Leadership

Jo Dee Gibson –  Executive Director

Jo Dee Gibson was born and raised in Southern California.  She studied business and marketing at Pasadena City College and proceeded to work in not-for-profit, faith-based organizations, in particular senior communities since 1991.  Passionate about providing quality care and services, the move to SLC was a natural fit.

In her free time, Jo Dee loves to go bike riding at the beach, relax by the pool or doing crafts with her 10 grandchildren.  Grateful for an amazing family and group of friends, Jo Dee strives to provide opportunities for seniors to give as well as receive care.  At SLC, we are blessed with leadership that places the need to improve residents’ quality of life over and above the inevitable objections to change.  Our home is rich with healthy relationships, where one thing is certain, the joys of life have nothing to do with age.

Brandi McGinnis – Assistant Administrator

Brandi McGinnis has been a part of the Senior Living Community since 2013 she began as the receptionist and now oversees the Resident Support Team as the Director of Resident Services. She manages the Outreach program and all applications for residency and admissions to the home. She ensures seniors at the community have a carefree and comfortable environment. Brandi grew up in East Anaheim, California with two siblings and a house full of domestic and exotic pets. Brandi has a combined 15+ years’ experience interacting with people and animals. Her extensive background includes: Travel/Event Coordinating, Private Invitational Conferences and Customer Care. We are grateful for her knowledge, compassion for people and creatures. Brandi is a married mother of two, she and family have a love of Disneyland, music, concerts and the great outdoors whether it’s camping, hiking or exploring new sites. We are more than blessed to have her as part of the SLC family.

Anna Aguilera – Director of Life Enrichment

Anna is the multifaceted flair behind the program of activities and outings at The Senior Living Community for the Eastern Star in Yorba Linda. Anna has a dedicated involvement enriching lives of every age and ailments as she has years of experience in teaching students with special needs, improving the quality of lives through non-profit rehabilitation work, and creating moments of joy at Disneyland. She received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University as part of the School of Social and Family Dynamics as well as being a state-certified RCFE Activity Leader. She brings a dedicated passion for exceptional service by providing a broad range of experiences available for our loved ones. Outside of work, Anna loves to spend time with her family, seeing them as often as she can. She also loves to volunteer at animal shelters with her husband, believing that a life without animals just isn’t fulfilled. Overall, she enjoys exploring the community and learning as many new things as she can!

Lily Roman – Director of Wellness

Lily as Director of Wellness, is an experienced Licensed Vocational Nurse possessing integrity, dependability and providing excellent care to all she serves.  The best part of joining our team has been the open and trusting relationships she has developed with residents, colleagues and staff.

She loves nature, guitar, pencil drawing, languages and the Bible.  She appreciates people from different cultures.  Beekeeping is an exciting, inspiring and engaging activity she and her husband enjoy.  Lily and her team are committed to meet the needs of our residents by providing individualized, person-centered care in an environment that supports professional practice and employee engagement.

Cari Scott – Director of Human Resources

Cari started with SLC as the receptionist and quickly moved into her current Human Resources role.. which was natural since she has 20 + years of experience in this field.  She understands the residents and strives to find the most caring and loving people to work on our campus.  Though Cari is a native Californian, she enjoys spending time in Arizona out on the lake boating and fishing in the hot summer sun.  At home she enjoys her year-round vegetable garden that started when her two girls were young; now they are in college.  There is nothing better than home grown veggies which includes everything from asparagus, snow peas, to cauliflower and broccoli!

Tino Mendoza -Director of Maintenance

Tino Mendoza, Director of Maintenance, joined the Senior Living Community team in 2014. It quickly became apparent he had extensive knowledge for fixing things with a great attitude and strong work ethic. Tino honed his skills at an early age of 18 as an apprentice to a master electrician, during that time his skillset grew in the areas of electrical, plumbing and construction. He is quick to identify the right way to tackle projects and instills those same values in the team he leads. Tino is an avid sportsman, he loves cross country running, wrestling, football and soccer. Tino has energy, passion and a love for what he does. He says his fuel and reward is seeing our residents happy when a job is done well.

Cindy Alderson – Director of Community Service

Cindy Alderson is a native Californian, born and raised.  She has a Social Services Designee Certificate and enjoys the great energy working with the residents of Senior Living Community. Cindy worked previously at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange for 25 years in many exciting roles. She brings a wealth of knowledge about our great state and its many changes. As a Notary, Cindy also performs all in-house notary services. Her caring for seniors began early with her wonderful grandparents. She is an animal lover and world traveler who enjoys reliving the history and stories of her travel adventures. It is Cindy’s commitment to enrich and maintain a fabulous quality of life for all of our great residents.

Michael Gamboa -Director of Culinary Services

Chef Michaels culinary journey began at a very young age by his Grandmothers side on her kitchen counter top where he found a passion for creating home cooked meals. His love and fascination with cooking inspired him to attend the Riverside Culinary Academy where he earned his Certification in Culinary Arts. He then took on his first job at an Italian kitchen at the age of 19 learning from prestigious Chefs. Over the years he continued to move up the culinary ladder onto different cultural cuisines such as Japanese, Korean, French, Hispanic, Mediterranean, East Asian, and American. Being able to share his years of culinary experience with others has brought back that familiar love he learned back in his grandmother’s kitchen. Michael’s joy is found in bringing comfort and delight to those he serves, and you can taste it in what he sits in front of you! Scrumptious!!