Meet Our Team

Carl Zimmerman | Managing Partner at Arroyo GardensCarl Zimmerman, Managing Partner

Carl has been employed in Senior Communities continuously for nearly 30 years and proudly working for the same company his entire career.
He is a Certified Nursing Facility Administrator as well as a Certified Assisted Living Center Administrator. He has degrees in Institutional Management, Health Care Administration as well as nutrition and is a licensed Insurance Producer. Carl can be reached at


Amy Malkin | Manager and COO of Arroyo GardensAmy Malkin Chief Operating Officer 

Amy Malkin has been in the senior living industry since 1989, starting her career in a sister facility of Santa Rita that was located in Glendale, Arizona. She has a strong dietary and nutrition background, but has learned many other things along the way. Amy currently serves on the as the Region 2 Representative for the Arizona Health Care Association’s Board of Directors.  Amy is married and has 3 children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Amy can be reached at


Jennifer Hernandez Executive Director

Jennifer is the Executive Director at Arroyo Gardens.     Jennifer has worked in senior care for over 20 years.  All 20 of those years with Pioneer Health.   Jennifer is the Co-Chair for the Southern Arizona Activities Professional’s Chapter. She is a certified activity professional.  Jennifer was recently chosen to participate in the Arizona Health Care Association’s Executive Leadership Program. Jennifer resides in Sahuarita, where she has 4 beautiful children that occupy her time away from work. Jennifer can be reached at or (520) 867-8583.


Ericka Michel LPN | Wellness Nurse at Arroyo GardensEricka Michel LPN, Wellness Nurse

Ericka comes to us with many years of experience in the post acute setting. She is passionate about healthy living, education, and caring for others, but improving the lives of her patients, is at the core of why she became a nurse. Her long term career plans include furthering her education in nursing. Ericka is a proud mother of 3. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband, children and 2 dogs. Together they enjoy going on adventures and traveling around the world. Ericka can be reached at (520) 867-8501 or




Mayra Haro | Environmental Services Coordinator at Arroyo GardensMayra Haro, Environmental Services Coordinator

Mayra Haro has enjoyed working at Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation since 2011. She is married and the proud mother of three daughters who she spends her free time with. Mayra can be reached at





         Kathleen Mobley, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Kathleen Mobley attended Sahuarita and graduated from Silver High School in NM.  She then moved to Costa Rica where she was a missionary teacher for 3 years.  She has 3 children, 2 sons and a daughter.  Her oldest son is in the Veterinarian program at PMI, Her daughter is in the U.S. Navy and her youngest will be leaving to the Navy in February 2019.  She attended Pima and received her Certification in Medical Receptionist, Medical Assistant, and Lab Technician.  She also has Certifications as a CNA, 3 level Caregiver and Skilled Nursing Management.   She has over 20 years of experience caring for Seniors. and  enjoys what she does.  I am here to serve you, I am open to new ideas, suggestions, and anything that you would like to change or discuss please come see me.  I look forward to serving your community. Kathleen can be reached at


Dani McDermott, Community Liaison

Dani McDermott is our Community Liaison.  Dani is a Sahuarita/Green Valley Native.  She loves working in senior healthcare.   Dani is the Mother of 6, and married to her high school sweetheart.    Dani can be reached for a tour at (520) 625-7737 or