Meet Our Team

Clara Allen, Executive Director

Clara Allen
Executive Director

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. Outside of work, Clara enjoys hiking and open-water swimming.

Brian Kallio
Skilled Nursing Administrator

Brian Kallio is the skilled nursing administrator at The Reutlinger Community and has worked in the senior services industry for nearly three decades, gaining invaluable experience in regulatory compliance, fiscal management, and leadership. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and received his Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate while attending college. At The Reutlinger Community, Brian oversees the nursing, admissions, activities and social service departments and plays a major role in personnel development and quality assurance. He is passionate about helping people realize the benefits of great teamwork, communication, and customer service. Outside of work, Brian enjoys traveling, biking, volunteering at his church and spending quality time with his family.

Amber Brocks

Amber Brocks
Human Resources Manager

Amber Brocks is the human resources manager at The Reutlinger Community. Joining the team in 2019, Amber has been in the senior living industry for eight years, having received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Management. She is currently completing her SHRM-SCP, a senior certificate from the Society of Human Resources Management. For Amber, it is an honor to work for an organization that embraces the diversity and artistry within all who work and live there, where every team member strives for the bigger purpose of creating a safe, healthy and comfortable environment for the residents. When not at work, Amber’s two awesome kids keep her busy with their tech, arts and sports activities.

Beth Kyman, Philanthropy Director

Beth Kyman
Philanthropy Director

Beth Kyman has been working in the philanthropic arena for 35 years, gaining experience at The Anti-Defamation League, American Friends of the Hebrew University, Israel Tennis and Education Centers and The Jewish Agency for Israel.  As director of philanthropy for The Reutlinger Community, she is dedicated to the well-being and care of the residents, especially Survivors of the Holocaust. She also coordinates and supervises any security issues at The Reutlinger Community. In addition to her career, Beth is dedicated to her family, Israel, the Jewish community, and the ballet.

Sonia Gonzales, Director Dining Services

Sonia Gonzalez
Dining Services Director

Sonia Gonzalez is the director of dining services at the Reutlinger Community and loves helping people with all their food and nutritional needs. She has spent most of her career in the food industry, gaining valuable experience in areas such as food safety, sanitation and the newest trends in food and nutrition. While visiting residents and making sure they enjoy their meal is her primary function by day, Sonia also enjoys spending time with her family when not at The Reutlinger Community.

Art Martinez, Maintenance Director

Art Martinez
Maintenance Director

Arthur “Art” Martinez is the environmental director for The Reutlinger Community. A team member of the community for the last 18 years, Art started in the maintenance department, bringing with him over 22 years of prior experience in the maintenance, building and disassembling of multi-million dollar equipment. In addition to his dedication to the safety and operations of the community, he truly enjoys listening to the residents’ stories.  When not at work, Art enjoys tinkering in the garage, fishing and golfing.

Naheed Asalati, Executive Assistant

Naheed Asalati
Residential Living Advisor

Naheed Asalati is a residential living advisor at The Reutlinger Community. She has been with community for over four years, serving as the executive administrative assistant to the CEO, business office supervisor and assisting with marketing and admissions. In addition to her primary role, Naheed is part of the senior management team that works collaboratively with all Reutlinger Community departments. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis on marketing, management and public relations from Cal State East Bay. She is extremely committed to the residents and families of TRC and enjoys getting to know each one of them individually. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their three children and extended family. She also enjoys cooking, volunteering and the outdoor sports that her active children participate in.

Caroline Allen, MSW, Assisted Living Social Worker

Caroline Allen, MSW
Assisted Living Social Worker

Caroline Allen, MSW, LCSW is the director of social services at The Reutlinger Community. Having worked in senior living and services for over 30 years, she has a wealth of experience in social work, counseling, case management and EOL care, working with individuals, their families and care partners in the healthcare industry. Caroline’s specialty is assisting residents and their loved ones as they move through the many role changes and sensitive transitions that occur as they navigate their way through daily life at The Reutlinger Community. She is passionate about senior care and promoting opportunities for creating meaning and joy in the lives of residents. Caroline would say she is rich in family and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, an assortment of dogs, a cat and a parrot. She also loves hiking, cooking, meditation, exercise and going to the beach.

Christina Balboni, Skilled Nursing Social Worker

Christina Balboni, LCSW
Skilled Nursing Social Worker

Christina Balboni is the licensed clinical social worker in the skilled nursing unit at The Reutlinger Community. An integral part of the staff, she plays a major role with the interdisciplinary team and is a passionate advocate in her support of residents in their discharge planning and biopsychosocial needs. As a seasoned social worker in the geriatric field, she is committed to supporting the highest quality of life for older adults. When not serving the residents of The Reutlinger Community, she is also the sole proprietor of a private psychotherapy practice and the mother of two adult children. Christina’s Italian heritage and green thumb shine through in her cooking and baking, which she enjoys sharing with the staff and residents.

Achi Ben Shalom, MSW, Shabbat, holiday and Jewish Life Coordinator

Archi Ben Shalom
Shabbat, Holiday & Jewish Life Coordinator

Achi Ben Shalom has been working at the Reutlinger Community for the past 15 years as the Shabbat, holiday and Jewish Life coordinator. Achi received his music education certificate in Tel Aviv, Israel and the College of the Holy Name in Oakland. He taught Jewish Studies and music in schools, led rituals and served as a cantor in synagogues around the Bay Area for many years, with a special interest in forming choirs and instrumental ensembles with older adults. Currently, Achi leads Friday “Kabbalat Shabbat” Service and Shabbat Morning Torah service, coordinates Jewish holiday celebrations and rituals, and leads a weekly sing-along in all levels of care throughout the community.