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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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Jessica Patino

Director of Health and Wellness

Director of Health and Wellness, Jessica Patino, is a Registered Nurse whose experience spans multiple healthcare settings including critical care, community nursing, hospice and home health care. In her current role, she manages care and service programs for our community’s resident population, leading our team of care professionals and interacting with residents and their families on a daily basis.

Jessica believes in a proactive approach to resident care that’s designed to identify and accommodate changing needs in the early stages. She also focuses her attention on the adjustment process for new residents, ever aware that emotional health is a core component of overall wellness.

In her spare time, Jessica is an avid reader who enjoys fishing with her husband and son, as well as cooking for her family.

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Heather Bateman

Memory Care Director

Memory Care Director, Heather Bateman, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) with more than five years of senior living leadership experience. A proud graduate of the University of Florida, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Disability Studies before beginning her senior living career in recreational programming and quickly advancing to the Director level.

On a daily basis, Heather takes great pride in assisting residents and interacting with families. In her current role, she manages care and engagement programs as well as resident services for our Memory Care neighborhood. She’s also a devoted senior and family advocate.

As a native Floridian, Heather loves getting out on the water and boating, fishing and paddle boarding. She’s also a proud cat mom who enjoys spending time with her family.

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Dalton Stowers

Celebrations Director

Celebrations Director, Dalton Stowers, has devoted his entire early career to the senior living space. A proud graduate of Iowa State University, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health with specialized studies in Community and Public Health. Since 2017, Dalton has accepted increasing responsibility for coordinating and leading programs and activities, integrating senior-friendly technologies and interacting with residents to serve their daily needs.

He enjoys his job because of the team members and residents (including the advice and wisdom they share), and says it provides him the opportunity to learn something new every day. In his spare time, Dalton likes playing golf and basketball, going to the beach, getting outside and being among his family and friends.

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Richard Lanza

Director of Culinary

Director of Culinary, Richard Lanza, brings more than 30 years of culinary and service experience to his role at our community. A proud graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Richard is well-versed in upscale, fine dining and high-volume restaurants, country clubs, universities and catering events. He earned an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Culinary Arts and certifications for ServSafe, Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) and menu-building.

Richard is responsible for leading the culinary team, providing direction and ensuring that all team members are set up for optimal success. He enjoys interacting with residents during mealtimes and special events, and outside of work, he likes spending time with his family, cooking dinner and playing golf.

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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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Gisela Ashley

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Senior Lifestyle Counselor, Gisela Ashley, began her professional career as a Realtor, dedicating 18 years to building and nurturing business relationships, all while raising her two daughters. She went on to earn her Masters in Recreational Therapy, and presented her thesis in Geriatric Programming. Now, with more than 10 years of experience in the senior living space, Gisela is a valuable mentor to our sales team. She’s passionate about helping families and getting to know our residents as they continue along their senior living journey.

Outside of work, Gisela enjoys family time with her daughters, playing tennis, taking long walks, quilting, wine tasting and cooking, and hanging with her two dogs, Wolfgang and Puck.

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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.