March 25, 2019
WINDSOR, CA–Oakmont Senior Living has hired Eric Portnoff as vice president of Memory Care and Resident Programs effective April 1, 2019. He will be responsible for ensuring that Oakmont’s memory care programs are progressive, innovative and industry-leading.
Before joining Oakmont, Portnoff helped a young, Chinese assisted living company open some of the first memory care environments in China and established a certification program to teach The Validation Method®.
He has been interested in helping people living with cognitive impairment since he volunteered in a special education class at his elementary school. After college at the Evergreen State College, Portnoff worked with people with developmental disabilities and mental illness in community residential settings, eventually become a non-profit executive director.
In his free time, he enjoys meditation, racquetball, craft beer, the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and teenage son. An avid traveler, Portnoff feels most himself when he’s shouldering a backpack and crossing international borders.
Oakmont Senior Living, a family-owned and operated company founded by William P. Gallaher, is an award-winning leader in the senior living industry, having planned and developed more than 50 retirement communities in the western United States. As the owner and operator, Oakmont builds and manages each community in a seamless process from site acquisition to day-to-day operations. Oakmont is dedicated to creating high-quality communities that enhance the world of retirement living and offer peace of mind for families.