Linda Paloma Soto Presented as Assistant Administrator for Caring House

December 3, 2022


Emma Hughes

Community Newsperson



Linda Paloma Soto has been selected as Assistant Administrator for Gila River Health Care’s Caring House Skilled Nursing Facility. 


During the Nov. 16 Community Council meeting, Ross Wilkoff, current administrator for the Caring House, introduced Soto and her new role before the council. 


Soto holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Public Health Services Administration from the University of Arizona. 


Before her new role, Soto served as the Administrator in Training (AIT) since Mar. 2021. Upon completing her AIT rotations, passing state and federal licensing exams, and attaining her Master’s degree, she earned her Licensed Nursing Home Administrator credential in Sept. 


Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis, Lt. Gov. Monica Antone, and Council Representatives congratulated Soto on her accomplishments and wished her well in her new position. 


Soto acknowledged the support of her family and others who have helped her along her educational journey, including her parents, grandparents, husband, and son. 


She said that through her experience with caregiving for her grandparents, she developed a passion for elder care and end-of-life care. In addition, she spent the last ten years working in early childhood special education for tribal communities as a home visitor for children with special needs.