Meet Our Team
Since 2016, Jaretta Love has been immersed in the assisted living arena. She was the Executive Director at Palm Terrace Assisted Living Facility and Admissions and Marketing Director at Belvedere Commons of Tampa Memory Care. Prior to that, she worked over ten years as a Financial Aid Administrator.
Her professional experience has always been geared toward helping others with a high demands on ethics and compliance. Her successes have been in creating strategic initiatives to maximize admissions, grow and maintain an acceptable facility census level. Jaretta is ALF CORE Certified, a Certified Alzheimer’s & Dementia Trainee, a Certified Medication Technician and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is a member of the Florida Assisted Living Association, Small Assisted Living Coalition, Florida Guardianship Association and the Florida Adult Day Care Association.
Jaretta’s personal mission is to help others by facilitating services between people and needed care. She is married with six children and one grandchild, enjoys spending quality time with her family and community, travelling and relaxing on the beach.
Founder / Managing Member
As a Residential Assisted Living Specialist (RALS™), Tony has earned the highest level of professional certification in the industry. With 77 million baby boomers, every day 10 thousand are turning 65 and 6 thousand are turning 85.
With the country’s population increasing in age, Tony is passionate towards providing would-be seniors with a safe and comfortable environment.
Tony is a member of Florida assisted living association (FALA) as well as RAL ACADEMY. He has passed the ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY – Core Competency Test and is an administrator in this space. He has surrounded himself with the experts in this industry, including Gene Guarino, who sits on his board of advisors.
Tony has become a Residential Assisted Living Specialist recognized in 2 states.
Tony is a member of the Tampa Bay Real Estate Investor Association and part of the National Real Estate Investors Association. He has owned and operated a construction company that specializes in fixing and flipping real estate investments.
He is married to Mirella Smeriglio for more than 18 years. His hobbies include reading, listening to music, attending live events, and traveling.
Executive Manager / COO
Mirella Smeriglio started her career as an office manager in a maintenance company. 11 years later, she became the owner of that same business with about 50 employees under her management.
Since 2004, Mirella has been an entrepreneur who takes on administrative and Human Resources duties.
For 18 years, Mirella has been married to Tony Damiano. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Damian. Mirella also loves Latin dancing, living an active lifestyle, and traveling.
My interest in geriatrics became apparent at 16 years old when I started working alongside my mother, every summer, at Oaks Nursing Home in Monroe LA. My career choice became clear, I wanted to work with the elderly.
After graduating from Neville High School in 1993, I attended Delta Community College and obtained my CNA certificate. Soon thereafter, I started working at Care Solution as a caregiver. After 10 years, I was promoted and transferred to the administrative office as hiring manager and scheduling coordinator. My duties included new hire orientation as well as targeted training for dementia, autistic and Alzheimer residents.
In 2015, I moved to Florida in search of career growth. I found it in Bella Vita! I started as caregiver and within a year, I became manager! My goal was and still is to make each resident feel happy, loved, comfortable and cared for every day, no matter the stage where they are at. Even on the hardest days, I love what I do especially when I see my residents smile, say ‘’thank you’’ or ‘’I am glad you are here with me’’. I would not trade it in for anything else!
As the manager for Bella Vita, I am determined and excited to work with the wonderful Team we have so that it can continue grow to be the best that it can be. I am happy to be a part of the Bella Vita Family!