W. Cody Erwin
Cody Erwin grew up in the family business of memory care and seniors housing. As a third generation senior housing operator, he is deeply rooted in the mission of honoring aging. Cody officially started with JEA in 1997, and has served in various capacities throughout its lines of business, including as Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer overseeing its portfolio of memory care communities. Cody took over as CEO following his father’s decision to step-down from daily management, and currently oversees JEA and its related development and construction 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, serves on the Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, and is Board Chairman of International Children’s Care.
Chief Strategy Officer
Micah joined JEA in late 2018 as the Chief Strategy Officer. His focus is to strategically grow the company through new investments in memory care and other needs-based areas of care. Previously, Micah was with Senior Living Communities/ Maxwell Group, Inc. where he served as Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure Micah led many initiatives including expanding their operating real estate from $600 million to $1.0 billion, revenue from $120 million to $220 million, and total number of employees from 1,500 to 2,400. Prior to that Micah was an investment banker.
Micah received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and BS from the University of Florida. Micah currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children.
EVP 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 15 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.
VP of Human Resources and 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.
VP of Sales and Marketing
April joined the JEA Management team in January of 2016. Prior to joining JEA, April fulfilled several roles in the Senior Living Industry to include: Community Management, Regional Oversight and Divisional Sales & Marketing support for a portfolio of 80 Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. While April’s experience over the last 18 years is extensive, one thing has maintained consistent over her career. April’s passion for finding solutions and creating safe environments for those she serves. Her responsibilities for our company include training employees on sales processes, company branding, occupancy development, marketing & PR campaigns, creation of processes relative to sales & marketing along with strategic planning on new developments on the horizon
VP 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.
VP of Program Development
Rachel Kohl is the VP of Program Development. In her role, she is responsible for the implementation and consistent execution of our Meaningful Moments at all of our communities. Rachel seeks to grow, evolve and develop new ways in which our staff can provide purposeful days and moments of joy for our residents. Rachel began working in senior living while still in college and quickly changed her career path once she discovered her love of serving seniors. Rachel has held many different roles in our industry including Recreation/Programs Director, Executive Director, Regional Director of Operations, Divisional Director of Dementia Care and Regional VP of Operations. Rachel has a BA in Therapeutic Recreation from Kean University in NJ.