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.
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.
Executive Director — Dee has worked in the senior living arena for more than 20 years. Originally from Ohio where she attended Ohio-Miami University in Hamilton, she moved to Florida in 1979. She is heavily involved on many committees, including the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Most recently, she was elected as treasurer of the Florida Assisted Living Association. Dee is extremely passionate about her work in senior care and a big proponent of the Veterans Aid and Attendance Program.
Director of Nursing — I am entering my second year here at Riverview Senior Resort. I have always had a passion for helping others and I chose a career in nursing for that reason. My journey in Assisted Living started 22 years ago when I was 16. While in High School, I began working at a local Assisted Living Community, and immediately I knew this career path was for me. From there I went on to Nursing school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. I can truly say I love what I do. Confucius famously said, “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”. Personally, if I had to describe who I am as a man I would sum it up in three words, Faith, Family, and Football.
Director of Plant Operations — Steve takes great pride in his role as a Director of Plant Opertations at RiverView. His goal is to know all of the residents on a first name basis. Nobody is ever just a number or a stranger to him. His is an outdoorsman and a father of two boys, Leland, who is 7, and Sterling, who was born March 4, 2019. He grew up in Brevard County, met his wife at Melbourne High School, and he intends to raise his children here. He loves his Country, his family and this community.
Director of Culinary Services Gilberto has been in the culinary services field for more than 30 years and has spent the last eight working specifically in the assisted living food services arena. He has a passion for what he does and thoroughly enjoys preparing delicious delicacies for the residents at RiverView.
Life Enrichment Director - Laisa Rosado was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She moved to Florida in 2003. She began her journey in activities in 2018 as an assistant and has worked her way to a director position. Laisa is very passionate about her job and likes to make sure our residents are always having fun.
Director of Sales and Marketing - Madeline began working in the Senior Living Industry immediately upon receiving her degree in marketing from Winthrop University. She believes that the cornerstone of her marketing skills are the relationships she builds in her job, emphasizing the importance of trust between her and her clients. Her number one goal as the Director of Sales and Marketing is to make sure that her residents and families of her residents are 100% happy with their move to RiverView. In her off time, she volunteers with her local church or paddle boards with her Yellow Lab, Goose, in the many gorgeous springs of Florida.
Business Office Manager -Shalonda Alves is the business office manager here at Riverview Senior Resort. Residents and staff call her “Shae” for short. Shae has over 20 years of experience as an Office Manager and she uses her organizational skills to ensure that our office operates smoothly. Although her day-to-day duties keep her busy, she will always make time to stop and cut a rug with our residents, especially when live music is involved.
Director of Human Resources — Kadene is extremely passionate about her work in Human Resources at RiverView. Originally from Jamaica, she attended Knox Community College where she received her Associates in Business Studies and Northern Caribbean University where she received her Bachelors in Management Studies. After moving to the United States, she attended Walden University where she went on to receive her Masters in Health Care Management. In 2019, Kadene was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is very family-oriented and loves spending time with her beautiful 10-year-old daughter in her free time.