The Drake Terrace Team

Get to know more about members of our leadership team here.

Jody Clayton
Executive Director

Jody holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies/Public Relations from UNC Greensboro, and a Master of Arts from UNC Charlotte in Counseling (Mental Health). Jody’s career in senior living started at Heritage Greens, a Kisco community in Greensboro, NC.

David Knepler
Sales Director

David, sales director since 2010, is usually your first connection with Drake Terrace, answering your questions and guiding your visit to our community. He has served on the Board the Alzheimer’s Association, Marin Interfaith Council, and West Marin Senior Services.

Lisa Fronczak
Wellness Director

Liza and her team are responsible for the assisted and independent living resident programming. The focus of the programming is to include the six dimensions of wellness, in an effort to offer a well-rounded experience.

Jose Garcia
Environmental Services Director

Jose and his team are responsible for housekeeping, laundry services, preventative maintenance, community upkeep and improvements. Their goal is to maintain the community’s highest standards for service. Jose has been part of Drake Terrace for 14 years.

Rosa Garcia
Human Resources Director

Rosa began her career in Senior Living nearly a decade ago. She is currently in the process of finishing up her Associates Degree in Business Administration at Santa Rosa Junior College.


Veronica Gonzalez
Assisted Living Director

Veronica has worked for Drake Terrace for nearly 24 years. The passion to serve the seniors inspired Veronica to enroll in the vocational nursing program at Napa Valley College in which she graduated in 2010.


Nathan Howland
Memory Care Coordinator

Nathan has spent more than seven years in the senior living industry, specializing in memory care. Originally from New Hampshire, Nathan has trained with some of the industry’s most respected memory care professionals.


Rowena Johnson
Resident Care Coordinator

Rowena has worked as a nurse for over 19 years.  Starting out as a housekeeper at a senior living home, she was inspired by the residents and a kind mentor to pursue nursing as a career, eventually becoming a CNA and finally an LVN – her current occupation. 

Thomas Pietrantonio
Dining Services Director

Tom, a transplanted Connecticut Yankee, is an executive chef with many years of experience in private country clubs, hotels, business and industry dining, college food service and senior living. His goal at Drake Terrace is to provide an exceptional dining experience, similar to a fine dining establishment on a daily basis.

Jason Rolle
Sales Coordinator

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Santa Clara University. As a California native, Jason has lived all over the bay area, and recently settled into beautiful Marin.