Oakdale of La Mesa employees have an undeniable commitment to serve our residents each and every day with loving care, compassion, respect, and dignity. Few things are more rewarding than making a difference in our residents’ lives. “We are authentic, compassionate, and deeply committed to serving each person we encounter. We create new possibilities by transforming the experience of senior living.”
I grew up in Europe where my father worked for the U.S. Government. In the places where we had lived, it was common to see families with three or four generations living together under the same roof. In that culture, elders are loved and honored, their life experience is appreciated, and their wisdom is respected. My brothers and I would often help our elderly neighbors with chores, not for money but out of friendship. Sometimes we were rewarded with the most wonderful apricot pies that only a grandmother could make. This experience of community and service has helped to shape my values and ideals. After returning to the U.S., I completed my university education and worked in local government for 25 years, rising to the position of City Manager/CEO. I also taught graduate school at CSU East Bay, worked as a management consultant, and led large weekly seminars in personal development. My wife, Georgia, and I were hospice volunteers for seven years before working in senior living care. In 2008, I became the President of Oakdale of La Mesa. In 2013, I also assumed the function as Oakdale’s Executive Director. I feel privileged to lead a team of caring, compassionate, and collaborative individuals who are deeply committed to serving seniors. Each member of our team believes work at Oakdale to be a joyful expression of our life’s purpose. Serving seniors is our passion! You can count on us to provide an attractive, loving, caring, healthy, and secure home for your loved one — where every day is a celebration of courage, wisdom, and community.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Hello! I have been working in sales, marketing, management, and customer service since I graduated from the University of Redlands in 2007. Although I had enjoyed my previous occupations, they never gave me the chance to express my true passion for serving others. Since working at Oakdale of La Mesa, I have had the opportunity to combine my educational and professional experience with my personal passion, by helping seniors and their families find the best living solution for their loved ones. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to help seniors move into our wonderful community and see them thrive! I am grateful to have found such an amazing community where I am able to express my true passion for serving others with integrity, respect, care, and compassion. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones! Please call me to schedule a tour of our beautiful community! And come see the Oakdale difference!
Sales & Marketing Manager
Hi! My name is Matt Kadin. I come from an extensive background in the customer service industry. I have a passion for helping people, and this is what drew me to work at Oakdale of La Mesa. I enjoy helping people find the right fit for their loved ones. I too had to help find a place for my Grandmother to live years ago. In that process, my interest was sparked for helping others in such a difficult time. I love being able to help families and their loved ones find the best possible solution that fits their needs. I would love for you to visit our beautiful community and show you what we have to offer!
Business Office Manager
Hello! My name is Debbie and I am the Director of Administration here at Oakdale of La Mesa. I was born and raised in San Diego and have lived here all of my life. I began working as a young teenager in my father’s local business where I learned the art of true customer service and developed my work ethic. After 10 years with my father, I worked in a variety of industries as receptionist, support staff, office manager, and finally bookkeeping specialist and accountant. I feel that I have spent my life training for this amazing job I have now. I just love working with all of the wonderful residents, our team members, and the management team. I take care of everything business related in our community from billing, payroll and receivables to payables, human resources, and most importantly customer service. I supervise our Concierge staff that is dedicated to serving our residents, their families, and every visitor that passes through our doors 24 hours per day 7 days per week. We are loving, friendly, and devoted to our mission here at Oakdale, providing a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment for our residents and their families. Please stop in to say hello! We would love to meet you!
MC Resident Services Director
My name is Deana Greene, Resident Services director for the Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. I am a Registered Nurse and certified as a Gerontological Nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. I enjoy making a difference in the lives of residents and their families. I graduated from St. clair County Community college in Port Huron Michigan in 1987 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. I have previously worked in Skilled Nursing Facilities in various positions, including Director of Nursing. I relocated to California in 2002. Since moving here, I have had nine years of experience assisting individuals in Adult Day Care communities. I look forward to meeting you when you visit or move into our beautiful community.
Activities Director, Assisted Living & Memory Care
Ravin has her Bachelor’s degree in Gerontology and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Public Health at San Diego State University. Ravin has worked in multiple departments during her time at Oakdale of La Mesa. She was previously in our Memory Care community as the Engagement supervisor where she vastly improved the activities program. Ravin brings new energy and enthusiasm to the Assisted Living activities department. She finds great joy in developing programs and events that keep our residents mentally and physically engaged – and most of all, having a good time!
Hello! My name is Tony. I have been the maintenance Director at Oakdale of La Mesa for the last year and a half. I have been a maintenance director for the past 8 years. Prior to that I lived in Ohio where I purchased and repainted HUD and VA repossessed homes. This position is extremely rewarding and fun because I thoroughly enjoy working with our seniors. I have a Midwestern work ethic, and I hope that it shows in my team while caring for your loved ones.