Our Staff

Reda Anna, Manager

Reda has been working as a property manager since 1968. She has worked in both commercial and HUD properties and has certificates from her classes for Property Management. She started with Covenant House in 2000 as the Assistant Manager and became the Manager in 2001. Reda has worked with the elderly population for over 20 years and enjoys serving our residents.

Gulnar Akhmedova, Assistant Manager

Gulnar moved to Tucson from Russia in 2005 . She started as our Computer Room Coordinator and is now the Assistant Manager. She speaks three languages – Turkish, Russian and English which allows her to communicate well with all of our residents.  Gulnar is an invaluable asset to the staff and the residents.

Teresa Wachala, Service Coordinator

Teresa moved to Tucson in 1999 from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois where she worked at Family Service assisting low-income Elderly. She has also worked in Home Health Care and Hospice. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Gerontology. She has been working with the elderly population for over 20 years.  Teresa has worked at Covenant House since 2009 and truly enjoys helping the residents to find needed services and activities to enrich their lives.

Troy Pearson, Wellness Center Director

Troy is a Tucson native who graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. He has been helping people improve their health, wellness and overall quality of life for nearly 30 years. Troy has worked with aging populations for many years and has helped people successfully increase joint flexibility and mobility, decrease joint pain, increase bone density, improve balance, lose weight, manage diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, and numerous other issues. Troy started as our Wellness Center Director in 2015 and truly enjoys helping the residents with all their fitness needs.

Tim Hart, Maintenance

Tim has been working at Covenant House since 2000. He has over 20 years of experience in maintenance and often consults with other Biltmore Properties. Tim has also worked with the elderly for over 10 years and enjoys helping the residents.

Vijay and Sneh (Sonny) Singh, Caretakers

Vijay and Sonny moved to Tucson in 2006 from Fiji. They live on the property and have become an integral part of Covenant House and our residents’ lives. The residents find their mere presence comforting as they are available to assist with lockouts, wellness checks, security, etc. and are here when other staff are not, ie: evenings and weekends.  Vijay and Sonny are very good with our residents and are well liked by everyone.

Lourdes Verduzco, Housekeeper

Lourdes has worked at Covenant House since 2001 and keeps all the common areas clean and neat. This is why visitors to Covenant House say it always looks great! She is always willing to help with events and is good with our residents.