The Lifespan Team

We are proud of our diverse and accomplished team here at Lifespan. The care management team has over 130 years of combined experience in the field of health care. Our team members strive to help our clients live at their highest level of functioning and remain as independent as possible with the best quality of life. Below is an introduction to some of the wonderful members of the Lifespan team.

Ashley MinAshley Min, MHA - Director of Operations
Ashley holds a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and a BS in Kinesiology and Leisure Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her experience includes business development, management, and health care operations.  Prior to coming to Lifespan, Ashley worked as Director of Provider Relations for a Radiology Medical Group.





Lifespan Care Manager DeirdreDeirdre Heavey, RN - Lifespan Care Manager
Deirdre Heavey received her RN degree from Cabrillo College, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Deirdre has over ten years of experience in the health care field. She began her career as a surgical out-patient assistant before that she transitioned to long-term care settings where she worked with patients with chronic illnesses as well as those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia. Deirdre is passionate about helping her clients gain and maintain as much independence as possible, while supporting their everyday needs.






Lifespan Care Manager UteDenise Mickel, MSG – Lifespan Care Manager
Denise Mickel received her Bachelor’s of Social Work at Azusa Pacific University and her Masters of Science in Gerontology from San Jose State. Denise has been in the field of aging for over 22 years working in a wide range of environments. Her experience includes skilled nursing facilities, specialized day care for persons with dementia as well as Memory Care in Assisted Living. She has also served as a Deputy Public Guardian and as a Adult Protective Services Social Worker. Denise has a proven rapport with clients, families, caregivers, and peers and enjoys the challenges of assessment, coordinating services, and providing education and support around dementia





Lifespan Care Manager UteSaundie Isaak, MS, CMC - Lifespan Care Manager
Saundie Isaak received her Bachelor's of Art at Fresno Pacific University and a Bachelor's of Science at California State University, Fresno in Therapeutic Recreation. Her Masters of Science in Health Services Administration is from Saint Mary's University. Saundie has been a Certified Care Manager since 2009 with over two decades of experience that includes skilled nursing, assisting living and memory care, independent living as well private duty home care. She serves on the Board of Directors at Health Projects Center. Saundie's passion is working in the realm of care delivery and providing professional guidance and support to her clients and their families, as well as the caregiving team.





Lifespan Care Manager AliciaPat Schauss, RN – Lifespan Care Manager
Pat Schauss attended the University of Arizona for undergraduate studies, and Cabrillo College for her RN degree. Pat has accrued over 20 yrs of experience in acute hospital based nursing, focusing on cardiac care/telemetry for the last 10 years of that time. She has worked at an outpatient interventional pain management clinic and earned certification as a pain management RN. Prior to joining Lifespan, Pat worked in home health/ case management focusing on special needs and hospice care.






Lifespan Care Manager AliciaAlicia Cortez-Moreno, CNA, HHA - Supervisor, Staffing Department
Alicia Cortez-Moreno is a Certified Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide and has worked with Lifespan for 16 years. She is head of our Safety Team. She started at Lifespan as a Home Care Aide and made such a positive impact on the staffing department she quickly escalated her position to supervisor. As supervisor of the staffing department and home care staff, her primary role at Lifespan is to ensure that our home care aides are appropriately matched to each client. She provides additional training and support to the home care aides and makes visits to the client's homes to monitor the care being provided by our home care aides.