Our Team at Arbors Memory Care in Sparks, Nevada

The Team at Arbors Memory Care

Ask our team… working in senior living is so much more than “just a job.” It takes a kind, smart, and passionate individual to do the work of caring for another person. We are proud to have a team comprised of just that type. The Arbors Memory Care team is built of passionate and well-trained individuals dedicated to exceptional senior care.

Interested in joining the Arbors Memory Care team? Visit our Careers page!

Executive director Arbors Memory Care in Sparks, Nevada

Barb Heywood, Executive Director


With over 20 years of experience in the assisted living and health care industry in northern Nevada, Barb brings a wealth of expertise to Arbors Memory Care. Previously she has served as the Executive Director of a large assisted living and Alzheimer's care community. Her experience has made her 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 Arbors Memory Care.

Barb is a third generation Nevadan and when she’s not working you’ll find her enjoying Nevada’s great outdoors with her husband and two daughters.

Suzie Kuczynski, Community Relations Director


As the Community Relations Director, Suzie is often the first person to introduce families to what Arbors Memory Care has to offer. Suzie has a wealth of information about services available in Northern Nevada and views her role at Arbors as educational in nature.  She provides tours and assists with completion of the Welcome Packet.  In addition to working with prospective families and residents, Suzie coordinates outreach programs and special events.  She comes to Arbors with a background in education and business management with an emphasis in sales and marketing.  She is a third generation Nevadan.  In her spare time, Suzie is a Master Rose Gardner, enjoys “retail therapy” as a means of relaxation and time with her husband of 30 years, their 3 adult children and extended family.

Community Relations Director at Arbors Memory Care in Sparks, Nevada

The Radiant Senior Living Team

As part of the Radiant Senior Living family of senior care communities, we believe that great care for our residents begins with establishing a culture of caring with our team. It is important that from our application and interview process through general orientation and training that culture of caring is evident.

We are proud to have a team comprised both of team members who have worked with us for many years and those who are just starting their career in caring!

Top view of a plant in a pot near a window at Arbors Memory Care in Sparks, Nevada

Mission & Values:

Our mission is to create and sustain comfortable, caring environments for those who depend on us

Our goal is to help our residents achieve maximum independence, while supplying excellent social, physical and emotional support. We offer exceptional wellness programs, social activities and health care in a family atmosphere to create a community you will enjoy calling home. Our team of dedicated and compassionate staff is there when you need them.