Staff

You can count on our gentle, caring, and professional staff to become part of your family’s care-giving team. All members of the Adult Day Services staff are well trained in Dementia Care, Gerontology, CPR, First Aid, and Food Handling. We make it a point to continue our education and practice to include the best in Social Care theories and methods. To meet our staff in person and see them in action, please contact us here to schedule a visit.

Nancy Heckler – Program Director

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Nancy Heckler grew up in Minnesota and received her teaching degree in Health and Physical Education.  She has 2 grown children, Sarah and Ben.  She loves to read, take long walks and spend time with friends.  Nancy has been part of the ADS staff since 2004.

Leise Tacang – Activity Coordinator

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Leise grew up in an A-frame house in the Santa Cruz mountains surrounded by California redwoods, and now lives in a house with Douglas firs in a nearby park.  She enjoys the company of her two sons, Ben and Spencer, as well as their sense of humor.  She is a long-time member of an   A cappella community singing group called PDX Vox.  Leise has been a part of the ADS staff since 2014, and is so happy to be with folks that love to sing!

Jasmine Davis – Activity Assistant

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Jasmine Davis comes from two military parents, and grew up constantly moving…really making the world her “hometown”. Jasmine is finishing up her B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work, and is excited to continue her educational journey as her own personal journey. She enjoys hiking, stand-up comedy, spoken word poetry, living a healthy lifestyle, and seeing others smile. She has been part of the ADS staff since 2019.

Donna Thomas – Activity Assistant

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Donna grew up in Portland, moved to Las Vegas in 1995 and then back to Portland in 2010 to care for her father. She has two grown sons Brandon and Jason and three grandchildren who she loves spending time with. Her favorite place to be…is the beach.  Donna has been part of the ADS staff since 2019.

Daniel Garcia – Web Coordinator

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Daniel Garcia was born and raised in New Mexico but has lived in the Northwest area for the last 10 years. He and his wife Claire are enjoying parenthood with their lively four year old, David. When he’s not busy chasing after his toddler, he likes to produce music, travel, and take long meandering walks. Daniel has been a part of the ADS team since 2013.