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.
When Pauline Giron assumed her new position, she already knew she would be working in a very special community—because she had served as director of community relations for The Bayshore since its opening. It was a natural move for Pauline, whose 20 years of experience in senior living encompass community relations, sales and operations, including a position as a licensed residential care facility administrator. Now, as well as handling accounting, finances and human resource for The Bayshore, Pauline remains a trusted resource of information and guidance for those families she assisted at move-in.
“Seeing how delighted they are now that they see the reality of all that The Bayshore offers is so fulfilling,” she say. “It really is like being on vacation every day. The Bayshore is a wonderful choice.”
Pauline’s well-rounded perspective in several aspects of senior living serves her well. “I 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.”
For South Carolina native Ginger Shiflett, working with seniors has always been energizing and rewarding. “I truly feel we learn more about living when we serve seniors than at any other time of our lives. For me, they represent a generation of wisdom you won’t find in any other environment. I love being a part of their life journey and having the privilege to work in their homes daily.”
Ginger has invested 20+ years in a career that has included launching and representing new communities, sales and marketing, administration, training, revenue maximization, life enrichment, community relation, and more. She’s often been called upon to offer her expertise and experience in order to help a community build its census. Ginger also has experience in hospice. She was drawn to The Bayshore for several reasons: the fact that it is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS Company; for its flexibility, and the support of the owners/developers. “The Bayshore is the first of its kind in the state with a unique license that allows supportive assisted living services to be brought to residents in their independent living apartments. This has been especially helpful with keeping couples together. Families staying together and truly aging in place is very important to me.
“Here, our residents gain more independence, and are served by truly caring hearts with a nurse present at all hours. The amenities and care are outstanding, freeing families to once again embrace their role of son and daughter versus being the primary caregiver. Self-care for these families is important to me. They know their loved one is in a special place. I think there’s just something about aging by the sea that is healing.”
It’s not often someone can bring experience in every facet of senor living to their daily duties, but India Fain can do just that. As Director of Life Enrichment at The Bayshore, India’s daily goal is to help keep residents as engaged and stimulated as possible. “We create activities that meet the individual needs and personalities of our residents,” she says. “I also work closely with families to plan community parties and events for their loved ones. If a resident previously was not that active prior to moving to The Bayshore, I help design new experiences for them that they can enjoy. Here, they truly become part of a bigger family and can feel special.”
India’s extensive training and experience enables her to offer even more to residents and families. While earning her degree in health care management, India did an internship in a long-term care community. In that community, she worked in each department and gained specific knowledge in maintenance, admissions, social services, business, housekeeping, activities and in nursing. India obtained her CNA (certified nursing assistant) license. She also served as Business Office Manager with another long-term care facility.
“I’ve worked hand-in-hand with residents, families and staff,” says India, “which gives me a well-rounded perspective for addressing resident concerns. I also understand what families want for their loved ones, which is to keep them stimulated and happy. And with The Bayshore’s great location and amenities, that’s something we can do very well.”
The beautiful building and grounds of The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island sets a high standard for quality and first-class ambiance, so it’s good to know that a seasoned professional is on the job. Dan Kleckley brings 38 years of experience in office and plant operations in several aspects of the construction industry, with a solid understanding of all that is involved, from construction, power and mechanical to plumbing, electrical, safety, maintenance and more. He has both worked with companies and served as president and owner.
“I am enjoying getting to know the residents of Bayshore and helping make their lives even more enjoyable,” says Dan. When he’s not on the clock, Dan enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with his wife of 37 years, his four children and grandchildren.
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.