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.

Cara Hernandez , Meals on Wheels Director

Cara joined Meals on Wheels in 2022 as an Associate Director as she transitioned to Director in February 2023. Cara holds a Master’s of Social Work degree from Eastern Washington University (EWU) and was awarded a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington. She has over a decade of experience working in the gerontology field in legal, healthcare, nonprofit, and program management capacities. Cara is an instructor for the EWU Social Work program and is active in our community and with her alma mater. Cara sits on the EWU President’s Hispanic Advisory Council and serves on the Richland Public Library Board of Directors and the EWU Alumni Association Board of Directors. Cara has volunteered with Chaplaincy Healthcare Hospice and serves in myriad ways in the animal rescue community.

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. Cherie has worked at Senior Life Resources NW since 1992.

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.