Meet our leadership.

Read more about our associates below – just click to expand each person’s bio.

ross_dickmannRoss has nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the senior living business. He’s led successful openings and ongoing operations of premier retirement communities in Northern Virginia, Aventura, Florida, and Austin, Texas. Prior to his career in senior living, Ross dedicated over 20 years of active service in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Master Chief Petty Officer. As a well-known leader in senior living, Ross has received numerous awards and special recognition in his career for achievements, including resident satisfaction, fiscal management, highest sustained occupancy, and excellence in hospitality.

Anthony joined SantaFe Senior Living in 2012 as the Administrative Fellow with our sister community, The Village at Gainesville. He holds a bachelor’s degree in both Economics and Accounting, as well as a master’s in Health Administration from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Anthony is also certified as an Assisted Living Administrator and Extended Congregate Care Supervisor through the state of Florida.His favorite part about senior living is spending time with the residents and listening to old stories. Anthony has a strong background in customer service and hospitality, and is passionate about making The Terraces at Bonita Springs the premier senior living community in southwest Florida.

amy_englishAmy was among the first graduating class with a major in human services from Florida Gulf Coast University. Since then she has been actively working in the industry. She believes it takes a passion for the business to be successful. Amy enjoys boating, shopping, cooking and spending time with her family.

18 years in various roles within Sheraton Hotels, most recently as executive chef at Hotel Roanoke in Virginia. He earned his bachelor of science degree in culinary management from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and has held apprenticeships in Williamsburg, Va., first at Kingsmill Resort, then at Colonial Williamsburg. He is also an active member of the American Culinary Federation.

amy_englishGerry is passionate about food and delivering hospitality by making residents and guests feel great about their dining experience each and every day. Gerry’s senior living experience spans twenty+ years in positions of leadership including Senior Director of Dining Services, Regional Director of Dining Services and Executive Chef. With additional experience in the hospitality field in food and beverage management roles in hotels, caters, country clubs and restaurants. Gerry holds a Baccalaureate degree in Foodservice Management and an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University. Before relocating to SWFL, Gerry hailed from Collingswood, New Jersey.

amy_englishJamie Cavanaugh hails from Austin, Texas and has a passion for the senior living industry. She has been with SantaFe Senior Living since 2013 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is working toward her MBA. Additional certifications include: MEPAP 1 for Activity Directors and ALF Administrator. As Director of Operations, Jamie believes in providing a premier living experience for seniors with a focus on hospitality and well-being. Jamie enjoys saltwater fishing, yoga, and taking her dog, Wally, to the park.

jenna_dreseJenna is a native Floridian originally from Titusville, home of the Kennedy Space Center. Jenna joined The Terraces team as a marketing assistant just a few months after marketing was started. If you’ve called or visited the Information Center, you’ve likely met Jenna and heard her welcoming voice. Jenna’s hobbies include reading, playing basketball and spending quality time with her family.

David 102015cDavid 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.