Meet the Team

Bella Vista Senior Living offers distinguished care for seniors in Mesa, Arizona. We are dedicated to the compassionate care of all our residents.

Professionally managed and staffed by a friendly team of highly qualified individuals, we help seniors live a comfortable, active life.

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Team member Richard at Bella Vista Senior Living in Mesa, ArizonaRichard Becerra

Executive Director

An Arizona native, Richard brings 39 years’ relevant experience—including 10 years in the Senior Living industry—to the Executive Director role. His daily responsibilities include engaging residents and family members and helping to ensure residents are happy and safe. He is also responsible for making savvy business decisions for the community. He enjoys talking with residents about their lives and experiences. Outside of work, Richard enjoys family, sports, and vacations. His guiding principle is the golden rule: treat others as you would want to be treated.” A quote that inspires him: “Every team faces some kind of adversity. Mediocre teams are destroyed by it. Good teams survive it. Great teams get better because of it.” — Urban Meyer

Team member Desiree at Bella Vista Senior Living in Mesa, ArizonaDesiree Mingo

Business Office Manager

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Desiree has over 5 years’ relevant experience with over 2 years of experience in the Senior Living industry specifically. Her daily responsibilities include overseeing business office operations and connecting with residents, family members, and staff to continue to build and grow as a team and help maintain the family oriented atmosphere of Bella Vista. For Desiree, working with the residents allows her to have a second family. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, working out, and spending quality time with family and friends. Her guiding principle: “you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”

Team member Alma at Bella Vista Senior Living in Mesa, ArizonaAlma Muniz

Director of Sales

An Arizona native, Alma has over four years of industry experience in Senior Living, working in both Life Enrichment and Sales.  Passionate about seniors, her main goal is to share the joys and benefits of senior living with those desire a more active and engaging lifestyle. She strives to help seniors live their best life. Alma is an avid reader and outside of work, can usually be found engrossed in her latest read. Fairness and honesty are her guiding principles. A quote that inspires Alma: “Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience.”

Team member Jason at Bella Vista Senior Living in Mesa, ArizonaJason Kohler

Executive Vice President, Senior Living

Born and raised in Flint, Jason Kohler has worked in Senior Living and adjacent industries for over 18 years. Since 2003, he has been involved in nearly every facet of senior care, including Independent and Assisted Living, Memory Care, and more. Jason’s prior experience in the Hospitality industry was incredibly helpful when refocusing his career on Senior Living. In his current role, his day-to-day involvement at the community primarily involves helping to support the work that happens in the field, spending quality time in the communities whenever possible. Jason is energized by serving others and loves making a resident’s day whenever and however he can. Outside of work, he plays competitive billiards and also enjoys snowboarding, working out, and spending time with family and friends. His guiding principle is “Take care of your associates. In turn, they will take good care of the residents, and the rest will take care of itself.” A quote that inspires him is, “Whether you think you can, or think you cannot, you’re right.”  - Henry Ford

Team member Adam at Bella Vista Senior Living in Mesa, ArizonaAdam Snyder

Vice President of Operations, Senior Living Division

Originally from Lancaster, PA, Adam Snyder has been involved in Senior Living since 2003. He now oversees the day-to-day operations for all Beztak Senior Living communities. Adam enjoys interacting with people every day and helping brighten lives. He has a passion for tackling issues and finds brainstorming and implementing new solutions very rewarding. Outside of work, Adam loves attending his kids’ sporting events, golfing, hiking, and fishing. 

Team member Joe at Bella Vista Senior Living in Mesa, ArizonaJoe Del Serrone

Senior Director of Brand Management

Joe Del Serrone was born in Michigan and raised in Italy, where he began his career in hospitality over 20 years ago. His experience includes cruise ships, luxury hotels and apartment management. Joe has worked in Senior Living since 2014, currently leading world-class brand initiatives to ensure a consistent and compelling brand experience globally across the All Seasons communities. Joe enjoys getting to know people and strives to make a positive difference in the lives of residents and team members. When not at work, Joe enjoys cooking, Italian music, travel and quality time with family and friends.

Team member Lori at Bella Vista Senior Living in Mesa, ArizonaLori Panaro

Regional Director of Operations, Arizona

Originally from Southern California, Lori Panaro feels she’s in her element here in Arizona. With industry experience going back to 1999, when she was a VP of a bank, she decided to switch gears in 2014. It was then she made her dream of helping others and working with seniors a reality and began a career in Senior Living, where she’s served as Regional Director since 2015. Lori’s involvement within the communities includes weekly one-on-one visits. She is grateful for the chance to mentor her teams while also interacting with the residents. Extremely passionate about being a servant leader, spending meaningful time with the residents gives Lori a sense of enthusiasm and energy. She has a particularly special place in her heart for Memory Care, and feels giving back to the senior generation is a gift and a blessing. Outside of work, Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. A baseball family, they typically spend weekends on the diamond. Her guiding principles are loving kindness and open-mindedness. A quote about her role on the team: “Servant-leadership is all about making the goals clear, and then rolling your sleeves up and doing whatever it takes to help people win.” -  Ken Blanchard

Team member Daniel at Bella Vista Senior Living in Mesa, ArizonaDaniel Novak

Corporate Director of Food and Beverage, Senior Division

Daniel Novak, a native Detroiter, has been working in management, food service, and senior living for over 20 years. His day-to-day responsibilities include working with our culinary teams developing dining programs, setting and maintaining standards, verifying food safety compliance and ensuring quality. Dan treats each day as an opportunity to exceed our residents expectations by creating a spectacular dining experience from start to finish inclusive of food, ambiance, décor and service. When not at work, he enjoys cooking for family and friends, dining out trying new restaurants, and fishing and spending time at his cottage in Northern Michigan.

Team member Michael at Bella Vista Senior Living in Mesa, ArizonaMichael MacDonnell

Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing - Beztak and All Seasons Senior Living Portfolio

Having spent 16 of his over 18 years’ industry experience in related and relevant positions, Michigan native Michael MacDonell is responsible for oversight of the Beztak and All Seasons Senior Living salesforce as a whole. This includes active involvement in the success and optimization of all phases, from prospective-resident through to move-in. Michael particularly enjoys working with his team to engage with prospective residents and their families to discover how to best meet the individual needs of each. Outside of work, Michael stays busy helping his wife raise their two young boys. In addition to spending time with his family, he also enjoys playing music and bike riding. One of his chief guiding principles is “take ownership in everything you do.” A quote that inspires him is “We can all make a difference in the lives of others in need, because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences.” — Miya Yamanouchi

Team member Natalie at Bella Vista Senior Living in Mesa, ArizonaNatalie Stringer

Director of Artistic and Intellectual Planning

Originally from Washington D.C.,  Natalie brings over ten years’ experience in performing arts, nonprofit administration, and arts conference programming and producing to her role. As Director of Artistic and Intellectual Planning, she is responsible for curating and overseeing the artistic and educational programs for the All Seasons senior communities in MI, AZ, and FL. More specifically, Natalie actively conceptualizes, develops, maintains, and controls the vision, venue, and content that shapes the artistic, educational, and cultural programming of the All Seasons communities. Natalie believes there’s no better feeling than witnessing a room of strangers form an innate bond because of a shared art experience. When not working, she enjoys travel, exploring the outdoors, writing, and seeing as many new performers as she can. A quote that inspires her is “The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers.” (James Baldwin).