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.

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.

Laurie Randall, Residential Living Advisor at Eskaton Village PlacervilleLaurie Randall
Residential Living Advisor

Laurie Randall, LVN is a sales counselor at Eskaton Village Placerville. After graduating with a degree in merchandising, Laurie soon realized her true calling was caring for others, so she returned to school to obtain her nursing credential. After working for a brief time in skilled nursing, Laurie spent over a decade serving older adults as a sales representative and consultant in the DME industry. As an Eskaton sales counselor, Laurie loves being afforded the time to really get to know prospective residents and their families and is excited to assist them as they navigate through the exploration and decision-making process of joining a senior living community. When not at work, Laurie enjoys spending time with her family and three little dogs, traveling in the family’s RV and working in her yard.



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