high net worth individuals and institutions for over 30 years. These include banks, savings and loan institutions, and syndicators in various property asset classes. During the last major recession Mr. Zink was part of a national group (The Lenders Task Force) focused on bank-owned properties. The task force’s efforts included selling properties for the Banks and acquiring properties from the Banks for high net worth clients. Mr. Zink led the disposition team for the nation’s largest land syndicator, the Meyers Group of Dallas Texas. Most recently, Mr. Zink has been raising money from high net worth individuals for the acquisition of assisted living facilities.
Mr. Zink has an Oregon Real Estate License in addition to series 22 and 63 securities licenses. Mr. Zink is past president of the Society of Exchange Counselors, a select group of creative real estate investment brokers. The SEC focuses on problem solving through finding value-added solutions to real estate problems. Mr. Zink holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.
Director of Operations
Since I was old enough to walk, I ran around construction projects of assisted living facilities that my father, Chris Mason, built. My father has exposed me to the satisfaction you can receive from helping a senior enjoy the best years of their lives. From building elaborate train sets in the common areas to sitting down and having a one on one conversation with a resident. Chris has taught me that it's the little things that make the biggest difference.
After graduating from George Fox University in 2013 with a Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training. I worked as the Head Athletic Trainer at Canby High School in Canby, OR. I started working for Senior Housing Managers in the summer of 2014 as an Operations Analyst. Working on day to day activities. I became a certified administrator in Oregon after completing the required course work in July of 2014. I now reside as the company's Director of Operations helping with all day-to-day functions. I sit on the OHCA's Legal Committee as well as NCAL's Policy and Finance Committee.
Executive Director- Peoples Retirement Community
My Name is Sindy, I came from a small beautiful island of Palau, and have been making big impacts in the lives of senior citizens. I started working at an assisted living called Maple Creek for the last 10 years and I have been working with seniors to this day. I am very passionate about what I do to help care for the elderly and nothing else gives me as much joy and happiness then being around elderly seniors. I enjoy the position I’m at right now, including everything that has been given to me because of the hard work that I have put in to get there. I enjoy spending time with my family and I also love to go fishing in the summertime with my husband.
Executive Director- Dorchester House
On September 1, 2010, Jeffrey Eschweiler joined the staff of the Dorchester as our Executive Director. Jeff has worked in the senior Retirement business for almost 13 years. Jeff has worked at 3 different independent communities in Oregon for Holiday Retirement. Jeff has previously worked for an Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Lincoln City.
Jeff has been married to his second wife, Tami, for 14 years and has 3 children from his previous marriage. He has 1 son and 2 daughters who are grown and living in Portland, Oregon area. He also became a first time Grandfather earlier this year.
Executive Director- East Cascade Retirement Community
Executive Director- Maple Creek of Lakewood
Zoraida has been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2006. She has an extensive history working in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities. Over the past decade she has fallen in love with her career in the Assisted Living space and has dedicated her time to building a career with Senior Housing Managers. Through her hard work and determination she has been promoted to be the Executive Director of Maple Creek. Her focus is to make everyone feel like a part of the family. Zoraida has a fiance and two step sons as well as a house full of puppies, cats, and chickens.
Executive Director- Elderberry Square Community
It all began at 6 years old with a horse named Cinnamon who kindly bucked me off and ran over my neck.
Allow me to explain:
When I was growing up on a little farm in Santa Cruz CA animals specifically horses were my life. After being lovingly launched thru the air and promptly stepped on by Miss Cinnamon I spent the next few months nurturing bumps, scrapes and broken bones. Oddly enough my mother was also limping around the house in a leg cast following one of her many major knee surgeries.
In the months to follow I learned to A stay in the saddle, B I’m one tough cookie and C my desire to care for others outweighs any obstacle that I may need to overcome. Despite being in a great deal of pain I still cared for my horse, dogs, little sister and helped my mom with many household duties that she could not attend to. No one asked me to. It was just me
I’ve been fascinated with civil service and the medical field ever since.
From CNA to EMT, ER/Operating Rooms, Dialysis Preceptor, WA State 911 Training Coordinator and mother of 2, taking care of others has always been my work. I have had the pleasure to work on some fascinating projects including drafting and implementing the first Amber Alert protocol for a large WA state county, being in the trenches with the tactical/swat team on dispatch and of course I’m still in the saddle.
I am ecstatic to continue my “Care Journey” as Executive Director of Elderberry. I cannot think of a better spot to metaphorically land then right here in Florence …. Thank you, Cinnamon, for helping to land where I belong.