Movers and Shakers: People and Positions For Week Of February 26

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WellAWARE Systems Announces New Appointments to the Executive Team

WellAWARE Systems announced that it has hired Mike Brindley as the company’s Vice President of Business Development, Roger Booker as Vice President of Product Development and Kristen Conklin as Vice President of Finance and Administration.


Brindley brings to WellAWARE Systems more than 17 years of senior living industry expertise both as an operator of communities as well as serving in senior level management positions. He joins WellAWARE Systems from Sunrise Senior Living where he spent the last five years as the Director of Sales and Operations for communities located in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Assisted Living Association.

Booker most recently served as an executive for LeverPoint, an international dual shore software development company, which helped develop the WellAWARE software interface. Booker is a multi-faceted executive with a record of success in Fortune 100/500 and start-up companies. He has more than 20 years of executive-level management experience in engineering, operations, manufacturing and strategic/business development.

Conklin was formerly the controller for WellAWARE Systems. She brings over 16 years of leadership experience, having held various finance and accounting management positions for Coopers & Lybrand and Capital One, supporting small and large businesses both domestically and abroad.



Maravilla Announces Appointment of Elizabeth Schierer as the New Director of Assisted Living

Maravilla, recently appointed Elizabeth Schierer as the new director of assisted living. Schierer will oversee care of the residents living in the 97 Assisted Living suites at Maravilla.

Schierer has more than 30 years of experience in patient care, both in the hospital and long term care facility setting. Most recently, she joins Maravilla from Glenview Terrace Nursing Center out of Illinois, where as the director of nursing she facilitated quality care for long-term residents and sub-acute patients. Prior to this, Schierer served as the clinical nurse liaison, overseeing patient admissions and patient hospital transfers and was also the unit director for a transitional care rehabilitation unit. Early in her career, Schierer spent several years as a head nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in the Otolaryngology/Oncology/Plastic Surgery unit.

Lutheran Homes Society Names New Executive Director for Lutheran Home at Napoleon

Lutheran Homes Society (LHS) announced the appointment of Steve Dumke as Executive Director of Lutheran Home at Napoleon, a retirement community in Henry County consisting of independent living, assisted living and extended care options.

For the last two years, Mr. Dumke has served as Executive Director at Lutheran Memorial Home, a LHS ministry located in Sandusky, Ohio. Steve began his career with LHS as Director of Human Resources at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek in Holland, Ohio, and was then promoted to Assistant Administrator at that campus.

As Executive Director, Mr. Dumke will be responsible for the ongoing operations, community relations, and business development of the Lutheran Home at Napoleon campus. The campus includes the 100-bed Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 40 Alpine Village assisted living residences, and the expanding Bavarian Village of independent living apartments.

“During his time at Lutheran Memorial Home, he led staff in achieving an amazing improvement in quality, resident satisfaction, and financial performance. Steve is a servant with a strong faith and, with the Lord’s guidance, he will bring the same dedication and leadership to the Napoleon campus that he has demonstrated at Lutheran Memorial Home,” stated David Roberts, President/CEO of Lutheran Homes Society.



The Plaza Health Services at The Buckingham has named Suzanne Mitchell-McNeill, RN, MS, EMBA, director of nursing.  The announcement was made by Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham.

“Suzanne brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the importance of quality of life to her role as director of nursing,” said Fenske.  “Her strong leadership abilities, extensive health care experience and dedication to residents and family members will ensure that the level of service at The Buckingham continues to exceed the expectations of the community we serve.”

Prior to joining The Plaza Health Services at The Buckingham, Mitchell-McNeill served as vice president of clinical services and director of nursing at the New York Congressional Nursing Center. She has more than 10 years experience in long-term care in both a community setting and private care.  In her supervisory roles, she has implemented visionary programs to promote staff education and team building in addition to innovative clinical services to promote organizational efficiency and measurable outcomes.

Mitchell-McNeill holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration and master’s degrees in Management and Business Administration.

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