Yakima Team


Karen Sousley

Regional Director - Yakima Senior Placement Advisor

I have worked as a licensed assisted living administrator in Washington state for one of the largest senior living providers in the U.S. I have helped hundreds of central Washington families transitioning their loved ones into an assisted living environment. I am also a licensed realtor and have worked with elder care attorneys and financial advisors. My true passion centers on educating families about the resources available to them and being there as an advisor during the process. I am an Aging Life Care Professional and belong to the ALCA.

Danette Nidiffer

Yakima Senior Placement Advisor

I have a combined 36 years experience of working with residents and their families in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. I have served as a Director of Social Services, Community Relations, and Special Care. I have worked closely with Yakima senior living communities and healthcare professionals since my career began. I understand how difficult it is to find the right alternate environment for your loved one, when being at home is no longer an option. Providing comfort, compassion and a peace of mind has always been my personal mission. It gives me great pleasure to be a part of providing the perfect living situation they can call "home".

Lise McGowan

Yakima and Ellensburg Senior Placement Advisor

Making the right choice of a senior living community for yourself, a parent, or a loved one can be a confusing and challenging responsibility. You deserve the help of someone who is familiar these challenges, who knows how to listen and who can assist in matching your specific needs to the available services and communities in our region. As a professional working with senior living communities for several years, I have assisted hundreds of families in making the right choice in response to their unique needs. I maintain an extensive network with other professionals in the field including physicians, therapists, counselors, discharge planners, and others that enables me to identify choices and recommend the best match in a senior community, whether it be Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care. My background also includes familiarity with Long Term Care policies, Medicare, Medicaid and VA benefits. I look forward to assisting you and your family to make the choice that best serves you.