Movers and Shakers: People and Positions For Week of 3/19/10

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Kalama Heights Announces Return of Antounian

Kalama Heights Retirement Community is pleased to announce the return of Suzanne E. Antounian as manager.  Antounian first joined Kalama Heights Retirement Community in April 2000 as marketing manager. In November of that year, she was appointed marketing and enrichment manager. In 2004, she was promoted to manager and remained in that position until 2006 when she moved to California to be closer to her children attending college and pursuing careers on the West Coast.


“We are delighted to welcome Suzanne back to the Kalama Heights ohana,” said Lyle Takeuchi, Hawaii regional director of Holiday Retirement. “With her extensive expertise in the hospitality industry and natural aloha spirit, we are fortunate to have Suzanne as part of our management team.”

Hymie Barber Named National Originations Manager For Cambridge Realty Capital

Courtesy Cambridge Realty Hymie Barber has been named National Originations Manager for Chicago-based Cambridge Realty Capital Companies, with responsibility for generating new business and greater awareness of the company’s senior housing/healthcare funding products nationwide.

Barber is Managing Director of The Catalyst Resource Group Inc. and President of Catalyst/Cambridge Healthcare Finance in Los Angeles. He has been affiliated with Cambridge as the company’s West Coast correspondent since 1996 and will continue to serve the company in this role.


Barber is a graduate of Loyola University in Los Angeles with a BS degree in accounting and economics, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with extensive experience in real estate finance. Barber is a member of the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF), the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), the National Investment Center (NIC), the Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ), the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NYAHSA) and the Texas Health Care Association (THCA).


SQLC Names Executive Human Resources Director

Courtesy of SQLC - Egbert Senior living community sponsor Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), parent company of Edgemere senior living community in Dallas, has named Julie R. Egbert, SPHR, executive human resources director. Egbert brings over 28 years of experience in HR including workforce management, benefits administration and change management.  In addition, she has managed and delivered global HR initiatives and projects for HR departments of Fortune 500 corporations.  Prior to joining SQLC, Egbert was with Collective HR Solutions, LLC, in San Francisco where she served as vice president of global human capital management. 

“Julie has an impressive background and knowledge of global HR business processes and systems implementation,” said Charles B. Brewer, president and CEO of SQLC. “With three operational communities and two under construction, strong leadership is needed to oversee the overall HR function.”