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.
Candi Tucker: RN, BSN, MA
Candi Tucker has lived and worked in Tucson for many years. During her eighteen-year tenure at Tucson Medical Center, she gained clinical, educational and management experience in health care. She has taught prevention and wellness in Academy Village and the larger community. She is also a speaker for humor workshops and says “If you don’t have a sense of humor you don’t have any sense at all!” She joined the Academy Villas wellness team in 2012, and is highly regarded in Academy Village as well as the Villas.