Movers & Shakers: The Goodman Group’s New CFO

The Goodman Group Appoints New CFO

Minnesota-based senior living developer and manager The Goodman Group promoted Clint Knacke to serve as the company’s chief financial officer.

Knacke has been with The Goodman Group for almost 20 years, most recently as controller. He joined the company in 1996 as a retail accountant, and for the past five years, he has led the accounting department as senior manager. He was named controller in 2014, a role in which he was responsible for the overall function and guidance of the department, including the financial, audit, tax and process improvement areas.


“Clint has excelled in all all areas of The Goodman Group’s accounting and finance structure, including tax and new business development, and has accumulated a wealth of industry-specific knowledge during his two decades here,” The Goodman Group Chairman John Goodman said in a statement. “Clint has a proven track record if supporting The Goodman Group’s mission of putting our residents at the heart of everything we do.”

Dominion Senior Living of Crossville Welcomes New Executive Director

Dominion Senior Living of Crossville, an assisted living and memory care community in Crossville, Tennessee, welcomed Vickie Wilson as its executive director.


Wilson takes the executive director role with more than 30 years of experience as a nurse, spending the last decade in the senior living sector. She is also a state-licensed assisted living administrator.

“Vickie’s health care background will be such an asset to Dominion Senior Living of Crossville, and we’re so excited to have her lead the staff there,” John Crisp, Dominion Senior Living’s vice president, said in a statement. “She has such a passion for the people in the Upper Cumberland region, and she has done so much to make sure they receive the care they deserve. We know she’ll use her extensive knowledge to go above and beyond to make every resident and staff member a priority and create a family-like atmosphere.”

Dominion Senior Living of Crossville is a faith-based senior living community offering 40 memory care apartments.

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The Buckingham Names New Resident Care Manager

The Buckingham, a senior living community in Houston, Texas, named Vanessa Hancock as its resident care manager.

In her new role, Hancock will coordinate and be responsible for helping residents in independent living access preventative health services. She will also serve as a resource for residents and their families to ensure that available medical services are accessed as needed and explain how the full continuum of care offered at the community works. To complete these tasks, Hancock will collaborate closely with The Buckingham’s coordinator of Masterpiece Living, a program that emphasizes wellness and encourages learning throughout the aging process.

Previously, Hancock worked as the health care marketing and sales director at Mirador, The Buckingham’s sister retirement community in Corpus Christi, Texas.

“I love interacting and inspiring our residents to make healthy choices,” Hancock said in a news release. “I love encouraging residents to try new activities to not only enhance their physical strength, but also their cognitive skills. It’s  incredibly rewarding to watch residents grow in ways they thought were impossible at their age.”

Anthem Memory Care Expands Executive Team with Appointment of VP of Operations

Anthem Memory Care appointed Joy Nance as its vice president of operations to oversee the Midwestern and Eastern states.

Nance’s appointment comes as the company opens its newest community, Harvester Place, in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Three others are in various stages of construction—two in the Chicago area and one in Murrieta, California. Based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Anthem already operates five memory care communities in Colorado and California.

Before joining Anthem, Nance worked in executive and managerial positions with Mather LifeWays, Seniority, Inc., CRL Senior Living, Brookdale Senior Living and Capital Senior Living.

“Expanding our leadership team by welcoming Joy Nance aboard is part of our strategy for bringing the Anthem brand of memory care to more people,” Anthem Principal Lewis McCoy said in a statement. “As dementia cases increase, we seek to help through innovative practices and protecting, engaging and loving those affected.”

Oak Crest Hires New Director of Finance

Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community located in Markville, Maryland, hired Robert Braubitz as director of finance.

Braubitz will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of strategic financial management and budgeting for the 87-acre campus, which includes independent living and continuing care neighborhoods. Before joining Oak Crest, Braubitz was the assistant finance director at Ann’s Choice, a sister Erickson Living community in Warminster, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he served in roles such as director of finance and consultant for businesses such as GlaxoSmithKline and Merrill Lynch.

Piper Shores Adds Facilities Director to Management Team

Piper Shores, a retirement community in Scarborough, Maine, owned by nonprofit Maine Life Care Retirement Community, Inc, named Brian Kenney as its new facilities director.

In his new role, Kenney will oversee a staff of nine on the 138-acre campus consisting of more than 160 residences and cottages, two main buildings and administrative offices, a woodshed and a maintenance building. He brings 15 years of facilities management to Piper Shores, most recently working in the Windham School Department and IDEXX Laboratories.

“It’s something that we might take for granted, but I really enjoy doing work that matters to the people who live here,” Kenney said in a statement.

Alden Management Services Announces New President

Chicago-based Alden Management Services, Inc. (AMS) announced Randi Schlossberg-Schullo will take the helm as president.

Schlossberg-Schullo has been with AMS for 30 years, serving most recently as vice president of AMS and president of Alden Realty Services, Inc. since 2006. She was responsible for directing property operations and entire development processes, including site acquisition, design, zoning, financing and construction.

In her new role, Schlossberg-Schullo will be responsible for developing new services and the strategic planning at 45 health care and senior living facilities in Illinois and southern Wisconsin, along with various companies such as home medical equipment, home health, hospice and therapy services.

LeadingAge Western New York Names President of Board of Directors

The LeadingAge Western New York (WNY) board of directors named Karen Zmich as president.

Zmich currently serves as property manager of United Church Manor in West Seneca, New York. She previously was treasurer for LeadingAge WNY. As president, she is tasked with ensuring there are educational opportunities for all members, growing membership and linking with the state association.

LeadingAge WNY provides networking and organization opportunities for its members, which include workers in home and community-based services and senior housing. The group meets regularly to share information in an educational environment.

“I’m very excited to see where the next two years will lead us,” Zmich said.

Roland Park Place Board of Directors Appoints Latest Resident Director

The Roland Park Place Board of Directors unanimously elected Gerritt (Gary) Blauvelt as its latest resident director.

Blauvelt began his three-year term on Feb. 5.

Additionally, Dr. Jack Zimmerman was re-elected to continue as secretary on the board through 2016.

Roland Park Place is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Baltimore, Maryland. The board consists of volunteers from a variety of specialties and industries and two Roland Park Place residents, and focuses on quality of care and services, community relations and civic involvement.

Written by Kourtney Liepelt

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