Abigail Hagler, M.D. — Currently retired from the field of Internal Medicine, Dr. Haglar previously served as Chief of Staff and Chief of the Department of Medicine at Yuma Regional Medical Center. She also had a private practice in Yuma for many years. Prior to her work in Yuma, she worked for the Bureau of Prisons in Vermont. Before obtaining her medical degree, she taught English as a Foreign Language in the Peace Corps in Tunis, Tunisia. Dr. Hagler is a resident of Academy Village; her current interests include public health, climate, France, writing and sketching.
Cheryl L. Lacasse, Ph.D., R.N. – Clinical Professor of Nursing, University of Arizona. Dr. Lacasse is Director of Teaching/Learning Practice and Evaluation program at the UA College of Nursing. In 2020 she was awarded the Ann Furrow Endowed Professor of Integrative Nursing. She has also been awarded Distinguished Gerontological Educator, the Daisy Foundation Award for Extraordinary Faculty, and is a recipient of the Integrative Nursing Fellowship at the UA. Her specialty areas include integrative nursing, oncology nursing, gerontology, and the improvement of teaching and learning in nursing education. Dr. Lacasse is an external member of the Board.
Douglas L. Poust, MA, PT – Mr. Poust’s career as a Physical Therapist and manager of healthcare services spanned 30 years prior to his retirement. During that time, he managed all inpatient rehabilitation services at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson; served as a member of a community Bioethics Study group in Carlsbad, NM; and as a member of the Ethics Committee at the Guadalupe Medical Center in Carlsbad. He has held various board positions in several state chapters of the American Physical Therapy Association, including Vice President and President of theNew Mexico Chapter. Mr. Poust is a resident of Academy Village.
Gary D Fenstermacher, Ph.D., currently serves as president of ASC. Prior to moving to Academy Village in 2005, he held professorial positions at U.C.L.A., Virginia Tech, University of Arizona, and University of Michigan. He served as dean of the College of Education at Arizona from 1985 until 1992. He is a philatelist, photographer, film buff, and lover of all things electronic. Dr. Fenstermacher is a resident of Academy Village