Generations at Regency has a great staff. When you visit or tour Generations at Regency, you will have the opportunity to meet members of our leadership and management team. Please make a point to stop in or introduce yourself while you are visiting our community. Our staff loves to meet the families and friends of our residents and guests.
Joseph G. Javier
Joseph Javier recently joined the Generations family in October 2017. He began his career in long term care as a CNA while going to school full-time. After he graduated, he worked in Social Services where he was an advocate for his residents. His work was recognized and he was promoted to the administrator in training program where he learned every aspect of managing a nursing facility. After his training was completed, he was promoted to Administrator of a multi facility organization for 14 years until he joined Generations at Regency. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the facility and works closely with patients, families, and staff from all departments to ensure that the patients of Regency receive the best care available.
“Here at Generations at Regency my most important goal is that every single resident is taken care of and providing great customer service. I want our residents to be healthy when they are discharged home.” Joseph also reflects on why he loves working in the healthcare field, “I know it sounds generic but I like taking care of people. My mom was a registered nurse for 35 years and my father was an accountant in the banking industry for 25 years. I took the best from both worlds and I apply them to my position.”
Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then acquired his Master’s in Business Administration from American InterContinental University in Los Angeles.
He currently resides with his wife, four children and dog Cali in Addison, Il. In his spare time he coaches football and basketball, enjoys going to the gym, running, participating in Spartan Races and spending time with his family.
Lea has been a part of the Generations at Regency family for four years. She began her 20 year career in long term care as social service aide, social service director, admissions director, assistant administrator and is a licensed nursing home administrator. She was previously an administrator for three years at a Recovery and Rehabilitation Center in Chicago. Lea started at Regency as a social service director and after a year she was promoted to the assistant administrator.
“I started my journey in healthcare in high school passing out trust funds as a volunteer.” Lea was with that healthcare company for 15 years. “My entire career has been in healthcare.”
Her job at Regency entails working with the head administrator in managing day-to-day functions in compliance with state, federal and local standards. She maintains quality in patient care, oversees the staff and its development and ensure that all employees comply with facility procedure and protocol.
She loves working in healthcare because, “I love making a difference. I have contributed to the betterment of residents and families lives. The benefit of giving back is rewarding.”
She received her BA in Family Studies and Human Resources with a focus in Gerontology from Arizona State. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her daughter and husband of 25 years.
Director Of Nursing
Lucy has been with Generations at Regency for two years as the DON. She supervises the care of all the patients and communicates between the nursing staff and the physicians. Lucy also develops and evaluates programs to measure, assess and improve the quality of nursing care. She makes sure all residents’ needs are met, assesses the history of possible admissions for approval and provides education to the nurses and CNAs as well as conducts the nursing process’ assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
She began her career in long term care as a administrator for 20 years at John F Kennedy Medical Center, then for 15 years as DON at a multi facility organization. She has her BSN from the University of the Incarnate Word in Texas and masters in Administration from the University of St. Francis.
She loves working in healthcare because, “I like to help people in need. It’s my passion and why I continue working. It’s a good way to spend my time-serving people.”
In her spare time she loves to travel, make ceramics and pursue other artistic endeavors.
Marketing and Community Relations
Anna will celebrate 10 years at Generations at Regency in March 2018. At regency she started as a coordinator and progressed to marketing and communications relations, as well as overseeing the Polish program. The Polish Program ran by Anna at Regency entails using her native language to coordinate with residents and families helping Polish residents feel right at home. She also coordinates programs that honor Polish traditions; oversee the celebrations of national and religious holidays; contributes to the Polish food menus and coordinates social groups for the Polish community.
Anna reflects on her position, “I enjoy working with various people and making their life better. I love engaging with my community and letting them know about Regency and how we can benefit them.”
She received her law degree in Poland and in her spare time she loves walking, exercising, reading and traveling.