Movers and Shakers: People and Positions For Week Ending January 29, 2010

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Shoemaker Named Director of Engineering for Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

Photo Courtesy of Somerby at St. Vincecents Mark Shoemaker has been named director of engineering for Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen, in suburban Birmingham, Ala., according to Michael Mays president and chief operating officer of Dominion Properties’ Somerby Senior Living division.

Shoemaker was formerly with Dominion’s Somerby at Mobile, Alabama and has more than 29 years of residential maintenance engineering experience in apartments, condominiums and senior living communities.


The Legacy Companies Expands with Phil Anderson as a principal of Legacy Healthcare Advisors

Phil Anderson brings over 20 years of seniors’ housing and healthcare experience to the company. He previously served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of CNL Retirement Properties, Inc., a leading REIT focused on seniors’ housing properties and medical facilities, until the completion of the REIT’s $5.3 billion merger with Health Care Property Investors. He was instrumental in the growth of the company from a start-up to a dominant health care REIT with over 270 properties, becoming the nation’s second largest owner of seniors’ housing units in less than six years. Following the merger in 2006, Anderson formed The Genova Company to acquire real estate and provide advisory services related to seniors’ housing investment and development.

Anderson has also previously worked with Classic Residence by Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels and the Pritzker family. As senior vice president of development and acquisition, he oversaw the development and acquisition of upscale seniors’ housing, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Anderson has been a member of the American Senior Housing Association since 1994 and currently serves on the executive board. In addition, he has served as a member of the board of directors of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industries (NIC) and Westminster Retirement Communities. In 2008, he was also elected to serve as City Commissioner for the City of Winter Park, Florida.


Health Dimensions Group Appoints Mary Nell Zellner as Senior Vice President of Consulting

Health Dimensions Group (HDG), a health care management and consulting firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Nell Zellner as senior vice president of consulting.  Zellner will lead and manage the firm’s consulting practice and assist HDG in meeting the organization’s overall strategic initiatives. With more than 20 years of experience in the senior health care industry, Zellner brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both consulting and management.

Zellner joined HDG in January 2008 as vice president of operational services, providing operational management, strategic planning, and business development. Prior to joining HDG, she was a director of a Midwest-based long-term care consulting and management company.  Zellner earned a bachelor’s degree in business and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a licensed nursing home administrator and a licensed social worker in the State of Minnesota.

“I’m excited that Mary Nell has accepted our offer to oversee our consulting practice,” said Craig Abbott, HDG CEO. “Mary Nell’s background, experience, and leadership abilities will provide management and direction-setting for the consulting practice and help us to realize our overall strategic goals.”