Meet the Team
Susan Weisbarth has worked in the health care industry for more than 20 years. She started her career working in rehab doing marketing and admissions. Finding her passion, Susan transitioned into assisted living, beginning at a community in Woodland Hills where she stayed for more than 10 years. She still hears from the family members and staff there and, on her first day here at Canyon Trails, ran into a caregiver who had worked there at the same time, their paths crossing again!
After being a traveling executive director for the past four and a half years, Susan is grateful to find a home at Canyon Trails and is looking forward to long and rewarding relationships with families, residents and staff.
I am so excited to introduce myself to all of you. I have been in the health care industry for more than 20 years. I started working for rehab care doing marketing and admissions. I found I really had a passion for working with seniors. I then decided I wanted to work in assisted living.
I worked in one community for 11 years in Woodland Hills. I still hear from family members and staff. In fact, on my first day working here at Canyon Trails, I ran into a caregiver who worked for me there. It was wonderful to cross paths again.
For the past four and a half years, I was a traveling executive director and visited communities in San Diego, Portland and Oregon. I experienced hurricanes in Florida, snowstorms in Santa Fe and fires in Northern California. I am not the greatest of flyers, so I’m very pleased that I have given up my wings and settled back in the San Fernando Valley.
I am the executive director, but I am only as good as the entire team. Without them, I can’t do my job. My door is always open, and I am available to listen to both problems and compliments. Hopefully more compliments! If I don’t know the answer, I will always get back to you.
I am thrilled to be part of ISL, and I look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with all of you. Please stop by when you visit and introduce yourself to me.
Director of Sales and Marketing
For more than 15 years, Ann Siegel has been helping families and seniors understand how to find the senior living community that best fits their needs. She brings significant experience as well as warmth and empathy to help families and loved ones make a decision that is best for them.
Ann grew up in New York with her parents, sister Joanie and their miniature schnauzer, Peppy. She majored in advertising and graduated from Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City. Her media career brought her to Los Angeles, where she helped brands develop advertising and media strategies.
When Ann realized that she wanted to do something more fulfilling, she moved into health care. She eventually served in sales and marketing roles at assisted living and memory care communities.
Ann had been licensed as an administrator for an assisted living community for 10 years. She served on the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Wellness committee for three years, and she was on the LA Parkinson’s board for two years. Ann was a board member for the NeuroCommunity Foundation as well.
Liliana Solorzano, LVN
Resident Care Director
Liliana Solorzano’s passion for nursing began at a young age. In high school, she found herself volunteering at nursing facilities and serving as an activities assistant. It was then that her desire to care for others was ignited. With a background rich in skilled nursing that makes up more than 15 years’ cumulative experience in assisted living care, Liliana looks forward to continued service to this very important and special community.
Besides nursing, Liliana’s passions include family and spending time with her son. She’s been with Canyon Trails for the majority of her career and looks forward to many more years to come.
Vibrant Life® Director
Vanessa Alas serves as the Vibrant Life® director for Canyon Trails. She brings her drive, joy and love for seniors to her job each and every day, helping to create moments of fun and joy for our residents. Vanessa loves planning activities to entertain our seniors, whether it’s a group game, happy hour musician or Livin’ the Dream excursion. She aspires for all our residents to have meaningful, vibrant lives and works each day to achieve that goal.
Outside of work, you can find Vanessa spending time with her family or serving in the children’s ministry at her church.
Business Office Director
Culinary Service Director
With 31 years of experience, 27 here at Canyon Trails, Chef Jose Martinez brings much expertise, determination, laughter and compassion to his cooking. He finds pleasure working alongside an incredible staff that love their jobs as well as the community and those they service. Chef Jose believes that the table provides a place of joy and rest and feels privileged to share his heart and talent with the community at Canyon Trails.