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February 4, 2021

A career with ECS provides opportunities and growth for Lizett Leandro

Lizett Leandro, Clinical Director of Health Services at ECS has been a vital part of our successful plan of vaccinations for seniors. Her commitment to the program and the health of residents reflects her dedication to delivering the best senior independent living.

Lizett started her career with ECS when she was just 19. “I began as a nursing assistant at The Canterbury,” she says. She enjoyed working with the residents so much, she knew she had found her calling. Early on, Lizett was recognized by her managers as someone with the ability to grow into a leadership position. “They identified the potential in me, even before I did,” she says.

Lizett Leandro

Lizett Leandro, Clinical Director of Health Services at ECS has been a vital part of our successful plan of vaccinations for seniors. Her commitment to the program and the health of residents reflects her dedication to delivering the best senior independent living.

Lizett started her career with ECS when she was just 19. “I began as a nursing assistant at The Canterbury,” she says. She enjoyed working with the residents so much, she knew she had found her calling. Early on, Lizett was recognized by her managers as someone with the ability to grow into a leadership position. “They identified the potential in me, even before I did,” she says.

Working nights and studying during the day, she continued to pursue increasingly advanced degrees. After becoming a Registered Nurse, she was appointed Director of Health Services for The Canterbury, our ECS community offering skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living and independent living, Los Angeles County. Then in 2016, she left ECS to pursue her Masters degree in Adult Gerontology and to become a Nurse Practitioner.

ECS also encouraged her to apply for the Leading Age Mentorship, a vigorous leadership training program. “With leadership training, you’re never done. You’re constantly growing and learning,” she says. Now she wants to instill this same passion for service in her team, so they are able to grow too. “If it weren’t for having the mentors that I did at ECS, I would not have had these opportunities. They trusted me and supported me and now I can do the same for others.”

After becoming a mother, she returned to ECS in December 2020, just in time to help with the roll out of the COVID vaccine for seniors in our communities.

Lizett acknowledges the role that the ECS culture played in her career growth and success. “When you have joy in your vocation, everything else falls into place,” she says.

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