Joni Condit

President & CEO
La Posada

By Tara Kirkpatrick

Joni Condit is caring for our greatest treasure. 

As president and CEO of La Posada, Arizona’s first continuing care retirement community to be nationally accredited, Condit is making sure the generation that came before us and paved the way for our success is happy and healthy.

“You get to know people every day here, you know them through good times, and bad and you get to know their kids in many cases,” said Condit, a University of Arizona dual graduate who has served the nonprofit for 25 years. “We help them have a wonderful life in the later years of their life.”

La Posada, with a 130-acre campus in Green Valley, has become a national model for innovation and accountability in senior living since its start in 1987 with guidance from Tucson Medical Center. With an estimated $50 million impact in the region, La Posada employs more than 500 staff and serves approximately 800 residents who span the ages 65 to 105.

“We are not running a nursing home,” Condit said. “These are people who are living a wonderful life, and they have a whole continuum of services available to them. We take the stress out of their lives. It’s very special here. It’s what attracted me and has kept me here all these years.”

A sister property, La Posada at Pusch Ridge, broke ground in 2023 and is slated to open in 2025 in Oro Valley–a project that faced a few hurdles along the way.

“What I think really defined her character was when her new La Posada project planned for Northwest Tucson was put on hold due to rising construction costs and interest rates.” said Mark Irvin, a friend of Condit’s and a commercial real estate leader in Southern Arizona. “Rather than give up, Joni regrouped and then led a team that value-engineered the overall development to both improve its function ability and reduced the cost.”

“No other way to say it, Joni has a special way about her,” Irvin said. “She gets things done and in a positive way.”

Condit is a past president of Rotary Club of Tucson Foundation and the 2021 chair of its annual Tucson Classics Car Show, having served the organization for 33 years. “I firmly believe it’s really important to give back to your community and it’s so fulfilling. We’ve given a lot of money over the years back to the community.” 

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