Becky Hancock

Program Assistant (Joined Aug 2019)


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. 


Languages: English

Mary Jo Allison

Center Nurse, RN (Joined Aug 2019)

 

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 


Languages: English

Natalie Lemke

​Founder/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. Past Treasurer of the Florida Adult Day Services Association. Certified Alzheimer's Association Support Group Facilitator and member of the DCCI (Dementia Care & Cure Initiative) Task Force for Pinellas & Pasco counties. 

​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

Patricia Cholak

Center Nurse, RN (Joined Jan 2017)

 

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

Languages: English

St. Petersburg, St Pete, Sea Breeze Adult Day Center, Dementia, Adult day center, Alzheimer's

Julieta Valera

Program Assistant (Joined April 2018)

 

About me: I have been a resident of Largo for 3.5 years and had worked as a registered nurse in Venezuela for 28 years. 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 

Activities Lead (Joined Jan 2019)

 

About me: I have been living in St. Petersburg, FL for about 6 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

Adriana Uruena

Administrative & Marketing Associate, A.A. (Joined Feb 2017)

 

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

Bella Lemke

Program Assistant/Therapy Dog (Joined May 2017)

 

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 15 commands and love to get a treat for doing what I am told. 


Languages: Doggie Talk

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         family caregivers one day at a time"

Carol Butler

Program Assistant (Joined May 2018)

 

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


Languages: English

Allie Cannon

Program Assistant (Joined Jan 2018)

 

About me: (to be added soon)

Interests: 


​Education: Alzheimer's Care , Pursuing A.A. At St. Petersburg College


Languages: English