SURPRISE, ARIZ., July 5, 2018 – Tahlya Visintainer has been promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer for Sun Health, a nonprofit organization with more than 600 employees. Previously, she was the vice president of Human Resources and Organizational Development for Sun Health’s senior living division.

Tahlya Visintainer

Tahlya Visintainer

“Our leadership team has made it a priority to develop and nurture our leaders and staff,” said Joe La Rue, president and CEO of Sun Health. “Tahlya has excelled at strengthening the human resource functions for Sun Health Senior Living and we’re confident she can do the same for all Sun Health employees.”

Since joining Sun Health Senior Living in 2015, Ms. Visintainer led the implementation of an HRIS (Human Resource Information System), which streamlined human resources, management and payroll functions. She helped increase Sun Health Senior Living’s commitment to hire and retain the best staff by building the HR team from four to six professionals. This included adding experts in compensation and organizational development. Under her direction, the HR team has been working to improve employee engagement and to introduce performance management standards for all Sun Health employees.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to promote Sun Health as an employer that provides ongoing development and growth opportunities for its employees,” Ms. Visintainer said. “We offer a breadth of opportunities for employees. They can start as a part-time server in dining services and work their way up to any number of professional careers in health care, business or philanthropy.”

Ms. Visintainer’ s career includes human-resources leadership positions in the education, retail, restaurant and insurance industries, as well as work as an employment-law attorney

Originally from Yakima, Washington, Ms. Visintainer earned a bachelor’s in Human Resources Management from Arizona State University (ASU) and her juris doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU.

About Sun Health
A longstanding champion of healthy living and superior health care, Sun Health is a community-based nonprofit providing philanthropy, senior living Life Care programs and communities (Grandview Terrace in Sun City West, La Loma Village in Litchfield Park, The Colonnade in Surprise and Sun Health at Home) and health and wellbeing services. Sun Health Foundation serves as the exclusive fundraising arm of Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, and supports the Banner Sun Health Research Institute. Our partnership provides West Valley residents with the very best in medical care and community wellness programs to serve their needs, now and in the future. Learn more at

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