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Cecilia “CC” DeGraff

Executive Director

I LEAN IN to my role as a leader at The Kensington with relentless positivity. I partici-pate in little picture details with determination and a smile so the big picture always looks good. If I see holes, I fill them. If I see plateaus, I elevate them. And, if I see rainbows, I invite whoever is nearby to take a moment and soak in the view with me. I draw from the greatness of the residents and colleagues who surround me, and am inspired to deliver back to them all my level best every chance I get.

  • Influencer
  • Moment Stealer
  • Wellspring
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Steve Sciurba

Director of Community Outreach

I BUILD rapport and relationships effortlessly. I care deeply about making the lives of seniors as pleasurable as possible. Because I believe the caliber of The Kensington is unmatched, I feel compelled to cultivate awareness in our community. I seek to put our exceptional resources within easy reach of whoever needs us. In doing so, I affect many lives in the most wonderful ways.

  • Trust Builder
  • Connector
  • Relationship Keeper
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Lynn Moss

Director of Community Relations

I VALUE every individual who crosses the threshold of The Kensington, whether resident, family, friend or colleague. I treasure each of their contributions to the beautiful tapestry we call The Kensington family. I drive sales by profession, but always within the context of servant leadership. I honor my team, who truly loves and cares for residents as they do their own families. I welcome every chance to spread the word about their warmth, love and unparalleled expertise.

  • Listener
  • Messenger
  • Soft Heart
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Karra Pallagao

Director of Assisted Living

I RISE to the call of duty, no matter what that duty is. I advocate, administrate, orchestrate, communicate, validate and celebrate—always with a smile in my heart and a skip in my step. With ease, I form bonds and form forms. In fact, my team calls me “the form lady” because I can generate any form, any time. As a Licensed Vocational Nurse, I draw from generous reserves of compassion and cheer as well as a multi-faceted history of expertise. I smile widely, listen deeply, connect quickly and always have a great joke in mind, ready to share.

  • Energizer
  • Efficiency Maven
  • Ally
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Marivic Alvear

Memory Care Supervisor

I DEDICATE myself fully to excellence in care, communication and service. I defy mediocrity with an uncompromising regard for the best interests of my residents as well as my colleagues. I have seen firsthand the extraordinary results of gentle, loving assistance. Tender gestures of concern come easily to me, so I share them liberally with all who cross my path. I am moved deeply when I know I touch a life positively, making it easier for all to seize moments of joy.

  • Soft Breeze
  • Willing Servant
  • Source of Empowerment
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Leandra Sims

Memory Care Supervisor

I CARE about my residents and families and place emphasis on the love and care for them. I have a background in theatre arts and love to sing to my team and residents. My team always knows I am coming when they hear me singing. I am leader not a dictator and build my team from the ground up. We can never let our team focus waiver from our residents and the family that we build together in memory care. Memory Care is a place to laugh and love!

  • Communicative
  • Diligent
  • Melodius
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Julie Lacey

Director of Nursing

I RELIEVE residents and their families from as much discomfort as possible by bringing a blend of deep compassion and strong clinical expertise to The Kensington. As a registered nurse, I am able to help residents feel better and get better. As a natural leader of an extraordinary team, I remain visible and present when they need me. I take great pride tending to those for every single day in their lives, and I am grateful for the richness of kinship they give back to me.

  • Kind Heart
  • Soft Place to Fall
  • Mentor
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Dusko Novakovic

Director of Dining Services

I INFUSE the environment around me with passion and flavor. Whether I am preparing delicious meals or creating new taste sensations with my team, I settle for nothing less than excellence in quality of ingredients, nutritional integrity, execution and presentation. Smiles of satisfaction when seniors and their families enjoy the results of my culinary expertise are my “just desserts.”

  • Excellence Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Passionate Leader
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Hugo Canton

Director of Environmental Services

I MAINTAIN the beauty, safety and operation of our community. I ensure that all working parts of our building are running smoothly, efficiently and continuously. I oversee the care of our grounds to preserve the beauty and growth of our landscaped spaces. Inspired by the exceptional work ethic of my father, I roll up my sleeves every day to plan, organize and manage a resourceful team of technicians and craftsmen who keep our community sound.

  • Engineer
  • Fixer
  • Builder
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Mary Inouye

Business Manager

I MANAGE the business of The Kensington business with vigilant attention to detail. I monitor all information traffic related to accounting, bookkeeping and human resources. I stabilize the office environment by remaining unflappable, even when the pace gets hectic. I contribute a generous spirit of teamwork and am willing to participate in any task that fosters operational efficiency. I respect the investment of The Kensington leadership and apply myself with unwavering professionalism to protect it.

  • Gatekeeper
  • Organizer
  • Numbers Cruncher
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The Kensington's Best Friend

I BUDDY UP to seniors, their families, guests, the team, and frankly, anyone who has a lap or snack to spare. I welcome visitors with a natural inquisitiveness and eager attitude. I soothe weary souls, love unconditionally and give kisses freely. My agreeable nature and emotive face amuses, comforts and often, entertains. I lift spirits, promote interaction and help others feel needed.

  • Companion
  • Comforter
  • Playmate