Meet the Team

Rosemarie Reid

Rosemarie Reid

Executive Director

I have always had a passion for working with the elderly and their families. Both of my grandmothers lived with dementia and I was able to witness firsthand the love and compassion that was given to my grandmothers during a difficult time for our family.  These caregivers were angels and a god send to our family. This led me to devote my life to improving the lives of others. I began by volunteering at a Skilled Nursing Facility’s Memory Care Unit. I learned the importance of creating moments of joy and happiness for each resident and to help the resident’s family members find joy with their loved ones. I bring many years of experience working in Skilled Nursing, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care in upstate New York and in Central Florida. I have held the roles of Business Office Manager, Business Director, Healthcare Administrator, Assistant Executive Director, and Executive Director.

I am very passionate when it comes to improving the lives of our residents and our associates. I realize and understand that it takes a very special person to care for and have patience when working with the elderly. I love working side by side with our caregivers whether it is serving a meal or helping with programming. I always instill teamwork to give the best possible care to our residents and I also remind our associates that “Our Residents do not live in our workplace; we work in their home”.  

I enjoy spending time with my 3 beautiful grandchildren, cooking and baking Italian recipes handed down from my mother and grandmothers for my family and friends, going to the beach, visiting family and friends in upstate New York and my grandmother taught me the love of crochet. 

Yvette Jenkin

Yvette Jenkin

Director of Sales and Marketing

Yvette Jenkin is the Sales and Marketing Director at Alura Senior Living. She has nearly 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the tourism and senior living industries in Central Florida.

Yvette moved from her native Puerto Rico to Florida and began working in sales and marketing positions in the Orlando tourism industry. Yvette also worked as a sales and marketing manager for Delaware North at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for 8 years.

After transitioning to the senior living industry, Yvette has worked for several of the top assisted living and memory care properties in the area before bringing her passion and experience to the Alura team. 

The most rewarding part of Yvette’s work is helping seniors and their families find a community where they feel safe and can enjoy a fun, new way of senior living. 

Yvette, her husband and daughter live in Melbourne and enjoy playing golf, attending church, watching movies, volunteering, and driving Vanessa to her martial arts classes.

Yvette is excited to introduce Alura to seniors and family members. Call her for an appointment to tour our beautiful new community and she will greet you with a big smile.

Ruth Norman

Ruth Norman

Lifestyle Director

I started working with dementia residents 20 years ago and found I loved serving our senior population.  Watching our seniors thrive under the care and compassion they receive in an assisted living environment is simply amazing.  I believe that offering enriching programming along with outstanding care is paramount to providing quality of life for our residents.  I have committed to training associates to care for our memory care residents through the National Certified Dementia Practitioner training and am trained to offer the Virtual Dementia tour.  I have been a Memory Care Director for the past 15 years and am a licensed administrator for the state of Florida. Prior to moving to Florida and embarking on my career in senior living I worked for Yale University Medical School as a laboratory manager.

I believe that providing top notch care and having compassion is the key to our success.  Our staff is dedicated to our residents’ well-being, and I applaud their dedication.  We will grow our programming team, including new programs and themed weeks to celebrate our residents and staff.  Please stop by my office in the fitness center and say hello anytime.

After work, I love baking, knitting and gardening.  My husband and I have 4 children and 7 grandchildren they spread between Florida, Georgia, and our home state of Connecticut.

I look forward to getting to know all of you and your families.

Anthony Curtis

Anthony Curtis

Dining Director

Anthony was born in Bronx, New York, later relocating to Palm Bay, Florida, where he has been a resident for 28 years. He Graduated from Melbourne High School in 2005 and has been in food service for 15 plus years. He obtained a wide variety of experience ranging from fine dining, and catering, and for the last 6 years senior living. Anthony is engaged and has 3 daughters, who all mean the world to him and are the primary reason he strives for greatness each day of life. His passion for cooking was implanted in him at a young age; through the biggest and most influential women in his life, his mother and grandmother, who are no longer living, but forever alive in his heart. Anthony has a love for football since he was a child. He has recently fallen in love with fishing and is obsessed with making memories with his family. “I’m honored to be at Alura Senior Living, and I promise to put my heart in each meal we serve each day”.

Thaddeus Chapman

Director of Operations

Thad has been in the physical plant and preservation field for over 15 years. He is a United States Navy Veteran E-5 who served on the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Persian Gulf. The Navy instilled important core values in Thad like honor, courage and commitment and he applies those values to all situations.

Thad grew up with his grandparents who taught him skills which have been an asset to him throughout his life. His grandparents taught him to garden, play sports and other important skills which lead him to have a passion to help seniors as they raised him.

Thad is knowledgeable in assisted living maintenance processes and procedures which make him a valued asset. He strives to support the seniors of the community with any of their maintenance or housekeeping needs, so they have a comfortable standard of living.

During Thad’s free time his family and he love to fish, boat, and visit amusement parks. He enjoys teaching his children sports and exploring new places with them. Thad has dedicated himself to helping seniors and enjoys bringing them peace of mind. He is passionate about making sure the seniors of the community have exceptional care and support.

Lisa Jonson

Business Director

Lisa Johnson is the Business Office Director and she has over fifteen years of experience in accounting and clerical work. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and has lived in Brevard County for over seventeen years. Lisa previously worked for the Brevard County School District and she was also an accountant for a private school.

Lisa enjoys going to the beach with family and friends, and she is also a big fan of college sports. She especially enjoys spending Saturday’s in the fall watching college football games with her husband and son. Lisa loves interacting with Alura’s residents and family members. She is always ready to assist our residents and family members to ensure their experience meets Alura’s high standards. 

Krystal Robinson

Director of Nursing

I have been a licensed practical nurse for 8 years. I will be graduating in April receiving my registered nursing license. I have 4 years’ experience in the role of Director of Nurses at other Assisted Living Communities in the Melbourne area.

While growing up in a very close-knit family, I helped care for my grandparents. I have always had compassion and empathy to care for our elderly population. I love learning from and hearing about our resident’s life stories!

I was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida. I currently live in Melbourne with my loving husband and our 2 children. I love spending time with my family. In my spare time I love to read and write.

Nursing is my true calling and passion. Being a nurse is one of my greatest accomplishments. I love caring for others. 

Mary Quinn

Memory Care Coordinator

A native of the Sunshine State, I was born and raised on Miami Beach. Nine years ago we decided to make Viera our home.

For thirty years I was the Executive Administrator of a thriving dental practice in Aventura, Fl. In that role, I enjoyed growing the practice, supporting the patients, and co-creating a team-based environment for all to flourish. In 2015 when I retired, I was prepared to embrace this new phase of my life until I discovered my deeper sense of purpose, working in a memory care community.

My passionate commitment is to contribute to a safe and joyous environment for all the residents who call Alura their home. Everyday I enjoy building relationships with the residents and the staff. Being part of a fine tuned team motivates me to do my best.

Personally, I have been married to my husband Rick for 42 years, we have two grown daughters and one grandson who is nine. Our beloved labradoodle, Maggie, rules our roost.

When not at work, I am a backgammon wizard, enjoying any water sport, traveling and volunteering in my community

Join Our Team!


777 Roy Wall Blvd.
Rockledge, FL 32955


(321) 549-3980

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