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Lisa Montoya tackles yet another new role at Manor of the Plains

Certified nurse aid, medication aid, life enrichment director, social service designee - during her 18-year career at Manor of the Plains, Lisa Montoya has pretty much done it all.

Now you can add the title of dietary manager to the list as she has recently stepped in to fill a critical void within the community.

In this latest position, Lisa will be overseeing the community’s cooks and dining staff and basically just doing whatever she can to make yet another positive impact on the lives of residents.

“I just want to make it better for them. I’ll do my best, and with the help of the staff we’ll do everything we can to make them happy,” said Lisa.

While the position will require Lisa to develop a whole new skill set, she’s determined to be successful.

“It’s going to be a whole learning experience for all of us,” said Lisa. “I’m up for it and hopeful I can fulfill it.”

But that doesn’t mean Lisa is going to be leaving her old job behind. In addition to her new duties, she’ll continue serving as a PRN nurse ("pro re neta," which translates to "as the need arises.")

“If this job would’ve taken me away from that, I wouldn’t have ever put in for it—PMMA is my life,” said Lisa. “I’m a CMA (Certified Medical Assistant), a nursing assistant and social service designee (SSD), so I can fill in and put all my certifications to work for me.”

As she begins her new role at the community, Lisa wants to make sure that her fellow staff members know how much she appreciates their continued love and support.

“I want to thank our Manor team for all their help in any position that I have been in and a big shout out to my boss, Tammy, for believing in me and encouraging me to take this big step,” said Lisa.


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