Our Team

Donna Smith, BSN, MHA, NHA, Administrator

Donna Smith has an extensive background in Healthcare Services, both the Hospital as well as Long-Term Care Settings. Donna worked as a Nurse Manager in the hospital setting for more than ten years and has been both a Director of Nursing as well as an Administrator in the long-term care setting for the most recent twelve years. Donna received a Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree from Immaculata University and a Master of Health Administration from Webster University.  Donna is passionate about providing quality care to the elderly we serve.

Robert G. Kaplan, MD, FACP, CMD, Medical Director

Robert G. Kaplan, MD, FACP, CMD is board certified in internal medicine with a CAQ in geriatrics, and is a certified medical director. He has an extensive background in Long-Term Care, and serves as a multi-facility medical director and attending physician. He also recently assumed the position of associate medical director, Optum (formerly) Evercare, FL. He is currently president of the Florida Medical Directors Association. He is also a member of the American Medical Directors Certification Program Board, currently serving as vice-chairman. For the past several years he has been an AMDA faculty member teaching the core curriculum, and assumed the position of course chair in January 2014.  Dr. Kaplan is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, was a practicing internist for approximately 20 years, and is a former chairman of the department of medicine and medical staff president of South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, FL. A graduate of New York University and the University of Brussels School of Medicine, Dr. Kaplan completed his residency at the Genesee Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Lisa Nelubovich, Admissions Director

As admissions director of Coquina Center, Lisa assists families in the admission process by explaining features and benefits that Opis Coquina Center offers, identifies payer sources and explains those benefits to families, and communicates with center team members regarding all incoming admissions for a smooth transition into quality care. Lisa has twenty-two years of customer service experience and specializing in the post acute and long-term care industry since 2002.  She attended the University of Central Florida.