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.

Brandy Hickey, Executive Director Designate

Brandy joined Meals on Wheels in June of 2023 as the Executive Director Designate as she will transition to Executive Director this coming year. Brandy holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Operations from Seattle University and numerous certifications in Crisis Intervention Management and Mental Health. Brandy’s 15 years of experience as a Non-Profit professional provides a unique understanding that will ensure growth in an already thriving organization.

Carla Martinez, Meals on Wheels Director

Carla joined Senior Life Resources in June of 2023 and assumed Meals on Wheels Director responsibilities July 2023. She has worked in the not-for-profit sector her entire career, ranging from healthcare and human services to public power.

Carla holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Western Washington University. She is a Leadership Tri-Cities graduate, past board member of Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities and community volunteer.

Gary Castillo , Finance Director

Gary has been Finance Director for Senior Life Resources NW Inc. since 2023 after over 20 years in various roles within the hospice industry. He holds degrees in both Accounting and Finance and has worked at the state and regional level in improving access to quality care. He enjoys serving on local non-profit boards to provide important services in our 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.