Meet The Team

Becca Black Interim Executive Director La Marea

Becca Black

Executive Director

Becca Black has extensive experience working in independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities. Becca received her undergraduate degrees in sociology, gerontology and long-term care administration from Kansas State University. After graduation, she completed her administer-in-training program at one of the first memory care units in the state of Kansas. Raised by her grandparents on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, Becca attributes her work ethic, humility and passion for advancing dignified care for seniors to her upbringing.  

When she is not working, she enjoys Kansas football, traveling, cooking, art, and spending time with family and friends. 

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Javier Gomez

Senior Generations Program Director

Javier Gomez has been working in the senior living space for 13 years. He started as a server before transitioning into a caregiver role and then a medication tech. While he has spent time in both assisted living and memory care, he discovered his true passion of serving those with memory impairments while caring for a family member with dementia. Javier is a licensed EMT in the state of California and is excited to work in the Generations community.

Outside of work, Javier enjoys spending time with his kids, exploring San Diego and cheering on the Raiders.

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Ann Robinson

Vibrant Life® Director

Ann Robinson is the Vibrant Life® director for La Marea, and while she has worked with the senior population in different capacities and settings, her favorite role is being an activity director. Prior to joining La Marea, she worked as an assistant activity director at a senior living community for nearly five years. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and finds connections between her education and her work as both involve organizational dynamics and human relations.

This role is Ann’s passion. Her Filipino upbringing places a strong cultural value on love and respect for the elderly. It is Ann’s mission to make each day count for the residents. She loves getting to know them and ensuring every resident remains involved through activities. Seeing the residents happy makes Ann happy.   

Ann lives in Carlsbad with her husband and their two children. When not at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family. 

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Melissa Kramer

Director of Sales and Marketing

Melissa Kramer’s dedication to serving seniors formed in her early years when caring for her grandmother with Alzheimer’s. During her time working in the senior living industry, Melissa has served as a memory care activity director, is a certified dementia practitioner and is pursuing additional studies in gerontology. Melissa feels strongly about assisting families during the difficult transition of moving into a senior living community.  

In her free time, Melissa enjoys hiking, trying new things, doing puzzles and playing board games, and spending time with her two children.

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Reika Villagomez Marron

Senior Business Office Director

Reika Villagomez Marron joins the La Marea family with over 14 years of experience in senior living and care. She began her career as a caregiver in Pensacola, Florida, in 2008, and eventually became the lead resident services secretary for the same community. In 2012, Reika relocated to California and has spent time working at multiple senior living communities. Her favorite part of the job is being able to work with amazing people and residents.

As the Business Office director, Reika looks forward to spending more time with La Marea’s wonderful staff and deepening both professional and personal connections. She and her office pug, Samson, are grateful for the warm welcome and look forward to life at La Marea! 

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Andre McShae

Culinary Services Director

Andre McShae brings over 20 years of experience working as a culinary director in senior living to La Marea. He earned his degree in culinary and fine arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, and advanced through their master’s culinary program at their sister location in Pasadena and Hollywood, Calif. He also studied nutrition at Cal Poly Pomona, earning his certification as a Certified Dietary Manager. 

In his free time, he enjoys building Harley-Davidsons, writing and spending time in the kitchen with his family. 

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Mike Anastasia

Director of Rehab, EmpowerMe

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Holly Davis

Occupational Therapist, EmpowerMe

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