Michael Halpner

Executive Director

Michael came to us most recently from Atria Senior Living in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. Prior to senior living, Michael had a long career in hospitality, working for several upscale hotels in Manhattan, NY before moving to Atlanta, GA, where he worked for the corporate support teams of Wyndham Hotel Group and Radisson Hotels. Michael was inspired to go into senior living by seeing how fulfilled one of his mentors at Wyndham Hotel Group became after he made the switch to senior care. Michael is a graduate of Florida International University and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Gerontology at Kansas State University.

Edwin Cruz

Edwin Cruz

Recreation Events Coordinator

Edwin Cruz graduated with honors from Kean University in Union, New Jersey, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Recreation Management before taking up residence in Florida some 25 years ago.

Edwin holds a B.A. degree in Recreation Management, and has vast experience in the recreation field. He has gained valuable experience and knowledge from his past employment with skilled nursing homes, youth group homes, rehabilitative centers for youth and adults, private school camp and aftercare programs, city recreation centers and senior community living. “I enjoy what I do for the residents of our community and seeing their joy when they engage in our activities and events. The Celebrations team is the pulse of the community in that we ensure that our residents continue to pursue an active lifestyle.”


Antony Hansen

Food Service Director

We invite you to meet our Food Service Director, Antony Hansen. Antony attended Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Miami, Florida and has more than 15 years of culinary experience, with special focus on comfort food, Italian and Jewish dishes. Antony works closely with residents to accommodate their tastes and preferences, as well as any dietary restrictions. Superior food quality, menu diversity, and making every day dining a memorable experience are Antony’s top priorities.