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.
Maria Interiano, Regional Director, Aging Services
Maria Interiano, NHA, MHSA, is Vice President, Aging Services, for Brooks Rehabilitation based in Jacksonville, Fla. She has worked in the long-term care setting of the health care vertical for more than 14 years. At Brooks, she held previous prominent roles including Regional Director of Aging Services, and she served as the Administrator for the skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, memory care and housing. She holds a Masters degree in Executive Health Care Administration from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. She is credentialed as a Physical Therapy Assistant and as a Nursing Home and Assistive Living Administrator.
Andy Andre, Administrator
Andy Andre is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator at Brooks University Crossing where he has worked for 2 years. Andy is a graduate of the University of North Florida where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Science of Health. Andy is most passionate about service and the ability to help those who need help.
Stephanie Hoover, Administrator
In mid-2020, Stephanie was promoted as the new Administrator for Bartram Lakes and the Green House Residences. Stephanie has more than five years of experience in the skilled nursing setting, including nurse manager for Brooks Bartram Lakes and The Green House Residences from 2018 to 2020. Prior to her new title of Administrator and before Nurse Manager at our community, she was the Assistant Director of Nursing for a 120 bed skilled nursing facility. She was the facility educator, risk manager with an average of 140 employees at a time. Stephanie also assisted in starting up the successful in-house dialysis clinic. Stephanie graduated in 2013 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her nursing career has been dedicated to implementing best practices to ensure high quality care. Stephanie is a wife and mother of two beautiful children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the sunshine and outdoors of Florida and traveling.
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!