Our Team

Everton M. Spencer, Sr., MBA, LNHA, Administrator

Everton is the administrator of Opis Highlands Lake Center.  He has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry with over 20 years in the long-term care setting. Everton was born in Jamaica and relocated to the beautiful state of Florida in 1976.  He has been a long-time resident in the state of Florida where he attended middle and high school.  Everton received his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Andrews University in Michigan and earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Everton’s calling in life is to serve others, and what better way to fulfill that mission than taking care of our precious resource, our seniors.

Lynn Taphorn, R.N., Director of Nursing




Richard Sweeney, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Richard Sweeney received his MD from State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse in May of 1988 and attained his fellowship at Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH. He is a Diplomat of The National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat of American Board of Family Practice and holds a Medical Review Officer Certification.  Dr. Sweeney has practiced Family Medicine at Watson Clinic since 1991 and has been the Medical Director of Opis Highlands Lake Center since 2006.

Camille Cacioppo, BA, Senior Admissions Liaison 

Camille has been a part of the Opis family since 2012. She has been an integral member of the Admissions team and is proud to have been awarded the Excellence in Census Achievement for 2013 and 2014.  She strives to build relationships within the community to better serve the needs of seniors.  Camille is a graduate of Florida Southern College with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing.