James (Jim) Antonucci is currently a principal at Stone Tile Group in Orlando, Florida.
He has more than 20 years of experience in senior care. Prior to assuming this position, he served as executive director at Heron’s Key Retirement Community in Gig Harbor, WA. He has also served as executive director at North Florida Retirement Village, a SantaFe Senior Living community in Gainesville, Florida and as executive director at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor in Red Bank, New Jersey, owned and operated by Springpoint Senior Living.
Inspired by an early passion for food, Mr. Antonucci started his career as a culinary professional and trained at the Culinary Institute of American before interning at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria and at Zum Storchen Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. He then moved on to own and operate his own highly acclaimed restaurants in New York. His desire to spend more time with his young family led him into the field of health care operations as Executive Chef at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and ultimately to senior living, which demanded a perfect blend of his hospitality and health care experience.
In addition to his education in the culinary arts, Mr. Antonucci has earned a bachelor’s degree in business/finance from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Haven, Connecticut, and a doctorate degree in design construction and planning, with a research focus in environmental gerontology, from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
Mr. Antonucci, his wife Edith and two sons make their home in Orlando Florida.