Board of Directors



Erik Berkey

Erik is an entrepreneur and successfully operates several businesses including Country Side Living in Canby, which he originally opened in 1999 and Country Side Living in Redmond, which opened its doors in December 2015. Erik developed a passion for providing quality care for people with dementia many years ago when he was a small boy visiting nursing homes with his mother. In his spare time he loves the outdoors and especially fishing with his friends and family. He lives in Hubbard with his wife, Kristen.

Pauline Mjor


Pauline Mjor

I raised three sons in Anchorage while running a business for 21 years.  I came to Central Oregon in 2004 where I owned a boutique in Bend with my sisters.  I feel that my ownership in two businesses will be a benefit to Thelma’s Place as I serve on their board.  My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007.  It wasn’t until two years before she passed away that I became proactive & knowledgeable about her disease, how to communicate with her and how to help her have the best day possible.

In October 2015 I was hired by Country Side Living, a memory care community in Redmond. My mother moved into Country Side and it was an amazing gift to see how she was cared for and loved by the most wonderful, committed staff. She passed away in May 2016 in the hospice room at Country Side.  I remind myself often that our residents may not remember what I say to them but they will always remember how I made them feel.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, going to the gym, hiking and spending time with my three sons, daughter-in-law, Megan, and my three grand daughters.

Kristen Berkey


Kristen Berkey

A native Oregonian, Kristen fell in love with nonprofits when she was only a teenager. Inspired at a summer camp led by the YMCA , Kristen quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work and volunteering. This resolve stuck with her through School and through raising her two boys, leading her to get her Associates Arts Degree in Community Development. Over 24 years later, Kristen provides support to Thelma’s Place team and is happy spending her days keeping Oregon an amazing place to live, one program at a time or one horse at a time.

Theresa Pattenaude


Theresa Pattenaude

Theresa affectionately known as Tess is a native Oregonian and has lived in Central Oregon for over 40 years. She has a wonderful husband who she has been married to for 39 years and counting. She has two wonderful grown kids and 4 grandchildren whom she loves to spend most of her time with. Tess comes to the board with a wealth of knowledge and experience with the native American community.



Armando Herrera

Employed by Managed Healthcare Pharmacy
Bilingual-fluent in Spanish
Married for 44 years to my wife Candice-Three adult children
Father of current US Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler
Have lived in the PNW since 1986; originally from Azusa, California

Previous Chair of:
Clark County Substance Abuse Board
Clark County Mental Health Board
Clark County Community Action Committee
Lifeline Connections of Clark County

Previous member of:
Washington State Behavioral Health Advisory Committee
Clark County Behavior Health Council
Clark County Safety Gang Task Force
Clark County Counsel for the Homeless
City of Camas Planning Commission
Lunch Buddy Program for the Vancouver School District

I love helping people and I love the USA.



Grayson Dominguez

Grayson was born and raised in beautiful Central Oregon, the place he continues to call home. Grayson began building his love and compassion for the older generations, especially those facing dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, at a very young age. Growing up, he would regularly visit and volunteer in memory care communities across the Central Oregon area and even some along the Oregon Coast. His passion was clear and blossomed while visiting these communities. As soon as Grayson was old enough to work as a caregiver, he did. He began working in the healthcare industry at Countryside Living of Redmond and soon realized that this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Grayson soon started college at Oregon State University, but eventually transferred to Grand Canyon University where he majored in Health Care Administration. Grayson also is very active in serving the fostered youth in Deschutes County by volunteering and being sworn in as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteer.


To improve quality of life for those afflicted with memory loss while developing empathy in children and bridging the gap between the generations.


Connecting generations while filling the gap in care, strengthening children and those facing memory loss, offering nurturing support, enrichment, education and engagement.

Tag Line:  Bridging the gap between generations.

Program Manager



Amanda Leyva

I was born in Bend, Oregon, and Raised in Redmond. I am married, with 3 beautiful children, 1 girl and 2 boys. I started working at CSL in 2019 as a weekend receptionist. In August 2021 I started full time in Thelmas Place. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going camping, doing puzzles, and playing games.