Movers and Shakers: People and Positions for Week of January 28, 2011

Having trouble with your new years resolutions about finding a new job?  Not so much for this week’s group which shows that people are moving and positioning for 2011.  Looking for those new opportunities in your neck of the woods?  Visit the new and improved Senior Housing Jobs site for a plethora of opportunities. 

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Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. Announces New President of SunBridge Healthcare, LLC

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNH) announced the recent promotion of Logan Sexton to president of SunBridge Healthcare, LLC, Sun’s inpatient subsidiary.  Sexton joined SunBridge in 2008 as the senior vice president of operations in the southeast division. Prior to joining SunBridge, he served as president and CEO for Shoreline Healthcare Management LLC/Centennial Health Properties LLC overseeing 59 locations in 16 states. He was also the president for the Landmark Division of Tandem Healthcare, Inc. from 2002 to 2006. He held region and division leadership positions with nationally-recognized nursing home chains spanning his entire career which began in 1975 as a licensed nursing home administrator. Sexton received his bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University. Sexton replaces William A. Mathies, who was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Sun in November 2010 and who served as president of SunBridge since March 2002.



Mirador Names Elissa Johnson as Move-In Coordinator

Mirador, an all-inclusive life care senior living community now under construction in Corpus Christi, Texas, has named Elissa Johnson as move-in coordinator. Prior to joining the Mirador team, Johnson worked for Forest Pharmaceuticals.  She has more than three years experience in sales and marketing, during which time she earned many national sales awards. Johnson graduated from Texas A&M in Corpus Christi and holds a degree in Communications and a minor in Public Relations.

Erickson Living Names Chip Warner the Executive Director of Riderwood


Riderwood_ChipErickson Living has named Chip Warner the  Executive Director of Riderwood, a continuing care retirement community with nearly 3,000 residents in Silver Spring, MD.  Warner will be responsible for daily management of all aspects of the community.  Warner served previously as the Vice President of Operations at Erickson’s Corporate headquarters in Catonsville, MD,  providing executive support for community-based General Services, Dining Services , Resident Life, and Philanthropy teams across the enterprise.  Warner, who joined Erickson in 2004, served first as the Associate Executive Director and then Executive Director  at Cedar Crest, and Erickson managed community in Pompton Plains, NJ.  Warner holds a BS from the United States  Naval Academy, an MA from the University of Maryland and an MBA from  Harvard University.



SQLC Names Dr. Wayne Holtzman to SQLC Charitable Foundation Board of Directors

Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) has named Dr. Wayne Holtzman to the board of directors of the SQLC Charitable Foundation. Dr. Holtzman is a resident at Querencia and upon retirement served as president and member of multiple boards and organizations.  A long time faculty member of The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Holtzman is currently Hogg Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education.  During his tenure with the school, he held positions as president of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, dean of the College of Education, chairman of the university’s Faculty Computer Committee and chairman of the Laboratory for Computer-Assisted Instruction.

Dr. Holtzman’s distinguished career also allowed him to serve as president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology, the Texas Psychological Association and International Union of Psychological Science.  He was chairman of the board of The Menninger Clinic and has been a trustee of The Menninger Foundation since 1982.  He was also director of the World health Organizations’ Texas-Mexico Collaborating Center in Mental Health.  Dr. Holtzman is the author of over 210 articles in scientific journals and served as editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology.


Emeritus Announces Appointment of Granger Cobb as Chief Executive Officer

Emeritus Corporation (NYSE: ESC) has announced the appointment of Mr. Granger Cobb as its President and sole Chief Executive Officer effective January 13, 2011. Mr. Cobb previously served as the Company’s President and Co-CEO.  Mr. Dan Baty will continue in his capacity as Chairman of the Board. In addition, the Company has entered into a Shared Opportunities Agreement with Mr. Baty, providing the Company with potential growth opportunities in conjunction with Mr. Baty’s pursuits outside Emeritus.

Mr. Cobb stated, “While I am honored to be appointed as sole CEO of Emeritus, this is really a subtle change – Dan’s continued focus on the Company’s growth opportunities will allow us to realize the maximum benefit of his knowledge and experience as we continue building value for our shareholders.”


Robin Gliboff Named as Executive Director of Greenspring

Robin Gliboff has been named Executive Director of Greenspring, a continuing care retirement community  located in Springfield, Virginia.  Gliboff most recently served as the Associate Executive Director (2006 to 2010) of Greenspring. Prior to that, she served as Greenspring’s Director of Resident Life (2004-2006) and Senior Resident Services Manager (2003-2004).  Before joining Erickson, Gliboff served as the Director of Clinical Services at HCA Dominion Hospital, Regional Director of Program Operations for Behavioral Management Associates, LLC and Program Director at the George Washington University Medical Center.  Gliboff has a Masters of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Syracuse University.


Real Estate Equities Development, LLC has named Steve Jahnke as Director of Sales & Marketing

Real Estate Equities Development, LLC (REE), St Paul, MN has named Steve Jahnke as Director of Sales & Marketing.  Mr. Jahnke has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, national account & vendor management and customer service.  He has been involved in the residential real estate market since 1996.  He has specialized in single family homes, new construction and land.  Prior to coming to Real Estate Equities, he was a Director and Sales Manager at Hans Hagen Homes, a Realtor with Edina Realty, and a National Account Manager with Weisman Enterprises.  Mr. Jahnke is responsible for the sales and marketing activities with the Village Cooperative arm of REE.  Additional oversight includes leadership and training of the Village Cooperative Sales & Marketing Coordinators which is an age 55+ senior housing option.