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Meet Our Staff
Our residents love living here because our employees love working here. Get to know the team that makes Vi at Grayhawk a great place to live.
Vi at Grayhawk Executive Director Amy Mataro
Amy Mataro Executive Director
As Executive Director, Amy oversees every aspect of the community, which includes the quality service, amenities, care, and programming for each and every Vi at Grayhawk resident. Amy has worked at a number of Vi communities and has been part of the Hyatt family for more than 30 years.
Vi at Grayhawk Sales Director Jan Wiggins
Jan Wiggins Sales Director
Jan directs all of our sales efforts at Vi at Grayhawk. She also manages each sales team member, and represents Vi to the larger Scottsdale community. Originally from Bedford, Texas, Jan joined the Vi team in 2005.
Melanie Bartola Care Center Administrator
Melanie oversees the Care Center including Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Support. Along with a team of caring professionals, she ensures a quality experience for each of our residents and personalized approach for every person in the Care Center. Melanie has over 10 years of long-term care experience and joined Vi at Grayhawk’s care team in 2018.
Vi at Grayhawk, Director of Resident Services Jason Halvaei
Jason Halvaei Director of Resident Services
Jason assists independent living residents and their family members should they need support during a change in a resident's health. He also works to ensure residents receive the appropriate level of care and service while in independent living. Additionally, Jason oversees wellness amenities and manages our concierge services. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a double minor in Biology and History, and a Master of Social Work Degree specializing in Clinical PM. Jason has been working in the field of Social Services since 2008 and joined the Vi team in 2020.
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Vi at Grayhawk Lifestyle Director Rene Bracamonte
Rene Bracamonte Lifestyle Director
Rene is at the center of everything social at Vi at Grayhawk. He creates, finds and arranges outings and events for residents like educational lectures, travel clubs, fitness classes, day trips to unique places in Arizona, and much more. Rene also helps manage the numerous resident-led clubs at Vi at Grayhawk.
Amanda Chandler, director of nursing at Vi at Grayhawk
Amanda Chandler Director of Nursing
Amanda helps manage the quality of care and services provided to residents of Vi at Grayhawk’s care center, which includes assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing accommodations. Amanda also oversees the care center nursing staff and works directly with the Care Center Administrator, the residents' personal physicians, and the consulting medical director to provide care for each resident. Amanda has a bachelor of science in Nursing, and an Assisted Living Manager Certificate. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Vi at Grayhawk Director of Human Resources Willow Jodar, PHR, SHRM-CP
Willow Jodar, PHR, SHRM-CP Director of Human Resources
Willow works to enhance both resident and employee satisfaction through oversight and management of human resources at Vi at Grayhawk. Willow has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and 10 years of operations experience in the Hotel Industry. She joined Vi in 2020.
Vi at Grayhawk Executive Chef Kris Van Houten.
Kris Van Houten Executive Chef
Executive Chef Kris Van Houten oversees the culinary program for Vi at Grayhawk, including menu creation and food preparation. Shortly after graduating from the Iowa Culinary Institute, he interned at a hotel and restaurant in Le Cergne, France and has been an Executive Chef in senior living communities and hospitals since 2009. He has over 20 years of experience in the food service industry. Kris joined Vi in 2021.
Vi at Grayhawk Director of Dining Services Gregory Beckley
Gregory Beckley Director of Dining Services
Greg makes dining an experience. He manages our dining room – from table reservations and plate settings, to the personalized service each resident receives. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the hospitality industry.
Vi at Grayhawk Director of Housekeeping Monique Walker, CHHE
Monique Walker, CHHE Director of Housekeeping
Monique oversees the housekeeping function for the community, with a focus on providing a comfortable living environment for every resident. Monique has more than 20 years of experience in housekeeping management.
Vi at Grayhawk Director of Engineering Robert Davis, CEOE
Robert Davis, CEOE Director of Engineering
Robert is responsible for maintenance of the community’s physical plant, and the numerous buildings on our 33-acre campus. He is a Certified Engineering Operation Executive (CEOE), and has worked at Vi at Grayhawk since 2001.
Vi at Grayhawk Director of Accounting Michelle Showalter, CPA
Michelle Showalter, CPA Director of Accounting
Michelle is responsible for all accounting operations for Vi at Grayhawk. Michelle, a certified public accountant (CPA), has a diverse background which includes more than 25 years in public accounting.