Mike Jacksic

Mike Jacksic

Executive Director

Mike started his healthcare career when he was trained as a combat lifesaver in the Army to help support the field medics in Alaska. Upon discharge he discovered that his father had Alzheimer’s and to help relieve his mother’s worry about placing her husband in a skilled facility he enrolled into a nursing program and graduated from the program. His first nursing role was a charge nurse at a freestanding Alzheimer’s unit where his father was also admitted a few days later as a resident.
Mike fell in love with the healthcare environment and started to get involved on the operations side and moved into his first role as an Executive Director when Assisted Living was just starting in Ohio. His career took off and he held many positions to include, Divisional Trainer, Regional Operations, Divisional Operations and then Vice President of Operations all these positions were multi-state territories and
involved many hours on the road.
When the pandemic started to slow down, Mike also reevaluated his life and wanted to look for a more work life balance than what his 20 plus years on the road offered. He decided to step down into a nontraveling role and enjoy running a campus when he can go home to his spouse and three wonderful dachshunds.
When Mike has some down time, he enjoys traveling, landscaping, restoring properties and walking his pups.

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Elisa Dansky

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Senior Lifestyle Counselor Elisa Dansky brings to Discovery Village extensive healthcare background, having worked in the hospital setting, skilled nursing and senior living industries.  A graduate of the University of Florida, Elisa was a proud recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Sales Performance that recognizes exceptional leadership and results across the Discovery Senior Living organization.  Additionally, the community was awarded an excellence in sales achievement in 2021. She and her husband Michael have been married for more than 30 years and enjoy gathering among their large family which includes two children, three grandchildren and two dogs.

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Joann Reynolds

Director of SHINE® Memory Care

Joann has worked in the memory/dementia field for over 10 years.  Joann is a Certified Nurse Assistant and is working towards becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has a passion for engaging with residents who have memory-related challenges and is committed to finding ways to enhance their quality of life with engaging and interesting programming. Originally from New York, she has called West Palm Beach her home since 1985. In her free time, Joann enjoys snorkeling.

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Gary Tahal

Director of Culinary

Gary Tahal joins our team as the Director of Culinary at Discovery Village at Boynton. He brings over three decades of experience with an extensive country club background. Gary attended the American Culinary Federation and Hotel Restaurant Management where he sharpened his culinary skill set, that combined with his experience helps him deliver quality food experiences to the residents. He lives here in Boynton Beach, has been married for 23 years, has raised two children and is a proud grandfather.