Movers and Shakers: People and Positions For Week of April 9

Tax time is just around the corner…did your employer pay you too much or too little?  In either case, sometimes its good to make a change.  Got job announcements?  Send them our way to announce them to the world. E-mail us at movers-shakers@seniorhousingnews.com

Sarah Thorne Davis Joins Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

Somerby Sarah Thorne Davis has joined Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen as Masterpiece Living coordinator for the active retirement community in suburban Birmingham.  A registered dietitian, Ms Davis will implement the individualized Masterpiece Living physical, social, intellectual and spiritual program for each resident. 

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She earned a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in family and consumer sciences and an emphasis in dietetics and nutrition from The University of Mississippi. She completed a dietetic internship in nutrition therapy and food systems management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.              She has had more than four years experience in nutrition and wellness programs. In addition to being a registered dietitian, she is a certified personal trainer and a wellness fitness coach.  Ms. Davis is a member of American Dietetic Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

The Cascades Verdae Appoints Karen Nichols as Executive Director

Karen Nichols, former administrator of The Cottages at Brushy Creek, has been named the new executive director of The Cascades Verdae.  Prior to her time at The Cottages at Brushy Creek, Nichols oversaw operations at Roger Huntington Nursing Center during the community’s transition to Brushy Creek.  She has also participated in several coalitions with the Association of Households International and the South Carolina Eden Alternative Coalition to champion culture change throughout the nation.

“I’m so excited about leading the charge at The Cascades because I have a perfect combination of exceptional facilities, talented team members and award-winning programming at my disposal which supports my desire to help all our members live longer, healthier and happier lives.”

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Skilled Healthcare Announces Promotion of Matt Moore to Executive Vice President of Inpatient Operations

Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. (NYSE:SKH) announced the appointment of Matt Moore to Executive Vice President of Inpatient Operations for Skilled Healthcare, LLC. He previously served as the Area President for Skilled Healthcare, LLC’s Midwest Area. Mr. Moore will continue to report to Jose Lynch, President and Chief Operating Officer of Skilled Healthcare, LLC, and will be responsible for the oversight and support of the Company’s Long Term Care business.

Mr. Moore has over 17 years of experience in skilled nursing and assisted living operations throughout his career. Since 1993, Mr. Moore has held various positions, including Administrator, Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Operations and Area President. Mr. Moore has been employed with a Skilled Healthcare Group predecessor and subsidiaries since 1997 and also serves as the chair of the governing body and chief executive officer for each of Skilled Healthcare Group’s skilled nursing and assisted living companies in the Midwest. During his tenure with Skilled Healthcare, Mr. Moore has successfully integrated the acquisitions of 18 facilities, the construction and start-up of two facilities and the expansion of three others. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 1991. The Company expects that Mr. Moore and his family will relocate to California.