Marita Smith, Administrator
Diane Haugen, Social Services Director
Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others. I’ve been helping seniors make that first move away from their homes for over 13 years, marketing and managing retirement and assisted living facilities. For nearly 10 years I managed the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Lake City Community Center where we partnered with Sound Generations (formerly Senior Services) to develop a senior luncheon and activity program that now serves over 600 seniors every month. We filled a tremendous need in our community, just like at Saint Anne’s. I enjoy cooking creatively and spending time in my culinary garden. Writing and public speaking are two passions in process that will make an appearance soon.
Jean Rooen, Business Office Manager
I’ have been in long-term care for over 4 years where I started in Georgia then moved here to Washington. Before that I worked in or around the restaurant business for over 30 years. My wife and I owned our own restaurant in the mountains of Northeast Georgia that specialized in “all you could eat southern buffet”. We also served German dishes and had our own bakery. We made everything fresh and from scratch.
Haymi Bekele, Health Information Manager
I oversee payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and human resources. I have been at Saint Anne for 12 years and enjoy getting to know the residents. I have become very close to the residents and care about them very much. I enjoy yoga, walking and shopping.
I enjoy working at Saint Anne for so many reasons. I love seeing the quick progress our rehab guests achieve and to see their excitement when they are well enough to return home. Our long-term residents call Saint Anne their home and they really take pleasure in the many activities, their relationships with the staff and other residents, as well as eating great food! As Activity Director I have the benefit of providing great stimulation and fun for our residents. When I’m not at Saint Anne, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing on the Oregon Coast, camping and reading.
Minachi Pillay, Laundry Supervisor