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

Legacy Healthcare Expands Team

Legacy Healthcare, which owns and operates 17 skilled nursing centers in Illinois, has hired Kristin Scott as regional director of business development and Erik Iverson as director of business development for Warren Barr North Shore.  

Scott brings to the position experience in physician relations and business development, most recently working with Lexington Health Network. 


Iverson will be responsible for coordinating patient transitions from hospital to post-acute rehabilitation care at Warren Barr, acting as the main liaison between the medical community and the facility. Most recently, Iverson worked with Lexington Healthcare, spending a significant portion of his career in the post-hospital nursing and rehab health care segment. 

Ecumen Names Directors to Head Alzheimer’s Care Program

Ecumen, a nonprofit provider of senior housing and aging services, has named Maria Reyes and Janelle Meyers as directors for the Ecumen Awakenings program, which emphasizes managing dementia without sedating drugs. 


Reyes, a registered nurse who worked in the development of the program, has been promoted to Awakenings project director, in charge of clinical quality and training as Awakenings expands from nursing homes to assisted living sites and home care. Reyes has previously served as a director of nursing at Ecumen. 

Meyers, the housing manager at Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Park, Minn., has been promoted to the new position of Ecumen Programming Director. Meyers will be responsible for handling the business side of Awakenings and other company initiatives. 

Forté Group Names Account Executive

Forté Group, Inc., a marketing, digital and public relations agency serving the senior living industry, has appointed Madison Edgar as account executive. 

Edgar will be responsible for handling media relations for several Forté clients and will manage the company’s social media accounts. 

Previously, Edgar served as the public relations coordinator for KMFA Classical 89.5, a nonprofit classical radio station in Central Texas. She also previously worked for National Instruments, The University of Texas at Austin, a boutique public relations agency in Austin, Texas, and as a freelance social media consultant. 

First Midwest Bank Hires New Health Care Lender

First Midwest Bank announced that Kimberly A. McMahon has joined the bank as a senior vice president in its health care lending group. First Midwest’s health care group focuses on lending to owners and operators of all levels of senior living facilities, as well as hospitals, home health care agencies and more. 

McMahon will be responsible for expanding First Midwest’s acute care and nonprofit senior living business. 

Prior to joining First Midwest, she held senior level health care lending positions at PNC and RBS Charter Bank. She brings to the position 25 years of banking and personal financial services experience. 

Blueprint Healthcare Announces Vice Presidents

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, a boutique advisory firm specializing in senior housing and health care real estate, announced it has promoted Michael Segal and Ryan Chase to vice president. 

Segal will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s entire marketing process and escrow management operations. He has played a part in Blueprint’s $250 million in senior housing transaction volume year-to-date in 2014. 

Chase will serve as chief underwriter for the firm’s analysis of senior housing and health care-related real estate assets. Chase will also be responsible for implementing Blueprint’s technology resources and systems integration. 

Prior to their promotion, both Segal and Chase held positions at a national commercial real estate brokerage firm in the senior housing division. 

The Congress Companies Announces New Director of Business Development

The Congress Companies, a construction management and development company specializing in senior living, health care and multi-family market sectors throughout New England, has announced Bobbi Ciarfella as director of business development. 

She brings more than 25 years of experience in the sales and marketing of construction management, architecture and environmental engineering services as a business development professional. 

A Massachusetts real estate broker, Ciarfella served as sales director at The Green Company, a developer of multi-unit housing communities. She also served as sales and marketing director at Fox Hill Village, a Massachusetts continuing care retirement community. 

Riderwood Appoints Director of General Services

Erickson Living continuing care retirement community Riderwood has hired Wendy Ferris as the director of general services. 

In this position, Ferris will oversee daily operations of the General Services Department that includes more than 200 employees. She will coordinate long-range master planning infrastructure projects, such as Riderwood Connect, the implementation of wifi services throughout the 120-acre campus. 

Previously, Ferris served as an administrator at Ginger Grove, a retirement community in Annapolis, Md., for 11 years. 

Written by Emily Study

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