Mary Grace oversees each care center department - from dining service to nursing care - and provides a quality experience to our residents. She works closely with her team of nurses to develop a personalized approach for every person at the care center. Mary Grace joined Vi at Highlands Ranch care team in 2013, and has received her master's degree in nursing.
Suzanne McFarland enhances both resident and employee satisfaction through oversight and management of the human resources function at Vi at Highlands Ranch. She recruits and develops top employees who have a passion for working with older adults. Suzanne has over 10 years of experience in human resources.
As Director of Accounting, Tom Pluta is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the accounting and finance functions at Vi at Highlands Ranch. He has extensive experience working in the senior living industry. Tom received his bachelor’s degree from North Park University and master’s degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Executive Chef Greg Strickland oversees the culinary program for Vi at Highlands Ranch, including menu creation and food preparation. Greg, originally from Hialeah, Florida, has more than 20 years of culinary experience, and is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC), Certified Dietary Manager (CDM), and a Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP).
Lisa helps to manage the quality of care and services provided to residents of the Vi at Highlands Ranch Care Center which includes Assisted Living, Memory Support and Skilled Nursing accommodations. Lisa also oversees the Care Center nursing staff, and works directly with the Care Center Administrator to develop individualized patient plans. She has more than 20 years of experience working in long-term care, and senior living communities.
Rachel assists independent living residents and their family members should they need support during a change in a resident’s health. She also works to ensure residents receive the appropriate level of care and service while in independent living. Additionally, Rachel oversees wellness amenities, and manages our concierge and valet services.