April 16, 2010
Conchy Bretos, CEO and founder of MIA Consulting Group, Inc., launched her company in 1995 in an effort to create a model that provides services to low-income seniors and disabled adults living in public housing.
Since then, MIA has expanded their model of public housing assisted living facilities into 23 states. Conchy Bretos has been a leader in changing senior care. Through her work with public housing authorities, she is trying to change national policy to facilitate these projects throughout the
Recently, Conchy Bretos was elected as an Ashoka Fellow for her groundbreaking approach to caring for low-income seniors living in public and affordable housing. This award is very prestigious and is going to enable MIA Consulting, Inc. to work with federal officials in an effort to bring HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) and HHS (Health and Human Services) together to support housing authorities like PCHA that want to bring these services to elderly residents where they live.
According to Pilar Carvajal, Chief Operating Officer of MIA Consulting, Inc., “
Conchy Bretos, CEO of MIA Consulting Group, Inc. says, “There is already a tremendous need for affordable assisted living facilities, a need that is going to become increasingly important as the number of seniors, below the poverty line, is expected to double in the next eight years. It is a natural fit for public housing authorities to be a part of the assisted living world.”
MIA assists for-profit and not-for-profit clients in the implementation and management of affordable assisted living facilities, from first market analysis to full on-site management. One of their most successful projects nationwide is
PCHA is honored to be a part of this innovative solution to a global situation. For more information about Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living Facility, please call 727-489-6440 or visit our Web site at www.pinellashousing.com.
Formed in 1965 and governed by a five member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor of the State of
Magnolia Gardens ALF is located at
About Conchy Bretos, CEO MIA Consulting, Inc.:
Ms. Bretos is an experienced lobbyist, activist and executive administrator of special population programs, both national and international. She served as the Florida Secretary for Aging, Program Director of World Health Organization and Director of Housing for