Ridgecrest Healthcare announced that Charles Seal-Villafranca, DHA(c), MSHA, CDP, ALFM-BC, has been appointed its’ new Executive Directory and Administrator. Villafranca assumes all the roles, responsibilities and relationships of Katie Molaro, the outgoing administrator.
Villafranca began his career in healthcare in 1994 and has held various positions in senior living management at the managerial and director levels and is licensed as a Dementia Care Practitioner. He left his previous position as the Executive Director of Encanto Palms Assisted Living, a deficiency-free community in Phoenix, Arizona, to assume the position at Ridgecrest Healthcare.
Villafranca was recently re-elected as the President of the Arizona State Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA). As President of NCIA, Villafranca acts as the chief judge to grant or deny administrator licenses and rules on legal complaints against nursing home administrators and assisted living managers. He also works with the Arizona State government to develop and define state statutes, rules and regulations for nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
“It is an honor to assume the role of Administrator of Ridgecrest Healthcare,” says Villafranca. “Over my years at Encanto Palms Assisted Living, I had many opportunities to interact with the amazing staff here and I look forward to enhance and improve the care we provide our residents.”
Villafranca received a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of St. Francis and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Capella University for Healthcare Administration. He enjoys working with seniors and is a strong advocate for their needs. He is a devoted husband and proud father of two sons. His professional affiliations include the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Healthcare Administrators, and the Arizona Geriatrics Society.