Everyone on our team – from housekeeping to dining, maintenance to medical – is committed to delivering the finest retirement experience to every resident, every day. And they’re led by a group of hardworking individuals who focus on moving East Ridge at Cutler Bay successfully into the future.
Each of our professionals has diverse industry experience and senior living knowledge. But they share the desire to continually improve our community, and your retirement living experience.
Kenneth “Ken” Cormier is the Executive Director for East Ridge. Ken has extensive experience as a Senior Living Community Executive Director, most recently having served as the Executive Director of Indian River Estates in Vero Beach. Additionally, Ken successfully provided leadership and operational direction and management at St. Joseph of the Pines in North Carolina. In addition to his professional experience Ken holds a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Tulane University.
Ed Shoman is the administrator at our Three Palms health center. He received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Miami, and a master’s degree in management from St. Thomas University.
Ken has been with East Ridge since 2008, when he accepted a position as director of environmental services. In 2011, Ken was recognized by Life Care Services for his green initiatives on our campus. In early 2015, Ken’s responsibilities were expanded to include operations and environmental services. He has a bachelor’s degree in management and supervision and an associate’s degree in health services administration.
Virginia Duggan was born and raised in the Coral Gables and South Miami area, attending Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and graduating from Barry University with a master’s degree in social work. Before coming to East Ridge, she worked with the state of Florida Health and Rehabilitative Services’ Aging and Adult Unit and Jewish Family Services. She came to East Ridge in 1989 , performing social services and case management for independent living and assisted living . In 2010, she became director of the lifestyles department, developing the department to meet the psychosocial needs of the residents, and promoting and maintaining residents’ overall well-being.
David previously served as executive director of the St. Camillus Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 15 years. He formed active planned giving committees and worked with volunteers to secure support for those in assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care, ultimately raising $16 million to help seniors. He has worked as a volunteer, committee member and board member for local chapters of both the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and was president of the southeast Wisconsin chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.