David Parkhill

Regional Executive Director

We invite you to meet our Regional Executive Director, David Parkhill, and learn
more about our lifestyle programs and world class senior-living community. Licensed
as a Nursing Home Administrator, Core training for Assisted Living management.
He graduated from City University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare
Administration. Having a passion to serve the seniors of South Florida, he takes pride
in helping our residents daily to meet their needs. He would be happy to meet and
answer any question about senior living for your or your loved one.

Mary Allen

Assisted Living and SHINE Memory Care Administrator

We invite you to meet our Assisted Living and SHINESM Memory Care Administrator,
Mary Allen. Mary has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan
State University and has worked as both a LPN and later as a Director of Health and
Wellness. Ms. Allen is active in the community and dedicates much of her time to
volunteer work. She is extremely excited to be a part of the team and looks forward to
meeting all our wonderful residents and answer any and all questions.

Nicola Tomlinson

SHINE Director

Nicola has been working in Senior Living since 2016. Ms. Tomlinson’s journey began as a home health aide. She was enthusiastic and was willing to learn as new opportunities presented themselves. Nicola trained and was a n excellent Med tech, then helped fill a position as an activities assistant while the current person was on maternity leave. She loved it!
Nicola have a knack for the memory care residents and was offered the position as the memory care coordinator/champion. She did so well that she was recently promoted to the Shine Director of Memory Care.

Chris Dorney

Director of Celebrations

Chris was been working in Recreation & Events in South Florida Senior Living for the past five years. Chris attended Norfolk State University in Virginia, where he graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and played Baseball for the Spartans.

Elisa Dansky

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Senior Lifestyle Counselor Elisa Dansky brings to Discovery Village extensive healthcare industry experience, having worked in the hospital setting, as well as in various capacities in the skilled nursing and senior living industries. A graduate of the University of Florida, Dansky was a proud recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Sales Performance Award, which recognizes exceptional leadership and results across the Discovery Senior Living organization. She and her husband Michael have been married for more than 30 years, and enjoy gathering among their large family, which includes two adult children, two grandchildren, and a pair of dogs.

Matthew Hoffman

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Matthew Hoffman is a proud graduate of Florida Atlantic University and brings many years of experience in the senior living space to his role as Senior Lifestyle Counselor at Discovery Village. Seniors and families trust Matthew to consider their needs and expectations while recommending suitable lifestyle and service options, as well as to help eliminate the nerves and uncertainty that sometimes come with making the transition to a community setting. In his free time, Matthew enjoys staying active and seeking out new and exciting leisure and recreational experiences that await here in and around South Florida.