Meet Our Team

Sam Guedouar, Executive Director

Sam Guedouar is the executive director for The Terraces at Bonita Springs. Prior to joining The Terraces in January 2018, Mr. Guedouar served as the executive director for The Amsterdam at Harborside, a CCRC in Port Washington, New York. Preceding his profession in the health care industry, Mr. Guedouar held a long career in hospitality, serving as the general manager to numerous upscale and luxury hotels throughout the United States. Mr. Guedouar holds a master’s degree in health care administration from Utica College, a bachelor’s degree in community and health services from the State University of New York, several certifications in hotel and restaurant management from Northeastern University in Boston, and a degree in hospitality and tourism from the University of Paris, Sorbonne. As a language enthusiast, Mr. Guedouar also speaks five languages at varying levels of fluency.

Celeste Lynch, Director of Resident Services

Celeste J. Lynch is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), with a Master of Science Degree in Gerontology from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation from Slippery Rock University. She is a native of Pennsylvania and moved to Naples, FL in 2000. Celeste has worked in the senior living industry for over 30 years. She is a Dementia Specialist and has been published in several recreational therapy journals over the years. Celeste has a passion for working with older adults in order to assist them in enhancing their well-being.

Cookie Lam Flack, Director of Food and Beverage

As the director of dining services, Cookie’s goal is to create a memorable dining experience for our residents, family members and guests. Cookie brings more than 30 years of food service and hospitality experience to The Terraces and has an extensive background in marketing, catering and as an independent restaurant owner in her home town of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Before relocating to Southwest Florida, Cookie graduated with her degree in business management and served as a member of the Rotary and Chamber of Commerce. Cookie’s commitment and desire to provide the ultimate experience is marked by her knowledge of hospitality and ability to build a service-driven team.

David Kremer, Director, SantaFe Senior Living Foundation, Inc.

David previously served as executive director of the St. Camillus Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 15 years. He formed active planned giving committees and worked with volunteers to secure support for those in assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support, ultimately raising $16 million to help seniors. He has worked as a volunteer, committee member and board member for local chapters of both the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and was president of the Southeast Wisconsin chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

Scott Miceli, Director of Human Resources

Scott Miceli is the Director of Human Resources at the Terraces at Bonita Springs. Prior to joining The Terraces in November of 2018, Scott served as a Command Master Chief in the U.S. Navy. Proceeding his profession as a Human Resources Professional in the health care industry, Scott held a long career as a leader in the U.S. Navy where he was a senior advisor to several C-Level military executives and was most recently responsible for the careers of more than 2,000 U.S. Navy Sailors. Scott retired after 28 years of devoted service to our country. Scott holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with concentration on Human Resource Management as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Aeronautics. Additionally, he holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute.
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