Elmcrest Care Center
3111 Santa Anita Ave.
El Monte, CA 91733

626 443-0218

Our Leadership Team

Karen Pagela, BSN, RN
Center Executive Director

Karen has 21 years of extensive experience as a Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing and Administrator with impeccable knowledge in Skilled Nursing Facility operations and Healthcare Management. Under Karen's guidance and supervision, Elmcrest Care Center successfully passed DHS surveys and maintained above-par standards. She has been working with the same company for the past 17 years rising through the ranks from Charge Nurse, MDS Coordinator, Case Manager, Director of Nursing to Administrator. Karen has sincere concern for the well being of the residents, a keen attention to details, and a strong understanding of employee relations.

Nida P. Martinez, BSN, RN
Center Nurse Executive

Nida has been with Genesis HealthCare since 2002. As a Registered Nurse since 1995, she grew up in the company starting off as a Charge Nurse, Director of Staff Development, Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) and now as DON/Center Nurse Executive. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing at Virgen Milagrosa University, Pangasinan, Philippines. Nida exhibits passion for ensuring the highest standards in providing quality of care to all.

Mable Hua
Director of Admissions

Mable has been with Genesis since 2016. She began as an accounts payable to backup Admissions to an assistant business office manager, before transitioning to her current role as an Admission Director. Mable is a well-rounded and hardworking individual who is passionate in serving the community. Mable has been doing admission work since 2015. Her knowledge in different areas has made her a vital member at Elmcrest Care Center. Her passion to help the geriatric community derives from her experience with geriatric patients. Mable understands the community is growing at a rapid rate and she wants to be there to help them. Mable understands the geriatric population has survived in the best and worst of times. Mable strives to help individuals obtain the highest quality of life. Her self-determination has made her an insightful, appreciative and a sensible individual.

Larry J. Taylor II, OTR/L
Director of Rehabilitation

Larry started in rehabilitation over 16 years ago and has worked in many areas of patient care from Psychiatrics to trauma in the acute care hospitals from pediatrics to adults. Larry is a USMC veteran and is a graduate of University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy 2002. Larry has helped run rehab departments for the last 10 years in charge of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy. He has participated in many committees for patient care and improvement/utilization. He is certified by CA Board of Occupational Therapy in Modalities and is recognized by the NBCOT specializing in Geriatrics as well as being a member of AOTA. Larry has been a part of the Genesis Rehab Services leadership team since 2014 and as the Rehab Director of Elmcrest Care Center since 2017.