Meet Our Team
The Blake at Biloxi is proud to have Hollie Notter as our Executive Director. Hollie began her career in the hospitality industry and worked her way up quickly into management. Her heart then led her to an executive director position in an assisted living in Louisiana. She has now found her way back home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and could not be happier. When speaking of her current position she says, “I feel like we are the lucky ones to be such a huge part of so many families’ lives. It brings me such happiness to see our residents living their best life and it is so rewarding to give their families the comfort of knowing they are just as loved and cared for with us as they would be if they were with them.”
When asked about her favorite part of working for The Blake, she said, “we truly care about the happiness and wellbeing of not only our residents, but our entire staff. Our core values mean a lot to us and are practiced daily by everyone.” When she’s not at the community, you can find Hollie spending time with her family, going to the beach, and taking day trips to the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Ashley Kilduff Peresich
Director of Outreach
Ashley Kilduff Peresich is an Ocean Springs native, loves the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and would not want to live anywhere else. She has an extensive background in healthcare sales, hospitality management, and senior living. When she began her career in senior living, she found it was a perfect fit because she truly loves bringing happiness to our seniors and their families. She enjoys helping our families feel at ease knowing their loved ones are being cared for in the best possible way while having a great time as well. Ashley’s favorite part about joining the team at The Blake at Biloxi is the people; she says, “they are genuine, compassionate, and loyal. I feel like it was a natural fit for me to join this dynamic team.” When Ashley is not working, she enjoys doing Reformer Pilates, attending dinner parties with family and friends, going for boat rides, and playing with her chocolate lab puppy.
Director of Business Operations
Brooke is a Biloxi native and Southern Mississippi graduate. After receiving her BS in Business Administration, Brooke worked as a Financial Management Analyst for the Department of Navy. She is thrilled to bring her expertise to her hometown at The Blake.
Her favorite part of working at the Blake is to listen to the life stories of the residents and spread positivity every day. When Brooke is not working, she likes to bring her Dalmatian to the park. She also loves to spend time with her family and enjoy new adventures.
Director of Wellness
Gina May is the Director of Wellness for The Blake at Biloxi. She is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience. In addition to her career in emergency medicine and critical care, Gina served as Nurse Manager at Singing River Health System’s Regional Cancer Center.
Her favorite part of working at the Blake is the meaningful relationships that develop between the residents, their families and staff. She was born and raised in Ocean Springs, MS. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her two sons, golfing, boating, and learning the piano.
Assistant Director of Wellness
Jordyn is a Registered Nurse and our Assistant Director of Wellness. She is a graduate from The University of South Alabama. Her previous roles as a Telehealth Consultant and Operations Manager gave her experience in outpatient surgery and cardiology departments.
Jordyn loves to hear from residents’ experiences and vast amounts of knowledge. She is thrilled to work for The Blake and be part of The Blake team values. She loves that The Blake is an extensive organization that still treats you like family. In her free time, she likes to be a “tourist” in her hometown of Biloxi.
Director of Activities
Ansley is the Director of Activities for The Blake. Originally from Tennessee, she worked as the Assistant Director of Activities of The Blake at Kingsport. Ansley is excited to continue her career as a part of The Blake family here in Biloxi.
Ansley believes in the saying, “if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.” She has found that in The Blake. She loves to watch the residents thrive and see their lives change as they move into The Blake. When not working Ansley enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with friends.
Jean Paul Lavallee
Director of Dining Services
Jean Paul Lavallee serves as the Director of Dining for The Blake at Biloxi. He is originally from Quebec City. He earned certification in Culinary Arts 1-2, and his background includes French Cuisine with a Southern Flair. Jean Paul’s favorite part of working with seniors is that he thinks that seniors are the most rewarding people to work with. Working for the Blake makes Jean Paul feel like he’s part of a great family. When he’s not working, he likes to watch cooking shows and also cooking at home. He simply enjoys every aspect that life has to offer.
Dining Room Coordinator
Rachel Cox is the Dining Room Coordinator. She is originally from Tolleson, Arizona and is a recent transplant from Enid, Oklahoma where she lived from 2012 to 2019. She began her work years in the Construction Industry where she worked in Project Management, Purchasing and Office Administration. During her time in that industry she also worked as a part-time Flight Attendant for America West Airlines, where she flew the friendly skies. Rachel owned a small café in downtown Phoenix for a couple of years where she had the pleasure of serving lunch to folks from The Arizona Department of Revenue, The Arizona Department of Human and Health Services, and many State Representatives.
Overall, her favorite work environment is anywhere that she can make a difference in another person’s day. Rachel’s life has been touched with great people who care for her husband who has dementia and has lived in a care facility for the past four years. It is for these reasons that she is thankful to be chosen to be a part of the Blake Team. When she is not working, you can find her enjoying live music, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.
Director of Facilities Maintenance
Glenn is the Director of Facilities Maintenance and comes to The Blake with many years of facility maintenance experience. Glenn previously worked at the USM Gulf Coast Research Lab. Originally from Pennsylvania, Glenn just made his 15th year living on the Gulf Coast.
He loves to listen to the life stories of the residents and learn from their experiences. While working at The Blake, Glenn enjoys the relationships he has created and the beautiful environment. When he is not working, Glenn likes to play guitar, golf, fish, and ride his motorcycle.
Walk With Me Coordinator
Lizzy is originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She studied art at the University of Alabama, and has taken an Activity Director Course at Rowlatt & Laker. Lizzy previously worked at Praetorian Health Services in resident care. She loves the family atmosphere at The Blake and enjoys hearing stories of the residents’ life experiences. During her free time Lizzy loves to read, explore, and spend time with friends.