WLB Advertiser Wesley Homes announced the recent appointment of Joanie Vivaz to the position of Director of Community Relations for the Des Moines campus. “I was drawn to the retirement industry because I wanted to be a part of a community,” Vivaz said. “I was captivated by Wesley Homes. The management team is very protective of the soul of this community. I look forward to strategizing and creating programs that lead to the continued success of Wesley Homes.” Vivaz brings to Wesley Homes an extensive background in customer service and marketing. In addition to her years with the King County Library System, Vivaz has also been an entrepreneur, starting up cookie, handbag fashion design, stylist, fashion events and innovative marketing companies. She has also served as a director of resident services at a retirement community. Established in 1944 and affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, Wesley Homes operates two retirement communities and a home health agency. Wesley Homes Des Moines is a continuing care retirement community offering cottage homes, apartments, assisted living and skilled nursing. Wesley Homes Lea Hill in Auburn offers village homes, apartments, assisted living and memory care. Wesley Homes Community Health Services provides home health services to clients throughout the Puget Sound region. More information on Wesley Homes is available here.]]>