Team

Valerie Howe

Valerie Howe

Executive Director

Valerie has been the Executive Director since 2015. She is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the community, ensuring quality care and services are provided to residents and achieving high resident satisfaction. Valerie has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, and served in a wide variety of roles from certified nursing aid; to long term care nurse in a skilled facility; to project manager in a private practice office; to Director of Nursing in assisted living; to Executive Director in assisted living. Valerie was previously Bloom at Bluffton's Community Relations Director and came to Bloom from an assisted living community in Beaufort, South Carolina where she served as Executive Director. She holds an Associate of Arts and a Practical Nursing Degree from The Technical College of the Lowcounty, as well as, a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from South University. Valerie is licensed in the State of South Carolina as a Community Residential Care Facility Administrator as well as a Licensed Practical Nurse. When she is not working, Valerie spends time with her large family enjoying life and living each day to the fullest.

Jillian Staub, LPN

Jillian Staub, LPN

Wellness Director

Jillian has been the Wellness Director since 2015. She is responsible for overseeing resident health care services, the medication delivery system, in-service training of the Health Services Department and conducting assessments.

Artemus

Artemus "Artie" Edwards

Dietary Service Director

Artie has been the Dietary Service Director at Bloom at Hilton Head since 2013. He is responsible for overseeing the Dietary Department and makes delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals from scratch every day for our residents using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Our residents enjoy a five-star dining experience lead by Artie filled with a rich assortment of menu options. In collaboration with our Registered Dietician, Artie incorporates resident’s personal recipes, special requests, old time favorites and specific dietary needs so our well-balanced gourmet menus are designed with their health, personal tastes and preferences in mind. Understanding how important great food is to our residents, Artie is consistently introducing exciting new cuisines for the community to enjoy. He has been in the food service and hospitality industry for over 25 years. Over his illustrious career, Artie has been the Food Services Director and Head Chef at numerous restaurants, bakeries and national senior living providers, including Brookdale Senior Living, Five Star Senior Living, Sunwest Management and Life Care Services.

Brian Houlihan

Brian Houlihan

Community Relations Director

Brian has been the Community Relations Director at Bloom at Hilton Head since 2013. He is responsible for sales and marketing and has helped numerous families find placement for their loved ones. Brian previously worked for a national Assisted Living and Memory Care provider, Brookdale Senior Living, as a Medical Technician and for Home Helpers of the Lowcountry as a Home Health Caretaker. He has also worked in retail, merchandising and design. Brian’s extensive sales expertise, clinical background and long-standing dedication to seniors make him a tremendous resource for families and professionals. He attended Boston College and Albertus Magnus College earning degrees in economics and psychology.

Donna Brinker

Donna Brinker

Business Office Manager

Donna has been the Business Office Manager at Bloom at Hilton Head since 2015. She is responsible for maintaining day-to-day business office operations and procedures, including payroll, rent deposits and resident billing.

Jaziel Green

Jaziel Green

Life Enrichment Coordinator

Jaziel has been the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Bloom at Hilton Head since 2013. She is responsible for planning and coordinating community-sponsored activity, exercise and wellness programs for Assisted Living residents, as well as, ensuring our residents continue to live life to their fullest potential, enjoying their favorite activities while discovering new ones, and blooming into their best selves through growth and discovery. Jaziel is a seasoned event planner. Her creativity and enthusiasm is second to none. Previously, Jaziel worked for Southern Assisted Living and Brookdale Senior Living, national providers of Assisted Living and Memory Care, as their Activity Director in Bluffton, South Carolina. She has also served as the Executive Director / Manager for a privately owned condominium community in Bluffton. Jaziel received numerous awards, including Caregiver of the Year, Best Activity Director and Volunteer of the Year. She is a graduate of San Jose University in San Jose, California and received degrees in Criminal Justice, Psychology and Child Development. She holds a license in Property Management.

Sandra

Sandra "Sandy" Haines

Life Enrichment Coordinator (Memory Care)

Sandy has been the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Bloom at Hilton Head since 2013. She is responsible for planning and coordinating community-sponsored activity, exercise and wellness programs for Memory Care residents, as well as, ensuring our residents continue to live life to their fullest potential, enjoying their favorite activities while discovering new ones, and blooming into their best selves through growth and discovery. Alzheimer’s and dementia does not stop an artist from wanting to paint, a fisherman from wanting to fish or a dancer from wanting to dance. While some residents may have lost their short term memories, Sandy’s mission, through our specialized programming and full calendar of activities and wellness programs, is to stimulate the long term memories that remain intact allowing our residents to continue being who they have always been. Sandy has lived in Hilton Head for over 40 years and has close ties with the local community, museums, art groups and recreational facilities, where she enjoys taking our residents. She enjoys singing and formed a singing group (“Joyful Noise”) with other members of her Church. They entertain our residents. She is also a Master Gardener and enjoys knitting, crochet, needlepoint, puzzles and brainteasers. Previously, Sandy worked for Brookdale Senior Living, a national provider of Assisted Living and Memory Care, as its Activity Director responsible for Memory Care programming in Hilton Head. She has also served as a Mechanical Technician Foreman, Certified Additions Counselor, Laboratory Technician and Certified Landscape Professional at various research centers, hospitals and medical centers before working with seniors and their families. Sandy attended University of Vermont.

John Taylor

John Taylor

Director of Maintenance

John has been the Director of Maintenance at Bloom at Hilton Head since 2013. He is responsible for maintenance, repairs and improvements to the community. John loves working and interacting with our residents on a daily basis to ensure their homes and surroundings are in a safe condition and our residents are happy. He previously served as a Project Coordinator for Brookdale Senior Living overseeing maintenance for Assisted Living and Memory Care communities in North and South Carolina. John has over 25 years of experience across Project Management, Business Development and Application Development. He has worked for the United States Postal Service, antique stores and tool supply companies. John graduated from UNC-Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College. He served for nearly 20 years on the Board of Directors and as President for the Postal Credit Union, and for over 10 years on the Board of Southeastern Workers Conference. He has been the Deacon of his Church and volunteers, through his Church, with young groups. He also volunteers for various education centers and at Girl Scouts camp. He holds the Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. John is an avid reader, advanced woodworker, experienced yachter and excellent golfer.

Terri Mack

Terri Mack

Director of Housekeeping

Terri has been the Director of Housekeeping at Bloom at Hilton Head since 2013. She is responsible for keeping our residents' homes and surroundings in a clean, comfortable and safe condition. Terri is a dedicated and professional, self-motivated achiever who simply gets the job done. She is respectful and pays attention to detail ensuring our residents are happy and proud to call our community home. Terri is a true asset. She has worked for our community over 10 years. She started as a Resident Assistant and was promoted to Director of Housekeeping.

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