Movers and Shakers: People and Positions For Week of February 25, 2011

It’s performance review and annual bonus time in corporate America….who will stay, who will go?  Stick with Movers and Shakers over the next few weeks and we’ll keep you in the loop on who’s going where…got a scoop about a recent add to your team?  Send us your staffing announcements and we’ll be sure to plant them in a future edition of movers & shakers for the world to know.


Integral Senior Living Names Hadfield Regional Marketing Director

Integral Senior Living  (ISL) is pleased to announce that Daniel J. Hadfield (Dan) has joined the management team as a Regional Marketing Director for the company.  Prior to joining ISL, he was with Merrill Gardens for five years as a Regional Marketing Director. Prior to which, he was with Atria Senior Living Group as a Regional Sales Manager.  Dan has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience which he looks forward to sharing with the team at ISL. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University. 



Omnicare Appoints John L. Workman to the Additional Role of President

Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR) has appointed John L. Workman to the additional role of President, effective immediately. He will remain Chief Financial Officer of the Company and will continue to report to John Figueroa, Omnicare’s Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Workman, age 59, has served as Omnicare’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since November 2009. In addition to his financial role, Mr. Workman oversees purchasing, human resources, information technology and trade relations at the Company.  Before joining Omnicare, Mr. Workman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HealthSouth Corporation, the nation’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services, since 2004. From 1998 to 2004, he served in various senior executive positions at U.S. Can Company, including as its Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to 2002, as its Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2003 and as its Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Workman spent 14 years with Montgomery Ward & Company, Inc. where he held a number of management and executive positions, including Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer.  Mr. Workman has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University and earned his master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago.



Cornthwaite Named Associate Executive Director for Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD

BenCornthwaiteErickson Living has named Ben Cornthwaite the Associate Executive Director for Riderwood.  Cornthwaite served previously for more than six years as Senior Administrator for Renaissance Gardens at Greenspring in Springfield, Virginia. His leadership resulted in a deficiency free state survey for 2010 and a 5-star CMMS rating. His background also includes two years as the Administrator there where he had similar success: a 2007 deficiency free survey, achieving CARF /CCAC accreditation and development of a licensed Hospice program.  Prior to joining to Erickson Living, Cornthwaite was an Administrator for Medical Facilities of America.  He holds a MA degree in Management of Aging Services from UMBC and a BS degree in Health Services Administration from James Madison University.



Cindy Waldron has been named executive director of Mirador, Corpus Christi’s first full service life care senior living community. The announcement was made by Charles B. Brewer, president and CEO of Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC). Waldron brings to Mirador more than 20 years experience in senior living management, ranging from chief operating officer to executive director.  She will direct all aspects of the grand opening for the community, which is scheduled to open this summer. 

“We are looking forward to having Cindy as part of our team,” said Brewer. “SQLC conducted an extensive search to find the right person for Mirador, and with Cindy’s far-reaching experience and qualifications, we knew she was the perfect fit.  She has a complete understanding of the industry, and has transitioned into her new duties with a positive attitude.”

Waldron comes to Corpus Christi from Missouri, where she served as executive director for Villa Theresa and oversaw the renovation of the community into a full service continuing care retirement community (CCRC).  She is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, and a Masters of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.


Bruce Yarwood Joins Skilled Healthcare Group’s Board of Directors

Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. (NYSE: SKH) recently announced that Bruce Yarwood has been appointed to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Yarwood is a Class III director with a term expiring at the Company’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.  He has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Corporate Governance, Quality and Compliance Committee of the Board.  Mr. Yarwood served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the nation’s largest association of long-term and post-acute care providers, from 2005 through 2010.  From 1989 and until joining AHCA in 2005, Mr. Yarwood was a partner with a lobbying firm that served as a primary lobbyist for AHCA.  Mr. Yarwood has over 35 years of management, operational and advocacy experience in the long-term care industry.  Under the former Governor Brown administration during the 1970’s, he held executive positions with the California Department of Health and was responsible for the California Medicaid program, also known as Medi-Cal.  Mr. Yarwood holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University in Sacramento and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley.


Edgewater Names Mains Assisted Living Sales Counselor

Kirstin MainsEdgewater is pleased to announce Kirstin Mains as Assisted Living Sales Counselor at the senior living community, located on a 50-acre campus in West Des Moines. In her position, Mains is responsible for providing counsel to seniors and their families seeking the support of Edgewater’s full continuum of wellness, that includes Brookside Assisted Living and Beacon Springs Memory Support, and educating the public about the community and services it offers.

Mains has more than 17 years of experience in developing, maintaining and maturing solid partnerships with Greater Des Moines businesses. Prior to joining the Edgewater team, she was a small business owner and served in various sales and marketing roles in the Chamber of Commerce and hospitality industries.   Mains earned a bachelor of science degree in hotel and restaurant management from Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa. She’s also a member of various local organizations, such as the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce.


NHP Derrick D. Pete Promoted to Senior Vice President

Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NHP) recently announced the promotion of Derrick D. Pete to Senior Vice President Corporate Development. Derrick D. Pete joined NHP in December 2004 and has played an instrumental role in identifying new strategic growth opportunities for the Company while continuing to implement NHP’s corporate priorities. As Senior Vice President Corporate Development, Mr. Pete will continue to report to Douglas Pasquale and will be responsible for the evaluation and recommendation of new initiatives. He will maintain his management oversight responsibility for NHP’s enterprise risk management program and will also maintain his management of NHP’s Corporate Technology, Marketing and Research areas.

"Derrick has made a tremendous contribution to NHP in a broad spectrum of areas, including strategy development, marketing, business development and portfolio management. His considerable tenure with NHP, deep experience across several areas of the Company and his significant industry knowledge give him a unique ability to help drive growth opportunities at NHP and to further strengthen our position within the rapidly evolving healthcare real estate sector," said Douglas Pasquale, NHP’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.


Isle at Watercrest Names McGuinness Director of Admissions and Social Services

Jessica McGuinness has been named director of admissions and social services of Isle at Watercrest, the assisted living and skilled nursing community of Watercrest at Mansfield. McGuinness joins Isle at Watercrest with more than five years of experience in senior care. She served as the client services manager for Senior Helpers, in Irving, Texas. Previously, she was the central intake coordinator for CareSouth and also served as the admissions director for HCR ManorCare Health Services in North Richland Hills, Texas.