Meet the Team

Kawana Anthony

Executive Director

Kawana Anthony worked in various roles within the senior living industry for over 12 years before coming to GranVida Senior Living to serve as executive director. She has a background in hotel and restaurant management and has served as a business office director, executive director and regional executive director specialist. Kawana is a Texas native who loves sports, travelling and all things that have to do with the L.A. Dodgers and Pittsburgh Steelers. A fun fact about Kawana? She traveled with the circus in her twenties!

Whitney LaBrie

Director of Sales and Marketing

Whitney LaBrie serves as the director of Sales and Marketing for GranVida and has worked in the senior living industry since 2009. In 2020, Whitney won the California Assisted Living Association Director of the Year award for her passion. She loves to think outside the box and focuses on events that transform the way people think about senior living. When she is not traveling during her free time, you will find her at home, baking, painting and building dollhouses.

Kiara Estrella

Health and Wellness Director

Kiara Estrella has spent nearly eight years in the senior living and nursing field. She worked as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) for six years before transitioning to her current role as health and wellness director.

Outside of work, you can find Kiara traveling, exploring outdoors or doing some sort of exercise to stay active. Kiara has been to 17 countries so far with more on her bucket list.

Maribel Castro

Maribel Castro

Business Office Director

Maribel Castro has spent nearly three years in the senior living circle. Before transitioning to senior care, Maribel ran a childcare business.

Outside of work, Maribel loves to walk her four dogs on the beautiful beaches around the area.

Felipe Flores

Generations Program Director

Felipe Flores is a medical graduate from Xochicalco Mexicali Campus, licensed as a general doctor. He came to the U.S. to pursue a degree in psychiatric medicine and has fallen in love with his role of directing memory care and programming.

Joanne Wilcott

Vibrant Life Director

Joanne Wilcott has worked with seniors for four years. She has experience in the generations program working with memory care residents as well as the more medical side of senior care. Her enthusiasm and devotion to her residents has never wavered.

Joanne is originally from Wisconsin and is a huge Green Bay Packers fan. In her free time, you can find Joanne tending to her garden, walking on the beach, painting or spending time with her family.

Jose Tafolla Cervantes

Culinary Services Director

Jose Tafolla Cervantes grew up in a small town in Mexico called Guanajuatillo. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in various IT realms. He worked in that field for a bit before feeling called to serve others. Jose joined the GranVida family in September of 2019 after working in a few other culinary roles. His favorite part of his job? “To achieve that smile of happiness and hear them say that they like my food, food that I prepare with so much love for them.”

Robert Garcia

Building Services Director

Robert Garcia has spent over 20 years in the construction and maintenance field. He is a Navy Veteran and avid sports enthusiast. Robert loves his job, especially the challenges that come along with it.

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