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.

Maegan Brown, RN

Vice President of Operations

Maegan Brown and her husband Tony live in Hallsville with their daughter, Lexie, who is a senior at Hallsville High School. Her son, Slade, is the father of their most recent blessing, her granddaughter, Kinzley. Maegan is a Registered Nurse bringing 15 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.

Karen Lazarine

Executive Director

Karen Lazarine is a native of Lufkin, Texas. She was born in Lufkin but soon moved to the mid county area graduating from Port Neches-Groves High School and attending Lamar University in Beaumont. She is married to John who is a local business owner and they have three grown children, Derek, Brooke and Blake and two grandchildren Ryder and Victoria. Her family is one of her greatest accomplishments and highlights of her life.

Karen has worked with the Senior population for over 12 years. Included in that time she has experience in Activities, Human Resources, Director of Assisted Living and Memory Support. A few of her greatest and most memorable times are the ones spent directly with the residents. Traveling with them to Fredericksburg, Branson, Houston and Chicago as well as publishing an award-winning cookbook with some of her residents were her favorites of all time. Learning more and more about dementia and Alzheimer’s, her passion began to grow stronger for the residents who are living with dementia. She is a Dementia Certified Trainer which enables her to train employees to learn how to properly communicate with residents living with Dementia.

She is also a Certified Aging Services Professional. Karen’s passion and concern are for the people. Her top priority is her resident’s and believes that caring for their families is just as important. She also feels the importance of caring for her staff which in turn take better care of residents.

Jerri Turner, LVN

Wellness Director

Jerri Turner is lifelong resident of Lufkin. She is the proud parent of two sons Scott & Justin Turner and two grandchildren Cameron & Caleb Turner. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. Jerri is excited to share her compassion for the aging population.

Jerri brings high energy and passion into her work environment and shows strong leadership skills with her team. Jerri began her 22 year professional career in healthcare by obtaining her Licensed Vocational Nursing certificate from Angelina College. She later furthered her education at Panola College earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. Jerri’s primary focus as a nurse and as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant has been on assisting the senior population with maintaining independence and improving their quality of life. She looks forward to being available to residents and family members to ensure all needs are not only met, but exceeded. She is excited to lead her team of knowledgeable and compassionate staff in providing superior care for our residents while preserving the dignity and respect that they deserve. She is a firm believer in “be the change you want to see” and strives to make every day the best day.

Kandes Holbrook

Assistant 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 4 grandchildren ranging in age from 17 to 5 years of age. Kandes enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kandes and her husband also 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 that she works with.

Kandes’ career has been focused on the senior community beginning in 1988 in long term care. Shortly after entering the field, she became 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 certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

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 will ensure that residents have the dignity and respect they so deserve.

Christie Sigler

Lifestyle Director

Christie Sigler is the proud mother of three, Zachariah, Chrismon and Lailah. She and her children currently reside in Lufkin, Tx. Christie loves to support her children in attending their school programs and events. She loves to gather with family, friends and enjoy the things in life that are matters of the heart. Christie completed the Certified Nurse Aide and Certified Medication Aide program at Angelina College in 2007.

Christie has been the Lifestyle Director at Pinnacle Senior Living since December 2018. She has been able to provide various, social gatherings and fun activities to seniors in all stages of life, giving seniors opportunities to live their best life no matter what their limitations may be. Christie is very passionate about helping the elderly to live their best lives.