Senior Housing Managers
Dr. Christian A. Mason
President and CEO | Past Chair of NCAL
Dr. Christian Mason is the president and chief executive officer of Senior Housing Managers. Chris has over thirty-five years of experience in designing, developing, and operating senior housing communities.
Chris has operated assisted living, residential care communities, and independent living centers in Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, and Michigan. Dr.. Mason has worked as a small owner/operator, a regional multi-facility operator, and as a part owner of an international real estate investment trust.
Chris serves is a past chairman of the National Center for Assisted Living’s Board of Directors.
He was elected to the board in 2006. Prior to becoming Chair, Dr. Mason served as NCAL’s Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and as Chair of the association’s Finance and Policy and Health Information Technology committees and participated in NCAL’s Patient Safety Organization and their Managed Care Organization taskforce.
In 2013, Mason contributed to the development of new residential care building standards included in the Facility Guideline Institute’s “Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities.” In this role, he helped establish architectural and building standards for long-term post acute care healthcare and community based care communities. He has a deep interest in and knowledge of technology system integration.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Vermont University, a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, and a doctorate in business administration from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He is a Fellow in ACHCA and has earned professional certifications as nursing home and assisted living administration.
Shelley grew up in Seattle, Washington and attended the University of Washington where she earned her BA in Accounting. She went on to earn a BS in Computer Sciences from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of West Florida. She is a CPA in the state of Oregon and has worked for a variety of companies (including Arthur Anderson and Bates Private Capital) in a variety of roles in Information Services and Accounting/Finance.
Shelley is a ‘warm water ‘ scuba diver and is looking forward to further underwater (as well as other) adventures in the years to come with her daughters and grandchildren.
Chief Operating Officer
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 still use my degree as a personal trainer for multiple gyms as a hobby helping friends and family stay healthy. 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 assisted living administrator in Oregon after completing the required course work in July of 2014. In 2019 I was nominated for a year long Future Leaders Program through AHCA/ NCAL by the State of Oregon which excelled my understanding of what it takes to be a leader in the long-term care world. After 5 years of running the operations, I was promoted to the Chief Operating Officer in 2021. I stay engaged with multiple committees including the OHCA’s Legal Committee, ALF/ RCF Council, Independent Owners Council, and NCAL’s Policy and Finance Committee.
Hillie moved to Oregon from Florida in 2015. She has a BA in Accounting from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
In her free time, Hillie enjoys spending time with her family and hiking.
VP of Management Services
Billie started her career working with seniors in 1999 as a caregiver and continued to pursue growth becoming a med aide, to administrative assistant and then a resident care coordinator. In 2006 she took on her first role as an executive director working for Christian Mason. Billie has managed multiple properties over the years and worked in a regional capacity in Central and Southern Oregon. She has volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Association as their Team Recruitment Chair as well as held advisory positions within previous organizations as well. She has recently rejoined Christian’s team starting with Senior Housing Managers in January of 2022.
Billie has three amazing children and one granddaughter who inspire and motivate her every day. She enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling. All in all her true passion is taking care of seniors and the employees that care for them each and every day.
AP/ AR Clerk
Melanie is an Oregon native born & raised who moved south for a couple decades to see what it was like to live in a climate with less rain. She enjoys rafting, bicycling & hiking this beautiful state of Oregon in which we reside as well as long road trips to new destinations yet to be discovered.
Melanie’s employment background is somewhat diverse working in Gold, Copper, Silver & Limestone mining in Nevada & Arizona. She’s raked rock on a tertiary crusher, driven diesel semi-trucks cross country, worked in the gaming industry specifically horse racing; taking bets, owned & ran a talent agency full of characters but her greatest accomplishment is mentioned in the next paragraph.
Melanie is a mother of two beautiful, successful daughters who both graduated college; University of Oregon, Go DUCKS!!! & Prague College in Czech Republic where one of them studied abroad. Melanie’s two daughters are her pride and bring her immense joy.