Ana's About

About Us

Our Mission

Ana's Place Mission

Ana lost her battle with Ocular Metastatic Melanoma on October 11, 2019. Like Ana, cancer patients will likely experience feelings of fear, uncertainty, denial, anger, guilt, stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness and depression. Without a great support system and the proper insurance coverage, their journey may also include economic hardship and financial burden.

The mission of Ana’s Place will fulfill Ana’s desire – “When I get better, I want to help as many people as I can who are going through what I’m going through”.

Ana’s Place provides complimentary comfort and experiences for cancer patients and their families, so they may have a chance to recharge, renew, and rejuvenate their body, mind and spirit. 


Thank you for your support,

Ana's Place

Ana's Place Values

Our Supportive Values

In - Home

Ana’s Place can offer in home experiences including private chef’s, cooking demonstrations, and much more.

Relax & Unwind

Take part in one of our relaxing experience to unwind and relax from your new normal.


Ana’a Place offers wellness experiences such as yoga, pilates, and meditation.


Patients are encouraged to have family members participate in the experiences.

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Meet Our Board Members

Milly Parente

Milly Parente is Ana’s younger sister. She was born and raised in Miami where she attended and graduated with honors from Miami Dade College.

JC Gonzalez

JC’s career encompasses more than 35 years of experience with Customer and Technical Support and Executive Relationship Management

Jason Gonzalez

Jason Gonzalez is Ana’s youngest son. After being born and raised in Miami, Florida,

Dr. Juan Gonzalez

Dr. Juan Gonzalez is Ana’s eldest son. Born and raised in Miami, Florida

Dr. Desiree Eugenie Simon

Dr. Desiree Simon, born on the lovely island of St. Croix U.S.V.I in 1973 

Dr. Xiaodong Wu

Dr. Xiaodong Wu received his B.S. in Theoretical Physics from China’s Xiamen University

Dr. Michael Hall

Dr. Michael Hall was born and raised in Michigan before relocating to South Florida for high school.

Dr. Ivan Hernandez

Dr. Ivan A. Hernandez is the Medical Director at Fellowship House in South Miami, Florida.

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