Our Amazing Staff

Beach House people are amazing! It starts with you, of course – our residents and neighbors. And, our staff is experienced, compassionate, and professional.

Your transition to Beach House promises to be a smooth one. Our staff has worked with numerous families to assist during this important transition. We work closely with every new resident to ensure their move goes as smoothly as possible, from settling into their new home to meeting new friends at meal time, and everything in between.

Beach House Assisted Living & Memory Care at Wiregrass Ranch

813-508-6677

30070 State Road 56 Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Bonnie Berkman – Executive Director

Bonnie has been with Wind River Companies for 3 and a half years both in Texas and Florida and joined the Beach House team in October of 2019. She has been working with seniors for over 17 years in Assisted Living, Memory Care, Home Health and Hospice as a Regional Director of Operations and a Regional Director of Sales as well as an Executive Director. She is a licensed Assisted Living Administrator in Florida and Texas and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Bonnie is very passionate about Senior Living and the residents she serves. She has a caring, compassionate heart and her goal is to ensure her residents are happy, healthy and exceptionally well cared for at the Beach
House.

Wendy Chaloux – LPN- Director of Nursing

Wendy joined Beach House in October 2019 and currently serves as Wellness Director. She supports our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents and their families with over 20 years of nursing and healthcare experience. Prior to Beach House, Wendy worked as a Nursing and Community Director for assisted living communities in Washington State and the Tampa Bay area. Wendy believes that remaining “ever mindful of the needs of others” is the key to providing exceptional care and compassion to our residents. Wendy is a nursing graduate of Sprott-Shaw College and received her Masters degree from Laurentian University.

Karen Mueses – LPN- Memory Care Director

A nursing graduate of Rasmussen College, Karen worked as a pediatric nurse before joining Beach House in the summer of 2018. Demonstrating her enthusiastic dedication to the Beach House community, Karen worked as a floor nurse in both the Assisted Living and Memory Care departments before accepting the position of Memory Care Director in November 2019. A consistently compassionate nursing leader, Karen readily shares her wonderful sense of humor with residents and staff alike.

Gabriella Sciarrillo – Director of Sales and Marketing

With more than 10 years in the Senior Housing Industry, Gabriella is driven, focused and experienced in helping older adults and their family members make decisions as they together explore the next step in their journey. Prior to joining the team at Beach House, she held positions as General Manager, Pre-Rental Sales Manager as well as a Strategic Sales Leader and was responsible for managing operations, census development and external marketing outreach efforts in Independent Living Communities across the country.

Gabriella strives for success and is truly dedicated in sharing her knowledge and skills to support you while navigating through all the challenges that many of our seniors face today. Her goal is to ensure that the Beach House is the premiere Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in the Tampa Bay Area.

Heather D’Andrea – Business Office Director

I am a Florida native, born and raised right here in Tampa. I have 7 years of business office management experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. I am so pleased to be a part of the Beach House management team and I am dedicated to providing our residents with friendly, compassionate and professional service. I am always here to help.

Emily Cocilova – Life Enrichment Director

Emily was born and raised in Rochester, New York, but has been living in the Tampa area for six years. She has worked in Life Enrichment at assisted living communities for over three years. Graduating with a bachelors in Art Therapy from the University of Tampa, she has experience working with individuals to help them maintain mental, physical and overall healthy well-being. Emily strives to keep our residents engaged, active and give them meaningful purpose as they reside at Beach House.

Glynn Griffin – Culinary Director

Chef Glynn is the Culinary Director at Beach House Wiregrass. Glynn graduated from The Academy in Lakeland, Florida, specializing in Culinary Arts. He has been working as a Chef for nearly 40 years, with experience in leading the kitchen staff in restaurants, hotels and assisted living. Chef Glynn has been at Beach House since August 2019. His work ethic and leadership, both inside and outside of work, have proven that he is a valued member of the Beach House Family.

John Smith – Director, Plant Operations

John comes to us with over 14 years facility maintenance experience. He was born and raised in London England but has lived locally in the area for about 20 years. Johns goal is to create a comfortable environment for all the residents.