Meet the Team

Serena Currie

Director of Sales and Marketing

Serena Currie has been serving as the director of Sales and Marketing at Shavano Park Senior Living since November 2017. As director of Sales and Marketing, Serena’s top priority is to develop positive and lasting relationships between our community and the businesses and organizations in and around San Antonio. Her daily responsibilities include participating in various community activities, and with organizations and professional groups to promote Shavano Park’s positive reputation. She also helps residents and their families coordinate all aspects of the move-in process, and creates marketing plans as well as organizes marketing visits to the community.

A graduate of Texas State University, Serena brings with her years of experience in the health care and senior living industries. Prior to her position at Shavano Park, Serena worked in various roles at Encompass Home Health, Brookdale Senior Living and Emeritus Senior Living.

Serena is an active member of the Alamo Area Home Care Council, a business organization for San Antonio-area professionals working in a variety of industries that directly affect seniors. Serena and her husband, Luke, have one daughter, Easton. In her free time, Serena enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling. She is passionate about healthy eating and enjoys teaching others about how to have a well-balanced diet.


Janet Cortez

Director of Health and Wellness 

Janet Cortez offers over 16 years of nursing experience with a main focus on the geriatric population. She has a well-rounded background as she has worked in acute care as a hospital floor nurse on the Medical Surgical Unit, she has served as a Case Manager in an acute inpatient rehab, and has been in the position as a nursing director in senior living since 2019. She feels that it is a great privilege to be able to have an impact on the senior community at this delicate time in their lives. Janet was awarded best nursing care for Senior Resource Guide of San Antonio Best of 2022. Originally from Florida, Janet is a mom of five and a proud military wife to her husband of 20 years. 

Heather Vrana

Executive Director

Heather Vrana has 24 years of experience in Senior Living encompassing Independent Living, Assisted Living Types A&B, and Memory Care.  Heather has served as Executive Director for Senior Living communities since 2008.  She earned a Bachelors degree and a Masters in Human Services Administration from LSU Shreveport, and is a Certified Assisted Living Manager, as well as a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Heather was awarded the SRG Readers Choice Best Senior Living Administrator in San Antonio in 2021 and 2022.  Additionally, her prior community was awarded Readers Choice Best San Antonio Memory Care Community for 2021. Heather is committed to providing high quality senior living.  Dementia care is especially important to her.  She strides to make sure residents and families feel connected, educated, and informed throughout their senior living journey. Heather and her husband are the proud parents of 3 sons. 

Calvin Green

Director of Culinary Services

Calvin brings over 28 years of Military Healthcare Food Service experience from working in 500 bed hospitals to 90 bed healthcare facilities in Frankfurt Germany, Washington DC and Fort Knox KY. After retiring from a proud military career which included a year tour in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Calvin has served in many healthcare food service leadership roles and responsibilities from Production Manager, Operations Manager to General Manager. Calvin is currently seeking to obtain his Certified Dietary Managers Certification. Calvin is a native of Hampton Virginia but has lived in Texas over the last 13 years mostly in the Galveston County area. Go Cowboys!

Edgar Zavala

Celebrations Director

Edgar Zavala is the Life Enrichment Director at Shavano Park Senior Living. He has five plus years directing activities and events for health care and nursing facilities. Edgar is an energetic and creative planner who connects with people by being an empathetic listener and focusing on the clients’ individual needs and capabilities. Originally from Guadalajara Mexico he has lived in the states for over 30yrs. Edgar is fluent in Spanish and French. Edgar has a background in Interior design graduated from The Art Institute of San Antonio. He also has experience in wedding coordinating and corporate party planning.

Candi Aguillon

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Candi transitioned into her senior living career after 10 years in Emergency Medical Services and 9 years in hospice. During her 2+ years in senior living she has proven to be a successful Sales and Marketing director all while completing her Certified Assisted Living Manager and Certified Dementia Practitioner certifications.  

In her current role she will share the benefits and advantages of assisted living and memory care at Shavano Park Senior Living to future residents and their families, where living is Exceptional! 

Candi has lived in San Antonio for the last 18 years and is proud to call Texas her home! 


Anne “Leesah” Young

Business Office Manager

Anne Young (Leesah) has been a Business Office Manager for more than 5 years and has over 12 years working with seniors.  She started off as a patient care secretary, advancing to a payroll specialist and is now handling all aspects of business office management.  She enjoys building lasting relationships with residents, families and employees

Victor Soliz

Director of Facility Operations

Victor Soliz has over 20 Years experience in the Facility Maintenace Directors position. He is very knowledgeable in building life safety and State and Local codes, as well as property maintenance and emergency preparations. Victor feels that resident well being and safety are his main priorities. He prides himself on making sure our residents feel at home and comfortable. In his words, he always respects residents wishes and lifestyles, honors all veterans, and their spouses. He takes pride in providing services for our residents, and active safety training and preparation for our team.

Christine Solomon

Memory Care Director

Christine has been with Shavano Park for several years. She started as a caregiver and worked her way up to a medication aide. Recently promoted to Memory Care Director, she brings a wonderful depth of experience and compassion for the elderly. Christine believes it’s a honor and a calling to serve the elderly at this capacity. Christine found her calling after her grandmother was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Her previous professional experience includes several years of teambuilding, management, training and customer care.

Christine is a highly energetic and dedicated person. She enjoys motivating others while in the workplace. She is passionate about providing excellent service to her team and residents.

Christine was born and raised in Southern California. She is a proud mom of five daughters.


Lashawn Singh

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Lashawn Singh has 22 years of healthcare sales and marketing experience with 7 years in senior living and 15 years in the long term care. She is also a military veteran and served our country proudly in the United States Army for 8 years and is a former military spouse.  Lashawn is passionate and committed to making a difference in the lives of the seniors and families we serve.  She believes in putting Faith and family first.  When she's not serving our seniors, she enjoys the simplicities of life, spending quality time with family and a good television program.  

In her role here at Shavano Park, Lashawn considers it a privilege to be a resource for seniors and their families, while assisting with the transition to senior living.


Bella Zavala

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

After twenty years in the hospitality industry, Bella transitioned into the Senior Living Industry as a Director of Sales and Marketing.  She has been in the senior living industry for three years and has a proven track record of successful sales and marketing.   Bella attributes her success in senior living to the passion she has in assisting families and residents find their forever home.  She looks forward to welcoming you and your loved one to Shavano Park Senior Living.

In her spare time, Bella volunteers for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and has been an Ambassador since 2014.

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