Owner and Director, B.A., C.N.A.
About me: I was born and raised in Switzerland and started my career in the hospitality industry as a hotel manager. I moved to Florida in 1989, and after graduating from USF with a degree in Finance I worked in the financial industry for 22 years. While managing a successful career and family life, I was struggling to care for my mother with dementia and finding the right level of support and care. My personal challenge to care for an elderly family member while continuing to work, prompted my decision to leave my corporate job to start an adult day care center to help other people in our community who face a similar challenge by providing them with a flexible and affordable elder care option.
Interests: I love to spend time with my family. I am also an avid gardener, beekeeper and volunteer for our local schools and Girl Scout Council. Treasurer of the Florida Adult Day Services Association. Alzheimer's Association Support Group Facilitator.
Education: Hotel Management School (Switzerland), B.A. in Finance (USF), Florida Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.), First Aid, CPR and AED Certified, Med Tech Certified, Certified Dementia Live Coach, Alzheimer's Care, Certified Alzheimer's Support Group Facilitator
Languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish and French
Mary Jo Allison
Center Nurse, RN
About me: I was born and raised in Michigan. I moved to Florida in 1973 and raised my children here. I have worked in many healthcare settings over 40 years of nursing. My most recent work was as a Certified Case Manager advocating for and teaching patients.
Interests: I am a visual artist painting in acrylic. I have years of experience in dog care and training including search and rescue. I believe we all continue to learn and grow every day.
Education: Associates in Nursing from Saint Petersburg College and a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration from Dade College. National Certified Case Manager, First Aid, CPR and AED Certified, Alzheimer's Care
About me: I was born in Nashville TN. I lived in Indianapolis Indiana for about 10 years. I moved to Florida in 1990 as a result of my father's job transfer to Bay Pines VA as a Chaplain. I have worked in Adult Day Centers for 14 years before joining Sea Breeze Adult Day Center.
Interests: I am licensed Zumba instructor since 2012. I teach a Zumba class twice a week. I also have my REFIT license which is similar to Zumba but mostly Faith based music to reach the community. I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, & church family.
Education: Bachelors in Social Work, Licensed CNA.; CPR, First Aid, AED certified, Alzheimer’s Care. Alzheimer's Care
Center Nurse, RN
About me: I have been a long-time St. Petersburg resident and have worked for 33 years as a registered nurse. Prior to joining the team at Sea Breeze Adult Day Center I worked 15 years at Suncoast Hospice providing compassionate in-home care to our patients. I have always enjoyed working with people and making a difference in their lives.
Interests: I love spending time with family and friends. I am an avid reader and enjoy gardening and cooking. I have a passion for history and museums. I was an active volunteer for many years at our local schools.
Education: ADRN University of Toledo, Florida Licensed R.N., CPR & First Aid Certified, Alzheimer's Care Training
About me: I am a rare Florida native. I grew up and still live in Pinellas Park. I have worked for 26 years in property management before working for a professional guardian providing companion care to seniors. I joined the Sea Breeze team in mid 2018 and have loved working there ever since.
Interests: I love to spend time with my family and dogs. I have a passion for trivia of all kinds. I also enjoy attending classic rock concerts with my adult son.
Education: Graduated from Gibbs High School, First Aid, CPR and AED Certified, Alzheimer's Care training
Administrative & Marketing Associate, A.A.
About me: I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. I moved to Florida in 2000 with my family. I attended High School and College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since graduating from college I have been working in child care and marketing design, which has allowed me to use my passion for working with people as well as my creative side.
Interests: I love exploring different areas of Florida and capturing its beauty on camera. I also enjoy beekeeping and jewelry making.
Education: A.A. in Arts, A.S. in Graphic Design. (St. Petersburg College)
Languages: English and Spanish
About me: I have been a resident of Largo for 2 1/2 years and have worked as a registered nurse for 28 year in Venezuela. Before joining the team at Sea Breeze Adult Day Center, I worked with cardiovascular and critically ill patients. I was also the lead manager for two Venezuelan hospitals. Since moving to Florida I have been providing support and care to seniors with physical and cognitive needs.
Interests: I love spending time with my daughters. I also enjoy baking, dancing, theater and be able to entertain people.
Education: ADRN University of Venezuela (R.N)., Management in Health Services U.C.A.B, Venezuela, CPR Certified, Alzheimer's Care.
Languages: Spanish and English
Liliana Paredes De Ferrer
About me: I have been living in St. Petersburg, FL for about 5 years. I was born and raised in Venezuela, where I attended the University Romulo Gallegos and subsequently worked as a registered nurse for 15 years before moving to the U.S.. Prior to joining the Sea Breeze team, I worked for a home health company providing care and companionship to people living with memory loss. I have always enjoyed working with people and making a positive difference in their lives.
Interests: I love spending time and entertaining my family and friends with good home cooked meals and quality time together. I also enjoy going to the movies.
Education: ADRN University Romulo Gallegos Venezuela (R.N.), CPR & First Aid Certified, Med Tech Certified, Alzheimer's Care
Languages: Spanish and English
Program Assistant/Therapy Dog
About me: I was born in 2015, but I can't remember where. I was taken care by my foster family in Sebastian, FL when I gave birth to 4 healthy puppies. When my puppies were 8 weeks old I was adopted by my current mommy, Natalie, who I love very much. I get to go to work with her every day and help out making everyone happy.
Interests: I love chasing squirrels and lizards in our backyard. I also like to go on long walks, play with my toys and take long naps on our sofa. I am very social and love to be with people especially if they pet me and give me belly rubs.
Education: I can follow about 20 commands and love to get a treat for doing what I am told.
Languages: Doggie Talk
Call us at 727-623-9092
"Improving the lives of seniors and
family caregivers one day at a time"
About me: (to be added soon)
Education: Alzheimer's Care
Sea Breeze Adult Day Center, LLC
Florida License # 9379