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Tanya Hasman

Executive Director

Tanya Hasman is the executive director of Solstice at Palatine. She first came to Solstice in 2018 as the Business Office director. Tanya enjoys connecting with residents on a daily basis and loves to take part in the many vibrant events and activities in the community. The best part of her job is being able to bring her residents and staff together.

She grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, and has been working in various aspects of health care since 2003. She is fluent in three languages and enjoys reading, learning about different cultures and history. At home, she loves spending time with her three children, husband and the rest of her family.


Igael Hamburg

Director of Sales and Marketing

Igael Hamburg is the director of Sales and Marketing at Solstice at Palatine. He brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience across a variety of industries, including finance, health care and fitness. He earned his bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in international business from DePaul University.

Outside of work, Igael likes to volunteer and currently serves on the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County board of directors. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, fitness and outdoor activities.


Kyle Mitchell

Business Office Director

Kyle Mitchell’s personal philosophy is to impact someone’s life every single day, which is why he chose the senior living industry, along with his strong background in administrative and sales support.  

Kyle grew up in Tulsa, Okla., where he attended Oklahoma State University for hospitality management following his passion for helping others. 

In his spare time, Kyle enjoys anything sports-related, hanging out with his wife, and taking his Sheltie, Stormy, for a walk around the neighborhood.  


Bob Baiz

Culinary Services Director

Bob Baiz brings more than two decades of culinary and hospitality experience to the Culinary Services director role. Before joining the Solstice at Palatine team, Bob worked in restaurants all over the country, including in New Orleans, Los Angeles and New Jersey, and has recently served as the sous chef at Stoney River Steakhouse in Deer Park, Ill. He is also a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago.

In his free time, Chef Bob enjoys gardening, entertaining and spending time with his husband. He is looking forward to consistently enhancing Solstice residents’ lives with delicious, healthy meals in a pleasant environment.


Vanity May

Vibrant Life® Director

Vanity May, our Vibrant Life® director, has over 15 years of experience in the senior living industry. She obtained her associate degree in business management with a certification in human resources from Eastern Gateway Community College. Since 2018, Vanity has focused mainly on senior programming, both at home and within the senior living industry.  

Vanity loves promoting a positive environment for our community and says the best part of her day is “seeing our residents and team members smile.” When she isn’t working, Vanity loves to spend time with her family and friends. She is also passionate about volunteering in the community, football and spending time outdoors.   


Heriberto Diaz

Building Services Director

Heriberto Diaz is our Building Services director and brings over 35 years of experience serving as a maintenance director. He previously served as a general contractor, a medical assistant and EKG technician. Heriberto is trained in phlebotomy, CPR, hazmat, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and safety and rescue. He is also fluent in Spanish.

When he isn’t working, Heriberto loves spending time with his wife and four children and playing and watching sports.


Elias Flores

Building Services Director

Elias Flores is the Building Services director for Solstice Senior Living at Palatine. Elias joined the team 13 years ago when he was still in high school. He started as a dishwasher/prep cook on the weekends, and then moved into housekeeping and serving full time. He helped anywhere he was needed, including driving the bus, moving and maintenance. He slowly started learning about maintenance and, in time, was promoted as a head housekeeper for nine years. Elias really liked doing maintenance and helping in maintenance as much as he could. He decided to take a chance when there was an opening for Building Services director.

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