Meet the Team

Rita

Rita Carlson

Executive Director

A Mesa native, Rita Carlson has worked in Senior Living for more than 20 years. She came to Bella Vista in 2012 and in her current role as Executive Director, oversees all departments. Rita loves spending quality time with —and learning from — Bella Vista residents.  She knows that simply listening to someone can make all the difference in their day. When not at work, Rita enjoys photography, nature and greeting each day with the highest moral and ethical standards. Inspired by the moral and ethical standards of Mahatma Gandhi, Rita's guiding principle is "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

Alisha

Alisha Hernandez

Director of Life Enrichment

An Arizona native since the age of one, Alisha Hernandez was born in Wurzburg, Germany. She started at Bella Vista in 2011 as a server in the dining room. As Director of Resident Engagement, she loves planning activities, special events and road trips. Alisha stays busy keeping each resident active and happy. She is proud of her occupation and inspired every day by satisfied and engaged residents. When not at work, Alisha enjoys crafting and spending time with her dog, Rocko.

Teresa

Teresa Hadley

Director of Sales and Marketing

Teresa Hadley is from Southern Utah and has 25 years of sales and marketing experience. She has been serving "The Greatest Generation" since 2007. As Leasing Manager at Bella Vista, she gives a warm welcome to all residents and family members. Teresa believes in developing trusting relationships through listening and comprehending each person’s unique circumstances. She strives to provide everyone looking for Senior Living with an individualized, from-the-heart solution. When not at work, Teresa stays busy planning events, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her 13 grandchildren.

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JENIFER MCCLENDON

Corporate DIRECTOR OF Sales and MARKETING, SENIOR DIVISION

Jenifer McClendon is a Detroit native who has been in the Senior Living industry for over 20 years. She has over 20 years of experience working in sales and marketing, and over 10 years of management experience. Jenifer’s day-to-day responsibilities at All Seasons includes training, developing and coaching sales team members as well as standardizing and implementing best practices, processes and programs. Jenifer loves working with seniors and seeing firsthand the way All Seasons residents thrive when they’re involved in a community that encourages them to stay independent and active and truly enjoy their retirement years. When not at work, Jenifer enjoys music, traveling the world, theatre and spending time with family. Her guiding principle is “Pursue your dreams. You will be amazed at what you can achieve.”