Allie began her career in dementia care in 2005, after receiving a degree from California State University, Fullerton, in the field of Human Services. Prior to receiving her license as a long term care administrator in 2015, she worked as a Director of Community Outreach, where the main focus was engaging and educating the community on dementia care capabilities in Nevada. This included working with small groups of healthcare professionals, as well as speaking at conferences. Allie frequently volunteers for various organizations, however most recently she enjoyed being the co-chair of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Walk to End Alz”. She believes that giving back and being of service is an important part of all that we do in all aspects of life, including here at Vineyard Henderson.
A long-time Las Vegas/Henderson resident, Rudy’s been involved in the Alzheimer’s Association for 10+ years, serving as a Chairman and Event Emcee. He’s been working in senior communities since 2009. Rudy developed a passion for memory care from his own personal experiences, as his in-laws had Alzheimer’s and dementia. Rudy received his bachelor of science in health care administration from University of Phoenix. He loves sharing his experience with family members to better help them with their new journey on caring for their loved ones.
Dana has a passion for helping those who are sick, elderly, physically and mentally challenged and terminally ill. Her experience is predominantly in Hospice, where she has served as CNA, LPN and a Manager. She has found in memory care the ideal balance of hands-on-care and leadership, with her prior experience as a Health Services Director. She enjoys the continued opportunity to serve her community.
Growing up, Ira watched her mother care for patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. This sparked a passion to care for others at a young age and is the reason why she is pursuing her major in biology. She looks forward to helping make Vineyard a safe and loving home for all of the residents and to making an impact with the rest of the Vineyard tribe.
Robert has over 15 years of experience working with senior communities. He joins the Vineyard team humbled to work with seniors because they have taught him to be a better person. He views each day as an opportunity to make a difference in seniors lives and describes his role as very rewarding and fulfilling knowing he is impacting others. We are excited to have him!
Cynthia joins us with over 50 years of experience in the culinary world. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Cynthia was the head chef at a corporate catering company in her hometown. She managed the dining facilities in a car auction company in New York and later moved to Las Vegas with her husband to be near her two grandchildren. She’s a big fan of the Steelers and enjoys making crafts, camping, and baking in her spare time.
As a public educational servant for over two decades, Andrea has a passion for helping and teaching others. She specializes in planning and executing events and creating interactive and research-based dementia activities for our community residents. Andrea is honored to share her lifelong professional experience, passion and creativity with our memory care residents. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, exercising and making memories with friends and family.