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 Experience Program:
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. Suite
The majority of my work is a balance between providing support to our Valeo Senior community management teams and working with development to select new markets to expand our Vineyard brand. I have 29 years of experience, during which I’ve held a variety of leadership positions in sales, operations and care services at both the property level and corporate office, and I’ve loved every one.
I’m curious about the world around me and I love to travel and explore new areas. I feel that serving others is what working for Valeo is all about, and having a purpose to make the lives of those we touch better wherever we are.
I am very conscious of the world we live in and do my best to reduce my own carbon footprint however I can. I’ve served on the board of several professional organizations, which have had a similar goal of enriching the lives of others.
I was educated at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, where I earned the privilege of working with some of the country’s best-known restaurateurs over the next 25 years, at some of the most sought-after destinations. At Valeo, my responsibilities include creating the strategic vision for our company’s culinary and dining programs. I consider myself lucky to truly love what I do, and I live to create meaningful experiences for our residents and associates. As we grow our Vineyard Communities, I’ll be committed to building and supporting a tribe that desires to be best in class and disrupt the status quo!
At my core, I’m a true foodie. I love the feeling that coming together over a great meal creates. Food is universal. It doesn’t matter where you came from or who you are, we all come together to eat and share diverse life experiences while breaking (pun intended) bread. In my free time, I love foraging for new ingredients, farmer’s markets and tasting yummy food. My family and I are also avid campers and enjoy stargazing by the campfire.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve felt a responsibility to sustainability – not only the sustainability of our earth, but as people. In a sustainable culture, there is a harmonious equilibrium between what we do for others and what they do for you. I live by a simple creed: Help everything, always!
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.
John E. Zwolinski
After starting and running a branding and marketing firm for 20 years with my business partner and wife, Tina Zwolinski, I decided to take on the next challenge of my career as the VP of Culture, Branding & Experience with Valeo Groupe – a company I have been serving in various forms as a consultant for over 15 years. I work to inspire our talented tribe to deliver remarkable and differentiated experiences for our residents, stakeholders and the communities we serve. It’s an honor to be entrusted with creating a positive impact in the lives of our tribe, as well as the students and seniors we reach, and sharing those stories across the globe.
I am a rabid sports fan and, as a native New Englander, winning championships is fun, even if it is a fairly new phenomenon. Professionally, I work seriously hard, but try not to take myself too seriously. With the right mindset, I believe you can make even the mundane fun.
As an adoptive father of three, I enjoy participating in the growth and development of my children – it’s a never-ending adventure, challenge, and privilege. I work to instill in them the mindset that the best way to help yourself is to help others. I bring the same mindset to my work; if I am dedicated to helping others succeed, I’ll be more successful.