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Leadership

Silver Sky Assisted Living and Silver Sky at Deer Springs are managed by Nevada HAND, Inc. and its board-controlled affiliate, HAND Senior Living. These nonprofit organizations ensure regulatory compliance and strong financial stewardship.

Our leadership team brings exceptional expertise and compassion to the day-to-day operation of these communities, ensuring that our residents’ quality of life is maximized and that all needs are met.

 

Administrator
Silver Sky at Deer Springs Assisted Living

Nicole Graham, R.F.A.

Nicole Graham has over eight years experience working in skilled nursing and assisted living. Prior to joining Silver Sky at Deer Springs, she held the position of Community Relations Director where she was responsible for move-ins, public relations, sales and marketing. Nicole earned a Master’s in Health Administration from University of Phoenix and a BA from Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis. She is licensed as a Residential Facility Administrator (RFA). Nicole loves hearing her resident’s stories and the history they have to share. Being part of the resident’s lives at Deer Springs brings Nicole additional joy and happiness.


Administrator
Silver Sky Assisted Living

Michael “Mike” Trail, R.F.A.

Mike Trail has over 17 years’ experience in non-profit management and administration. He has held the positions of Programs Director for Pinnacle Community Services, Programs Director for The Arc of the Ozarks and worked with Turn Community Services, New Life Christian Center and the Cache Valley Christian Center. Mike received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Evangel University, and is a Licensed Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). He is also a licensed Residential Facility Administrator (RFA). Mike enjoys working in Assisted Living because there is a need for compassionate administration and his skills help him meet the challenges and issues that are presented each day.


Director of Wellness
Silver Sky Assisted Living

Jeanne Koester, R.N.

Jeanne Koester has over 40 years’ experience in the health care industry. She has held the positions of Assisted Living Manager and Director of Nursing, Nurse Educator and Chief Operating Officer. Jeanne worked at Southwest Medical Associates in Las Vegas and Kindred Hospital Albuquerque in New Mexico. Jeanne earned her Nursing Diploma from Milwaukee Hospital Nursing School in Wisconsin and is a Licensed Registered Nurse (RN). She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Arts and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management.


Director of Wellness
Silver Sky at Deer Springs Assisted Living

Valerie Hall, R.N.

Valerie Hall has more than 30 years of business, management, and nursing experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing from College of Southern Nevada and is a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Nevada. Valerie is currently enrolled in the Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Management program through Western Governors University.


Executive Chef
HAND Senior Living

Joe Leininger

Joe Leininger received his degree in Culinary Arts and Management through New York Restaurant School for Culinary Arts and Management in New York City. He also attended Union County College in Westfield, New Jersey where he studied Business Management. Joe joined the team in 2017 and oversees the kitchen and dining services at both HAND Senior Living communities. Joe joined HAND Senior living to make a refreshing change from the restaurant business and to make a positive difference in the residents lives through the meals prepared and served.


Director of Community Relations
HAND Senior Living

Dawn Lewis

Dawn Lewis brings sales and marketing experience to HAND Senior Living from her 18 years of senior housing experience, both as a Regional Director and Vice President, with various senior living providers in the Western United States. Over the years, Dawn has provided oversight to multiple communities in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, North Carolina, and Nevada. Dawn is a licensed administrator in the State of Oregon and Washington, and has experience in senior independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing settings. Dawn is also a Certified Trainer in Dementia, Mental Health, and Fundamentals of Caregiving.


Assistant Administrator
HAND Senior Living

Erin Leroux, R.N.

Erin Leroux has eight years’ education and experience in residential care. Her background includes working as Health Services Coordinator with Heritage Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care, and Lead Med Tech/Mentor at Vintage Park at San Martin Memory Care. Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. She is certified in CPR, Basic Life Support (BLS), First-Aid, and as a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Erin joined the Silver Sky and Silver Sky at Deer Springs team in October of 2016 as the Assistant Wellness Director. She was promoted to Assistant Administrator and will help oversee the operations at both communities. Erin has a passion for helping improve the lives of the elderly and their families.