Movers & Shakers: Mainstreet’s Fall Hires

ABM Names Laurelee Martin and Thomas Gartland to Its Board of Directors

ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, announced it has elected Lauralee Martin and Thomas “Tom” M. Gartland as independent directors, effective immediately.

Martin is currently chief executive officer of HCP, Inc., one of the “Big Three” publicly-traded health care real estate investment trusts (REITs). She also serves on the board of HCP and Kaiser Aluminum Corporation.


Garland recently retired from his role as president for North America for Avis Budget Group, Inc., a publicly-traded global provider of vehicle rental services. He previously served as executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer care at Avis Budget Group. He also serves on the board of directors of Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a publicly-traded REIT that primarily invests in hotel real estate.

“We welcome Lauralee and Tom to our board and look forward to benefitting from their extensive experience in real estate, sales and marketing and finance,” Maryelle Herringer, chairman of the board of directors of ABM, said in a prepared statement.

Erickson Living Hires New Public Affairs Manager for New Jersey


Erickson Living, a Baltimore-based senior living operator and developer that manages continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in 10 states, has hired Petra Shaw as public affairs manager.

In her new role, Shaw will oversee public relations and government affairs for Erickson’s three CCRCs in New Jersey: Cedar Crest (Pompton Plains), Lantern Hill (New Providence) and Seabrook (Tinton Falls).

Shaw has more than 20 years of experience in public relations and communications, most recently serving as director of public relations at Monmouth University where she was responsible for the planning and implementation of strategic communications between the university and its external and internal constituents. She also served as the director of public affairs at Adelphi University, director of public relations and special events at St. Francis College and manager of marketing and public relations at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

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Sun Health Senior Living Promotes Sharon Grambow to Executive Vice President

Sun Health Senior Living (SHSL), an Arizona-based senior living provider with three communities, announced that Sharon Grambrow, chief operating officer of the company, has been promoted to executive vice president.

Grambow has been with the organization since 1998. She served in several positions with SHSL, including as an administrator, executive director and chief financial officer. In her new role, Grambow will be responsible for Sun Health’s organizational strategy for its operations and will manage all three communities and its more than 525 employees.

“Under Sharon’s leadership, Sun Health Senior Living continues to grow as the preeminent provider of independent senior-living options in Arizona,” Ron Guziak, Sun Health president and CEO, said in a statement. “Resident satisfaction and employee engagement scores are both way up and these two important measures are a direct result of Sharon’s leadership and dedication.”

During Grambow’s tenure with the organization, SHSL has grown from one senior living community with 420 residents to three communities with more than 800 residents. SHSL is an affiliate of the health care and research organization Sun Health.

Housing & Healthcare Finance Hires New Senior Vice President

Housing & Healthcare Finance (HHC Finance), a HUD health care and multifamily housing lender, announced it has hired Craig Gulley as senior vice president.

Gulley will be responsible for sourcing and arranging HUD and balance sheet financing for the health care, senior housing and multifamily markets. He will be based in Los Angeles.

Prior to joining HHC Finance, Gulley was responsible for developing client relationships and originating HUD insured mortgages for health care facilities with KeyBank Real Estate Capital. He has more than 20 years of health and multifamily financing experience and has personally sourced and structured more than $1 billion of HUD balance sheet loans over his career, the company stated.

Mainstreet Announces Host of New Hires

Mainstreet, the nation’s largest developer of transitional care properties, announced more than a dozen new hires at its Carmel, Indiana, headquarters.

Jennifer Allinson has been named Mainstreet’s new front desk hospitality coordinator.

Paul Baltzell has been hired as the new vice president for technology infrastructure solutions. He has nearly 20 years of information technology consulting and management experience and has earned several industry awards, including a Governor’s Meritorious Service Award.

Ryan Clasey has been named director of portfolio operations for student housing. He previously served as senior manager of portfolio leasing operations for Trinities Ventures, LLC.

Kelli Dalton is Mainstreet’s new director of learning and development. She most recently served as director of operations from Defenders, Inc.

Kim Ghrist has been hired as an executive assistant, with over 20 years of information technology business development and sales experience. She most recently worked at CSpring.

Quinn Haselhorst has joined Mainstreet as senior accountant of insurance after working for Ernst & Young and Interactive Intelligence. He is a certified public accountant.

Jamie Linenberg has been named the newest production coordinator after working as an operations manager with VMS BioMarketing.

Matt Maday has been hired as a new senior associate of business development. He previously worked for Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Stryker Orthopaedics.

Michelle McAloon has joined Mainstreet as a senior associate of business development. She is a certified public accountant and has worked for Ernst & Young and Cegment during her career.

Julie Michael has been hired as a new front desk hospitality coordinator and administrative assistant. She previously served as the front office manager for Euro Motorworks, Inc., for 10 years.

Troy Reiff is Mainstream’s new vice president of clinical operations. He most recently served as executive director of post-acute strategies as St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital.

Ned Rule has been named managing director of investments. His experience includes time at John A. Levin & Co. Inc., Neuberger Berman LLC/Lehman Brothers Asset Management Inc. and First Eagle Investment Management.

Sara Sailors is Mainstream’s newest development manager, after serving as a development coordinator for McDonald’s USA, LLC.

Julie Weisenbach has been named the new director of talent acquisition. She comes to Mainstreet from Medical, where she performed the same role.

Erin Yost has joined Mainstreet as the newest development coordinator. She has previously worked at TouchPoint Support Services, Marquette Manor and Aeropostale.

Lancaster Pollard Appoints Quintin Harris to Lead Newly-Opened Minneapolis Office 

Lancaster Pollard, a financial services firm that helps health care, senior living and housing providers expand and improve their services, recently opened a Minneapolis office and appointed Quintin Harris, senior vice president with the firm, to lead the office.

The firm has experienced significant growth recently and sees more opportunities for senior living in Minnesota, according to a news release. The state is ranked No. 1 for long-term care in the U.S., according to a state scorecard by AARP.

“We decided late last year to establish an office in Minneapolis because Minnesota is home to a number of top senior housing providers,” Nick Gesue, CEO of Lancaster Pollard, said in a prepared statement. “As we continue to grow and expand our platform of services, being closer to our clients and partners in Minnesota is important.”

Harris has been with Lancaster Pollard since 2005 and is currently the lead investment banker for clients in Minnesota and Iowa. He has closed 73 transactions totaling approximately $525 million over his career with the firm and won Lancaster Pollard’s Deal of the Year award in 2011.

Pinkard Construction Announced Multiple Promotions 

Pinkard Construction Co., a Colorado-based construction company with a focus in retirement community building, has promoted four individuals within the company.

Jim Pinkard Jr. has been named chief executive officer. He was formerly president and will continue to focus on business development, corporate strategy, client relations and employee development.

Mark Olesen, formerly vice president of operations, has been promoted to president and will be responsible for the company’s day-to-day business. He has been with Pinkard since 1979 and was promoted to vice president of operations in 1991.

Jeff Barnes has moved to vice president of operations from his previous position as a construction manager. Barnes started at the company in 200 as a project manager and was made construction manager in 2003.

Tony Burke, previously a senior project manager, has been named construction manager. He has been with the company since 1999, when he began as a project engineer. He was promoted in 2005 to project manager and again in 2009 to senior project manager.

Written by Amy Baxter

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