Every member of our skilled and incredibly dedicated staff is an integral part of our community, helping to make it welcoming, caring and inclusive for all our residents.
Staff and residents share special relationships, which we understand are different from those generally found at most other retirement communities and senior health care facilities. Staff members at The Redwoods are part of our community family. They take pride in assisting, serving and taking care of our residents in a professional manner, but they also take the time to get to know residents on a more personal level.
More than 40 percent of our staff has worked at The Redwoods for more than 10 years. That's an impressive statistic in our field and we believe the close bonds our staff develops with residents is the primary reason for this longevity.
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Our Executive Staff
Barbara Solomon, Chief Executive Officer
Over the past 40 years, Barbara has served as Executive Director or CEO of 6 organizations creating new models of affordable housing, care and supportive services for elders and homeless. Barbara has a track record of both turn-around and start up of new organizations. Her work in aging services including serving as founding director for both Menorah Park Elderly Housing and The Living at Home Project, as well as Services for Seniors in San Francisco. Additionally, Barbara led Episcopal Community Services (homeless services) through significant growth over 10 years. Barbara holds a Master's in Social Work from Columbia University, a Nursing Home Administrator license, RCFE certification and is a CASP graduate. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Bread and Roses and the Housing Committee of Episcopal Community Services and is a past Board member and Vice Chair of Aging Services of California (ASC) and Finance Committee chair of Hamilton Family Services.
Susan Badger, Chief Operating Officer
Susan Badger has held key leadership positions in retirement communities and skilled nursing facilities over the span of her career. Prior to her arrival at the Redwoods, Susan was a member of the senior management team for a non-profit, multi-community corporation in San Francisco for fifteen years. Susan co-authored a book on issues related to aging transitions. This book anchors workshops and seminars that Susan has led on the topic over the past ten years. Susan has 30 years experience as a professional facilitator, cultivating strategic visions for boards of directors, community organizations, and entrepreneurial ventures. She also served as Board President of Hospital Chaplaincy. As a third-generation Northern California native, Susan has deep roots in this region. She holds a Masters Degree in Marketing from Sonoma State University, and has taught courses in this subject at colleges in the Bay Area.