Family Health West is proud to announce Stacey Mascarenas as the director of the new Family Health West Foundation. Stacey graduated from Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. She served on the Alumni Board for several years and was elected president in 2011. In 2012, she was awarded Alumni of the Year. Stacey has lived in the Grand Valley since 1977 and moved to Fruita in 2006.
“They say a person should experience at least one major change in life and after serving on the Family Health West Board for several years, my passion for Family Health West grew into making that life change!” said Stacey. “An added perk is that now I am a member of an elite group of Frutopians who ‘Live, Work and Play’ in Fruita.”
As Director of the Family Health West Foundation, Stacey will raise funding to improve the living conditions of Family Health West’s eldercare facilities. “We are in desperate need for upgrades that will make our residents’ time with us, along with their families, that much more meaningful and pleasant,” added Stacey.
Stacey worked for Mesa County for more than 23 years as the Commissioner to Convey Real Estate, Right of Way Agent, Property Agent, and Public Information Officer. She serves on the Fruita City Council and will complete eight years of service in April 2016.
“We have been considering the formation of establishing a foundation for some time now,” said Family Health West CEO and President, Mark J. Francis. “Stacey is well-suited for leading this effort and ensuring that our community receives exceptional care for years to come.”
In her free time, Stacey serves on the Salvation Army Board, Fruita Chamber Board, Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee, How Are The Children Board and is a member of the GJ Kiwanis Club. She and her husband Mark have an active 8th grader and a CMU junior whose events they attend and support. Stacey added, “When I can, I try to get on the golf course with my husband!”