Executive Staff

Oaks Senior Living Executive Team

The Salabarria family has been faithfully providing senior living in Georgia since 1998. We are committed to serving with faith, knowledge, compassion and love.

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Oaks Senior Living - Alex Salabarria
Alex Salabarria

Chief Executive Officer, Alex Salabarria was born in Miami,Florida in 1967 to Nelson and Miriam Salabarria. The Salabarria family immigrated from Cuba when the Fidel Castro Revolution toppled the Baptista regime. Alex is the youngest of three siblings. Read more...

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Nelson Salabarria
Nelson Salabarria

Nelson joined the family business in 2006 heading up development and construction, then transitioned to CFO in 2008 due to the company’s growth. He remains involved in development and construction working closely with Douglas Shook, President of Acquisitions and Development.

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Oaks Senior Living - Douglas Shook
Douglas Shook

President of Construction & Development, Douglas Shook is a lifelong resident of Forsyth Co. He is a graduate of Forsyth Co High 1982. He received a BBA from GSU in 1988. After being in the construction industry for many years he started S&C Construction in 1987.

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Oaks Senior Living - Linda Bennett
Linda Bennett

Chief Operations Officer, Linda Bennett has worked in the senior living industry since 1998. She joined the Oaks Senior Living family in 2001. She held positions as a Community Relations Director, VP of Marketing, and VP of Operations.

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Denise Salabarria

VP of Sales & Marketing, Denise Salabarria was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in Southern Louisiana. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1987 to pursue a career in Sales & Marketing with a focus on healthcare.

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Oaks Senior Living - Tammy Gonyea
Tammy Gonyea

Comptroller, Tammy Gonyea came on board as the corporate office manager in September, 2013. She has over twenty years of experience in handling the accounting and human resource needs of small businesses.

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Oaks Senior Living - Mary Anderson
Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson is a Registered Nurse and has been in the nursing profession for over 30 years. Mary’s varied experiences include clinical nursing, working as a clinical nurse educator in a large hospital and as an instructor in a nursing program.

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