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Daniel Mielech

Executive Director

Executive Director, Daniel Mielech, has worked in healthcare administration for more than a decade initially starting in home healthcare as a recruiter and eventually working his way up to Director of Business Operations. Daniel started a healthcare company in New Jersey and was introduced to assisted living by marketing to those types of communities. When he started his first role as Executive Director he immediately fell in love with the position. Summerville. Daniel earned a MBA degree in management and truly enjoys assisting the team members and helping the residents in any way possible. Daniel has a dog named Cooper and a cat named Gizmo that he loves dearly. Outside of work, Daniel enjoys making music, fishing, and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

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Andrea Strauss

Area Sales Director

Andrea Strauss comes to TerraBella with over 30 years of sales/marketing experience.  She began her career in physician recruiting for 18 years, Hospice for 6 years and Senior Living 6 years …growing to a Regional position thus securing an array of experience from strategic marketing, sales training, to coaching sales professionals.  She has also received her CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner) and CMDCP (Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional) while working towards her Master’s.

Andrea is deeply passionate about leading a team to embrace the sales process that is focused on relationship selling. She approaches the sales process with compassion and empathy, knowing that building a trusting relationship is key.  She combines a naturally competitive drive with an equal gift for team work, achieving results through her contagiously positive attitude.

When she is not working Andrea enjoys spending time with family, friends and her deaf boxer Patton, photography, antiquing, travel and all outside activities.

Hope Drake

Hope Drake

Director of Celebrations

Hope Drake is an innovative and focused Celebrations Director at Terra Bella Roswell. Hope quickly builds relationships with each resident and is Fascinated in Learning about their lives. She is responsible for growth, strategic planning in activities and daily lifestyle. She attended the International Academy Of Design and Technology, a Fashion Design College, later in life at the age of 36 in Chicago, IL 1998-2001. Over the past, she’s begun a career in long-term care, and a self-starter as a Dietary Cook, at Villa St. Anna in 2000 and Ridgewood Health Care Nursing Home in 2002, followed by other health care positions: Imaging Coordinator, Administrative Assistant at a Chiropractic Firm, Engagement Assistant and Lifestyle Director.  She has many different roles in the health care field with helping seniors for over 20 years. How thoughtful and talented she is in so many areas of work and with a clear vision in mind for the company. Her passions and dedications include but certainly not limited to running a Business for the past 2 years which she is the Founder/Owner of The Age Move a Senior Relocation Service, Concierge Support,  Senior Safety Consultant, Humanitarian Feeding the Displaced People/Families, Fashion Design, Cooking, Listening to Audio Books, Documentaries and Creating rapport with new ideas to help people reach their creative talents and goals!

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Cynthia Gilyard

Executive Chef

Cynthia Gilyard, has worked for more than 40 years with professional chefs from all over the world. She believes that seniors deserve luxury. Her philosophy is simple, “Treat people the way you would want them to treat you and your loved ones.” Cynthia takes pride in creating exceptional dining experiences and a great atmosphere all while making sure nutritional needs are met. Native to Atlanta for 30 years and being a grandmother (of all teenagers) and a senior herself, she is honored to be able to provide a 5-star culinary experience. It is Cynthia’s pleasure to assist in enhancing the quality of life for the residents.