About us

Meet Our Team_Deerwood Template Wellness Director

Tressa Keosaian has been in healthcare for over 28 years, and a Director of Nursing for over 20 years. She obtained her RN degree from Bronson Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Kalamazaoo, Michigan. “I strive every day to ensure that the residents under our care receive the best possible care and are treated with respect and dignity.”

Tressa Keosaian - Director of Nursing

MEET OUR TEAM

Tressa Keosaian

Tressa Keosaian has been in healthcare for over 28 years, and a Director of Nursing for over 20 years. She obtained her RN degree from Bronson Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Kalamazaoo, Michigan. “I strive every day to ensure that the residents under our care receive the best possible care and are treated with respect and dignity.”

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John Richards, RN, NHA came to Sarasota Health and Rehabilitation Center 4 years ago bringing with him over 20 years of long-term care experience. He started his healthcare career moving up the clinical ranks as a CNA, LPN, RN, ADON, DON and then Administrator. His love for the geriatric population started at a young age as he assisted his mother in taking care of her parents at home. This helped to instill a work ethic of compassion, desire, and passion for taking care of those in need. John enjoys mentoring along with educating as he has served as a preceptor for new administrators looking to become licensed in Florida.

John Richards - Administrator

John Richards, NHA

John Richards, RN, NHA came to Sarasota Health & Rehabilitation Center 4 years ago bringing with him over 20 years of long-term care experience. He started his healthcare career moving up the clinical ranks as a CNA, LPN, RN, ADON, DON then Administrator. His love for the geriatric population started at a young age as he assisted his mother in taking care of her parents at home. This helped to instill a work ethic of compassion, desire, and passion for taking care of those in need. John enjoys mentoring along with educating as he has served as a preceptor for new administrators looking to become licensed in Florida.

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Dr. Philip Fioret, MD, FCFP, MHSc, FRCPC. provides medical care to Connexis Primary Care patients, helping them age in place wherever that place may be. Dr. Fioret is a board-certified family practice physician with 39 years of experience in medicine. Dr. Fioret has been providing primary care to the greater Sarasota community for the past four years, having previously served as Medical Director at Kingsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ashland, Ky., from 1995-2016. Dr. Fioret is a graduate of University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and received his Master of Health Sciences from the University of Toronto. Dr. Fioret is board certified by the American Board of family physicians.

Dr. Philip Fioret - Medical Director

Dr. Philip Fioret

Dr. Philip Fioret, MD, FCFP, MHSc, FRCPC. provides medical care to Connexis Primary Care patients, helping them age in place wherever that place may be. Dr. Fioret is a board-certified family practice physician with 39 years of experience in medicine. Dr. Fioret has been providing primary care to the greater Sarasota community for the past four years, having previously served as Medical Director at Kingsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ashland, Ky., from 1995-2016. Dr. Fioret is a graduate of University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and received his Master of Health Sciences from the University of Toronto. Dr. Fioret is board certified by the American Board of family physicians.