Meet the Team

Nicole Rodriguez

2024 ISL Executive Director of the Year Nominee

Nicole Rodriguez

Executive Director

It is an enviable benefit of a gratifying career, to be enriched by the people around you. As far as Nicole Rodriguez can remember, she has always been amazed and in love with the elderly. When she was about 6 years old, she would go with her mom to a skilled nursing community that she worked at in Ohio. Nicole’s job was to serve Nilla Wafers and juice to residents who were living there. Some had no family, and she was the only outside contact they had. Being little earned her points also. They loved to have Nicole change the channel on the living room TV, put throws on their laps, and just hang out and talk about the day. Nicole knew from then on that she would work for seniors.

The residents keep Nicole going; they have so much to teach her and so many wonderful stories, all she has to do is listen. Nicole’s career began as a certified nurse assistant in the Bay Area when she was 18; she then worked in the emergency room at Washington Hospital in Fremont for years. She found assisted living in 2001, and she worked for five years as an assisted living director and then an executive director. Nicole has been with The Stratford at Beyer Park since 2006. You could say she has worked with seniors her whole life. She enjoys every minute of it and wouldn’t change a thing. Making a difference is the best thing about her job. She knows it sounds cliché, but it’s true. When she can make one of her residents laugh or when she can support them when they are confused or down and out – WOW!

Anna Jones

Anna Jones

Business Office Director / Culinary Service Director

Chef Anna Jones was trained at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and has over 10 years of experience, ranging from working as a private chef to restaurants and hotels. Anna’s passion for quality and perfection led her to find a different outlet with a more rewarding experience. The joy she feels meeting the residents’ satisfaction while still experiencing the opportunity to demonstrate her creative side has proved to be a winning combination since joining The Stratford in 2008. Some of Anna’s creativity can be seen in her custom soups and unique sauces, as well as The Stratford’s Signature Item, rosemary shortbread cookies.
Cassandra Corral

Cassandra Corral

Resident Care Director

Cassandra Corral has been an employee of The Stratford since 2006. The Stratford is Cassandra’s first job, where she started as a waiter in the dining room while going to school to receive her degree in medical assisting. Cassandra realized very soon that she loved being around her residents, and that is what has kept her going. She has worked herself up to her most recent promotion in 2018 as our resident care director. When Cassandra is not at work, she likes to vacation at Disneyland, spend time with her family and bake.
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Lexis Bonifacio

Generations Program Director

Lexis Bonifacio, the Generations Program director at The Stratford at Beyer Park, gained her passion for senior living through her personal experience of caring for her grandfather. She has been part of the Stratford community since 2016 as a caregiver, medicine technician and now Generations Program director. In her new role, Lexis strives to create a positive and comfortable environment for residents and their families.  

Outside of work, Lexis enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and painting. 

Stephanie Okolo

Stephanie Okolo

Director of Sales and Marketing

Stephanie Okolo began her career in senior living in 2019 and quickly realized how much she enjoys working with seniors. Helping seniors find a home that allows them to still maintain their independence, while also having access to the daily help that they may need, is something Stephanie looks forward to each day. She enjoys getting to know the residents and learning what makes them happy. Outside of work, Stephanie loves to explore new places and spend time with her family.

Erika Yepez

Erika Yepez

Vibrant Life® Director

Erika Yepez started her career in a nursing and rehabilitation center in Modesto as an activities assistant and knew she had found the perfect career path for herself. She first joined The Stratford at Beyer Park’s team in 2015 as a concierge, where she enjoyed welcoming family and friends while assisting our residents with anything they might need. Now her career has come full circle as she becomes the Vibrant Life® director for the community. Erika now has a more hands-on role with our residents, and she is excited to help them stay happy, healthy and active.

Outside of work, Erika enjoys cooking, baking, time with family and dancing.

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Morris Garcia

Building Services Director

Morris Garcia began his work with seniors as a volunteer for local nursing homes when he was a teenager. He got to know the residents through serving ice cream and participating in community events. Through this experience, Garcia realized he loved working with seniors. He decided to become a maintenance director in 2010. Now, he has been working as a Director of Maintenance and Assistant Manager for senior communities for the past 13 years. He is intrigued by the life and stories of the residents, and he feels honored to serve them every day. 
Faith Johnson

Faith Johnson

Sales and Marketing Assistant

Faith Johnson is the Sales and Marketing assistant and one of The Stratford at Beyer Park’s newest team members. Her interest in the senior living industry began early when she found it challenging to find a suitable community for her grandmother. Faith attained her bachelor’s degree in health services administration from Chico State. While in college, Faith was a caregiver at a memory care community, which was one of her most rewarding experiences. While it was hard for her to leave those residents, Faith knew she had to come back to her hometown, where her passion for senior living began. She understands firsthand how difficult it can be when trying to find a community for a loved one and has since become an advocate for senior living and the benefits it can provide.

Beyond work, Faith enjoys spending time with her family, working on DIY projects and being outside on her family’s ranch.

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