Meet the Team

Kaylynn Evans

MSM-HC, CADDCT – Executive Director

Kaylynn has more than 12 years of experience serving in healthcare with eight years of specialized experience in dementia care. She is dedicated to revolutionizing elder care, improving quality and enhancing the lives of others. She also has experience in developing new statewide training programs and collaborating in cutting-edge academic research on dementia. She is a NCCDP certified dementia trainer and certified dementia care manager. She is committed to the highest level of customer service and quality in elder communities and won the ACHA National Commitment to Quality award.

Diane Merrow

Life Enrichment Director

Diane brings over 20 years of experience creating and implementing activity programs for all ages with a focus over the past 10 years working with seniors. She is responsible for developing a variety of life enriching programs to fit each individual resident needs, including fitness, social, spiritual, and independent desires so each individual feels welcome, safe, secure & engaged in their community. Diane is a board certified activity professional and serves on the South Carolina Activity Professionals Association board as the Low Country District Representative. She is also dementia certified. Diane is a member of her church choral and bell choirs and loves developing relationships with residents and their families to enhance their quality of life.

Janaya Price

Sales & Marketing Director

With more than 14 years of experience in senior healthcare, Janaya has assisted medical doctors and other professionals with heavy focus in monthly/routine screenings, spinal health, podiatry care and encouraging overall wellness. She is responsible for promoting life enriching activities and events, ensuring overall wellness and active living. Janaya has been a part of the healthcare field in Bluffton, SC for 11 years and has grown to personally love the seniors and their families in our community.

Pascal Vignau

Executive Chef

Pascal joins us with over 15 years experience as a classically trained chef. Born and raised in France, Pascal has cooked for some of the finest hotels in the United States including the Ritz Carlton in Chicago and Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. He prides himself on new trends and the ability to satisfy his audience.

Jeff Osnes

Environmental Services Director

Jeff brings more than 20 years of Operations and Facility Management to the Vineyard team. He has managed several large environments and was elected President of the Minnesota Association of Church Facility Managers. Jeff has always been drawn to seniors, loves learning about their lives, and volunteered at a nursing home and at church. Jeff, his wife, and two cats moved to Bluffton, SC in June of 2018 and they love being far away from snow and close to the ocean!

Libby Gilden

Dementia Resource Director

With more than 5 years of experience working with adults with dementia, Libby is dedicated to providing an environment in which residents can thrive, no matter their cognitive abilities. She believes in taking a unique approach, through dementia specific programming, to address the individual needs of each resident. She values the relationships with family members and works to develop family relationships and encourage family involvement. Libby has her master’s degree in Public Health and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

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