Meet Our Senior Living Professionals at Capstone Royal Palm

Janine Tompkins, Director of Sales and Marketing

Denae Woodward

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Denae joined The Capstone at Royal Palm in July 2023, bringing five years of senior living experience in the West Palm Beach area to her role. She is passionate about helping seniors age successfully, especially in providing a fun, friendly, and supportive community as their new home. Denae graduated from Florida Atlantic University. She is a third generation Florida native who has a rescue dog and loves to read. Come tour with her today.
Janine Tompkins, Director of Sales and Marketing

Pavel Veloso

Director of Culinary Services

Chef Pavel has served seniors for over 20 years in the senior living industry. He studied culinary arts in Cuba. Chef Pavel especially enjoys providing cooking demonstrations for The Capstone residents. He is married with two children. You’ll find him on the boat fishing whenever he isn’t at The Capstone.
Christine O'Donnell, Vibrant Life Director

Kelli Dague

Director of Celebrations

Kelli Dague has more than 15 years of experience as a certified nursing assistant. Since joining the The Capstone at Royal Palm team, she has had the opportunity to help the residents in a different capacity working together to meet their social needs. She loves learning about the residents and learning from them. Kelli recently moved to Florida from Pennsylvania with her family.

Christine O'Donnell, Vibrant Life Director

Tia McKay

Director of Health and Wellness

Tia's calling to the medical field was evident from the start. With a mother who dedicated over 40 years to nursing and a grandmother battling dementia, Tia stepped into the role of a Licensed Nurse over a decade ago. Specializing in geriatric behavioral health, she has provided invaluable insights and consultations to Assisted Living in the local community. As a Veteran, Tia embodies unwavering dedication, compassion, and determination at The Capstone at Royal Palm. Outside of work, she cherishes moments with her son and beloved pets."

David Brooks, Building Services Director

David Brooks

Director of Facility Operations

David Brooks comes to The Capstone at Royal Palm with six years of maintenance experience in the senior living industry and 10 years of overall maintenance experience. David ensures fast, yet safe, service for residents to have the best experience possible, and is a caring employee with a strong work ethic and devotion to the happiness of the residents.

In his free time, David enjoys playing basketball and fishing, learning about history, and going to museums.

Amanda Hetzler, Business Office Director

Karen Plamondon

 Business Office Manager

Although Karen Plamondon just recently joined the team at The Capstone at Royal Palm, she has approximately 15 years of experience in the senior living industry. Prior to working in senior living, she worked in retail for many years. Karen grew up in New Hampshire and obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She moved to Florida later in life and is still a diehard fan of the Boston sports teams. Go Celtics!
Amanda Hetzler, Business Office Director

Brenda Johnson

SHINE® Memory Care Director

Brenda Johnson LPN brings thirty years of medical experience to The Capstone as our SHINE® Memory Care Director. Brenda previously worked as The Capstone’s Senior Medication Nurse and before that enjoyed a long career as a nurse in schools, hospitals, and senior care facilities. She has extensive experience working with memory care patients and has expert knowledge in wound care and geriatrics.

The Village of Wellington presented Brenda with a Life Saving Award for jumping in and saving her neighbor’s life before paramedics arrived. She was presented a Key to the City and a Lifesaving Medal. When she’s not caring for residents or saving lives, Brenda is a huge physical fitness buff and starts her morning run at 5 am daily.

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