About Seacrest Village

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities is a vibrant not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) senior housing and healthcare organization with communities in both Encinitas and Rancho Bernardo, California. Known for our caring and nurturing environment, Seacrest Village has been serving the ever-growing San Diego community in the Jewish tradition since 1944. Seacrest Village works with over 400 clients daily through an array of programs and services, embracing their changing needs every step of the way. Through comprehensive and progressive care options and delivery systems, we encourage and support a life of dignity and spirituality. Our communities offer unsurpassed service as well as continuing commitment to the highest standards in independent, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. The highest possible quality of care for our residents is our foremost priority.

Seacrest Foundation was established to support Seacrest Village in its service to the elderly making it possible for Seacrest Village to care for those in need regardless of one’s ability to pay. It ensures that our residents will have a warm and loving home for generations to come.

Seacrest at Home, a separate 501(c)(3) affiliate of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, offers professional and reliable care-giving designed to meet one's individual needs and desires in his/her own home. Its goal is to make life easier for the client while giving peace of mind to involved family members.

Created and maintained through the generous support of families in San Diego and beyond, our campuses and affiliates reflect the sincerest dedication to our seniors.

1944 - San Diego Hebrew Homes originated as a small Home caring for 10 Jewish seniors.
1955 - First Residential Care facility on 54th Street. Home to 30 seniors.
1961 - New skilled nursing unit at 54th Street accommodates 27 seniors.
1969 - Skilled nursing expands by 15 additional beds.
1978 - Skilled nursing adds 30 beds, increases total to 72 beds.
1982 - Ten acre site purchased in Encinitas.
1989 - Seacrest Village at Encinitas introduces The Garden Court, with 98 Independent Living apartments, now known as Lee & Frank Goldberg Court.
1990 - Joseph & Dorothy Goldberg Healthcare Center opens at Encinitas with 58 skilled nursing beds.
1991 - Sam & Rose Stein Day Care Center opens.
1996 - Purchase of Seacrest Village at Rancho Bernardo, 60 units of Independent Living.
1997 - New Bernard & Dorris Lipinsky Administration Building at Encinitas.
1998 - Encinitas Campus adds Leichtag Family Assisted Living Residence to accommodate 49 seniors.
1998 - Mel's Place Coffeehouse opens.
2004 - Seacrest Village at Encinitas named The Leichtag Foundation Campus.
2007 - The Katzin Residence opens, with 26 units of Alzheimer's/memory support care.
2011 - Encinitas Campus addition of 30 new apartments to the Lee & Frank Goldberg Residence Court. The Ottenstein Vitality Center, including the Ellen & Ingram Chodorow Synagogue and Esther & Bud Fischer Aquatics and Fitness Center opens.
2012 - Two new units are added to the Leichtag Family Assisted Living Residence. Larger, remodeled dining room is opened.


211 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024 | 760-632-0081 | 760-942-0894 FAX 

Arthur & Sophie Brody Philanthropy Chair
The Melvin Garb Foundation Presidential Chair
The Haimsohn Family Holiday Program
Irwin & Joan Jacobs Cultural Program
Irwin & Joan Jacobs Transportation Program
Alan Wexler Finance Chair 

Leichtag Foundation Campus  

211 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024 | 760-632-0081 | 760-942-0894 FAX

Arthur & Sophie Brody Main Entry Plaza
Ellen & Ingram Chodorow Synagogue
Esther & Bud Fischer Aquatics and Fitness Center
The Galinson Family Rehabilitative Therapy Program
Joseph & Dorothy Goldberg Healthcare Center
Lee & Frank Goldberg Residence Court
The Merrill & Robert Haimsohn Alzheimer’s Program
The Katzin Residence
Leichtag Family Assisted Living Residence
Bernard & Dorris Lipinsky Administration Building
Lipinsky Family Foundation Nursing Program
The Ottenstein Vitality Center
The Simon Pavilion
The A. Wexler, R. Simon & E. Addleson Family Assisted Living Program 

Nellie Cohn Residence 

12730 Monte Vista Road, Poway, CA 92064 | 858-485-0700 | 858-485-0307 FAX

Executive Team


Pam Ferris – Pam, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, first joined the Seacrest Village family in 1989 at the San Diego Hebrew Homes located on 54th Street. She has been involved with the growth of the organization, which has included the initial development and expansion of Seacrest Village's 10-acre campus in Encinitas; the opening of its skilled nursing, assisted living, memory support residence, and vitality center, the sale of its original home and acquisition of a second site. Pam holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University with an emphasis on Gerontology, and is also a Licensed Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administrator. She has served on the boards of the California Association of Healthcare Facilities and the National Association of Jewish Aging Services, has chaired national conferences on aging, and currently serves on the board of the San Diego Jewish Academy.


Robin P. Israel – Robin P. Israel has enjoyed a 20+ year progressive career with Seacrest Village Retirement Communities and is the Vice President of Philanthropy. Ms. Israel helped to create and oversees the Seacrest Foundation. Robin supervises and coordinates annual, capital and planned giving activities and was most recently responsible for the completion of both 23 and 11 million dollar capital/endowment campaigns. Robin has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She has been a featured presenter on marketing, public relations and philanthropy and has published several articles. Ms. Israel is a founding member of Generations Management Group, LLC, a for profit management company that offers support services to healthcare facilities throughout the country. Robin lives in Carlsbad, California with her husband, Ron, who is an English Professor, and their two children.


Bradley Blose – Brad is Vice President of Finance for Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, and has been a part of the team since 1994. Brad attended Penn State, where he earned a BS in Accounting. He holds a current California CPA license. He was employed by Arthur Andersen, an international accounting firm, from 1987 to 1996 and worked in the Pittsburgh and San Diego offices.




Kathy Sanger– Kathy, Vice President of Human Resources for Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, began her career as a Human Resource professional in the Healthcare field in 1991 and has been employed with Seacrest since 1998. This 20 + years in human resources have allowed Kathy the pleasure of working with employees who choose to make a difference in the lives of seniors. Kathy graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Elementary Education, and a minor in Special Education.  She taught for six years and then transitioned her career development from teaching children to teaching and training employees in the development of human resources. Kathy returned to school in 2001 and received her PHR (professional in human resource) through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and recently was awarded by the SD Business Journal in the non-profit industry,as The HR Professional of the Year for 2011. 

Carl0328Carl R. Measer, MBA–Carl is the Chief Operating Officer overseeing all operations of both the Encinitas and the Rancho Bernardo facilities.  Carl recently re- joined the Seacrest Executive team in the spring of 2016.  Carl has been in healthcare administration for over 25 years and has been licensed with the state of California as a Skilled Nursing Home Administrator since 1995.  Carl joined the Seacrest family in 1992 and was the Administrator of the 54th street facility until just before it was sold in 1996.  After 20 years of working with physician groups and running surgery centers since that time, Carl recently moved back to North County San Diego from Denver with his wife and three kids.  Carl holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in Healthcare Administration.  Carl has found returning to Seacrest  Retirement Communities a homecoming that was not only rewarding but almost a calling.  As C.O.O. Carl hopes to enrich the lives of our residents and staff and continue the great tradition of Seacrest Village.