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Meet The Arete Living Team

Rick Miller

Rick Miller

Owner

Rick Miller founded Avamere in 1995 with a skilled nursing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Thomas Cloutier, MS

Thomas Cloutier, MS

Chief Marketing Officer

Thomas Cloutier brings to Arete Living a rich experience in the healthcare industry.

Sara Sutherland

Sara Sutherland

Vice President of Operations

Sara Sutherland holds over 18 years of experience with Arete Living, where she has served...

Mia Mullins

Mia Mullins

Regional Director of Operations

Mia holds over 15 years of management experience with over five years of multi-site operations..

Lindsey Bakker, CPA

Lindsey Bakker, CPA

Corporate Controller

Lindsey has served with the organization since April 2021 when Arete Living was part of Avamere.

Tyler Hargett

Tyler Hargett

Senior Area Finance Manager

Tyler Hargett has served with Arete for over nine years, including as director of business...

Sarah Silva

Sarah Silva

President

Sarah Silva is a leader in the healthcare industry with over 21 years of experience...

Albert Castaneda

Albert Castaneda

Chief Development Officer

Albert Castaneda joined the Arete Living leadership team in 2022 as the Chief Development Officer...

Stephanie Grade

Stephanie Grade

Regional VP of Ops - Ovation

Stephanie Grade is a born and raised Nebraskan. Growing up in Crete, just about an hour...

Jennifer Svoboda

Jennifer Svoboda

Director of Quality and Compliance

Jennifer Svoboda joined Arete Living in 2019 as the Director of Quality and Compliance...

Lisa Kaiser, BS-HRC

Lisa Kaiser, BS-HRC

Director of Human Resources

Lisa Kaiser holds extensive experience in human resources in management. Through her career...

Teena Tarabochia

Teena Tarabochia

Director of Talent Acquisition & Onboarding

Teena has served with the organization since December 2019 when Arete Living was part of Avamere.

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