Buckner Appoints Aaron Ortego as Executive Director of Calder Woods in Beaumont, Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas — Buckner Retirement Services has named Aaron Ortego as executive director of Calder Woods, a continuing care retirement community in Beaumont, located east of Houston near the Louisiana border.

Ortego steps in for the previous executive director, David Ummel, who now serves as executive director of one of Calder Woods’ sister communities, Buckner Westminster Place in Longview. Buckner Retirement Services operated both faith-based, nonprofit senior living communities.

Prior to Calder Woods, Ortego served as CEO for Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana and Direct Care Inc. He has also worked as administrative director of nursing of psychiatric services for Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, corporate director of nursing for Guarding Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and director of nursing for Pathway Management, where he served at Grand Cove Nursing and Rehabilitation and Landmark of Lake Charles.

Ortego graduated from McNeese State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He holds certifications in wound care (WCON), dementia training, DON training, MDS training and several other healthcare specialties.