The Leadership Team


Lin Neff, Executive Director


Lin has worked for Legacy Retirement Communities and Western States Lodging & Management 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, a hallmark at Legacy Retirement Communities. He is committed to the highest standards of care for residents, resident families, associates and their families and for the community. In his spare time, Lin enjoys spending time with his wife Carri, his four children and grandchildren, traveling, singing, researching family history, and playing “a little golf every now and then.”

Alie Davenport, Sales & Marketing Director


Alie believes that every single life event happens for a reason. Many events took place for her to land at Legacy Retirement and she is extremely grateful they did. Before entering the fast-paced sales and marketing environment as an Account Executive for her local NBC station and prior to overseeing 14 stores in her role as a District Sales Manager; Alie enjoyed a fulfilling career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her role at Legacy Retirement of Mesa integrates not only her experiences but also her passions. Alie embraces any challenge and takes great pride in her work ethic. She always makes professional and personal growth top priority. Alie has a handsome husband named Keith and 2 amazing daughters named Preslie and Elliot. When Alie is not at Legacy, you will most likely find her coaching youth sports, playing tennis, or at the pool with her family.

Lindy Fasel, Executive Assistant


Lindy has been employed in the senior-living industry for 12+ years. She feels that her experience volunteering for hospitals, managing a retirement apartment complex and working for Legacy Retirement Residence of Mesa has given her a unique insight into the mindset of Legacy residents. She feels that everyone should be treated with love, respect and understanding. Lindy has been married for 45+ years and loves spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Nancy Castillejo, Assisted Living Coordinator


Nancy was born and raised in Mission Hills, California. After many years in customer service, she moved to Arizona in 2014 to begin her career in senior care. After 7 years working in numerous roles at Legacy, she accepted the position as Assistant Administrator. She loves interacting with the residents and working with her staff. Nancy strives in the betterment of herself and her staff to make a positive living experience for the residents. When she is not at Legacy she enjoys hiking and going to the beach with her sons and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mayra Cardenas, Memory Care Coordinator


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Shareeda Al-Hark LPN, Wellness Director


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Rob Iqbal, Dining Services Director


Rob is an Arizona native who started his career in the food and beverage industry very young – the age of 15, to be exact. He graduated from Scottsdale Culinary Institute with a 4.0 GPA 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 Rob 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 started 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 really found her calling and passion working with seniors. Mailani is from the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She loves to share the 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; uses modern-day technology and out-of-the-box thinking. Mailani uses a Montessori-type approach when planning and implementing activities; every activity has a meaningful purpose and flow.

Matilda Ruiz, Housekeeping Director


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Robert Odle, Maintenance Director


Robert has worked in the maintenance industry since 1990, and began working in senior living communities three years later. Growing up, he was constantly surrounded by elderly members of his family, who they all cherished. They always had the best stories and were rarely surprised by anything because they had seen it all and lived to tell the tale. He attended Arizona State University and enjoys restoring antiques, playing guitar and exploring Arizona in his Jeep. Our residents are on the last leg of a long journey. His job is to make that road as smooth as possible, as he hopes someone, someday, will do the same for him.