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Rob Hays

Executive Director, The Sequoias Portola Valley

A 34-year veteran of senior living, Rob has worked in a wide range of capacities including nurse’s aide, restorative aide, occupational therapy programs coordinator, social service director, corporate social service consultant, regional multi-facility corporate social service and workers comp coordinator, facility Administrator, Executive Director, COO, and CEO. He has received many regional and state awards for innovative practices and programs in his field, and his state and federal compliance history is exemplary.

Rob holds degrees in gerontology, social work, and Alaska Native Studies. Rob completed a Leadership Fellowship with LeadingAge, and an internship with The European Eden Institute. His roles in the public and non-profit sector include sitting on the boards of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Rinehart Clinic, The North American Division of Adventist Senior Services, and two Hospice chapters. Throughout the Northwest, he taught classes on aging to professional, academic, and lay-person groups. Rob has consulted and advised development services for the Alzheimer’s Research Alliance, Milo Academy and Holy Rosary Academy. Current professional volunteer work includes sitting on the LeadingAge Oregon Board of Directors & Legislative Advocacy Committee, and the LeadingAge Oregon Leadership Academy Advisory Committee.

Rob has supported the academic community by serving on advisory boards at both Blue Mountain Community College and Linn Benton Community College. In 2006, the Governor of Oregon appointed Rob to a second three-year term on the Oregon State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators; he served two consecutive years as Chairman.

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