Meet Our Team – Eskaton Village Placerville


Evelyn  McGrath, Executive Director at Eskaton Village Placerville Evelyn McGrath
Executive Director

Evelyn McGrath is the executive director of Eskaton Village Placerville. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Saint Louis University, Evelyn served as an administrator at skilled nursing homes for ten years before joining Eskaton in 2008. Having personal experience with Alzheimer’s, Evelyn understands the challenges that families face in caring for their loved ones and has dedicated herself to help residents and families understand the options and resources available to them. She enjoys being with her residents and loves to listen to them talk about their life stories and learning from their wisdom. Evelyn has been married for over 35 years, with two daughters and three grandchildren.

Jane Young, Director of Resident Services at Eskaton Village Placerville Jane Young
Director of Resident Services

As the director of resident services at Eskaton Village Placerville, Jane Young plays a major role in providing creative and meaningful activities, encouraging interaction and improving the social well-being of residents. Through her role, Jane has helped EVP cultivate good relationships with the residents and their families by creating a harmonious environment of cohesiveness. After obtaining her degree in business management, Jane worked in a direct selling industry for over 13 years before joining the Eskaton family. Outside of work, Jane enjoys spending time with her family and traveling, and particularly enjoys being on a cruise. These days, Jane is kept busy playing with, walking and being a fur mom to a Shih Tzu puppy named Princess.

Bob Houghton, Director of Environmental Services at Eskaton Village PlacervilleBob Houghton
Director of Environmental Services

Bob Houghton has worked in the landscaping and design industry for nearly 50 years, owning and operating his own company for over 4 decades before coming to Eskaton 6 years ago. As the environmental services director at Eskaton Village Placerville, Bob loves getting to work outside and strives each day to make life easy (and beautiful) for the community’s residents and staff. A retired competitive bass fisherman and professional country western dancer who placed 2nd in his final competition at the Grand National Championships, Bob still loves to fish and dance recreationally in his spare time.  

Jerry Ednilao, Food Service Director at Eskaton Village PlacervilleJerry Ednilao
Food Service Director

Jerry Ednilao is the food service director at Eskaton Village Placerville. He loves helping people by cooking a variety of healthy, flavorful cuisines and interacting with staff and residents.  He has spent the majority of his career in the food industry, gaining valuable experience in areas such as menu management and managing day-to-day operations. Outside of work, Jerry enjoys traveling with family and playing sports with his 8-year-old son, Andrew. 

Evelyn Tombs, Business Service Manager at Eskaton Village PlacervilleEvelyn Tombs
Business Service Manager

Evelyn Tombs, more commonly known to her colleagues as ET, is the business service manager at Eskaton Village Placerville. After working in administration in the floor covering industry for over 30 years, ET came to Eskaton 5 years ago. Aside from the traditional tasks of billing, payroll, and accounts receivable in EVP’s business office, ET also presents new hire orientation, one of her most enjoyable responsibilities because she gets to meet and spend time with each new employee! ET has been married for 44 years with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Outside of the office, ET enjoys dabbling in quilting, trying to stay fit, being outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren.

Biatriz Martinez, Wellness Nurse at Eskaton Village PlacervilleBiatriz Martinez
Wellness Nurse

Biatriz Martinez is a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and wellness nurse at Eskaton Village Placerville. Having worked in the medical field for over 13 years, Biatriz is well-versed in many aspects of the health care industry. Beginning her career as a licensed pharmacy technician, Biatriz went on to become a certified medical assistant and part of the team at Marshall Hospital as an ER technician. She then held roles as a charge nurse at a skilled nursing facility and a school nurse before joining the Eskaton family. Her primary focus is promoting the health and well-being of the residents at EVP. While nursing is her primary passion, Biatriz also enjoys trying DIY projects, traveling, and spending time with her family. 

Alexis Panella, Medication Administration Assistant at Eskaton Village Placerville Alexis Panella
Resident Care Coordinator

Alexis Panella has been with Eskaton Village Placerville for six years, starting her career as a caregiver before becoming a medication administration assistant. Recognizing her passion for working with and caring for older adults, Alexis decided to pursue a nursing degree, graduating in 2018 with her LVN. Though her work in a skilled nursing environment taught her valuable clinical skills, she realized true calling was working with assisted living residents. Eskaton has always encouraged her to grow in her career, giving her the opportunity to be a wellness nurse, a memory care coordinator and more recently, a resident care coordinator. She looks forward to continuing her personal and professional growth with Eskaton.

Christi Nordell, Sales Counselor at Eskaton Village PlacervilleChristi Nordell
Move-In Coordinator

Christi Nordell is the move-in coordinator at Eskaton Village Placerville, joining the community in 2010. Before coming to Eskaton, Christi gained vital experience in a variety of healthcare industries, including pharmaceuticals, hospitals and pharmacies. These roles prepared Christi to provide the excellent customer service she brings to the sales department of EVP, and she loves that her job allows her to help older adults. Outside of work, Christi enjoys spending time outdoors.

Jennifer Davis, Sales Counselor at Eskaton Village PlacervilleJennifer Davis
Sales Counselor

Jennifer Davis has worked in the senior care industry for 16 years, gaining valuable experience in sales and marketing for home care, home health and senior residential care. As a seasoned sales counselor, she is passionate about helping seniors find their perfect home and supporting their quality of life, and has a special place in her heart for dementia care. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her son, family, dog and great friends. 

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