Management Team

CelesteCare is a family-owned and operated business.

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Gerald Faldyn

CEO
Gerald has been working in senior care Development and Management since 2008, with hands-on experience as Owner and Operator for 2 memory care facilities in Austin, Texas. He entered this field after working for 13 years in Real Estate Development and Sales. Prior to that, Gerald spent 18 years as an Engineer in Automation and Business Development. This experience inspired him to enhance the level of care at each CelesteCare facility by integrating the most advanced technology solutions. Currently, Gerald is a Managing Partner of Lifeline Ventures, LLC, and Co-Owner of A&G Land Management.

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Susan Faldyn

President
Susan is certified in Senior Care Administration and is also a partner at Lifeline Ventures, LLC. She personally experienced the challenges of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s. Using that insight, she worked in the industry for 7 years as a Co-Owner and Operator for 2 senior care facilities in Austin, Texas. Susan provides significant expertise in marketing and operations. Her specialty is strategically developing activities that keep residents entertained and engaged while making a positive impact on their physical and mental health. Susan also works closely with residents’ families as coordinator of the CelesteSupport groups.

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Rene Zandi

Regional Director of Operations and Marketing
Rene Zandi joined CelesteCare as Regional Director of Operations and Marketing effective November 19, 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 advocated to our seniors on a daily.

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.

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Terri Wilkes

Marketing Director
Terri is a seasoned health care professional with more than 20 years of experience in marketing, operations management, training and human resources for home health, hospice, assisted living and senior living programs. Known for her professional commitment, personal character and integrity, she has a real passion for working with senior citizens and their families. Terri believes that the consistent delivery of exceptional customer service through well-developed, motivated, and tenured employee teams creates the best caregiving environment. Terri holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.

Management Team

CelesteCare is a family-owned and operated business.

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Gerald Faldyn

CEO
Gerald has been working in senior care Development and Management since 2008, with hands-on experience as Owner and Operator for 2 memory care facilities in Austin, Texas. He entered this field after working for 13 years in Real Estate Development and Sales. Prior to that, Gerald spent 18 years as an Engineer in Automation and Business Development. This experience inspired him to enhance the level of care at each CelesteCare facility by integrating the most advanced technology solutions. Currently, Gerald is a Managing Partner of Lifeline Ventures, LLC, and Co-Owner of A&G Land Management.

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Susan Faldyn

President
Susan is certified in Senior Care Administration and is also a partner at Lifeline Ventures, LLC. She personally experienced the challenges of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s. Using that insight, she worked in the industry for 7 years as a Co-Owner and Operator for 2 senior care facilities in Austin, Texas. Susan provides significant expertise in marketing and operations. Her specialty is strategically developing activities that keep residents entertained and engaged while making a positive impact on their physical and mental health. Susan also works closely with residents’ families as coordinator of the CelesteSupport groups.

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Rene Zandi

Regional Director of Operations and Marketing
Rene Zandi joined CelesteCare as Regional Director of Operations and Marketing effective November 19, 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 advocated to our seniors on a daily.

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.

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Terri Wilkes

Marketing Director
Terri is a seasoned health care professional with more than 20 years of experience in marketing, operations management, training and human resources for home health, hospice, assisted living and senior living programs. Known for her professional commitment, personal character and integrity, she has a real passion for working with senior citizens and their families. Terri believes that the consistent delivery of exceptional customer service through well-developed, motivated, and tenured employee teams creates the best caregiving environment. Terri holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.