CHCC Management Team
Christian Health Care Center is operated by a team of dedicated healthcare professionals. They have each committed to work alongside each other, promote a team effort within our facility and maintain the highest quality care possible.
Chief Executive Officer
Patrick O’Neill uses his experience managing larger nonprofit, faith-based organizations to provide oversight and management to all departments at CHCC. He also works closely with the board of directors on strategic, long-range planning.
Tonja Myers works alongside CHCC’s CEO to provide leadership for the facility. She directs and manages facility operations, supervises members of the management team, monitors quality assurance goals, ensures compliance with state and federal regulations and supports residents and their families in many ways.
Director of Human Resources
Kari Heeringa ensures staffing levels are sufficient throughout CHCC, is responsible for a full range of HR programs for more than 220 employees and assures CHCC maintains its compliance with local, state and federal laws. She also coordinates our generous employee benefit programs.
Director of Nursing
As CHCC’s director of nursing, Heather Lewis leads our health care team and directs all aspects of the facility’s 24-hour nursing team. An RN, she helps keep residents safe by ensuring caregivers are properly trained and makes sure the facility complies with State and Federal guidelines.
Assistant Director of Nursing
Michele Heutink, an RN, supports the director of nursing by making daily rounds to assess patient needs. She also coordinates quality assurance, infection control, central supply programs, and staff training.
Social Services Manager
Steve Wallace manages our social services team as they asses care needs upon admission and prior to discharge. The department works closely with representatives of St. Joseph Hospital, Whatcom County Hospice, assisted living facilities and adult family homes to ensure patients have access to appropriate care providers.
Head of Admissions
Sarah Thomas works closely with CHCC’s management team, residents and their loved ones. Her primary duties include identifying the care needs of potential residents, overseeing the admission process and communicating with Whatcom County healthcare providers.
Environmental Services Manager
Steven Lewis manages our maintenance, housekeeping and laundry departments. His team is involved with project planning and implementation of interior and exterior facility improvements as well as managing grounds and transportation maintenance.
Resident Accounts Manager
Deanna Miller manages accounts receivable and assists residents and families with their trust money accounts. She also works in conjunction with the director of business services to maintain accurate facility records and serves as liaison between CHCC and Medicare.
Mary Caitlin Mc. Anderson
Head of Therapeutic Recreation
Mary Caitlin Mc. Anderson works to meet the physical, emotional/spiritual and social needs of each resident. She assess individual resident capabilities and then works with our volunteer coordinator to schedule a full calendar of activities each month.
Medical Records Coordinator
Katie Taylor coordinates our medical records systems to ensure accuracy, confidentiality and compliance with state and federal requirements. She uses several facility and state computer systems to input physician orders, ensure patient files are accurate and respond to medical records requests.