Strengths and Experience
Paradise of Virginia’s commitment to quality is reflected in the management team and individuals serving senior adults each day. The management team at Paradise include Veterans, an on staff Physicians Assistant, and a Registered Nurse dedicated to bringing the best service and innovative practices to enhance the lives of those we serve. Paradise residences enjoy quality service, customer satisfaction, and attention to detail the company is known for.
We focus on person center care by thinking and doing things that sees health and social services as equal partners in planning, developing and monitoring care to make sure it meets their needs. This means putting people and their families at the centre of decisions and seeing them as experts, working alongside professionals to get the best outcome.
Sandra Cephas is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Assisted Living Facility Administrator. A co-owner of Paradise of Virginia, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Healthcare Administration, and Geriatric and Mental Health Certification. Sandra has over 15 years as Director of Nursing in several Assisted Living and Nursing home facilities. She has also worked in a variety of settings that include home healthcare, hospital care, and community mental health (crisis and outpatient counseling).
Sandra is a member of the National Association of Nursing and the spouse of a retired military member. She is a mother to a daughter and two sons who also works at Paradise of Virginia. Sandra lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs in Roanoke, VA. Her interests include spending time with her grandchildren and building a stronger relationship with God.
Oral Cephas “OC” is a Physician Assistant and Licensed Assisted Living Administrator. A co-owner of Paradise of Virginia, he earned his Bachelor of Science, Certification of Physician Assistant from Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia. OC has over 12 years as Physician Assistant and worked in hospital care including urology, cardiology, and emergency services. OC is a Navy veteran of 22 years and worked in a variety of medical settings that include healthcare clinics, environmental health and safety, medical research, and cold weather warfare and survival.
OC is a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants Association. He loves spending time with his grandchildren and likes to ride his motorcycle.