Leadership Team | Legacy House of Avondale

Leadership Team


Charlane Newby, Executive Director


Charlane was born in California but has spent most of her life in Arizona. She and her husband Mike share three children, Jessica, Cody and Arica. Charlane enjoys spending time with family, the outdoors, hunting and exploring historic small towns. Charlane began her healthcare career in 1990 and has enjoyed serving those she has cared for. She has a strong background in skilled nursing, long term care and assisted living. When asked why she does what she does, she simply states, “It is my passion to care for seniors, to learn their story and be a part of their journey. It brings joy to my heart every day."

Jerry D`Andrea, Marketing Director


Jerry was born in Queens NY but lived on Long Island for most of his life. In 2016, Jerry and his family left New York, drove across the country and moved to sunny Arizona to be closer to his wife's family. Jerry worked in the hospitality industry at Marriott for 15 years before finding his passion serving older adults and their families. He has been in the senior living industry for over 20 years and has truly enjoyed every minute of it. Jerry served on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association in New York and has also served on various committees for the Arizona Alzheimer's Association including the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Phoenix and also West Valley. Jerry feels if he has helped at least one resident or family find solutions to their needs, he has had a great day. Jerry has an open door policy and loves it when residents and families stop to say hello. Next time you are in the area, stop in and say hello to Jerry D'Andrea.

TBD, Assistant Administrator


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Laura Mann, Administrative Assistant


Laura is an Arizona native. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 12 years serving older adults. Laura has worked as an Activity Director, Social Services Director in a long term care community and also worked closely with home caregivers as a Program Director. There is an old saying that Laura's father instilled in her that certainly holds true in Laura's case "When you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life." When she is not at work Laura enjoys spending time with her family, two daughters and two Great Dane fur babies. Laura loves to be in the kitchen with a home-cooked meal surrounded by loved ones at the kitchen table.

Carml Beverly, Wellness Director


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Barton Bailey, Dining Services Director


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Amy Heusted, Recreation Director


Amy is a Southern California native but moved with with her family to beautiful Arizona in January of 1994. Amy and her husband are high school sweethearts and have two beautiful daughters. Amy enjoys coaching her daughters softball team, both in the Spring and Fall seasons. Amy jokes that coaching her daughter's team gives her a chance to re-visit a sport that she enjoyed playing herself when she was a bit younger. Amy and her family lead an active outdoor life; enjoying fishing, hiking and hunting. After having been blessed to spend 15 years as a stay at home mother with her daughters, she jumped back into the working world. Amy has spent the last four years serving and enriching the lives of seniors to their very last breath. Amy shares with those she knows that to do this gives her so much in return..much more than she ever gives.

Wayne Liepke, Maintenance Director


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