Meet Our Staff

Ray Fitchette

Executive Director

Ray has over 27 years of experience as a CEO, COO and President with some of the largest Multi-site Senior Care Providers in the US, in both the for profit and non-profit sector. Ray is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in California, and has extensive operations, financial and facility development experience. Strategic Planning, Merger and Acquisition experienced, Ray has taken part in many Senior Property Portfolio acquisitions and divestitures. He truly believes in being a servant leader and brings his experience in Senior Care to O’Connor Woods. He has a passion for providing the best care for the residents who live here and call O’Connor Woods home.

Penny Mallette

Assistant Executive Director

Penny joined O’Connor Woods in 1997, after having managed the Assisted Living and Residential Services for the Masonic Homes for nine years. At O’Connor Woods, Penny instills a sense of compassion, mentorship, and caring in her staff, all while being a strong advocate for residents and their families. In particular, Penny was instrumental in the development and care model of our Memory Care, Laurel Pointe. She is a licensed nurse and a certified Director of Social Services.

Kimberly Baumgarten, R.N., F.C.N.

Health Clinic Manager & Clinical Services Coordinator

Kimberly is a compassionate and knowledgeable member of the O’Connor Woods team. Her goal is to help residents reach and maintain optimal physical, mental and spiritual health. She assesses new residents for admission to our community, is called upon for emergencies, and acts as a medical liaison and advocate for both residents and their families. In her role as Health Clinic Manager, she provides first aid, organizes flu vaccine clinics, health fairs and more. Helping others live their best possible life is her passion.

Michelle Smith

Administrator for Meadowood

Michelle comes to Meadowood with over 30 years’ experience in Post Acute Care and over 25 years’ experience as a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Michelle has had most recently oversight for The Capital Transitional Care Center located in Sacramento, CA.  Before that Michelle held the position of Executive Director for Windsor Elmhaven Care Center located here in Stockton, as well as having had experience running Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities for the Beverly Corporation, Arbor Rehabilitation in Lodi and for Crestwood Hospitals located here in Stockton.  Michelle is a Stockton resident, a graduate of California State University, Fresno, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation Administration, and started her career in Post Acute Care as a Recreational Therapist.

Katie Billiet

Director of Resident Services

Katie joined the O’Connor Woods team in 2016 after working as the Director of Community Relations for the Stockton Thunder and Stockton Heat professional hockey teams. Prior to moving to Stockton, Katie worked in the Housing and Residential Life Department at California State University, Stanislaus while attending. She is a graduate of the university, holding a Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism. The ability to make a difference in the day-to-day lives of residents is Katie’s favorite part of her role, as well as creating exciting and engaging events for the independent living community to enjoy.

2019 Board of Directors