Rachel Dedes – Director of Adult Day Services at Oakland Centre
She worked at Heritage Community of Kalamazoo for nine years before coming to Oakland Centre.
“I feel fortunate to be able to spend my days leading the team at Adult Day Services at Oakland Centre.”
Becky Prohaska, Adult Day Program Manager
Becky has a bachelor in Therapeutic Recreation from Calvin College. She is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist and holds a certificate as a Dementia Care Specialist through the Crisis Prevention Institute.
“I believe in meeting each person where they are and appreciating them for who are they are in the moment.”
Tommy King, Music Therapist
Tommy is a life-long musician and has been a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) since 2017. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University and completed his internship with Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan in 2017. During his internship, Tommy regularly visited Adult Day Services at Oakland Centre.
Tommy’s goal is to build new connections and strengthen relationships with each guest through music, humor, and reminiscing.
Nancy Pinkster, RN
Terry Hutchinson, RN
Tricia Roekle, CNA Program Assistant
Beth Ann Naughton, RN
Lisa Hunt, CNA Program Assistant
Linette Gibson, CNA Program Assistant
Linette joined the Adult Day Services staff as a program assistant in May 2012. Previously she worked through two home health agencies, assisting older adults at home. Linette likes working with older adults because " they are very wise and have really taught me a great deal about life and remembering what is important. Their life stories are so interesting and wonderful to hear."
Nicole Troxell, CNA Program Assistant
Carmen Softas, Administrative Assistant
Carmen has a diploma in secretarial studies with an emphasis in business administration from the American College of Athens, Greece, and an associate degree in medical administrative assisting from Davenport College. Before joining the staff at Adult Day Services, she was the office manager for Advantage P.T. She enjoys serving the elderly and their families and feels that being a part of Adult Day Services is not just a job, but a means to give back to the community.
Melissa Bowden, CNA Program Assistant
Allan Dawson, CNA Program Assistant
Allan originally came to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan as a home care hospice aide in April 2019. However, he found his calling here at Adult Day Services after filling in on a temporary basis. Allan came to us with direct care experience, including six years at a psychiatric hospital. “I enjoy building relationships with our guests and collaborating with my team. I am excited to be part of an organization that is focused on impacting lives.”