Meet the staff of our senior living community in Jacksonville OR

The Team at Pioneer Village

The Pioneer Village team is comprised of passionate and well-trained individuals dedicated to exceptional senior care.

Our goal is to help our residents achieve maximum independence, while supplying excellent social, physical and emotional support. We offer exceptional wellness programs, social activities and health care in a family atmosphere to create a community you will enjoy calling home. Our team of dedicated and compassionate staff is there when you need them.

Interested in joining the Pioneer Village team? Visit our careers page!

Pioneer Village

(541) 702-7015

805 North 5th Street Jacksonville, OR 97530

Jim Digerness, Area Operations Manager

Meet our Administrators:

Jim Digerness, Area Operations Manager

Jim Digerness joined the Radiant Senior Living team February 2012 as Executive Director at  Pioneer Village. He is extremely organized and professional. Jim holds an Associate Degree in Hospitality Management and is continuing his education in Hospitality Management and Nutrition. Jim has an extensive background in daily operations in Assisted Living and Memory Care. He was also directly involved with all aspects of sales and marketing. He has spent the past fifteen years working with seniors from the community level to adult daycare programs. Jim loves living in the Rogue Valley and working closely with the senior population.

Jim is currently the Area Operations Manager for the Southern Oregon Radiant Senior Living communities, offering oversight and experience to our teams.

Dora Howard, Executive Director

Dora Howard accepted the position of Executive Director from her role as Assistant Executive Director in December of 2016. Dora has extensive training in sales, marketing, special event planning, and customer service. She attended DeVry University where she received her certificate in Business Administration and Project Management. She completed her ALF/RCF training in March 2014. Her professional experience includes over eight years of experience working with seniors from retirement communities all the way to advanced Memory Care communities. She loves working closely with the senior population and has an extensive background in daily operations, assistant living/independent living, and memory care.

Dora Howard, Executive Director at Pioneer Village