Movers & Shakers: Five Star’s New CFO

Five Star Quality Care Appoints Richard A. Doyle as CFO and Treasurer

Senior living and health care services company Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (NYSE: FVE) announced the election of Richard A. Doyle as its chief financial officer and treasurer. He was elected by Five Star’s board of directors.

Doyle previously served as chief financial officer and treasurer of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) since 2007. He has served as the director of financial reporting for Five Star beginning in 2005 and was previously employed by Sun Life Financial in positions involving finance and accounting for 10 years. Doyle is a certified public accountant and holds an MBA.

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Doyle will replace Paul V. Hoagland as CFO and treasurer of Five Star, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Hoagland will be available as a consultant to assist Doyle with the preparation of Five Star’s 2015 annual report and for a limited time thereafter on a needed basis.

Five Star owns, leases and manages senior living communities, including private pay independent and assisted living throughout the U.S. The company is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

Senior Housing Properties Trust Names Richard W. Siedel as CFO and Treasurer

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in senior living communities, announced the election of Richard W. Siedel as its chief financial officer and treasurer by SNH’s board of trustees.

Siedel has served as chief accounting officer of Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (NYSE: FVE) since 2015 and was previously controller of the RMR Group since 2013. Prior to that, Siedel held various accounting leadership positions, including corporate controller at Sensate Technologies Holdings NV (NYSE: ST) from 2010 to 2013. He was also an auditor at Ernst & Young LLP from 2001 to 2010. Siedel is a certified public accountant.

Siedel will replace Richard A. Doyle as CFO and treasurer of SNH, effective Jan. 1. Doyle will leave SNH to become CFO and treasurer of Five Star at that time.

OnShift Announces Chief Product Officer

OnShift, a human capital management software company for post-acute care and senior living, has announced that Adam Wallace has joined the company as chief product officer. Wallace will lead OnShift’s product management and development teams. OnShift added the executive position in response to the significant growth the company is experiencing in long-term care and senior living.

Wallace brings more than 20 years of technology experience to OnShift, having held leadership positions with a range of organizations—from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, including Oracle, Explores, BEA, MRI Software and Flashline. Wallace has successfully scaled and developed teams by focusing on organization design, Agile methodologies and process improvement. He is recognized as one of Computerworld’s “Premier 100 IT Leaders.”

“Adam has a proven track record leading world-class technology teams in high-growth organizations,” Mark Woodka, CEO of OnShift, said in a statement. “His leadership and cutting-edge approach to product development reinforces our commitment to deliver software solutions that address the workforce challenges of post-acute care and senior living providers.”

OnShift offers products for hiring, scheduling and workforce analysis to drive quality care, lower costs and higher performance on a cloud-based platform.

Sagora Senior Living Names Elizabeth York as Sales and Marketing Director

Fort Worth-based Sagora Senior Living has hired Elizabeth York as its newest sales and marketing director for its newest retirement community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The community, Bellarose, is currently under construction and will open summer 2016. It will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care.

York joins Sagora with nearly 15 years of experience in the senior living industry. She previously served as regional director of operations and executive director at Renaissance Senior Communities. She was also executive director at Ambassador Courtyards Assisted Living and Southern Plains Alzheimer’s Care.

Sagora operates 18 independent living, assisted living and memory care communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama and Florida.

CEAL Names Lindsay B. Schwartz as Chair 

The Board of Directors for the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL) has selected Lindsay B. Schwartz, Ph.D., as its next chair. CEAL is a collaboration of national provider, consumer and advocacy groups committed to enhancing the care provided in these long term care communities. CEAL members work to promote excellence in assisted living through practice, public policy, technical expertise and research.

Schwartz is currently the senior director of workforce and quality improvement programs at the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), where she has been for three years. Under her direction, NCAL created the Quality Initiative for Assisted Living, a multi-year, national effort for providers to measurably improve in key areas. She spearheaded the National Patient Safety Organization for Assisted Living and the expansion of LTC Trend Tracker to provide consistent, real-time data. The two tools allow members to track a number of quality measures in comparison to other providers across the country.

CEAL’s current projects focus on shaping potential measures for the profession, including sponsoring research being conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and providing input on the development of definitions and standards for home- and community-based settings, according to the organization. The group is also planning additional research on Medicaid funding methodologies in assisted living.

HealthSouth Corporation Names Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 

HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS), one of the largest national providers of post-acute health care series, announced the appointment of Patrick Darby as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Darby replaces John Whittington, who earlier this year announced his retirement after serving in this capacity for the past nine and a half years. Darby will begin his new role mid-February 2016.

“We are delighted that Patrick will be joining HealthSouth’s executive team,” Jay Grinney, HealthSouth president and CEO, said in a statement. “In his role as general counsel, Patrick will manage the company’s legal and real estate departments, play a key role in all development activities as HealthSouth continues to expand its inpatient rehabilitation, home health and hospice service lines, coordinate all legal activities associated with future capital structure initiatives and coordinate regulatory and compliance matters of the company.”

HealthSouth offers both facility- and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puetro Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies.

Lifespace Communities Names Joe Chambers as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Lifespace Communities, a Des Moines, Iowa-based not-for-profit corporation that operates 12 continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in seven states, has appointed Joe Chambers as its new vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, Chambers will oversee the development and implementation of strategic sales and marketing initiatives in residential living, assisted living, memory support and health center sales and occupancy.

Chambers joins Lifespace Communities with more than 20 years of senior living leadership experience and more than 15 years of multi-site management for all continuums of care. Most recently, he served in sales leadership roles at Vi, including five years spent overseeing national sales and marketing efforts for the organization’s 10 CCRCs and new development projects. He has also held sales and marketing directorship roles at LifeCare Services where he oversaw sales teams across 12 assisted living communities and CCRCs nationwide.

Written by Amy Baxter

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