Meet the Team

It takes a lot of dedicated people to keep Capital Manor the happy, thriving place it is. Fortunately, we have these people! Residents and staff quickly come to see each other as family – which is why so many of our staff have been working here for more than 10, 20 and 30 years.

Here is some background on our leadership team.

David Lewis

David Lewis

Executive Director

Providing a quality life for seniors is David’s passion. He’s been a leader in the senior living industry for almost 30 years, and is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator and certified as an ALF/RCF Administrator. He loves Oregon’s lifestyle, and when not at Capital Manor, you can find him hiking, biking, cooking healthy gourmet food and studying history.

Patty Kidd

Patty Kidd

Administrator of Resident Health Services

Patty has worked in senior living since she was 15 and in a variety of positions at Capital Manor since she joined the team in 2000. She’s been a caregiver, worked in activities, and was Director of Environmental Services before taking on her current role. In her spare time, Patty loves spending time with her family.

Deirdre Miller

Deirdre Miller

Director of Financial Services

Deirdre brings an extensive background in senior living to Capital Manor, with more than 25 years in the industry. When Deirdre isn’t crunching numbers in the finance office, you’ll find her cooking, one of her favorite things to do.

Nikki Phillips

Nikki Phillips

Director of Marketing and Community Relations

Nikki joined the Capital Manor team in 2017, equipped with a strong sales and teaching background. Prior to Capital Manor, she spent 6 years at a Life Plan Community in the roles of sales, community relations, and marketing director. Outside of work, Nikki enjoys exploring Oregon’s forests on foot or bike, traveling, running and being with her family.

Joe Burks

Joe Burks

Director of Facilities Services

Joe has over 39 years of experience in building maintenance. He joined the Capital Manor team in 2005 as the Maintenance Supervisor and was promoted to his current position in 2018. When he is not working, Joe enjoys woodworking, traveling and cooking.

Tyler Potter

Tyler Potter

Director of Human Resources

Tyler was an intern at Capital Manor in 2015 while completing his bachelor’s degree. After two years of Human Resource experience, he was hired full time in 2017 and was promoted to Director of Human Resources in 2018. He completed the Human Resource Certification, SHRM-CP, and with the help of the Capital Manor Foundation completed his MBA from Willamette University in 2020. He enjoys games of all kinds, learning, traveling and reading.

Shelby Prichard

Shelby Prichard

Director of Community Life & Wellness

After studying exercise science and gerontology, Shelby realized that working in senior living was perfect for her. She’s been with Capital Manor since 2005. Outside of work, Shelby spends her time with her family. She loves her home and yard, finding great joy in caring for both.

Dawn Yates

Dawn Yates

Director of Environmental Services

Dawn brings an extensive background in senior living to Capital Manor. She has a passion for senior care, with more than 14 years in the industry, ranging from senior living property development to home health services. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys painting and cooking.

Lyndsey Mason

Lyndsey Mason

Director of Administrative Services

Lyndsey Mason joined Capital Manor as the Director of Administrative Services in 2019 after spending the previous 10 years as a Group Operations Manager. Her background includes financial services, medical and educational industries. She is thrilled to return to the non-profit world in her role at Capital Manor. Lyndsey enjoys entertaining and kayaking.

Michael Wares

Michael Wares

Food and Beverage Director

Mike joined Capital Manor in 2020 as our Executive Chef and was promoted to Food and Beverage Director in 2022. He is a restaurateur that brings with him a Le Cordon Bleu culinary education, and over 30 years of food service experience in restaurants and clubs. When away from work Mike enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, boating, playing soccer and coaching youth sports.

Kara Hawkes, RN

Kara Hawkes, RN

Director of Nursing

After being in Administration and helping her husband run their business for 20 years, Kara decided to pursue her dream of becoming an RN. At the age of 45, she went back to school and achieved that dream. With an extensive background working in Administration and Skilled Nursing Care, she found her passion in Gerontology and has been with Capital Manor since 2019 as our Director of Nursing. Kara loves spending quality time with family and friends, traveling and all the residents at Capital Manor.