Our Leadership

Douglas M. Baer, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Baer received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1983, and is a certified public accountant. Baer joined Brooks in May, 1991 as Vice President/Corporate Controller. In 1995 Baer was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.  He held this position for six years until he became Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer in June 2001.  The Board of Directors of Brooks Health System appointed Baer its President and CEO, effective October 1, 2002. Under his leadership, the 160-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital has been reorganized into Centers of Excellence, added a physician practice, and expanded the outpatient division into 35 sites, added rehabilitation management contracts and a joint venture. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Doug lives in Jacksonville Beach with his wife Laura and has three children.



Victor DeRienzo, PT, Chief Operating Officer, Aging Services and Outpatient

Victor DeRienzo, PT, currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Aging Services and Outpatient divisions. Mr. DeRienzo joined Brooks Rehabilitation in October 2004 and has progressed his career in the Outpatient Division most recently serving as VP of Outpatient. Under his leadership, the division has grown to over 40 locations throughout Fla., expanded service specialties/programmatics and produced an unprecedented increase in patient volumes as well as net revenue. Additional clinics are expected to open in the Orlando area in 2020 and 2021. Mr. DeRienzo graduated summa cum laude from Utica College, in central N.Y., with his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy.


Angela Youngblood, Administrator

Angela Youngblood is the new Administrator at Bartram Lakes Assisted Living Facility and The Green House® Residences. She comes to us with 12 years of nursing home experience, 3 years of hospital experience, 2 years of rehab experience, 14 years as an Assisted Living Administrator, and 22 years as a Registered Nurse. Angela is also a Pastor, proud mother of one daughter, and a small business owner.



Tremaine Shuler, LNHA, Administrator



Vickie King, Admissions Manager

Vickie King started her career working with Seniors in 1982. Earning a degree in Gerontology has allowed her the opportunity to work in a variety of organizations.  Her experience includes but is not limited to Home Health agencies, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing.   Vickie came to Brooks in 2011 and has been with Bartram Lakes since we opened.  Vickie works in marketing and admissions.  She is a great resource to our residents and their families and helps facilitate every aspect of the move in process.   You can reach Vickie at Vickie.King1@BrooksRehab.org.



Janet Giraitis, Receptionist

Janet decided to be a receptionist at Bartram Lakes after her experiences caring for her father who had suffered a stroke. After hearing about Bartram Lakes, Janet knew it was the right opportunity for her and would help fill the void she was left with when her father passed away. Now, Janet has many wonderful residents that fill her heart with joy!