Our Story

Mission Villa is an assisted living facility specialized in dementia and memory care. Founded in 2000, Mission Villa was from it’s inception designed as a dementia care facility. With the help of countless experts we designed the facility to provide safety, security, and above all else comfort and well-being for each of our residents. Because it was custom built for dementia residents, all the modern features known to be advantageous for this population have been incorporated. Mission Villa retains the feel of a family home, where each of our fourteen residents enjoys a suite decorated with warm antiques and cherished family heirlooms. Nestled in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, residents enjoy all the comforts of a home-like atmosphere, staffed by kind and caring professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality of life possible. 

Our Management

Dana Newquist, Owner & Administrator of Mission Villa

Dana Newquist, Owner & Administrator

A native of Chicago, Dana studied business at Riverside City College in California and Northeastern University in Boston. Dana served the U.S. in the Army Medical Corps. His association with President Ronald Reagan led him to dedicate his first dementia facility, Alzheimer's Four Seasons, to President Reagan in 1996. Actively Involved in serving his community, Dana serves on the Boards of the Alzheimers's Association, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, Montecito Fire Protection District, and the Murphy Auto Museum. He's an American Red Cross instructor and president of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Santa Barbara Region.

Andrea Eltinge Newquist, Owner & Administrator Mission villa

Andrea Eltinge Newquist, Owner & Administrator

Andre has had several career paths - broker, contractor, builder, and accomplished ballroom dancer. Her compassionate nature and belief in wellness attracted her to becoming involved with Mission Villa. She has led in several aspects of the care at Mission Villa. She has helped develop the activities that take place on a daily basis and helped designs the healthful menus.  


Jessica Razo, Director

Since a young age, Jessica has been passionate about working in medicine and helping others. Her goal is to obtain in Bachelor's in Nursing and she is currently working towards that goal at Santa Barbara City College. She began her career in dementia and memory care over four years ago. Since then she has been determined to provide each and every resident the highest level of care. Each day she strives to make sure that she has made given each resident a meaningful way of life.