Vice President and Regional Director of Operations
Touchmark Central Office
Stefanie has more than 18 years of experience with retirement communities. At Touchmark, she oversees communities in Vancouver, Washington; Appleton, Wisconsin; Bend, Oregon; Edmond, Oklahoma; Helena, Montana; and Portland, Oregon.
She began her career with Sunrise Senior Living, where she held several positions, including Executive Director and Regional Director of Operations for several states and Quebec, Canada. Following that, she worked as Executive Director for Immanuel Campus of Care, a CCRC in west Phoenix, Arizona, before serving four years as the Executive Director at Hillside Retirement Community, a CCRC in McMinnville, Oregon.
Stefanie has a Master of Gerontology from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizing business and communications from Marylhurst College. She also holds a Certification in Geriatric Mental Health from the University of Washington and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
Volunteering and giving back to others is important to her, and she is a past facilitator for the Early Onset Support Group for the Alzheimer’s Association and a current volunteer at Our House, a residence for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Born and raised in central Montana, Stefanie met her husband Andrew in 2006 when their best friends introduced them. They now live in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with their two dogs: a miniature schnauzer (Luly) and an Airedale (Finna). In addition to playing with their four-legged friends, Stefanie and Andrew enjoy fly-fishing, visiting warm places, and learning everything there is to know about wine.
"Reading, trying to grow a garden, learning the art of fly-fishing, and discovering new bands and great wine are my favorite activities."
- Stefanie Thune-Barnes