The friendly community, the dedication to service, the spirit of giving—all the things that make Montereau a special place are embedded in our leadership. Everyone creates our culture, but our board of directors and our leadership team set the tone with their love of people and commitment to excellence.
Every day, our leaders follow the principles of our Values-in-Practice (VIP) Service Program, a set of guidelines for delivering the best service to everyone who walks through our doors—residents, their families, visitors and employees. Continue reading to meet the people who make Montereau Tulsa’s most innovative and exceptional retirement choice.
John-Kelly C. Warren, Chairman
CEO of The William K. Warren Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Saint Francis Health System
Thomas E. Cooper, Vice Chair
President, William K. Warren Foundation
President and Chief Executive Officer, LIFE Senior Services
President, Tulco Oils
Bart A. Rider, D.O.
Medical Director, Saint Francis Hospice
President, Mabrey Bank
Attorney, Hall Estill
Vice Chair, BancFirst
Cliff Robertson, M.D., M.B.A.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Saint Francis Health System
Scott is a deeply passionate senior living and hospitality executive who looks for innovative platforms and programming to delight his residents. Scott is a servant leader. He believes in living a life of service and purpose. Service has to benefit another. He feels his purpose in life is to ensure people (especially seniors) know they are loved, valued and that they are hugely important. Ultimately, great leadership is great fellowship. He sees senior living as a wonderful platform to fulfill this mission.
Return on Experience (ROE) needs to be the cornerstone of success within the senior living world. Happy residents who see multiple points of value in their residency is a must.
Edutainment is at the forefront of all we do at Montereau. We delight through educating and entertaining our resident family with continuous growth in all aspects of life. Social, intellectual, physical and spiritual in a bespoke setting.
Scott’s desire is to serve and grow others through professional mentorship as well as sharing his 25 years of hospitality and senior living experiences with learners in business and in life, dovetailed with providing leadership development at Montereau. His goal is to make Montereau known as an industry innovator that cultivates engaging lifestyles, while inspiring personal growth, autonomy and independence, healthy aging and a sense of purpose for residents and beyond.
Dr. Amin Sanaia is a driven and influential operations expert who excels in overseeing people, strategy, and organizational development within companies. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of his upbringing personally and professionally. In being a champion for culture building, he pushes organizations forward, striving to be best in class while remaining people focused. As someone with extensive experience as a professor, servant leader, mentor, and professional speaker with a John Maxwell Certification, he’s developed a passion for serving others and galvanizing others to grow their skills and adopt an altruistic mindset that puts people first – residents, family members, and team members.
Saunya Moore joined the Montereau team in 2020 and brings more than two decades of extensive financial and operational knowledge to Montereau. Saunya is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a Master of Business Administration (Health Care Emphasis) and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University. She holds a deep commitment to the Tulsa community and volunteers her time accordingly. Currently, she serves as a Board Member for Youth Services of Tulsa, as well as a member of several other committees, including MyHealth and the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce OneVoice Task Force in Healthcare and Human Resources.
Tanner is a focused and driven culinary leader who derives great joy out of the success of his teams and their commitment to creating unique and exciting culinary experiences. With almost three decades of experience in the culinary arts, and almost 20 of them in healthcare, Tanner has become very passionate about how individuals age successfully with food. His belief that food unites all people and is the true universal language propels his focus to consistently improve the dining operations that he oversees. Tanner is certified through the University of Florida as a Certified Dietary Manager and Certified Food Protection Professional, and uses his restaurant and clinical experience to focus, shape and grow the culinary programs that he is charged with. Tanner is incredibly enthusiastic about people development and is also a Certified Life Coach, which he uses to mentor and develop his team. Tanner brings to Montereau a dedication to excellence in culinary programing, a passion for growing individuals, and an enthusiasm in creating a nationally recognized best in class culinary program that residents, guests, and team members will be proud to call their own.
Tadd Weese joined the Montereau team in 2021 as the Director of Plant Operations. His background includes more than twenty years of leadership experience in construction management with thirteen of those years in the senior living field. Tadd is a graduate of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Oklahoma as well as an alumnus of the Leading Age Leadership Academy. Tadd serves the community by volunteering his time to several worthwhile organizations including Clarehouse where he sits on the Operations Committee, as well as at John 3:16 serving evening meals to its clients.
Jamie is one of the longest-serving members of the Montereau team. She came to Montereau in 2000 from Townsend Marketing, Inc., a company she co-founded in 1984. She is a third-generation native Tulsan and a graduate of the University of Tulsa. She has more than 30 years of sales experience and has long been active in the Tulsa community. Currently, Jamie is a board member of the Golden Hurricane Club, a member of the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, the Association for Women in Communications and the Advisory Council for RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program).
Alexis received her Master’s in Nursing Administration from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rogers State University. Through additional graduate level education, Alexis is currently working toward becoming a Nurse Practitioner. She has 10 years of clinical nursing and leadership experience and most recently worked as the Director of Clinical Services at several local senior living communities. Alexis is passionate about hands on work, continuous learning, and servant leadership.
Linda is a dedicated professional with a background in Public Relations from Iowa State University. She has found her true calling in the senior living industry and is passionate about improving the lives of older adults. With extensive experience in strategic planning, operational excellence, and leadership roles in corporate offices for multi-site CCRCs, Linda is skilled at creating meaningful connections and making a positive impact. Her focus is on empowering older adults to live purposeful and vibrant lives.
Marla has been in the Healthcare Industry for 34 years. She graduated from Claremore High School and attended Rogers State University. She received her Administrator license in 1997 and is currently a Preceptor with Oklahoma State Board of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators. She has served on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Advisory Board and has been on the Informal Dispute Resolution Panel with the Oklahoma State Department of Health. She is currently a board member of Care Providers Oklahoma. She also loves being a wife and mother, but considers being a “Mimi” her greatest accomplishment.
Dr. Cody Diehl is a highly compassionate and driven leader in the field of neurodegenerative diseases and cognition. Dr. Diehl has received his doctoral degree from Oklahoma State University and has completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas studying those at risk for developing Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. Dr. Diehl is a passionate servant leader and is motivated to provide assistance and care centered around excellence. His experience has fostered a mindset and work ethic dedicated to empowering others to lead meaningful lives to ensure the highest quality of life, care, and service. Cody and his wife, Kersten are outdoor enthusiasts, avid baseball and hockey fans, and enjoy taking their dog Murray on as many adventures as possible. Cody is ecstatic to join Montereau and is excited to be a part of the family serving and caring for others.
Naresh Jassal is a highly driven and focused professional who joined Montereau in May 2023 as the Director of Hospitality. With over two decades of experience in Hospitality, Sales, and Operations, Naresh brings invaluable expertise to the role. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick in England, UK. Naresh is known for his strategic mindset, exceptional leadership, and passion for delivering outstanding guest experiences. With his deep understanding of industry trends, technological advancements, and guest expectations, he is poised to drive innovation, implement best practices, and cultivate a culture of exceptional service within the organization.
With over 15 years of extensive experience in the field of Human Resources, Valerie has honed her expertise across a multitude of sectors, including healthcare, mental health, education, and hospitality. Embodying a leadership style that is both engaging and service-oriented, Valerie fosters an organizational culture that emphasizes the inherent value of its people. Her approach has empowered various companies to leverage the full capabilities and potential of their primary asset - people. Valerie possesses a notable track record of steering Human Resources from a support function into an influential entity that actively contributes to achieving vital business objectives. Her unique blend of business acumen, emotional intelligence, and warm demeanor, coupled with her deep empathy for individuals, creates a unique leadership profile. A Native Tulsan, Valerie holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Tulsa and a Master’s degree in Human Development from St. Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN. Her inherent ability to form genuine connections with diverse individuals and her altruistic, authentic demeanor are some of her attributes that have contributed to her remarkable success in the Human Resources sector.
Di-Anna Arias found her perfect place early in her career; as she says, she was very fortunate to work for the legendary Don Strange right after she graduated from college. “I learned from the best. I never heard Don say no to a client; we would always find a way to make the client happy.” Di-Anna says that part of the secret of the Don Strange experience is the “the little unexpected extras.” “ It is not just about the food—it is everything together. The dishes, the linens, the lighting and the overall atmosphere are part of the signature Don Strange experience.”Di-Anna is very active in the professional community and has been the recipient of numerous awards.
Kelee Hansen is the owner of S&S Nutrition Network, which provides Registered Dietitian clinical and food services consulting to heath care, senior living, and residential living facilities and meal programs across the West and Midwest. She earned a BS in Food and Nutrition with a Dietetics emphasis and an MBA from Utah State University. She has over 20 years of experience in acute care, long term and rehabilitation care, and senior living. She helps clients build, develop, and lead food and nutrition services teams; refine menus and production systems; enhance dining service models; manage operating and capital budgets; identify and implement food cost and labor savings; improve regulatory compliance; and develop programs and systems to improve outcomes and enhance the patient, resident, and team member experience.
Nicholas Sidorakis is currently General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nick has held this position for over 29 years. Prior to that Nick worked for the Marriott Corporation in a variety of General Management positions for 9 years and owned and operated Sleepy Hollow Inn for 6 years, a 250-seat continental cuisine restaurant in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
Nick attended The University of Houston Hotel and Restaurant Management School in 1976-1977; he attended Florida State University’s Hotel and Restaurant Management School from 1977-1979.
Nick has served on the board of the Kansas/Oklahoma Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America from 1995 through 2005, serving as President in 1999, 2004 and 2005. He remains an active member of the Oklahoma/Kansas chapter of the CMAA.
Nick served on the Board of the Jenks Public School Foundation from 2000 to 2012 and served as President in 2004 and 2012. Nick is cofounder of The First Tee of Tulsa program. He currently serves as President and a board member of The First Tee of Tulsa program. Nick serves on the Board of the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame and was Chairman in 2019.
As General Manager of Southern Hills Country Club, Nick has overseen three major golf course renovations and two multi-million facility renovation projects. Under Nick’s leadership, Southern Hills Country Club has hosted the 1995 and 1996 TOUR Championships, the 2001 U.S. Open, the 2007 PGA Championship and the 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship, the 2021 Senior PGA Championship and the 2022 PGA Championship.
Nick currently serves on the USGA Regional Affairs Committee and was on the USGA Mid-Amateur Committee for 5 years. Nick currently serves as the Chairman of the National Club Association and has served on the Board since 2017. He is a member of the USGA, Oklahoma Golf Association and Tulsa Golf Association; he maintains a 5 handicap and currently plays competitive amateur golf in Oklahoma.
Nick and Karla have been married for 41 years and have three wonderful children, Nick, Chris and Alexa, and five granddaughters.
Stephan Pyles, a 5th generation Texan and founding father of Southwestern Cuisine, is a celebrated chef, cookbook author, philanthropist, and educator. He has created 24 restaurants in 7 cities over the past 35 years.
Pyles was the first person in the Southwest to win the James Beard Award for Best Chef and was the first Texan inducted into The Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Wine in America. In addition to his wins, Chef Pyles has been nominated another 12 times by the Beard Foundation for Outstanding Chef in America and has had 6 restaurants that were finalists for Best New Restaurant in America. He has cooked for dignitaries and celebrities world-wide including 5 American presidents, 6 First Ladies, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, of England. He has been named Chef of the Year by the Esquire Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, the Dallas Observer and the Dallas Voice. Pyles was named one the 10 most influential Texans one year by Texas Monthly Magazine.
Chef Pyles has authored four highly successful cookbooks and hosted two seasons of the Emmy-award winning PBS series New Tastes from Texas. He has received the AAA 5-Diamond Award and was only the 10th chef be inducted into Nation’s Restaurant News’ Menu Masters Hall of Fame.
Chef Pyles was a cuisine consultant to American Airlines for 22 years and has consulted for the Dallas Museum of Art, a host of hotels, and other corporate entities such as Verizon Wireless and Deloitte & Touche.
A tireless philanthropist, Pyles is a founding board member of Share Our Strength, America’s largest hunger relief organization. He is a recipient of the organization’s Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work with their No Kid Hungry Campaign, having helped raised $5 million over the past 30 years. He is a life board member of the North Texas Food Bank and has served on the board of Goodwill Industries and The Art Institute. He co-founded The Hunger Link, Dallas’ perishable food program that acts as a conduit between restaurants and hotels and ministries and soup kitchens. Through his Stephan Pyles Culinary Scholarship, he has awarded $250,000 to culinary students in Texas.