Maggie Mikesell has recently joined the team in December, 2016 as Director of Community Relations. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Maggie now lives in North Port with her two children. Maggie received her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree from Fortis College. Prior to joining A Banyan Residence, Maggie worked as Director of Nursing for a period of one year at the Summit Assisted Living Facility. Prior to that she worked as a nurse in various capacities for eight years.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to interact with so many wonderful families. Coming from a nursing background I get to share with prospective residents, their families and friends about the superior care we have.”
Julie McDonald joined the team in June, 2016 as the Resident Care Coordinator. Born and raised in Gross Point, Michigan. Julie now lives in Sarasota with her Son. Julie received her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree from Sarasota County Technical Institute. Prior to joining A Banyan Residence, Julie worked as a nurse in various positions for 24 years. Julie also works part-time as a nurse Supervisor for an assisted living facility in Sarasota.
“Since joining A Banyan Residence I have learned tremendously with respect to the integration of technology with resident care. The outcome has included improved coordination and communications with residents, families and health care providers. Morale is great!”
Rebecca Todd joined the team in February, 2016 as the Caregiver Supervisor. Rebecca was raised in Casper, Wyoming. Rebecca now lives in North Port with her one son. Prior to joining the A Banyan Residence, Rebecca managed restaurants and front of the house staff for 20 years.
“I find it so refreshing to work at A Banyan Residence with staff that is so compassionate and caring about the residents. They really make my job here a pleasure!”
Amanda LaBell joined the team in April, 2013 as Resident Care Coordinator and has since been promoted to Executive Director. Born and raised in Marion, Michigan, Amanda now lives in North Port with her two children. Amanda received her Associates degree in Liberal Arts from State College of Florida and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining A Banyan Residence, Amanda worked five years with Dr. Bhatnagar, MD in Venice Florida as a Psychiatric Technician.
Greg Anderson is the Managing Member of A Banyan Residence Assisted Living, LLC. Greg was born in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Maine. He now lives between Fort Lauderdale and North Port. Greg received an Associates of Arts in Building Construction and a Bachelor of Science from the College of Engineering at Florida International University in Construction Management. In the year 2000, Greg founded Timeless Life Care and has been actively engaged in real estate development, construction management and operating assisted living communities.
“Our vision of the assisted living experience is to blend sights, sounds, textures and aromas from beautiful water features and koi ponds to the budding plants, flowers and fruit trees along with our home cooked meals and freshly squeezed orange juice daily. Our staff touches the heart and soul of every resident.”
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East Venice, FL 34285
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