Movers and Shakers – People and Positions for May 2012

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Craig Jones Joins Lancaster Pollard

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Lancaster Pollard & Company has hired Craig S. Jones to join the firm’s senior leadership team and support the company’s continued growth. Jones has over 30 years of experience in the senior housing and healthcare finance industry, including initiating and growing the senior housing mortgage finance business to an industry-leading position at Red Capital Group. Prior to his tenure at Red Capital, Jones spent nearly 20 years at various top-tier investment banks, managing healthcare financing groups and developing innovative products for the healthcare, senior housing and long-term care sectors.

“Lancaster Pollard’s strategic plan calls for new initiatives to provide additional product offerings to our existing clients and new clients. Mr. Jones will lead our firm’s efforts in evaluating and executing these new ventures for the firm and through his senior leadership position will play an integral role in advancing our continued growth in the senior living and long term care sectors” said Chief Executive Officer Thomas R. Green. “We anticipate that these new initiatives will augment our traditional business and enhance our relationships with the firm’s clients.”

Silver Maples of Chelsea Hires New President and CEO

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Silver Maples of Chelsea, a joint venture of United Methodist Retirement Communities and the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation, has hired Steven Rolston as its new President and CEO, effective June 18, 2012. The longtime president and CEO, Jerry Wilczynski, will retire on June 30.

Prior to joining Silver Maples, Rolston served as Executive Director and Administrator of St. Ann’s Home in Grand Rapids from 2003 to 2012, and was Human Resources Director for St. Mary’s Living Center in Grand Rapids from 2000 – 2003. Rolston attended Davenport University, and also participated in Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management Executive Development Programs.

Halamandaris Honored with Lifetime Leadership Award by the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina

Val Halamandaris was recently honored with a Lifetime Leadership award from the Association for Home & Hospice Care (AHHC) of North Carolina at its 40th Annual Convention.  For over 40 years, Halamandaris has been a leading voice advocating in Washington, DC on behalf of seniors, home care and hospice.

Working with home health advocates since the beginning of his career, Halamandaris served as associate counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging for nine years before becoming director of oversight and senior counsel for the House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging.  In this position, he worked to preserve and extend Social Security, established a program to help stop abuses in the sale of health insurance in supplementation to Medicare, and removed impediments restricting use of the Medicare and Medicaid home care benefit. Halamandaris was the founding CEO of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice in 1982 with the mission of bringing health care back home where it belongs.

Paul J. Miller Appointed President of PVM Foundation

The Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) Foundation Board of Directors has anounced that Paul J. Miller, CFRE has been appointed president of the PVM Foundation. Miller joined the PVM Foundation in 2006 as the Director of Major and Planned Giving and has served as the Interim President since February 2012. A professional development officer with over 14 years of experience in fundraising, he previously served as Manager of Corporate Partnerships and Major Gifts for Special Olympics Michigan (1998-2006), and Marketing and Promotion Manager for Metro Trading Association (1991-1998).

Miller holds an undergraduate degree from Heidelberg University and a Master in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Detroit and resides in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Judy Pelham Joins Health Care REIT, Inc.’s Board of Directors

Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) today announced that Judy Pelham has been named to its board of directors. Pelham has been actively involved in the health care industry for over 30 years. Her experience in health care includes leadership roles with leading hospital systems and health care institutions.

Most recently, Pelham served as President and CEO of Trinity Health, one of the top-10 health care systems in the United States serving a network of 40 hospitals, including long-term care facilities, home care and hospice programs, senior living communities, physician offices and other health care services and programs. Prior to this role, Pelham served as President and Chief Executive Officer of two additional leading health care systems, Mercy Health Services and Daughters of Charity Health Services of Austin, Texas.

Pelham’s career has also included work with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in 1967 and a Master in Public Administration degree in 1975 from Harvard University. Pelham currently serves on the boards of directors of Amgen and Smith College.

Duluk Joins C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group

C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group has announced the addition of architect Mark Duluk, a graduate of Harvard University. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in master planning and design, Duluk will focus on the full range of senior living, specialty health care, wellness, and affordable housing projects, as well as specific work for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Duluk began his career in Boston at The Architects Collaborative working on waterfront master plans for the Charlestown Navy Yard and adaptive re-use of a historic mill building into a mixed-use development. He continued his work in Boston as a Project Architect/Urban Designer for Elkus Manfredi Architects on projects ranging from small-town mixed-use plans to the air-rights studies for the Central Artery Project.

In 1992, Duluk established his own architectural firm in Boston, The Narrow Gate/Architects, with a focus on affordable housing and neighborhood economic developments, primarily for non-profit clients completing a wide range of projects including the Rosie’s Place Women’s Shelter.
After moving to Cleveland in 2000, he continued his architectural career with City Architecture and GSI Architects, focusing on master planning and designing a diversity of mixed-use and multifamily residential projects including senior living projects.

Duluk graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit, a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction from the Harvard University School of Design, and participated in the Joint Exchange program with Politechnika Warszawska in Warsaw, Poland.  He is a Registered Architect, a LEED Accredited Professional, as well as a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the US Green Building Council.

Lindeman Appointed Chief Operating Officer of CareOne

CareOne – A Senior Care Company has announced the appointment of Stuart Lindeman as Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Lindeman will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of CareOne’s senior living and related health care businesses. Lindeman has over twenty-five years’ experience in the senior living and health care industry. He began his career as a licensed nursing home administrator, and subsequently guided several large senior health care organizations through expansion periods.

Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Revera Health Systems, a multinational provider of care and services for seniors and other clients, from 1999 through 2012. In that role, he spearheaded senior living acquisition efforts, IT initiatives, the development of an institutional pharmacy, strategies and programs which assisted in growing market share while he defined a culture of employee appreciation and customer satisfaction.

Silverado Senior Living Expands Leadership Team in Denver Area

Jenny Teague has been named  the Community Administrator for Silverado’s Arvada location. She joins the company with over 14 years of experience in the senior living industry beginning as a Registered Nurse before moving up to an Administrator role. Teague received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from East Carolina University and has licensures as a Registered Nurse and Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Colorado. Silverado is excited to have her on their team as they prepare to open their new community.

Silverado also recently picked Scott Hysler as Regional Director of Sales for the new Colorado community. Hysler entered the senior housing industry almost 10-years ago with extensive leadership skills, dedication and experience, and credits his many professional skills to his 22 years of service in the United States Navy. Hysler is currently a Vice President on the Board of Directors for the 50+ Housing Council and sits on many other boards including the Council on Aging and International Counsel of Active Aging.
WellAWARE Systems Appoints Teresa DiMarco as Chief Executive Officer
WellAWARE Systems recently announced the appointment of Teresa DiMarco as its CEO.  DiMarco joins WellAWARE with over 25 years of executive management experience in various sectors of healthcare. Most recently, DiMarco served as president of Unisys’ Health Information Management business unit, where she significantly grew revenue and improved profitability and positioned the group for long-term growth.

Prior to Unisys, DiMarco was president and CEO of First Health Services Corporation where she grew the company three-fold and successfully established it as the leader in public sector health benefit management programs. Prior to joining First Health, DiMarco held several senior positions in the healthcare industry, including vice president of Health Benefits Management and Managed Care Operations for Trigon Blue Cross/Blue Shield, now Anthem/Wellpoint. DiMarco holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Virginia (UVA) and an MBA from UVA Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Berne and Donohue Appointed to Lead Seniors Housing/Healthcare Practice at LEE NYC

Lee & Associates NYC has announced that Michael Berne and Richard Donohue have joined the Manhattan office to spearhead its seniors housing and healthcare brokerage in an effort to branch out into new markets for Lee.  Berne founded and oversaw the National Seniors Housing Group with Donohue and was responsible for all deal flow in the seniors housing sector as a former managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle. He has had 30 years of experience in managing real estate projects with seniors housing and medical communities and has arranged portfolio acquisitions all throughout the Northeast.

As director of the Hospital Division of the New York Attorney General’s Office and director of the NYS Medicaid Fraud Unit, Berne investigated, audited and examined hundreds of hospitals, nursing homes and adult homes. His recent engagements include disposition of a 230-unit skilled nursing facility in Detroit, Mich., the disposition of fully entitled 47 acres in Maine and entitled land in Florida, financing of a projected 50 facilities of assisted living/memory care and the disposition of an adult day care facility in New Jersey.

Berne graduated cum laude and holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College as well as a J.D from Columbia Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York and several federal jurisdictions. Berne is a licensed broker in New York as well as a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

In his 35-year real estate career, Donohue has represented a wide variety of healthcare and seniors housing clients. As consultant to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Donohue provided strategic advice to the Board and Capital Committee on all real estate matters.

Previously a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle and co-head of the National Seniors Housing Group with Berne, Donohue was responsible for delivering the firm’s full range of capital markets, consulting and brokerage services which included age-restricted, assisted living, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC’s), skilled nursing and memory care facilities.

Donohue’s most recent assignments include the sale of Saybrook Convalescent Hospital, the disposition of a 180,000-square-foot skilled nursing facility in Southampton and the sale of a skilled nursing facility in Detroit. He holds a bachelor’s degree from CCNY, is a licensed real estate broker in New York and New Jersey and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

Brian Patton Joins North Hill as Dining Services Manager

Brian Patton has joined North Hill as Dining Services Manager. Most recently, he was a mall manager for Simon Property Group at several Boston-area malls. He brings experience in hospitality, food and beverage and management to North Hill, the next evolution in senior living.

Patton has more than 15 years of management experience in corporate catering sales and foodservice management, as well as fine dining and event management experience. His career has included stops at Westfield Concession Management (Logan Airport), New England Financial (Boston) and The Whitman Restaurant (Farmington, Conn.).  He graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Music, Music Performance and Theater. Patton received a teaching certification in Music Education from Central State Connecticut University.

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