Vision-Driven Leadership

Our leadership team is dedicated to one overarching mission: to serve our residents. Our on-site leaders work with a Board of Directors, Executive Council, and national third-party management company, LCS, to bring a diverse set of experience and expertise.

Board of Directors

Casa’s Board of Directors consists of respected leaders from the business, medical and civic communities in the San Diego area. Board members serve three-year terms without compensation. They may serve three consecutive terms. The Casa board members work closely with LCS. Both of these entities place a high priority on input and recommendations from residents elected to serve on the Executive Council, and their advisory committees.

Jim Seifert

Director Jim Seifert

Jim was elected to the board in December 2020. He currently serves as a member of the finance & investment and health & wellness committees. Jim has a B.A. in economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Jim has been active in commercial real estate since 1984. For the first 11 years of his career, he worked for three different commercial real estate firms in brokerage and asset management. For 22 years, Jim worked for a Fortune 250 company in the corporate real estate department with oversight of up to 30 employees and a $80 million annual budget.

His expertise includes the entire life cycle of real estate, including market evaluation, coordinating planning and programming activities with architects, engineers, land planners, traffic consultants, contractors, brokers and government officials. He has excellent financial analysis skills, including evaluating cash flows and establishing base line revenues for lender/investor review. He also takes pride with day-to-day responsibility for property development and expediting solutions to ensure the project is kept on schedule and budget.

Janette Piankoff, Ph.D.

Janette Piankoff

Janette Piankoff was elected to the Board in 2021.  She is currently the Director of Organizational Effectiveness at SDG&E where she heads up training and development efforts.  Prior to that she was the Director of HR, OD and DE&I at Sempra.  Earlier in her career she had her own organization development consulting practice specializing in C-Suite assessment and development. Dr. Piankoff earned her Ph.D. In Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego.  Her B.A. and M.A degrees are also in I/O Psychology.

James Roth

Vice Chair Jim Roth

Jim was elected to the board in December 2017. He currently serves as vice chair of the Board of Directors, chair of the Casa Foundation, chair of the legal committee, and is a member of the governance committee. Jim is a local attorney specializing in corporate, real estate and business matters, including insurance law. As general counsel to diverse business entities nationwide, Jim is responsible for developing strategies to minimize risk, navigating complex transactions, and representing his clients’ interests in litigation. Jim has successfully tried numerous cases and argued before the California and federal courts of appeal. He is also a frequent speaker and lecturer to professional and community groups on a variety of legal topics and is a regular columnist for the San Diego Defense Lawyers and the San Diego Chapter of the National Association of Real Property Managers.

Committed to community service and strengthening our community, Jim has assumed leadership positions on an assortment of foundations. He is a former director for the Blue Sky Community Foundation, the Bernardo Town Center Property Owner Association, the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, the Rancho Bernardo Chamber of Commerce, and its successor the North San Diego Business Chamber, having chaired the board of both chambers during his tenure. As a longtime member of the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary, Jim has held almost every board position and served as the Club’s president during 1996-1997. During 2006, Jim was inducted into the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame and recognized as the Rotarian of the Year in Rotary District 5340.

Megan Tanner

Megan Tanner

Megan Tanner is a seasoned marketing professional with over 6 years of experience in the industry. Born and raised in Poway, California, Megan is deeply committed to giving back to the community that shaped her formative years.

Currently, Megan is serving as Director of Client Services at a profitable startup, Ignite Media Group, where she oversees the account management team and sits on the leadership team where she provides guidance on business decisions and strategy. Her expertise in marketing has helped her team succeed in a highly competitive market and she continues to drive growth through innovative and effective marketing campaigns.

When Megan isn’t busy at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, or cheering on the San Diego Padres.

Excited to give back to the community she was born and raised in, Megan is thrilled to serve on the board of directors for an organization that aligns with her values and priorities. With a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience, Megan is eager to contribute to the board’s efforts to make a difference and drive positive change.

Vernon Pertelle

Vernon Pertelle

Vernon Pertelle was elected to the Board in 2021. He is the President and CEO of StraitHealth. He is also the President and Executive Director of Pulmonary Horizons, which provides national, regional, local and organization-specific education programs designed to improve the overall diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with COPD. He is a health care executive with significant operations, strategy, and financial management experience in the continuum of care, including hospital & health systems, post-acute care, HMO benefit administration, Home Medical Equipment (HME), and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers and manufacturers. He is an author with original work including manuscripts, abstracts, contributions, books and has served as a reviewer for peer-reviewed healthcare journals. He is a speaker at the national and international respiratory professional societies and has presented clinical importance topics to improve patient care.

Jim Wills

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After retiring from a 26 year US Air Force career, Jim began a second career in Senior Living leadership. He held the positions of Continuing Care Retirement Community Executive Director, Assisted Living and Memory Care Administrator, Vice President of Operations for an assisted living and memory care ownership group, CEO/President of an assisted living software company, and Program Manager for a large senior living software company.

Jim moved into Casa de las Campanas with his wife and two cats in 2018. Jim has been active in the Resident Association leadership, serving as the elected President of the Resident Council and several Management Advisory Committees.

Jim was elected to the Board of Directors in 2024, not as one of the state required Voting Resident Members but based on his qualifications and expertise. He is experienced in senior living management, understanding of the financial management of a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and knowledge of the complex regulatory environment of senior living communities. He thus can advocate for resident opinions as well as serve with complete understanding of the fiduciary responsibilities of the Casa de las Campanas Board of Directors.

Carl Haines

Carle Haines headshot

Carl’s election to the Board in December 2023 underscores his commitment to both professional excellence and community service. His current roles as Chair of the Planning & Construction committee and member of the Legal & Finance Committees highlight his leadership and expertise in key areas of organizational governance.

In his capacity as Vice President of Construction for Prevost Construction, Carl brings a wealth of experience in overseeing projects across various sectors, including Life Science Biotech, Class A Office Tenant Improvements, and Senior Living Affordable Housing. His focus on the Senior Living Division demonstrates his hands-on approach to ensuring quality and efficiency in construction management.

With a career in the construction industry dating back to 1973, Carl’s technical knowledge is extensive, providing invaluable insights for the Planning & Construction committee’s initiatives and decision-making processes.

Moreover, Carl’s dedication to community service, evident from his involvement in charitable organizations since his youth, reflects his deeply ingrained values of giving back. From building homes for the needy in Tijuana to working on projects for Home Start and Ronald McDonald House Charities through Prevost Construction, Carl embodies the ethos of making a positive impact beyond professional realms.

Brian McLean

Brian McLean Headshot

Brian was elected to the board in May 2024.

Brian is a local independent financial advisor with deep ties to the community. He started his firm, BDM Wealth Management, in 1999, to help others build, protect, and preserve their assets. He is committed to helping clients understand the opportunities and potential rewards that are available when they take a proactive, informed approach to personal finances. Brian’s expertise is in insurance, investing, retirement, estate planning, and wealth preservation.

Brian’s commitment to philanthropy and community service includes serving on the board of Rancho Bernardo Senior Services. He served on the board of directors of the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation for 9 years with one term as President. He also was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club of Los Rancheros and served as the club’s President for one year.

Sonja “Sonny” Googins

Director and Resident Board Member Sonny Googins

Sonja was elected to the board in December 2018. She serves as the resident board member and is currently chair of the health & wellness committee and a member of the marketing & community outreach committee and the health & wellness committee, and has served as president of Casa’s resident council. She is an active member of the Rancho Bernardo Planning Board, Rancho Bernardo Rotary, and the Poway Symphony Board. Prior to retiring in San Diego, Sonja served the Connecticut State Legislature’s House of Representatives for 12 years.

Life Care Services®

Life Care Services has over five decades of experience managing retirement communities across the country. They offer a broad knowledge of senior living trends and best practices that help keep Casa on the forefront of the industry.

Casa Management

Kim Dominy


Kim is executive director at Casa de las Campanas with Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Kim has been with Life Care Services since 1996 and has served in various administrative positions throughout the country. She has been at Casa since 2008. Kim is a graduate of the University of Rochester with a B.A. in psychology. She also holds a Master of Science in public administration/gerontology from the University of Arizona. She is a licensed nursing home administrator, a licensed preceptor, and a licensed RCFE administrator. She has previously held licensure in Connecticut, Arizona and Florida. Kim is currently serving as a board member for LeadingAge California.

Gitfong Cheung


Gitfon currently holds both her CA Nursing Home and RCFE Administrator licenses. She has a BS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and an MBA from UCLA. Past positions have included: Project Manager for West Hudson; CEO for Long Beach Girl Scouts; COO/CFO for Girl Scouts San Diego; Associate Administrator-St Paul’s Nursing and Rehab and CEO/Administrator- Encinitas Nursing and Rehab.

Brooke Harris


Brooke Harris attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Health Care Administration. Brooke has worked in long term care since her graduation, working in for-profit and not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, Arizona, and California. She is currently licensed in the state of Washington. Brooke has served as Residential Administrator of Casa de las Campanas since May of 2022. She began working with Life Care Services, an LCS Company, since 2021.

Executive Council

The Executive Council consists of a group of dedicated residents elected by their peers. The council communicates with resident committees and the Casa Resident Association through regularly scheduled meetings. They ensure community leadership acts with detailed insight into the resident experience.

Executive Council Members 2024

  • President: Judy Myerson
  • Vice President: Ray Ramach
  • Secretary: Warren Schlueter
  • Treasurer: Jeff Cauthen
  • Member: Ed Caviness
  • Member: Val Murphy
  • Member: Mike Stelman
  • Member: Pat Stevens
  • Member: Mary Evert

Casa Leadership Team

  • Kim Dominy, Executive Director
  • Brooke Robichaud, Health Center Administrator
  • Brooke Harris, Residential Administrator
  • Dave Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
  • Maritza Maezze – Director of Administrative Services
  • Brooke Patterson, Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Stephanie Ramos, Director of Community Life
  • Monica Furgiuele, Director of Resident Services
  • Patricia Niemeyer, Director of Food and Beverage
  • Shila Jurado, Director of Residential Continuing Care
  • Hiyasmine McMahon, Director of Human Resources
  • Mary Ann Reyes, Director of Housekeeping
  • Curtis Huckins, Facilities Director
  • Jan Ophof, Director of Community Safety & Transportation

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