Brenda Cuart-Negron

Executive Director, NHA

Brenda has 30 years of experience in the senior living industry. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at West Chester University and her passion has always been, “service to seniors.” Brenda is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Brenda resides in Newark with her husband, son, 2 dogs, a cat and a turtle named George. In her free time, Brenda enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and gardening. She is also a huge country music fan.


Cristy Beckman

Senior Lifestyle Counselor

Cristy Beckman is an experienced Senior Lifestyle Counselor. She has been working in hospitality since graduating from the University of Johnson & Wales with a B.S. in Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management. She started her professional career as an Account manager at Marriott International, where her passion for service and hospitality moved her up through the ranks eventually to Northeast Regional Sales Specialist, a position tailor made around her talents and expertise!

Cristy’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience also included a career in Public Affairs before eventually owning and operating her own boutique. In 2019, Cristy’s long and dynamic journey in hospitality and customer relations led her to a position in senior living. Having spent years helping folks find the perfect accommodations among a portfolio of hotels, hospitality in the senior living space was no different. Now, she is enjoys visiting with seniors and their families to understand their needs and loves compassionately guiding them through this discovery process to find the best fit in senior living options, exclusive programs, and amenities. When not working, Cristy enjoys spending time with her daughter, Hannah and husband, Derek.