Our Staff

Jane Bauknecht

  Executive Director


I live in Gore, VA with my husband John and daughter Josie. We have two dogs and an indoor cat. We are avid bird feeders in the winter, and enjoy a good-sized garden in the spring and summer. I have been with the Center since the beginning - way back in 1993! I still love being here.


Marilyn Hamilton, RN

  Assistant Director


I became a registered nurse in order to provide nursing care at the Center. I have four children, who are thriving in their different careers.


Dana Ankers, RN


I became a LPN in 1985 and a registered nurse in 2000. I live in Luray with my husband, Steve, a dog and a cat. We have two married children, Julie and David.

I have been at the Center for 12 years. It is an uplifting, happy place to be for me and I know it is for many other people too.



Huei-Yi (Whitney) Lan

  Activity Director


I was an elementary school teacher and music teacher for 4 years after I graduated from college in Taiwan. In 2012, I came to the U.S. from Taiwan to earn my Masters Degree. In 2017, I graduated from the Master of Music Therapy program at Shenandoah University. I began working at the Center in 2014 after completing my internship here. I love our participants, for me they are my family! I like traveling, taking challenges, and experiencing new things.


Dawn Clarke

  Administrative Assistant


I have been married for 17 years , I have two children and four dogs. Nothing makes me happier than family time!

I have been with the Center for 8 years.


Louise Robinson

  Certified Nursing Assistant


I have been a CNA for 24 years. I am the proud mom of 1 son and grandma to four beautiful grandchildren.

I have been with the Center for four years.


Naoko Itabashi

  Activity Assistant


I was a classical trumpet player after I graduated music college in Japan. I graduated from the Music Therapy Program at SU in 2016 while interning at the Adult Care Center. I began working at the Center in 2017. ACC is my home and the participants are my family here in the U.S.

Dorene Rodriquez

  Certified Nursing Assistant

I have been a CNA for 36 years. I have been married for 26 years and have four sons and 11 grandchildren. I love helping people!
I have been with the Center for three years.











Our staff is trained to administer specific programs and therapies while monitoring and addressing the individual needs of our clients. They also receive on-going training and continue their studies in an effort to stay current regarding new developments in the study and treatment of aging and related matters.