Board of Trustees
Comprised of a group of executives, experts and professionals in the Greater Seattle Area, our board of trustees offers critical guidance and solutions to ensure The Hearthstone’s long term success. Their oversight is invaluable as the community meets and exceeds its mission, goals and potential.
LEE COHRS, Chair
Program Manager and Logistics at Nordstrom | Trustee since 2018
HARRY EDMON, Vice Chair
Retired, University of Washington | Trustee since 2020
DR. ANN MELVIN, Secretary
Physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital | Trustee since 2020
TERI HIGBY, CPA, Member at Large
Senior Tax Manager at Higby and Company | Trustee since 2016
DOUG CUSTER, CFP, CAP, Member at Large
Director, Financial Planning at Edelman Financial Engines | Trustee since 2022
DR. CAROL S. REDFIELD
Faculty of Nursing at Seattle Pacific University | Trustee since 2017
REV. ELISE SCOTT
Pastor at Ballard First Lutheran Church; Attorney | Trustee since 2020
Vice President, Development at Seattle Children’s Foundation | Trustee since 2022
Vice President, Sales and Education at American Reporting Company | Trustee since 2022
TRACY CALAHAN, CPA
Tax Manager at Atchley & Associates, LLP | Trustee since 2024
As a long-time Green Lake resident, when I began to explore retirement living communities, The Hearthstone quickly became the perfect choice. I have met so many wonderful and interesting people here. I enjoy having a bistro in my building and access to so many excellent fitness classes, movies, educational classes and other activities offered. I made the best decision for me, and it is a gift to my children as well. They are grateful that I reside is such a safe, caring and supporting community and so am I.
Our decision to move to Cove West at the Hearthstone took several years. We were specifically looking for a non-profit CCRC in order to meet any future healthcare needs. The Hearthstone’s well-established reputation stood out as did the Green Lake location, which in our opinion is unmatched in the Seattle area. All of the community's amenities and the newly-built (at the time) Cove West sealed the deal. Last but not least, we have found true community with our neighbors.
We lived separately and happily at the Hearthstone for several years, and we still consider our individual moves here to be very good decisions. We met at dinner one evening and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. As a result, the second, totally unexpected decision we made to move in together was another very good decision. Together, we have found something we thought was lost forever. Not everyone finds love at eighty-one. We wouldn’t have either had one of us not moved to The Hearthstone.
I love living at The Hearthstone and in the wonderful Green Lake neighborhood. My fellow residents and I make up a close-knit community in which there are countless opportunities to improve our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. And the food is good too!
We love calling the Hearthstone our home, as does our dog Dosey, who is SO happy living just one block from Green Lake park. Exercise classes and the well-equipped gym keep us physically active. Music trivia and local excursions are fun. The staff supports our daily living with maintenance, cleaning, rides, trips, humor and kindness. We feel lucky to live here.
It is all about community at The Hearthstone and not just the Green Lake neighborhood community. While we love living in such a vibrant neighborhood, it is the true sense of community with other residents and staff members that makes The Hearthstone so special.