Patricia Strong (Pat) is the Executive Director of the Academy Villas. She has 12 years of administrative experience in assisted living. Pat currently holds state certification as an Assisted Living Facility Manager. When asked what her priorities are, she responds that “the well-being and happiness of Villa residents is my number one goal.” She believes this is attained in a number of ways: a top-notch staff; an attractive, welcoming environment; fostering positive interactions among and between staff and residents; and offering good food in a convivial dining atmosphere.
Judy came to Academy Villas under the tutelage of Candi Tucker, RN after being a stay at home mom for 20 years. She was a certified dermatology nurse for eleven years at the start of her career and is still thrilled by a Dr. Pimple Popper video on YouTube. Judy has 2 daughters, ages 22 and 20, and has been a trailing wife of a Caterpillar executive living in Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Shanghai China, and Minnesota before moving to Tucson in 2017. She has been a certified Jazzercise instructor for 18 years and enjoys encouraging others to dance like no one is watching.