Meet Our Team
Board of Directors
Vanessa Ricchiazzi, President
LVN &RCFE Administrator
Paul Ricchiazzi, CFO
Daniel Kuo, Owner
Rose Valley Assisted Living
Vanessa Ricchiazzi, LVN is an experienced healthcare professional with expertise and knowledge in clinical assessment, client management, RCFE/LTC, Medicare and hospice sales and marketing for Hospice for over 20 years. While working as a Licensed Administrator/ Wellness director for a reputable Assisted Living, she discovered her passion in caring for seniors and often found herself educating and discussing the beneficial services and choices of quality senior care options.
During her tenure with a national hospice provider, she was awarded a National Leadership Council Award and became a subject matter expert for hospice in Long Term Care and Assisted Living communities. Through her leadership style and influence she has gained respect as a professional end-of-life educator, mentor, and coach to her colleagues and healthcare community. She has experience in educational public speaking, clinical training to various LTC/RCFE staff, and sales team coordination for end-of–life care. She is passionate about transforming senior care through, intellect, compassion and empathy.
Paul is an active law enforcement training officer and a licensed Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Administrator. In his prior careers he has been fortunate to gain experience in a few of his ambitions and on his journey found his passion in training, instructional design, adult learning, and overall thinking processes involved in risk management.
He is a licensed commercial airline pilot, certified flight instructor, California Peace Officers Standardize Training (P.O.S.T.) Master Instructor, and CEO of VPR Residential Management Solutions, LLC.
Daniel was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley and graduated from Arcadia High School, then he went on to receive his degree in Business Administration with Cum Laude Honors at UC Riverside. He eventually became a Registered Investment Advisor at New York Life, where he learned the necessity of Long Term Care insurance, and immediately purchased policies for his parents and himself.
Daniel opened his first assisted living homes in Loma Linda and Redlands back in 2017. He has since transitioned home to the San Gabriel Valley and now runs assisted living homes in Pasadena, Altadena, and Arcadia.
Daniel spends his free time playing golf, basketball, and poker, while attending as many Lakers games as possible.
Katherine Yu Simms has been working on behalf of senior citizens for over a decade. She has expertise in Senior Real Estate, Medicare, Long Term Care and Final Expenses policies, all intended to protect and enhance the lives of people in this cherished generation.
Medicare Insurance Agent
Stephanie Walters, LMSE, PhD
The Watermark at Beverly Hills Boutique Senior Living
As an experienced Executive Director and social worker with demonstrated professional history of over 10 years in non-profit and private senior living communities, Stephanie is passionate about creating and understanding environments that promote thriving for older adults. Her research interests are currently focused on the aging population and most recently, her PhD dissertation subject, “Purpose and Quality of Life Among Assisted Living Residents”.
It is an honor to be a part of Nice Little Home, an organization that works to ensure that seniors not only find a place to live that meets basic needs, but a place they can call home where they can experience a true quality of life.
Life/Health Insurance Agent
Phyllis Shallman is a licensed Life/Health agent who teaches financial literacy. Her passion is in making a difference for others. Long Term Care is her specialty and she educates people on what their options are. She was the main caregiver for both her parents of blessed memory and saw first hand how the right care such as Nice Little Home could make all the difference in the world for both loved ones as well as the family.
It’s an honor to be a part of this very important and state of the art non- profit!