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Meet Our Staff

We have top-notch service because we have a dedicated staff. These are the people who work tirelessly to make Vi at La Jolla Village a more comfortable place for you.

Stephanie Boudreau Executive Director

As Executive Director, Stephanie oversees every aspect of the community which includes the quality of service, amenities, care, and programming for each and every Vi at La Jolla Village resident. Stephanie joined Vi in 2010.

Carrie Schroeder Associate Executive Director

Carrie oversees functional departments and administrative projects for Vi at La Jolla Village, including resident transfers, Project Management, Food and Beverage, and Risk Management. Carrie re-joined the Vi team in 2017 after finishing her MBA and Master’s Degree in Social Work.

Kelly Parkins Sales Director

Kelly directs all of our sales efforts at Vi at La Jolla Village. She also manages each sales team member, and represents Vi to the larger San Diego community. Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Kelly joined La Jolla Village in 2001.

Ellen Blys, MA, LNHA Care Center Administrator

Ellen oversees each care center department – from dining service to nursing care – and provides a quality experience to our residents. She works closely with her team of nurses and support staff to develop a personalized approach for every care center resident.

Theresa Latosh

Theresa Latosh Community Relations Manager

As Community Relations Manager, Theresa Latosh is responsible for promoting the community through outreach education and public relations; she initiates and coordinates prospect and professional events to present information relating to the benefits of continuing care.  She conducts tours of the community and helps evaluate marketing strategies. Theresa has a 25+ year background in marketing and advertising, and did her undergraduate at Michigan State University. 

Vi at La Jolla Human Resources Director

John Quigley Director of Human Resources

John is responsible for all Human Resources operations for Vi at La Jolla Village. John is a certified professional in Human Resources by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP). John has over ten years of Human Resources and Healthcare Management experience.

Eric Popejoy, CPA Director of Accounting

Eric is responsible for all accounting operations for Vi at La Jolla Village. Eric, a certified public accountant (CPA), has an extensive background in accounting and finance within the health care industry.

Francis Perrot Executive Chef

Executive Chef Francis Perot oversees the culinary program for Vi at La Jolla Village, including menu creation and food preparation. With over 30 years of experience in the kitchen, Chef Francis brought a wealth of experience to the kitchen when he joined Vi of La Jolla Village in 2017.

Jas Podgurski, CEOE Director of Engineering

Jas is responsible for maintenance of the community's physical plant, and the buildings on our campus. He has numerous certifications, as well as more than 20 years of experience in the hotel industry.

Priscilla Farina Director of Nursing

Priscilla helps to manage the quality of care and services provided to residents of the care center, which includes assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing accommodations. She works closely with the Care Center Administrator, the residents' personal physicians, and the consulting medical director to provide care for each resident.

Bibiana Valenzuela Director of Housekeeping

Bibiana oversees the housekeeping function for the community, with a focus on providing a comfortable living environment for every resident. Bibiana has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Mellany Hanson Lifestyle Director

Mellany is at the center of everything social at Vi at La Jolla Village. She creates, finds and arranges outings and events for residents like educational lectures, travel clubs, fitness classes, day trips to unique places, and much more. Mellany also helps manage the numerous resident-led clubs at Vi at La Jolla Village. 

Kathleen DeLeo Director of Resident Services

Kathleen assists independent living residents and their family members should they need support during a change in a resident’s health. Additionally, Kathleen oversees wellness amenities, and manages our concierge and valet services.