Contact Wesley Des Moines

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Contact Wesley Des Moines


General Contact Info

(206) 824-5000

Wesley Des Moines
816 South 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198

Community Relations Team

Rob Lanouette
Community Relations Director for Des Moines Redevelopment

Elizabeth Melia
Community Relations Representative

Kounthea Van-Sy
Community Relations Liaison

Driving Directions

From I5 North

From I5 North

  • Take I-5 south to Exit 151 (S 200th St. and Military Road).
  • Go west on S 200th to International Blvd (Hwy 99).
  • Turn Left (south) on International Blvd (Hwy 99) to S 216th.
  • Turn right on S 216th.
  • Drive 1 mile to the Wesley campus.
  • Turn left on 11th Ave S for the Administration Building or The Gardens.
  • Turn right at 11th for Wesley Des Moines.
  • For access to The Terrace front entrance, continue one block to the traffic light and turn right into the front parking lot.
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From I5 South

From I5 South

  • Take I-5 north to Exit 149B (Kent-Des Moines Rd.).
  • Turn right on Pacific Hwy S (Hwy 99) to S 216th.
  • Turn left on S 216th.
  • Drive 1 mile to the Wesley campus.
  • Turn left for the Administration Building or The Gardens.
  • Turn right for Wesley Des Moines or The Terrace.
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Wesley Des Moines Management Team

Alexander Candalla
Executive Director, Des Moines

Alexander Candalla joined Wesley as Executive Director of the Des Moines campus in 2015. Since 1999, Candalla has been the executive director of a retirement community in California. Under his leadership, that campus maintained a 5-Star rating in all areas and achieved two zero deficiency-free surveys within the last three years.

Candalla has a Master of Arts in Gerontology with an emphasis in Long-Term Care Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, both from San Francisco State University. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Management. He holds several licenses and certifications, including California Nursing Home Administrator, preceptor and Retirement Housing Professional.

His accomplishments include Vice Chair, LeadingAge California Board; Executive Director of the Year, American Baptist Homes of the West; Mentor of the Year, LeadingAge California; Dr. Herbert Shore Mentor of the Year, LeadingAge National; and the Dr. Hiram Friedsam Mentorship Award, University of North Texas.

Learn More

    • Naniofa Poulivaati-Mounga
      Director of Resident Engagement

    • James Franklin
      Director of Culinary

    • Robbie Waitt
      Director of Environmental Services 

    • Michael Byrd

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