Meet Our Team
The Arlington Health & Rehabilitation Management Team
Admissions / Marketing Director
Lynne Bartok Bio
Bringing with her more than 40 years of professional healthcare expertise, Lynne joined the Arlington Health & Rehabilitation team as its Admissions / Marketing Director in 2016. In this capacity, she acts as the liaison between the skilled nursing facility and the hospital so that residents are afforded a seamless transition, experiencing reduced stress and anxiety along the way. As Admissions / Marketing Director, Lynne also works to create and nurture relationships within the surrounding community through marketing efforts and special events.
In her free-time, Lynne enjoys all things related to interior design, coordinating weddings and other special events, and antique shopping. She is married to her husband, Albert, and has four children, eight grandchildren, and a cat named Nicholas.
Food & Nutrition Services Director / Environmental Services Director
Rodger Bowman Bio
Rodger wears many hats at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation! Since his arrival in early 2014, he has overseen not only the day-to-day operations of the facility’s dining services, but also the laundry and housekeeping department. In this capacity, at any given moment, he may be cooking and washing dishes or cleaning and doing laundry.
Prior to joining Arlington Health & Rehabilitation’s management team, Rodger was employed in the food service department at Skagit Valley Hospital for nearly three decades and spent many years running a family-owned restaurant. These experiences honed his culinary skills and ability to competently manage a diverse task list.
In his free-time, Rodger enjoys bowling, camping, and traveling. He has three grown children, including his daughter, Kendra, who also works at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation in the administrative office, and three grandchildren with whom he loves spending quality time.
Business Office Manager
Nancy Curry Bio
Nancy has been the Business Office Manager for Arlington Health & Rehabilitation since July 2017, bringing with her more than three decades of professional experience in not only business management, but nursing home settings. In this capacity, she is responsible for all facets of billing in the facility, overseeing the front office staff, and meeting with families to address any billing issues.
Nancy got her start working in nursing homes when she was still in high school. She has worked within many departments over her 30+ year career.
The mother of one daughter, Marquita, Nancy enjoys baking, camping, gardening and watching football (Go Seahawks!) in her free time.
Admissions & Social Services Assistant
Teresa Fischer Bio
With more than 20 years in the medical field, Teresa has a depth of knowledge and understanding that has proven valuable in her role as Admissions & Social Services Assistant at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation, a position she has held since early 2018.
Her admissions responsibilities include reviewing incoming referrals, acting as liaison between the facility and the referral source, providing facility tours, completing admissions paperwork, verifying insurance and obtaining authorization. Teresa’s social services duties are primarily to provide resident and family support, provide conflict resolution, assist in finding community resources, participating in family/resident conferences, assist with room changes, completing MDSs, creating care plans and keeping accurate records.
Prior to her arrival at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation, Teresa was an Admissions Coordinator at another nursing home and a Senior Care Advisor. She has been a NAC for more than a decade and continually pursues ongoing education within the healthcare and long-term care profession.
When she’s not caring for others at work, Teresa can be found spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, or beach combing. She has raised four children and has seven grandchildren, as well as one great grandchild. She lives in Arlington with her Welch Corgi, Toby, and her two cats.
Charli Foreman, LPN
Resident Care Manager
Charli Foreman Bio
Bringing with her nearly three decades of professional expertise, Charli joined Arlington Health & Rehabilitation as its Resident Care Manager in 2011. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing resident care, acting as a resident advocate.
Prior to joining Arlington Health & Rehabilitation, Charli was the Resident Care Manager / Staff Development at another care center. She holds LPN and CDA credentials.
Charli has many interests, but her favorite is country music.
Preventative Maintenance Director
Ross Garvin Bio
With more than 20 years of professional experience, Ross joined the maintenance team at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation as its Preventative Maintenance Director in 2006 where he has overseen the safety of its residents and employees by ensuring a well-maintained and functioning building; a building that is considered “home” to those who reside here.
Prior to his arrival, Ross owned his own company where he ran heavy equipment, while also handling mechanical, electric, and carpentry work.
In is spare time, Ross enjoys riding his bicycle, reading, and beach combing. He has five children and 13 grandchildren, who are the light of his life.
Central Supply / Staffing
Paula Green Bio
Paula has been an integral part of the Arlington Health and Rehabilitation team since joining in 2004 as its Central Supply / Staffing Manager. In this capacity, she is responsible for ordering and maintaining ample inventory of all basic nursing supplies as well as staffing the facility with CNAs. As part of her staffing duties, Paula oversees caregiver hiring, daily schedules, and monthly schedules for all nursing staff.
Prior to joining the Arlington team, Paula was a Pre-School Childcare Family Support Specialist while also maintaining 12 years of experience as a CNA. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education.
In her free time, Paula enjoys spending time outdoors whether its gardening, hiking, or fishing; being creative with photography and painting; or spending quiet time reading the bible, wood working, or looking for sea glass at the beach. Paula has one brother, two sisters, and is a grandma/auntie to two very busy, bright, and energetic young boys.
Medical Records Director
Stephanie Groshong Bio
Stephanie is approaching her 20th year at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation. Currently, as the Medical Records Director, she is responsible for record management, ICD-10 coding, data entry, auditing, and Electric Health record software management. Prior to entering this role, she gained valuable experience as the MDS Coordinator and Social Services Assistant also at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, listening to music, reading, photography, computers, and learning about history. She has two children, a daughter and a son, and one beautiful grandson.
Maintenance Projects Director
Joe Hansen Bio
Since joining Arlington Health & Rehabilitation as its Maintenance Projects Director in Summer 2018, Joseph has proven to be an asset to the management team through diligent monitoring and maintenance of all facility repairs and alterations, keeping in mind regulatory guidelines, deadlines and budgetary restrictions along the way. With nearly two decades of professional experience, including more than 10 as a maintenance manager, Joseph is well versed in all aspects of his job responsibilities and tasks at hand.
In his free time, Joseph enjoys watching football and playing board games with friends and his family, which include his wife, two daughters, four step-daughters, and a fish (who does not actively participate in the board games).
Director of Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapist
Pam Hobbs Bio
Pamela has been a part of the Arlington Health & Rehabilitation team since August 2017 where her primary duties include managing the therapy department through coordination and supervision of each resident’s individual plans of treatment and care.
She received her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound and has been a practicing therapist for nearly a decade.
In her free-time, Pamela enjoys the great outdoors, but especially stand up paddle boarding and kayaking. She also loves to spend time with her friends and family, including her husband, Steve, of 23 years; and three sons, Gavin (21), Truman (17), and Winston (15).
Social Services Director
Lorrie Jennings Bio
Lorrie has been Social Services Director at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation since 2003 where she has been an advocate for both facility residents and their families since her arrival. In the capacity of Social Services Director, Lorrie coordinates the resident discharge process, care conferences, and completed MDSs for each resident. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Western Washington University.
In her free time, Lorrie loves to read and watch the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners! She is a devoted mother to her daughter, Katie; son-in-law, Brian; and two grandsons.
Suzie Kucala, RN
Director of Nursing Services
Suzie Kucala Bio
Suzie joined Arlington Health and Rehabilitation as its Director of Nursing Services in February 2019 bringing with her four years of direct DNS experience, 12 years total in healthcare. In this capacity, Suzie oversees all clinical operations for the skilled nursing facility, including maintaining the quality standards of care in accordance with current Federal and State guidelines and regulations. Daily duties include conducting assessments of each resident’s unique care plan, collaborating with the facility’s nursing and therapy teams to ensure that internal standards of compassionate, effective, and patient-centered care are also met.
Prior to joining the management team at Arlington Health and Rehabilitation, Suzie was a Health Services Director for another nursing facility in Whatcom County.
In her free-time, Suzie enjoys a busy family life. She loves to quilt and craft with her children, go camping, swimming, dancing, and fishing. Suzie resides with her husband, four children ages one to nine, a family dog, and many fish.
Terry Myers Bio
Terry joined Arlington Health & Rehabilitation as its Administrator in September 2017. In this capacity, she has had the pleasure and privilege of overseeing every faction of the business and service. Prior to her arrival at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation, Terry had been a Nursing Home Administrator at other area facilities since May 2003. She also gained valuable experience as a Social Services Director and Admissions Coordinator in nursing home settings for several years.
No stranger to leadership roles, Terry has also worked as a women’s and children’s minister for American Baptist churches in Southern California, a school bus driver in eastern Washington, and served our great country in the U.S. Air Force and California Air National Guard.
Terry is a graduate of Washington State University (Go Cougs!) where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in Sociology, Psychology, and Anthropology. While she maintains an extensive list of credentials and certifications, including that of Nursing Home Administrator, she praises her role as “mom” as being the one experience that has taught her most in life.
In her free time, Terry enjoys a plethora of activities, including reading, gardening, sewing, crafting, music, movies and theater. She also loves to go dancing and hiking when she has an opportunity. A mother of three grown children, Terry also has four grandchildren and two pets, a Shih Tzu and Norwegian Forest Cat.
Peggy Reilly, RN
Peggy Reilly Bio
Peggy currently acts as the Nurse Manager at Arlington health & Rehabilitation. She joined the skilled nursing facility as its Director of Nursing Services (DNS) in early 2018, bringing with her three decades of professional experience as a licensed nurse. In her role as Nurse Manager, she oversees and supports the nursing staff in the skilled nursing setting, supervises quality assurance programs and audits Evaluate & Educate. Peggy has been a DNS in other nursing home settings since 2010.
When Peggy is away from her work, she is commonly found gardening, traveling, or enjoying her farm animals; she has a deep love for horses. Peggy grew up in a large family with many siblings. She has two sons, as well as many step-children and grandchildren.
Life Enrichment Director
Laurie Roberts Bio
Laurie joined Arlington Health & Rehabilitation as its Life Enrichment Director in early 2018 with a mission to provide quality of life to her residents. Over the last year, she has done just that, fulfilling her promise through leisure, one-on-one, and group activities. Bringing with her nearly 25 years of professional expertise, Laurie understands the value of elevating her residents’ lives through personal engagement and enrichment. She is NCAAP 180 Hour State Certified.
In her free-time, Laurie loves decorating and coordinating special events and celebrations; being with her family, doing things like camping and traveling; and she enjoys spending time with seniors. She lives happily with her husband, Brian; her two daughters, Kimberly and Amber; and her two puppies, Koton and Bently.
Dining Services Director
Connie Simpson Bio
Since his arrival to Mt. Baker Care Center in 2015, dining services have never tasted better! Bringing with him more than three decades of professional experience in the food service industry, Jozef oversees the food service program for the facility, including ordering, developing menus, promotions and specials – and generally, just making food magic happen!
Prior to his arrival, Jozef owned Diego’s Mexican Grill in Bellingham. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Hotel & Restaurant Hospitality Management at Washington State University, while also gaining valuable experience at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.
When Jozef isn’t at work, he enjoys gardening, working with stained glass, animal rescue, and cookie. He resides with his lovely husband and their beloved pets which include four dogs, two cats, and a plethora of fish.
Tanya Walker, RN
Tanya Walker Bio
As MDS Coordinator, Tanya is responsible for coordinating and completing the appropriate assessments to allow for development and delivery of care needs for all residents. She has been excelling in this role at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation. Prior to her arrival in 2017, Tanya was the MDS Coordinator and Director of Nursing Services at another area skilled nursing facility for nine years.
Tanya maintains more than 30 years of experience in long-term care settings, first as a nursing assistant then as an LPN prior to acquiring her RN. She has an Associates degree in Nursing from North Seattle Community College and received her LPN diploma at Bellingham Technical College.
When she is away from work, Tanya enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She has been married for nearly 30 years and, together, they share three adult children and are expecting their first grandson in January 2019.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions at (360) 403-8247. We understand this journey can be overwhelming and, at times, challenging. We are happy to assist you along the way.