The executive director of The Reutlinger Community, Clara Allen has over 25 years of experience in senior living and services. Before joining the Reutlinger family, Allen was the executive director of Friends House, a nonprofit Quaker-inspired CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in Santa Rosa, CA. Possessing a Bachelor of Education in therapeutic recreation from the University of Toledo, and a Master of Arts in gerontology from San Francisco State University, Clara is a LNHA (Licensed Nursing Home Administrator), CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist), and possesses a RCFE (Residential Care Facility for the Elderly) certification. She has acted as a support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association and participated with the California Culture Change Coalition as a member of the teaching team. Clara currently resides in the Petaluma area, where she enjoys hiking and open-water swimming.