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It’s Our People That Make The Difference.

When prospective residents and guests come to Oakmont of Segovia for the first time, it is often the aesthetic and attention to detail that draw immediate praise. This is largely in part because all of our communities are designed internally with our resident’s every need in mind, but by far and away the most common testimonials we receive are about our people.

At Oakmont of Segovia, we have hand-selected every member of our team based on being a leader in their field and a deep desire to please our residents. It is for this reason our residents look forward to every activity, excursion, and meal enjoyed at Oakmont of Segovia.

Take just a moment to get to know our team and you will see what all of our testimonials and raving reviews are about.

Meet Ernie Shaffer, our Executive Director at Oakmont of Segovia.

Executive Director Ernie Shaffer had the pleasure of growing up in a large extended family, and was blessed to know all four of his grandparents, as well as two great-grandparents and three great aunts. He was pleased to join Oakmont in May of 2015 and comes to this position with a wealth of industry knowledge, having worked for several other national providers of retirement and senior living services. Oakmont’s exemplary reputation for providing luxurious senior living attracted Ernie to this position.  His current role is Senior Executive Director, with primary responsibility as the licensee of record at Segovia of Palm Desert. Other responsibilities include providing general oversight of operations at other Oakmont communities in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. He is also a member of Oakmont’s Peer Review Team, where he participated with other Executive Directors and Managers in conducting Quality Assurance audits in various communities throughout California.

His goals for Segovia are based on the concepts of quality assurance and continuous quality improvement. He believes there is always an opportunity to improve and fine tune any system of service delivery. Simply stated, striving for the highest level of Resident Satisfaction is an on-going journey rather than a destination!

Come in for a tour, and you will quickly see how Ernie and his team make every day a joy for our residents and guests.

Meet Our Team.

Ernie Shaffer – Senior Executive Director

Salvador Jimenez – HR/Business Office Director

Chef Juan Bautista – Culinary Services Director

Carmen Magdaleno – Health Services Director

Kelly McLeod – Senior Sales Director

Lori Torres – Marketing Director

Dianna Gardner – Activities Director

Art True – Fitness Director

Scott Glenn – Maintenance Director

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