Scott Fischer is co-founder and Owner of Options for Senior Living, an Arizona senior referral company. One of the founding members of PASRS, Scott has served the healthcare industry for over 25 years. Scott’s vast nursing experience includes nursing administration, nursing education, mental health nursing and home health nursing. Scott has dedicated the past 15 years of his career to the care and service of seniors, particularly in the area of senior mental health with an emphasis on seniors suffering from dementia.
Jennifer Rayl, OTR, MS
Jennifer Rayl is Owner and operator of BrightStar Care of Greater Scottsdale, a medical, non-medical, and staffing home care company. Jennifer is an Occupational Therapist by background with a Master’s Degree focusing on business and education. Jennifer has a passion for helping seniors maintain a satisfying, safe, healthy and fulfilled life in the living environment of their choice. She places special emphasis on education with her clients, particularly in the area of fall prevention. In addition, she values strategizing with clients to obtain and coordinate additional services to meet their independence goals. Jennifer believes in collaboration and cooperation to meet the needs of our seniors and community!
In response to the needs he discovered when his own parents became elderly and required in-home services, Bob purchased Visiting Angels. He became determined to provide better and more reliable care than what existed for his own parents. Bob’s background includes 28 years at the director level in the healthcare insurance industry, a Certification in Project Management through the University of Colorado at Denver, and many courses in health care management. He is a Founding Member and current Treasurer of the Arizona Non-Medical Homecare Association and currently serves as a Board Member of the Governing Board of the Florence Unified School District.
Steven Chung, MBA
Steven Chung owns Senior Living Advisory Group of Scottsdale. A former associate partner for an international management consulting firm, Steven also served as a senior executive for a major aerospace corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in Business Management. For over 26 years, he has been married to Martha Batista, who is also the founder and owner of Senior Living Advisory Group. Together they have 3 wonderful children.
Rod Bailey is recognized as an expert in the continuum of healthcare operations with a specialization in post-acute health services. At present, Dr. Bailey is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Beatitudes Campus, a comprehensive life plan community. He serves as a member of the LeadingAge Arizona Foundation, the LeadingAge Arizona public policy committee and is President of the Area Agency on Aging ELDERFriends board.
Michelle attended Southwest Texas State University and then Creighton University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in English and Philosophy. She received her Paralegal Certificate from Phoenix College and her Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law. Michelle’s areas of practice encompass estate planning, probate, special needs planning, medicaid planning, conservatorships, guardianships and other areas of law pertinent to such cases and special matters.
Thom Corrigan is the Managing Partner of Mosaic Care Resources and Director of Operations for Griswold Home Care. He has over 30 years experience in the healthcare arena as a Social Worker, Geriatric Care Manager and Aging Life Specialist. His passion has always been to work with seniors and adults with special needs, chronic disease and disabilities. He has advanced training in gerontology, Alzheimer’s disease, mental health, case management and grief counseling. He has volunteered on the Board of Directors for several public health and aging related organizations.
Rebecca Dice is a licensed skilled nursing home administrator and a certified assisted living manager. She has spent most of her 30 year career overseeing every aspect of senior living – from independent housing, to assisted living and memory care, to running a skilled nursing facility. Currently she is the Executive Director of a new assisted living and memory care community called Mariposa Point of Gilbert. Rebecca is excited about the opportunity to develop a nurturing and loving environment that offers the residents an opportunity to thrive, have a voice and purpose. Lifelong learning, intergenerational programming, volunteerism, resident engagement, and providing care that affords elders to thrive is her mantra.
Sevy Gambs is the Founder of Travel Care, LLC and Senior Living Resources, LLC. She has more than twenty years of progressive experience in healthcare administration, ranging from direct care in both hospitals and LTC to assisted living facility and multi-facility management. Her commitment to seniors and expertise in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease has allowed her to create Travel Care, a company to assist in the relocation and vacations of individuals otherwise unable to travel.
Cindy understands the challenges facing families when a loved one is experiencing the transitions of life. Cindy started Beacon Senior Resources after experiencing her mother’s decline with Alzheimer’s and her father’s health issues. With her background in healthcare and business, Cindy believes that an advocate for the senior living process is crucial to the health and well being of a loved one and their family.
Gabriela Istrate owns and operates Golden Age Residential Care with her husband, Emanuel. She immigrated to the United States from Romania in 1999, and since 2001, she and her husband have owned and operated Assisted Living Homes. Today, Gabriela is an acknowledged leader in the Romanian Assisted Living community and the Assisted Living community at large. Gabriela is certified as both an Assisted Living Manager and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). She is a Board Member of the AALHA and a Member/Past Board Member of both ALFA and HSP West. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and participated on the Advisory Committee for the Arizona Department of Health Services, a committee dedicated to developing new rules for assisted living.