O'connor Woods Leadership

Meet Our Team


Penny Mallette, Executive Director

Penny Mallette, Executive Director of O'Connor WoodsPenny joined O’Connor Woods in 1997 after having managed the Assisted Living and Residential Services for the Masonic Homes for nine years. At O’Connor Woods, Penny instills a sense of compassion, mentorship, and caring in her staff, all while being a strong advocate for residents and their families. In particular, Penny was instrumental in the development and care model of our Memory Care, Laurel Pointe. She is a licensed nurse and a certified Director of Social Services. Contact: penny.mallette@oconnorwoods.org


Leadership Team

Donna Hinojos-Chavez | Assistant to the Executive Director | donna.hinojos-chavez@oconnorwoods.org

Dawn Shimel | Assisted Living Administrator | dawn.shimel@oconnorwoods.org

Michelle Smith | Skilled Nursing Administrator | michelle.smith@oconnorwoods.org

Mary Ann Piana Chapman | Senior Residential Living Advisor | maryann.pianachapman@oconnorwoods.org

Susan MacFarlane | Residential Living Advisor | susan.macfarlane@oconnorwoods.org

Lisa Cox | Residential Living Advisor | lisa.cox@oconnorwoods.org

Wendy Carranza | Sales Coordinator | wendy.carranza@oconnorwoods.org

Greg Traverso | Director of Fund Development | greg.traverso@oconnorwoods.org

Art Garnica | Director of Support Services & HR | art.garnica@oconnorwoods.org

Nanci Shaddy | Director of Fitness & Wellness | nancy.shaddy@oconnorwoods.org

Asheeta Vinesh | Director of Nursing | asheeta.vinesh@oconnorwoods.org

Annette Montes, LVN | Resident Care Coordinator | annette.montes@oconnorwoods.org

Jessica Ruiz | Memory Care Coordinator | jessica.ruiz@oconnorwoods.org

Penny Francis | Business Services Manager | penny.francis@oconnorwoods.org

Jeff Kaiser | Environmental Operations Manager | jeff.kaiser@oconnorwoods.org

Sergio Bustillos | Facilities Manager | sergio.bustillos@oconnorwoods.org


2022 Board of Directors

Margaret Stephens, Chair
Mark Ornellas, Vice Chair
Rudy Croce, Secretary 
Bob Fay, Treasurer
Greg Doe
Kristin Fletcher
Sr. Katherine Hamilton, O.P.
Lou Meyer
Jerilyn “Muffy” Ratto
Gary Spaugh
Anitra Williams

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