About Us

Riviera Health Resort provides a unique, outcome-based approach to clinical excellence focused on ensuring a superior, integrated rehabilitation experience for our guests.
Mr. Richard E. Stacey, Sr.

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Mr. Richard E. Stacey has been an instrumental figure in South Florida’s nursing home community for over 35 years, having successfully led a multi-community company which develops and operates various nursing home communities throughout southeast Florida. In addition to Riviera Health Resort, he is co-owner and founder of Victoria Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Riverside Rehabilitation Center and Southgate Medical of Florida. Stacey’s unparalleled industry experience, dedication and vision will poise Riviera Health Resort as the newest prototype for future nursing facilities in Florida. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Cincinnati.

Joseph Browne
Joseph Browne

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Browne is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with over 18 years of public and private audit and accounting experience.  He has extensive experience servicing clients in healthcare, employee benefit plans, financial services, HUD and non-profits. Specializing in skilled nursing, community health centers, ERISA and DOL regulations and A-133 regulations. He serves the community as a Board Member for the Broward Community & Family Health Centers, Inc. Board of Directors and as a Board Member of the Tiger Transplant Fund. Mr. Browne received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the City University of New York, York College.

Ana Espinar
Ana Espinar

Director of Human Resources

Ms. Espinar has worked on the administrative side of the healthcare industry for over 25 years, having held positions in Human Resources Administration, hospital operations and healthcare administration. Prior to joining Riviera Health Resort, Espinar worked at Pan American Hospital as Vice President of support services, as well as in the capacities of Director of Business Etiquette and a Protocol Consultant. She graduated from NOVA University where she received a Master’s degree in Science.

Dr. Israel Cabrera

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Cabrera holds over 18 years of experience in the medical field, having served in such capacities as Medical Director, Clinical Director, Florida Acute Care Specialist and on the Pharmaceutical Committee. Most recently, he was the Admitting Physician at Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Coral Gables Hospital. Dr. Cabrera will play an integral role on Riviera Health Resort’s management team, where he will be responsible for the organization, coordination and delivery of the facility’s medical practices. He graduated from the University of Connecticut’s Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Kim Simmons
Kim Simmons


Mr. Simmons has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator for over 26 years, where he held positions working with the Department of Veteran Affairs, State of Florida and the private sector. He additionally served as the Health Facilities Evaluator for State of Florida Healthcare Quality Administration for five years. Simmons received his Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Services from Southern Illinois University and later participated in graduate studies at California State University Northridge and Webster University. He is certified in Long Term Care, SMQT, QIS and MDS.

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Elizabeth A. Stacey, COTA

Director of Medicare Utilization

Mrs. Stacey has an extensive experience managing several departments in post acute care and rehabilitation facilities (Admissions, Risk Manangement, MDS, Case Management and Rehabilitation Departments).

She is certified in MDS 3.0 and holds a degree in Business Administration and Health Services, also she is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant from Kaiser University.

Bobbette Sagrado, BSN, RN

Director of Nursing

Ms. Sagrado is the Director of Nursing services at Riviera Health Resort. She is a graduate of Liceo de Cagayan University, Philippines, and has 22 years of experience in healthcare. She is a dedicated and passionate nurse with years of quality nursing and management experience in many different fields within healthcare.

Ms. Sagrado has held positions as a rehabilitation supervisor in orthopedic, brain injury and cardiac rehabilitation. Her varied experience areas have included medical surgical, ventilator, step down unit and long term care.

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