Voted One of San Diego's Best by the Union Tribune Newspaper

Canyon Villas Retirement was developed based upon the vision of fulfilling the needs of all the elderly residing in the San Diego community.  It was intended to offer a home atmosphere for those who had reached a point in life where care was needed over and above that which culd be delivered elsewhere.  Due to the non-profit aspect of the Foundation, it was felt that quality care could be delivered at reasonable rates.  Over the years which followed that dream, the facility has lived up to and exceeded those early expectations.

Voted One of "San Diego's Best" by the Union Tribune Newspaper

Anyone is invited to visit the facility, walk the grounds, speak with residents, enjoy a leisurely lunch and ask questions of our knowledgeable staff.  Simply call (858) 273-1306.

Our History

San Diego Christian Foundation (SDCF) is a non -profit 501c(3) California Corporation formed in 1978.  The corporation is affiliated with, but not controlled by, local congregations...

of the Church of Christ and was formed according to the bylaws "to do good works" which individual churches either could not or should not undertake.

In addition to Canyon Villas Retirement, the good works referred to above include a Summer Youth Camp in the mountains, and other educational endeavors.  Except for the retirement facility, most other activities are funded by charitable donations.
Meet Our Department Heads:
  1. Chief Executive Officer, John Rowe
    With more than 23 years experience in the senior housing and health care industry, Mr. Rowe has held positions with the company in accounting, and as Assistant Administrator, prior to becoming CEO. He is a licensed Residential Care Facility Administrator, and responsible for oversight of all day-to-day operations. Mr. Rowe has a degree in Business Administration, and Accounting major at San Diego State University.
  2. DON, Lisa Shutt
    "I have a wonderful husband named Rob and 4 amazing children, Josh, Angie, Leah, and Zach. I was born and raised in Arkansas where my parents still live. I have been at Canyon Villas for almost 17 years. Canyon Villas is a great place to work because it allows me to provide care, compassion, and love to all our residents.
  3. Accounting, Vonda Boller
    Vonda has been at Canyon Villas since December 2015. A native of Texas who enjoys San Diego Life. She started working in the Accounting field when in the Navy back in 1993 and has progressed through the field and now the Business Director at Canyon Villas. "I feel so lucky to work in this facility, our staff is happy and so are our residents. It is a great place to walk in to each day knowing you get to spend quality time with families and friends of our facility.
  4. Dietary Supervisor, Annamarie Abutin
    "I was born and raised in the Philippines. I graduated w/a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. 34 years ago I migrated here to the US w/ my parents and since have worked with the elderly, 22 years have been at Canyon Villas. I have been blessed with 2 children, my son who is a lawyer, and a daughter who is a dental hygienist. Topping the list, my 3 year old grandson Noah."
  5. Maintenance Supervisor, Raul Gonzalez
    "Hi Friends! I started working at Canyon Villas in 1999. I previously worked for 5 years in a skilled nursing facility and their Safety Committee. My experience in the maintenance department comes from 2.5 years of college as an electrician, 3 years remodeling houses, and 2 years at a machine shop. I have a wife, 3 kids, and 3 grandchildren that I love very much. I enjoy my job. 19 years and counting, it's been like yesterday. Thank You Canyon Villas."
  1. Human Resources, Jenise Montejano
    Joining Canyon Villas in 2014, Jenise has over 15 years experience and education in Human Resources. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors going camping, fishing, and hiking with her husband and children. Most days, she can be seen and heard cheering at her kid's baseball and softball games and has become and expert chauffeur, driving her kids to games around San Diego County.
  2. Housekeeping Supervisor, Emy Rivera-Rodis
    "I have been working for Canyon Villas since 2010. I graduated from Morse High School. Before Canyon Villas I was working in Property Management. The best part of my job is getting to know the residents. Working for Canyon Villas is being part of a family. This is my second home."
  3. Activities Director, Anais Chavez
    Anais, a 25 year old Clairemont native, has been working at Canyon Villas for over 9 years. At the age of 16, she began working after school in the dining room as part of the waitstaff. On occasions, she would volunteer during activities and fell in love with the job. Anais was picked for the Activities Assistant position in 2014 that gave her the experience to what is now her present position as the Activities Director of Canyon Villas.
  1. Marketing & Admissions Director, Aurora Madueno
    Aurora joined Canyon Villas in 2004 as the Activities Director with a degree in Psychology and Child Development from the University of San Diego. With love for people, crafting, organizing, and party planning, this position was the perfect fit. For the past two years, Aurora has slowly transitioned behind the scenes in the marketing and operations aspects; from decorating, staging apartments, purchasing, and web design.
Canyon Villas Employs over 100 staff members.  From CNA's, LVNs, wait staff, kitchen preps, cooks, housekeepers, maintenance workers, and administrative assistants.  We are a proud supporter of hiring military veterans.  Interested in working at Canyon Villas?  Send us a message on our Contact page, or simply visit our reception and fill out an application.