Since beginning her career in Long-term care at Northaven, Darlene has worked as the Assistant Administrator, the Director of the Assisted Living and currently as Executive Director of Northaven Independent and Assisted Living.
Darlene has served on the Board of Directors of LeadingAge Washington. She has been Secretary and is the Past-Chair of the Board of LeadingAge Washington and has also served on the national Board of Delegates of LeadingAge and on the LeadingAge Task Force for Assisted Living Programs.
Darlene has represented LeadingAge Washington on the Governor’s Task Force for Assisted Living, served on the Washington State Boarding Home Advisory Council for Long-Term Care and Chaired the Assisted Living Committee for LeadingAge. She is presently Chair of the LeadingAge of Washington Senior Living and Community Services Committee- a group facilitating partnerships in the advancement of senior housing and community services and represents LeadingAge Washington on the Public Policy Congress for Affordable Housing.
She is also a former Coach and Mentor for the LeadingAge of Washington Leadership Institute. Darlene holds a Bachelor’s degree from Evergreen State College.
Darlene resides in Kirkland with her husband, Peter, and their two children, Andrew and Katherine.