Stephanie McKinnon

Executive Director

Stephanie McKinnon, has lead teams as a charge nurse and Director of Health and Wellness before taking on her new role as Executive Director. She came to our community with more than six years’ experience and a passion for caring for seniors. Stephanie is a natural leader making sure the needs of each resident are met every day with their customized lifestyle. We welcome you to come meet Stephanie and learn all about the wonderful lifestyle available at Discovery Commons At Bradenton.

tara stonebridge

Tara Stonebridge

Director of Health & Wellness

Tara Stonebridge, Director of Health & Wellness, has lead teams in both assisted living and skilled nursing as a charge nurse, Director of Health & Wellness, and Memory Care Director. She came to our community with over 22 years of experience and passion for caring for seniors. Tara leads our team daily to ensure that we are meeting the needs of each resident. She works diligently to customize a lifestyle that is the right fit for your loved one as their needs may change. We welcome you to come meet Tara and discuss how she can lessen your responsibility of caring for your loved one and improve their quality of life as well as yours.

Melanie Rhoades

Director of Recreation and Events

We invite you to meet Melanie Rhoades, Director of Recreation and Events, and learn more about the exciting things happening at our community every day. Melanie has worked in healthcare for the last five years including being a Care Staff Manager, activities associate and promoted to Activities and Recreation Director. She strives to make every day meaningful and enriching to our residents. Whether leading our residents in music therapy or chair exercises, enjoying a crafting experience, or a fun game, she always has a bright smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye.

David J. McPherson

Executive Chef

Executive Chef, David J. McPherson, has been with Discovery Commons At Bradenton since 2005. As a Veteran, he connects with many of our residents, sharing stories of service to our country. He brings the best dining experience to each resident, every day. Working with only the freshest ingredients available, he creates nutritious and delicious meals that puts smiles on all residents’ faces. We welcome you to meet Chef David and experience his passion for cooking in person. Please call today to schedule your tour and enjoy a complimentary lunch on us!