Deborah Herbert, M.S.

Chief Executive Officer
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 415
[email protected]

Deborah Herbert has been employed with MVGH since 1995. She has served as the Assistant to the Controller, Human Resource Director, Assistant Administrator, Administrator and in 2010, assumed the position of Executive Director. She has an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Psychology and a Masters in Gerontology with a concentration in Health Services Management from the University of La Verne. She is married with 6 grown children and 9 grandchildren; loves reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

Eden Conora

Director of Nursing
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 424 or (626) 792-2712
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Eden joined the MVGH team in 2012. She was born in a small town in the Philippines called Siniloan, Laguna, about a two-hour drive from Manila. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1981 from San Pablo Colleges in Laguna, having majored in OB-GYN. Eden’s entire nursing career in the Philippines was in delivery, pre and post-partum, and nursery. She married Reynaldo Conora in March of 1984. In October of that year, they came to America and Eden began working with seniors. They have two children. Eden’s first job was at The Lutheran Home in Alhambra and she worked there for 26 years, starting as a C.N.A., then as an L.V.N., and finally as an R.N.

Kim Houser

Chief Financial Officer
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 436
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Kim Houser has served as the Controller of MVGH since 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Kim  obtained her license as a Nursing Home Administrator in 2013.  Kim has two grown children and enjoys tennis, gastronomy, family and friends.

Nancy Mandic

Director of Resident Services
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 414
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Nancy Mandic joined the MVGH team in 1997 as a Staff-Accountant. In 2010, she earned her RCFE license and has since become the Hearth Administrator.  In 2014, she became the Director of Resident Services. She attended Pasadena Community College and California State University, Los Angeles with a major in Social Work. She is married with two grown daughters and enjoys reading, the movies and going to the beach.   

Meagan Swan, M.A.

Assistant Administrator
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 417
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Meagan Swan joined the MVGH team in June of 2011. She served as PR & Events Coordinator, Philanthropy Coordinator, Director of Annual Giving & Community Outreach and currently as Assistant Administrator. She received her undergraduate at Chaminade University of Honolulu in Communications Marketing and her Masters in Gerontology from USC in the Masters of Aging Service Management. She completed a year-long leadership program through LeadingAge California and earned her RCFE certification.  She was married to Jake Swan in September 2016. Meagan received her Nursing Home Administrator license in January 2019. During her free time she loves travel, wine tasting, going to the beach, and spending quality time with family and friends.



Food Service Director
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 420

Ed Cortez

Director of Environmental Services
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 135
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Ed has been with MVGH since 1991 and now serves as Director of Environmental Services. He was hired as a housekeeper in the Health Center and weeks later transfered to the Maintenance Department. Ed and his wife are proud and loving parents of their daughter who recently received her degree. Ed and his wife are very active volunteers at their church.

Robin R. Harvill, CFRE

Director of Philanthropy
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 437
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Robin Harvill joined the Monte Vista Grove Homes team in January of 2014.  Having grown up in the Presbyterian Church, she felt especially drawn to and committed to its mission.  Robin has worked in Development for local non-profit organizations for over 26 years and has headed up Development for organizations including:  the Alzheimer’s Association, The Salvation Army So. California Division, and Forest Home.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Robin is married and has an elementary aged son.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, gardening and family time.

Barbara Stevens

Staff Accountant
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 113
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Barbara Stevens joined the MVGH team in August 2012 as a Staff Accountant. She is a life-long resident of Pasadena, and a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She has two grown daughters who are both graduates of Arizona State University. She enjoys watching college football, going to the movies, Jazzercise, and spending time with family and friends.

Noelle Gonzales

Administrative Assistant
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 115
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Noelle joined the MVGH team in March 2015. She was born and raised in Pasadena and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Noelle formerly worked as an Office Services Coordinator at NBCUniversal and before that as a substitute teacher at Ramona Convent. She married her husband in 2013 and they welcomed their first son, Cruz, in March 2016.  Noelle enjoys spending time with her family, a good cup of coffee and traveling.   

Nancy Lain

Office Manager
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 112
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Nancy Lain has been MVGH’s Office Manager since 2008, providing service with a smile for the residents, staff and visitors. Before coming to the Grove, Nancy served as secretary for two local Presbyterian churches. At home, Nancy is a wife and mother of four, and in her spare time she is an “urban farmer.” Her other interests include cooking, bluegrass music, and travelling with her family whenever possible throughout the beautiful western United States.

Donna Shepard

Human Resources
(626) 796-6135 Ext. 123
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Donna Shepard came to MVGH in August of 2017. Formally the payroll administrator with Quinn CAT Company in the HR Department, she received her FPC certification in 2015. She brings many years of experience in accounting and human resources.  Donna grew up in Arcadia and attended Pasadena City College. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Blane and their two adult children along with family and friends. Her interests include music, wine and good food, exercise and travel. 

Lindsey Mansis

Annual Giving Coordinator
(626) 796-6135, ext. 438
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Lindsey Mansis joined the MVGH team in February of 2018 as Annual Giving Coordinator. She has a Sociology degree from Cal State Fullerton, and a professional history in administrative & management roles. She lives in Pasadena, and loves traveling, organizing, board games, and reading.

Katie Hamrick

Wellness and Event Coordinator
(626) 796-6135, ext. 510
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Katie grew up as a volunteer at MVGH and enjoyed getting to know the residents and expierence its mission.  Katie joined the MVGH team in October 2017 as the Wellness and Event Coordinator.  She came to us with experience in volunteer and staff engagement, sports program development, fundraising, and event coordinating at several YMCA locations as well as Villa Esperanza Services and the Special Olympics Southern California.  Katie grew up in Whittier, CA and attended Biola University.  Katie is recently married as of Februaay 2019.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new foods, physical activity and dancing!