Meet our leadership.

Everyone on our team – from housekeeping to dining, maintenance to medical – is committed to delivering the highest-quality retirement experience to every resident, every day. And they’re led by a group of hardworking individuals who focus on moving The Village at Gainesville successfully into the future.

Each of our professionals has diverse industry experience and senior living knowledge. But they share the desire to continually improve our community, and your retirement living experience.


Rebecca-Catalanotto
Rebecca has more than 15 years of experience of progressive health care experience, with her focus on management, leadership and working with the senior population. Rebecca served as the Director of Health Services at The Village for 5 years, overseeing all assisted living services, The Village Vitality Program, the private duty home care program and the entire Health Services staff. In her role as Executive Director Rebecca has overall responsibility and accountability for strategic, operational and financial performance of The Village. Rebecca is accountable for providing exemplary executive leadership, planning and directing the overall on-going operations of The Village in accordance with the Values, Vision and Mission of The Village.

Before coming to The Village, Rebecca served for 12 years as director North Florida Regional Medical Center’s senior health care centers, working to enhance primary care services to seniors of in Gainesville, Starke and Melrose.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling and a Master of Health Science degree in rehabilitation science, both from the University of Florida.

Tom-HammondAs director of operations, Tom provides leadership and oversight of company business operations including strategic planning, financial and budgetary management, leadership succession and training, and safety/regulatory compliance. He has more than 15 years of IT and business management experience, including management roles with the Department of Transportation as a member of the technology research and development team and senior support, and with the Levy County School Board as a network engineer.

He is a graduate of Santa Fe College Computer Science Program and holds several high-level IT certifications.

Ann-CarneyAnn started with The Village in 2007, as a Marketing Representative. She was directly involved with the marketing of, and fill up of the expansion of The Village in 2009. In 2011, she was promoted to her current role of Marketing and Sales Director. “I am very proud to work with a team that is passionate for others and has the highest standard of integrity.”

Mark-AdamsMark joined us from his most recent position at Kennedy Space Center, where he served as the Culinary Director for Blue Sky Catering. Mark has an impressive and diverse professional background, including Culinary Director at The Brennity at Melbourne, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and Executive Chef at The Palencia Club in Saint Augustine. Mark’s professional background, leadership experience and warm and engaging personality make him a great match for our leader of Dining Services.  His desire to connect with, grow and develop associates and his passion for providing an exceptional dining experience will make him very successful in this role.

CarolynShe is also a Geriatric Care Manager and a certified Trainer, Coach, and Consultant for Teepa Snow’s Positive™ Approach to Care.  Carolyn’s educational background includes a BA in Economics from Fairfield University, an MBA from the University of Nebraska, and a Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida.

Carolyn has worked in the Gainesville community since 1995, and because of her own family situation, has pursued a career path specializing in dementia care.  She has been with the Village since April 2015, and since then, she has led an initiative focused on facilitating high levels of well-being for those living with dementia and all in their circle of care.  Carolyn’s is a true believer in Teepa Snow’s philosophy that “in the right setting with the right care, any GEM can shine.”  This holds true for every human being, regardless of cognitive or physical status, and you will see evidence of the infusion of this philosophy into the culture here at the Village.

~textDavid previously served as executive director of the St. Camillus Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisc., for 15 years. He formed active planned giving committees and worked with volunteers to secure support for those in assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care, ultimately raising $16 million to help seniors. He has worked as a volunteer, committee member and board member for local chapters of both the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and was president of the Southeast Wisconsin chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.