Senior Resources of the West (formerly JTM Communities)

  • SRW is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation that is tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. SRW is the supporting organization for several subsidiaries including:  Episcopal Senior Communities, Lytton Gardens Senior Communities, and Senior Resources @ Home LLC.
  • SRW’s mission is to “support its affiliate’s missions by identifying, funding and developing strategic growth initiatives in quality, nonprofit senior housing and services”.
  • The organizational structure with SRW as the member organization was intended to create a structure and an avenue to pursue future opportunities that might otherwise have been judged too great a risk to ESC’s core business and assets – the Life Plan/CCRCs. Examples of the utilization of the structure are the successful affiliation in 2007 with Lytton Gardens Senior Communities; a Palo Alto based affordable senior community and skilled nursing facility as well as the acquisition in 2011 of Webster House, a small CCRC located on the same block as Lytton in downtown Palo Alto.  Both entities were initially operated outside the ESC core structure.  Webster House was subsequently stabilized and acquired by ESC.
  • SRW does not directly operate the individual businesses; however it appoints the majority of Directors on the board of which it is the sole member. SRW is the organization’s point of consolidation for financial reporting and the annual audit.  The Board of SRW is separate from the Board of ESC and there is no overlap of members.
  • SRW is not the Certificate of Authority (COA) holder for any of the Life Plan/CCRCs and is not regulated by the California Department of Social Services. SRW is governed by a volunteer Board that consists of seven (7) Directors.  The majority of the SRW Directors are appointed by the SRW Board.
  • The original name of this organization was JTM Communities. The JTM initials reference the John Tennant Memorial, a gift of property made at the turn of the century by Margaret Tennant in honor of her brother John Tennant.

Directors

Peter B. Dunckel
Chair

Peter is a retired executive from the Zellerbach Paper distribution company.  He retired in 1996 as Vice President of Marketing.  Previously he served at Crown Zellerbach as marketing manager, sales manager, financial manager, Director of Marketing and as Managing Director of Crown Van Gelder in Switzerland, a joint venture company. Peter grew up in Manhattan and was a member of the Yale Class of 1953, after graduation he worked three years for Columbia University on a U.S. Naval Research program, prior to relocating to San Francisco.  Since his retirement he has volunteered at a number of Bay Area non-profits, most recently as Chair of the Finance Committee at Heyday Books in Berkeley, which publishes books on California.  Peter served from 2000-2006 on the Board of ESC (the former Episcopal Homes Foundation), the last two years he was Chair.  Peter has served in the role of Board Chair of JTM since 2007.  Peter and his wife Jeanette reside in San Francisco Towers.

Anne Burns-Johnson
Director

Anne is a consultant in aging services and senior housing, specializing in strategic planning and board development. For eight years (2000 to 2008), Anne was the CEO of Aging Services of California (formerly the California Association of Homes and Aging Services). While in that position, Anne oversaw the association’s name change reflecting a broader scope and purpose for the association’s members and also directed the association’s award winning “Aging is an Active Verb” campaign. Anne was the principal researcher for two large grants examining LVNs and direct care givers in long term care and Anne was a participant in a national program exploring RNs in skilled nursing. Anne has an extensive background in senior services in both development and operations. She has worked for Eldercare Alliance, Bridge Housing Corporation and Eden Hospital’s housing and home health subsidiary. Anne’s healthcare background includes senior administrative positions at Alta Bates Medical Center and Eden Hospital Medical Center. Anne is on the Board of several community based organizations, including Eskaton and St. Anthony’s Foundation. Her education includes a BA from Antioch College and a Masters in hospital administration from UC Berkeley.

Mary Anna Colwell
Director

Mary Anna has been a resident at St. Paul’s Towers in Oakland since 2002. She served for four years as the resident representative from St. Paul’s to the Episcopal Senior Communities Board of Directors and as a member of the ESC Planning Committee. Mary Anna is a graduate of Vassar and has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. During her career, she was the executive director of a family foundation, consultant to donors, and a fundraiser. Before and after these positions, she was a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of California (Berkeley, Davis, and Santa Cruz) and Management and Organization at the Institute for Nonprofit Administration at the University of San Francisco. For many years, she was a board member of a range of charitable, arts, and public interest organizations in San Francisco. She has been a volunteer at the Data Center, a social justice research group in Oakland, for over 30 years. She finished her third term as a member of the statewide board of Leading Age California (formerly Aging Services of California) in 2014. Mary Anna has seven adult children and seven grandchildren.

Sue Roderick
Director

Sue is a PhD with extensive experience in the aging services field. She has been in the health and long term care business for over 40 years, retiring as a Vice President with ABHOW.  She has been a member of the Leading Age California Board of Trustees.  Sue was an ESC Board member from 2003 to 2012 and served as Chair of the Quality First Committee.  She has served on the SRW Board of Directors since 2013.

John Tornquist
Bishop’s Representative

John retired as Sr. Vice President from Aon Re, Inc., a major brokerage firm listed on the NYSE.  He also acted as Chair and Director of Episcopal Charities, President and Director of St. Dorothy’s Rest (Episcopal Church Camp) and is currently on the Finance Committee of The Sea Ranch Association and Sr. Warden of his Episcopal church on the Peninsula.  Previously serving as Vice Chairman and Board Member with the Episcopal Homes Foundation, Mr. Tornquist has served as the Bishop’s representative. John received his B.S Degree in Business/Economics from Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.