Movers and Shakers — People and Positions for June, Part II

Senior living communities are bustling with change, as many of them appoint new directors and executive leadership to manage staff, residents and resources.  

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Springpoint Senior Living Foundation Announces Senior Vice President 

Michael Oakes has recently accepted the position of senior vice president for Springpoint Senior Living Foundation, part of Springpoint Senior Living, a New Jersey not-for-profit provider of senior housing and services. In this position, Oakes is responsible for directing fundraising and related activities for the philanthropic and community enrichment of Springpoint.

Oakes joins Springpoint Foundation with experience at Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations as the executive director of the Ocean Medical Center Foundation in Brick, N.J. There, he helped design and launch the largest capital campaign in the medical center’s history, generating more than $10.5 million in contributions to create a leading-edge emergency department. 


Prior to working there, Oakes was the chief operating officer/vice president for development at the Make-A-Wish Foundation for New Jersey. 

Crown Center Names Wellness Assistant

Melissa Silvers has been appointed as the wellness assistant at Crown Center for Senior Living, a nonprofit agency in University City, Mo. She will be responsible for expanding fitness and health programming for residents and area seniors, building upon current opportunities. 

Previously. Silvers served as assistant fitness supervisor at The Center of Clayton, a fitness and recreation facility in Missouri. 

HJ Sims Expands Senior Living Finance Practice with New Investment Banker 

Privately held investment bank and brokerage firm HJ Sims recently announced its new Philadelphia, Penn., location with the addition of Jim Bodine to the firm’s investment banking team in senior living finance. 

Serving as executive vice president, Bodine is based in Philadelphia, representing the newest addition to the expanding HJ Sims organization and its subsidiaries. 

Bodine brings more than 25 years of investment banking experience to the team, with expertise in providing financing and advisory service for the acquisition, development, expansion, refinancing and recapitalization, as well as corporate affiliation of senior living providers. 

Throughout his career, Bodine has managed private and public equity financing, as well as mergers and acquisitions advisory assignments for not-for-profit and for-profit providers. Previously, he spent eight years with BB&T Capital Markets, eight years at Janney Montgomery Scott and 11 years at Wheat First Butcher. He served as managing director at each firm. 

New Greystone Senior Originator to Work on Senior Housing Deals

Greystone, a national provider of multifamily and health care mortgage loans, has announced that Tim Stevens has joined as a senior originator, who will be working on senior housing as well as multifamily deals. Stevens will focus primarily on FHA lending products targeted to borrowers in the Southeast and nationally. 

He brings more than 12 years of commercial real estate and multifamily finance experience to Greystone, and has closed $700 million in loans during his career. He was most recently a vice president at Alliant Capital; prior to that, he was a Southeast region vice president at Johnson Capital. He also served as national sales director for AmVest Capital. 

Kyle Yates Promoted at The Legacy Retirement Communities 

The Legacy Retirement Communities recently announced the promotion of Kyle Yates to marketing associate at the Legacy Terrace. Yates previously worked as a full-time day crew server at the Legacy Estates in Dining Services before being promoted to and working as the dining services coordinator at The Legacy for seven years. 

In his new role, he will apply one-on-one relationship sales training to help people find senior living that fits their own or their loved one’s wants and needs. 

California CCRC Appoints Two New Directors

The Samarkand, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, appointed John Campbell as facilities management director and William Henderson as dining services director. 

In his position, Campbell oversees maintenance and grounds care, housekeeping, laundry, capital projects, refurbishing, security and fleet vehicles and safety programs at the 16-acre senior living community. He also assists in strategic planning and oversees the community’s compliance with local, state and federal statutes. 

Campbell brings more than 30 years of management experience, having previously worked as the assistant director of facilities management for seven years at Covenant Village of Colorado, The Samarkand’s sister community. 

As dining services director, Henderson oversees all food and beverage operations at the community. He also manages the community’s catering. Prior to joining The Samarkand, he was the executive chef for the Alpha Phi sorority at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before that, Henderson worked at a retirement community in Montecio, Calif., for nearly 30 years, starting as a chef and being promoted twice to food services director.  

Health Care REIT Appoints John Goodey as Senior Vice President — International 

Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) recently announced the addition of John Goodey as senior vice president — international. Goodey will lead Health Care REIT’s London, England office and is responsible for managing the company’s approximately $2 billion United Kingdom portfolio. 

Bringing nearly 20 years of experience working in health care investment and corporate finance, Goodey will be responsible for identifying and managing growth opportunities in the U.K., Continental Europe and other international markets. 

He previously served as managing director of Healthcare Investment Banking for Barclays and has worked in the global health care sector since 1995. 

Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park Names New Executive Director

Mitchell Richman has recently been announced as the executive director of Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park, a Northeast Philadelphia continuing care retirement community. 

Richman will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the CCRC, bringing to the community more than 30 years of experience in the senior living industry. 

Most recently, Richman served as executive director for an organization that operates several hundred senior living communities nationwide. He served on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Chapter of LeadingAge, the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association, and a local chapter of the American Red Cross. 

ACTS Retirement-Life Communities Announces New Executive Leadership

J. Mark Vanderbeck has been named the CEO and Gerald T. Grant has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, the nation’s largest not-for-profit CCRC. 

Vanderbeck joined ACTS in 1998 and has more than 30 years of executive management experience in the senior living industry. He has held a series of progressive leadership roles within ACTS, most recently serving as executive vice president of operations. In that position, he oversaw the operations of 23 CCRCs. 

Previously, Vanderbeck served as executive director and administrator for a number of CCRCs and as a member of management with a multi-facility church-affiliated retirement services organization. 

Grant has been with ACTS for 26 years, most recently as executive vice president and chief financial officer, overseeing the financial performance of the ACTS communities and directing more than $700 million in capital financing activities. Prior to that, he served as vice president, controller for ACTS. 

LCB Senior Living Names Director of Development 

Massachusetts-based LCB Senior Living, developer and operator of independent and assisted living, as well as memory care communities for seniors, has announced that Italo Visco has been name director of development. 

Visco has more than 27 years of experience in property development, project management, construction oversight, consulting and design practice. The primary place of Visco’s development experience has been with Newton Senior Living, where he oversaw all aspects of the firm’s development activities. 

Erickson Living Retirement Community Appoints New Director of Dining Services

Shekoh Moossavi has been named director of dining services at Eagle’s Trace, an Erickson Living community in West Houston. In this position, she will oversee the operation of two on-campus restaurants. 

Moossavi has 16 years of worldwide culinary experience, having previously served as a chef and instructor at Culinary Institute LeNotre in Houston. 

In addition, Moossavi was the executive chef and president at Shokolaat, LLC in Palo Alto, Calif., senior vice president at Pastry Smart, LLC in San Matea, Calif., and executive chef and owner at Gervais Restaurant in Saratoga, Calif. 

Oak Crest Appoints Jim Antonakos as Director of Sales

Baltimore-based Erickson Living retirement community Oak Crest announced the hiring of Jim Antonakos as the director of sales. Antonakos will be responsible for daily supervision of the community sales operations. 

With nearly eight years of senior living experience, Antonakos began his career as health insurance resource manager for Erickson Advantage, the Medicare Advantage plan offered to Erickson Living residents. 

Maplewood Senior Living Announces Appointment of Financial Analyst

Mark H. Mauldin will serve as the financial analyst for Westport, Conn.-based Maplewood Senior Living. He will oversee the financial development portfolio for the community. 

Mauldin brings to Maplewood more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and financial management. Previously, Mauldin was the managing director for Rye Capital Services, senior vice president and founder of KTR Newmark’s Underwriting and Due Diligence Services Group (UDDS) and national director and founder for Cushman & Wakefield’s UDDS Group. 

He is a certified public accountant, state certified general real estate appraiser and holds the Series 7 Securities License. 

Geoffrey G. Meyers Joins Health Care REIT 

Health Care REIT, Inc. announced that Geoffrey G. Meyers has been appointed to its board of directors and will serve on the Compensation, Investment and Planning committees. 

Meyers has more than 30 years of health care industry experience, having most recently served as chief financial officer, executive vice president and treasurer of HCR Manor Care, Inc. 

John DiPietro Named Director of Culinary Services at LCB Senior Living

LCB Senior Living, LLC recently announced that John DiPietro has been named director of culinary services. In this position, DiPietro will oversee all culinary services for LCB’s communities. 

Previously, DiPietro served as a regional vice president for FitzVogt, a culinary services company. His responsibilities there included more than 100 client locations, and he oversaw the transition of 76 client partners to FitzVogt during his 15-year history with the company. 

Written by Emily Study

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