The La Posada Team

Get to know more about members of our leadership team here.

James Abbott
Resident Relations Director

James manages the key customer service areas of Reception and Security. These teams are integral in helping him keep a pulse on the needs of the residents, ultimately leading to smooth functioning of their daily lives. James believes that providing excellent resident relations services adds to the peace of mind of La Posada residents and increases their daily joy.

Kris Berntsen
Health Care Administrator

Kris is responsible for the day to day operations of The Health Center at La Posada. This includes overseeing the Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehab unit. Kris is excited about the recent enhancements and additions to The Health Center, and is eager to share the new features and services with our residents.

Daniel Budrecki
Dining Room Manager

Daniel is responsible for the day to day operations of the club house Main Dining Room. He works daily with coaching and development of his team of 22 associates to ensure that they provide five star services to all residents and their guests. Daniel is also a part of the management team for the Assisted Living, Health Care and Memory Care dining rooms.

Brad Cadiere
Executive Director

A seasoned senior living industry executive director, Brad leads the team at La Posada. Previously a Kisco Regional Director of Operations, he was twice named Kisco Executive Director of the Year. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in health services administration at the University of Central Florida. He has a passion for seniors and a commitment to lead associates in building a strong community.

Michelle Cassels
Community Sales Coordinator

Michelle adds her organizational skills to the day-to-day operation of the La Posada sales team. She coordinates events, stages and shows model apartments, and oversees the process that new apartments go through to ensure that they are move-in ready for all new residents. She also handles charitable and civic partnerships for La Posada in the Palm Beach community.

Richard Cervantes
Executive Chef

As Executive Chef, Richard brings his unique former experience with Disney to the La Posada kitchen. He leads the culinary team in creating new menus with originality, diversity and quality for the dining pleasure of residents. Richard is committed to making their daily food and beverage experiences in the restaurant and bar venues at La Posada memorable.

Paulina Jacobs
Human Resources Director

Paulina provides training and coaching to the La Posada staff. She believes that creating an atmosphere of open communication with the staff helps to motivate and encourage associate engagement. Making La Posada a great place to live for residents and a great place to work for associates is a guiding principle for Paulina, and her daily motto is “Leading by Example”.

Jeff Kelley
Director of Dining Services

Jeff is responsible for the dining services at La Posada. He has a passion for quality dining and hospitality, innovative recipes and a strong commitment to make the dining program one of the key benchmarks for resident and guest satisfaction. His leadership style engages the staff and brings a sense of excitement and commitment to those who work with him and his team.

Rick Minichino
Wellness Director

As Wellness Director, Rick is responsible for the development, implementation and operation of all functions in The Art of Living Well SM program. He and his department bring creativity and energy to providing a robust menu of offerings for residents of La Posada, including fitness classes, lectures, outings, all captured in monthly calendars full of lively and engaging options.

Lili Perez
Director of Admissions and Marketing for the Health Center

Lili is responsible for admissions and marketing for The Health Center at La Posada, including Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, and Rehab. She also nurtures relationships with area physicians and hospitals, ensuring that the medical community is aware of the benefits and services for their patients available at La Posada.

Yolanda Santiago
Administrative Services Director

With more than 25 years in accounting and financial management, Yolanda handles these functions for La Posada. She holds an MBA with concentration in Health Care Management and a BBA in Accounting from American University of Puerto Rico. A former Rotarian, Yolanda loves to spend time with her family and volunteers at her local church as a religious educator.

“Our associates live by a standard of conduct which encompasses honesty, accountability, personal development and a passion for excellence”James Abbott, Resident Relations Director
“Our associates live by a standard of conduct which encompasses honesty, accountability, personal development and a passion for excellence”James Abbott, Resident Relations Director