Nestled on the Water’s Edge
Strategically located on Florida’s Intra-Coastal Waterway in Palm Bay, Florida, RiverView Senior Resort is surrounded on three sides by private shoreline. It offers residents incomparable, unobstructed views and unlimited opportunities to soak in the tropical wonders of life on the Indian River Lagoon. The community is just a five-minute drive from I-95 and 10 minutes from Melbourne International Airport. For added peace of mind, should residents need it, the newly expanded and updated Palm Bay Hospital is only three minutes away.
True Resort-Style Senior Living
As the name suggests, RiverView Senior Resort offers many of the amenities and hospitality services you’d expect to find at a fine spa and resort. Unlike other senior living communities in the area, RiverView embraces total wellness—mind, body, and spirit. Through social, recreational, educational, cultural, spiritual, and fitness programs, residents achieve a healthier, happier balanced life rich in vitality, health, and wellbeing.
Tracy has worked for the last fourteen years learning the best practices of the assisted living business and strengthening his strong passion for serving the senior community. Throughout his career, he has made an impact in multiple communities, both as an Executive Director and Regional Director. Tracy and his family relocated to Merritt Island from Jacksonville to become part of the RiverView family. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern Louisiana State University and when he is not working, he spends his time with his wife Krisha and their three children Carson, Emma, and Casey.
Director of Health Services
Jessica comes to RiverView Senior Resort with more than 10 years of nursing experience, including five years focused on senior care. She relocated to the Melbourne area from Jacksonville and is originally from Virginia. Jessica has a deep passion for caring for the senior population, and it shows in the leadership and knowledge that she brings to the RiverView family. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and newly born son, Walter.
Business Office Manager
Carol is originally from New Jersey and has been in the senior living industry for the past five years. Her passion is attributed to when she was a caregiver for her mother. She started as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a memory care community. Soon she was promoted to the Life Enrichment Department where she planned programs and activities for residents. Eventually Carol brought her talents to RiverView and is currently the Business Office Manager and Human Resource Director. During her free time, Carol enjoys cruising the high seas.
Director of First Impressions
Evelyn is originally from a small town in Massachusetts. She has lived in Florida for over twenty years. Her education consists of a general Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida. Her passion is making a difference in other people’s lives. She has spent a lifetime volunteering for several organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club of America. Evelyn would like to continue creating a life-journey filled with heartfelt ventures and extraordinary impressions.
Director of Community Relations
Jacquie is originally from York Pennsylvania. She has been in Florida for eleven years. She has twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry as well as being a caregiver for her father, who had Parkinson’s disease. Jacquie is involved with TRIAD (Project LifeSaver), Seniors and Law Together, Parkinson’s Support Group, Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group, Guardianship Groups and Space Coast Honor Flight. In her spare time, Jacquie likes to spend time with her two children who live in Florida and volunteer for various organizations.
Move In Coordinator
Keri joined the RiverView family in May of 2015 after graduating from Florida State University, where she was a member of the water polo team. She originally worked with the Life Enrichment Department overseeing the implementation of the IN2L system into the community. Shortly after joining the RiverView team Keri made the move and joined our marketing department as the move in coordinator. Keri has a long standing relationship with RiverView and a strong desire to make a difference in the senior community. In her free time Keri enjoys travelling with her dog Lil Bear.
Director of Culinary Services
Gerald McCloy has joined the RiverView family as an award winning chef and manager with 25 years of hospitality experience, ranging from independently owned short order breakfast to upscale fine dining to ultra-high volume chain concepts and institutions. Gerald’s passion for great food is showcased in the plates that are served to our residents. With beautiful presentations and great tasting food, Gerald is quickly becoming a very popular addition to the family!
Director of Life Enrichment
Cecilia Sperry has been planning, overseeing, and carrying out activities of varying types for over 10 years. Her passion for activities, recreation, and event planning began when she started a job as a girls camp director. Over 300 young women between the ages of 12-16 attended this camp each year, and Cecilia managed the entire project and the 30+ counselors who also served with her. Food, crafts, music, service & recreational activities were all part of the package.
After receiving an education in the arts, Cecilia pursued another passion of hers: caregiving. She worked as a caregiver for many families all over northern Virginia. In 2010 she accepted a permanent position with the Wine Shop At Home Executive, Diane Sautman. She was quickly promoted to Executive Assistant and put in charge of all event planning, vendor coordinating, and creative consulting. This experience further honed her skills as an organized and capable manager.
In recent years Cecilia has focused her talents on senior care, working first as an activities assistant and then quickly getting promoted to director in an ALF. She plans to bring all she has learned, and then some, to Riverview, and is excited to put her skills to the test while building a truly exceptional activities program.
Director of Plant Operations
Joe is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Florida fifteen years ago. He brings twenty-five years of excellent customer service experience, along with construction and healthcare knowledge. He has always had the passion to help seniors. He will go out of his way to ensure they are comfortable and feel right at home. Joe’s interests are gardening, home projects, and spending time at our wonderful beaches, and charity biker events.
Director of Environmental Services
Melinda is originally from Wisconsin and grew up with five brothers. She moved to Georgia in 1979 and began volunteering at a nursing home in 1997. It was then when she found her calling in serving residents with compassion and respect, and continues to this very day. Melinda enjoys fishing, camping, going to the beach and living in Florida.