Meet the Team
Deborah Savoie started her career in senior care working with her sister-in-law’s physical therapy company. As her passion for seniors grew, so did her career. In 1991, she accepted her first executive director role in an assisted living community. In 2008, she became a regional operations manager of an assisted living company. In 2010, her passion and love for seniors took her back into an assisted living community as an executive director.
“The best part of my day is knowing I’ve made a difference in a resident’s life.”
Outside of work, Deborah enjoys the theater and the opera.
Co-Director of Sales and Marketing
Allison Rodman lives in the Millsmont area of Oakland with her life partner of 35 years, Amy Mueller, and their two children, who are in their teens to 20s. She is active in the professional women’s community, an engaged parent at Berkeley High School and a member of Kehilla Community Synagogue’s Chevre Kadisha. When not helping seniors, she spends time in her garden.
Before she began a career in senior living, Allison was an executive chef who morphed into ownership of one of the top 10 San Francisco catering companies. After adopting her two children in 1998, Allison shifted her career focus to working with seniors. As a communications manager and consultant with Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland or “The Chimes” (which she coined), she created Jazz at the Chimes, Opera at the Chimes, Day of the Dead celebration and other successful community programs to draw folks into its Julia Morgan-designed mausoleum. Shifting into senior care, Allison has been hired continually as a turnaround/outreach specialist for low-occupancy assisted living communities utilizing creative event marketing to turn the tide for robust community connections.
Co-Director of Sales and Marketing
Sharon Leech came to The Point at Rockridge having worked in the industry for eight years. Sharon loves creating relationships with the residents and helping seniors find their new homes.
Prior to working in the home care/community field, Sharon taught physics and algebra for 17 years.
Sharon’s favorite things are spending time with her two children, church and anything to do with water.
Culinary Services Director
Fabio was born and raised in Brazil, and after graduating from college, he moved to San Francisco. From a young age, Fabio had a passion for everything that included food, as the kitchen has always felt like home to him.
His Italian and German ancestry passed on the love of food and cooking as well. Family gatherings for him have always revolved around the menu and cooking. Eventually, Fabio turned his passion into his career path and started working in assisted living in early 2008.
Fabio’s personal commitment in his life is to continue to learn and study about the relationships of food, health and nutrition, as he finds these subjects fascinating. He wholeheartedly incorporates this commitment into the meals he prepares to continue to help residents maintain vibrant health. In Fabio’s free time, he enjoys playing soccer, painting, and spending time with friends and family.
Mary Ann C. de Lara
Generations Program Director
Business Office Director
Kim was born and raised in the Philippines, where the social model is that the entire family takes care of their elders – so advocating for her elders in the assisted living model comes naturally.
Kim started working in the assisted living business in 2013 with humble and rewarding beginnings working as a caregiver, medical technician and wellness manager. With a degree in nursing and many classes (and a HUGE interest) in accounting, Kim could not resist an opportunity to work in the business office as the assistant to the business office director. Eight months later, Kim found herself being offered the very busy and complex position of business office director here at The Point at Rockridge. She finds this work very challenging and rewarding.
Kim describes herself as a homebody when she’s not at work. She enjoys quiet time with her husband and loves going on road trips for travel and adventure.
Vibrant Life® Director
Joe Karpanty was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Joe has been happily married for 24 years and has a 10-year-old son, Joshua. His journey to San Francisco occurred while he was aboard the USS Carl Vinson nuclear aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy during the Cold War years of 1984 to 1988.
Joe graduated summa cum laude from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies management. He is blessed as he loves his job, which is his passion, his love and his honor to work with the greatest generation our country has ever seen.
Joe’s motto is “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why!"
Building Services Director
Rod Patindol came to The Point having worked for senior living communities for the last 10 years. Rod has great satisfaction helping seniors and creating order and beauty in his building. Prior to that, he was a technician for Dish Network for nine years.
He moved here from the Philippines with his family in 1996 and settled in the Bay Area. Rod is married and has four children. He loves to camp with his family and has explored the mountains and beaches of the West Coast.