Meet the Renaissance Team
Jennifer’s journey in senior care started more than 20 years ago when her grandmother was diagnosed with Dementia symptoms. Through this experience, she learned how to be a caregiver for someone in her family who had always been the matriarch. Going through this process was difficult, as was learning how to best to care for her grandmother. Her focus, along with family, was to provide her grandmother with comfort and dignity through the end. Jennifer came to Renaissance with more than 12 years overseeing Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. As a Certified Assisted Living Administrator, she continued her education in the senior living industry by obtaining her Dementia Practitioner Certification.
Erica Leonard has been planning events for more than ten years. Her passion is to help seniors live out their desired lifestyle by planning events around their specific needs. Originally from Oklahoma, she now considers Florida her home after residing here for 22 years. Before starting her career in senior living, Erica was a former sports writer and also worked in marketing for 12 years. Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her three kids and two dogs. She loves to sing, write, listen to music, watch sports, cook and take on DIY projects.
Business Office Manager (BOM)
Shivani's greatest motivation is knowing that her work makes a difference in people’s lives. Originally from Trinidad, she now considers Florida her home after residing here for 16 years. She has been employed at Renaissance for the past four years, but she has volunteered in the community for more than a decade which has led to her passion for working with seniors. She further developed that passion while obtaining BS degrees in Public Health and Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Florida. Shivani takes great pride in her role as BOM, shows compassion for residents and can often be found sharing jokes and bringing laughter to those around her. Outside of work, Shivani loves shopping, spending time with her family, watching movies and traveling.
Lead Senior Living Advisor
Cyndi has been working with seniors for ten years. Her work with seniors began in Hospice and two years ago she transitioned to senior living.
She is originally from Kansas but has joined us here in Tampa after being in the Ft Lauderdale area for sixteen years. She enjoys working with the residents and their families and loves that she gets to help them transition to another exciting journey in their retirement living. Her passion shows with every family she works with.
When she isn’t at the office, Cyndi enjoys going to the beach, spending time with friends and enjoying some karaoke!
Dining Services Director
Ever since Joe’s first day working in senior living, he has loved cooking for seniors. Not only does Joe strive to cook delicious meals, but he also focuses on creating a first-rate dining experience for each resident. He can often be found singing in the kitchen with his team and creating new menu options for the residents. Outside of work, Joe loves to fish, hang out at the beach and keep up with his kids.