Tena Meinders – Senior Director of Residential Care

Tena Meinders, Senior Director of Residential Care, started working as a direct care staff at Salem while she was in college studying Special Education. She received her bachelor’s degree at Dordt Christian College. While a supervisor she completed a master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of La Verne.

After 25 years at Salem, Tena considers the residents to be as close as family. Her current job responsibilities include the supervision of the level 2 and 3 homes, ICFs’ and coordination of admissions.

In her free time, Tena does the daily puzzles in the newspaper, reads avidly and helps care for her sweet nieces.