Movers and Shakers: People and Positions for February 4, 2011

What does it cost to be a hometown, homeowner in Steelers or Packers country?  Pittsburgh has a median home value of $92,500 and Green Bay has a median home value of $129,800, both of which are less than the national average…this week’s movers and shakers are anything but average.  Either way, find jobs in senior living on our job site or send us your staffing announcements for your additions, changes and moves to [email protected]


Sunrise Senior Living Announces Executive Promotions

Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ) has announced that Marc Richards, chief accounting officer, will succeed Julie Pangelinan as chief financial officer, and that Greg Neeb, chief investment and administrative officer, has entered into an amended and restated employment agreement.


Sunrise CEO Mark Ordan commented on the context of today’s and recent organizational filings:

"Sunrise and our board are committed to both a solidified senior management team and to an excellent but leaner organization. We recently announced my commitment to continue to serve as CEO during the coming years, and today we announced Greg Neeb’s similar commitment to work alongside me to lead the Sunrise management team as we work to continue strengthening all aspects of our operations. As part of our dual theme of an excellent and lean team, we are combining our CFO and CAO roles under the leadership of our new CFO, Marc Richards. Mark and I have worked together for years and he has served as our chief accounting officer for the last 18 months. Julie Pangelinan, who turned a very troubled operation into a smooth running machine, will be leaving Sunrise in early March."

For more details, visit the 8-K



Oak Grove Capital Names Kauffman as MD for Seniors Housing and Healthcare

Oak Grove Capital has announced that it has added Bill Kauffman as Managing Director of its Seniors Housing and Healthcare business.  Kauffman was most recently employed by Berkadia Commercial Mortgage in the company’s Chicago office.  Kauffman received a B.A. from Bucknell University, majoring in economics, and a M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in real estate finance. He has served as a member of the Health Care Associations of Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. He represented Berkadia on the Executive Board of the American Seniors Housing Association.

“We are extremely pleased that Bill has agreed to join Oak Grove Capital and lead our Seniors Housing and Healthcare production team," said David Williams, Oak Grove Capital’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Bill has nearly 30 years of industry experience, and his reputation with borrowers and lenders is complimentary to Oak Grove Capital. Bill brings new client relationships and leadership to our Company, reinforcing our commitment to seniors housing.”


LM Hurley & Associates places Russell Kubik as Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer at Edgewood Management Group

Edgewood Management Group, LLC has named Russell G. Kubik Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer. In his new role, Kubik will oversee operations at the executive level for Edgewood Management Group. This includes oversight of operations of Edgewood’s Regional Vice Presidents, Directors and the company’s 28 senior living communities.

“We’re glad to present Edgewood Management with a seasoned executive, who has compassion, top leadership qualities, and brings a clear vision to the role. Russ brings over 21 years experience in the senior living industry.” explained Lauren Hurley, President of LM Hurley & Associates.


CAHSA Names 2011 Board of Directors

The Colorado Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (CAHSA), Colorado’s largest nonprofit association representing providers of aging services, announced its 2011 Board of Directors at its annual business meeting.  Shareen Anderson of Good Samaritan Society Bonell Community was named chair of the board.

Board members include:

  • Shareen Anderson, Executive Director, Good Samaritan Society Bonell Community
  • Craig Erickson, Executive Director, WindCrest
  • Maureen Hewitt, CEO, Total Community Options/Total Longterm Care
  • Michael Meehan, Vice President of Operations, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Craig Ammermann, Regional Director of Operations, Volunteers of America
  • Elisabeth Borden, Principal, The Highland Group
  • Barbara Bradshaw, CEO of Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center
  • Russ DenBraber, President and CEO, Christian Living Communities
  • Barbara Dice, CEO, Castle Country Assisted Living
  • Jean Hammes, Program Director, Alpine Area Agency on Aging
  • Tom Hunter, Director of Sales and Marketing, Emeritus Senior Living
  • Stacy Shellenberger, Area Manager of Operations, Sunrise Senior Living
  • David Smart, President and CEO, Eaton Senior Programs
  • Nancy Stokes, Centura Health at Home

“With such an enthusiastic and well-rounded board, our membership is well-positioned to serve Colorado’s seniors,” said Laura Landwirth, the association’s president and CEO. “I look forward to working with our board to ensure the needs of this expanding population are met today and into the future.”


Roark Named Life Enrichment Director at Legacy at Willow Bend

Rachelle RoarkRachelle Roark has been named life enrichment director for Health Services at The Legacy at Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community.  Roark has more than ten years of experience working with seniors and is a nationally certified activity director. Previous to joining The Legacy, she held a position as the life enrichment coordinator for the senior living community Plaza at Richardson. Before moving to Texas, Roark worked for a day program in Cincinnati called Senior Link, which provides skilled nursing services.

“Rachelle’s years of experience make her an important asset to The Legacy staff and residents,” said Van Giesen. “Her positive attitude and relationships with the residents is inspiring.”