Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for January, Part II

With 2014 in full swing, the senior living industry is staying active and shaking things up with a whole host of hirings, promotions, appointments, and other professional recognitions. 

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Aimee Swan Named ED at Spectrum Retirement’s Southview Assisted Living

Spectrum Retirement Communities LLC announced Aimee Swan as the Executive Director at Southview Assisted Living. With more than 10 years of successful experience in senior living, Swan is the ideal candidate to manage this community and will bring quality care and service to her residents, Spectrum said.

Swan has replaced the previous Executive Director, Robyn Moore, who has been promoted within the Spectrum family as Regional Executive Director at Park Meadows Senior Living and Shawnee Hills Senior Living in Kansas.


Southview Assisted Living opened in 2012 in the Affton area, and offers assisted living, transitional memory care, and memory care residents a home where they can age-in-place. With both exceptional care and one-of-a-kind hospitality, Swan will manage approximately 60-70 full and part-time employees.

Prior to working at Southview Assisted Living, Swan was the Regional Vice President at Airmid Healthcare Management and previously served as the Director of Operations at Healthcare Accounting Systems. Swan also has experience as the Executive Director and Regional Nurse Consultant at Life Care Centers of America.

Ehret Construction Company Promotes Steve Talbott to SVP, Operations Manager

Steve Talbott has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Operations Manager for Ehret Construction Company.

Talbott has 29 years of construction and facilities management experience. Prior to joining ECC, he served as Director of Facilities and VP of Construction for the mid-Atlantic region of Commerce Bank (now TD Bank). 

As a Senior Project Manager and Project Executive, Talbott has completed a variety of hospitality, private club, commercial, and healthcare projects. 

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America Board Adds New Member

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America Board of Trustees recently announced Teresa Sluss Radebaugh as its newest board member.

Teresa Sluss Radebaugh is employed as director of the Regional Institute on Aging at Wichita State University. A psychiatric epidemiologist, Radebaugh earned a doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University, where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship.

Previously, she worked at the National Institutes of Health where she served as a division director at the National Institute of Nursing Research. Radebaugh has provided consulting services to universities, pharmaceutical companies, private health organizations and foundations for the development of clinical and research programs. In 2009, she was named the first Carl and Rozina Cassat Professor in Aging at WSU.

Commonwealth Assisted Living Expands Management Team

Commonwealth Assisted Living, which operates 18 senior living communities throughout Virginia, recently announced the introduction of six new members to its leadership team. 

Chief Operating Officer, Earl Parker, is responsible for providing strategic direction and implementing systems to support the growth of Commonwealth. Parker’s experience includes more than 20 years of progressive leadership positions in the hospitality and senior living industries. During this time he has been an integral part of the leadership/growth team for two large senior living owner/operators and has supported more than 60 senior living communities, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and CCRCs.

Parker earned his MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School.

Vice President of Human Resources, Tommy Comer, Ed.D, is responsible for providing structure and leadership to the Human Resources function at Commonwealth Assisted Living. He comes with more than ten years of progressively responsible HR experience in a variety of industries, including Assisted Living, higher education, and retail. Previously Comer was the Regional HR Director for a vibrant senior living company on the west coast, overseeing the HR function at 22 communities in 11 states.

Senior Vice President of Construction, Kevin Willis, joins CAL with 20 years experience in the construction industry, as well as a strong operations/management background. Willis possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the complexities inherent in large construction projects and the importance of proper planning and coordination to assure success for all project stakeholders.

Jami Montambault joined the Commonwealth team as Controller in December 2013. A Certified Public Accountant, with both a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and a Master of Science in Management of Information Systems degree from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, Montambault is responsible for leading Commonwealth’s accounting team, and developing processes to enable managed growth and ensure financial control.

She has more than 25 years experience working and consulting with a range of businesses and organizations in accounting, finance, systems, and human resources.

Two Regional Vice President positions have been added to the leadership team at Commonwealth Assisted Living. Responsible for the Eastern Virginia region, Candace Meyer has a sales management and corporate training background in the medical and senior living industries. For eight years Meyer was the National Sales Director for one of the largest healthcare companies in the country.

Overseeing the Western Virginia region, Ronda Duckworth comes to Commonwealth Assisted Living with almost two decades of demonstrated success in the healthcare industry; driving revenue and strategies to ensure operating goals were met. Duckworth created sales management processes, ensured execution and desired results, designed sales training and provided coaching to community level sales directors.

Both new Regional Vice Presidents will work with operations and the field sales and marketing group to exceed occupancy goals and create strong market differentiation.

Bild & Co. Names Jenn Cox as First-Ever Chief Operating Officer

Bild & Company, one of the nation’s leading senior healthcare consulting firms announced the appointment of Jenn Cox to Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2014. 

In her new role, Ms. Cox is responsible for overseeing all operational processes for Bild &Company. Additionally, she will help lead the initiative to further develop and expand the internal systems to accommodate the extensive personnel growth as well as create more efficiencies for Bild’s rapidly expanding roster of clients.

Cox was previously Executive Vice President of Operations for Bild & Company. In this role, she created an entire new operational infrastructure from the ground up, significantly increasing profitability by more than 50 percent. She has brought forth innovative systems to maximize efficiencies with technology, management tools, reporting and budget metrics.

Prior to Bild & Company, Cox started her career in advertising and motorsports. With a strong penchant for operations, she transitioned into operational management for a variety of industries – from retail management to government to senior living. She successfully led an implementation team for over 20 start-up locations in senior healthcare and retail.

Equity Inc.’s National Seniors Housing Advisors Group Expands into N.C.

Equity Inc., in cooperation with Diversified Realty & Investment, Co. recently extended its services into North Carolina, one of the top states for retirement and active adult communities. The full-service commercial real estate company provides development, construction, property management and brokerage services to create and enhance healthcare, retail, office, mixed-use and seniors housing projects. 

Cantata Promotes Alice Franks to Campus Director of Brookfield Campus

Cantata Adult Life Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Alice Franks to the position of Campus Director for Cantata’s Brookfield senior living campus and British Home Rehabilitation Services.

Franks, who served as Director of Campus Living, has more than 20 years of experience working with seniors. In this new role, she will be responsible for all operations related to running the Brookfield campus.

Jose Lynch Resigns as President, COO of Skilled Healthcare Group

Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. (NYSE: SKH) announced on Jan. 14 that Jose Lynch, the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of its board of directors, will be leaving the Company to pursue other professional opportunities. 

Lynch’s resignation from his officer and director positions is effective immediately, but he will remain with the company through the end of February 2014 to assist in the transition of his role. Korn/Ferry International will assist the company in identifying candidates to lead the Company’s long-term care operations segment, but no timetable for naming a successor has been set. Until a successor is in place, Skilled Healthcare Group’s CEO Bob Fish will lead the company’s long-term care operations segment.

North Woods Village Hires Shellie Kermin as Director of Community Relations

North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, Michiana’s first stand-alone memory care assisted living community, recently announced the appointment of Shellie J. Kermin as Director of Community Relations. In her new position, Ms. Kermin’s responsibilities will include working closely and personally with residents and their families to support their well-being and satisfaction; managing the dissemination of information about North Woods Village at Edison Lakes to residents, the public and the media; and coordinating all resident activities, events and personal tours.

A recent graduate of Leadership LaPorte County, Kermin received a degree in accounting from the International Business College in 1985. During her 10-year career in the healthcare industry, she planned and implemented public events, including community health fairs, open houses and educational programs. Additionally, she was a member of a team that produced a quarterly community relations publication that won three National Awards. Active as a volunteer, Kermin was a member of the LaPorte Hospital Foundation.

True North Group, LLC is the local development partnership behind the project. 

North Woods Village Appoints Dale Carter, HFA, as Executive Director

North Woods Village at Edison Lakes also recently announced the appointment of Dale C. Carter, HFA, as its Executive Director. The founder of Transition Aging Parents, South Bend, Ind., Carter is a recognized expert and popular speaker on aging topics and is the author of “Transitioning Your Aging Parent: A 5 Step Guide Through Crisis & Change.”

Carter, who is a licensed Healthcare Facility Administrator (HFA), received her Master’s degree from Indiana University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education from North Carolina State University. In addition to owning her own aging-related company, she has delivered numerous presentations on pertinent senior issues at forums such as the national “Aging in America” conference in Washington, DC, and has been an advocate for healthy aging and effective caregiving. Active in the community, she is a member of the Gerontology Consortium of Michiana and is a past board member of Bridge of Hope St. Joseph County.

AdCare Health Systems Board Adds Brent Morrison as Non-Voting Board Observer

AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK) announced recently that Brent Morrison, CFA, is serving as a non-voting observer to AdCare’s Board of Directors, reflecting AdCare’s commitment to effective and shareholder-friendly corporate governance.

Morrison is currently the Managing Director of Zuma Capital Management LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, a position he has held since 2012, where he manages the firm’s assets by investing in undervalued small-cap companies. Prior to Zuma, Morrison was the Senior Research Analyst at the Strome Group, a private investment firm, from 2009 to 2012. He was a Research Analyst at Clocktower Capital, LLC, a global long/short equity hedge fund based in Beverly Hills, Calif., from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Wilshire Associates, a financial consulting firm, from 1999 to 2007. Morrison received a MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles, with an emphasis in Finance and International Business, and a B.A. in Finance from the University of Colorado at Denver. Morrison is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

In connection with his designation as board observer, Morrison has agreed to customary confidentiality obligations with respect to any non-public information concerning AdCare furnished to him in his role as board observer. 

Glencroft Senior Living President F. Jay Shetler Retires

F. Jay Shetler, the president and CEO of Glencroft Senior Living, announced that he plans to retire on March 15 after a 20-year tenure with Glencroft.

Shetler assumed the roles of president and CEO of Glencroft in 1993, and the community has accomplished several milestones under his leadership, including the development of the Manor 2 assisted living neighborhood within the community, the construction of a memory care community on the main campus, major renovations and improvements throughout the campus, and the conversion to electronic medical records in the care center.

The board of directors has begun the process of choosing Shetler’s successor. 

Erickson Living Names Jim Centola Associate ED of Linden Ponds

Erickson Living has named Jim Centola as the new associate executive director of Linden Ponds. He has been the administrator of extended care at Linden Ponds since 2011.

Centola has more than 15 years of experience in continuing care retirement communities, health and management. Prior to Linden Ponds, he was director of operations at Quality Rehabilitation Services in Plainville and has previously worked for Masonic Health System for 10 years at their Overlook Continuing Care Retirement campus. At Overlook, he was director of Rehabilitation Services before being promoted to vice-president of Health Services and Administrator of the company’s 181-bed skilled nursing facility. Centola has also served as a physical therapist for Physical Therapy Plus in Brockton, and was also co-owner of Huntington Rehabilitation of Fall River.

Centola received his bachelor of science in physical therapy cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston and a master of business administration degree from Assumption College in Worcester.

Bild & Company Opens New Marketing Office, Adds Personnel

Senior healthcare consulting firm Bild & Company recently announced the opening of its national marketing office, located in the Westshore business district in Tampa, Florida. Seth Garber, CEO, and his executive team have been expanding the company’s services over the past year to include robust marketing and digital programs. 

In addition to opening a new marketing office, Garber has appointed Adam Gomes as National Social Media Strategist. Gomes will be responsible for the ongoing management and growth of Bild & Company’s clients’ social media presence in alignment with business strategies and direction. He will develop marketing and communications plans that leverage the social media space and create content across owned and earned social channels.

Prior to Bild & Company, Gomes worked for CBS Radio and Home Shopping Network in production, public relations and social media. He has a strong background in marketing management and has been highly effective in creating and editing national promotional content.

John Marr Joins Greystone as Managing Director

Greystone recently announced the addition of John Marr to the firm’s production team. As a Managing Director, Marr will focus on origination for debt-financing solutions across Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, CMBS, as well as Greystone’s proprietary lending platforms.

Marr brings more than 30 years of experience financing various types of real estate projects to Greystone. Based in Connecticut, he will report to Joe Mosley, Executive Vice President and Head of Agency Production.

Marr joins Greystone from Alliant/ACRE Capital LLC, where he served as Senior Vice President and was responsible for originating new multifamily loans across the Northeast and Midwest. Previously, Marr held roles at PaineWebber and Citibank, where he arranged financing for healthcare facilities and multifamily housing.

Marr received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Hartwick College and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Springpoint Senior Living Names Michael D. Gentile as CCRC ED

Springpoint Senior Living has welcomed Michael D. Gentile as executive director of The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, a CCRC in Red Bank, NJ. Gentile’s responsibilities include overseeing The Atrium’s daily operations as well as the services provided to residents in 140 one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments and 43 healthcare suites.

Gentile comes to The Atrium with more than 30 years of senior living industry experience. He served most recently as administrator of Care One King James in Middletown, NJ. Gentile, resident of Eatontown, NJ, is a licensed nursing home administrator and holds a BS from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Senior Living Communities Hires Micah Gerber as CFO

Senior Living Communities, an owner/operator of retirement communities located throughout the Southeast and Midwest, recently announced that Micah Gerber accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer for the none-community portfolio.

Gerber will oversee the financial operations for all the companies’ properties and will be responsible for insuring that management and field personnel do their jobs in accordance with the approved budgets and service quality goals.

Before joining Senior Living Communities, Gerber was with Edgeview Partners, one of the leading middle market-focused investment banking firms in the U.S., where he lead the execution for mergers and acquisitions transactions for several companies. Prior to working with Edgeview Partners, Gerber held positions with both SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Stifel Nicolaus Weisel where he advised clients in both the senior housing and healthcare services.

Gerber is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

LeadingAge Welcomes Four New Board Members for 2014

LeadingAge welcomes four new board members for 2014: Nancy Rockett Eldridge, Roberta Jacobsen, and Roberto Muñiz, elected by the LeadingAge members from among a large number of nominees, and Jeré Hales, appointed by the Board as an ex officio member based on her role with the LeadingAge Leadership Academy.

Nancy Rockett Eldridge is the executive director of Cathedral Square, a position she has held since 1999. Her career has taken her from Vermont’s Director of Housing to the Vermont Medical Society to the UVM College of Medicine, providing the learning opportunities needed to envision how housing can be a platform for health care reform, as exemplified by Cathedral Square’s “Support and Services at Home” (SASH) initiative. Ms. Eldridge received the LeadingAge Award of Honor in 2011. She is the immediate past President of LeadingAge Vermont, is active in several other LeadingAge taskforces, and holds several other leadership positions with other organizations.

Jeré Hales is the vice president and chief operating officer of Lambeth House in New Orleans, LA. Ms. Hales has 20 years of health care experience which spans from clinical nursing to health care administration, with organizations as diverse as the United States Army and Tulane Medical Center. Her background includes leadership positions in health care sales/marketing, physician relations, and business development.

Roberta Jacobsen is the president of Front Porch Communities and Services and has 30 years of experience as a leader in long-term care and retirement living. Under Jacobsen’s direction, Front Porch has created Summer House, a brand of memory support neighborhoods. She also leads important cultural and brand development programs, including the creation of the Front Porch 5-STAR College, a service excellence program that engages all of Front Porch’s 2,000 employees and 3,000 residents. Jacobsen is a board leader of the Front Porch Ethics Service.

Roberto Muñiz is president and CEO of The Francis E. Parker Memorial Home Inc. During his 15-year tenure with Parker Home, Mr. Muñiz has been recognized with numerous awards for his deep compassion and many accomplishments. Most recently, he was named a 2013 “Leader of Tomorrow” by Long Term Living Magazine. He has served on several boards, including the National Board of the American College of Health Care Administrators and the NJ Foundation for Aging . He currently serves as member of the board for LeadingAge New Jersey and as a member of LeadingAge’s Education Committee.

PMD Advisory Names Maryann Timon Director of Post-Acute Care Strategies 

PMD Advisory Services, LLC, (PMD), a 30-year provider of market feasibility data and analysis and strategic planning for the 55-plus business sector, announced today that it has named Maryann Timon who has more than three decades of experience in senior housing and long-term care expertise as its Director of Post-Acute Strategies.

Prior to joining PMD, Timon was the founder of The Passage Maker Group, a consulting firm providing strategic consulting services to the health care industry. Previous to starting her consulting company in 2001, Timon served for 10 years as senior vice president with Genesis Health Ventures. In this capacity, she was responsible for Genesis’ Internet strategy, and orchestrated the company’s move into managed care contracting, home infusion, geriatric case management, home health and other community based businesses. Before joining Genesis, she was president of Mercy Ventures, Inc., a five-company health care specialty group owned by Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.

Timon received an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing from the State University of New York at Canton; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York at Utica/ Rome; and a Master of Gerontoligical Nursing from the University of Rochester. She is in the process of completing her M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore, and holds post-graduate certificates from both Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Health, Baltimore, Md., and Catholic University, Washington, D.C.