Edgemoor's Executive Team

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Erin Chancler, Administrator

Ms. Chancler has been a licensed Administrator since 1999 and joined the Edgemoor team in December 2018. Ms Chancler was previously the Administrator at Villa Las Palmas Healthcare Center.   She also held Administrator roles with other health facilities including Country Hills Health Care, Monterey Care Center, and The Royal Home.  Ms, Chancler has extensive experience in facility management, regulatory compliance and clinical excellence. She currently serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of the American Health Care Association, on the American Health Association Not for Profit Council, and is an active participant in the California Hospital Association, and California Association of Health Facilities. Ms. Chancler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from UC Santa Barbara.



Darren Kasai, DHS, FACHE, FACHCA Assistant Medical Services Administrator

Mr. Kasai has over 20 years of healthcare administration experience across the continuum of care and joined the Edgemoor team in February 2023.  He previously served as a senior director for a large integrated managed care consortium, an ambulatory surgical center administrator and executive director of a primary care network; and as an administrator of two critical access hospitals (Kula Hospital and Clinic and Lanai Community Hospital).  Dr Kasai maintains fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives and fellow status in the American College of Health Care Administrators, (ACHCA). He currently serves as an ACHCA Fellow Advancement Committee member.  Dr Kasai earned a Doctor of Health Science from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, a Master of Health Administration from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego.


Rebecca Ferrini Medical Director

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD, Medical Director

Dr Rebecca Ferrini has been the full time Medical Director at Edgemoor since 2000 and holds Board Certifications in General Preventive Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine; as well as, a Certified Medical Director Certification from the American Medical Director's Association (AMDA). She cares for patients at Edgemoor with two other Board-Certified Physicians. She was honored in 2009 as the AMDA Medical Director of the Year for her role in improving the quality of care at the facility. She was the lead author on the toolkit on Managing Younger Adults in Long Term Care for which she was awarded the 2013 AMDA Clinical Practice Committee Volunteer of the Year. In 2019 she was honored by California Association of Long Term Care medicine with their statewide Leadership Award. She publishes and speaks on topics related to consent and capacity, quality improvement and lean systems, risk mitigation, difficult patient populations, Huntington Disease, and behavioral management. She is passionate about quality and creating a therapeutic environment for healing.

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Merlyn Trinidad, RN-BSN, Director of Nursing

Merlyn Trinidad, RN-BSN, has chosen Long Term Care as her field of practice for the past 25 years and has more that 20 years' experience in nursing administration. She was honored in 2018 as both the CAHF Nurse of the Year and the Philippine Nurses Association of San Diego (PNASD) Nurse Administrator of the Year. Ms. Trinidad has worked as a Supervisory Nurse and Assistant Director of Nursing since 2012 before taking the Director's position in 2016. Ms. Trinidad oversees the nursing operations and functions of over 200 nurses at Edgemoor. She works with all other disciplines to assure resident care meets the highest standards. She is an active member in the National Association Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA). Ms. Trinidad is hands-on, and management oriented, with an emphasis on staff consistency and retention. She is committed to excellence and the education of current and future nurses who will be working in Long Term Care.