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.

Amy Collier

Life Enrichment Director

Hello Everyone! My name is Amy Collier, Activity Director at Pinnacle Senior Living of Lufkin, TX. I have been an Activity Director since April of 2018, and really enjoy what I do. In my spare time I like spending time with my wonderful family. On a pretty day, we like to head off to the lake, the beach, or the river and have fun. We also like vacationing to places we’ve never been. I have been married since November 2010 and I have two children; Ages 14 & 15. I’m very excited to be a part of Pinnacle’s Care Team and look forward to what the future holds here.