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Leadership at Evergreen

Darla Baranko

A Dickinson native, Director Darla Baranko discovered she wanted to work with older adults during a college internship at an assisted living residence in Fargo. Upon earning a BS degree in Human Development with a minor in Gerontology, she worked for a time at an Alzheimer’s care community in Bismarck. Darla moved back to Dickinson to join the Evergreen team in 1994, assuming the director’s position in 2007.

Darla is very passionate about caring for the seniors who live at Evergreen. It is personally rewarding for her to spend time with them – sharing a laugh, a grandchild’s letter, or even their heartaches. She is committed to making a positive difference in the life of every person encountered, be they resident, family member or co-worker. “You can learn so much from even the smallest amount of time spent with someone who needs companionship and love.”

Interested in career opportunities at Evergreen?

Evergreen employs about 75 people, full time and part time, who serve in many different capacities. Cooks or nurses, caregivers or program coordinators, each person in our family of employees has a vital role. Staff members are handpicked because they’re people who share our company values:

  • Compassion
  • Commitment
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity

Evergreen also has a strong volunteer program. To apply, please contact program coordinator Linda Hanel at lhanel@kensington-evergreen.com.