Meet the team.
Our caring staff is a huge reason behind El Castillo’s longstanding success serving Santa Fe Seniors. It’s our goal to deliver quality service in a warm and welcoming, family-like environment.
Meet some of our team members.
Allen “Al” J. Jahner, the community’s CEO/Administrator, joined El Castillo as its Business Manager in 1991 and rose to his current position in 1993. He holds the Nursing Home Administrators License for the organization and is also the CEO and CFO of El Castillo, reporting to the Board of Directors. He manages and directs the daily operations and is responsible for the financial structure of the organization.
Mr. Jahner’s professional experience includes Bank Investment Officer, Cash Manager for the states of Alaska and New Mexico, as well as a University Vice President for Administrative Services. He is a United States Navy veteran and was the Vice-Chairman of the Santa Fe Municipal Recreation Complex Committee.
Mr. Jahner is involved in many cultural and civic events of Santa Fe, is an avid golfer and enjoys gourmet cooking. He is currently the President of the Board of the Santa Fe Country Club.
Our small but dedicated staff members are an integral part of our community. By interacting with and listening to our residents and their families, we work together to provide a safe and comfortable home while recognizing and allowing individuality.
Kelisa Silver, Assistant Director of Nursing
Ellen (Elkie) Kleinman, Director of Resident Services
Darlene C. de Vaca, Director of Nursing
Jean Kessel, Director of Administration & Operations
Mike Mondoux, Facilities Manager
Lorin Abbey, Director of Marketing
Sandra Grasdock, Director of Dining Services
Yolanda Martinez, Director of Housekeeping
Anthony Ortiz, Director of Renovation
This dedicated team of professionals are devoted to enhancing and maintaining the health, well being and livelihood of our community.