We're Not A Business - We're A Family.
Schonberg & Associates takes great pride in the local, personalized, all-hands-on-deck environment we have cultivated in the eleven retirement communities we own and operate throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. It is very important to us that each community is a reflection of the unique culture and history of the residents that reside there, and we take great care in handpicking community leaders and team members that foster and enrich the special qualities that make each community its own.
Over the years, we have cooked up a recipe of exceptional care and incomparable amenities that has led to growth and great satisfaction among our residents, but rest assured that there is nothing formulaic or "big box" about our communities. We are deeply passionate about investing in and developing smaller, tight-knit communities that feel like home to our residents and allow us to provide the level of customized care and attentiveness that they deserve.
Uniquely positioned as a leading expert in the strategy behind both developing and managing top-tier retirement communities and their day-to-day operations, Schonberg & Associates is committed to setting the standard in independent living, assisted living, and memory care throughout the region. Our leadership team continues to seek out ideal new locations to further fulfill our passion for providing residents and their families with the most exceptional level of comfort and care possible, just as we would expect for a member of our own family.
Schonberg & Associates is committed to ensuring that every resident we are privileged to serve is treated with respect and compassion, embraced by a spirit of community that reveres and encourages the unique dignity of each individual.
Schonberg and Associates Team
DAVID SCHONBERG, OWNER & MANAGING MEMBER
Following his extensive pursuit of the gold standard in senior care, South Louisiana native David Schonberg and a team of local investors, architects and contractors broke ground on The Suites at Sugar Mill Point in Houma, Louisiana in January 2001. David's background in healthcare and assisted living administration, combined with years of education, research, and planning, have yielded the finest level of senior care available in each of the communities owned and operated by Schonberg properties. Schonberg's trademark “neighborhood” concept for varying levels of need-based care represents the highest standards of assisted living and future growth in the industry. Schonberg has gone on to develop and operate six of the finest assisted living and memory care communities throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, and he recently acquired ownership of three assisted living and memory care communities in South Carolina, which now proudly bear the Schonberg name and distinction. Most recently, Schonberg opened Beau Provence, which is the first and only memory care exclusive community in the Mandeville, LA, area, where he also debuted the Schonberg Alzheimer's Education and Support Center.
MIKE SCHONBERG, Chief Legal Officer
Mike possesses over 25 years of experience as an attorney and counselor, advising sophisticated clients in a wide variety of industries, including commercial real estate, healthcare, semiconductor, software, and international manufacturing. These years of experience have served in cultivating Mike’s seasoned expertise as a trial lawyer specializing in complex business cases involving real estate development, corporate governance, asset purchase and partnership agreements, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, non-competition issues, and insurance-related matters.
Mike’s successes in the courtroom have earned him recognition as one of The Best Lawyers in America for 2016/2017 by Woodward/White Inc., as well as being named on several state-wide lists that include Thomson Reuter’s Texas Super Lawyers (2009-2017), D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40 (2006), and Thomson Reuter’s Texas Rising Stars (2004-2006). Mike is a member of both the Texas and New York bar associations and has been admitted to practice in numerous federal courts around the country, as well as the International Trade Commission. Mike is also passionate about encouraging and mentoring students that are pursuing careers as trial lawyers. Mike has been a volunteer Adjunct Faculty Member of the Louisiana State University Law School Trial Advocacy Program for over 15 years. He has also volunteered with local bar organizations to mentor and judge high school mock trial competitions and to provide pro bono services to those in need.
Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from Louisiana State University before going on to graduate cum laude from Tulane Law School, where he was Order of the Coif, a Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review,and a Senior Teaching Fellow mentoring first-year law students in the Legal Research & Writing curriculum.
JOE RODRIGUEZ, Chief Financial Officer
Joe is a seasoned finance and analytics professional with over a decade of experience in financial planning and management that includes capital development and operations analysis. Joe leads the company’s financial operations, oversees business and budget performances, and works directly with key lending institutions in obtaining optimal financing for the company and its acquisitions and new developments.
Prior to becoming part of the Schonberg Care family, Joe has served in roles that include Manager of Capital Analytics, Director of Planning and Analysis, and Director of Operational Excellence for a number of major casinos, managing multi-million dollar budgets and overseeing the financial responsibilities for almost a hundred different departments made up of over 2,000 team members. During his time in the casino industry, Joe was selected as Team Member of the Year for the exceptional leadership he displayed in several challenging special projects, including evaluation of that casino’s investment overseas in Vietnam.
Joe is a native of the south Louisiana area and an alumnus of Loyola University New Orleans. He holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the university. Joe is passionate about employing his extensive experience in the world of finance to serve and benefit others, engaging in mentoring opportunities that include the Financial Management Acceleration Program for recent college graduates entering the field of financial analysis and Loyola University’s College of Business Executive Mentor program for current students.
BRAD MARKBY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS & MARKETING
Brad possesses over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, a calling that has allowed him to fulfill his life’s passion for making people feel happy and at home in an environment created and cultivated especially for them. He began his career in hotel management, earning his certification in Hotel Administration before going on to serve as a General Manager and Vice President of Operations for major full-service hotel management companies. His love for creating a sense of community led him to transition to Assisted Living in 2000, and he has since served as both Vice President of Operations for one of the nation’s largest providers of senior living services and facilities and as the Chief Operating Officer for a leading assisted living management company. He also served as the President of the Georgia Chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA).
Brad joined the Schonberg & Associates team because he was drawn to the company’s unique dedication to exceptional resident services and award-winning care, and his impressive experience, extensive industry knowledge, and genuine heart for the residents he serves makes Brad the ideal individual to ensure that Schonberg’s vision and values continue to be successfully carried out within its growing number of communities.
Jessica Dallager, Associate
Jessica serves Schonberg and Associates by supporting the financial operations for every community. As a graduate of Tulane University with a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Management, Jessica provides Schonberg with a well-rounded knowledge of accounting and business practices. Jessica pursued her role at Schonberg because she desired to work for a company that provides healthcare services, and she was drawn to Schonberg’s person-centered care model. Prior to Schonberg, Jessica gained experience working in the assurance department at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she assisted with client audits. Jessica is deeply committed to the success of the Schonberg communities and to the wellbeing of each and every resident.
Julie Henry, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, Memory Care & Program Services
Julie brings a deep passion for providing the highest quality of care at every stage to her role at Schonberg and Associates, coupled with many years of experience in assisted living memory care and hospice. Over the course of her career, Julie has developed a particular affinity for end-of-life care. Her compassion and expertise makes her an excellent mentor for caregivers in providing exceptional, personalized end-of-life care and support to residents and their loved ones. Prior to joining the Schonberg team, Julie served as the Director of Personal Care Services for The Medical Team, where she was responsible for business development, marketing, and medication management services. Julie was an NOCC board member for many years, and she was honored as a Top 100 Nurse in the State of Louisiana in 2014. Julie earned her degree in Nursing from Nicholls State University.
FAITH CAMET-CALUDA, SENIOR Staff Support
Faith has been a licensed nurse for 24 years, and she possesses over 17 years of leadership experience at specialized assisted living communities, serving in roles that have included Executive Director, Director of Programs, and Director of Assisted Living. Faith grew up in Harahan, LA. She graduated in 1993 from Louisiana Vo/Tech in Practical Nursing, and she has worked in the senior long-term care field ever since. Faith has a very special passion for serving seniors, especially those with dementia- it gives her the ultimate sense of joy to provide them with the extra bit of understanding and compassion they need to thrive! Faith provides all community staff members with specialized Dementia Care training, and she is also an American Heart Association-certified CPR, First Aid, & AED instructor. Faith is 100% dedicated to ensuring that the consistent, exceptional care that Schonberg communities are known for is carried out for each and every resident we serve, and her support is invaluable in helping Schonberg Care continue to set a new standard in senior living.
Schonberg Care Core Values
What Truly Matters to Us as a Company
We are committed to redefining assisted living and memory care.
We are at the forefront of our industry. We provide the expertise and vision that will advance the assisted living and memory care industry, as well as the vision and impact of our company.
We put our residents and their families first.
Everything we do is in the best interest of our residents, and we engage our residents and their families in every aspect of their care.
We appreciate and value that each resident is unique.
We respect our elders and their life stories. We aim to know each resident on a personal basis, including their histories, families, goals and dreams.
We respect our elders.
We only have team members who appreciate and respect their elders; people who understand that recognizing our residents’ life stories empowers them to provide exceptional care that is personal and meaningful.
We give our best every day of the year.
We provide our best work, care and service every day. How we do business is as important as the business we do.
We support team excellence.
Our success depends on the happiness of every team member. We maintain a work environment that motivates and rewards, and we provide our team members with the education and resources they need to succeed.
We are proud members of our community.
Our business is directly tied to the communities we serve, in which we work and live. We strive to be a good neighbor and true community resource.
We make a difference every day, at every stage of life.
We’re a family of caring, committed individuals. This is more than a job; we have a spirit to serve, and we’re honored to be there for our residents and their families through every stage of care.
The Schonberg Philosophy of Care
We recognize that each of our residents is unique, and encourage that individuality. Our approach focuses on understanding the personal history and lifestyle of each resident, so that they can continue to live in a way that feels comfortable and familiar, while receiving the assistance and support needed to live their best lives.