Movers & Shakers — Asbury Communities Names COO

Chaplain Appointed at Covenant Village of Golden Valley

Rev. Paul R. Anderson was appointed chaplain at Covenant Village of Golden Valley, a Covenant Retirement Community in Minnesota.

Serving with existing Campus Chaplain Rev. John Satterberg, Anderson will provide pastoral care and counseling to Covenant Village of Golden Valley’s residents and staff. 


In addition to leading the campus’ spiritual enrichment program, he will visit residents in all areas of living – residential, assisted living, memory support and health care – as well as when they are in the hospital or other health care settings.

Before joining Covenant Village, Anderson was spiritual care coordinator at Heartland Hospice in Brainerd, Minn. He served as a pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church for more than 25 years in three mid-sized congregations and two large congregations in Minnesota. He has also served in national and regional leadership roles in the Covenant denomination.

Anderson is ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church and board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains.


New Sales Director Named at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kansas

Blake Marshall has been named the new director of sales for Tallgrass Creek retirement community. He joins the community with eight years of experience with Erickson Living.

Marshall began his career in 2007 at Eagles Trace, an Erickson Living community in Houston, Texas, where he was an operations associate. In 2008, he moved to Wind Crest, an Erickson Living community in Denver, Colo., where he served as a sales associate and later as a sales manager.

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Commercial Real Estate Company Hires Professionals to Lead Senior Housing Team

DTZ, a global provider of commercial real estate services, announced recently that Capital Markets professionals David Rothschild and Mary Christian have joined the firm as executive managing director and senior managing director, respectively.

Rothschild and Christian will lead DTZ’s San Diego-based senior housing team, a national practice that represents owners of senior housing and long-term care properties. Additionally, Scott Belz, Mariflor Bernal and Tina Climon, have joined the firm as part of the client support team.

Rothschild and Christian join DTZ from CBRE where they were executive managing director and senior managing director, respectively, for the firm’s National Senior Housing Group.

Rothschild holds 29 years of experience exclusively brokering senior housing and long-term care properties and has completed more than $9 billion in transactions during his career.

Christian has 18 years of experience exclusively in brokering senior housing and long term care properties with Rothschild’s group. Their collective experience in real estate services includes investment brokerage, real estate consulting and valuation as well as market information.

Asbury Communities Names Sue DaCamara COO

Sue DaCamara has been named chief operating officer of Germantown, Maryland-based Asbury Communities.

With more than 35 years of experience in retirement housing and long-term care, DaCamara has served as Asbury’s deputy chief operating officer since 2013.

DaCamara has led the operations of all six communities within the Asbury system. She joined Asbury Methodist Village in 1983 as the director of therapeutic recreation, and subsequently served as the assistant administrator and administrator of Asbury Home, administrator for Apartments and Villas, and administrator of Health-Related Services.

While at Asbury Methodist Village, she was involved in the program planning and operational startup of several expansion projects at the community.

DaCamara became the executive director of Asbury Solomons in 1995, helped with its 1996 opening, and led its 2002 expansion.

She also assisted in the 2003 opening of Inverness Village in Tulsa, Okla., served as interim executive director of Asbury Methodist Village in 2004 and 2005, and supported the operations of The Asbury Group’s (TAG) management contract with several retirement communities in Eastern Tennessee.

DaCamara played an integral role in Asbury’s 2014 management services agreement and 2015 affiliation with Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick, Md., according to the company.

Prior to joining Asbury, she worked in for-profit nursing centers in Pennsylvania and in several continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in Virginia as a certified therapeutic recreation consultant and director of resident services.

“Asbury is extremely fortunate to have Sue’s experience and leadership for more than three decades, and her transition to chief operating officer will continue her legacy of success in serving older adults,” said Doug Leidig, president and CEO of Asbury Communities. “Sue’s ongoing achievements within and beyond the Asbury system continue to fulfill our mission to do all the good we can by providing exceptional lifestyle opportunities to those we serve.”

As chief operating officer, DaCamara will continue to provide support to the communities, project development, clinical, Sodexo and master repositioning. In addition, she will provide support to human resources, marketing and home and community-based services.

Devonshire at PGA National Names Director of Finance

Berwick Drews has been named the director of finance at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based Devonshire at PGA National, one of 18 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.

Drews brings to the community more than 20 years of finance and operations experience.

As the director of finance, Drews will be responsible for the financial management of both Devonshire at PGA National and Chatsworth at PGA National, the Continuing Care neighborhood associated with Devonshire.

Management responsibilities include establishing and maintaining comprehensive accounting controls and procedures, reviewing and analyzing all financial reports, supporting the financial needs of community operations, assisting with the establishment of policies and procedures for financial operations, and supporting the continuous training and development of accounting staff members.

Since 2008, Drews has served as the director of finance at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community located in Springfield, Va. He joined Greenspring in 2006 as a business analyst and was promoted to lead the finance department two years later.

Prior to his tenure at Greenspring, Drews worked as the director of operations for Rosenblum & Associates, LLC in Bethesda, Md., a law firm specializing in real estate settlements.

He also previously served as the controller at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va., for five years and was employed as a regional controller for Sodexho-Marriott Corporation in Bethesda.

New Executive Director to Lead Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek

Lutheran Homes Society (LHS) has announced the appointment of Jason Napierala as executive director of Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, a senior living community in Holland, Ohio.

As executive director, Napierala will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, community outreach and business development of the Wolf Creek campus, which includes independent living, assisted living, short-term and long-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.

Napierala has worked in the long-term care industry for 25 years. Most recently, he was employed for four years by Genesis HealthCare as the administrator of Swanton Valley Center in Swanton, Ohio.

Prior to that, Napierala worked four years as the administrator at Golden Living Center-Northcrest in Napoleon, Ohio.

Written by Emily Study

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