Transitioning from mid-life to the best senior living option is a multifaceted operation, critical to the future health and happiness of the person involved. It must be done correctly. Our Senior Transition Pro Team is here to help you do just that.
The Pro Team is a network of talented and knowledgeable professionals from many different fields, including law, medicine and finances, and even complex personal situations such as retirement and divorce. Their professional advice is dependable and unbiased.
So, whether you are seeking an accountant, realtor, financial advisor or a Florida attorney, the Senior Transition Pro Team can help with every detail of this journey.
Robert Abraham has practiced law in Daytona Beach and East Central Florida since 1965. After graduating from Penn State University and serving in the United States Army, he attended Yale University Law School and began a distinguished legal career.
For decades, Mr. Abraham’s professional peers and clients have acknowledged his superior legal skills. He holds the coveted AV Preeminent Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating available. Martindale-Hubbell peer reviews are based on confidential opinions submitted by lawyers and judiciary members who have professional knowledge of practicing attorneys.
Mr. Abraham’s practice included assisting clients with real estate and business transactions; asset protection and estate planning; estate administration; and preparation of wills and living wills, durable powers of attorney, trusts, and other documents relating to life transition.
Mr. Abraham has retired from the private practice of law.
Mr. Grant has been practicing law in the Daytona area since 2001, providing legal services regarding business and tax planning, tax disputes, drafting wills and trusts, elder law, and administering estates. He is certified as an expert in Tax Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and he received his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2001and his Juris Doctor degree from Northern Illinois University in 1998. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English degree in 1992 from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, focusing in Medieval Studies and pursued graduate study in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Mr. Grant is a native of Wisconsin and served as a Judicial Law Clerk in Bemidji, Minnesota before moving to Florida with his wife in 2000. He resides in Ormond-by-the-Sea and remains active with the Chamber of Commerce, Scouts, and the Ormond Beach Historical Society, and he is a frequent contributor of consumer-friendly legal articles to OurSeniors.net.
Wendy A. Mara attended Stetson University where she was selected for Phi Beta Kappa, widely considered to be the nation’s most prestigious honor society. After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1993, Ms. Mara taught language arts in both Volusia County public high schools and Father Lopez Catholic High School for 13 years combined. While teaching full time, she earned her MBA from the University of Central Florida in 2006. During her time in graduate school, she was selected for membership in Phi Kappa Phi, another of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies.
Deciding to pursue a legal career, she entered law school at Florida Coastal School of Law where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. While in law school, she was a teaching and research assistant, earned the Dean’s Certificate for Pro Bono Work and became an award winning oralist for the Jessup International Moot Court Competition. Following graduation from law school, she was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2009 and entered the private practice of law in the Ormond Beach-Volusia and Flagler County area.
Mrs. Mara’s law practice is focused on protecting individuals, their families, and their assets in the areas of probate, family law, estate planning, guardianship, and business matters. During her legal career, she has been recognized by her peers as a leader in the profession. She has served as Treasurer, Vice-President and President of the Volusia-Flagler Association for Women Lawyers. This organization honored Ms. Mara in 2015 with their Women of the Year Award for her work on behalf of women and children. Ms. Mara has also served as the Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, and President of the Volusia County Bar Association and currently serves as Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Volusia County Bar Association. Ms. Mara is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell in recognition of her ethics and legal knowledge and ability, and she has been designated a Rising Star in Family Law and Probate by SuperLawyers in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Dr. Jorge Bordenave, M.D., has an impressive background in both traditional medicine and integrative medical approaches. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Bordenave completed no less than three residency training programs in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Integrative Medicine.
His extensive academic training, years of clinical practice and studies for a healthcare MBA have taught him that there are gaps in conventional medical care that can be filled by the individualization of medical care and use of integrative medicine. That is what integrative medicine strives to accomplish: to blend traditional medical science with natural approaches that enable the human body’s own healing powers to function.
Dr. Bordenave has been in private practice since 1993, first at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and now in Coral Gables, Florida, at Miami Integrative Medicine. His current practice is devoted to non-invasive clinical cardiology and preventive medicine.
His integrative medicine background and residency training have made him a leader in preventive medicine and wellness in South Florida. He is also the only physician in South Florida with the required qualifications and training for the medical evaluation and clearance of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) divers.
Dr. Bordenave is currently on the teaching faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University, Ross University, and St. Georges University. He is an adjunct Professor of Medicine at Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is the Cardiology lecturer for the Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Psychiatry residents at a Miami teaching hospital.
Dr. Bordenave is active in community health education and medical school training. He regularly lectures in person and on Spanish language radio and television about the importance of diet and lifestyle choices in preserving natural, good health.
Dr. Hrachian earned his expertise in cardiology through training at New York Medical College, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; he specializes in the treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities.
He is well trained in interventional procedures and offers a broad spectrum of new techniques in the treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities.
Dr. Hrachian has a medical license in the states of Florida and California. He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, American National Board of Echocardiography, and the American Board of Cardiology.
Ms. Velasquez Hoover is a CPA, entrepreneur, business valuator, and dispute resolution professional with a broad perspective on business. For over 30 years she has maintained a tax, forensic, and consulting practice where she advises high net-worth individuals, small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.
Active in professional and civic causes, she served as Executive Director of the NACVA State Chapter Foundation for five years supporting state chapters around the country. In 2008, she led the founding board of directors to establish Operation Homefront – Florida, a non-profit organization providing emergency financial and other support to Florida military and wounded warriors. She continued as Executive Director, until 2015, in the merger of the Florida, Georgia and Alabama offices into the Southeast Field Office of this national not for profit.
Prior to starting her own firm, she held a series of executive and financial positions in banking, public accounting and regional firms, such as Omni International Hotels, Arthur Andersen & Co., CPAs as well as with the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Her experience in the non-profit sector ranges from volunteering, board, and staff positions in regional and local organizations over the past 30 years. Married for over 35 years, she is the mother of two Army officers and supports their decision to serve their country by serving with the various military support efforts including AICPA Fast Launch and Soldiers Angels.
In my 18 plus years, I have assisted many individuals that were downsizing from a house they lived in for a long time. The process of can be overwhelming, especially, for those folks that don’t have family. It is my pleasure to make it as simple as possible by offering guidance and patience. I have helped out in many ways. Not afraid to get my hands dirty. Additionally, I have additional training and education as: Senior Real Estate Specialist. SRES and as a Certified Residential Specialist, CRS. My areas of service include from Ormond Beach both mainland and the beach side communities to Port Orange. I am ready to go to work!
Mr. Julian G. Cantillo, L.P.N., is the President and Founder of Axiom Administrative Services, LLC and OurSeniors.net Magazine, LLC. Mr. Cantillo is a successful entrepreneur who has grown a number of businesses from concept to success. He became a Licensed Practical Nurse while serving in the United States Army from 1980 to 1985. After earning several associate degrees from Miami Dade College, Mr. Cantillo was involved in starting and managing several physician networks. As president and CEO of a licensed third-party administrator and physician specialty networks from 1998 to 2005, he grew the company’s annual revenue to an impressive $15 million.
During his career, Julian has founded and managed over 50 businesses, many of which are still operating today. From concept to success, his solid managerial, financial, planning, and operational experience is waiting to be tapped by your business.
Mr. Cantillo’s passion about helping out seniors came about dealing with his own mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s ten years ago. During this time watching over her and his dad, he realized that as our seniors age and deal with all sorts of health issues, there are plenty of folks out there taking advantage of them. This is when an opportunity came about to keep seniors informed and up to speed and, at the same time, to be able to recommend vendors that actually go thru a vetting process. At this point in his career, and still being a nurse after 37 years, it’s all about helping seniors get to the right resources and have a wonderful life. His passion is meeting or exceeding the needs and objectives of his clients.
Harry Jean-Baptiste is the Web Developer for OurSeniors.net Magazine. Previously an intern for the company while studying computer science at Daytona State College, he has joined full-time to assist in developing and maintaining OurSeniors.net and affiliated sites. He is a quick learner who loves to solve problems and is talented in his ability to adapt new features and updates websites to increase their efficiency. His passion for the company and its cause stems from his experience with his grandmother and understanding the need for reputable information for caregivers. He is happy to work for a cause that helps people for the better.
Raul Mas Canosa, Southeast Florida Account Manager
Raul Mas Canosa is a media commentator, business development adviser and an independent producer of business-related programming for legacy and digital media outlets. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University, Raul spent thirty years in the world of international finance and wealth management with firms such as Goldman Sachs, Chase and American Express. A strong supporter of our veterans and military service members, his work on their behalf has been recognized with numerous awards at the local, state and national level. He and his wife Ana Maria reside in Coral Gables, Florida. They have two grown daughters and a female German Shepherd/Golden Retriever puppy named Scout.
Gena Fernandez is one of our distinguished Territory Account Managers. Gena’s focus is all about relationships with her colleagues and clients. It’s all about delivering quality to her clients and serving OurSeniors. Gena brings a strong passion about working in the senior care services industry and being part of Ourseniors.net Resource Directory Magazine.
Scott has spent his career employing outside of the box thinking to serve his clients. Spending time both in retail and outside sale, one constant has always remained true. To become a trusted advisor, through building lasting relationships by providing exceptional customer experience for both clients and end user. Scott’s brings his passion for service to OurSeniors, by making sure everyone win’s, by connecting our senior community with the best possible resources, and by delivering the most desired clients to our advertisers.