The Leadership Team

Lin Neff, Executive Director

Lin has worked for Legacy Retirement Communities since 2002. His professional career has spanned more than 40 years in the healthcare industry, with the majority being in long-term care. Lin is a strong advocate of our Personal Touch Culture, and is committed to the highest standards of care for residents, resident families, and associates. In his spare time, Lin enjoys spending time with his wife Carri, his four children and grandchildren, traveling, singing, researching family history, and golfing.

Rose St. Claire, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Mayra Cardenas, Assisted Living Coordinator

Mayra was born in Granada Hills, was raised in the San Fernando Valley, and moved to Arizona in 1997 with her family. In 2005, Mayra began working in retirement communities, and fell in love with caring for seniors. She joined the Legacy team in 2009 and served in various positions before accepting her current role as Memory Care Coordinator. She loves that her current role allows her to connect with residents, families and associates. Mayra has been married for over 10 years and has five children. She enjoys traveling, singing, and camping.

Juliana Aranda, Memory Care Coordinator

Juliana is originally from the San Fernando Valley in California but has lived in Arizona for most of her life. She’s known she wanted to work with seniors since her first caregiving job; Juliana is passionate about making a difference in the lives of the residents she serves. She strives to create an environment that enables her team members to be as successful as possible by providing guidance, direction, leadership, and a positive example. Juliana has three children and enjoys reading non-fiction books.

Lindy Fasel, Executive Assistant

Lindy has worked in the senior living industry for many years. She feels that her experience volunteering for hospitals, managing a retirement apartment complex, and working at Legacy Retirement Residence has given her a unique insight into the mindset of Legacy residents. She is grateful for the connections she's able to make every day. Lindy believes that everyone should be treated with love, respect, and understanding. Lindy has been married for more than 50 years and has two children and four grandchildren.

Casey Cuomo, RN, Wellness Director

Casey was born in Olympia, Washington but has lived in Arizona for most of her life. She has been a Registered Nurse for 18 years, and has opened her own successful Assisted Living community and Hospice company. Casey first began working with seniors in 1986, and has since worked as a Home Health Aide, Caregiver and Medical Assistant. She believes in leading by example, and is always willing to lend a helping hand. When not at work, she can be found hiking, fishing, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Rob Iqbal, Dining Services Director

An Arizona native, Rob began his career in the food and beverage industry at just 15 years old. He graduated from Scottsdale Culinary Institute and has mostly worked in large hotel and conference settings. He was looking for a change from the standard hospitality offerings and found it at Legacy. What he enjoys most is making a difference in someone’s day by doing what he does best – “putting smiles on faces by creating delicious meals”. He believes in leadership by example, and in his spare time he loves to do anything food related.

Mailani Fernandez, Recreation Director

Mailani began her career in senior living in 2004 after her great grandmother developed Alzheimer's and moved into an assisted living community. With a background in recreation, Mailani found her calling and passion in working with seniors. Mailani is from Kauai, Hawaii; she loves to share Hawaiian culture with our residents through cooking, history, and hula dancing classes. Mailani's approach to activities is unique and modern, focused on and embracing the arts, use of modern technology, and out-of-the-box thinking.

Matty Ruiz, Housekeeping Director

Matty is grateful to be at Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa and loves the residents and associates of our community. They have truly become like family to her, and she finds great joy and satisfaction in caring for them through cleaning. Matty has been married for over five years and together they have one child. When she's not at work, you can find her enjoying time with her family, going out to dinner, or going bowling or to the movies. She also enjoys traveling to new places, hiking, and camping.

Rudy Fragoso, Maintenance Director

Rudy joined the Legacy team in 2019 and is excited for the many more years he gets to spend serving our residents. Rudy strives to give everyone the best service he can. He has more than 14 years of experience in maintenance and takes pride in his work. Rudy believes there is always more for him to learn. Rudy and his wife have been married for over 25 years and have three children. He enjoys mechanical maintenance and building motorcycles from scratch. He also enjoys going to car shows and races with his kids.

TBA, ONR Director of Rehabilitation

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