Meet the Team
Get to know the talented individuals that help make our community great.
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.
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, 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.
Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, Chef Hicham Elmadi discovered his love for cooking as a young boy in his mother’s kitchen. After graduating from The International Culinary school in Casablanca in 1998, he continued to develop his skills in fine restaurants around the world. Chef Hicham has previously led fine-dining restaurants in Spain; Italy; France; Atlanta, Georgia; and most recently, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
While in Europe, Chef Hicham was approached by the prominent Paris-based restaurant group, Les Freres Blanc, to make a move to the United States. He initially served as Chef de Cuisine at Au Pied de Cochon, an offshoot of the famed Parisian restaurant located within Atlanta’s posh InterContinental Hotel. He was subsequently named Executive Chef at Ciao Bella, Atlanta’s oldest and finest Italian restaurant. Chef Hicham’s unique expertise, skills and experience bring a new and unique dimension to The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island.
Mabe’l’s wealth of expertise in multiple aspects of the medical field makes her an exemplary choice for her position at The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island, which is strongly focused on lifelong wellness for each resident in each phase of life. Specifically, she has extensive experience in hospital units centered on medical-surgical needs, chemotherapy, intensive care and emergency medicine. The native of Panama also has worked as a liaison for HCA Rehabilitation Hospitals as well as in several capacities in home health. Mabe’l’s impressive credentials include serving as a director of nursing for a skilled nursing facility for several years.
When she’s not overseeing the health needs of residents of The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island, Mabe’l enjoys spending time with her daughter, Tatiana. Mabe’l has been a resident of South Carolina since 2008. We join our residents and their family members in being very glad she is here!
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.