Stephanie Templeton – Chair
Stephanie Templeton attended school at Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield, majoring in accounting and business administration. She has been an assisted living center manager since 1994 and received her certification in 1998. She was first elected to Arizona ALFA Board of Directors in 2002. Stephanie is the Executive Director of The Stratford Assisted Living in Phoenix.
Joe Jedlowski – Vice Chair
For 15 years, Mr. Jedlowski has honed his talents in the various sectors of the seniors housing industry; such as skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care. He began his career as a nursing assistant in a nursing home and has held several positions such as: Admissions Director, Administrator, Executive Director, Regional Director and Regional Vice President.
He is now the Vice President of Milestone Retirement Communities, a position he has held for the last four years. In this role, he works closely with each Executive Director and Regional Director to oversee the day-to-day operations. Mr. Jedlowski supports the ongoing success of Milestone Retirement Communities by his development and execution of well-designed solutions that significantly improve operational performance, cost and capabilities. His creative direction and broad knowledge base have allowed him to lead innovative seniors housing ventures to record levels of success.
Over the years, he has become an expert in operational and financial executive management across multiple sites and states. This talent proves advantageous in the management of senior housing projects such as: new construction developments, acquisitions, change management, human resources and overall relationship building (employee, resident, vendor and investor).
He shares his expertise with the larger industry as well, sitting on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Assisted Living Association and remaining active with the American Geriatrics Society and National Association of Health Services Executives. Mr. Jedlowski is also a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Society, American Red Cross, and Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America.
He holds a degree in health care and business from American University, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. He also holds a degree in nursing home administration from the School of Aging and Long Term Care at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In his spare time, Joe loves to spend time with his fiancé, friends, and family. His hobbies include going to the beach, kayaking, hiking, golfing and watching football-Go NY Giants!
Linda Villa – Secretary
Linda Villa is the General Manager of Las Fuentes Resort Village in Prescott, Arizona. She has 20 years of health care management experience. Linda received her Associate of Arts Degree in nursing from North Dakota State University. She is a licensed Registered Nurse, licensed Assisted Living Manager and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Linda has been employed with Life Care Centers of America for over 20 years receiving the company’s President’s Award in 1997 and Chairman’s Award in 2006. She was presented achievement as a Certified Administrator through the American College of Health Care Administrators in 1998. Linda is past Vice President Maricopa County Facilities at Large for Arizona Health Care Association, past affiliation with Arizona Geriatrics Society, Peoria Soroptimists and Prescott Rotary. Prior moving to Arizona from Washington State, Linda was employed as a Nursing Home Administrator, Director of Nurses and Staff Development Coordinator. She was past Regulatory Committee Co-Chairperson for Washington State Health Care Association and in 1980 achieved certification approval through Washington State Department of Health for development of one of the state’s first nursing assistant certification programs.
Ira Shulman – Past Chairperson
Ira Shulman received his Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Long Island University and has been a licensed Manager in the State of Arizona since 2004. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America in 2007. Ira has also been actively involved in Covenant Healthcare, AJAS, and AAHSA. Ira is currently CEO/Executive Director for the Kivel Campus of Care.
Jon Scott Williams – Board Member
Jon Scott Williams, Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP) is the Regional Vice President/Executive Director for Christian Care. Christian Care is the 29th largest not-for-profit senior housing organization in the nation according to the AAHSA Ziegler 100. He has overseen Fellowship Square-Mesa 236 units+32 bed memory support and Christian Care Manor IV 65 units all in Mesa since 06/01/1997. In Recognition of his innovative approach to improving the quality of service in Long-Term Care and Senior Housing Services by incorporating Medicaid approved Assisted Living Services within HUD housing AzAHA awarded “Jon Scott” the Best Practices Award for 2003. The innovation has been reproduced at three other not-for-profit affordable retirement communities in the Phoenix area. Fellowship Square-Mesa has consistently listed in the top 10 in Arizona for years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 by Ranking Arizona and #1 in Residential Care by Best of Mesa 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Prior to becoming, the Regional Vice President/Executive Director of Christian Care Jon Scott volunteered his service since 1986 as a board member, officer and Chairman of Christian Care Companies 20 interlocking not-for-profit corporations. He has a strong business, accounting and management background. He is a graduate of Arizona State University class of 1972. He is a member of the National Society of Public Accountants, American College of Healthcare Executives, Immediate Past Chair/LeadingAge Arizona, Executive Committee Marc Community Resources, Inc. formerly MARC Center Mesa, AZ., Past-Director and presently a Secretary of Mesa Rotary Club, and Past-Chair/Elder Central Christian Church of Mesa and is Past-Chair of Mesa’s Housing Advisory Board.
Yvonne Napolitano – Board Member
Amber McCord – Board Member
Ramon Gerardo, III – Board Member
Wayne Wisniewski – Board Member
Eve Nettles – Board Member
Dennis Scalpone – Board Member