Movers and Shakers: People and Positions For Week of April 16, 2010

Today is a new day to start thinking about jobs and your wages…is it worth trying to make more money to pay more taxes?  Law of diminishing returns…?  Call your politician…but we digress… see below for this week’s personnel moves. E-mail us at [email protected]


Emeritus Names Executive Officers for 3 Executive Vice Presidents

James Christopher ("Chris") Hyatt was appointed to Executive Vice President–Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hyatt joined Emeritus in 1998 and was a Regional and Divisional Director of Operations until promoted to Vice President–Operations for the Southeast Division in May 2007 and to Senior Vice President–Operations in July 2009. Mr. Hyatt worked in the acute care industry for seven years and has a total of 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

Budgie Amparo was appointed to Executive Vice President–Quality Service and Risk Management. Mr. Amparo joined Emeritus in September 2007 upon the completion of the Summerville acquisition and has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President–Quality and Risk Management since that time. He also served as Vice President of Quality and Risk Management for Summerville from 2002 until 2007. Mr. Amparo is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in nursing, and has 22 years of combined healthcare experience in nursing education, acute care, skilled nursing, and assisted living.

Jayne Sallerson was appointed to Executive Vice President–Marketing, Sales and Communications. Ms. Sallerson served as the Company’s Senior Vice President–Marketing since September 2008. She joined Emeritus as Vice President of Marketing in September 2007, upon completion of the Summerville acquisition. Ms. Sallerson served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Summerville from 2003 to 2007 after having served as a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Summerville from 2000 to 2003. Ms. Sallerson has 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the healthcare and senior industry.


Mr. Granger Cobb, President and Co-CEO, stated, "We are delighted to announce the promotions of these key employees to executive positions within the Company. The contributions of these individuals over many years have been instrumental to Emeritus’ success as a leader in the senior living industry, and we look forward to their continued contributions in moving the Company forward to even greater heights."


Senior Resource Group (SRG) Announces New Additions and Relocations

Senior Resource Group (SRG) recently announced the addition of five new staff members.  Debbie Engen has been appointed executive director at Silver Springs, the company’s independent and assisted living retirement community located in Green Valley, Ariz.  At SRG’s resort community in Florida, The Carlisle Naples, Colin Marshall has been named executive director and Amy Hilliard has been added as a sales and marketing representative.  Kimberly Woda has been named director of sales and marketing at Hawthorn Court, the company’s award-winning memory care community located in Phoenix, Ariz.  Dana Berry has been selected as director of sales and marketing at SpringRidge at Charbonneau, SRG’s Wilsonville, Ore. community that is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.

In addition to new staff appointments, three longtime employees have relocated to assume new roles at SRG communities. Mike Soto has moved from his post in Arizona to take the reins as executive director at the company’s Village at Sherman Oaks community in Sherman Oaks, Calif.  Executive Director, Tim Maloney and Director of Sales and Marketing, Samantha Pal have transferred from Naples, Florida to join the team at the company’s newest development – The Village at NorthRidge.

Lutheran Homes Society Announces Executive Director for LHS Foundation

KLemmebrock Lutheran Homes Society (LHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Lemmerbrock as Executive Director of LHS Foundation. As Executive Director, Ms. Lemmerbrock will be responsible for the ongoing operations, community relations, and business development for LHS Foundation and will coordinate business strategies with other LHS ministries.  Prior to joining LHS, Ms. Lemmerbrock worked for 12 years as the Synod Administrator of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Ms. Lemmerbrock holds master’s degrees in English, public administration and technical writing from Bowling Green State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in English and education. She also has certifications in fundraising and board management from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

“Kathy clearly expresses a passion for social ministry and brings tremendous gifts, including experience on the LHS Board of Directors and a strong working relationship with the 194 congregations of the Northwestern Ohio Synod,” stated Mr. David Roberts, President/CEO of Lutheran Homes Society.



Kalama Heights resident Dana L. Ward has been promoted to manager of Kalama Heights Retirement Community.  Ward first joined Kalama Heights Retirement Community in May 2004 as enrichment coordinator. In December of that year, she was appointed manager of the enrichment program.  In her new role as manager, Ward ensures that all the residents are happy and healthy and oversees day-to-day operations of the facility, including a range of responsibilities from marketing to food services.  Prior to joining Kalama Heights Retirement Community, Ward was a licensed massage therapist and an account representative for AT&T.

“Dana exudes a natural aloha spirit and sincerely cares about the residents here at Kalama Heights Retirement Community,” said Lyle Takeuchi, Hawaii regional director of Holiday Retirement. “She initially began working with us as an enrichment coordinator, but as her passion and commitment became apparent to us, we promoted her to the well-deserving position of manager.”

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