Meet the Team
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!
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.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Claudette Geller was born and raised in the Philippines and graduated from the University of Santo Tomas. She traveled all over Asia for job training, including Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, China and Vietnam before beginning her career in England. She eventually relocated to the U.S. and began working in the senior living space several years ago. She has served in many roles during her time in this field – Vibrant Life director, admissions director and even administrator – but has found a new passion in her director of sales and marketing position.
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.
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.
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.”
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.