Meet the Team

Brian McBee
Executive Director

Brian is a licensed and certified healthcare administrator (LNHA, CNHA, CALA) with more than 15 years of professional experience in senior healthcare operations.  With a degree in Psychology and Gerontology and dual M.A.’s in Management, Leadership and Human Resource Development, Brian has the broad knowledge needed to be a successful leader for Covenant Living.  Throughout his career, Brian has held many positions within the senior living industry including, Independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/memory care, skilled nursing, sub-acute skilled nursing, and in-house dialysis. Many of the communities he had served held the highest ranking of CMS Five-Star Quality.  Brian is grateful to be able to serve our residents using his knowledge base he has learned throughout his career.

Kristi Florence
Associate Executive Director

Kristi joined Covenant Living at Mount Miguel in 2019, which began her career senior living.  Her background is a melting pot of experiences and skills that have enabled her to jump right in and hit the ground running. She graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where she received her Bachelor of Science, and went on to spend over 10 years handling research, training and care of a variety of wild animals in both zoos and natural environments. Her interest in hospitality and operations drove her to different aspects of zoo management and allowed her to work at three of the top zoological institutions in the nation. Covenant Living has given her the opportunity to merge her talents in operations and facility management and her strong faith to provide joy and peace of mind to residents, family members and employees at Mount Miguel.

Cristin Whittaker
Healthcare Administrator

Cristin is a licensed and certified healthcare administrator. She graduated from Oregon State with a major in Human Development and Family Science, and a minor in Gerontology. She started her career as a Social Services Director and later becoming an Administrator, where she has had the privileged of enjoying various Administrative roles through the years.  Cristin recalls the moment she walked in to the lobby for her first interview and how she knew this was a perfect fit. She could hear Christian music playing in the background and felt a warm sense of peace.  She and her team are very compatible and are enthusiastic about learning and growing together and loves the campus, the mission, the people, and the opportunities for growth. 

Sandra Castillo
Human Resources Director

Sandra joined Covenant Living at Mount Miguel in August of 2017.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Management from San Diego State University as well as in Human Resources and Management from UCSD.  As a Human Resources Director, she oversees all the operations in recruiting, training, safety, employee appreciation, among many other things. Her dedication in serving all staff and residents shows how her heart is in helping others especially in obtaining their short or long-term goals.  

 

Lisa Fuller
Director of Sales

Lisa’s heart for seniors began with her love for Jesus and people. From the age of 10-22 she spent her summers at Camp ID-RA-HA-JE (I’d Rather Have Jesus) in Bailey Colorado, sharing Christ with others.  This caring spirit for others has developed into finding her calling here at Covenant Living at Mount Miguel.  Lisa helps seniors thrive, enjoy life and most importantly give peace of mind.  Her compassion for seniors doesn’t stop with the move-in, they become family that she continues to nurture and care for. She believes that all residents deserve the same love and respect as she would expect someone to give her parents. Her goal is to always have Mount Miguel represent love, warmth, happiness and Christian values. Lisa joined Covenant Living at Mount Miguel in 2016 where she started as a Human Resource assistant working her way up to Director of Sales.  Her college degree is in Social Work which aligns nicely with helping seniors make life decisions.  Her job here at Mount Miguel allows her to truly show her heart for the senior community.

 

 

Ron Almario
Assisted Living Director

Ron joined the Covenant Living family in 2015.  He began his career working in skilled nursing facilities in various positions as a CNA, Charge Nurse, Treatment nurse, AIT, and an assistant administrator. He is passionate about working with seniors, especially in Memory Care and applies his experience from a Skilled Nursing setting into our Assisted Living. He believes in keeping residents as independent as they can with safety in mind.

Margo Bule
Resident Services Director

Margo’s passion for serving seniors began in high school, where she volunteered at a nursing home painting holiday murals on the windows and interacting with the residents.  Her career path took several turns, eventually bringing her back to the industry. Her career in senior living began as an Activities Assistant at a nursing home in Pennsylvania, 28 years ago. She became a director shortly thereafter and has served in several related roles through the years. Margo joined Covenant Living at Mount Miguel in 2014 as the Activities Director. After two years, she shifted to become our Resident Service Director, which is by far her favorite role to date.  She enjoys her role immensely, overseeing Life Enrichment and Fitness programming.  The residents of Mount Miguel are like a second family to her and she enjoys interacting with them daily, serving them in many capacities.  Margo believes in the Common Purpose of Covenant Living of spreading joy and peace of mind to residents, staff, and family members by providing a better way of life. 

Manisha Desai
Dining Services Director

Manisha has more than 20 years of experience managing Food and Nutrition departments in both healthcare and senior living communities. With a degree in Nutrition and a Certified Dietary Manager she takes pride in managing departments with a focus on customer service, enhanced dining experience, team development, excelling in regulatory audits, as well as being an integral part of the community. Her philosophy for a dining services department is for the team to have a heart for service and compassion for those we serve. Manisha has worked for two other Covenant Living communities, in Mercer Island and Turlock, and feels very fortunate that she been a part of those teams.

Miles Stillwell
Executive Chef

Miles joined Covenant Living at Mount Miguel in 2015 after his interest of senior living was piqued by his wife becoming a registered nurse.  His career began as a line cook in local restaurants, and while working his first hotel job was invited into the Sheraton’s sous chef training program. Upon graduation, he rose through the culinary ranks in the area’s hotels and resorts. Highlights from his career, includes hosting the San Diego Restaurant Association’s award banquet and representing the San Diego Chargers in the 2003 Taste of the NFL’s “Share our Strength” national fundraiser that included several television appearances.

Upon joining Covenant Living he can still recall the incredible welcome he received from the residents and staff. “I really enjoy the friendships I have made with many of the residents here and look forward to greeting them whenever we see each other in the dining room or around the beautiful grounds.”

 

Keep in mind, you do not have to be a current resident of our retirement community to benefit from our Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing or short-term Rehabilitation services, nor will you have to pay an entrance fee to enter one of the areas noted above. In our short-term Rehabilitation program, we accept Medicare and are in-network providers for a number of managed care and Medicare Advantage programs.

Call (877) 791-3181 or click here to request more information.