Tucson Assisted Living Team

Ken Freick, Community Director, with Tucson Assisted Living Team at Via Elegante

Ken Freick, Community Director, focuses on the day-to-day wellness of our residents. By working closely with caregivers, residents, and residents’ families, Ken has the opportunity to ensure happy, fulfilling days for our residents. Ken relocated to Tucson from San Diego, where he had been working for over ten years in a community very similar to Via Elegante. He brings valuable experience in facility maintenance and operations, resident services, and human resources. His drive to promote excellence in every aspect of the community coupled with his creative, insightful problem solving abilities make him a tremendous asset to the Via Elegante team.

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Jennifer Mansfield, LPN, Health Director, with Tucson Assisted Living Team at Via Elegante

Jennifer Mansfield, LPN, Health Director, works with physicians, residents, families, and caregivers to achieve the best health possible for our residents. Jen oversees all aspects of clinical operations and ensures compliance with state clinical regulations. Jen has worked as a nurse in a variety of settings, and enjoyed focusing on the geriatric population in skilled nursing for four years before coming to Via Elegante. She is originally from Ohio and has lived in the Tucson area for four years. She enjoys spending time with her family.

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Mike McHugh, EMT, Assistant Director, with Tucson Assisted Living Team at Via Elegante

Mike McHugh, EMT, Assistant Director, provides vital support for daily community operations and coordinates an enriching activities program for the residents. Mike relocated to the Tucson area in 2008 from Flagstaff, where he attended Northern Arizona University for a dual degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Joining our team in early 2014, Mike brings a diverse set of skills to the table, including nearly 15 years of experience as a caregiver and as an EMT. He enjoys programming, reading, archery, and paleo-hoplology.

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Andrew Briefer, Managing Partner, with Tucson Assisted Living Team at Via Elegante

Andrew Briefer, Managing Partner, is certified as an Assisted Living Manager by the state of Arizona. He currently serves on the board of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) and the board of the Caregiver Training Institute. As a native of Tucson, graduate of the University of Arizona, real estate appraiser and developer, Andy’s operational involvement with Via Elegante is the expression of his passion for enhancing the lives of the seniors and health care workers which are the heart and soul of our communities.

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