Marj Pantone, Executive Director
Marj Pantone grew up in the Midwest and received her Master’s of Management from The Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She began her career in senior housing as the director of a Continuing Care Community in Iowa before coming to Virginia and specializing in the assisted living/memory care segment. Marj brings a wide range of experiences to The Memory Center and she believes in the uniqueness of each resident and strives to make each feel special.
Marj and her husband, Scott, have six sons across the United States from Virginia to Utah. In addition to family, she enjoys sailing, traveling, and flying. Contact Marj Pantone
Sandy Stover, Resident Services Director
Ms. Stover graduated from Washington State University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing.
She previously worked in ICU and has over 14 years experience working in the psychiatric and dementia field. She has served in both hospitals, psychiatric and home health settings. Sandy joined The Memory Center, Virginia Beach in March of 2014 and has provided home health nursing since The Memory Center’s inception in 2009. Contact Sandy Stover
Tracy Amet, Admissions and Marketing Director
Tracy graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication with an emphasis in Marketing. She joined The Memory Center team with years of marketing and sales experience, most recently in the international education industry. She loves to meet and establish relationships with new people, and her outgoing personality makes our residents and their families feel cared for and welcomed. Tracy is a mother to three sons who keep her young and active. When she isn’t busy with her boys, she enjoys running, reading, and volunteering at her sons’ school. Contact Tracy Amet
Audrey Escobar, Assistant Director of Nursing
Audrey has been a Licensed Practical Nurse for nine years, specializing in geriatrics. She joined The Memory Center in 2012 as a Charge Nurse, and she was promoted to Assistant Director of Nursing in 2018. Her passion for caring for people is easy to recognize as soon as you meet her.
Audrey and her husband have three daughters. She enjoys spending time outdoors, doing arts and crafts with her children, and traveling. She moved from the Philippines when she was 13 and has since traveled to France, Japan, and Iceland.
Kathryn Shear, Activities Director
Kathryn attended Liberty University for Early Childhood Education, but she has found her true passion is working with individuals living with dementia. She joined The Memory Center in 2017 as the Activities Assistant and was promoted to Activites Director in 2018. She has been singing, painting, crafting, and going on outings since she became part of the team. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner who uses her skills to bring joy to our residents.
Kathryn is a Navy wife and mother of three children. She was born in Germany and had the opportunity to live in Hawaii, where she loved immersing her family in a new culture. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her family, traveling, and reading.