The KR Management Team
The KR Management team creates and maintains secure, beautiful and comfortable environments that offer a various range of apartment styles and sizes, resident concierge services, life enriching activities and dining and transportation services. For residents who need care, we offer assistance in our assisted living communities and provide licensed professionals to assist with daily living around the clock. The resident’s quality of life is enriched with our social activities and opportunities for personal pursuits.
Terry L. Russell – Managing Partner
Terry L. Russell’s previous position was Senior Vice President of American Lifestyles, the retirement and Assisted Living Division of Life care Centers of America. As Senior Vice President of American Lifestyles, Mr. Russell was responsible for over $50 Million in annual revenues through the management and development of 40 properties. Prior to joining Life Care, Terry was President of Cambridge Healthcare Services, Inc., a long-term care management company located in Sarasota, FL. He has more than 20 years of experience developing and managing continuum care retirement communities and is a licensed skilled nursing facility administrator. In 1993, Terry was honored with the distinguished Administrator of the Year award from the Florida Health Care Association for his development of a state of the art skilled pediatric unit in a skilled nursing facility. This was the second such unit in the state of Florida at that time.
Philip “Phil” Kelsey – Chief Operations Officer
A graduate from the University of South Florida with a degree in Business Administration, Phil J Kelsey joined KR Management as the Director of Financial Services in March of 2009. His professional background was established in the banking industry that ultimately culminated as a Senior Vice President of a private banking division. He has been in the private sector for 20 years as a small business owner and real estate investor.
Ryan Rockefeller, CPA – Chief Financial Officer
Ryan Rockefeller, a CPA, joined KR Management as the Director of Accounting in August 2009. For the 2 years prior, he was the Controller for all of KR Management’s properties. Ryan Rockefeller received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from Clearwater Christian College. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from Liberty University.
Tina Solava – Senior Vice President
Tina joined KR Management in August, 2009. With over sixteen years experience in Sales and Marketing, Tina initially served at Oak Manor Senior Living Community as the Director of Marketing for KR Management’s 16-acre property in Largo. By addressing the needs of the local community, re-branding Oak Manor’s logo, marketing materials and encouraging a change in services and amenities to meet a changing demographic of seniors, Oak Manor reached its census budget in the Assisted Living, Independent Living and Skilled Nursing Facility in short order.
In September of 2012, Tina moved into the Director of Marketing at KR Management and in August of 2016, was promoted to Director of Operations and Marketing. She specializes in sales training & mentoring, providing creative direction on advertising and design for print, web & social media platforms, increasing tour activity through sales technique and increasing close ratios. She is an active member of numerous marketing groups, FALA and is a certified ALF Administrator.
Debbie Afasano, BSN– Vice President of Clinical Services
Deborah Afasano, BSN, is a certified Director of Nursing, Interact Trainer, ELNEC end of life trainer, and health care risk manager. She has taught for the USF Health Care Risk Management Program since 2006. Her diverse nursing background spans over 35 years, in acute and LTC settings. Debbie, has served as a VP of Clinical Services for over 9 years, for two multi state companies. For the past 5 years, while at Avante, she has served alongside the staff in 21 SNF and 4 ALF’s in 3 states. Her passion for nursing is visible in her focus on Resident centered care, Leadership, QAPI, Culture Change, Customer service, and Regulatory Readiness. She is also an advocate for staff, and proudly shares she began as an LPN, has taught C.N.A. classes, and values the opportunity to connect to the staff that “make a difference at the bedside”. She believes in mentoring staff to be empowered, embrace their gifts, and know how important they are. Her prior expertise includes 6 years as Director of Clinical Services for Florida Health Care Association. She continues to represent long term care through participation on the FHCA Quality Cabinet, Regulatory Committee, and the Senior Clinicians Council she founded in 2009. Debbie is a state and national educator on diverse Long Term Care topics, and a published author. While she was Director of Nursing for 8 years at Bon Scours Maria Manor, the facility was awarded the JCAHO Ernest Codman award for process improvement in Wound Care, and a Gold Seal recipient.
Michele A. Mathews, PHR, SHRM-CP – Director of Human Resources & Safety
Michele joined KR Management, LLC as Director of Human Resources and Safety in February of 2013 and is also the Co-chair for KR Management, Risk Mitigation, HIPAA and Corporate Compliance teams.
Michele has 17+ years of progressive experience in Human Resources Management services with the last 6+ in the Senior Care and Living Industries. Prior to specializing in the Senior Living industry, she held multiple positions in one of Florida’s specialty Human Resource Management organizations.
Michele is responsible for the development, oversight, and administration of all facility-level employment management programs – acquisition, start-ups, employment life-cycle planning, employee training, safety initiatives, employee discipline management and turnaround projects. In addition, Michele coordinates relevant data and trend analyses between corporate departments, facility management and third party insurance teams in the areas of workers’ compensation (cost, frequency, and severity), employee health care administration, and compliance management issues.
In addition to a PHR and SHRM-CP, Michele has an AA in Psychology, is pursuing a BS in Business and Human Resources Management, ALF Core Certified, RED Cross Instructor for BLS & CPR/AED/First Aid and an OSHA Authorized General Industry Instructor. Michele is active in SHRM, HR Tampa Member and The Villages High School’s Construction Management Advisory Board.
Paul Dengler – Director of Construction Development
Education: Studies in Architectural Technology, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Paul is a highly experienced and dedicated Director of Construction Operations for KR Management, Inc. with more than 40 years knowledge and experience in planning, designing, detailing and coordinating of architectural and engineering disciplines. During his career Mr. Dengler has succeeded as a Project Manager, Quality Control, and Project Architect. Mr Dengler also operated as Designer for a wide variety of project types, with a strong emphasis on Multi-family, Senior Living, Health Care, Commercial, Hospitality, Office, and Institutional Projects. Paul has a working knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal building codes, AHCA codes and regulations, built environment and remarkable expertise in client servicing, contract negotiations, preparation of pre-design documents, zoning and planning issues, design development, cost estimating and budget preparation, construction drawings, construction administration, tracking project performance and monitoring the team dynamics. His responsibilities have included predesign, construction documents, construction administration, client and consultant coordination, specifications and bidding. His diversity in new, renovation, ADA, AHCA and remodel projects in conjunction with his vast experience makes him an instrumental team player and leader.