Movers & Shakers: Ventas’ Senior Vice Presidents

Ventas Announces Senior Vice President Promotions

Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) on Aug. 27 announced two senior vice president promotions within its asset management business.

Christian N. Cummings has been appointed as senior vice president of asset management, focusing on Ventas’ senior housing operating portfolio and enterprise wide dispositions. Cummings joined Ventas in 2002 as an analyst, and has since worked in various capacities for the REIT. Most recently, he served as a vice president of asset management.


Nicholas W. Jacoby has been named as senior vice president of asset management, focusing on Ventas’ triple net leased assets. Jacoby was hired as a financial analyst in 2005 and most recently worked as a vice president of asset management.

“We are very proud to announce these promotions,” said Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas chairman and CEO, in a prepared statement. “They reflect the deep bench strength of our team of tenured industry experts. We look forward to continuing to work with Chris and Nick as we drive value for our shareholders and customers.”

The promotions were made in conjunction with the realignment of executive management roles and responsibilities previously announced as part of Ventas’ spin-off of Care Capital Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CCP).


St. Leonard Names New Executive Director in Centerville, Ohio

St. Leonard in Centerville, Ohio has appointed Prentice Lipsey as the senior living facility’s new executive director.

In his new role, Lipsey is charged with driving strategic initiatives and leadership of the community, which consists of 500 employees, 400 residents and 320 independent living units. Prior to his appointment as executive director of St. Leonard, Lipsey served as CEP of Specialty Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. St. Leonard is owned by Franciscan Services Corp.

“My goal is for the community to know us on a first-name basis, continue to recognize St. Leonard for being top ranked nationally as an innovative model for senior living,” Lipsey said in a news release.

Maplewood Senior Living Welcomes Leaders at Two Facilities

Maplewood Senior Living has appointed Margaret Holmes as executive director of the all-new Maplewood at Brewster in Brewster, Massachusetts, and Joan Houlihan as executive director of Maplewood at Mayflower Place in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

Holmes will oversee Maplewood Senior Living’s latest addition, Maplewood at Brewster, which consists of 132 assisted living units and two memory care neighborhoods. The community is comprised of deluxe studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as support for residents with early, mid-stage and late-stage Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Holmes previously spent 24 years as executive director of Maplewood at Mayflower Place.

Houlihan will take over Holmes’ former role at Maplewood at Mayflower Place, a continuing care and retirement community (CCRC). Houlihan brings more than 18 years of experience to her new role, as she worked as an executive director for Atria Woodbriar Senior Living in Falmouth, Massachusetts previously.

Eagle’s Trace Appoints New Director of Dining Services

Eagle’s Trace in Houston, Texas welcomes Weli Jabur as its new director of dining services.

Babur brings over 30 years of culinary to Eagle’s Trace, a 70-acre, 650-resident Erickson Living retirement community. Previously, he served as executive chef for Capital Grille in Houston, and also offered his expertise at hot-spots like the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa and Shadow Hawk Golf Club.

As director of dining services, Jabur will be responsible for the operation of two on-campus restaurants, on featuring a formal dining experience and the other more casual. He will also head dining operations at the Eagle’s Trace continuing care community, which offers assisted living, skilled nursing and more, and has partnered with the Soaring Eagle’s Wine Club to assist with wine tastings and classes.

The Samarkand Names New Health Care Administrator

The Samarkand in Santa Barbara, California has named Janice Connelly as its health care administrator.

In her role at the faith-based, non-profit CCRC operated by Covenant Retirement Communities, Connelly will direct a staff of 103 and coordinate daily operations within the community’s 63-bed skilled nursing center.

Prior to accepting the health care administrator position with The Samarkand, Connelly served as executive director at Villa Maria Healthcare Center in Santa Maria, California. She has worked in the senior living industry for nearly 20 years.

Touchtown Announces New CEO

Touchtown has announced the appointment of Ted Teele as the senior living technology company’s new CEO.

Since January 2015, Teele had served as a consultant for Touchtown, which delivers technology solutions to improve quality of life for residents at senior living communities. Before then, Teele spent five years as founder and CEO of Pittsburgh-based SnapRetail, eight years as CEO of Atlanta-based OneCoast, and two years as president of ServiceWare.”

“My goal would be to have over a million senior citizens using Touchtown products every day to connect with their communities and with each other,” Teele said in a prepared statement. “One of the things that has struck me about senior citizens is their strong desire to maintain their independence for as long as possible. As we evolve Touchtown, we want to help more and more seniors accomplish that goal.”

Touchtown products are used in more than 1,000 senior living communities, helping residents stay in touch through calendars, websites, interactive apps and more.

Mainstreet Adds Six New Employees to Headquarters in Carmel, Indiana

Mainstreet has added six employees to its Carmel, Indiana-based headquarters, including a new director of construction and a graphic designer.

Chad Garrett joins the short-term rehabilitation and boutique skilled nursing facility developer as the company’s new director of construction, while Kaitlin Jager has been named Mainstreet’s newest graphic designer. Emily Johnston joins Mainstreet as its new marketing project manager. Chris Reckley comes on as an investment analyst, having focused on real estate professionals at Valeo Financial Advisors.

Megan Templeton has been appointed as an associated of capital markets, having been with Ernst & Young previously.  Tim Siefker has been named Mainstream’s new director of design and innovation. He previously served as a custom home consultant at Estridge Homes, and he is also managing partner of his own design consulting firm, TDS Consulting LLC. 

Written by Kourtney Liepelt

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