Honoring Aging

Management Team


Jerry Erwin

Founder & Chairman of the Board

Jerry Erwin, founder of JEA Senior Living, has developed, owned and managed nursing homes, retirement facilities, assisted living and Alzheimer’s special care centers for over 30 years.  In 1972, Mr. Erwin was involved in the development and management of one of the first independent retirement living facilities in the state of Washington.  From 1974 to 1980, he was the Director of Operations for Care Management, overseeing the company’s nursing homes in California, Florida, Oregon and Washington.  In 1981, while President of Dove Management, Mr. Erwin served as Vice President for the Washington State Health Care Association and as President in 1985. In 1986 Mr. Erwin and his partners decided to sell their nursing homes and focus solely on retirement and assisted living.  In that same year, Mr. Erwin started his own management company, Jerry Erwin and Associates.  From 1986 to 1990, he focused mainly on retirement and assisted living.  In 1993, Mr. Erwin opened his first Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Tumwater, Washington.  Since then, over 50 of these specialized care centers have been opened across the country.  In 1999, Mr. Erwin decided to rename his management company to JEA Senior Living to better reflect his commitment to the senior housing sector.


Cody Erwin


Cody Erwin grew up in the family business and being third generation senior housing operator he is deeply rooted in the mission of honoring aging. Cody started with JEA in 1997 working in all areas of the business. In 1999 Cody was promoted to Director of Operations and then in 2004 moved to COO, overseeing all day to day operations of JEA. Taking over as President in 2014, Cody currently oversees JEA and its subsidiary businesses. He graduated from Walla Walla University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was a member of Walla Walla University’s School of Business Advisory Committee. Cody currently serves on the ASHA Strategic Steering Committee, the NCAL Senior Living Executive Council and is Board Chairman of International Children’s Care.


John McNeil

Executive Vice President of Operations 

John McNeil joined JEA in the summer of 2006 as an interim administrator at Pacific Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Portland, Oregon and then transitioned over into the role of Director of Operations. John has over 12 years of operating assisted living properties in Oregon and Washington. John is a native of Portland, Oregon where he graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Management and Finance.  


Alisa Clark

Vice President of Human Resources & Employee Relations

Alisa is responsible for JEA’s trademarked Meaningful Moments program and supporting programming staff, along with employee relations and staff development.  Prior to joining JEA in 2007, Alisa spent over 15 years as an Administrator of various senior housing properties including HUD housing, retirement living, assisted living and Alzheimer’s care facilities.  She has a BA in Health Care Administration, Business Minor and Gerontology certificate from Oregon State University.


Carl Sanders

Vice President of Business Development

Carl is responsible for growing JEA’s portfolio through ground development.  He oversees expansion strategy, market assessment, site acquisition and entitlements.  His background includes experience in all aspects of property development, financing, branding and strategic planning.  Carl earned a BA from the University of Oregon. 


Kathleen Price

Vice President of Nursing Services

Kathleen oversees all of JEA’s comprehensive nursing services.  She is responsible for providing oversight of health services through site visits, chart and service plan reviews, and development of Resident care standards and policies/procedures to ensure that all Residents that call JEA home, receive the highest quality of care possible.  Kathleen’s path to dementia care began when her mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Prior to JEA, she served as Administrator and Health Services Director of memory care focused and traditional assisted living communities.  Kathleen’s personal experience with Alzheimer’s informs and inspires her every day.  


Thomas Dhanens

Vice President of Finance

Thomas Dhanens began his career in the senior housing industry in 1993. Mr. Dhanens spent five of those years working as an Administrator in both the nursing home and assisted living settings.  During that time, he further developed his interest in the financial management of the senior housing business. Today, he oversees the accounting and finance team and all debt placement, bridge, conventional permanent and agency. Mr. Dhanens received his Masters Degree from University of Portland.


Tom Taylor

Vice President of Logistics

Tom wears many hats at JEA, including being responsible for purchasing, interior design, vendor relations, contract administration and corporate/community information technology. He brings more than 15 years of experience in IT, with a focus on networking, telephony and interfaces.  He graduated from Eastern Oregon University with degrees in Business Administration and Business Economics. 

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