Movers & Shakers: HCP’s Executive Promotions

HCP Names New General Counsel and Executive Promotions 

HCP, Inc., one of the “Big Three” health care real estate investment trusts (REITs), has promoted Troy E. McHenry to executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. McHenry will succeed James W. Mercer, who will retire Feb. 5. but will provide consoling services through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.
McHenry most recently served as senior vice president—legal, HR and assistant secretary. He has been with HCP since 2010. Prior to joining HCP, McHenry served as vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary at MGM Resorts International.
HCP also announced several executive promotions. Scott A. Anderson has been named executive vice president and chief accounting officer. Anderson has been with HCP since 2009, most recently as senior vice president and chief accounting officer. Prior to joining HCP, Anderson spent eight years with Apartment Investment Management Company (Aimco), most recently as senior vice president of financial risk management.
Darren A. Kowalske has been named executive vice president of asset management, senior housing and care. Kowalske previously served as senior vice president of hospital and post-acute and has been with HCP since 2014. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of GE Capital Franchise Finance and served as general manager Europe for GE Capital Healthcare Finance.
John Lu has been promoted to executive vice president of corporate finance and investments. Lu has been with HCP since 2006, most recently as senior vice president of financial planning and investor relations and previously served in various roles in acquisitions, investment management and life science. Lu spent five years at Merrill Lynch in its investment banking division prior to joining HCP.
John Stasinos has been named executive vice president—international. Stasinos has been with the company since 2003, most recently as senior vice president—international. He previously served as senior vice president of acquisition and valuations, with a primary focus on international and domestic investments in the hospital and post-acute segments of HCP. Prior to joining the company, he was an associate with Cornerstone Research. 

Sun Health at Home Hires Terri Cluff as Executive Director

Sun Health at Home, a non-profit from community-based health and wellness company Sun Health, has hired Terri Cluff as executive director. 
Cluff will oversee operations and growth of the program, which is licensed by the Arizona Department of Insurance as a “continuing care at home” program.
Prior to joining Sun Health at Home, Cluff served as regional director of sales and marketing for The Goodman Group, a national developer and manager of senior living, health care and residential communities. She also owned and operated a home health agency in Arizona for 12 years and has held several senior living leadership roles in sales, marketing, operations and staffing management. 

American Healthcare Investors Names Executive Vice President of Asset Management

American Healthcare Investors, a commercial real estate investment firm that specializes in the acquisition and management of properties related to health care, has named Christopher Belford as an executive vice president of asset management.
Belford comes to American Healthcare Investors from Brookdale Senior Living, where he served as president of their western division. During his time with Brookdale, Belford was directly responsible for managing 269 senior living and retirement communities, representing 24,400 units in 11 states in the western half of the U.S. and overseeing more than 14,000 employees. 
In his new role, he will oversee all senior housing, skilled nursing and hospital properties within American Healthcare Investor’s $8 billion portfolio of assets under management.
Christopher Rooney, vice president of asset management, will continue to oversee all medical office buildings within the portfolio in his capacity as executive vice president of asset management.
Prior to his position at Brookdale, Belford also served as senior vice president of operations for Emeritus Assisted Living from January 2001 until its merger with Brookdale in July 2014. He began his career with Emeritus in 2001 as vice president of operations and was responsible for the operation of 270 communities in 18 states.
Springpoint Senior Living Hires David Woodward as Senior Vice President of Operations 
Springpoint Senior Living, New Jersey’s largest non-profit provider of senior housing and services, has appointed David L. Woodward as senior vice president of operations. In his new role, Woodward will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Springpoint Senior Living and its affiliated communities statewide.
“David has been very successful over the past several years in the oversight and management of the organization;s operations, namely Springpoint Senior Living’s six continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and 18 affordable housing communities,” Gary T. Puma, President and CEO of Springpoint Senior Living, said in a prepared statement. 
Woodward has held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career. He is a veteran of the United States Army.
Sagora Senior Living Names Regional Director of Operations for Oklahoma
Sagora Senior Living, a Fort Worth, Texas-based senior living operator of 18 independent living, assisted living and memory care communities in the Southeast, has named William “Will” Otjen III as the regional director of operations for Oklahoma.
Sagora Senior Living currently has two communities in Oklahoma with plans to open two more later this year. Otjen will oversee all start-up activities associated the new communities, The Veraden in Edmond and Bellrose in Tulsa.
Otjen joins Sagora with 25 years of senior living experience. During his career, he has served as executive director, as well as administrator, for various health care companies in the senior living industry. He was also involved with the start-up of more that five new senior living communities.
Covenant Village of Florida Hires New Healthcare Administrator
Covenant Village of Florida, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, has appointed Robert Vital as its new healthcare administrator. Vital will report to executive director Ian Brown.
In his new role Vital will direct and coordinate the daily operations at the senior living community’s higher levels of living, including 21 assisted living apartments, 22 memory support apartments and a 60-bed skilled nursing center. He manages a staff of 150.
Vital has 30 years of experience in the health care industry, having worked in clinical laboratory management, home health, assisted living, post-acute and long-term care. He has also held various positions within large organizations operating skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.
Prior to joining Covenant Village, Vital was a nursing home administrator at Hollywood Hills Rehab Center in Hollywood, Florida. He also served as a licensed health risk manager at Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford, Hialeah Gardens, Florida.

Written by Amy Baxter

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