Rick VandenBerg came to lead Emerald Meadows in 2021, but he had been an administrator at another Providence Life Services sister community for an additional 4 years. He is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator with over 30 years of experience in healthcare, first as a CNA, then RN, and moving into management. He truly has a well-rounded view of working in senior living and healthcare, which is what makes his ability to lead unique.
“Emerald Meadows is a small community with a big heart for older adults,” he says. “Everyone strives to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. In my opinion, no other provider comes close to the quality of care provided by a Providence community.”
Rick and his wife (also a nurse) have been married for over 25 years, and they have two daughters and a cat (who runs the home). When Rick isn’t at Emerald Meadows, he enjoys walks with his wife, camping, bowling, and a great cup of coffee. He says, “Everything that we do should be done with Jesus in mind, body, and spirit. For me, it inspires me to do everything to my very best, and to know that what we do is more than just a job or a role; it’s truly a mission and a calling.”