Management TeamCelesteCare is a family-owned and operated business.
Gerald has been working in senior care Development and Management since 2008, with hands-on experience as a Developer, Owner and Operator. Gerald is the co-owner of CelesteCare of Fredericksburg, Horseshoe Bay and Llano and co-owner of Celeste Care, the management company providing operations management. Gerald is a managing partner in a new Senior Care Community called Tapestry San Marcos currently in design and construction and planned to open in 2021. Prior experience includes being a managing member of Arveda Care Group which constructed, managed, stabilized, and sold two Alzheimer facilities in the Austin area from 2008-2011. He is also founder and managing member of Longview Living LLC, a technology company designing Senior Care products to enhance the therapy or positive experiences for those with Alzheimer or similar dementia-related diseases. Gerald also brings 13 years of real estate marketing and development experience and 18 years of engineering, marketing and sales experience from the high-tech industry.
As a daughter of an Alzheimer parent, she brings personal insight and experience in working with the disease of Alzheimer’s. Her seven years as guardian of her mother provided her the real-life experience that families are or will be experiencing. Her mother was a resident of three different assisted living/memory care and skilled nursing facilities where she experienced firsthand the interaction between staff and the families and will bring that insight and experience into the CelesteCare communities. Susan is the co-owner of CelesteCare of Fredericksburg, Horseshoe Bay and Llano and co-owner of Celeste Care, the management company providing operations management. Susan is also a partner in a new Senior Care Community called Tapestry San Marcos currently in design and construction and planned to open in 2021.
Regional Director of Operations and Marketing
Rene Zandi is Regional Director of Operations and Marketing and started with CelesteCare in 2018.
Her experience extends over the past 17 years in the Management of Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities including the start-up operations and opening of two free standing Memory Care units in Austin, Texas.
She is certified as an Assisted Living Manager in the state of Texas and previous Administrators license in the State of Alabama as well as received certificates and awards in Marketing and Sales.
Rene’s volunteer time has been spent with such organizations as Alzheimer’s Association, State planning committees for Alzheimer’s and Fundraising events to benefit the senior population.
Her passion was found while working with seniors through marketing for an Assisted Living in San Antonio and involvement with the Alzheimers’s Association. She has served on various boards and committees throughout her career. She believes that through her direction, we serve as advocates to our seniors on a daily basis.
She attended University of Texas at San Antonio prior to pursuing her career in Banking, Real Estate, Area Agency on Aging of the Capital area, and over 17 years in the healthcare field.
Rene expresses compassion in continuing her love for seniors through the various programs and Regional Operations and Marketing duties that CelesteCare offers to all those in need. She is excited to share her knowledge, skills and compassion and help develop the culture of CelesteCare for future projects to ensure that residents, families and resources receive the quality of care they deserve.