Pine Haven Christian Communities Announces Promotions within Leadership Team

Roger A. Leys, Chief Executive Officer of Pine Haven Christian Communities recently announced promotions of two staff members as the first step in a multi-year succession plan approved by its Board of Directors in November.  The succession plan will support Pine Haven through the organization’s building project which was announced in fall 2013 with plans to break ground in spring 2014.  The new facility will continue to provide Pine Haven’s unique continuum of care on one campus with enhanced services provided in a dedicated rehabilitation/therapy facility. The succession plan will establish the framework for Pine Haven’s leadership structure which will lead the organization into the future while fulfilling its mission and vision.

Ron Walvoort has been promoted to the position of chief financial and operating officer. In this new role, Walvoort continues to have responsibilities for Pine Haven’s budget and financial planning. He also continues to oversee the Business Services, Dietary, Housekeeping/Laundry, Information Technology and Maintenance departments. This change will allow time for Ron to be a member of the project team responsible for design and construction of our new facility and renovations at the Giddings Avenue campus. Prior to joining Pine Haven, Walvoort earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Dordt College in Iowa and worked as an accountant with local companies. Walvoort became director of finance at Pine Haven in 1999 and was promoted to chief financial officer in 2010. He earned his Nursing Home Administrator License in November 2011 and served as administrator at Pine Haven since December 2011. He will maintain his administrator license and serve as assistant administrator.

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Michele Oostdyk has been promoted to the position of director of clinical services and administrator.  Oostdyk joined Pine Haven as director of clinical services in January 2012.  She continues to have responsibility for leading and managing all clinical services provided throughout Pine Haven facilities.  Oostdyk has a key role in developing the clinical programs being planned for the new rehabilitation and therapy program.  As administrator, Oostdyk will have responsibility for regulatory compliance of all departments in each Pine Haven facility.  She earned her Associate Degree in nursing from LTC, her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from Mt. Senario College, and her Master of Science in Management from Cardinal Stritch University.  Oostdyk served in nursing leadership roles with Extendicare, St. Nicholas Hospital and Aurora Health Care prior to joining Pine Haven.  She earned her Nursing Home Administrator License in October 2013.