Cheryl

Cheryl Jaskiewicz, CDAL

Chief Operating Officer

Cheryl Jaskiewicz and her husband John are residents of Longview, Texas. They have two children, Tyler and Dawson, who keep them very young. Cheryl is excited to share her expertise and compassion for seniors. She brings high energy into the work environment and shows strong leadership skills with her team. Since 2004, she has felt a strong compassion as well as reward in serving individuals with Dementia. Having been personally affected with a family member having Alzheimer’s Disease, she is able to relate and be a support to families.

Cheryl’s 16-year professional career has been focused on the senior population; proving her passion by becoming a Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL). This certification utilizes standards for best practice in the assisted living industry, taking existing state licensing requirements to the next level. While serving as a facility administrator, Cheryl won the ALFA Best of the Best Award in Human Resources which was presented to her at the ALFA Philadelphia conference. As a team, Cheryl set up the Ambassador program by using her senior care partners and management team in the hiring, training and mentoring of new staff members. Cheryl realized through her tenure in serving the elderly that consistency in training and service delivery provided successful results in customer and staff satisfaction. She has also received the ALFAs Champion award after being nominated by a family member for the extraordinary care and compassion provided to her loved one. This award recognizes the exemplary professional service and commitment to seniors. Ms. Jaskiewicz is a current member of Argentum and serves on the Longview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Cheryl has a great passion to accomplish, to work outside of the box, and to work through whatever challenges face the community. Cheryl will strive to make every day the best day in the life of the residents that reside in her community.

When it comes to the very best senior health service available in Lufkin, Pinnacle Senior Living is setting a superior standard. As you turn the page to a new chapter in your life, we await with open doors and a warm welcome. We hope you will become part of our family.


Kandes

Kandes Holbrook

Executive Director

Kandes Holbrook and her husband Ross are residents of Nacogdoches, Texas in the Woden Community. They are proud parents of a blended family of 5 children. All of which are grown adults and leading lives of their own. They also have 7 grandchildren ranging in age from 20 years of age to newborn. Kandes enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kandes and her husband enjoy water sports during the summer. She enjoys working in the senior community and has a passion for making a difference in the lives of the residents she works with.

Kandes’ career has been focused on the senior community beginning in 1988 in long term care. Her career began in Housekeeping and Laundry. Quickly, she moved up to coming a Certified Nursing Assistant, specializing in assisting residents on Physical Therapy Services. As her love for Seniors became evident she was given various opportunities within the community, further expanding her knowledge of senior living and leaving her with invaluable experience in the field.

In 2013, she received her Activity Director Certification from Angelina College. She became employed at a local retirement community and in 2014 became Certified with the State of Texas as an Advanced Professional Activity Director. In 2016 she became certified nationally, and in 2018 she received her certification as a Certified Dementia Practioner. Then in 2019, she took classes from Texas Assisted Living Association to become a Assisted Living Manager.

Because of her own personal experience, Kandes has a lot of compassion for families that are affected by dementia. She has the desire to help not only the residents, but also their families. She strives to be a team player and will ensure the residents have the dignity and respect they so deserve.


Cyndi

Cyndi Poindexter, LVN

Wellness Director

Cyndi Poindexter and her husband John are residents of Huntington, Tx in the Ora community. They have 1 son, Chad, and a 4 year old granddaughter, “Kenny Grace”. They also are parents to 2 dogs and a very social parrot. Cyndi loves going to the beach, on girl trips with her friends, and is an avid deer hunter.

Cyndi started in the healthcare field as a CNA in the early 1980s and received her nursing degree from Lamar University in 1997. She has primarily worked with the geriatric population most of her career. She has worked in the settings of doctor office, LTC, and private duty nursing, with the largest amount spent in the home health field of nearly 20 years. Cyndi has a wealth of knowledge and experience that is a definite asset in our senior community.

It is very evident Cyndi loves the seniors. She never hesitates to stop and talk with residents and loves to listen to their stories and the wisdom the elderly population can provide. She is very caring, not only to the residents, but her coworkers and is a team player.


Maegan

Maegan Brown, RN

Vice President of Operations

Maegan Brown and her husband Tony live in Hallsville. She has two grown children, Slade and Lexie, and two granddaughters, Kinzley and Adley. Maegan is a Registered Nurse bringing 18 years of expertise in the fields of Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Geriatric, Cardiac, and Critical Care. After working with many diverse groups, she has developed a passion for caring for our seniors and is dedicated to preserving their dignity while providing the exceptional care they deserve.

Maegan has worked with residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care for many years as Wellness Director as well as Executive Director and understands the importance of including their families in all aspects of the development and implementation of the plan of care for the resident. She makes it a priority to be available to staff, residents and their families to secure their trust that not only are their physical needs being continually met, but that their emotional needs are met as well.


Kevin

Kevin Hall

Life Enrichment Director

Kevin Hall was born in Waxahachie, Texas in March of 1964. The first 15 years of my wonderful life was spent in Lancaster, Texas. We then moved to El Paso, Texas. Which was a huge culture shock to my reality. My family has been involved in drag racing and dirt track racing on many levels for over 100 years.

I started my college career at UT Texas, and finished at UT El Paso UTEP, better known as the Harvard on the Border, where I played football and basketball. After college I coached football for over 20 years. While on the field at a game, I had a stroke, where I had to learn to walk, talk, read and write again. I moved to Lufkin, Texas because of the reputation of the doctors that were treating me. I then met Kandes Holbrook who taught me the love of being an Activity Director. I then pursued my Activity Director Certification as well as my National Certification for Activity Professionals. And then became a Certified Dementia Practitioner. I am also Arthritis Certified and a Certified Dietary Food Manager. I truly have a passion for working in the senior community, as they have such great stories to tell. I would like to thank the Pinnacle Team and Resident for allowing me to be a part of their team.