Nataliya Oganova

Resident Activity Director

With over 16 strong years of building a reputation in the nursing and rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities, Nataliya Oganova’s work delivers the recreational, physical, intellectual, spiritual and social needs of each Resident. Nataliya Oganova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan (Former USSR), she did most of her schooling in Azerbaijan – graduating from Engineering School with a master degree in construction engineering in 1981 and worked for over 10 years in the Engineering Industry.

She first came to the United States in 1995 and started to work for Queen Anne Manor Assisted Living Facility-(where, many years ago, Children’s Orthopedic Hospital was located). Starting as a Laundry Aid she soon asked to be transferred to the Activity Department as an Activity Assistant. She worked with Residents affected by Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. While working fulltime she went to business school for 12 month and graduated as Network Administrator, MCP (Certified Microsoft Professional) in 2001. She thought she would quit her job as Activity Assistant and start her career in the IT Field, but she could not, as she had developed a passion for working in the nursing environment for people with different abilities and possibilities.

In 2003 she accepted an offer from “Bessie Burton Sullivan Skilled Nursing Facility owned by Seattle University, to become an Activity Coordinator. In early 2007, Seattle University announced the closure of Bessie Burton Sullivan . Bessie Burton now exists as Chardin Residence Hall, a dormitory for Seattle University.

In February 2007 she accepted an offer to become Activity Director for Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and continues to enhance the quality of life of our residents.

Nataliya has one son, who is almost twenty two. When not working she likes to cook, read (mostly articles from Internet) and work on crossword puzzles.

She spent her whole childhood in Baku, Azerbaijan. She has one sister who is currently residing in Russia with her Family.