Sara Sutherland

Vice President of Operations

Sara Sutherland holds over 18 years of experience with Arete Living, where she has served as a business office manager, executive director, regional director of operations, director of education, and today as the Vice President of Operations.

Her exceptional work and leadership skills have been recognized locally and state-wide:

-Leader of the Year by the Oregon Health Care Association, 2021

-Passion for the Quality of People’s Lives, Avamere Living Community-Based Care, 2021

-Silver Quality Award, American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living
(AHCA/NCAL), 2020

-Mentor Award, Avamere Living Community-Based Care, 2014

-Silver Quality Award, AHCA/NCAL, 2014

-Bronze Quality Award, AHCA/NCAL, 2012

During her time as an executive director, she successfully earned four deficiency-free state surveys, the highest possible rating. Today Sara spearheads employee education and training. She is passionate about discovering opportunities for educational and continuous quality improvement to obtain outstanding employee and resident satisfaction.