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.


Matthew Hoffman

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Matthew Hoffman has over 15 years of customer service, sales experience working with the Senior Population. He is originally from Long Island NY and relocated down to sunny South Florida where he has had the opportunity to help change the lives of so many Seniors looking to make a change. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University. He enjoys the ever-changing environment of working with clients, educating families and future residents on what an Independent, Assisted and Memory Care communities has in store for them. Never forgetting we work where our Residents live is important because not only do we get to bond during the move-in process, but we get to continue to see each other daily. Come and visit Mariposa and stay for the lifestyle. Our community is very modern and state-of-the-art featuring top-notch amenities for each and every resident to enjoy on a daily basis.


Samantha Clark

Celebrations Director

Samantha Clark is a native Floridian and started her career as a high school English teacher in South Florida.  She has always had a connection with her local seniors and even implemented a Grandparents Day at her high school, which is currently an ongoing event.
After staying at home and raising her four children, Samantha decided to follow her passion into senior living. Her part-time position bloomed into a full-time Director of Celebrations, rather organically. She states, “While I loved teaching and sharing my love for literature with young adults, I prefer the challenge of senior living and the constant drive to provide modern and unique programs to my community. Our seniors are active, mentally, and physically, and I love exploring their undiscovered talents, many of whom are just learning to reach beyond their limits. My goal is to seamlessly ease their transition into senior living while also inspiring and motivating them to try something new, every day.
When Samantha isn’t pruning Mariposa’s butterfly garden or writing for our monthly newsletter, she enjoys spending time with her large family. While Samantha claims she still needs to find the balance of caring for her four children and the weekly influx of stray animals that happen to find their way into her home, her fan club of residents feel she has found exactly what she needs at Mariposa.

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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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.


Jeannie Palmer

Business Office Manager

Jeannie Palmer is the Business Office Manager with seven years of experience working alongside the executive team of Marriot Oceana Palms, rating #1 as the best location for a great experience on vacation. Jeannie has also specialized in administrative technology and is responsible for educating other employees on using progressive systems and applications, including accounting software, mass communication procedures and organizational apps. Jeannie joined Discovery of Mariposa with the background of ten years of experience in assisted living facilities in Business Administration.  Jeannie is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. Jeannie is inspired daily by her husband and son. In her free time, Jeannie likes to hike, crochet, and play video games with her nieces and nephews.

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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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Lawanna Barnes

Memory Care Activity Programming Manager

I possess an extensive background in the hospitality industry, amassing over three decades of invaluable experience in hotel operations and customer service. I dedicated nine years of my career to the Four Seasons in Palm Beach, Florida, where I excelled in front desk operations and room reservations. Seeking new opportunities, I made a deliberate move to Florida from Las Vegas, Nevada, twelve years ago following my marriage. Prior to my relocation, I spent a rewarding thirteen years at the renowned Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas, where I held the position of VIP Coordinator and front desk professional.

On March 14, 2021, I joined Mariposa, where I had the privilege of contributing to both the Front Desks of Memory Care and Independent Living. The residents at Mariposa have been a source of immense joy, and I take great pleasure in providing them with assistance and support. Recognizing my dedication and capabilities, I was promoted to the role of Memory Care Activity Programming Manager on April 28, 2023.

Outside of my professional endeavors, I embrace the role of a parent alongside my husband, with a combined total of six children between us. As our children have reached adulthood, we have transitioned into the empty nest phase of our lives. However, we enjoy companionship from our two puppies, Milo and Roscoe, who always keep us engaged. During my leisure time, I find fulfillment in connecting with new people and indulging in travel experiences, exploring various countries and cities.

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Candy Cogswell

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

I began my career in senior living 8 years ago as a Sales Assistant & Move in Coordinator and found my passion for senior living. I transitioned into Sales to help families find the right action plan for their needs and committed to helping them choose the best options. I attribute my success to listening to customers and putting their needs first. When I first walked into Mariposa I knew it was the place I wanted to work. Everyone was so nice and friendly and it felt like family. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a daughter and a son along with my 2 grandsons. I also enjoy taking my haired chihuahua named Romeo for walks.

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Jaelle Michel

Senior Lifestyle Coordinator

I began my life in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to South Florida in 2012. Since I was 18 years old, I’ve worked in the senior living industry. In a span of six years, I worked as a server, a lead server, a bistro attendant, and now a senior lifestyle coordinator. Senior living holds a special place in my heart. I am aware that it can be difficult for seniors and their families to transition into senior living communities because change can be unsettling. Growing up in New York and Florida, I was frequently moving around, so, I know firsthand how frightening change can be. My commitment to my current position as lifestyle coordinator motivates me to work diligently every day and provide our residents with a seamless transitioning experience that is both delightful and professional. My goal is to always welcome new residents into the Mariposa family with open arms.

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Janine Janse Van Rensburg

FitCamp Coordinator

I am a South African native who embarked on an exciting journey to Florida in 2017, alongside my family. With a passion for fitness and movement, I spent 17 years of my life as a ballerina. Beyond the realm of dance, I have always had a deep love for fitness and a commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I posess a genuine desire for the community’s well-being and strive to ensure that the residents experience the joy of a healthy and active lifestyle.
At Mariposa, I offer an array of captivating classes, including the very popular drum cardio, swimming, balance and barre classes that are designed to promote physical fitness and overall wellness.