With over 20 years of experience in the assisted living and healthcare industry in northern Nevada, Barb brings a wealth of expertise to the Arbors. She served as the Executive Director of a corporate-owned assisted living and Alzheimer’s care community and is very familiar with person-centered care, as well as managing a large staff of caregivers.
Barb’s primary responsibilities are to ensure we are compliant with all State and Federal regulations, to meet with resident families as needed and to manage the day-to-day operations of the Arbors.
Barb is a 3rd generation Nevadan and when she’s not working you’ll find her enjoying Nevada’s great outdoors with her husband and two daughters.
Bernie Urbanski & Crystal Lewis, Wellness Director
Bernie and Crystal are our Wellness Directors. They are your first point of contact when you have a concern about your loved ones care. They work directly with our residents’ physicians and oversee our caregivers and Med Techs.
Bernie comes to the Arbors with a decade of experience in the Assisted Living/Long Term Care industry. Having worked as a caregiver, staff nurse, executive director, community manager and charge nurse, Bernie knows the ins and outs of a community like the Arbors.
When she’s not working, Bernie enjoys running,traveling and watching college sports.
Crystal started her career in healthcare as a CNA and became an LPN in 2011. She has worked in numerous settings including skilled nursing, home health, dementia units and even as a nurse in the prison system. When she was growing up, Crystal’s mother would often care for the elderly and mentally ill. This instilled a passion for caring for others, especially seniors, in her.
In her spare time, Crystal loves spending time with her family including her 5-year-old son. They often do crafts, go to the park and take walks. She also loves singing and poetry.
Anna Small, Community Relations Director
As a child growing up with little to do on her summer vacations, Anna’s dad had her volunteer at nursing homes every summer until her high school graduation. This gave Anna a love for seniors that stuck with her. So when the opportunity arose to take a position at an Assisted Living community in San Ramon, she jumped at it.
Anna will likely be the first of many friendly faces you will see when you visit the Arbors. As our Community Relations Director she works closely with prospective families to introduce them to the Arbors, to provide tours and to answer any questions about our community. She also assists in creating a smooth move-in process and ensures we have everything ready for our new residents.
Viki Lowrey, Activities Director
Viki Lowrey has been caring for our residents at the Arbors for 4 years. With a background in nursing, Viki started as our Wellness Director. When the position of Activity Director opened three years ago, she jumped at that opportunity. Her true passion is engaging our residents and she wanted more direct time with them.
With Viki at the helm, we offer a huge variety of events and activities for our entire residents at one time, as well as small groups and one-on-one programming. Every Wednesday, Viki takes a group to destinations like parks, museums or other attractions such as pumpkin patches and wildlife zoos. She is instrumental in creating fun, entertaining Family Nights that create a terrific environment for residents and their loved ones to eat a meal together and enjoy each other’s company.
Besides planning and leading activities for our residents, Viki keeps herself very active. She enjoys gardening, traveling to the ocean and spending time with family and friends.
Barbara has been with The Arbors since 2006. She has over 40 years of experience in various health related fields. She is responsible for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Human Resources. She is energetic and passionate about doing a good job.
Barbara began her career with seniors as a caregiver. Her familiarity with all areas of the business facilitates great communication with resident families.
Barbara enjoys working for a family-owned business and likes the hands on nature of her job. She’s also an incredible baker!