Meet The Team

Our Team

Our entire staff consist of certified professionals with years of experience, dedicated to the well being of your loved ones. With the highest of standards quality and trust, our team is recognized as having some of the best in the West Valley.

Our promise to you: Honest and Dependable Service!

Jim Lillis


Jim Lillis has a passion for serving seniors, and their families and building long-lasting relationships. He provides a place of comfort and unity for residents. At the beginning it was long-distance bus tours throughout New England for the 55+ community and then 12 years in hotel management and event planning aboard three cruise lines. Continuing his career at Disney World in hotel and restaurant management at the Contemporary Hotel and its flagship restaurant California Grille, was the next step in his quest to provide outstanding customer service and exceed expectations. Jim’s background and career are now the perfect fit for Vista Winds as new challenges and opportunities present themselves. Join Jim and his exemplary staff in this exciting and vibrant community as you begin your next adventure-welcome aboard!

Tara Wallace


Tara’s primary focus centers around her residents and her team members. Their needs are top priority and are closely connected. Over the years, Tara progressed through roles in Admissions, Sales, Business, and eventually attaining the position of Executive Director. This varied experience has exposed Tara to different care environments, ranging from Assisted Living and Independent Living to Memory Support, SNF, and even hospice care. She is eager to meet her new colleagues across the SLS properties and build meaningful connections with the residents here at Vista Winds. In her free time, Tara typically enjoys spending quality moments with her family or relaxing with a Netflix series.

Lea Speake


Lea Speake is a seasoned elementary school teacher and dedicated mother who successfully ran an in-home daycare for 20 years while raising her three children. Her journey took a heartfelt turn when she cared for her father for four years, deepening her appreciation for seniors and their stories. This experience fueled her passion for eldercare, leading her to a new chapter in her career. Lea is now excited to join Vista Winds Independent Living as their new Marketing Consultant, where she looks forward to continuing her devotion to seniors and contributing to their vibrant community.

Let Vista Winds Be Your New Home

Call 623-632-1096 for more information on our Independent Living Community. View our other Arizona Independent Living Communities.

Independent Living: 623-632-1096 | Assisted Living: 623-294-4415