Our Amazing Staff

Beach House people are amazing! It starts with you, of course – our residents and neighbors. And, our staff is experienced, compassionate, and professional. Our nurses, activity directors, housekeepers, professional chefs, therapists, office managers, maintenance folks – all are here to serve you. But our most cherished employees are our caregivers – you can count on these fine people to take care of your every need.

Our Executive Director is a trained assisted living professional. But we go beyond what is mandated by the State – our management and nursing personnel are exposed to rigorous training and continuing education with Life Care Services.

Your transition to Beach House promises to be a smooth one. Our staff has worked with numerous families to assist during this important transition. We work closely with every new resident to ensure their move goes as smoothly as possible, from settling into their new home, to meeting new friends at meal time, and everything in between.

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Liz DiSano

Executive Director

Liz DiSano was born in Brooklyn, New York and her family relocated to Florida over 36 years ago. Liz is currently married to her Best Friend since 2013, she has 1 daughter, 1 step-daughter and 3 sons, she also has 9 beautiful grandchildren.

Liz has been worked in the Senior Living Industry for over 14 years, she has been a licensed Assisted Living Administrator since 2007.

Liz is very passionate to serve the residents and families and to provide the care and compassion they deserve with Dignity & Respect. She believes strongly in empowering residents to maintain independence and live life to the fullest.

In her spare time, Liz enjoys spending weekends with her family, relaxing at the beach and enjoying a nice motorcycle ride with her husband on his Harley.

Kizza Copeland JAXBH Director of Nursing

Kizza Copeland

Director of Nursing

Kizza Copeland grew up in Destin, Florida, she has lived in the Jacksonville, Florida area since 2003.
She has worked in the Senior Living industry for over 20 years, she is an LPN and also ALF Core Licensed.
Kizza started at Beach House in July 2020 as our Director of Nursing, she is very passionate about providing individualized holistic care and provides the residents with the best quality of care.
Kizza has 1 daughter and 2 sons and 2 beautiful grandchildren.
Kizza enjoys spending time on the beach and riding her motorcycle.

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Perry Slater

Director of Sales and Marketing

Perry was born and raised in Cincinnati, Oh. After graduating from Miami of Ohio, Perry joined the Navy in 1986 and was designated a Naval Aviator in July of 1989 flying the F-4 and F-18. He served 21 years and retired a Commander.
Perry has been in the healthcare field for the better part of 15 years serving seniors and their families.  He is married and has two adult grown boys. His goal is to continue to enrich the lives of the residents living at the Beach House and to be an integral addition to the Beach House family.

Joan Heard JAXBH Culinery Director

Joan Heard

Director of Culinary Services

Joan Heard grew up in Georgia. She was married in 1979 and was married for 39 years. She was blessed to have 3 wonderful children, 2 boys and a girl.  Joan’s husband passed away in 2018. Joan has been cooking since she was 16 years old, and worked at the Picadilly Cafe for over 28 years. She then made a career move, venturing into healthcare setting which she has been doing for over 15 years.


Ann Gannon

Life Enrichment Director

Ann Gannon has recently come to beach house as the Life Enrichment Director of Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Ann has a very extensive background in healthcare administration and has been creating life enrichment programs throughout Florida for over ten years.

Ann believes that life enrichment programs and personally tailored programs for people in assisted living and memory care are very important and significant for physical and emotional wellbeing.

Every person has a story, have led interesting lives and it is Ann’s passion to validate and enhance all of our resident’s daily lives.

Ann is very excited to have the opportunity to work at Beach house and to have the opportunity to bring new, exciting, and stimulating
programs to the Beach House Community.


Catherine Rogers

Business Office Manager

Cathy serves as our business office manager and has spent many years working in the financial industry before finding her home at Beach House. Cathy is a native to the Jacksonville Beach community and is happy to be providing services that benefit our seniors.

Cathy lives in Jacksonville Beach with her husband. When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her family and with her puppy, Fiona. She also enjoys doing cross fit, and scuba diving with her family.

William Buckley JAXBH Plant Operations Director

William Buckley

Plant Operations Director

Worked in 3 Senior communities as a Director of Plant Operations. 34 wonderful years with his wife Donna along with 3 kids and 1 granddaughter.

Enjoy Golfing, Riding his motorcycle, and boating.

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Vanetta Mills

Business Office Manager

Vanetta was born in Brooklyn New York and raised in Jacksonville Fl from the age of 18 months by her father and Grandmother. Vanetta has one Son and a Grand Daughter. As a child Vanetta volunteered with her family during the holidays at Senior Living Communities enjoying it so much she wished to make it her career when she grew up.

On March 17th, 2000 she started working in a Senior Living Community as a Resident Aide.
In 2004 she relocated to another Senior Living Community for a little over ten years. Within those 10 years she became Assisted Living Core Certified in 2012 and worked as the Manager for the Senior Living Community.

On December 8th, 2014 I joined the Beach House family as a Certified Nursing Assistant, in 2017 I transferred to the position of Concierge which has been an amazing experience the last 4 years.
in September 2020 I was promoted within and I am looking forward to my new career move chapter as the Business Office Director here with my Beach House family.