About Us


Stephani Johnson, Executive Director

Stephani Johnson brings 25 years of experience in senior living, having served as a licensed administrator for skilled nursing, independent living, and assisted living communities in South Carolina, North Carolina and California. She also was the owner and operator for a home care agency and an assisted living community in California.

Over the years Stephani has become proficient in recruiting and managing employees; patient relations; sales and marketing; developing proposals and negotiating contracts; and interfacing with physicians, bank executives, trust officers, attorneys, clients, subcontractors and vendors. She has extensive experience with quality assurance, process Improvement, clinical and employee personnel and chart auditing, utilization review, reimbursement, budgeting, occupancy, financial statements, cost containment and federal, state, and local regulatory agencies for diverse companies.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this one-of- a-kind retirement community,” said Johnson. “There’s simply nothing else in the area that compares to The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island. “It is the perfect choice for those who are ready to downsize and just enjoy life on the waterfront.”

Johnson is a cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Ann Igou, Director of Health Services

Ann has spent most of her nursing career in the field of geriatrics.  As director of Senior Health Services for HCA in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she was the licensed nursing home administrator and oversaw the rehabilitation unit and geriatric psychiatric inpatient and outpatient units.  She was director of nursing for a 158-bed health care center within the Westminster-Canterbury Continuing Care Retirement Community in Richmond, Virginia.

At Covenant Woods CCRC in Mechanicsville, Virginia, Ann served as Director of Nursing, responsible for care and staffing in the clinic, independent and assisted living, memory support and health care.

She received her RN diploma from Brenau-Hall School of Nursing in Gainesville, Georgia.  Ann earned her BSN at the University of South Carolina-Spartenburg and her master’s degree in nursing administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.  She also holds a gerontology certificate of graduate studies from the University of South Carolina.

Gloria Byron, Business Manager

Gloria brings over 20 years of management experience to The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island, including working as a medical practice manager in Georgia, Tennessee and Washington.  She most recently served as a market operations manager in South Carolina for a leading health care service company. During her career, Gloria has gained extensive experience in operations analysis, data processing, finance, accounting and human resources.  She has a strong ability to streamline processes, maximize efficiency and foster professional relationships within organizations.  She is committed to excellence in service.

At The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island, Gloria provides support to team members and residents and helps ensure everyone receives quality service.  “I am so excited to be part of this community and love building relationships with our residents,” she says.  “This is such a momentous time in their lives and I am so honored I can be a part of it.”

Pauline Giron, Director of Community Relations

Pauline Giron, whose 18 years of experience in senior living include working as a licensed residential care facility administrator. At The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island, Giron helps lead families through the inquiry and move-process. “I assist future residents and their families with navigating the process to find the solution that works best for them,” says Giron. “I also use my extensive experience in creating and maintaining relationships with physicians, nursing homes, hospitals, homecare agencies and case managers to bring the best resources to the families we serve.

Kathy West, Community Relations Counselor

For Kathy West, assisting residents and family members by helping them make the right choices is extremely rewarding.  She has 23 years of experience in all aspects of senior living, including case management and service coordination.  Kathy understands the importance of building strong relationships that create success.  At Bayshore on Hilton Head Island, her focus is on maintaining relationship with others including physicians, case managers and other specialty providers. Kathy enjoys providing residents and family members with resources during the transition from home to independent and assisted living.  She serves others with kindness, compassion and integrity, and strives to make The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island a comfortable environment that feels like home.

Tina Fraser, Director of Culinary Services

Chef Tina Fraser Owens began her culinary career studying at Johnson & Wales in Charleston, South Carolina.  She has since opened her own restaurant and served as a food and beverage director for a senior living community on Hilton Head Island and in Beaufort before coming to The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island. Born and raised in the low country of South Carolina, Tina has a love for cooking traditional southern dishes.  She brings that passion to The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island where she serves residents her exceptional grilled salmon, low country boil, and shrimp and grits. “I love cooking for the residents and sharing my favorite recipes with them,” says Tina. “It makes me happy knowing they enjoy these meals as much as I do.”


The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is managed by a nationwide leader: Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, leads the way in senior living with over 40 years of proven experience. Life Care Services brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship, lifestyle-centered services as well as high quality health services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them.


Bayshore Retirement Living was formed in late 2012 for the specific purpose of developing high quality senior housing communities throughout the southeastern United States. The two primary Principals of Bayshore, Thilo Best and Greg Iglehart, have been in the senior housing and multi-family industries respectively for their entire careers. The goal of Bayshore is to develop the “next generation” of senior housing communities by implementing best practices in design, space utilization and building techniques from the senior housing and multi-family industries.