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


805 N 5th St Jacksonville, OR 97530

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
Beondi Hewson, Assistant Executive Director

Beondi Hewson, Assistant Executive Director

Beondi Hewson joined the Pioneer Village Team when she moved to Oregon in 2010. She has excelled in several positions during her time including Housekeeping, Environmental Services Director, Business Office Manager, and Administrator in Training. Beondi accepted the role of Assistant Executive Director in December 2018. Beondi’s love & passion for the elderly developed at a young age as her grandparents played such an active role in her childhood. She began working in Senior Living Communities right out of high school.

Beondi has been in the role of many of our line staff and she truly understands what it is that they do every day. This gives her the ability to communicate and be supportive of each of them.

Beondi received Radiant Senior Livings’ Outstanding Employee of the Year for 2016. She also received The Above & Beyond Award from The Oregon Health Care Association for 2017.