At Cypress Cove, we are creating a neighborhood of friendly people, fresh ideas, and new possibilities. Our employees are valued resources in helping us accomplish our mission. We feel so lucky to have such a supportive staff at Cypress Cove and are proud to announce the following additions to our team.
Tim Ficker, Executive Director at Cypress Cove
Tim Ficker, Executive Director at Cypress Cove from 2009 to 2013, has accepted transition into the HealthPark Florida Life Plan Community’s top management position. He returned to Cypress Cove this past October in an interim capacity and recently agreed to move into the executive director’s role for a longer period. Ficker brings with him 25 years of experience in executive leadership in the senior living field. During his management career with senior retirement communities, he has served for some of the country’s most progressive and successful continuing care retirement communities.
Mary Franklin, Associate Executive Director at Cypress Cove
Mary Franklin has been promoted to Associate Executive Director at Cypress Cove. Franklin is a smart and effective leader who is respected by residents and staff members alike. She joined Cypress Cove as Director of Resident Services, and in her new position, she will continue her leadership role with resident service functions and assume oversight for Cypress Cove’s three health services communities. Her dedication, caring, and professional acumen has made her the ideal choice to help guide the future of Cypress Cove.
Kimberly Scott, Director of Nursing at The Lodge
In 2016, Kimberly Scott was accepted into Cypress Cove’s newly launched employee scholarship program, which allowed her to earn her nursing degree and launched her toward her selection as the new Director of Nursing for The Lodge at Cypress Cove. The U.S. Air Force veteran is not a newcomer to the Cypress Cove staff, having joined the team in 2012 while schooling for her Licensed Practical Nursing certification from Cape Coral Technical College. With her new role as Director of Nursing, Scott will be responsible for overseeing clinical care and support of all residents at The Lodge.
Matthew Lessig, Administrator at The Lodge
Matthew Lessig has been appointed Administrator of The Lodge at Cypress Cove. Formerly, Lessig played an instrumental role in the design and start-up of the Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing unit where he served as Administrator. Cypress Cove is extremely pleased to have Lessig join the team with his experience and credentials, along with his strong belief in the concept of person-centered care. He is an excellent leader, filling a critical position within the community’s care management structure.
Bob Rahmanian, D.O., Medical Director for Cypress at Home
Dr. Rahmanian has been appointed as the Medical Director for Cypress at Home, the HealthPark Florida-based in-home care business that provides innovative services and solutions that support aging in place for older adults. Dr. Rahmanian, who completed his pre-medical studies at Wayne State University and medical schooling at Des Moines University, brings to the organization 20 years of experience as an emergency department physician. He has been providing care in the skilled nursing community for the past five years at facilities in Lee and Collier Counties, and his appointment adds another level of care and exceptional service offered by Cypress at Home.