Amoreena Leyva, Executive Director
At an early age, Amoreena was taught the importance of giving back and dedicated herself to serving the senior community. During her summer vacations visiting her grandparents she would spend her time traveling to different bingo halls where her grandfather would call out bingo. Her grandparents also served at local senior centers and helped provide meals to local homebound seniors. So it was no surprise in 2001 when she began her professional career in the senior industry. Since that time she has surrounded herself with many senior organizations that help and support seniors in her own community. Amoreena feels joining Magnolia Grand fits her personal belief system, to serve our seniors with dignity, respect and love. Amoreena has held her RCFE License since 2009 and been a marketing director in senior living since 2007.
In her free time, Amoreena enjoys the time, with her family including three beautiful granddaughters.
Josie Perez, Business Office Managerr
Josie has been a part of the senior living industry since 1987 in this very community and has watched it become the beautiful community it is today. She began as the Housekeeping Supervisor and has worked her way up to become our Business Office Manager. She is responsible for the Financial and Human Resource aspects of the community and plays an integral role in making Magnolia Grand run smoothly. She interacts closely with our residents and families and is a bit of a “card shark”. When Josie has free time, she can often be found playing blackjack and other games with our residents. Josie is a wonderful team player and the staff of Magnolia Grand can count on her to pitch in whenever she is needed. There is no job too big or small that Josie can’t handle. She is the Magnolia Grand “go to gal”.
In her spare time, Josie enjoys relaxing with her family by working on her tan at the beach or watching classic films like the Wizard of Oz with a bowl of popcorn.
Kerri Brice, Community Relations Director
Kerri has had a lifelong appreciation for seniors. She has found many times over that they offer such value in the way of experience, honesty, and wisdom. Kerri has worked with seniors since 2008 and is also involved in a charity that honors seniors along with her husband. She finds great satisfaction in helping people find the right community for them based on their specific needs and wants to be helpful to all that she meets along the way.
When not working, Kerri finds fulfillment in her family as well as in music. She enjoys playing her violin and her entire household plays musical instruments. With a strong support system and enough rosin, she feels she can accomplish anything.
Erick Gochez, Activity Director
Erick Gochez has been in the senior living industry since 2009. His first job was as a kitchen server in a senior living community. Throughout the years he has been an Activity Director creating everlasting memories for seniors in the Inland Empire area and is now serving our seniors in Riverside! He gets to know our residents and listens to their ideas for creating a fun community. He has great knowledge of the attractions that Southern California has to offer and that our seniors would enjoy. He enjoys getting the residents involved in arts, crafts, karaoke, cooking demos, educational classes, outings (especially casinos), and celebrations!
In his free time Erick enjoys being outdoors. Taking trips to the beach, going camping in the woods, hiking the nearby trails, visiting new museums, just about anything that gets him out to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Carlos Villalobos, Building Services Assistant
Carlos is our Building Services Assistant where he oversees the maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful community. Carlos joined Magnolia Grand in 2004 and has worked in various departments from dining services to the front desk. If you ask him he will tell you that this is his “home away from home”. He enjoys creating a beautiful and well-maintained environment for our residents and guests.
Keturah Nick, Housekeeping Supervisor
Keturah has been working in the senior living industry since 1998. She joined our team at Magnolia Grand in 2007 as a Cook and has worked her way up to her current position as our Housekeeping Supervisor. She is responsible for leading her team in making our community sparkle and shine which she does with her upbeat personality and engaging smile. Keturah has 13 years of experience in the culinary industry and one day would like to use that experience and knowledge to become a Dietitian.
In her free time, Keturah enjoys going on outings with our residents. Her favorite outings have been going to San Diego with our sister community Regency Grand and apple picking in Oak Glen. The residents of Magnolia Grand are a family to Keturah and she enjoys spending time with them and learning from their life experiences. Keturah is also very involved in her church’s Musical Ministry. Her hobbies include bowling, skating, playing pool and spending time with her four children and two grandchildren.
Miguel Vasquez, Dining Services Manager
Miguel brings his own special flair to Magnolia Grand’s food service operation, from running a successful restaurant to directing our kitchen and dining room staff since 2007. Miguel’s menus are known for international specialties and flavors. He and his dining services team are always incorporating new recipes into our community’s dietary plan while maintaining and adhering to Magnolia Grand’s commitment to honoring our residents Personal Preferences.
Miguel enjoys spending his spare time with his family and traveling.