Kevin Cox — President/CEO
After receiving a BS degree in Healthcare Administration & Business from Oregon State University in 1993, Kevin began his career in healthcare as an Administrator of a nursing home in Cottage Grove, OR. In 1996 Kevin joined Avamere Health Services (formerly Genesis Healthcare) as an Administrator, later becoming a Regional Manager and partner in the company. In 1998 Kevin left Avamere to become the Chief Operating Officer of SunRiver Living Centers. Within two years Kevin was promoted to President and CEO where he served for four years prior to the company selling. In 1999 while working for SunRiver, Kevin formed Ageia Health Services to manage his first property. In 2004 after the successful sale of SunRiver, Kevin left the company to focus his time on Ageia Health.
AGEIA currently owns and operates eight Senior Living facilities located in Oregon & Washington; the At Home Care company, with offices in Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley; and a Medical Staffing agency, with offices in Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley.
Darla Sharer — VP of Operations
Darla Sharer has twenty-five years of successful business and staff management experience with the last thirteen years in the senior housing and assisted living industry. She has held a succession of facility, regional, divisional, and corporate level positions including Executive Director, Divisional Director of Marketing, Regional Operations Manager, and Vice President of Operations. Darla's experience encompasses a broad range of senior housing environments including Independent, Assisted living, Alzheimer's, and Senior Day care.
Ms. Sharer brings strong operational knowledge and skills that encompasses start-up construction as well as acquisitions, with particular expertise in "turn-around" projects. She is an effective senior-level manager with a unique ability to identify, motivate and direct resources. Darla has a successful record in financial management, creative problem-solving, increasing workforce productivity and possesses excellent human relations skills.
Phil Emerson — General Counsel
A native Oregonian, Phil Emerson received his undergraduate degree in Labor Economics from the University of Oregon. He earned his law degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland in 1990. Since then he has practiced law in Oregon state and federal courts, with his principal focus being employment and casualty loss litigation. His focus at Ageia is loss control, risk management, employment and regulatory compliance.
Dawn Lewis — Regional Sales Manager
Dawn Lewis has served as our Regional Sales and Marketing Executive since April 1, 2012. Prior to joining Ageia, Ms. Lewis has served as a Regional Manager for the senior housing industry for over 11 years. Ms. Lewis takes pride in many awards for the highest regional census growth for several companies throughout her career. She has mentored and trained many successful industry sales people. Dawn holds an exceptional record for working in the industry, overseeing multiple states and as many as 35 communities at a time. She holds a passion for marketing events, resident activity satisfaction, new resident appreciation programs, as well as team building within each community.
Donna Colman — Controller
Donna Colman joined our company in 2008 and is now Ageia’s Controller. Ms. Colman received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.
Ms. Colman has over 30 years of experience in accounting, during which time she worked in the telecommunications, legal, and utility industries. Immediately prior to joining Ageia she served as the Accounting Manager of Unicom Telecommunications, a position she held for 10 years.
Ms. Colman oversees all accounting operations including Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, and Payroll. In addition to overseeing the accounting department she also has a key role in producing monthly financial statements, budget reports and overseeing 3rd party accounting audits.