The KR Management Team
The KR Management team creates and maintains secure, beautiful and comfortable environments that offer a variety 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 unit of its kind 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 two 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 five years, while at Avante, she has served alongside the staff in 21 SNF and four ALF’s in three 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 that 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 six 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 eight 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.
Heather McKamey– VP of Human Resources
Heather McKamey utilizes over 20 years of human resource management experience to identify core strategic business drivers and implement programming that improves organizational outcomes at all levels. Ms. McKamey is a dynamic trainer who has trained thousands of employees from the executive leadership level to the front-line team member. She earned a Masters in Business Administration from Ashford University and holds a SPHR and SHRM-SCP.
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, Paul has succeeded as a Project Manager, Quality Control, and Project Architect. He 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 pre-design, 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.
Ryan Carlson –Senior Living Director
Ryan Carlson joined the KR team in July of 2018. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Wellness from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC and began his healthcare leadership in 2009. Over the past 9 years he has had the privilege of working in a variety of healthcare settings, including long term care, assisted living, independent living and medical resorts. With a background in single and multi-facility management, acquisitions, new construction, and human resources, he is passionate about creating a culture of development where every person, staff and resident, feels cared for and valued. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, licensed in Indiana and Ohio (and soon to be Florida).