Meet Our Team at Quail Park of Oro Valley in Oro Valley, Arizona

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Meet Our Community Team

The team at Quail Park of Oro Valley is here to provide you with caring, personalized support 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Meet our team and see why our modern aging community is the only place to be.

Management

Lionel Kier, Executive Director  at Quail Park of Oro Valley in Oro Valley, Arizona

Lionel Kier

Executive Director

Lionel brings over three decades of experience working in the healthcare and senior industries where every day is a new challenge to tackle. His passion for the industry stems from enjoying to meet new people and helping others.

Lionel is celebrating 40 years of marriage to his wife, Ellen, who is a semi-retired nurse working for UA Medical School. He has two married sons and loves playing grandfather to 5 grandchildren. He stays active enjoying golf, daily exercise and is a retired sports official for soccer, basketball and baseball.

Julie Enfield, COMMUNITY LIAISON at Quail Park of Oro Valley in Oro Valley, Arizona

Julie Enfield

Community Liaison

Julie Enfield has over 19 years of experience in sales and marketing and 15 years in the in health care industry covering pharmaceutical, independent living, assisted living, memory care and hospice. She also served on the board of Health & Wellness and the Alzheimer’s Association. Julie graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Art History. She was born in Long Island, NY, and lived in Atlanta GA, before making Tucson, AZ her home.

Julie is passionate about making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families. She enjoys learning from their knowledge, life experience and history. She also believes that caring for seniors and elevating their quality of life is one of the many ways to show your sincere appreciation for all that they have done.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, hiking, yoga, health and nutrition, travel, and volunteering at her daughter’s school and dance academy. She is also an alumni of Tucson Regional Ballet.

Lori Gorsky, HEALTH & WELLNESS DIRECTOR at Quail Park of Oro Valley in Oro Valley, Arizona

Lori Gorsky

Health & Wellness Director

Lori Gorsky has lived in Tucson since she was young child. She is a Registered nurse. She has been in the medical field for 19 years. With a passion for taking care of people, she has found that helping the geriatric population to be the most fulfilling and rewarding venture. With passion, she treats everyone as an individual and with respect that they are entitled to.

Lori started her medical career in medical billing for a private practice. Often times Lori was asked to help the doctor in the clinical capacity. This led to her traveling to his offices in Benson and Sierra Vista with him. Travel time to and from the satellite offices afforded her the opportunity to have the doctor’s full attention and ask questions. Eventually, Lori also accompanied the doctor on his hospital rounds. The doctor persistently encouraged Lori to become a nurse. The doctor ultimately retired one January, her youngest son graduated and left home in May and she started nursing school in August. Since that time Lori has spent her nursing career in skilled nursing and long-term care.

Along with her husband of 33 years, Lori has nurtured and raised two awesome sons. Lori was a stay at home Mom, working mostly part time until her youngest son graduated and left home. As a stay at home Mom, Lori was actively involved with her sons in scouting, baseball, the Church youth group, soccer, football and any other activities either of her sons had an interest in. Now she continues this with her grandsons, being actively involved in their lives. Family is an integral part of Lori’s life. Spending quality time with her husband is paramount; they enjoy spending their time together exploring different venues; such as hiking, camping, dancing, traveling Arizona’s scenic roadways, and of course, shopping.

Chi-Vas White, LIFE ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR at Quail Park of Oro Valley in Oro Valley, Arizona

Chi-Vas White

Life Engagement Director

Chi-Vas was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He is an artistic, enthusiastic, focused and disciplined individual that loves learning new things and helping people. In his spare time he likes to draw and display his art at local galleries, exercise, watch sports, and spend time with his wife.

He has 25 years of experience in the hospitality and customer service industry. The last 5 years were spent working in senior care, providing support for families and caring for older adults living with dementia. Chi-Vas began his journey in senior services at a Senior Day Care in Northfield, IL., which provided guided programs for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

His work at the daycare proved to be critical when he relocated to Tucson, AZ in 2017 along with his wife and dog to personally take care of his father who was living with dementia. Chi-Vas was a 24 hour caregiver for his father and dedicated his life to taking care of his father until he passed. After his father’s passing in 2019, Chi-Vas chose to work in senior living and continues to dedicate his time, knowledge and heart to helping seniors live and maintain a full and purposeful life.

Isabel Duenas at Quail Park of Oro Valley in Oro Valley, Arizona

Isabel Duenas

Business Office Manager

Isabel joined the Quail Park team in February 2020, bringing with her over 11 years of experience in senior care. Her passion for older adults grew from her many opportunities to help families and their loved ones. She understands and is committed to ensuring every senior she crosses paths with receives the love, dignity and respect they deserve.

Isabel brings that commitment and passion with her as she serves as our Business Office Manager. She has held positions as Business Manager and Assisted Living Coordinator as well as the Director of Operations for a Non-Medical Agency.

Isabel is a mother of 3 children. She grew up in Southern California and has lived in Tucson for 10 years. She devotes herself to her family, friends and the pursuit of making a difference in the lives to the many seniors she is privileged to serve every day.

She is grateful for the opportunity to work with such a dedicated team of people who hold the same vision and determination to provide outstanding home care services to seniors and their families.

Milton Guevara Maintenance

Milton Guevara

Maintenance

Milton was born in El Salvador and moved to California with his mom and large family (10 sisters and 1 brother) when he was 14. He married his sweetheart in 1987. He and his wife, Hope, along with their baby daughter moved to Tucson in 1993. Their daughter is a recent UA grad (go Wildcats) and their son is living in DC. Milton loves being around people, making them laugh and spreading joy. He is a handyman at heart and enjoys helping anyone in need. He has learned a lot about building maintenance in the past year and is looking forward to keeping Quail Park at its peak year round. Milton is a huge Raiders and USC fan from his California years. He loves great laughs, good conversations with family and friends but he especially loves delicious tacos any time day or night.

John Del Prete Signature DIning Services Director

John Del Prete

Signature DIning Services Director 

John Del Prete was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1984. He was raised by his father and spent much of his early childhood playing little league baseball. He went to Canyon Del Oro High School where he started his culinary journey in 1998 by taking culinary arts classes and started working part-time at Mama’s Pizza. He then moved on to work at a few local restaurants building up his culinary repertoire. He has worked everything from local pizza joint to fine dining. In 2009, he took a job just south of Tucson at a country club in Green Valley where he met his wife. They were married in 2011 and he left to Norfolk, VA where his wife was stationed in the Navy. Chef John continued to learn as much as he could from the few places he worked while in Virginia. Him and his wife started a family in 2014 and decided to move back home to Tucson to be closer to family.

Within two weeks, he had found a job working as a cook at an assisted living community. He was welcomed by many members of the community and wanted to make things the best for them as he could. His passion and devotion to give back was reflected into his work and he was promoted to Sous Chef. When an opportunity to continue his learning and development as a chef arose, he took the position as Sous Chef at Quail Park. With over 20 years of culinary experience, he looks forward to serving this community to the best of his ability. The satisfaction of providing for those who have long contributed to the world has solidified his commitment to serving in assisted living communities. He enjoys spending spare time getting to know the history of those who came before him and hearing their stories to share with his family and friends.

Some of Chef John’s favorite past times are playing with his two wonderful boys (aged 3 and 6), participating in outdoor activities (such as fishing, hiking, and sight-seeing) with the whole family, talking all things sports with his dad, and playing video games with his wife.

Ramin Koohnoorijam Sous Chef

Ramin Koohnoorijam

Sous Chef

 

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