Release Date: Jul 19, 2023

SHELTON, WA – Mason General Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to welcome its newest addition, Selena Parker. Parker, a lifelong Shelton resident, brings to the board a passion for the local community and a strong desire to give back to the patients and families of Mason County. Parker currently works as the Resident Services Director at Maple Glen Senior Living.

Parker grew up in Shelton and graduated from Shelton High School in 2004. She studied business at South Puget Sound Community College and went on to complete her medical assistant certification. She lived in Olympia for 13 years before returning home in 2016.

Parker’s career has largely been in the assisted living field, although when she first started at Maple Glen as a certified nursing assistant in 2018, she also worked as a preschool teacher in Shelton. Both jobs were greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. She left teaching and worked her way up at Maple Glen to become the Activities Director, then Business Officer Manager and then Resident Services Director, a position she has held since August 2022.

“I do enjoy my work; it’s a multifaceted position for sure,” Parker said. “There’s a lot of arranging of transportation, coordinating with nursing staff and keeping up with compliance regulations.”

Parker grew up attending Mason General Hospital Foundation events like Fantasy Forest, with friends of the family who were involved with the hospital and Foundation. Parker has also volunteered with local food banks and at what is now Sound Learning, an adult literacy support nonprofit. She learned about Mason General Hospital Foundation from her supervisor, Jaimie Hans, who currently serves as vice president of the MGHF Board.

“I’ve always enjoyed volunteering and I haven’t had much opportunity to do it in recent years,” Parker said. “When Jaimie got involved, she was so excited about it. I looked into it and saw that it was something that would be a great fit for me. My experience at Maple Glen transfers over to the partnership with Mason Health. I love giving back and knowing that we get to be part of something that will have longevity. Giving back to patients is a great thing.”

Parker is a mother of five children and is also involved in local performing arts groups.

“It’s really all about being part of the community,” she said. “I love seeing our community grow, and specifically seeing the hospital grow from this small building where you couldn’t get a lot of services to what it is now. It’s very exciting.”

Mason General Hospital Foundation furthers the mission of Public Hospital District No.1 by enhancing the quality of health care enjoyed by patients of Mason County. MGHF provides financial support to Mason Health.


Parker Web Photo