Meet our leadership.

Everyone on our team – from housekeeping to dining, maintenance to medical – is committed to delivering the finest retirement experience to every resident, every day. And they’re led by a group of hardworking individuals who focus on moving East Ridge at Cutler Bay 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.

lucienne_reeseLucienne “Lucy” Reese is the administrator at our Three Palms health center, and has oversight of Palm Court assisted living at Three Palms. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Miami, and a master’s degree in management from St. Thomas University. A registered nurse, she is currently licensed as a nursing home administrator in the state of Florida, and has been in the long-term care industry for over 25 years.

ken_gouldKen has been with East Ridge since 2008, when he accepted a position as director of environmental services. In 2011, Ken was recognized by Life Care Services for his green initiatives on our campus. In early 2015, Ken’s responsibilities were expanded to include operations and environmental services. He has a bachelor’s degree in management and supervision and an associate’s degree in health services administration.

virginia_duggan_revVirginia Duggan was born and raised in the Coral Gables and South Miami area, attending Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and graduating from Barry University with a master’s degree in social work. Before coming to East Ridge, she worked with the state of Florida Health and Rehabilitative Services’ Aging and Adult Unit and Jewish Family Services. She came to East Ridge in 1989 , performing social services and case management for independent living and assisted living . In 2010, she became director of the lifestyles department, developing the department to meet the psychosocial needs of the residents, and promoting and maintaining residents’ overall well-being.

Robert comes to East Ridge with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of kitchen and food service operation. He got his start in 1997 as executive chef for Williams Island country club in North Miami Beach. He has also worked as executive chef for Sofitel Miami, Classic Residence by Hyatt in Aventura, and Charlie’s Restaurant in Bel Air, California.

staff_david1David previously served as executive director of the St. Camillus Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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.