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Judy Rotenberg

Executive Director

Executive Director, Judy Rotenberg, brings more than 23 years of leadership experience in customer service, sales, process improvement and quality control to her role at our community. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Business Administration from Worcester State University, as well as an Assisted Living Core Certification. 

Six years prior to joining our team, Judy and her siblings were looking for a quality senior living community for their parents. When there was a need for change in that community, Judy took action and became its new Executive Director. She began at our community three years later, bringing with her a desire and vision to drive success through an exceptional customer focus. She often tells team members, “We work where our residents live; they do not live where we work.” 

Above all, Judy loves the connections and having daily interaction with residents and their family members. Outside of work, Judy enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing in their pool or going on long walks. She also loves cooking shows and getting lost in a good book.

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Kristin Brown

Assistant Executive Director

Assistant Executive Director, Kristin Brown, has worked in the senior living space for her entire adult career. Kristin took the Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals and became a Nationally Certified Activity Director through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). Most recently, she became CORE trained through Ice Bridge ALF Core Training and successfully completed her ALF Core Competency Exam.

In her executive leadership role, she assists with resident and family relations, sales and marketing functions, team member engagement, recruiting and daily operations. Kristin enjoys working with and alongside all departments to plan and orchestrate special experiences for residents (holidays, parties, events and more). In her spare time, Kristin enjoys relaxing by the pool, riding her Peloton bike, spending time with friends, shopping, cleaning the house, traveling, sleeping in and going out to eat.

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John Daly

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Senior Lifestyle Counselor, John Daly, gained more than 20 years of hospice, skilled nursing and home health experience prior to joining our team and beginning a new chapter in the senior living space. He more recently managed physician and medical staff relations on behalf of an acute care facility, a role in which he also coordinated patient transition to post-acute care. In that role, he addressed client concerns and worked to navigate and solve Medicare-related issues, as well as focusing on operations and patient care issues. John is ALF Core Trained and enjoys the process of working with families from start to finish to help them find the right senior living and care solutions.

John and his wife reside in South Florida and enjoy keeping up with family and friends in their spare time.

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Samantha Abbey

Senior Lifestyle Coordinator

Senior Lifestyle Counselor, Samantha Abbey, gained critical, firsthand sales and marketing experience through owning and operating her own bakery business. A proud graduate of Palm Beach State College, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and Supervision, as well as an Associate’s degree in International Baking and Pastries from Lincoln Tech. She has served our community since 2017.

In her current role, Samantha partners with prospective residents and families, helping them to discover the many joys of resort-style senior living in our community. She’s passionate about helping seniors find the right lifestyle and care solution, and embark upon a fulfilling, new chapter in their lives after moving in.

Samantha is a native Floridian and grew up in Royal Palm Beach, where she now resides with her fiancé and two children. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, crocheting and gardening.

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Natalie LaScala

Business Office Manager

Business Office Manager, Natalie LaScala, has been working in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years, including managing a medical billing office for six years and working for a home health business for 17. In her current role, she is the community’s go-to person for timely and accurate information for all residents, families, team members and vendors. 

Each day, Natalie strives to serve the community, its residents and their families with professionalism, compassion, integrity and a personal touch. Most of all, she says she loves the personal connections, and the genuine satisfaction that comes from knowing that the community and its team members are forever making positive impacts in the lives of residents. 

Natalie’s mantra, “Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today,” is proudly displayed right on her desk, and it’s something she aims to accomplish each day. A native Floridian, she loves soaking up the warm sunshine, relaxing by the pool and going on nature walks. Natalie also enjoys motorcycle rides with her husband, spending time with her three sons, and indulging in (at least) one piece of chocolate every day!

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Edward Young

Director of Facility Operations

Director of Facility Operations, Edward Young, cultivated his building and team leadership skills on a global stage while working for an international non-profit organization and helping to manage the construction of schools, hospital, clinics, housing programs and self-sustainable projects across five (5) Latin American and Caribbean countries. Additionally, he’s managed the maintenance department for a prominent restaurant corporation with operations in Florida. Prior to moving to South Florida, Edward was also in the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy.

He enjoys the challenges of everyday operations, teaching the maintenance team and the opportunity to connect with the residents and learn about their lives. In his free time, he likes spending time with his wife and family, fishing, hunting and mountain biking.

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Luisa Paola Anda

Housekeeping Director

Housekeeping Director, Luisa Paola Anda, has more than 10 years of hotel experience working as part of front desk and housekeeping teams. She completed her studies at Berkeley College in New York City, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She was then relocated to Florida to help open a new property for which she ultimately became the Director, and she made her way into the senior living industry from there.

In her current role, she manages daily operations for our community’s housekeeping team, and plans, schedules, develops and implements procedures for their continuing service including daily inspections of resident rooms. Everyone shares the same mission, which is to keep residents happy and provide timely assistance wherever it’s needed.

Luisa says that her favorite part of the job is building relationships with residents and fellow team members. Outside of work, she enjoys the beach and organizing her home, riding bikes, watching documentary movies with her husband, and reading with her children.

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Jim Rohm

Assisted Living Administrator

Assisted Living Administrator, Jim Rohm comes to Mariposa with 12 years experience as a nurse with 7 of those years being spent in nursing leadership. He graduated with his LPN in Salem, Ohio and moved to Florida in 2018 where he became CORE certified as an Assisted Living Administrator. Jim has a great variety of experience which includes Assisted Living and Memory Care, Long Term Care, Skilled Rehab, Visiting Physicians, Detox Centers and Home Care.

In his Administrator role he will be overseeing the daily operations in Assisted Living and Memory Care, assisting with resident and family relations as well as team member engagement. Jim enjoys working alongside of his team and helping other departments when needed to create the most welcoming environment possible for the residents and families. When Jim is not working, he enjoys going to the beach, skydiving, and traveling.

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Charlie Rios

Director of Culinary

Chef Rios earned his Culinary Arts Degree at Southeastern Connecticut Culinary Institute. Most recently, he held an Executive Chef position at a senior living community in Boca Raton. He has also held executive chef positions at the Isle Casino in Pompano Beach and the Bonaventure Country Club in Westin. Chef Rios also served as a corporate chef / partner for the Di Salvo Restaurant Group. He loves experimenting with American Fusion, French, and Italian Cuisines.

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Fabiola Valcin

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Born in Haiti and raised in West Palm Beach, worked in the senior living industry since I was 16 years old. Started off as a server and instantly felt drawn to the senior living industry. I went on to work as a receptionist, HHA, then Activities Director. In 2014, my family and I went through a tough time due to my grandfather suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. At that time, not knowing the process of moving a loved one to a community made the process very difficult. As I started to learn more, I vowed to always educate and help families going through the same thing.  Before joining the team at Mariposa, I was a Marketing Director at an Assisted Living community, that role allowed me to utilize my skills to help and educate prospects and families about quality of life in senior Living. My current Role at Mariposa allows me to do the same.

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Christine Murat

Memory Care Director

Memory care Director Christine Murat graduated from nursing school in 2012. Joining the Mariposa team with 10 years of experience in skilled nursing, long term care and Home Health. She recently started senior living over a year ago where she started her leadership experience. In her current role as a Memory Care Director Christine oversees daily operations with residents, families and team members. She is excited about the opportunity to lead the SHINE Program for Mariposa.

In her free time Christine loves to go to the gym, loves to dance and hang out with family and friends. Most importantly she is a dance mom living her dreams through her two beautiful daughters as dancers.

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Tia McKay

Director of Health & Wellness

Tia was born to be in the medical field. With her mother being a nurse for over 40 years and having a grandmother with dementia. Tia started her journey as a Licensed nurse over a decade ago. During this journey she has focused on geriatric behavioral health and consulted in ALF facilities in the surrounding areas. As a Veteran Tia brings dedication, compassion, and drive to Mariposa.  During her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her son and fur babies.

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Alison Liquori

Shine Champion

Alison Liquori has 2 years of senior living experience. A proud graduate of Palm Beach State College, she earned her​bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Supervision. In this role, Alison oversees daily activities in memory care and partners with the other celebration coordinators to plan monthly events and outings. Her goals for the future include becoming a memory care director and being an advocate for those living with dementia. In her free time, Alison enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her dog Bella.

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Edwin Alvarenga Villatoro

Celebrations Director

Celebrations Director, Edwin Alvarenga, has worked in senior living as an Activities Director since 2019.  A proud graduate of the State University of New York in New Paltz, Edwin earned his MBA in Management as well as bachelor’s degrees in management, international business, and Spanish. Edwin held leadership roles in retail businesses before embarking on his journey into his senior living career, where he quickly learned how much he enjoyed connecting with residents and collaborating with peers to create daily engaging opportunities for the community.

Edwin moved from New York to Florida in 2018 and enjoys exploring Florida with his wife, spending time with family and friends, and visiting family back in New York and El Salvador. In addition to playing basketball or going out to a local comedy show, Edwin also embraces the “Florida lifestyle” by relaxing in his hammock and listening to his favorite music.