Meet the Team

Serena Currie

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.

Keel Wheless

Executive Director

Keel Wheless has been part of the senior living industry since beginning his career in 1994. He has held the titles of director of Assisted Living, director of Sales and Marketing, and executive director. Keel first joined Integral Senior Living in March of 2019 as a traveling executive director, serving in Texas, Washington state and California. “I love the culture of Integral Senior Living. The culture is truly in line with my hospitality- and customer-driven values. With my home just down the road, I’m so grateful to be able to hang my hat at Shavano Park Senior Living.”

Keel attended Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University) in San Marcos. He is married to Vicky, a pre-school teacher, and has a large family consisting of three daughters and their husbands, a son and future daughter-in-law, and eight beautiful grandchildren. Keel’s mother-in-law is a resident of Shavano Park Senior Living. In his down time, you can find Keel playing the guitar and singing with the residents, fishing, golfing, bird hunting, reading, or spending time with his family.

Johnnie Richardson

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.

Diana Ibarra

Vibrant Life® Director

Diana Ibarra joins Shavano Park Senior Living as our Vibrant Life® director, bringing with her more than 20 years’ experience working in senior living. She began her career in the culinary department, but her passion has always been working with our residents.

Diana was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She has two children and enjoys dancing, taking walks, playing cards and board games.

Kristy Stearns

Business Office Director

Kristy Stearns joined our team as the Business Office director with more than eight years of experience working with seniors and adults with developmental disabilities. Her background is in staff development, employee relations, and sales and marketing. Kristy studied at Our Lady of the Lake University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Texas Woman’s University in 2007.

Kristy shares a love for Jesus and a passion for helping those in need. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her precious daughter, doing ministry work and being outdoors.  

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