Nestor Mendez Joins the Enso Village Team as Vice President of Operations & Resident Experience

Enso Village VP of Operations & Resident Experience
Nestor Mendez, VP of Operations & Resident Experience

April 18, 20223

Enso Village, a Zen-inspired senior living community developed by The Kendal Corporation and San Francisco Zen Center, recently welcomed Nestor Eligio Mendez as the Vice President of Operations and Resident Experience. This position will collaborate with leadership teams to build a profoundly inclusive and forward-leaning workplace and campus community through developing and managing operational teams, executing mission-aligned people-related activities, and advancing sustainability efforts across Enso Village.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to step forward as Enso Village’s Vice President of Operations & Resident Experience,” shares Nestor. “I am passionate about advancing the resident experience through innovative practices within this community and ensuring older adults have opportunities to have a fulfilling and meaningful aging experience.”

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Nestor will oversee all resident-facing service functions, lead the culinary function, and oversee the design and delivery of health and holistic-wellbeing programs. In addition, in partnership with the People team, Nestor will engage team members at every stage of their lifecycle, including Diversity, Equality, Inclusivity, Belonging and Accessibility (DEIBA), hiring, performance, team development, education and training and more. In his role to advance sustainability efforts, Nestor will define team behaviors and commitments to make sustainability a core Enso Village practice. His other responsibilities will include developing cross-functional teams to manage procurement and sourcing activities and participating in community activities alongside team members.

“Nestor’s role at Enso Village will integrate our Zen- and Quaker-inspired roots to create a model for contemplative care,” shares Rosemary Jordan, CEO of Enso Village. “This is a multi-faceted role, which requires a knowledge of aging, a spirit of innovation, and a willingness to collaborate and listen to peers. Nestor’s background and dedication to this field provide our team confidence that he will lead with compassion as we open our community next fall.”

Nestor is a member of the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, known as RCFE. His time with this organization is dedicated to sharing knowledge, resources and best practices that will empower residential care home professionals with ready-to-use information, ideas and tools that both challenge and inspire them.

An accomplished professional with over 30 years of experience in the field of senior living and aging services, Nestor earned his associate degree in health care administration at the University of Phoenix. He has earned administrator certifications for RCFE in California, Washington and Arizona.

About Enso Village

Enso Village is a Life Plan Community currently under construction in Healdsburg, CA, with a focus on mindful aging, the joys of nature, environmental stewardship, contemplative care and healthy life choices for adults 60+. It’s a collaboration between the San Francisco Zen Center and The Kendal Corporation.