LIFE, YOUR WAY.
Valeo focuses on delivering more than a place to live, but on engaged living based on a branded hospitality model and proprietary programming that adds value to the living experience at any age. Each senior property is purposefully designed to cultivate friendships, social opportunities and meaningful outreach projects through state-of-the-art facilities and community -centric amenities.
CARING ABOUT, NOT JUST FOR
Vineyard Communities is Valeo Groupe Americas’ signature senior brand and much like a true vineyard, celebrates the seasonality of life. From intimate gathering areas and adventurous programming to securely protected properties and multiple care options, Vineyard residents can enjoy their new phase of life at any stage with a living experience that focuses on mind, body and soul.
Proprietary Resident wellbeing framework:
We strive to make a positive impact on our living community, the greater community, and the people therein, which is why we continually develop initiatives that encourage you to interact and take part.
With a more thoughtful approach to care, community, activities, and even dining, we continue to evolve our efforts to give you a healthier – and happier – lifestyle.
Our wide range of recreational activities and purpose-built amenities provide you with the freedom and flexibility to get more out of every day.
We foster new skills and old hobbies that lead to a higher level of engagement and personal growth.
We believe that a purposeful life starts with physical, spiritual, social and emotional experiences with those around you, and our programs and activities are developed to offer just that.
We remain committed to a cleaner, greener and more prosperous community both on and off our properties, and invite you to join us in leaving everything better than we found it.
Kevin M. Sealey
As the tribe member responsible for the day-to-day management of Valeo Student and its subsidiaries, I implement programs that monitor and improve financial performance, create best-in-class customer experiences, develop training and development programs for all tribe members, and oversee all aspects of the student housing platform. Prior to Valeo Groupe Americas, I was fortunate to play an integral part in taking Campus Crest Communities (NYSE: CCG) public in 2010 and helped close the largest merger in the student housing space, expanding CCG’s footprint across 26 states, as well as Canada.
Outside of the office, you can find me spending time with my wife and daughter biking, hiking, hanging out in the park, and cooling off at a local brewery. Or, if I have time alone, it’s usually spent deep in the woods searching for golf balls I shank off the tee.
In my personal life, I try to leave a positive impact on anyone that I come across and live by the ‘pay it forward’ mentality, hoping that it inspires others to do the same. Professionally, I feel the same way. By focusing on the growth and development of each and every tribe member we have, not only am I privy to his or her aspirations, but I can facilitate opportunities to fulfill each one.
Evelyn C. Granieri, M.D, MPH, MSEd
Evelyn C. Granieri, M.D, MPH, MSEd, is the Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging. Teaching locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, Dr. Granieri has developed the Division of Geriatric Medicine and its rigorous curriculum that has been the source of education and training for medical house staff and other health care professionals at Columbia and NYP. She has also worked to help establish curricular initiatives in geriatrics for the College of Physicians and Surgeons and medical education track within the medicine residency.
Before coming to Columbia, Dr. Granieri served as a fellowship director, headed geriatric medical education and clinical services at two VA Medical Centers, and served as a director of courses and rotations/electives and longitudinally integrated geriatric medicine, where she also initiated an Area of Concentration for medical students.
Dr. Granieri completed her internal medicine training and fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Northwestern University, received her MPH at the University of Pittsburgh and was awarded her MSEd at USC. She has been recognized for her contribution to geriatric medical education and has been the recipient of numerous caring, teaching and mentoring awards, including Arnold Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine and the Dennis Jahnigen Award from the American Geriatrics Society.
Sandi K. Flores
Sandi Flores is a Registered Nurse with 32 years of experience in providing clinical management, consulting and staff training in the Assisted Living industry. For decades Assisted Living providers throughout the United States have utilized Ms. Flores’ expertise for interim staffing and clinical management needs. From one-time consulting to on-going support, Ms. Flores has worked seamlessly with Assisted Living communities’ management associates and clinical staff to implement proven management strategies and ensure residents receive the highest level of care.
In addition to a Registered Nurse degree from Palomar College, School of Nursing, Ms. Flores is a Certified Assisted Living Nurse by the American Assisted Living Nurses Association and a Certified Gerontological Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Ms. Flores is licensed by the State of California as a Certified Residential Care Administrator. Ms. Flores is also currently approved to provide education by several states and industry associations.
Over the course of her career Ms. Flores has been received numerous awards and honors. Most recently, in 2014 Ms. Flores was the recipient of the American Assisted Living Ethel M. Mitty Scholarship award for successful clinical practice.
Amanda S. Fisher
I work with the Valeo Student and Valeo Senior tribes to ensure we are exceeding our residents’ expectations, achieving our revenue targets, and that processes are in place to make our teams more successful. Having previously served as Vice President of Sales for Campus Crest, where I was responsible for the leasing and revenue performance for 51,000 beds, delivering on an outstanding customer experience while executing and delivering on the brand promise is in my blood.
I’m passionate about helping others, working out, cooking and new adventures. When I’m not working, I enjoy to traveling to new places, spending time with my family, trying new recipes, and anything outside.
At Valeo, I get to integrate my passion for helping others by developing and mentoring other tribe members, as well as helping our residents have an amazing experience at one of our communities. In my personal life, my grandmother is suffering from dementia so I try to visit and be there for her even if it’s only a phone call to brighten her day. I also try to always be a positive influence on people around me and to be there when a friend or family member is in need. In my professional world, I do all I can to help coworkers grow and develop to their potential.
My first exposure to HR was watching, learning, and listening to my Mom when she was the Personnel Director at Conneaut Lake Park years ago. Those moments, nuggets, and observations formed my foundation and passion for HR. I have been blessed with a 20+ year career in HR that has allowed me the opportunity to support, encourage and love people as they build their own career path. I believe in and see the amazing future VGA has on the horizon, and I am excited to be a part of this extraordinary tribe!
If I am not working, I am probably with my two sons, Nick and Andrew, friends and/or family. I love traveling, exploring, a good fire with a glass of wine, visiting a brewery or vineyard, making memories, and capturing those moments with photos. My favorite hashtags say it all: #embracethemoment, #embracethejourney, and #thebestisyettocome
This is another area where I am thankful for a solid foundation being formed at an early age. Helping others is easy, natural, and effortless; it is just what we do. It brings me joy no matter how little or big the opportunity may be, serving at church, helping someone with their groceries, kind words of encouragement, or just simply #leadingbyexample. The greatest joy beyond helping others, personally, is seeing Nick and Andrew’s willingness to help and serve others on their own.