At Rose Villa, we think the only person who really knows what makes your life worth living is… YOU. Rose Villa is set up around the fundamental principle of supporting each individual to live the life they choose. And not choose that life for you. We use the power of community to make each individual in it stronger, braver, and more independent. It’s a little crazy, isn’t it? A deep foundation of interdependence calls forth the singular strength and unique abilities of each person that contributes to it.
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Our Values

Engage. Empower. Grow.
An active retirement shouldn’t just focus on the physical. At Rose Villa, we work with you to create ample opportunities to stretch intellectually, socially, spiritually, and emotionally.



In 1957, dreaming of affordable, single-story, garden-level retirement living, four like-minded men founded Rose Villa. The ensuing 40 years brought modest residence expansions and improved amenities and services. In 2006, gerontologist Vassar Byrd began her tenure as Executive Director, and in 2007 she was named CEO.

Under Vassar’s vision and determination (or simple butt-headedness, as her grandfather would have said), she began a ten-year plan to build on the strengths and core values of the Rose Villa community while evolving the community to embrace innovative technology and sustainable practices. Massive infrastructure improvements, coupled with a creative re-visioning of our outdoor garden-oriented community resulted in a unique experience of intimate and walkable “pocket neighborhoods” – the first of its kind in a senior living community. In 2016, work completed on the $60-million-dollar campus redevelopment, including 75 new homes and “Main Street” – a village center with restaurants, garden store, rooftop deck, spa, and more.

Throughout our renovation, the desire to create an independent culture and welcoming community that is the heart and soul of Rose Villa has remained strong.

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One of the many reasons Rose Villa is such a great place for our residents to live is because we make it a great place for employees to work!

Rose Villa is a fun, inspiring, and rewarding employer. Our highly collaborative and entrepreneurial culture encourages teamwork and rewards shared success. We are always looking for interested, passionate and experienced employees who have a strong desire to serve seniors and strive for excellence in their work. We invite you to view our

Current Job Listings and apply now!

Rose Villa underwent a large-scale renovation which updated many of our core common areas such as the lobby & reception area, administrative offices, and restaurants. Additional spaces were added to our community such as the Riverpoint Wellness center with saline pool, Performing Arts Center, Training Room, Salon & Spa, Art Studio. Tranquility Center, as well as 75 new cottages and apartments. This work was completed in the summer of 2016. 

Please note the Google maps is not updated and displays Rose Villa as still under construction. Google map updates are on a 2 to 3+ year cycle so please rely on the website and personal visits for accurate information about Rose Villa.

The advantages of working for Rose Villa start with a comprehensive benefits package, but extend to a generous retirement plan and wellness benefits.

Rose Villa offers a comprehensive benefits package including*: 

  • Medical Plan with almost no deductibles and copays for medical provider visits and prescriptions**
  • Dental Option
  • Vision Option
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability, Accident Plan, Sickness Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 1:1 Match on Retirement Savings after one year of employment, up to four percent of gross income; 2:1 Match after two years of employment, up to eight percent of gross income
  • 15 Days Paid Time Off in your first year PLUS seven Paid Holidays
  • Rose Villa Riverpoint Wellness Center orientation & membership
  • Harvest Grill Restaurant discounts

Rose Villa is committed to supporting the health and wellness of all staff and residents. In addition to the benefit of onsite wellness center membership, Rose Villa is a tobacco free work site and a Blue Zones Project Approved work site.

*Benefits vary according to full-time or part-time status.
** Copay applies to emergency room visits


Bring your passion for elders! Rose Villa is a great place to volunteer because of the people who live here. Contact us for more information about volunteer opportunities.


As staff members, we take our role seriously in helping you love life at Rose Villa, and great care in setting a positive tone and can-do energy to help make this the best retirement community for our residents. We encourage you to contact any one of our staff members at any time if you have questions or suggestions.

Vassar ByrdChief Executive Officer

Diane GibsonChief Financial Officer

Tina MoulletSenior Managing Director

Jennifer WerdelDirector of Marketing and Communications

John SchallbergerDirector of Facility Operations

Bob JuddDirector of Campus Development

Rene' SwarDirector of Wellness

Linda L. ReedRose Villa Foundation Executive Director

Erin Cornell, LNHADirector of Health Services

Erin Steinbrenner, RNDirector of Nursing Services

MaryHelen Clausing, LCSWDirector of Social Services

Michelle LaCroixDirector of Human Resources

Marty Bracken Chef

Norine MulryDirector of Food and Beverage

Board of Directors

The Rose Villa Board of Directors works closely with CEO Vassar Byrd to chart a stable and secure yet innovative future for the Rose Villa community.

Brad Smith President

Chris KrenkVice President

Glenn Rodriguez, MDVice President

Jennifer Connor-Smith, PhDSecretary

Kayla Carruth, PhD

Nancy Strening

Michael Leahy

Eleanore Hunter

Sara Sayles

Eric Shawn

Doug MorrisLegal Advisor