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Meet the Team that Makes it Happen

Dan Lavender

Daniel (Dan) Lavender

Daniel (Dan) Lavender is Chief Executive Officer of Moorings Park Institute, Inc. The recipient of a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Ohio University, an Ohio Certified Public Accountant license, and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics from Bluffton College, he has spent the majority of his career serving seniors. Earlier, he was Chief Financial Officer for Methodist ElderCare Services in Columbus, Ohio, helping to guide it through a period of strategic growth and improving financial performance. Previous assignments included regional and division leadership roles at Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, one of the 15 largest multi-site non-profit senior living organizations in the country. Dan assumed the full responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer on October 1, 2009, and has been with Moorings Park since 2006.


Steve Brinkert

Steve Brinkert

Steve Brinkert, Vice President of Resident Services, enjoyed a 27-year career with NYNEX, Bell Atlantic and Verizon. He has held senior-level positions in Customer Services, Regulatory, Sales and Operations in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. After relocating from Boston to Naples, he was employed by the Ritz-Carlton Corporation in the Rooms Division. He has been an active member of community and professional organizations including the United Way and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Steve is a past Board Member of Moorings Park and Wyndemere Country Club in Naples. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Champions of Learning, Collier County Education Foundation and was the 2013 Chairman of the Golden Apple Program.  Steve graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (BA), the New England School of Law (JD), and Northeastern University (MBA). His education also includes advanced studies in Labor Relations (Cornell University) and Marketing (Wharton School and INSEAD International Business School).


Gary Handley

Gary Handley

Gary Handley, has served as Executive Director of Moorings Park at Grey Oaks since November 2015. He brings over 15 years’ senior living experience leading senior care communities in Sweden and southwest Florida. Gary completed his undergraduate studies at Norwich University and obtained a Master's in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. He retired from the military as a Major in 2000, after 21 years of service in both the United States Marine Corps and United States Army.


Diana L. Bailey

Diana L. Bailey

Diana L. Bailey is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Moorings Park, Inc. A recipient of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix, she also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Michigan State University. As the VP of Clinical Services, Diana currently manages the nursing home, assisted living, home health, physicians clinic and therapy programs at Moorings Park. She has more than 20 years of experience in senior care having previously managed a senior care community in Harbor Springs, MI, before joining Moorings Park.


Mary Morton

Mary Morton

Mary Morton is Chief Financial Officer of The Moorings Park Institute, Incorporated. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Mary earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Administration, focusing on accounting and finance. She is a licensed CPA in New York and Florida. Prior to joining Moorings Park in 2012, Mary served as Assurance Manager for a national public accounting firm where she performed audits, reviews and other assurance and attestation services for companies in a variety of industries across the country.


Cameron Rahe

Cameron Rahe

Cameron Rahe is the Executive Director of Business Development for Moorings Park, Inc.  A recipient of a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction with highest honors from the University of Florida, Cameron spent the first 15 years of his career managing and leading cross-functional teams in commercial and residential construction projects totaling over $1 billion in Florida. Just prior to joining Moorings Park, Rahe was a Regional Director of Construction for WCI Communities. Before that, he worked 10 years for Manhattan Construction in the estimating and project management divisions. His diverse construction experience will help Moorings Park in analyzing, developing, and implementing comprehensive projects with an eye toward the mission, operations, and financial performance of the organization.


Larisa Zadorecky

Larisa Zadorecky

Larisa Zadorecky is the Vice President of Human Resources for Moorings Park, Inc. Her experience includes executive leadership in a variety of industries, including healthcare, and a passion for organizational development and the impact of employee engagement on customer satisfaction. Zadorecky earned a Master’s in Business Administration with honors from Hodges University. She has also earned two industry-related designations including, the Society of Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and the Senior Professional in Human Resources, (SPHR). Zadorecky is committed to a culturally diverse and high performance workplace, where both residents and employees enjoy a culture of compassion, respect and well-being.