Movers & Shakers — ASHA’s New VP of Government Affairs

Jeanne McGlynn Delgado Joins American Seniors Housing Association 

The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) has named real estate policy veteran Jeanne McGlynn Delgado as its vice president of government affairs. In her new position, McGlynn Delgado will lead ASHA’s public policy efforts on Capitol Hill, working closely with Randy Hardock, ASHA’s longtime chief legislative counsel.

Most recently, McGlynn Delgado served as vice president for Business & Risk Management Policy and Government Affairs at the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). In that position, she spent the past 11 years working with leading multifamily housing developers, managers and owners on a host of policy issues including insurance, housing finance, fair housing and tax.


“We are extremely fortunate to have Jeanne McGlynn Delgado become part of the ASHA team at a crucial time in the growth and importance of the seniors housing business,” according to ASHA President David Schless. “Her extensive Capitol Hill experience with NMHC and previous work at the National Association of Realtors will be a great asset to the organization.”

McGlynn Delgado will join ASHA on June 1 and will transition into her new position with the help of colleague Rachelle Bernstecker who, after nine years of service, plans to retire later in the summer.

National Architecture Firm Hires Director of Senior Living 


KSQ Architects has announced that Randy Westbrook has joined the firm as director of senior living. In this role, Westbrook will be responsible for project management, marketing and business development, and relationship building within the senior living market.

With more than 30 years of experience, Westbrook has managed hundreds of projects nationwide and served as Architect of Record on projects — including civil, senior living, commercial, recreational, commercial, residential and retail — in 30 states.

“Randy offers a comprehensive skill set that will greatly benefit KSQ’s existing staff and clients, and help take us to a new level and into a new market that complements our existing portfolio,” said KSQ Principal David W. Short. “He’s the architect we were looking for to introduce KSQ to the senior living market on a national level.”

Westbrook is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), ASHA, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Bourne Financial Group Names New Chief Operating Officer

Winter Park, Florida-based Bourne Financial Group, a senior housing real estate investment and development company, has announced recently the addition of Sharon Yester as its chief operating officer. Yester joins the team with 27 years of health care leadership and senior housing experience.

Prior to joining Bourne Financial Group, Yester worked at CNL Financial Group, where she acted as the company’s chief asset management officer from 2011 to 2012, and its chief health care strategist from 2013 to 2015. From 2001 to 2007, Yester served as the senior vice president of asset management at CNL Retirement Properties, and then at HCP, Inc. after the REIT was acquired by HCP for $5.2 billion in 2006.

Yester will oversee asset management and development at Bourne Financial Group — a position that will allow her to put her extensive expertise in asset management, senior housing development, and senior housing operations into practice.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Sharon to our team,” said Robert A. Bourne, CEO of Bourne Financial Group. “Her decades-long career in senior housing and her outstanding reputation in the broker-dealer community are invaluable assets to our company.”

Bourne Financial Group was established in July 2014 by Robert A. Bourne, the former vice chairman of CNL Financial Group, and R. Kyle Bourne, who serves as the company’s chief investment officer.

Bourne Financial Group specializes in senior housing development and acquisitions, with a primary focus on assisted living and memory care communities.

By the end of September 2015, the company anticipates it will have 10 senior housing communities open or under construction in four states, representing approximately $200 million in assets under management. Bourne Financial Group plans to continue the expansion of its team in Winter Park throughout the year.

Erickson Living CCRC Hires Associate Executive Director

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania-based Maris Grove, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) developed and managed by Erickson Living, has announced the appointment of Anne Andersen as its new associate executive director.

In this leadership position, Andersen will work with the nearly 700 staff members to ensure the community’s residents continue to receive high-quality service and care.

She brings to the position 25 years of experience in health care/retirement administration and is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as a nursing home administrator. Additionally, she has a range of financial management, operational and human resources experience.

Prior to joining Erickson Living, Andersen enjoyed consulting work and guided marketing and financial planning for retirement communities in the greater Philadelphia area. For 20 years, she worked for a boutique retirement community located on the Philadelphia Main Line, where she served as a vice president and chief financial officer.

Managing several lines of business in this position, Andersen worked closely with the Board of Trustees on strategic planning, managed bond funds, collaborated with business units, and oversaw finances that included $100 million in assets.

“We are incredibly fortunate to call Anne a teammate and collaborate with such a proven leader,” Maris Grove Executive Director Maureen Heckler said. “The success our community realizes is incumbent upon those who create a culture where the residents care is our bottom-line.”

Written by Emily Study

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