Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Brad Frohling

Chair

Mrs. Norris Goss

Vice-Chair

Ms. Pam Flynt Tambo

Secretary

Mr. Peter Troesch

Treasurer

Mr. John Campanella

Mr. John Demboski

Mr. Hady Izadpanah, PE

Dr. Tom McCool, EdD

Mr. Jon Valois

Mrs. Nancy Werner

Ms. Lisa Wilcox

Dr. Erik Wipf, DDS

Meet our leadership team

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Michael Rassler

Executive Director

Hillside was pleased to welcome Michael Rassler as its new Executive Director in August 2020. Prior to his appointment, Rassler was the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara for more than 10 years.

With extensive experience in nonprofit management as well as core competencies in strategic planning, community engagement and project management, Rassler holds three master’s degrees: Business Administration from Miami University, Ohio; Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew College; and Social Work with a concentration in Community Planning & Social Administration from the University of Maryland.

“We are excited to welcome Michael Rassler, who brings experience, compassion and vision at this crucial time with the pandemic, and our plans to redevelop Hillside’s facilities and property,” said Board Chair Brad Frohling. “Looking towards the future, I am confident Michael, who has spent his career serving others, will ensure Hillside residents receive the best quality of life possible.”

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Gail Metzer

Director of Operations

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Michael Padden-Rubbin

Director of Development

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Rosemary Rice

Program Director

Ricardo Martinez, LVN

Director of Staff Development

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Martin Jimenez

Director of Dietary Services

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Angela De Bruyn

Executive Assistant

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Erin Kelley

Director of Finance

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Jose Silva

Director of Facilities

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Tricia Adame

Director of Nursing

Providing care in a therapeutic learning community

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