Movers & Shakers—The Goodman Group’s New Culinary Director

Walker & Dunlop Welcomes Jack Boulder to the FHA Finance Group

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) announced on Aug. 6 the hiring of Jack Boulder as senior vice president in its FHA Finance group.

In his new role, Boulder is charged with arranging Agency mortgages and interim financing for the national seniors housing and long-term care market.


His prior corporate finance experience spans over two decades, having previously structured complex, multi-tiered debt transactions for health care properties nationwide. He has also had extensive involvement in a number of acquisitions, recapitalization, construction and originating and managing over $1.2 billion in bank financings as a senior banker.

“We are delighted that Jack has joined our FHA team as his extensive healthcare lending and credit experience will add tremendous value to the growth of our commercial real estate platform,” Michelle Warner, executive vice president and head of the FHA Finance group, said in a prepared statement.

Based in Bethesda, Maryland, Walker & Dunlop is among the largest commercial real estate financial companies in the United States, facilitating financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties.


Ingleside at King Farm Names New Director of Sales

Ingleside at King Farm has named Kristina Paré as director of sales for its continuing care retirement community in Rockville, Maryland.

Paré joins Ingleside at King Farm with more than 20 years of CCRC sales experience, most recently overseeing pre-sales as a marketing director at a senior living community in western Albemarie County, Virginia. She also previously worked at Ingleside at Rock Creek, Ingleside at King Farm’s sister community, where she was director of marketing and admissions. Now, as director of sales at Ingleside at King Farm, Paré takes responsibility for all sales at the CCRC.

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“In addition to her familiarity with out industry, Kristina has proven skills in leadership and team-building, which are fundamental qualities for leaders at Ingleside,” Ingleside executive director Marilyn Leist said in a news release. 

The Goodman Group Appoints New National Director of Culinary Operations

The Goodman Group has appointed Mark Holmes as national director of culinary operations.

As such, Holmes will be responsible for ensuring excellent dining experiences for residents at all of The Goodman Group’s communities. He will do so through the company’s Food for Life program, which features whole or minimally processed foods that are locally sourced and plant-based and is being implemented in menus and food offerings at The Goodman Group’s independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.

Holmes most recently served as director of hospitality and dining services at HarborChase of Villages Crossing, and prior to that as a long-term care culinary and dining services consultant in Orlando.

“Mark brings extensive expertise in culinary operations and dining services, including more than 20 years in upscale senior living and retirement communities,” said Craig Edinger, vice president of senior living and health care, in a news release. “During his career, he has implemented many dining initiatives to increase customer satisfaction and enable profitable growth in high volume dining environments.”

Wesley Homes Names New Executive Director In Des Moines, Washington

Wesley Homes Retirement Communities and Home Health Services has named Alexander Candalla as executive director for Wesley Homes Des Moines in Des Moines, Washington.

Candalla will be charged with overseeing the 45-acre community as it enters redevelopment. Wesley Homes Des Moines currently consists of three apartment buildings, multiple independent living residences, assisted living apartments and a skilled nursing rehabilitation center. Candalla will also take charge of the adult day care center and Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church buildings on the property.

Previously, Candalla served as executive director of a California retirement community since 1999.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of the Wesley Homes team,” Candalla said in a news release. “Having served a company for almost 19 years, I can’t think of a better place to work and spend a new phase of my career than Wesley Homes.”

Provision Living Announces New CFO in St. Louis, Missouri

Provision Living LLC announced on Aug. 18 the appointment of Becky Mumma as CFO for the St. Louis, Missouri-based operator of independent, assisted living and memory care facilities across the country.

Mumma has more than 25 years of experience in professional finance, accounting and business development, working for Motorola, a Chicago publishing firm and a Missouri automotive distribution firm. She is a certified public accountant (CPA).

“With properties opening in many new locations and improvements to existing communities planned, her talents enable us to be prepared for our next phase of growth, face our challenges and focus on actions and solutions that move us close to being the best place a senior has ever lived,” Todd Spittal, CEO of Provision Living, said in a news release.

Launched in 2005, Provision Living now runs communities in 11 states, housing more than 2,200 residents.

Written by Kourtney Liepelt

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