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Meet Our Staff
Our residents love living here because our employees love working here. Get to know the team that makes Vi at Lakeside Village a great place to live.
Vi at Lakeside Village Executive Director Carrie Schroeder
Carrie Schroeder Executive Director
As executive director, Carrie oversees every aspect of the community, including quality of service, amenities, care and programming for every Vi at Lakeside Village resident. Carrie has earned her MBA certificate and master’s degree in social work, and has 19 years of progressive business experience focusing on hospitality and senior living. Prior to joining Vi at Lakeside Village in 2019, Carrie worked at Vi at La Jolla Village in San Diego, California.
Vi at Lakeside Village Sales Director Barbara Kelly
Barbara Kelley Sales Director
Barbara directs all of our sales efforts at Vi at Lakeside Village. She also manages each sales team member and represents Vi to the larger Palm Beach County community. She has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience with Vi and has held the Sales Director position at Lakeside Village for 14 years. Barbara joined Vi in 1994.
Karie Smart, Director of Nursing at Vi at Lakeside Village
Karie Smart, RN Director of Nursing
Karie helps to manage the quality of care and services provided to residents of Vi at Lakeside Village care center, which includes assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing accommodations. Karie also oversees the care center nursing staff and works directly with the care center administrator to provide care for each resident. She has functioned in roles as a RN supervisor, Assistant Director of Nursing, Staff Development Coordinator, Wound Care Nurse, as well as worked in specialty areas such as General Vascular Step Down and Home Health. Karie joined Vi in 2003.
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Vi at Lakeside Village Community Relations Manager Donna Addy
Donna Addy Community Relations Manager
Donna works to generate awareness of Vi at Lakeside Village and build relationships in the local community. In this role, she develops and maintains media relations, manages marketing outreach and coordinates sponsorships. She also initiates, plans and coordinates prospect and professional events to present information showcasing the benefits of a life plan community. Donna brings 20 years of extensive experience in speaking, strategic public relations planning and event development. Donna rejoined Vi in spring 2018 and has worked for the company more than five years of her overall senior living career.
Vi at Lakeside Village Lifestyle Director Tamara Sawicz
Tamara Sawicz Lifestyle Director
Tamara is at the center of everything social at Vi at Lakeside Village. She creates, finds, and arranges outings and events for residents like educational lectures, travel clubs, fitness classes, day trips to unique places in Florida, and much more. Tamara also helps manage the numerous resident-led clubs and events that keep Vi at Lakeside Village members engaged and active. She has a background that ranges from television production to social work and is extremely active in creating and supporting Resident Run Programming. Tamara joined Vi in 2012.
Vi at Lakeside Village Director of Resident Services Sandra Finnegan
Sandra Finnegan Director of Resident Services
Sandra assists independent living residents and their family members should they need support during a change in a resident’s health. She also works to ensure residents receive the appropriate level of care and service while in independent living and oversees wellness amenities and manages our concierge and valet services. Sandra has been registered nurse for 22 years and has worked in senior living for 30 years. Prior to this position, she was the Director of Nursing at Vi at Lakeside Village from 2006-2020. Sandra started her role as Director of Resident Services in 2020.
Vi at Lakeside Village Director of Human Resources Lisa Johnson
Lisa Johnson Director of Human Resources
Lisa works to enhance both resident and employee satisfaction through oversight and management of Vi at Lakeside Village’s human resources. Lisa has more than 15 years of experience in human resources and business operations. She enjoys working with and helping people develop to their fullest potential. Lisa has a master’s in human resource management and joined Vi in 2019.
Vi at Lakeside Village Director of Dining Services Henrik Jespersen, CFBE, CDM, CFPP
Henrik Jespersen, CFBE, CDM, CFPP Director of Dining Services
Henrik creates an exceptional dining experience for our residents, providing personalized service from table reservations and plate settings to purveyor selection and vendor coordination. Henrik is a Certified Food and Beverage Executive, Certified Dietary Manager and Certified Food Protection Professional and has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Henrik joined Vi in 2005.
Vi at Lakeside Village Executive Chef Josh Crane.
Josh Crane Executive Chef
Executive Chef Josh Crane oversees the culinary program for Vi at Lakeside Village including menu creation and food preparation. He has more than 16 years as a catering industry executive chef in New York and California and over 30 years in the food industry. Chef Crane joined Vi in 2021.
Vi at Lakeside Village Director of Engineering Tracy Vaughan, CEOE
Tracy Vaughan, CEOE Director of Engineering
Tracy is responsible for maintenance of the community’s physical plant and the numerous buildings on our 46-acre campus. He has more than 23 years of experience in the health care industry and is a certified engineering operations executive. Tracy joined Vi in 2005.
Vi at Lakeside Village Director of Accounting Iria Siegel
Iria Siegel Director of Accounting
Iria is responsible for all accounting operations for Vi at Lakeside Village. Iria has more than 19 years of experience, with 13 years in the healthcare industry, and holds a master’s in accounting.