At Park Terrace Senior Living, our pedigree as a destination hotel lingers in the air. Grand-kids splashing in the pools. A pianist playing in the lobby. True to our roots as an Embassy Suites, you’ll find an experienced chef in our restaurant and a cocktail waiting for you at our Happy Hour receptions. All the while, our experienced staff takes care of the chores.

Of course, this is more than vacation living — it’s your home. With a comfortable apartment furnished just the way you like and friendly neighbors next door, life goes on as you please. Once you’re settled in, you’ll see there’s a real sense of community that just feels like home. Friends linger over a great meal. Neighbors walk dogs, play cards and catch a baseball game.

While we’re beaming with pride about our refreshing take on senior living in Phoenix, we think you’ll find our practical side especially appealing in retirement. To simplify things, we’ve streamlined your costs into one fee. Like being on a cruise, everything is included — meals, entertainment, and utilities in an affordable month-to-month rent. To help you live independently on your own terms, we’ve added personalized care and assistance should you ever need it.

meet the team

  • Mike Mednansky
    Executive Director & Assisted Living Manager
    Mike Mednansky
    Executive Director & Assisted Living Manager

    As Executive Director and Assisted Living Manager, Mike Mednansky oversees the day-to-day operations of Park Terrace as well as the development and implementation of strategic long-range plans. Mike has more than 22 years experience managing senior living communities. He served 8 years in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of Captain.

    Mike earned a Master’s degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. Originally from Chicago, Mike enjoys sharing his love of the Cubs with others.

    I feel blessed to be able to serve seniors. The best part of my week is playing poker with residents on Wednesdays.
  • Debora Maynard
    Marketing Director
    Debora Maynard
    Marketing Director

    As marketing director, Debora Maynard educates older adults about the benefits of moving to Park Terrace, including the carefree vacation lifestyle, resort-style amenities, programs and services, and the availability of assisted living and in-home care. Debora has 10 years of experience as a long-term care agent and as a volunteer hospice care coordinator. She previously served as a franchise development coach and corporate trainer at one of the largest senior referral and placement companies in the U.S.

    A National Certified Readmission Prevention (NCRP) specialist, Debora is also a certified senior advisor and certified Alzheimer’s caregiver. She holds Series 6 and 7 investment licenses.

    I truly enjoy helping seniors and their families. I love seeing the peace of mind that comes from finding the lifestyle that matches what they want.
  • Eileen Hall
    Family Liaison Director for Assisted Living / Marketing / Personal Assistant to the Owner
    Eileen Hall
    Family Liaison Director for Assisted Living / Marketing / Personal Assistant to the Owner

    Family Liaison Director for Assisted Living / Marketing / Personal Assistant to the Owner

    Eileen has touched several departments at Park Terrace from running Embassy Tours while the hotel was still operating, to accounting and purchasing during the construction phase creating Park Terrace and then into the Marketing Department doing outreach & promotions and assisting Deb with tours.

    Now she has added the role of Family Liaison Director where she currently oversees the Assisted Living Department.  Eileen is a licensed Assisted Living Manager.

    Eileen is also the personal assistant to our wonderful owner making sure his kind and compassionate stamp of approval shines through.  She says, “When I heard the vision of Park Terrace, I knew I had to be a part of making it a reality.”

    Eileen lives with her two beloved chihuahuas Mojo and Joy and in her spare time enjoys her favorite pastime writing.

    Park Terrace holds a special place in my heart,” said Eileen. “From the moment I heard the owner’s vision, I knew I would be a part of bringing it to life.
  • James Tibbs
    Executive Chef
    James Tibbs
    Executive Chef

    Chef James Tibbs has more than 30 years of experience in the culinary arts, including casual dining, fine dining, New Orleans-inspired fare and Japanese cuisine. He oversees the Park Terrace restaurants, menus and dining experience.

    For 10 years, Chef James served on the culinary team of Embassy Suites LaFitte’s restaurant prior to the resort’s transformation into senior living. FDA-trained in senior nutrition, Chef James infuses dishes with fresh flavors and wholesome, seasonal ingredients.

    We feature a changing menu with a variety of options, from comfort foods and Blue Plate Specials to healthy dishes and sophisticated culinary classics.
  • Roger Smith
    Director of Dining Services
    Roger Smith
    Director of Dining Services

    Chef Roger has been in the Food & Beverage industry for over 35 years including 18 years as Head Chef of Embassy Suites Phoenix North, our previous incarnation.  Roger left us for a short while during the construction creating Park Terrace and has now returned as our Director of Dining Services.

    Roger has worked not only with Hilton Hotels but Marriott Hotels and earlier in his career Holiday Inns.  His culinary skills have been developed to encompass a variety of menus to suit all tastes.

    Roger loves working with seniors and especially enjoys the challenge of creating a variety of menus for our seniors to enjoy.

    Roger is married with two children.  In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and fishing.

  • Farhad Ghomashchian
    Executive Chef & Manager Santorini Mediterranean Restaurant-COMING SOON
    Farhad Ghomashchian
    Executive Chef & Manager Santorini Mediterranean Restaurant-COMING SOON

    Farhad comes to us from across the pond where his vast 40+ years of experience as a restauranteur will be put to the test with the creation of “Santorini Mediterranean Restaurant”.  His vision for Park Terrace is to add a fine dining experience with Mediterranean classics as well as his own creations.

    We are looking forward to yet another choice in dining for our seniors at Park Terrace.

    Farhad is married to June with two grown children; Tina who is an attorney living in Los Angeles California and his son Darius who is attending college in Edinburgh Scotland studying Artificial Intelligence.  In his spare time Farhad loves to experiment in the kitchen and outdoors playing with his beloved dogs.

  • Nikki King
    Resident Services Manager – Assisted Living
    Nikki King
    Resident Services Manager – Assisted Living

    Nikki came to us less than a year ago yet has already made her positive mark on Park Terrace.  She was hired as our Resident Care Coordinator and has quickly moved up to her current position as Resident Services Manager.  Nikki exudes love for seniors and most days can be found floating all over campus helping someone with something.  We are so happy to have her on our team.

    Nikki’s background was as a caregiver for 10 years with Arizona Desert Falls and then Maryland Gardens.  At Maryland Gardens she was promoted to Assistant Manager of Assisted Living before joining us at Park Terrace earlier this year.

    Nikki is married to Dee and they have 4 children; DJ who is 17, Davari 10, Damarion 9 and her baby girl Amiyah 7.   In her spare time she enjoys the children with activities like swimming, biking and shopping.

  • Laura Harries
    Activities Director
    Laura Harries
    Activities Director

    Laura came to Park Terrace with great ideas and lots of experience.  She has previously worked with two other communities and through that has developed what we believe is a perfect combination of personal attention that encourages group involvement.

    When a new resident moves in Laura will meet with them and find out what they love to do, encouraging them to get involved in activities they enjoy.  And she has been known to create an activity if we don’t have one to suit their interests.

    Laura told me she loves to have fun with the seniors and watch them come alive when doing what they enjoy.  She is bringing new life to our activities department and we are so glad to have found her.

    Laura is married to Herb and they have 4 children; Rhoads who is 28, Joshua 26, Romley 22 and her surprise William who is now 10.


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