Our Team

Jina Maleksarkissians, MBA, B.A.
Executive Director

As the Executive Director at Foothill Retirement, my goal is to embody the culture that enables our associates to positively impact the lives of our residents and their families in a fulfilling work environment.

Treating our residents with dignity and compassion, while providing the highest quality of care is extremely important to us at Foothill. It makes me happy to know and witness that our team makes a difference in our residents' lives.

I bring many years of leadership experience in Healthcare, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. It is an honor to be working with such a dynamic team at Foothill and to positively impact the lives of your loved ones.

I enjoy spending time with my family, grandparents, and great aunts. I love to hear their stories and life lessons. It is rewarding to me, to take the lessons and experiences I gained in life to help others grow and achieve their goals.

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Roy Manash
Wellness Director

Roy joined the Foothill Retirement family as the new Wellness Director in August 2020. Previously, he has worked in New Vista Sunland for 5 years as an MDS/ Case Manager Nurse. He has worked for more than 15 years in the healthcare industry and hopes to bring his qualifications and experiences to Foothill Retirement. Roy enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends.

Sandi Mellin
Sandi Mellin
Community Relations Director

I’m delighted to be a part of such a compassionate and professional team at Foothill. I have been in the healthcare field for over 30 years in the Greater Los Angeles area. My background includes experience with durable medical equipment, wound care and continence care programs, home health and home care services, and most recently, with geriatric behavioral health. Meeting and exceeding the expectations of those we serve is my utmost goal and greatest reward.

Among my personal interests are running, bicycling, golfing, sailing and yoga. Spending time with my grand-babies and family is my greatest joy! I am an active member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, and as a UCLA graduate-I am an avid Bruin supporter!

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Jocelyn Pacheco
Activities Director

As an Activity Director, it is my duty to organize activities for residents and encourage them to socialize, walking, or exercising. Bringing joy to the residents and making them smile is my goal each day. I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the Foothill Retirement team for four years. I’m caring, compassionate, and like to share my passion with music with them.

Mario Bravo
Mario Bravo
Maintenance Director

Mario’s role is a hands-on position, involving timely and courteous service to residents and staff. He keeps our building in immaculate condition, performs repairs, responds to emergencies and oversee’s the grounds.

Mario has been at Foothill since January of 2009 and enjoys providing a safe, clean and beautifully maintained community that the residents are very proud to call home.

Blanca Cabrera
Blanca Cabrera
Executive Assistant

Blanca, our Executive Assistant, is the ambassador at Foothill. She greets visitors and guests and works closely with the families on a daily basis. Some of her responsibilities include billing, payroll, assisting with tours, and lending her support in various ways. Blanca has been with Foothill since 2017 and plans to pursue a career in nursing. She loves working with the residents here at Foothill.