Meet the Golden Girls

Thank you so much for asking about Golden Placements Services(GPS). Some Things in Life Require an Expert. GPS is a Local Senior Living Guidance Service at No Cost to you. We guide your personal experience helping you place a loved one in a new home providing custom quality care. We take the guesswork, tours, appointments, and research out of your way so you can have a fulfilling, reassured and joyful experience with the satisfaction of knowing your loved one is in their perfect place to live lif fullest.

Our experienced team of professionals are here to help you wade through all of the information and options available when you or a loved one is looking to transition to assisted living or a senior community in the Portland Metro or Northern California area. Given our many years of experience, we’re experts at helping our clients to find the perfect home that fits your lifestyle, budget and health situation — and we do it all, free of charge.

Let our team handle the stressful, difficult tasks involved with the process, taking care to research, call, inspect and coordinate tours for you, until you find the location that best meets your needs. Get to know us a little bit better before you make the call, just by reading our bios below. If you’ve been wondering where help was going to come from to get you through this stage of your life, the wait is over. You’ve found the Golden Girls!

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Oregon Office

Diane Delaney | 503-926-2111

Diane Delaney, Golden Placement ServicesDetermined that families deserve the highest standard of service from senior housing referrers, Diane Delaney founded Golden Placement Services and assembled the “Golden Girls” team. An accomplished executive manager who has been successful in many business ventures throughout her career, Diane has been a partner and Director of Operations in the senior housing industry, where she oversaw the full spectrum of the transition process for seniors and family members. She is known among her clients and peers for her business skills, perseverance, integrity, compassion, lively personality, and for always going the extra mile for her clients. She is also the proud mother of two grown, successful children—her “favorite accomplishment so far.”


LaVona Tomberlin, Senior Placement Specialist | 971-341-0375

LaVona TomberlinLaVona believes that families deserve the assistance of one who understands and cares. She has come to Golden Placement Services with the goal of improving the lives of those who need a change in living arrangements. LaVona has been working with the elderly for the last 36 years. Working in private care and then with in-home care through organizations. She has always had a passion for working with the elderly and returned to school to receive a Master of Psychology Behavioral Health with the goal of advocating for those who needed a voice. She has worked in geriatrics and in Memory Care and has an extensive background in management. Helping the families to make good decisions and to relieve their stress in uncertain times makes life worthwhile. Golden Placement Services allows her to help others and provides great satisfaction.


Stephanie Brubaker, Senior Placement Specialist | 971-263-8533

Helping you find a Place for MomStephanie got her start working as an administrator for Golden Placement Services.  It served her well as she worked in sales and marketing while living in Austin, TX.  Now that she is back in Oregon she’s excited to take the plunge and work alongside the Golden Girls as a placement specialist.  She feels lucky to receive her training from experienced mentors, her mother Diane, and co-worker LaVona.  Stephanie looks forward to being a part of the family whose main objective is to help your family through senior housing options with empathy, integrity, and compassion.

California Office

Lidia Parman | 209-222-7138

Lidia_Parman, Golden Placement ServicesLidia Parman has honed her natural talent for logistics throughout her career. She ran the Modesto Youth Soccer League for over 17 years, and subsequently has been responsible for facilitating large scale fundraisers, and corporate and social events. Lidia is thrilled to be working in an environment with Golden Placement Services where her natural skills couple with her passion for helping others, especially seniors and those with special needs. Among her friends and peers, Lidia is known for her efficiency and vivacious, positive attitude. When she is not working (which isn’t often!) Lidia enjoys spending time with her four adult children and grandson, as well as traveling.

Mary Lisa Kuhn | 831-620-2459

Mary Lisa Kuhn, Golden Placement ServicesMary Lisa Kuhn owned and operated her own successful business in the Central Valley for more than 25 years. During that time, she managed to cultivate lasting relationships with clients, while serving them with respect and compassion. She simultaneously acted as a board member for many community organizations and events. Mary Lisa has always had a special place in heart for the elderly, and she considers herself the “mother hen” for her brood of octogenarians. She is excited to offer services to the community at large with Golden Placement Services.  Mary Lisa of GPS ensures comfortable and suitable transitions for those in need of long-term care. Mary Lisa recently became the very proud grandmother of a baby boy, as well as a Portuguese water dog.

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Gwenn McNeal
Gwenn McNeal
Golden Placement Services answered! It’s really difficult to have to place an aging parent into a facility, but our family knew it was time. So I did some research, called 15 facilities, and managed to get on one wait list. I also called two companies that assist with finding homes, and they said they could not help. We were concerned we wouldn’t find a place, and if we did, it could be a very poor choice for our dad. Then I was given Golden Placement Services phone number and I spoke with a lovely woman named LaVona. That’s when everything changed! LaVona listened to our family’s needs, was understanding, and within days, she had arranged places for us to visit. How she found them, I don’t know, but she did! She met us there, listened some more, answered questions, and offered sage advice. We will forever be grateful for Golden Placement Services help in making this very tough decision. We absolutely know that my dad is in the right place to spend the rest of his life. And, we wouldn’t have that assurance today, had we not been connected with their wonderful service! They have blessed us greatly and we are sharing their information with others we know who are going through the same process.
Maureen S.
Maureen S.
Our family is so grateful for Diane and her company. They have helped us, two times find placements for our family members. We are now working now to find a great situation for another elderly family member.. Best thing, THEY CARE about each client and their wellbeing... THANK YOU, Diane
Addison Inman
Addison Inman
What a great resource for seniors in this area. Great, honest work. Very knowledgeable.
Denise R
Denise R
They were very helpful and while being professional, kind and caring. They were thorough in trying to find the best arrangement for our situation and followed-up to make sure client's new arrangements were satisfactory. I highly recommend them.