Movers and Shakers – People and Positions for October 31, 2011

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Lugil Appointed to Lead Healthcare Finance Group of KeyBank Real Estate Capital

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Michael Lugli, executive vice president, has been appointed lead of the Healthcare Finance Group of KeyBank Real Estate Capital.   As head of the Real Estate Healthcare Finance Group, Mr. Lugli will be responsible for leading a team which provides healthcare financing for seniors’ housing providers, hospitals, medical office developers and healthcare REITs, including working capital financing, acquisition, development and permanent mortgage financing.  A 20-year KeyBank veteran, Mr. Lugli has recently served as executive vice president and national manager of Key’s Asset Recovery Group, leading the team through one of the most challenging economic environments in the company’s history.  Mr. Lugli holds both political science and economics degrees from Bates College and a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.

Vater Hired As HC Admin for Capitol Lakes

Kristi Vater has been hired as the new Health Care Administrator at Capitol Lakes, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Downtown Madison. A licensed Wisconsin Nursing Home Administrator since 2003, she previously served as Administrator and Executive Director, successfully raising the standards of three other skilled nursing facilities. Now she is overseeing Capitol Lakes’ 98-bed Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, with a staff of more than 130 employees.

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Mago Promoted to EVP of KeyBank Real Estate Capital Markets

Angela Mago, a banking executive with more than 20 years of industry experience, has been promoted to executive vice president and head of KeyBank Real Estate Capital Markets, a division of KeyBank Real Estate Capital.  As head of real estate capital markets, Ms. Mago will oversee a team of approximately 100 professionals across the U.S., and is responsible for all off balance sheet capital markets activities, including Agency lending (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA), Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) and Life Company products.

Ms. Mago joined Society National Bank, one of KeyCorp’s predecessor companies in 1987. Since March 2003, she served as the National Manager for KeyBank Real Estate Capital’s Healthcare Group.  In that role, Ms. Mago was responsible for managing a $2B healthcare portfolio and directing the sales efforts of 22 healthcare professionals nationally.  Ms. Mago earned her BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Finance from Case Western Reserve University.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Investment Center (NIC), American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), and Diocese of Cleveland Facilities Corporation of Cleveland.  She is also the 2011 Chairman of the Key Executive Women’s Network.

Terry Lawrence Named VP of Health & Wellness at New Perspective Senior Livinng

Terry L. Lawrence has been named vice president of health and wellness for New Perspective Senior Living, an operator of 12 Lighthouse senior living communities in the Upper Midwest. In this newly created position, Lawrence is responsible for the health and wellness of all Lighthouse residents and team members. He will work with the directors of wellness at the 12 Lighthouse communities to develop and implement programs to optimize the quality of life for residents.  Lawrence brings more than 17 years of experience in healthcare management. Prior to joining New Perspective Senior Living, he was the executive director of Surgical Services for North Memorial Health Care where he was responsible for the overall strategic leadership and operations of Surgical Services. He also has held management positions with Thedacare, Appleton, WI, Professional Internal Medicine Services, Milwaukee, and Covenant Health Care System, Milwaukee.   He is active in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Medical Group Management Association and the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. Lawrence holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, and a bachelor’s of science in business and psychology from the University of Wisconsin.

LeadingAge Colorado names Jennifer Stone Member Services Manager

LeadingAge Colorado has named Jennifer Stone Member Services Manager. Stone facilitates communication between the organization’s senior housing and aging services members and the association’s leaders.  Stone has extensive experience with associations and nonprofit organizations, having held positions at American Water Works Association, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards and the University of Colorado Foundation. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from New Mexico State University and a master’s in Communications Management from Colorado State University.

Ecumen Names Minnesota Veterans Healthcare Leader Gil Acevedo as Senior Vice President of Operations

Ecumen announced that Gilbert (Gil) Acevedo, who serves as deputy commissioner of veterans health care for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, will become Ecumen’s senior vice president of operations effective October 24. Acevedo recently announced he is stepping down from his position at the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.  Acevedo was recruited to Minnesota from California in 2008 to provide leadership to Minnesota’s Veterans Homes, which include a variety of housing options and services across the state. He assumed leadership as the Minneapolis Veterans Home was in the midst of a well-publicized, long-term performance crisis.  He previously served with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA) Home Division for six years. He contributed to the CVDA in several administrative capacities and was appointed veterans home administrator by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in February 2006.

Acevedo earned a bachelor’s degree in health care management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., and a master’s degree in health care administration from National University, based in San Diego, Calif. He holds certification in residential care for the elderly administrator and is a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators and Executives, life member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Veterans, American Legion, United States Submarine International, life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of the Cooties and the Marine Corps League.

Amy Minnich RN, BSN, MHSA Joins Health Dimensions Group as Project Manager

Health Dimensions Group (HDG) has named Amy Minich, RN,BSN, MHSA to its team. She joins the firm as a project manager and will work with hospitals, post acuteand PACE providers seeking to develop innovative models of care for seniors.  Minnich’s professional background includes leadership positions in acute hospital and critical care, homehealth, managed care, and long-term care services. Most recently, she served as the executive directorfor LIFE Geisinger (Living Independently for Elders Program operated by Geisinger Health System) inPennsylvania.  Minnich completed her nursing training at Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing and received abachelor’s degree in nursing from Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, she holds a master’sdegree in health services administration from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  She was a 2008 Practice Change Fellow sponsored by Atlantic Philanthropies and the John A. HartfordFoundation, a program designed to improve services and expertise in the field of senior care.

Care Investment Trust Inc. Elects Jean-Michel Wasterlain to Board of Directors

Care Investment Trust Inc. announced it elected Jean-Michel (Mitch) Wasterlain to Care’s Board of Directors effective September 19, 2011.  Mr. Wasterlain’s appointment fills the vacancy on the Board created by the recent departure of Flint D. Besecker.  Mr. Wasterlain is a Managing Partner and Founder of Slate Realty Capital, a real estate merchant banking firm focused on three primary business lines including advisory services, debt and equity capital sourcing and principal investments.  Prior to forming Slate Realty Capital, Mr. Wasterlain was President and CEO of ORIX Capital Markets, the U.S. real estate and structured finance arm of ORIX Corporation.  At ORIX, he was responsible for all investments in real estate debt, equity, and securities, as well as its special servicing business.  Prior to his position at ORIX, he was at NorthStar Capital Investment where he was involved in creating a real estate debt investment platform, which led to the 2004 IPO of NorthStar Realty Finance Corporation, a public REIT.   He served as Chief Investment Officer of NRF and President of NS Advisors, and had direct responsibility for the securities investment business and for NRF’s capital markets financing activities.

Amanda Schroeder Becomes Executive Director for LHS Housing & Community Services

Lutheran Homes Society (LHS) has announced the appointment of Amanda Schroeder as the new Executive Director for LHS Housing & Community Services.  Ms. Schroeder is responsible for overseeing the operation of all housing properties, service coordination, and community service programs. In addition, she is responsible for community relations and business development, as well as the coordination of LHS Housing & Community Services’ business strategies with other LHS ministries.  Since November 2010, Ms. Schroeder has worked at LHS; first as the Quality Assurance and Community Program Liaison at LHS Housing & Community Services and then as Director of Community Programs. Before joining LHS, she worked more than a year as a WRAPAround Coordinator at Pathways Counseling Center in Ottawa, Ohio, and then worked for four years in various capacities with the Area Agency on Aging in Lima, Ohio.  Ms. Schroeder is a licensed social worker (LSW).  She graduated from The University of Findlay with a Bachelor of Arts in social work and later received a Master of Business Administration with a healthcare concentration from the same institution.

Dominion Partners Names Rodgers as EVP

Dave Rodgers has been named executive vice president of Dominion Partners and will spearhead Dominion’s development activities throughout the southeast.  Rodgers joined Dominion in 2007 as director of development.  He has more than 10 years real estate experience including positions with Wilson Holdings in Montgomery and Daniel Corporation in Birmingham.  He earned a masters degree in business education from Uab and an undergraduate degree in business from Auburn University.

Eric Anderson Named VP of RNT Development

Eric Anderson has been named vice president of development and facilities for RNT Development, an affiliate of New Perspective Senior Living. Anderson is responsible for leading all of RNTs new project development initiatives, including land acquisition, survey and environmental analyses, title work, market research, financing, city, county and state entitlements, facility maintenance, insurance, safety and capital expenditures.  Prior to joining RNT, Anderson was development director for Ryan Companies US, Inc. Anderson also brings more than 22 years experience as a public official and with major real estate projects as deputy city manager and as assistant finance director for Edina. He holds a Master of Arts degree in pubic administration from the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Hamline University.