Dan Guanio

Executive Director

We invite you to meet our Executive Director, Dan Guanio, and learn more about our lifestyle programs and world-class senior-living community. Dan has 12 years of experience in the senior living industry and has been recognized for his resident and employee satisfaction. His role as Executive Director at Discovery Village At Westchase allows him to combine his experience and passion for serving seniors, creating a truly unique senior living experience. In his spare time, Dan enjoys being outdoors or playing basketball or hockey with his wife and two boys. Dan will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our wonderful senior lifestyle!

Alison Raab

Director Of Recreations & Events

Meet Alison Raab, our Director Of Recreations & Events. Alison comes to Discovery Village At Westchase with over eight years in the healthcare field and four years in the teaching field. Alison’s passion for seniors started in high school when she volunteered at an assisted living and memory care community where her mother was the Wellness Director. Alison loves interacting with the residents and their families. Alison is a mom to twin 12 year old boys and a “bonus” mom to 20 and 23 year old boys. In her spare time, Alison likes to spend time with her family, go to the beach, do pilates and watch her boys play sports!

Samantha Sampson

Director of Health & Wellness

Samantha Sampson, Director of Health & Wellness, has joined our Discovery Village team as Director of Health and Wellness. As a US Army Veteran, she brings over 20 years of Healthcare experience to the team with specialties in Radiation Physics, Healthcare Management, Long Term Care, Geriatrics, and Memory Care. Samantha is passionate about making a difference and believes that every day is a new opportunity to do something good! In her spare time; Samantha enjoys spending time with her four children, grandson and fur babies (three dogs). Her hobbies include fishing and carpentry for fun. Please stop in to see Samantha, she is always at your service and happy to assist.

Emily Lomax

SHINE® Memory Care Director

We invite you to meet Emily Lomax, SHINE® Memory Care Director at Discovery Village At Westchase. Emily’s vast memory care knowledge and expertise derives from direct daily integration within memory care neighborhoods; serving residents throughout various senior living communities, across multiple states and settings. Her passion and natural affinity for our Greatest Generation comes from being immersed within this population since birth – being raised by both her maternal and fraternal grandparents. She loves to help people SHINE! When she is not singing, dancing, learning or creating art alongside seniors – Emily enjoys boating and beaching it with her fiancé and furbaby June Carter.