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

Lutheran Home at Toledo Welcomes New Executive Director

Lutheran Homes Society has announced the appointment of Michael Freeman as executive director for Lutheran Home at Toledo, in Ohio.

As executive director, Freeman will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, community outreach and business development of the Lutheran Home at Toledo campus, which offers assisted living, long-term and short-term skilled nursing care inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services and respite care.


Freeman has been in long-term care for more than 20 years. Most recently, he was employed by Diversicare Healthcare Services as the administrator of Siena Woods Transitional Care Community in Dayton, Ohio.

He is a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Ohio.

Brookdale Names Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Co. Founding Partner to Board


Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) has announced the appointment of William G. Petty Jr. to its Board of Directors.

Petty brings to Brookdale nearly 30 years of experience in the health care services industry, as well as extensive operational, investment and transactional experience in the senior living industry.

He is a founding partner of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, a private equity management firm specializing in the health care industry. During his career, Petty has served as a senior executive or as a director of several publicly traded and privately held senior living companies.

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Petty’s appointment is effective immediately for a term scheduled to expire at the company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. He has also been appointed to the Investment Committee of the Board.

Petty’s prior leadership experience includes service as chairman of the Board of Directors of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. from January 2013 to April 2014; as CEO of Alternative Living Services, Inc./Alterra Healthcare Corporation from 1993 to 1996 and as its chairman from 1993 to 2000; as chairman, president and CEO of Evergreen Healthcare, Inc. and as a director of that company’s publicly traded successors (GranCare, Inc. and Mariner Health Care Inc.); and as a director and member of the executive committee of Forum Group, Inc.

In 1985, he co-founded Omega Capital Ltd., a private investment fund focused on the health care industry, which formed Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., a health care REIT, during his tenure as managing director. In addition, he has served on the boards of directors of several Beecken Petty portfolio companies.

Senior Housing Construction Company Hires 2 New Team Members

LandSouth Construction a Jacksonville-based general contractor specializing in multifamily and senior housing, has announced two new additions to its team, according to local reports. Jason Fansler has been hired as a project manager and Susan Duggan as a project administrator. No further information was available.

Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation Appoints Scott Collier to Board

Dallas-based senior living community developer Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) has named Scott T. Collier to its Board of Directors. In addition to his seat on the SQLC board, Collier will serve on the board of directors for Edgemere in Dallas and The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth.

Collier, formerly an executive with The Staubach Company, is currently a managing director at JLL. He has more than 29 years of experience in representing tenants in more than 1,000 transactions.

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Names New Board Members

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) has announced the appointments of Thomas Kimble and Elmer Dixon to the PVM Foundation Board of Directors.

Kimble is the current president of AARP Michigan. He retired from General Motors in 2002 after serving as vice chairman of the General Motors Foundation and director of GM’s Global Philanthropic Administration.

Dixon is president of Dixon, Inc. Masonry, which has helped construct and rebuild numerous buildings in Detroit, including the DIA and several Detroit public schools. He also helped construct PVM’s Thome Rivertown Neighborhood, a senior living community that provides a full spectrum of health and wellness services and affordable housing options for low-income seniors on one campus.

Prior to forming his masonry company, Dixon was a sales associate for Lafarge NA.

Written by Emily Study

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