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The foundation of Avenir Senior Living is based deeply on traditional family values. That is why we take the responsibility of caring for our residents in the same manner in which we would expect our loved ones to be treated and cared for. Avenir Senior Living maintains this high level of expectation through the team that is assembled in every area of its company. Across the spectrum of our teams we partner with some of the highest skilled and experienced executives, managers and staff from the senior living industry, all who share in the same Vision, Mission and Philosophy that have made Avenir Senior Living a leader in today's industry.
Ambria Kennedy is the Executive Director of Avenir Memory Care.
She was born and raised in Orem, Utah and has been a resident in Las Vegas, NV for 10 years. She attended Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, and has been a Registered Nurse for over 22 years. She has worked in many nursing disciplines including NICU, Labor and Delivery, Medical Surgical, Organ Transplant and Alzheimer’s. Ambria also owned and operated her own Residential Real Estate Appraising Business and served on the Licensing and Certification Board for the State of Utah. She has served in many leadership roles throughout her career. Her broad experience has given her the knowledge and passion to successfully lead her teams to continued success.
As the Executive Director at Compass Pointe Healthcare, her community was awarded “The Best of Las Vegas” in 2016, along with many other awards including “Best of Care in Assisted Living” two years in a row. Ambria has a strong desire and commitment to excellence and to being a major contributor to improving the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s.
Jessie Hernandez is the Director of Health Services at Avenir Memory Care.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Jessie Hernandez graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Adventist University of the Philippines in 2005. He has served in several nursing roles including Charge Nurse and a Nurse Educator at Manila Adventist Medical Center.
He has also worked in Pediatrics, PICU, Medical-Surgical, Oncology, Operating Room, and Neuro-Surgical Nursing. He started his career in the Memory Care industry in the United States as a Medical Technician, and served in this position for over 10 years.
He is very glad to be the Director of Health Services at Avenir Memory Care, where he oversees the Caregivers and Medical Technicians that take care of their residents every day. He has dedicated and committed himself to this industry to be able to help their caregivers, Med Techs, seniors and their family members. His goal is to be able to support and guide them in navigating this devastating disease.
Born and raised in Philippines and migrated to Honolulu, Hi in 1985. I have lived in Las Vegas for 23 years. I have two wonderful daughters, who are both professionals in nursing and Aesthetics, and a son, who loves to play piano and guitar.
My most proud accomplishment was joining the Army National Guard at the age of 30 and worked as a private investigator during military service. I joined the Healthcare Industry in 2014 and gained experience in various field such as managing Home Health, Visiting physician Services, Adult Day Healthcare and Assisted/Memory care living. I am currently a third-year student majoring in Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare administration.