Get to know the friendly faces behind Raleigh Hills Assisted Living.
Lynda Brown, Executive Director
An Oregon native, Lynda was born and raised in Salem. She relocated to Portland in 2007 to advance her career in healthcare. A passion for helping others runs deep in Lynda’s family – her mother is an RN. Not long after receiving her CNA certification and working with seniors, especially Alzheimer’s residents, Lynda was recognized for a strength in business management. For the next 20 years she continued her education and climbed the ranks in Skilled Nursing.
In early 2011 a chance encounter resulted in an offer to become the Executive Director for Raleigh Hills Assisted Living. The timing was right and Lynda has not looked back. Ensuring residents have a high quality of life is Lynda’s mission. On top of managing operations for the reputable community and over-seeing a team of 70 dedicated employees, you will often find Lynda visiting with residents. Listening to fascinating life stories and interacting with the residents is Lynda’s favorite part of the job.
Boating, camping, hiking, tennis — basically anything outdoors is where you will find Lynda in her free time, making the Pacific Northwest the perfect home. You’ll also likely find her at every Oregon State Beaver’s football home game.
Wendy Lilly was born in Montgomery, Alabama and raised in Aurora, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. She took some college courses and studied abroad in both Israel and Mexico before joining the Army. She became a Military Policewoman and canine handler and traveled all over the world.
After her service she earned her Nursing Degree at the University of Wisconsin.
It was a visit to her sister in Oregon that convinced Wendy to move to the West Coast for the beauty and much milder climate than that of the Midwest. She has a daughter, enjoys musical theater and yoga. She has a long haired German Shepherd and four cats!
Yesica was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to Oregon with her family when she was seven years old.
After graduating from high school, Yesica came to work at Raleigh Hills Assisted Living as a caregiver. It was her first job ever, and in those six years she has worked up to Med Aide and Resident Care Coordinator before being promoted to ECU Administrator. She loves working in memory care where she gets to know the residents on a more personal level and enjoys reconnecting with them each day.
She has a daughter who she loves to spend time watching movies and reading with. She loves baking cookies and cupcakes but admits that she only cooks meals so she doesn’t starve as she never really learned to cook.
Kevin was raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon and graduated from Lake Oswego High School. He went to work for Image Control systems and quickly became the warehouse manager. With his mechanical aptitude he was soon repairing and installing the high tech photographic cameras and processors. He traveled all over the U.S. in that capacity for many years until he tired of being on the go. He went to work for WyEast to work on their equipment in-house and worked there for 14 years before going on to Northwest College as their maintenance director.
He met his wife Carla when he responded to an ad in the paper for a travel trailer for sale. They started dating and he got both the girl and the trailer! They have two children and two grandchildren. Kevin enjoys taking care of his dog, Sheldon, an Australian Terrier, and running a local Remote Control Airplane Club. He also spends time on his dirt bikes, hiking, camping, and gardening, but smoking meats is a true passion of his: “Barbeque is his middle name”.
Zoe was born and raised in the Beaverton area. Her father owned the Beaverton Sub Station where she spent many hours while growing up.
After graduating from Beaverton High School, she spent the summer volunteering in Paraguay. She attended University of Oregon where she earned her degree in Family & Human Services while working for the Eugene Parks & Recreation Department. When she returned to Beaverton she continued to work in recreation specific to serve those with special needs.
She has always been active in recreational sports and rarely sits still. She started playing Rugby in high school and continues to play. She had the honor of spending a year in New Zealand playing rugby and is currently playing on the Women’s Premier League team, Oregon Sports Union, which is one of the top ten teams in the nation. Zoe loves the outdoors, spending time with friends, and doing crafts.