Our Team

Learn more about our great Denver Assisted Living team at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community!


Larry Lillo - Executive Director

Larry Lillo has been the Executive Director for Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community since the summer of 2009. He has brought eleven years of experience in the assisted and independent living arena to this position. He has managed three assisted living communities for Sunrise Senior Living and an independent community for the Spectrum Retirement Company. Larry currently sits on the Masonic Communities and Services Association Executive Committee and is a past Board of Director member for the Leading Age of Colorado Association; he has also served in leadership positions in a variety of community organizations. His expertise in developing caring communities through effective operations and management skills has led to success in all of the communities that he has managed. Larry’s goals for Eastern Star include continuing to offer a quality living environment for residents and to meet both operational and financial benchmarks set by the Board of Trustees and Ridgeline Management Company. Larry has 5 children, enjoys playing co-ed softball, spending time boating at Lake Powell and vacationing in Las Vegas.


Jerry Haynes - Dietary Supervisor

Jerry has worked at the Eastern Star Community for 9 years; the residents are like his family. When not working Jerry loves to fish and watch basketball, go Lakers!!!  Jerry has one son who is studying at University of Greeley. Jerry has a passion for cooking after all the kitchen is the heart of the community. Jerry is originally from Illinois and has called Denver his home for 30 years.


Judith Grant - Life Enrichment Director

Judith Grant joined the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community in November, 2006 as Activities Director. Her seven plus years at the ESMRC include 19 years in nonprofit experience as a development director for the Douglas County Battered Women’s Shelter, Jeffco Action Center and Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Her earlier positions were in marketing communications for local and national companies including Pet Milk Company in St. Louis and Daniels & Associates, a cable company in Denver. She operated her own marketing communications business in Denver serving clients including the University of Denver and AT&T Information Systems Services Division. 

Judith enjoys continuing her nonprofit work in a direct service capacity, providing daily activities, outside trips and close contact with our residents. She always welcomes volunteers with an activity or talent to share with the residents.
Judith lived in St. Louis, San Francisco and Seattle before moving to Denver in 1975. She has two grown children.


Amelia Kirkendall - Director of Nursing

Amelia Kirkendall has worked at the ESMRC for almost 15 years. Amelia is responsible for our largest team of employees overseeing both our Resident Service and Housekeeping Departments. Amelia is responsible for the care and well being of all of our residents both in our Assisted Living and Independent Communities. She works hand in hand with a team of health care providers to provide the best possible care for all of the residents in our community. Amelia is originally from the Philippines and loves to travel when the money permits. She loves American Idol and leading our monthly karaoke parties!


Diane Martini - Director of Marketing

Diane Martini, Director of Marketing, has been working with seniors since she was 15 years old. As a teenager, she volunteered at skilled nursing centers passing out water and playing games with residents. Over the years, she has continued to work with seniors in various capacities. For the last 12 years, Diane has worked in the Senior Housing Industry. For over seven years now, Diane has been working at the Eastern Star helping seniors and their families find appropriate homes for those who need more help or for those seniors who no longer want to do maintenance on the homes they have lived in for 50+ years. Diane loves working with seniors and finds fulfillment in helping families find the "right place".

In her spare time, Diane is an avid Salsa dancer performing for the residents and at various events around Denver.


Gary Lavoie - Maintenance Director

Gary is a Mason and a member of Highlands Lodge #86. He joined the Eastern Star Community in November 2008.

Gary has a lifetime of experience in all phases of construction and maintenance, starting as a maintenance man and achieving Head of Maintenance and Construction Supervisor for Mustang Properties.
Gary also owned and operated his own business for many years. 
Gary is also a people person and has held many positions in service to community and people. He served as a volunteer firefighter on the Cunningham Fire Department for more than four years achieving and serving at the rank of Lieutenant for the last 2 years of his service. He studied for and received an Emergency Medical Technician Certificate while on the department. He was a fire department representative on the Cunningham Fireman's Pension Fund Board of Trustees for 3 years.
In 1994 Gary was awarded a Citizen Citation from the Adams County Sheriffs Department for saving the life of an elderly man who had collapsed while suffering a heart attack.
Gary served 4 terms of elected office on the Board of Trustees for the town of Deer Trail while overseeing the upgrade and improvement of the town's water delivery system and the replacement of the town's sewage system. He was also instrumental in obtaining multiple grants for improving the town's infrastructure.
Gary has been married for more than 38 years and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.


Pati Sawyer Boex - Fraternal Relations Director

Pati Sawyer Boex has been the Fraternal Relations Director at the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community since 2009. Her position is unique to the ESMRC and was developed to perform community outreach, not only within the Fraternal Family but the entire community. She has brought a new energy to the community and is inspiring, not only to the Fraternal Family to get them more involved with the community, but in garnering interest from outside the fraternal family. While originally from Amityville, Long Island New York, her work experience has taken her many places while working for Club Med in their global resort villages, as Director of Activities for Sandstone Creek Club in Vail, Colorado, Heritage Eaglebend Golf and Country Club in Aurora, Colorado, the Event Coordinator for the Parker Chamber of Commerce. She is married to Steve and they live in Aurora with their two daughters. Pati loves to inline roller blade, play inline hockey, snuggle her girls and paint pottery.  

Please contact Pati patis@esmrc.com if you have an activity that you would like to share with the residents of the community or if you would like to know what our wish list items are for the residents of the ESMRC.


Lori Glaviano - Business Manager

Lori Glaviano joined ESMRC 6 months ago. Lori brings 7 years of experience in a medical office setting and 15 years of experience in administrative support. Her previous positions were an Insurance Billing Specialist at a medical office and an Underwriter at a insurance Company. She enjoys talking and spending time with our residents. Born and raised in Denver, Lori is married and has 1 daughter, who is the joy of her life. When not working, Lori enjoys playing with her dog Elly, camping and cheering for the Chicago Bears.