Gary Wagner Awarded Outstanding Executive Director of the Year 2021 by AZ ALFA

Rainbow Acres President and CEO Gary Wagner has received the Shining Star Award for Outstanding Executive Director of the Year 2021 from ALFA (Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America). It was presented to Gary on Tuesday, April 13, by ALFA’s President & CEO, Karen Barno (pictured, right).

The nomination was made by our Director of Organizational Development with the permission of our Board Chair Kathy Houser (pictured, left).  More about Arizona ALFA below.

Congratulations to Gary for this outstanding achievement!



Arizona ALFA is a Phoenix-based nonprofit that provides education, information and advocacy for assisted living communities within Arizona.

It has more than 300 members, of which seventy percent are members of Arizona ALFA assisted living centers and professional managed assisted living homes.

The organization answers regulatory questions and provide assistance, education and training to meet state required training mandate, making it easier for its members to conduct business.