Villa Maria Care Center
425 E. Barcellus Ave.
Santa Maria, CA 93454

805 922-3558

Our Leadership Team

Debra Benitez
Director of Admissions and Marketing

With over 15 years of committed service to Villa Maria Care Center, Debra is a role model for our Genesis Mission: Improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high quality health care and everyday compassion. She is an expert at assisting our healthcare partners and families to ensure a smooth transition and positive experience for the patients we are privileged to care for. Debra is a very active member of our community and is well known for the meaningful relationships she has built with our local hospitals, physicians, and other community related partners. She is also personally active with multiple community organizations including local churches, Alzheimer's Association, March of Dimes, Heart Association, and more.

Karen Murphy
Director of Rehabilitation

With over 20 years of experience providing Physical Therapy in the Skilled Nursing setting, Karen is a valuable member of our center leadership team. Her commitment to providing exceptional recovery care to the patients we serve is evident through each member of her Rehabilitation team. Karen graduated with honors at UCSB where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biology. She went on to graduate with honors from Chapman University where she received her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. Karen has a personal commitment to living a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys hiking, weight training, cooking, and being outdoors.