Management and Staff

Grant Baynes, Executive Director

Grant joined Senior Life Resources NW Inc. in March 2015 after retiring as the City of Richland Fire Chief after over 35 years in the fire service, in various positions and ranks.

His education includes an MPA, M. Institute of Fire Engineers, Diploma of Teaching, and Executive Fire Officer.

Grant serves as President for Columbia Basin Nonprofit Association, Chaplain Services Network, and Non-Profit Insurance Program.

Kristi Thien, Nutrition Services Director

Kristi took over as the Nutrition Services Director in 2018. She joined the Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels program in 2009 and became the Lead Home Meal Assessor in 2013.

Kristi has undergraduate degrees from the University of Montana and Oregon State University. In 1998 she moved from Colorado to Pasco, with her husband Mike and their children. She quickly became involved with several local nonprofit organizations, her church, and a variety of coaching assignments.

Cherie Noble, Home Care Services Program Director

Cherie lives in Selah, WA. Cherie has worked her way up in the Home Care Services and became the Program Director at the start of 2015. She serves as Vice President of the Washington State Association of Home Care Services (WSAHCS) and she has now been with us over 27 years!

Mayra Serna, Administrative Services Director

Mayra has been a Director for Senior Life Resources NW Inc. since 2015 after 8 years in corporate banking in Richland. Mayra completed her MBA at Gonzaga University in 2016.

She has been involved as a volunteer with the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and the Sunnyside School District.