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PVM’s Johnson Receives Award for Michiganian of the Year for 2010
Henry Johnson of Ann Arbor was named 2010 Senior Citizen of the Year for Leadership. He was recognized for his exemplary leadership and advocacy. Since his retirement as Vice-President for Student Affairs at the University of Michigan, he has served on numerous boards and committees, including 3 years as Chairperson of the Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Board of Directors and its Strategic Planning Committee.
Johnson has volunteered his time as a Strategic Planning Consultant for several area agencies on aging in southeast Michigan and the National Center and Caucus on Black Aged. He also has been actively involved with organizations such as the Presbytery of Detroit, and the Ann Arbor Housing Bureau for Seniors.
The Senior Citizen of the Year Award is sponsored by the Michigan Commission and Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) and Consumers Energy to recognize the unpaid contributions made by persons, age 60 and older. It is presented in two categories, leadership in the community, and service to others.
“This award is presented every year to recognize the valuable contributions made by special older adults in our state who are using their retirement years to help others,” says OSA Director Sharon Gire. “They are setting a wonderful example about how to age with purpose and satisfaction.”
Splendido Names Brogran Director of Accounting
Ray Brogan, former controller at the Tucson-based SaddleBrooke retirement community, has joined Splendido as a director of accounting. In his new position, Brogan provides financial reporting and supervision of all accounting functions. He also serves as a financial resource for the community’s residents. Prior to his work at SaddleBrooke, Brogan was the vice president and chief financial officer for Morse, Payson & Noyes Insurance in South Portland, Maine, which was one of the 60 largest privately owned insurance companies in the United States until it was purchased in 1997 by Peoples Heritage Financial Group. Brogan received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maine in Orono. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.
"Ray combines strategic financial planning with an impressive history of experience in the accounting field,” said Tom Rios, Executive Director of Splendido. “His diverse mix of experience in the insurance and retirement community industries is a tremendous asset to our ever-expanding team of directors.”
Lancaster Pollard Receives BBB Award
Lancaster Pollard has been named a 2010 recipient of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for EthicalEnterprising, awarded by the BBB of Central Ohio, where the firm is headquartered. Lancaster Pollard is a leading provider of investment banking, mortgage banking, financial advisory and investment advisory services for the senior living sector, and the firm has been helping senior living providers finance new construction, renovation and acquisition projects and manage their investment portfolios for over 20 years.
The Torch Award recognizes organizations that have established ethical practices and demonstrated a strong record of trustworthiness among peers, clients and employees. In 2010, when the reputations of both senior care providers and financial services firms in general have been impacted by the actions of a less-than-ethical minority, sharing community values and good news becomes ever more important.
“We’re honored and humbled to receive the Torch Award. We’d like to say thank you to the senior housing and care providers that are constantly working to create the most comfortable, safe and trustworthy communities,” CEO Tom Green said. “The BBB calls on us all to strengthen the culture of trust in business, and we’re pleased to be serving industries where ethical caregiving and strong community reputations are the best signs of strong performance.”
Querencia at Barton Creek Names New Health Care Admin
Querencia at Barton Creek senior living resort has named Kristina Kuntz Williams as health care administrator. Williams has wide-ranging experience in a nursing home environment, including administrator training at the 12th largest single campus senior living community in the nation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Gerontology from the University of North Texas, specializing in long-term care, senior housing and aging services.
Watermere at Southlake Names Kelly McGuire Director of Accounting
Watermere at Southlake recently named Kelly McGuire director of accounting. McGuire joins Watermere at Southlake from Citigroup where she served as associate director of financial planning. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, McGuire has served as a financial analyst and director of finance for a variety of organizations. She received her masters degree from Suffolk University in Boston and bachelors degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Dartmouth, MA.