Catherine Lee
Catherine LeeExecutive Director
A third generation Californian, Catherine has worked in Senior Housing and Healthcare for over 20 years. Starting at Casa Dorinda, a unique Life Care Community in beautiful Montecito, her journey continued toward the development of new communities in La Jolla and Northern California.

Returning to Santa Barbara, Catherine was pleased to serve at Valle Verde, an ABHOW Continuing Care Retirement Community as Health Center Administrator for 7 years.

As a licensed nursing home administrator, retirement housing professional and Executive Director of GranVida, Catherine is working with various groups, local businesses and community leaders sharing the good news about GranVida. She looks forward to meeting the residents, their families and their friends.

Catherine’s hobbies include riding horses, hiking and swimming.

Yvonne Knepper
Yvonne KnepperSales Director
Yvonne is a true native California American Indian. She has been in the Senior Housing industry for over 17 years, is very knowledgeable, caring, experienced in all aspects of senior living and has one of the most wicked senses of humor you’ll ever find.

Her career in senior living communities began in 1999 in the Business Office. What started as part time became full time as she was promoted to Activities Director and Sales Director within one year.

Over the years, she has had the privilege of getting to know and love the seniors she’s had the opportunity to meet and become friends with. She’s helped them navigate from their homes to our senior living communities and seen them bloom with a new lifestyle, new friends and renewed laughter. What could be more rewarding than that?

Learning the “Seniority Spirit” program has been a wonderful inspiration for her she plans to use it every day.

Yvonne has been married for over 49 years. Her hobbies include spending quality time with her 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 3 grand dogs.