Movers & Shakers: Capital Senior Living’s Board Nominee

Capital Senior Living Nominates Disney Veteran to Board of Directors

Ed Grier has been nominated for election as a new director to the board of Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU, CEO Larry Cohen discussed during the company’s presentation at the Deutsche Bank 41st Annual Health Care Conference on May 5.

Grier is currently the dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Business, a role he has held since March 2010. Before joining VCU, Grier spent about 29 years with Walt Disney Company. He served as the president of the Disneyland Resort between 2006 and 2010 and held a variety of senior financial and operational roles during his tenure.


Grier also serves as a director of NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR), a residential homebuilding company that operates in two business segments: mortgage banking and homebuilding. Additionally, he is a director of the Middleburg Trust Company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Middleburg Financial Corporation and a provider of wealth management services.

In March, Capital Senior Living agreed to appoint a new independent director to its board after facing pressure from Lucas Advisors LLS.

Presbyterian Homes Names Lisa Vandermark as Executive Director of The Moorings of Arlington Heights


Presbyterian Homes, a not-for-profit provider of residential senior communities, named Lisa Vandermark as the new executive director at The Moornings of Arlington Heights.

As executive director, Vandermark will oversee all community operations, manage its staff and maintain resident relations. She will also see the community through a $70 million construction project, which includes plans for a new assisted living wing and chapel. She will serve on the organization’s corporate leadership committee, as well.

Vandermark has been with Presbyterian Homes for almost 20 years, and she most recently served as administrator of community life at The Moorings, located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Before that, she worked in director of memory care  and social work capacities for Foster Pavilion at Westminster Place in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to joining Presbyterian Homes, Vandermark was a crisis worker at both Evanston and Ravenswood hospitals and was a member of the adjunct faculty at Kendall College.

“Lisa is a remarkable leader,” Presbyterian Homes President and CEO Todd Swortzel said in a statement. “She has a deep and thorough understanding both of senior living and of our organization. That, coupled with her thoughtfulness and tenacity, position her very well for this new role, and I am confident that The Moorings of Arlington Heights will flourish with her at the helm.”

CBRE Capital Markets Appoints First Vice President

Commercial real estate and investment firm CBRE Group, Inc. announced Ross Sanders as the company’s first vice president of CBRE Capital Markets’ national senior housing investment sales practice.

Sanders will work to expand the firm’s platform in the Americas and will lead efforts to grow its skilled nursing investment practice nationally. He joins CBRE from American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, a New York-based public non-traded real estate trust, where he led the seniors housing acquisitions team as vice president. He also worked for Senior Living Investment Brokerage previously as a senior housing broker, valuing, selling and consulting with owners of skilled nursing and seniors housing assets across the country.

“Ross is a proven leader in the industry and his exceptional reputation will be further enhanced as a result of joining CBRE,” Mitchell Kiffe, senior managing director at CBRE Capital Markets, said in a statement. “His deep knowledge of the industry and strong skill set will strength our already successful team.”

Vitality Senior Living Welcomes New Vice President of Engagement and Innovation

Nashville-based provider Vitality Senior Living named Kelly Scott-Lindstrom as the company’s vice president of engagement and innovation.

In her new role, Lindstrom will be responsible for creating a lifestyle of engagement and growth for residents, families and associates. She will focus on staying ahead of trends and research and sourcing innovative approaches to enrich the lives of residents, allow associates to spend more time with residents and connect families to the Vitality community.

Before joining Vitality, Lindstrom served as vice president of program development and innovation for Emeritus Senior Living, where she was responsible for programming focused on engagement of residents and family members. She also helped in developing resident technology pilots. Most recently, Lindstrom was vice president of dementia care for Brookdale Senior Living.

“Having spent the last 10 years working on engagement in different roles, the opportunity to work for a company that is fully committed from inception to make engagement a mission-driven four is exciting and a tremendous opportunity,” Lindstrom said in a statement. “The success of this role will lie in the ability to effectively collaborate with our operations, sales and resident care teams. Lifestyle and engagement are integral parts of successful aging and come as a result of total team collaboration.”

Ingleside Hires Executive Directors for 2 Washington, D.C. Communities

Ingleside, a senior living services provider in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, named Catherine Scott as executive director at Ingleside at Rock Creek and Brian R. Tenney as leader of Westminster at Lake Ridge. Ingleside at Rock Creek and Westminster at Lake Ridge are among three continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) operated by Ingleside in the area.

Before joining Ingleside, Scott most recently served as president of Philadelphia-based Seniors Housing 180, which provides market, development and management consulting for all types of senior housing communities. She’s also filled executive roles with Symphony Senior Living, Sunrise Senior Living and Presbyterian Homes of New Jersey, among other companies.

“Catherine is passionate about working with older adults and providing a five-star level of care and service,” Ingleside President and CEO Lynn O’Connor said in a statement. “She has over 30 years of experience managing various types of senior housing and programs, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Ingleside leadership team.”

Prior to his new role at Ingleside, Tenney was the regional vice president of operations for Saber Healthcare Group in Cleveland, Ohio, where he led operations for nine skilled nursing and assisted living communities in Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. He has also worked with Riverside Health System in Newport News, Virginia and in various operations and administrative positions at senior-housing focused skilled nursing organizations in Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.

“Brian Tenney has the strategic and tactical management and leadership experience needed to advance Westminster at Lake Ridge as an engaged, desirable and thriving life plan community,” O’Connor said. “His impressive track record providing enhanced operations, person-centered care, customer satisfaction and employee retention at his past companies makes him an asset to Westminster at Lake Ridge, and to our leadership team within Ingleside.”

ACHCA Reveals 2016-17 Board of Directors

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA), a professional society for post-acute and aging services administrators, announced its 2016-17 board of directors.

Stefan Fromm is board chair. He has been the administrator of Regency Park Health & Rehabilitation, a not-for-profit health and rehabilitation center in Dalton, Georgia, for 11 years and a member of ACHCA since 2005. He has served on the board of directors since 2013.

Other board members for 2016-17 include Robert Lane from Oklahoma as vice chair; Theresa Sanderson from Connecticut is secretary and treasurer; Michael Hotz from Connecticut is immediate past chair; and David G. Wolf from Florida is academic director.

At-large directors are Sharon Colling from Nebraska; Terri Folec from Connecticut; Philip Jean from Massachusetts; Rudolph L. Michael from Florida; Mark S. Prifogle from Indiana; and Mitchell Teller from New York. District Directors are Kate Richardson from New Jersey for District 2; Cydney Bare from Ohio for District 3; Eric Hadley from South Carolina for District 4; Doyle Love from Tennessee for District 6. Districts 1 and 5 directors will be appointed.

Written by Kourtney Liepelt

Companies featured in this article:

, , , , , , ,