Director of Life Enrichment | DHanson@VillageShalom.org
DeAnn joined the team in 2017 bringing with her nearly 20 years of senior living experience in various administration, activities, marketing and wellness roles. DeAnn is originally from Oklahoma, and this red dirt cowgirl earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Oklahoma State University, and a master’s in gerontology from the University of Central Oklahoma.
De and her husband Dave have three children – Elizabeth, Will and Caroline, and four four-legged flatmates – two dogs (Scout and Bindi) and two cats (Dio and Chanel) – all of which are rescues (well at least the animals, not sure about Dave).
When she’s not enriching the lives of our residents, DeAnn can be found leading a rich life of her own. She’s an avid tennis player and is more adventurous than you might think, as she loves to go zip-lining, spelunking, kayaking, rappelling, horseback riding, hiking, biking and traveling. She’s also a bit of a cowboy boot enthusiast, and has an extensive collection that she’s been working on for more than 25 years – must be an Okie thing.