Courtney L. Bartholomew, CDCS, CDBS

Executive Director

Executive Director, Courtney L. Bartholomew, at SummerHouse Vista Shores Assisted Living and Memory Care oversees all community operations to ensure that residents receive the highest quality of care possible. Courtney has more than 20 years of experience in the senior care industry, including past positions at the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, local Home Health & Hospices, which includes 15 years as both an Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director for Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. With an array of Healthcare and Dementia Certifications, Courtney believes in focusing on what a resident can do rather than what they can’t and coaches and educates her team to support and encourage their residents. At Vista Shores, Courtney ensures that the activities calendar is always full, and she goes the extra mile to plan interesting, engaging events that provide an active and upbeat lifestyle for her residents. Courtney’s further background in the hospitality industry ensures that the environment is one that invites and welcomes the residents’ home.

Courtney serves (past and present) on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association of New Orleans, New Orleans Continuity of Care, and Certified Nursing Assistant Training Schools. Her communities have won & Time Picayune “Top Places to Work” for four years running for the environment and culture. Most recently, Courtney received The Gambit’s 2021 Frontline Heroes Award and featured the New Orleans’ Magazine – Faces of New Orleans Sections as “The Face Luxury Assisted Living.”

As a Native New Orleanian, Courtney loves and adores spending time with her family and attending various charitable events and galas. While embodying the true New Orleans culture, she prides herself as a dedicated fan of the New Orleans Saints – Black & Gold Nation!


Zoe Tobias

Director of Health & Wellness

Director of Health & Wellness, Zoe Tobias, holds extensive experience over the last 30 years in an array of Long-Term Care Setting fields including Nursing Homes, which have given her the insight to care for all stages of life in senior living. The pride she takes in caring for the residents and in relating to their family members, she believes, also is one of her greatest strengths.

Zoe has developed infection control programs that included training the team members and developing record systems that allowed the team to spot trends early and reduce the overall risk to patients and employees. Along with developing Staff Training including in-service programs, Zoe ensures the team is able to assess the residents’ health. She also serves as the Community’s “Animal Whisperer” to all our fur babies!

By way of Brooklyn, New York, Zoe has truly become a New Orleanian since arriving in 1999. When she is not enjoying her family time as tourist leader for those out of town, she enjoys listening to great local Jazz Musicians, attending the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and patronizing local eateries.


Connie Faucon

Director of Celebrations

Director of Celebrations and New Orleanian, Connie Faucon, brings a wealth of ideas to engage the residents in daily activities that address the mind, body, and spirit for the past 10 years at Vista Shores. From exercise, art, bingo, tailgating, happy hour, outings to our family gatherings, it is important to Connie that we laugh and enjoy life! Each and every resident is special and unique, and she wants to ensure that each resident’s social need is met.

There’s always something fun to do and somewhere exciting to go when you live at Vista Shores. We offer a full social calendar of interesting and enriching activities, including educational and social activities every month, bridge and card games, arts and crafts, outings to local museums and cultural events, birthday celebrations, and more!

While Connie truly enjoys spending time with the residents, her favorite pastime is enjoying moments with her family including spoiling her granddaughter.

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Stephanie Ordes

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Stephanie has been a Senior Lifestyle Counselor for six years and is extremely passionate about her role. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She loves journeying alongside families and helping them navigate their way through senior living, until they ultimately witness the many exciting benefits one experiences upon moving into a community! Stephanie looks forward to helping you and your family in the same way at SummerHouse Vista Shores. You may even find her singing for the residents with classics from Johnny Cash, Elvis to Dolly Parton…to spark a memory and a smile! She is a foodie who loves trying out new restaurants, along with decorating her home and spending time with her family and pets.