President and Chief Executive Officer, Masonic Homes of California
Terry is an accomplished leader steeped in building high-trust relationships, innovative services, and growth at mission-driven human service organizations like ours. Since 2012 she has been the chief operating officer at Episcopal Communities and Services in Southern California, where she oversaw three CCRCs, one assisted living community and one affordable housing community, serving roughly 700 residents. There, she developed three master plans including the launch of a new 206-unit facility, delivered consistent financial performance, and drove excellent resident satisfaction and engagement in all life plan communities, among other accomplishments.
Prior to 2012, Terry led operations at Shea Family Care and the Cloisters of La Jolla Skilled Nursing Facility. As a part of a home and community-based services organization, Terry built significant and effective network of services for underserved populations.
MSW, Social Work, San Diego State University
BA, Psychology, University of California, San Diego
BA, Real Estate Studies, Ashford University
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Masonic Homes of California
Carol Hunter is a finance professional leading accounting and operational teams for more than 25 years. As Chief Financial Officer of the Masonic Homes, Carol partners with the leaders of the various masonic entities to provide financial oversight and leadership. She started her career in public accounting in Toronto Canada and upon moving to California in 2003, transitioned to finance management roles in for-profit public and private companies. In 2015 she made the transition to mission-based work in the underserved Bayview District of San Francisco. Prior to joining the Masons of California, she was the CFO of Larkin Street Youth Services, a prominent California nonprofit focused on ending youth homelessness.
BAS York University, Toronto Canada
Certified Public Accountant
Mission Graduates – Board treasurer
Rotary Club of GOALS – VP membership
Executive Director, Masonic Homes of California – Covina
Vince Gonzaga has nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience, of which he’s spent the past 13 years in senior-living leadership roles. He began his career as a physician in the Philippines, but after arriving in the United States in 2004, transitioned into the senior-living field, starting as an admissions and marketing director and later becoming an administrator. Since 2011, he has worked as a CCRC executive director.
B.S. Biology, University of San Carlos, Cebu, Philippines
Doctor of Medicine, Cebu Doctor`s College of Medicine, Cebu, Philippines
Family Medicine Externship Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Nursing Home Administrator
Chris Gershtein, RN, MSN, CPHQ, CHC, NEA-BC
Vice President of Clinical Services, Masonic Homes of California
Chris Gershtein is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of health care areas, including hospitals, disease management, nursing research, and nursing education. Prior to joining the Masonic Homes of California, she was director of quality and research at the Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Gershtein has also held quality, leadership, and analytics roles at both Stanford Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Her research interests and publications include the areas of chronic disease management, health care outcomes, quality of life, and computer and technology use by health care consumers for disease management and wellness.
MSN, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
BSN, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
Assisted Living Public Policy Cabinet for Leading Age California – Member
Service Excellence Committee for LeadingAge California – Member
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society – Member
American Heart Association – Cardiovascular Nursing Council Member
Executive Director, Masonic Homes of California
Soledad Martinez has worked for the Masonic Homes for over 26 years, serving seniors and their families in various capacities. She received her Associate Degree in Human Services and Early Childhood Development from Chabot College in Hayward, California. She is a member of Leading Age of California – the state’s leading advocate for quality, not-for-profit senior living and care.
AA Human Services and Early Childhood Development, Chabot College
Certificate for Case Management for Human Services
Social Services Designee Certificate
National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
RCFE Administrator License
California Assisted Living Association
Sabrina Montes, MSW
Chief Strategic Officer, Masonic Homes of California
Sabrina Montes has been in the field of social work for the more than 20 years, where she has served a wide range of clients, including children, adolescents, families, and seniors. She has a strong background in residential treatment programs, mental health, and community based services. Montes has served the Masonic Homes of California since 2003, where she assisted the in the Masonic Homes Children Program in Covina. In 2009, she joined Masonic Outreach Services.
MSW, Social Work, University of Southern California
BA, Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine
Field Instructor University of Southern California School of Social Work
National Association of Social Workers
Masonic Communities & Association Board Member, 2021
Joseph Pritchard, MD
Chief Operating Officer, Masonic Homes of California
Joseph Pritchard has spent more than a decade studying and developing innovative and effective strategies to combat the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Pritchard began his service to the Masonic Homes in 2014, when he was hired as a health care manager. He was promoted to director of memory care in 2015. Pritchard is a member of multiple local and state organizations and he works with advisory bodies in the cities of Fremont, Union City, and Newark to create dementia-friendly communities. He also partners with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide education on how to support and care for elders coping with memory loss. Pritchard is a member of the Masons of California, and currently serves as Senior Warden for Siminoff Daylight Lodge No. 850.
MD, Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines
MHA, California State University, East Bay
BS, Biology, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Certified Dementia Practitioner, NCCDP
Big Data Program Certificate – San Francisco State University
Union City, Senior Commission – Former Senior Commissioner
Tri-City Dementia Friendly Communities Task Force (Fremont, Newark, Union-City) – Co-chair
Fremont Chamber of Commerce – Member
LIFE Eldercare – Member
LeadingAge CA – EMERGE Coach
LeadingAge CA – Service Excellence Committee Member
LeadingAge CA – Planning Committee Member
LeadingAge CA – Workforce Situation Room Member
Kimberly (Wheeler) Rich, MFT
Executive Director, Masonic Center for Youth and Families
Kimberly Rich is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than 25 years of experience treating children, youth, and their families. She specializes in pediatric anxiety, depression, and family therapy, and has 22 year’s experience developing clinical and graduate training programs. Rich has extensive experience acquiring and managing public and private funding. As a nonprofit executive, she has raised more than 20 million dollars in support of therapeutic programs for children, youth, and their families. She is passionately dedicated to creating services that help parents raise happy, healthy, and productive youth and believes that by supporting and healing families, communities are able to become stronger and thrive.
MS, Counseling Psychology, California State University, Hayward
BA, Psychology and Sociology, Cabrini College, Pennsylvania
California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Marriage and Family Therapist
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Andrew Uehling is a seasoned human resources professional with more than 23 years of management experience. As vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer for the Masonic Homes of California, Uehling partners with leaders and managers in five California Masonic entities to drive and implement effective leadership and management strategies. Prior to the Masonic Homes of California, Uehling served for eight years as director of human resources for Charles Schwab & Co. For the past six years, he has served as the chairman of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network Board of Directors.
MBA, Business Administration and Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business
BA, Economics, Georgetown University