Movers & Shakers—People and Positions for September, Part I

Health Care REIT Names New Board Member

Major senior housing property owner Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN) has announced the appointment of Sergio Rivera to the company’s Board of Directors. Rivera currently serves as President of the Americas for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, and as CEO of Starwood Vacation Ownership, a wholly owned subsidiary of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Additionally, he brings more than 25 years of experience in global real estate development, finance and brand management and development. He will serve on HCN’s Audit, Investment and Planning committees.

“Serge’s strong understanding of international markets and property development, as well as his asset management experience, adds to the diverse expertise on our Board,” said Jeff Donahue, HCN’s Chairman of the Board. “As HCN’s seniors housing operating business grows and evolves, Serge’s background in hospitality will also offer a unique and valuable perspective. We are very pleased to welcome him to HCN.”


Healthsense Appoints New Board Chairman

Healthcare and senior care tech provider Healthsense has announced the appointment of Peter Soderberg to chair the company’s Board of Directors. Soderberg will be replacing former Chairman Kenneth Burdick, who has served as chair since 2012.

Soderberg is founder and managing partner of Worthy Venture Resources, LLC and brings more than two decades of healthcare experience.


“With more than 20 years of executive-level healthcare experience within multiple market sectors, Peter brings to Healthsense an impressive track record of accomplishments that will further benefit our company as it continues to expand its presence in healthcare,” said A.R. Weiler, Healthsense President and CEO.

Soderberg founded Worthy Venture Resources in 2010 to invest in and advise post-startup companies within the medical device, health IT and consumer health market sectors that are transitioning from initial market development to an established national or international market presence.

“I am honored to be joining the Board of Directors of Healthsense,” said Soderberg. “The healthcare market is undergoing rapid change, fueled by the increased emphasis on managed care services. The outlook is very promising, in particular for companies offering technology-enabled care solutions such as Healthsense. I look forward to joining such a dedicated team and contributing to the advancement of the organization.”

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Windsor Park CCRC Names new Medical Director

Carol Stream, Illinois-based non-profit Covenant Retirement community Windsor Park has announced Anthony Pipitone, D.O., will serve as the community’s medical director.

In his new role, Dr. Pipitone will lead all medical care provided within the community and will work with the CCRC’s Executive Director Karen Larson and Health Care Administrator Melissa Lindsay toward Windsor Park’s medical care goals.

Dr. Pipitone is a member of Cadence Physician Group and worked out of the group’s office in Wheaton, Ill. He will also see patients through Windsor Park’s wellness center in his new role.

“Having Dr. Pipitone on campus is a tremendous convenience to our residents. They have access to a board certified internist right at their doorstep,” said Karen Larson, Windsor Park executive director. “Dr. Pipitone will also see patients in assisted living and at our rehab and nursing center, Johnson Health Care Center. That gives us top tier medical presence in every level of living.”

Covenant Village of Colorado Boosts Dining Services with New Culinary Hires

Covenant Village of Colorado has selected Sodexo employees Nori Yamashita as Director of Dining Services and Ethan Biron as Executive Chef for the community.

Sodexo provides the community with culinary and dietary experts as well as operational management and oversight to help meet the needs of its residents.

“As a Sodexo partner, we are excited to be able to welcome such talented individuals to our community and family,” said Mark Osweiler, executive director at Covenant Village of Colorado. “We look forward to utilizing their skills and expertise to enhance our dining services and culinary experiences.”

Yamashita brings 40 years of dining and food service management experience to his role of dining services director and will be responsible for food service operations, guest relations, special events, budget and hiring and training of dining staff.

Biron will be responsible for kitsch operations and staffing, menu preparation and planning, adhering to sanitation and health codes and special functions in his role as executive chef.

Remedi SeniorCare Promotes Hardesty to Chief Clinical Officer

Long-term care pharmacy services provider Remedi SeniorCare has announced the promotion of Jennifer Hardesty to the position of Chief Clinical Officer for the company.

In her new role, Hardesty will oversee the continued development and implementation of clinical programs for the company as well as providing direction and standard reporting tools for Remedi’s Consultant Pharmacists.

She will work with the company’s CEO to ensure operational and clinical plans align Remedi with industry leadership goals.

“Jennifer has a strong record of success leading and managing the clinical functions at our organization since 2006, making her an ideal choice for our Chief Clinical Officer,” said Jeffrey Stamps, Remedi’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to the new role, Hardesty served as Director of Clinical Services for the Mid-Atlantic Region and Corporate Compliance Officer.

Written by Elizabeth Ecker

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