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Mrs. Carvajal is a leading innovator in the senior housing industry. As founder and CEO, she oversees all aspects of the company and is actively involved in operations and growth. Mrs. Carvajal has deep experience managing businesses that incorporate affordability, residential and health care facets. Mrs. Carvajal demonstrates both excellence in using government programs to subsidize services for fixed-income seniors and innovation in providing sensible living solutions for middle income seniors. She believes everyone should live a dignified life, regardless of social or economic background. Profits with a conscience is Innovation Senior Living’s core tenet and that tenet continues to drive the growth of her company.
Prior to creating Innovation Senior Living, Mrs. Carvajal was the COO for Mia Senior Living Solutions. For fifteen years she oversaw the nationwide strategic development and day-to-day operations for the affordable assisted living and adult day care communities the company managed. Prior to her senior living career, Mrs. Carvajal worked as a management consultant for the leading management consulting firm of Accenture in New York City.
Mrs. Carvajal has a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Bachelor of Arts from Smith College. She is a Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Business Program Alumni and Miami and Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Leadership Graduate. She is also a graduate from the SBA Emerging Leaders program. She sits on the Florida Assisted Living Association (FALA) Board and serves on the Senior Living 100 Advisory Board. She is also a Mentor in the Argentum Women in Leadership Program. She served on the NIC Fall Conference Committe from 2020 to 2022. She is a regular speaker at senior living conferences including National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), Senior Living 100, Leading Age and Florida Assisted Living Association.
In March 2017, Mrs. Carvajal received a “Key to the County” from the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. In 2019, Mrs. Carvajal was inducted into the inaugural McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor and awarded The Commonwealth Institute Top 10 Women-Leaders in Florida Awards. In 2022, she was nominated to WBL, Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.