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

Director of Sales and Marketing

Director of Sales and Marketing Elisa Dansky brings to Discovery Village an extensive healthcare background, having worked in the hospital setting, skilled nursing and senior living industries.   She has worked at Discovery Village at Boynton Beach for over 5 years, starting as a Senior Lifestyle Counselor.  Elisa is a proud recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Sales Performance that recognizes exceptional leadership and results across the Discovery Senior Living organization.  Additionally, she has received other awards for excellence in sales achievement in 2021,2022 and 2023. She and her husband Michael have been married for more than 30 years and they enjoy family gatherings which includes two children, three grandchildren and a dog. They enjoy cruising and have also traveled to Iceland, Israel, London and Paris.  A graduate of University of Florida, Elisa and family are also involved with Florida Atlantic University as Owl Supporters.
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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.

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Anecia Cowell

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Senior Lifestyle Counselor Anecia Cowell is a dedicated senior living professional with 14 years experience.  She specializes in providing families with compassionate guidance to find ideal living solutions for their loved ones. Anecia is deeply passionate about enhancing the lives of seniors, ensuring they receive the care and support they deserve.

Outside of work, Anecia cherishes spending quality moments with her family and enthusiastically supports her daughter at swimming competitions. She finds tranquility in practicing yoga, expresses her creativity through interior design, and cultivates a serene atmosphere with her beautiful plants, reflecting her passion for creating welcoming environments.

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Noelle Faggins

Health and Wellness Director

Noelle Faggins, LPN. is the Assisted Living and SHINE® Memory Care Health and Wellness Director. She brings over 17 years of nursing experience to Discovery Village At Boynton Beach, including an extensive background in Assisted Living, Memory care, pediatric nursing, and spinal cord injuries. Noelle is assisted living CORE trained and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. A resident of Lake Worth, Noelle is married and has one daughter. You will see Noelle enthusiastically cheering for her daughter at track and basketball games.