Our Team

Black and white portrait of Gregory Smith, President & CEO of Inspire

Gregory Smith

President & CEO

Gregory D. Smith is a leading innovator in the senior housing industry and the visionary behind Inspīr. As President and CEO, he oversees all aspects of the company and is actively involved in operations, development, and growth.

Greg has deep experience managing businesses that seamlessly incorporate residential, hospitality, and healthcare facets. In his many years in real estate, he has developed a wide range of property brands, ranging from office buildings to full-service hotels.

In 2004, he created the Maplewood Senior Living brand, with residences in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Ohio. In 2012, Greg and his team saw a new need that wasn’t being met: a very specific demographic was seeking an even higher level of luxury senior living. This time, in an urban environment. Compelled to create a solution to fulfill this need, Greg and his team envisioned Inspīr.

A native of Massachusetts, Greg studied marketing and finance at Bentley University. He is a member on the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association New York City Chapter and currently resides with his family in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Black and white portrait of Brian Geyser, APRN-BC, MSN, Chief Clinical Officer

Brian Geyser

APRN-BC, MSN, Chief Clinical Officer

Brian Geyser is an experienced healthcare leader and seasoned clinician with an unrelenting drive to transform how we care for older adults. He is a strategic and innovative thinker well versed in emerging care models and population health strategies.

Brian formerly served as Clinical Director for Commonwealth Care Alliance where he helped lead the implementation of organizational development, care model improvement, and transformation initiatives to strengthen and expand CCA’s next-generation care delivery and care management model in Massachusetts.

Today, Brian is spearheading the development of the Inspīr health, wellness, and clinical care delivery platform, forging strategic partnerships with top health systems and clinical providers in our urban markets, and overseeing all aspects of clinical operations and care delivery at all Inspīr branded properties. Brian also directs the Maplewood Senior Living Center for Aging Innovation & Technology and serves as a Chapter Ambassador for Aging2.0, a global network that accelerates innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Yale University.

Black and white portrait of Eleanora Tornatore-Mikesh, Chief Experience & Memory Care Officer at  Inspire

Eleanora Tornatore-Mikesh

Chief Experience & Memory Care Officer

Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh brings over two decades of experience to Inspīr. She infuses lifestyle with intentional living as a way to improve the lives of seniors, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

Eleonora became a post-graduate trained gerontologist at CaringKind (formerly the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter), where she was also a research associate using a Department of Health grant to work on culture change in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout New York City.

Soon after, she moved to Connecticut, where she spent almost 14 years as the Executive Director at a premier assisted living community. She was recognized in 2012 by Connecticut Magazine as an inspirational leader.

Most recently, Eleonora served as the CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter. During her seven years at the association, she more than doubled revenue and implemented a state-wide dementia training program.

Eleonora is nationally known for her work with families in The New York Times article “Fraying at the Edges,” a feature about one family’s fight with Alzheimer’s disease, and has been recognized nationally for her work on building out care, support, and public policy in the Alzheimer’s community. Eleonora is a member of the International Association of Women.