Meet the Team

Jesseca Tighe

Jesseca Tighe, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Dear Families and Loved Ones,

I’m excited to introduce myself as the new executive director at Aspens at Fort Collins!

I want to let you know a little about me. My passion for seniors began in graduate school, as I was studying hospice care for my Ph.D. in psychology. After many years of working in mental health, I went back to my roots. I have been working in senior care for the last 10 years in various leadership roles. During that time, I served in independent living, assisted living and memory care. I have been an executive director for the last four years. While I’ve enjoyed helping seniors and their families at every level of care, memory care by far has the greatest hold on my heart. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this community. Residents with dementia are unique, and they deserve special attention and guidance. I love helping seniors with dementia continue to live a purposeful life and even try new things!

I recognize this transition is not easy for anyone; but I assure you I will bring experience, stability, education and comfort to you and your loved ones. I look forward to meeting all of you in the coming days and weeks!

Joseph Ipina

Joseph Ipina

Culinary Services Director

Chef Joseph joined the Aspens at Fort Collins Team in August 2021 as the Culinary Services Director.

Since joining the team the goal has been to uplift the views of food within the senior living industry, teaching staff that creativity knows no bounds. I have had a very successful career in the hospitality industry and I believe that it translates to senior care with ease. Creating the right environment, going above expectations is something that can truly enrich the lives of our loved ones.

I’ve been in the Hospitality industry for 16 years, Graduated From the Art Institute of OC in 2009, the next generation in a long linage of Classic French trained chefs. I have opened various concepts and am no stranger to hard work and goal setting, we have big plans in the works and are thrilled to share them with you.

Joseph Ipina

Shawn Wyburn

Business Office Director

Joseph Ipina

Jaya Bruce

Generations Programs Coordinator

Joseph Ipina

Sha Ion

Generations Programs Director

Joseph Ipina

Linda Brown-Smith

Vibrant Life Director

Now this is living ... senior living!

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