Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Swanson

Executive Director

With over 25 years of Healthcare experience, she has worked in Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living Facilities, and Memory Care units. She helps guide her team with leadership skills cultivated throughout her career and through the belief of a positive attitude. After moving to Florida from Ohio in 2011 with her three children she became a Florida CORE: Certified Assisted Living Administrator. We invite you for lunch or dinner to meet Rebecca and she’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our wonderful senior lifestyle.

Vivechka (ViVi) Otero, SHINE Director

Vivechka “ViVi” Otero

Shine Director

Vivi and oversees our Memory Care. ViVi has been working in the senior living industry for over 10 years. Originally from Puerto Rico, She moved to the Tampa Bay area 12 years ago. Vivi’s passion to work with seniors came easy because her goal in life is to always help people and put a smile on their face. When not at work, she enjoys to spend time with her two children, cooking, and having a handful with three dogs. ViVi inspires to own her own caregiving company to continue her passion working with seniors.

Jeannie Hitzegrad

Director of Celebrations

Jeannie has been the Director of Celebrations at our community for several years. She has a passion for improving the lives of seniors since she volunteered at assisted living communities in high school. Jeannie was born and raised in Palm Harbor, Florida, and moved to Tampa where she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Long Term Care Administration. When not at work, Jeannie enjoys crafting and spending time with friends and her long-haired dachshund named Finn. Jeannie looks forward to going to work every day and cannot imagine a more fulfilling career.

Wendy Colby, Director of Health & Wellness

Wendy Colby

Director of Health & Wellness

Wendy has been with the community for more than one year and has 40 years of experience in the Senior Living Industry in many varied aspects. Born and raised in NH and VT she has lived in the Tampa Bay area for four years. When not working she enjoys her grandchildren, trips to the zoo and especially loves the beach.

Culinary Director, Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

Culinary Director

Michael is originally from Reno, Nevada and has over 40 years’ experience in the culinary field. Out of his experience, 18 years he has produced and distributed delicious food to seniors. In addition to the kitchen, he enjoys doing live, as well as virtual, cooking demonstrations to display his cooking talents. Johnston has been married for 33 years and has two daughters and two granddaughters he truly loves.