Meet the Team
Michael Dorazio brings eight years of experience in the senior living industry and 25 years of experience in the United Sates Air Force as a first sergeant to his role as executive director.
Michael attended Wayland Baptist University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in occupations education, and then went on to receive a master’s degree in human resource management from Webster University.
Michael has served as the director of operations, assistant executive director, executive director, campus manager and most recently as an operations specialist overseeing two distinct regions at several other senior living communities.
He believes in providing high-quality service to his residents and strives to raise the bar every day, always abiding by the motto “People are my business,” which he learned while serving in the Air Force.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Serena Currie has been serving as the director of Sales and Marketing at Shavano Park Senior Living since November 2017. As director of Sales and Marketing, Serena’s top priority is to develop positive and lasting relationships between our community and the businesses and organizations in and around San Antonio. Her daily responsibilities include participating in various community activities, and with organizations and professional groups to promote Shavano Park’s positive reputation. She also helps residents and their families coordinate all aspects of the move-in process, and creates marketing plans as well as organizes marketing visits to the community.
A graduate of Texas State University, Serena brings with her years of experience in the health care and senior living industries. Prior to her position at Shavano Park, Serena worked in various roles at Encompass Home Health, Brookdale Senior Living and Emeritus Senior Living.
Serena is an active member of the Alamo Area Home Care Council, a business organization for San Antonio-area professionals working in a variety of industries that directly affect seniors. Serena and her husband, Luke, have one daughter, Easton. In her free time, Serena enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling. She is passionate about healthy eating and enjoys teaching others about how to have a well-balanced diet.
Senior Business Office Director
Donna Crosby has been serving as our senior business office director at Shavano Park Senior Living since the community’s opening in 2015. As senior business office director, Donna’s day-to-day responsibilities include handling all aspects of employee orientation and training, managing the employee benefits program, and overseeing the community’s accounting activities and functions.
A Texas native, Donna comes to us from the construction industry with several years of experience in business and accounting. Prior to her position at Shavano Park, she worked in accounting at several construction businesses in the San Antonio area.
Donna has two adult sons, Colby and Dillon, as well as four dogs and three cats. In her spare time, Donna is an avid reader, and she and her husband, Bruce, enjoy spending time at the beach.
Vibrant Life® Director
April O’Hern-Sanchez joined Shavano Park Senior Living in January 2020 as the Vibrant Life ® director. She comes to us with previous experience working in assisted living and memory care and has been featured in San Antonio Woman magazine for her outstanding activities and programming. April strives to maintain a full monthly calendar of exciting activities and events for all of her residents to enjoy. She was also recognized at TALA as Activity Director of the Year in 2017. This year, April will marry her middle school sweetheart, Soloman, after dating for almost 20 years. Their toddler, Soloman “Chunky” Jr., is their “monster-truck-lovin’ pride and joy.” In her spare time, April enjoys exploring San Antonio with her family and trying new things.
Generations Program Director
Johnnie Richardson is an integral part of our team and serves as our Generations Program director. He enjoys working with seniors, and we’re excited to have him as part of our team. He has been a nurse for 25 years and graduated from both Waylon Baptist University and Galen University. He also spent 13 years serving our country in the army. He is a proud husband to his wife, Elizabeth, and a dedicated father to his two beautiful children. In his spare time, Johnnie spends his Sundays preaching at Bible Forum Church.
Guadalupe 'Lupe' Ramirez
Building Services Director
Guadalupe “Lupe” Ramirez comes to Shavano Park Senior Living with 30 years of experience in his field. He joined the team in January 2020 as the Building Services director. He takes pride in his work and wants to ensure that the residents’ work orders are taken care of in a timely manner. Lupe is skilled in multi-tasking and is truly a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to repairing just about anything. He is married with two sons, Samuel and Gerald, and two daughters, Kristi and Maggie. They also have four grandchildren, Isaiah, Jayce, Layla and Camila.
Culinary Services Director
Don White comes to the team ready to enhance the dining experience of our residents as our Culinary Services director. As a young child, he watched his mom’s every move in the kitchen, and from there, his love for cooking emerged. Don’s culinary career began 17 years ago when he worked as a corporate trainer opening new restaurants and helping them get their feet on the ground. He also worked for the Petroleum Club and Landry Group, where his attention to detail and the art of food presentation took shape. Don’s love of cooking goes right along with his love for his family. He has two handsome sons and a daughter and is a loyal husband to his amazing wife.
Orlando Alva Jr.
Orlando Alva Jr. brings with him two years of experience as a concierge. He is very passionate about helping his residents with anything they may need. While at St. Mary’s University, Orlando studied psychology for two years.
When he is not working, Orlando loves to go to the movies with his sister, hang out with his friends, or stay home reading a good book and drinking a nice cup of hot tea.