Chelsea Kleve Executive Director
I started out in healthcare when I was 16 years old after completing a certified nursing assistant course in high school. After completing the course I worked as an aide for 9 years to put myself through college. I gained so much experience working alongside families who’s loved ones had dementia, Parkinson's or other health concerns and that is where my passion to serve this population blossomed. I received my degree in Healthcare Administration with an emphasis in long term care in 2013. Since graduating I have worked in assisted living/ memory care, home health and the last 7 years in hospice. During those years I gained experience and resources to help aide families navigating through the healthcare industry. I also sit on the board of Creative Engagement Partners. I want to help educate, and be a resource for those who need it.
In my down time I like to go hiking and visit the beach with my husband Jim and our dog Olive. I was born in Wisconsin and come from a family of four brothers. I inherited a love of coffee and hard work ethic from my dad and compassion from my mom.
I start every day with a good cup of coffee and end it knowing I did the best job I could that day.
Sheri Simpson Vice President
Here is a little bit about me, when I was 16 years old, I started my career in Senior Living in the old fashioned “nursing home”. A very long time ago… I am glad to say, that model has changed, as it was very long overdue… Looking back, I was always meant to be around Seniors. I love their stories and everything they have seen in their life, they have always brought joy to my heart. Assisting Seniors has always been a part of me. Maybe it’s because I have walked the “Senior “journey with my own family, I’m not sure, but for me working with Seniors and their families has brought a sense of pride and humbleness.
I believe we all have a purpose and mine is to share my knowledge and assist family’s, guiding them in a direction that give’s them a better understanding of how the senior industry works, so they can make an educated decision. I also love giving back, I’m very proud that I have held 13 support Alzheimer’s groups over the valley. Knowing full well, the journey is different for everyone, I have had to become an expert in all facets of Senior living. Thru continued education I keep current with all that is offered out there for anyone who wants a clear path, knowing full well it’s a difficult path to navigate trying to keep our parents engaged while maintaining a purposeful life. I consider myself very blessed as my heart is filled with a loving husband, 6 children and 11 grandchildren. I feel honored with all that life has offered me.
Amy Turner Treasurer
I am a Mom to an amazing 10 year old girl, an Arizona native, and a huge sports fan. In my spare time you can find me spending time with my daughter, watching sports, paddle boarding, hiking, or taking a road trip to one of our favorite places….. San Diego. There’s something magical about San Diego and nothing better than sitting on the beach, listening to the wave’s crash, hearing my daughter’s laughter, and watching the sunset.
I have been working in healthcare for the past 13 years and absolutely LOVE it!!! I graduated from Boswell School of Nursing and shortly after graduating I started working in a very successful and fast pace Skilled Nursing Facility. It was at the Skilled Nursing Facility that I gained a tremendous amount of experience in serving the senior community. After working at the Skilled Nursing Facility for 5 years I ventured out and started working in Hospice. The hospice company was new to the valley and provided me the opportunity for growth within the healthcare system. Working in hospice is where I found my true passion to serve and where I believe I have made the greatest impact in the lives of others. Recently I was given the opportunity to become the Director of Operations for a new and vastly growing Hospice and Palliative Care organization along with becoming a board member for Glory Days. I look forward to continuing to grow, to learning new things, and to serving the senior community in this great state of Arizona.
My favorite motto is “Make every moment count” and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!!!
Brittany Mirrasoul MSW Secretary
Hello, I am Brittany and I am very excited to be a part of Glory Days Senior Day Program. I have such a passion for helping seniors and families in our community and when this opportunity came, it was such an honor. I believe my devotion to seniors came from my childhood and having the most incredible great grandmother. I was lucky to be able to spend 14 years of my life with this vivacious lady; listening and watching her triumph above all. From these moments, I always knew I wanted to help and serve others, which lead me to volunteering with children with special needs and in hospice.
My love and compassion for seniors and their families, lead me to obtaining my Bachelor’s and Masters degree in Social work 11 years ago. I have just recently passed my Arizona state license exam and look forward to using my license to continue to help people. For the past 6 years, I have been working as a social worker in hospice, where each day, I truly get to embrace and empower each person and their families, as they navigate through the most difficult stage of their life. Each day is truly a blessing.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, family and dogs but most of all my 19 year old son. This year was full of changes as my son went off to college to purse a degree in Biological Sciences, in hopes to be a Physician Assistant one day. As an empty nester, I find myself enjoying activities outdoors, the gym, day trips and trying new restaurants as I am a “foodie” at heart. I am truly grateful to be able to help others in need and embrace each lesson and gift that life has offered; as I have learned and grown from so many.