Christine hails from Western Nebraska. She and her youngest son moved to Florida in 2016 to enjoy the opportunities our area has to offer. She received her MBA from Chadron State College and has worked in marketing from a young age, assisting her mother who was the director of the local chamber of commerce in Chadron, NE. She has three sons, Brady, Zach, Travis; one daughter, Michaela; and one granddaughter, Claire. She is an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan, and in her free time enjoys storm chasing and reading.
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.”
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!”
Sharla is our Caregiver Supervisor and always goes above and beyond to make sure the staff and residents are well taken care of. She and her family are originally from New York, but moved to Florida to get away from the cold winters. She has been a part of our team for many years, and several of her children have even followed in her footsteps and become a part of our team as well.
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.
Barb Mayhew is originally from New Jersey, and is also a major Philadelphia Eagles fan. She moved to Florida to assist her mom, who was caring for her father, who had dementia. She has lived in Florida for the past six years. While she was in New Jersey, Barb worked in the social service field for 24 years with the developmentally disabled population. She has also worked with home health care and assisted living facilities. Barb is the mother of three boys.
Kenny Custen was born and raised in Maryland. He moved to Florida in 2014. Currently he lives in North Port with his girlfriend and their three children. Kenny graduated from West Virginia University in 2006, and has been running kitchens and restaurants for 15 years.
Ashley has been with A Banyan Residence for several years, and is a favorite among the residents and their family members. She went to high school in Sarasota and currently lives there with her family. Along with being the Assistant to our Executive Director, she is also a trained med tech.
Tracy grew up in Lima, Ohio and has lived in Florida since July 2017. She hired in at A Banyan Residence in August 2017 and soon moved to beautiful Venice. Tracy received her MBA in Organizational Leadership from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio and her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. She is married with two children Seth (25) and Meghan (21). Tracy is in our accounting office and assists families with making sure they have no worries when taking care of the financial aspect of care of their loved ones. She is available for any questions regarding billing and payments.
Sherry is originally from Illinois, but now resides in Placida. She is a key member in our accounting department and is an integral part of what makes everything flow behind the scenes to make things easier for our residents and their families.
Jonathan is a 2010 graduate of Venice High School. He is very skilled in landscaping and lends his talents in the Venice area when not focusing on the gardens of our community. Jonathan enjoys being active, including snow skiing and scuba diving.
100 Base Ave
East Venice, FL 34285