Meet the Leadership Team

Oakview Park | Jennifer K

Jennifer Klein

Executive Director

Jennifer moved to South Carolina from the Southern Illinois area with her fiancé and two fur babies; Annie (Female, American Johnson Bulldog) and Orangey (Male, Orange Tabby). She graduated from Saint Louis University with her Bachelor of Communication and has a background in Hotels & Hospitality.

She has worked in Sales & Marketing for over 15 years and is passionate about helping families and seniors. If you ask her, what drives her to get out of bed in the morning, she will tell you “I enjoy being able to make a difference, every day.” Jennifer enjoys gardening, cooking, and anything outdoors. 

Ryan

Sales and Marketing Director

Ryan moved to South Carolina from Central Florida with his wife and two fur babies; Claire (American Eskimo Mix) and Luna (Papillon). He graduated from the University of South Florida with his Bachelor of Health Sciences concentrating in Gerontology.

He has worked in Sales & Marketing for over 7 years in the senior living industry and is passionate about finding the right solution and being a powerful resource for family members. He has grown up in this industry as his mother also works in the senior living industry and understands the day-to-day aspects of a working community.

If Ryan is not in the community, you can find him out hiking and kayaking in the upstate parks or at the tennis courts at the Kroc Tennis Center!

Oakview Park | Kristen

Kristen

Lifestyle Director

Kristen is our Lifestyle Director at Oakview Park. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She has been working with seniors as an activity director for 4 years. Kristen believes activities are the heartbeat of each senior living building. Making a difference in each resident’s day is what is most important to her. Outside of work, Kristen has a wonderful husband Frankie, and they have two beautiful kids together, Tripp and Logan. If she’s not with her family in downtown Greenville, then you can find her at the lake on any given sunny day.

Jessica Garza, Assisted Livin|g Coordinator | Oakview Park

Jessica

Assisted Living Coordinator

Jessica moved to South Carolina from Texas 27 years ago and has lived in Powdersville for 7 years now. In 2022, she started working at Oakview Park and has been a caregiver, MedTech, and now is the AL Coordinator. She is passionate about her job because of her love for all of the residents. She is intentional with each interaction she has with the residents and makes it her priority to give them the best care. Compassion, leadership, reliability, and attentiveness are some of the gifts that God gave her. One of her favorite things to do is to spend time with her family. She is a mom to two boys and a girl. She loves watching her daughter play volleyball and to go shopping with her. Her second family is her team and residents at Oakview Park as her goal is to create a loving and trusting environment for everyone.

Aida Pagan, Dinningn Director | Oakview Park

Aida Pagan

DINING Director

Aida has worked for Atlas, Oakview Park, for four years. Prior to being part of the Culinary team Aida worked as a Caregiver on our Clinical team. Aida enjoys being a part of the residents’ lives each day. The best part of her job is listening to all the fun stories the residents share with her while in the dining room. Aida was born in Puerto Rico and moved to New York at the age of six. She has a wonderful husband and three boys and three great daughters-in-law. Aida is a very proud “Nana” of twelve beautiful grandkids as well.

Oakview Park | John Henderson, Maintenance Director

John Henderson

Maintenance Director

John is the Maintenance Director at Oakview Park Assisted Living. He has been with Oakview since December 2018. Before coming to Oakview, John worked as a certified arborist, an HVAC service and installation technician, and in construction. He is an ordained minister and loves God. He has been working with seniors for numerous years as a hospice volunteer for various projects. He feels that the Oakview maintenance position should be treated with the same respect and tender care that he would use in caring for his own home. John feels the best part of working with seniors is the opportunity it affords him in helping others. John, also known as “Johnboy”, has a passion for helping others. He loves God, and his family, and believes in a close family bond. He is also known for his saying, “it’s all about love.” This shows in all that he does for others.

Oakview Park | Associate Grace

Grace Wright

Concierge

Grace keeps careful watch over the lobby area and who is coming in and who is going out of our building. She is kind, pleasant, and always willing to assist. She has even come in on her day off to help.

Ms. Grace is from Greenville and is the oldest of three girls. She now has lots of nieces and nephews.  Her first job was babysitting, and then working at Morrison’s Cafeteria at McAllister Square. Church is important to her. She is a member of Calvary Apostolic Church where she helps wherever and whenever asked.

When asked what she likes about her job, she replied that she loves the staff but that she loves the residents even more. She appreciates the kindness of management and all the staff. However, it is the residents who have endeared themselves to her. She enjoys listening to them because she feels like they have a lot of wisdom.

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