Meet the Team
Hope Bitler started her career in the senior living industry as a Business Office director, working at a fellow Integral Senior Living community in Lodi, California. From that role, she advanced to senior Business Office director. As her passion for senior living grew, so did her career. Accepting the position of executive director at Foothill Village has fulfilled her longing to learn more about the senior living industry.
In her own words: "I truly am happy to be able to go to work every day."
In her off-time, Hope enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with her family.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Stephanie Okolo is an East Coast native who began her career as an event coordinator for Yale University upon graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2012. She continued to work as an event coordinator in various capacities before being offered her current position with Integral Senior Living in May 2019. Joining the team at Foothill Village has made Stephanie realize how much she enjoys working in the senior living industry. She looks forward to coming to work each day and helping seniors find a home that allows them to still maintain their independence while also being able to provide the daily help that they need.
When she is not at Foothill, Stephanie enjoys traveling and spending time at home with her family.
Business Office Director
Lee Tierney is a native Californian, born and raised in Southern California, from which she relocated to Northern California in 2008.
Prior to joining the Foothill Village team in July 2019, Lee worked in various facets of both accounting and finance, during her career of 30-plus years in industries that include research and development, manufacturing, and commercial development.
Lee considers her role as a single foster parent to be one of her best and most rewarding accomplishments. At one time, she had three boys all the ages of 6 and younger, and she remembers everyone carpooling across Los Angeles to get to both preschool and work. Those times were challenging, but also fulfilling.
Lee’s favorite things to do include long road trips and catching up on reading good books while on vacation.
Building Services Director
Aaron Clevenger has lived in the Foothills since 1996. He has a passion for helping people, which made him start young as a Highway Patrol explorer for two years, a volunteer firefighter for eight years and now making a career here at Foothill Village. Prior to Foothill Village, Aaron worked in road construction for 12 years.
He enjoys varieties of music, movies, dancing and sports as some of his hobbies with his son. Aaron enjoys making the best out of each day and hopes to pass on a smile to everyone he meets.
Vibrant Life® Director
Lena Straub was raised in the San Joaquin Valley, and now resides in Sugar Pine in Tuolumne County with her husband and cat. She had many careers working with the public and customer service before joining Foothill Village in 2016 as a Vibrant Life® assistant. In November 2018, she was promoted to Vibrant Life® director. Lena finds working in the community very rewarding and enjoys seeing our residents smile at learning something new.
She loves crafting, crocheting, reading and being in the outdoors.
Culinary Services Director
Christina Pierazzi lives locally in Calaveras County with her two daughters, Alexis and Zoey. She was 19 years old when she first started working with food as a bakery and deli clerk. While Christina was working in the food service industry, she attended Western Career College and graduated as a licensed pharmacy technician.
In 2012, Christina began working at a restaurant and quickly realized her true passion was working with food. Christina maintained jobs at two restaurants and worked her way up from a prep cook to a line cook prior to obtaining a position at Foothill Village nearly three years ago.
She joined the Foothill Village team as a cook and server before becoming the lead cook. Shortly after, Christina was promoted to Culinary Services director.
Resident Care Director
Angelica White has 40 years of experience in the senior living industry. In 2020, she was included in the Trademark Women of Distinction 2020 Honors, an incredible professional recognition. This is awarded to female professionals who demonstrate dedication, leadership and professional excellence. Her kindness and willingness to always help others is both exemplary and honorable.
Prior to joining the Foothill Village family seven years ago, Angelica held various management positions in the senior living industry. Angelica was a fire captain and EMT for 25 years, which has helped contribute to her success as Resident Care director.