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Tara Benson

Executive Director

Tara Benson, has had the pleasure of serving TerraBella Little Avenue since 2016. She is a licensed nurse by trade and previously the Director of Nursing. Tara earned a Human Services Associates Degree and an Associates in Applied Science. For nearly 12 years, she has been dedicated to running assisted living communities for the residents’ best possible experience. Tara is a mother of five with two precious grandchildren. She comes from a large family with colorful personalities and has many fun and sweet memories with her grandparents who she preferred spending time. Her life is filled with many to people to care for personally and professionally. Tara is the oldest sibling and has always dedicated herself to caring for others with zeal. The relationships she has with our residents, families, and associates is what she truly values. When Tara isn’t spending time with the beloved residents and community, she is with her family sharing meals, laughs, and dancing together.

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Roxanne Pelham

Director of Celebrations

Roxy Pelham joins TerraBella Little Avenue as Director of Celebrations. Born in Germany and having spent several years oversees, Roxy enjoys travelling and has been able to see most countries in Europe! Professionally, she began her career as a store manager for a goodwill prior to transitioning into senior living as a facilities supervisor at one of the larger retirement communities in Charlotte.During her time working in facility operations, she was exposed to the activities director role and fell in love with it, working her way into activities in 2018 where she has shone ever since.


In her free time, Roxy enjoys making jewelry, hiking, paddle boarding, and listening to music.

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Jennifer Gorczyca

Director of Health & Wellness

Jennifer Gorczyca, has gained more than 20 years of experience as a Licensed Practicing Nurse (LPN) in long term care and rehab settings. Jennifer’s mom was her inspiration for becoming a nurse and she was fortunate enough to grow up around grandparents and great-grandparents. She always had a special connection with seniors. Jennifer moved to Charlotte, NC in 2014 after growing up in upstate New York. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, playing board games, hiking in the woods, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Amanda Murrell

Amanda Murrell

Memory Care Director

Amanda Murrell serves as care coordinator for TerraBella Little Avenue. Amanda has a true passion for assisting seniors and strives every day to achieve a promising, fulfilling and functional life for our shine residents. Amanda is an experienced coordinator with over five years experience, three of which she has served as a coordinator for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Amanda is passionate about nurturing others snd ensuring am exceptional quality of life, integrity, and love.

Angela Gonzalez

Angela Gonzalez

Resident Care Coordinator

My name is Angela Gonzalez James and I am the Resident Care Coordinator here at TerraBella. I have been with this facility for 11 years. I am married and we have 3 amazing kids 20, 14, and 8. When I am not working, I enjoy spending precious time with my family, catching up on my favorite shows, and the outdoors. I absolutely Love my job! I have the opportunity and responsibility to make sure your loved ones wellness needs are met. The best part is I get a gift from each resident, from valuable lessons, quotes, the best encouragement, and the best top tier insight on life, and that is absolutely priceless. When you step into our community, I promise you will feel Love, Connection, Care and Family.