Rosemary began her career in medical – surgical nursing in the hospital setting after earning her degree from St. Joseph’s College in San Francisco. She later developed an interest in pediatric nursing and worked in this field for 14 years. After pediatrics nursing, she switched gears to pursue an interest in rehabilitative nursing.
With this experience, she joined the team at Nazareth House as Patient Care Coordinator and a year later was named the Executive Director.
“I feel challenged every day. The loving care and kindness provided to our residents by our wonderful staff inspires me. Being entrusted with the Mission of the Sisters is my opportunity to learn, to grow and to develop outstanding relationships with residents, staff and family members.”
L.V.N./Patient Care Coordinator – Care Center
Laurie has always been drawn to care giving. She completed her nursing studies in Fresno in 2006. After several years of long-term care nursing experience, Laurie joined the staff here, recruited by another nurse at Nazareth House. Laurie joined the team in 2008 after being convinced that she would love the working environment here. Laurie supports the holistic approach to care giving that is the hallmark at Nazareth House “I believe we live our Mission through providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents.”
Admissions Coordinator /Operations Manager
Irma was born in Ohio and moved to Fresno County with her family in early childhood. She worked for the County of Fresno in various capacities for 27 years. After her retirement, she brought her skills and cheer to her new role as Nazareth House. “In this environment I have found that life and family are precious. My journey includes a spiritual awakening from living the Core Values which has connected me in a meaningful way to my co-workers, residents, family and friends.”
L.V.N/Employee Wellness/Residential Care Coordinator
Sara began her career as a medical assistant which prompted a desire to enter the field of nursing. Sara completed her nursing studies and joined the Nazareth House staff in 2011. Sara brings her leadership skills and caring attitude to enhance the Residential Care Center. Sara feels her work at Nazareth House is “not just a job, but rather a sense of belonging and family. It is my job to keep our residents safe, healthy and as independent as possible. I enjoy our focus on employee health. Helping my co-workers create an active, healthy lifestyle has been a rewarding challenge.”
April was born in San Diego and moved to Fresno in 1989. She earned her B.A degree from Fresno State with a minor in Gerontology. April has more than 12 years of senior care experience. Prior to attaining her degree, April owned several franchises which provided direct care to more than 1,000 valley seniors. April joined the Nazareth House team 2013. April says she “loves the environment, the energy and the people both residents and staff.”
Anilene was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the USA in 1995. She earned a B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Southwestern University in the Philippines. She started her career with Bristol Myer Squibb as a nutritionist. Her 17 years in dietary management includes supervision in hospitals and long-term care communities. Anilene joined the team at Nazareth House in 2010. Anilene’s job at Nazareth House is very rewarding “because I work in an environment where the Sisters’ Core Values and Mission are present every day.”
Nazareth House of Fresno, an assisted living and senior care facility, is located at 2121 North First Street, Fresno, CA. We can be reached at (559) 237-2257.