Cheryl Wilson has served as the Chief Executive Officer at St. Paul’s Senior Services for over 30 years. Bringing a lifetime of experience as a nurse and hospital administrator to the organization, Cheryl’s passionate yet tenacious qualities have taken St. Paul’s from a small independent living community with 25 staff serving 150 seniors, to a revolutionary San Diego landmark in senior care. Today, St. Paul’s Senior Services is San Diego’s largest non-profit exclusively dedicated to senior care with over 1,600 residents and participants, served by more than 650 staff members.
Wilson has dedicated her career to the care of seniors. She earned her RN degree from Prince Henry’s Nursing School in Australia, and her U.S.A. BA and Master’s Degree from the University of Redlands. Her nursing career began in the Australian outback where she treated extreme medical cases under primitive conditions, then served in New Guinea and around the world before moving to San Diego in 1970 and co-founded the Imperial Beach Free Clinic, while working in a local pediatrics Clinic. She later accepted the role of Clinic Director at Fredericka Manor in Chula Vista, where she developed their first Personal Services Unit in 1979 which would be a precursor to the assisted living we know today. From 1986-1998, she was a teacher of Nursing Administration for R.N.C. National examinations She also served as a critical care and operating room nurse while consulting to long-term care programs and facilities.
Today, Wilson translates her career of geriatric nursing and Long Term Care management, into the building of senior care clinics and senior communities for St. Paul’s Senior Services while lobbying for statewide senior care improvements. Her work in healthcare has been honored with the Women Together Award, Salvation Army Woman of Dedication, San Diego Ecumenical Council Honoree, Tribute to Women in Industry, and Rotary International Foundation Recognition. The California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, where she served as Chair of the Board, also named Wilson “Mentor of the Year.”
Wilson extends her passion for senior healthcare to Leading Age National, as a past Board member/Chair of Leading Age California, the Global Aging Network, San Diego Senior Alliance, Don’t Wait Vaccinate Committee, and the San Diego Rotary Club 33 Senior Services Committee. She uses her expertise at St. Paul’s to manage a complex matrix of senior care services through their amazing staff, and provides innovative services of excellence to seniors at all levels of the economic market with compassion each and every day.
I began with St. Paul’s more than 10 years ago. Today, I oversee three St. Paul’s PACE centers which proudly serve more than 750 participants. Through key partnerships with supportive housing developers in San Diego, we have been able to permanently house and enroll more than 150 PACE-eligible seniors who had been homeless or at severe risk of becoming homeless. I love being able to make a difference! In addition to St. Paul’s PACE, I also oversee the St. Paul’s Intergenerational Program, which integrates our licensed Child Care and Senior Day Programs. I’m also a licensed occupational therapist, and prior to PACE, operated a community-based occupational therapy private practice and was an Adjunct Professor for the Grossmont College Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
Todd Kaprielian is the Executive Director of St. Paul's Senior Services Foundation, the fundraising division of the organization. Over the last 12 years, he has worked to raise money for a variety of St. Paul’s programs. During his tenure at St. Paul's, Todd has seen three capital campaigns to completion and has risen well over $12 million for the organization. Kaprielian received his Bachelor of Communications from UCSD. He serves on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Board of Directors, serves on the San Diego Downtown Lion’s Club Foundation Board of Trustees, where he was recently asked to serve as President of the 2019-2020 year, and he is an active member in Toastmasters (SmoothTalkers; Club #8262). Passionate about raising money for a good cause, Todd hopes to see two new PACE centers in the next three years that will serve San Diego’s low-income seniors.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas and a Masters of Business Administration from USC, Randall brings to St. Paul’s 35-years of professional experience.During these years he built the teams, processes, controls, culture, and measurements to assure near-term and long-range performance in his former organizations such as Decatur Electronics, General Dynamics, RMCD Management, and Comanche Nation Casinos. Born into the Midwestern work ethic and driven by the proposition of “honoring one’s word,” Randall now brings his entrepreneurial spirit to deliver superior services to seniors. Randall is also a member of the East County Chamber of Commerce and an active volunteer in East County.