Seacrest Village: (760) 632-0081 

About Seacrest

Serving the San Diego Community in the Jewish tradition since 1944.

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities is a vibrant not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) senior housing and healthcare organization in Encinitas. 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.

Corporate Headquarters

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

Seacrest Village at Encinitas 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

      Executive Team

      Pam Ferris

      President and Chief Executive Officer

      Pam 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.

      Carl R. Measer, MBA

      Chief Operating Officer

      Carl is the Chief Operating Officer overseeing all operations. 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.

      Robin P. Israel, MPA

      Chief Foundation Officer Seacrest Foundation

      Robin P. Israel has enjoyed a 34 year progressive career and currently serves as the Chief Foundation Officer of Seacrest Foundation. Robin and her staff are responsible for all Philanthropic activities which support Seacrest Village and Jewish home Care Services, LLC.

      Robin holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration. She has been a featured speaker on Public relations, marketing, 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 with her husband, Ron, and their two children.

      Bradley A. Blose, CPA

      Chief Financial Officer

      Brad 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.

      Heidi Kvitli, MBA

      Chief Human Resources Officer

      In 2019, Heidi joined the Seacrest Village family. She has 20+ years working in the San Diego health care market spending time in hospitals, clinics, home care operations, and, for the last seven years, continuing care retirement communities. Heidi holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is a native San Diegan and lives in Escondido with her husband, Bill, who is a teacher, and their two children.

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