Linda joins Dungeness Courte as the Executive Director, bringing over 17 years of experience as both a Social Worker and an Executive Director. Linda is excited to join Dungeness Courte and to work with the wonderful team, in providing quality and passionate care to those that call Dungeness Courte their home. The mother of an Air Force Captain and Chemical Engineer, she is looking forward to her first grand daughter later this year. Please call Jan or Linda with any questions you may have about Dungeness Courte and if you are considering Dungeness Courte for a family member or friend.
Beth Criswell, RN,
Director of Nursing Services
Beth joins our team as our Director of Nursing, with over 20 years of experience in the long term care industry, specializing in Dementia Care. Following in her familys tradition of medicine, her father was an orthopedic surgeon, brother a psychologist and another brother active in emergency medicine. Beth graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and began her health care career in nursing homes, working as a caregiver. Throughout her career she has enjoyed nursing, teaching, training and managerial roles in the world of medicine. Being a native to the Pacific Northwest she enjoys anything outdoors, including fishing, camping and horseback riding.
Jan L. Orr,
Director of Community Relations
Jan joined the Dungeness Courte team in 2001 as the Director of Community Relations. She provides families with information to help them understand dementia and how to help their loved one through this disease. She will guide you through the admission process and will answer all questions and or concerns you may have. Please contact Jan, if you need information about our services, all-inclusive pricing, availability or would like to schedule a tour.
Director of Food Services
Cliff was introduced to cooking and catering at a very young age. Originating from a family of “chefs” and continuing the family tradition, he has been involved in all styles of cooking which range from short order to fine dining. Most of Cliff's thirty years’ experience and knowledge is a result of studying and learning on the east coast in the Pennsylvania area where his family continues to reside and be a part of the local cuisine. Cliff has a passion for cooking, but the best joy of all is watching others enjoying his food.
Director of Activities
Sarah came to the Olympic Peninsula in 2015 to be closer to her family and happy she is here. She discovered her love of serving people while serving her country in the army for ten years and gaining experience as a customer service representative. Spending time with her son, nephews and niece are very dear to her. In her spare time, she enjoys working with her Dad in his commercial apple orchard. Sarah brings with her an enthusiasm to serve our residents and offer them the opportunity to socialize, participate and appreciate daily activities.
Director of Environmental Services
Greg has many years of experience in the environmental service industry. Greg is born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and a US Air Force Veteran. He has the skills and talent to continue to maintain a safe and comfortable home for our residents.
Director of Business Services
Janet has worked in Assisted Living for over 14 years. In 2015, she left her full-time position as Office Manager at a large Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Bremerton and returned to Port Angeles to care for her aging mother. Janet's has two adult daughters, who live out of state but keep in contact frequently, thanks to cell phones. She is glad to get back into the same type of work by joining Dungeness Courte.