Mark Shaffer

Executive Director

Mark Shaffer, Executive Director, grew up in Buffalo, NY. Sick of the cold weather, Mark headed west to UNLV, obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration, followed by a 20-year career in hospitality at the Hyatt Hotel Corporation. Personal life experiences drew Mark into health care, where he managed multiple assisted living and memory care communities. Mark is excited to join the team at Discovery Village At Dominion, where he will help to grow and evolve our community!

Rick Herbert

Independent Living Manager

Rick Herbert serves as our Independent Living Manager. Originally from St. Louis, MO Rick is a Retired Army Veteran of 20 years. During his service in the military, Rick served as a Flight Paramedic, Medical Instructor and Health Clinic Administrator. Upon retiring from the US Army, Rick moved to San Antonio and worked in Post-Secondary education, serving as the Director of Operations for three campuses in Career Education that instructed Registered Nursing, Beauty Health and Wellness, Allied Health, and Business Programs. After Rick left the educational sector, he started the next chapter of his career in the senior living industry, serving as a Marketing and Sales Director, for the last 8 years. Rick is involved in local charities with raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association as the event lead for Discovery’s Annual Car Show. Likewise, he works with the Northside School District, South Texas disaster relief programs, and with Toys For Tots. Rick has been affiliated with Discovery Village At Dominion since the building opened in 2016 and has worked on-site since 2017. Rick is married to his beautiful wife Cynthia and they have a blended family of six children in all, plus their dog Cooper! In his off time, Rick loves to watch sports, is an avid golfer, and loves to travel. Rick is honored and happy to be part of the Discovery Team and serve our residents.

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Jodi Bowen

Senior Lifestyle Counselor, Independent Living

Jodi Biewen’s 16-year career in Senior Living has encompassed working in CCRC, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. She started working in Activities, where she wrote two Word Gamebooks for seniors when she realized that activity materials were limited for that population. Her joy and passion for providing exceptional service to seniors led her to pursue Sales and Marketing within the industry. Using her extensive knowledge and compassionate understanding, Jodi has been a wonderful resource for seniors and their families, as they navigate the transition into their next home.

Roxanna Ramon

Senior Lifestyle Counselor, Assisted Living and Memory Care

Roxanna has worked in the senior living industry for over 16 years. The most rewarding part of what she does is the knowledge that she has the opportunity to touch other people’s lives and make a difference by assisting them on their personal journey with their loved ones. In her free time, Roxanna enjoys family gatherings, laughing, and reminiscing. She’s a proud four-time cancer survivor, a mother of two beautiful daughters, and is extremely blessed with 6 wonderful grandchildren that call her “Grammy.”

Susan Warriner

Director of Celebrations, Independent Living

Director of Celebrations Susan Warriner has more than 10 years of experience in the senior living field. Susan enjoys assisting senior residents to feel sincerely cared for and appreciated.

Prior to joining our team, Susan devoted 12 years in Civil Service while working with the Air Force along with 8 years in the private aircraft industry. She describes herself as readily available to both residents and fellow team members.

Robin Salinas, RN

Director of Health and Wellness

Director of Health and Wellness Robin Salinas is a registered nurse with a passion for her profession. She respects and loves working with nurses and welcomes folds to stop by her office to say ‘hi’ and share stories. Robin is a native San Antonian, and she and her husband share a blended family with three children and three grandchildren.

Diane Shehane

Director of Memory Care

Diane has spent her professional healthcare career serving others in many different capacities and earned her BA in Biology from Texas Lutheran. She carries a multi-state LVN nursing license issued by the State of Texas. Diane’s background and knowledge in so many facets of healthcare have helped set her firm foundation for resident advocacy.

Chef Scott Almy

Director of Culinary Services, Independent Living

Chef Scott Almy has been in the foodservice industry for over 40 years. Chef Scott is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI and has gone on to have an impressive career, including opening EPCOT in Walt Disney World, FL in 1982, opening the Culinary Institute of Tuscany for the Olive Garden in Castalina, Italy, and is certified as an Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation. Chef Scott has lived in nine different states in the US and has traveled all over Europe.

Chef Eduardo Ramos

Director of Culinary Services

Born in Mexico City, Chef Eduardo Ramos was raised in a family that loved cooking traditional and tasty food. When he was 18, he moved to New York City, and developed a passion for cooking by watching, helping, and learning alongside his beloved wife Ruth while working at world-renowned restaurants Le Cirque, Park Avenue Cafe, and Cipriani in New York.

In 2005, Chef Eduardo moved with his family to San Antonio where he joined Mariposa in Neiman Marcus as their first Executive Chef, establishing it as an acclaimed restaurant in San Antonio. In late summer of 2014, Chef Ramos opened his own business, offering guests his innovative interpretation of American Contemporary cuisine. As the executive chef and co-owner, Chef Eduardo continuously strived to build upon his vision of providing exemplary dishes and a comprehensive guest experience, while also encouraging a rewarding team environment for his staff. In his free time, Eduardo enjoys spending time with his wife, his dog, Brownie, and his two sons.

Ron Huerta

Director of Facility Operations, Assisted Living and Memory Care

Director of Facility Operations, Ron Huerta, manages all ongoing maintenance both inside and outside the residences and common areas of our Assisted Living and Memory Care community. In this role, he leads a team of specialists with a commitment to excellence in both quality and service.

A proud native of San Antonio, Texas, in Ron’s spare time, he and his wife love to travel the Texas Coastline and for fishing. Other interests include gardening, DIY projects, and the Discovery Channel.

Leann Cordes

Business Office Manager, Assisted Living

LeAnn Cordes spent 20 years in multi-family community management before joining Discovery Village in May 2019. In her current role, she works on behalf of both our residents and team members, as well as outside vendors that serve our community. Accuracy, efficiency, and a commitment to customer service are foundational values upon which LeAnn conducts community business. Proudly born and raised in San Antonio, LeAnn still resides here today alongside her husband of 20 years. The couple has three children and six pets.

Heidi Reidel

Business Office Manager, Independent Living

Heidi has worked the last 10 years in Business Administration, with a background in Oil & Gas. She’s been married to her husband since 2014, and stays busy with two small children, which they absolutely adore. They also share their home with a plethora of fun and interesting farm animals.