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Caring for the community

 

Heartis Venice is managed by Solvere Living, a leader and innovator in senior living communities. At every level, our team is made up of highly qualified and experienced individuals who are passionate about providing personalized care in an inspiring environment. They take the time to connect with community members and their families because the better they know the residents, the better equipped they are to monitor and positively affect their health, well-being, and safety.

Solvere Living MVP Program

Celebrating those who inspire. Recognizing those who make a difference. The Solvere Mission Values Purpose (MVP) Program recognizes team members who make a difference in our communities by going above and beyond. Every day, these team members exemplify Solvere’s core values of integrity, transparency, loyalty, and entrepreneurship.

A Great Place to Work

Solvere Living team members voted us a Great Place to Work® in 2019 and 2020. From the local communities to our corporate office, we’re dedicated to serving seniors, and we’re always looking for more passionate people to help improve the lives of others.

Our team

Melissa Speciale, General Manager Venice

Melissa Speciale, General Manager

Melissa has lived in Florida for the last 30 years, graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University before starting her career in healthcare. Her industry experience spans almost two decades and a variety of roles in Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Specific Memory Care Communities. Melissa is a passionate leader at work and at home, always putting the needs and well-being of residents, team members, and her husband and three children before her own.

Melissa Vanderbilt-Bestor, Heartis Venice Director of Marketing

Melissa Vanderbilt-Bestor, Director of Marketing

Melissa has worked in senior living since 2009 because of a personal connection to the environment and a passion for helping others. Her career shifted from real estate to healthcare after going through the steps of placing her grandmother in a community. Since then, Melissa has become a medical technician, a certified dementia practitioner, an Alzheimer’s ambassador and educator, and secretary of the Gulf Coast Preservation Society. Her other callings include dancing, baton twirling, writing, and spending time with her family.

Steven Bennet-Martin, Heartis Venice Sales Counselor

Steven Bennet-Martin, Sales Counselor

Steven joins Heartis Venice with more than nine years of experience in senior living and a passion for people. He specializes in helping seniors and families navigate the complex systems of aging with a unique and empathetic touch that comes from his personal experiences with care. Professionally, he loves speaking in front of a group and getting to know new people. Personally, Steven hosts his own podcast on aging called “Senior Living on the Suncoast,” and he enjoys cooking, reading, and watching scary movies.