Movers & Shakers: Erickson Living’s New Hires, Promotions

Erickson Living Communities Announce Hires, Promotions

Oak Crest, an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Parkville, Maryland, announced the promotion of Tina Kummelman to director of human resources. Additionally, Seabrook, an Erickson Living CCRC in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, recently hired Gloria Walsh as director of continuing care, and Vincent Scala as associate executive director at Ann’s Choice in Warminster, Pennsylvania.

Kummelman has more than 20 years of experience in senior living and health care. She served as human resources manager at Oak Crest since 2013, and worked for the LifeBridge Health System prior to that.


In her new role, Kummelman will be responsible for the daily operations of the human resources department at the community, with a focus on employee recruitment and engagement. Oak Crest has more than 1,200 full- and part-time employees serving residents in independent and continuing care neighborhoods.

“Since joining Oak Crest, Tina has served in a human resources manager role supporting our dining and continuing care teams,” Executive Director Mark Roussey said in a news release. “During that time, Tina has demonstrated a commitment to employee engagement, improving departmental performance and recognizing the value of each employees’ contributions to our residents and community. She cares deeply about our mission and core values, and we are pleased that she has accepted this new opportunity.

Walsh comes to Seabrook with more than 20 years of executive experience managing senior services facilities. She most recently served as chief quality officer for a nonprofit senior living organization in New Jersey.


“Gloria joins our team with incredible experience, confidence and passion for serving seniors,” Seabrook Executive Director Todd DeLaney said in a news release. “She will be a tremendous asset to our community.”

In Scala’s new role at Ann’s Choice, he will work closely with the executive director and other executive team members to manage all facets of the community, including coordination of the various department operations and staff. He will also take over director responsibilities for the community’s general services department.

Before joining Ann’s Choice, Scala worked for 12 years at Empire Education Group, most recently serving as vice president of field operations.

“We’re excited to have Vince join our leadership team,” Ann’ Choice Executive Director Chris Donti said in a news release. “His 12 years as vice president of field operations with Empire Education Group provides him with a wealth of management and customer service knowledge that will greatly benefit Ann’s Choice and our residents.”

Oak Crest, Ann’s Choice and Seabrook are three of 19 CCRCs managed by Erickson Living.

Prestige Care Welcomes New CCO, CIO

Prestige Care, a Vancouver, Washington-based senior living and skilled nursing provider, welcomed two new executives to the company’s corporate leadership team: Brenda West is the new chief clinical officer, and Doug Owens joins as chief information officer.

West brings more than 25 years of professional medical experience to her new role, having executed organizational efficiency and strategic management tactics that enhance patient and staff satisfaction. She previously served in the same role at Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma, Washington.

Owens has more than 20 years of information technology experience in the senior living and health care sectors. Most recently, he served as vice president of information technology for strategic business units at Golden Living in Plano, Texas.

“Brenda and Doug’s success in their respective areas of expertise, coupled with their leadership experience and close alignment with Prestige’s core values, make them an ideal fit for our executive team,” Harold Delamarter, founding partner and CEO of Prestige Care, said in a news release. “As we focus on providing exemplary care with an eye toward the future, their insights into clinical care and information technology will be invaluable to our stratgic growth.

Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living operate more than 80 communities throughout the western United States. Prestige Care offers assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

Dominion Senior Living Appoints Senior Executive Director at Tennessee Community

Dominion Senior Living promoted Michelle Bolling to senior executive director of Dominion Senior Living of Bristol, located in Bristol, Tennessee.

Bolling previously served as executive director of Dominion Senior Living’s assisted living and memory care community in Johnson City. Ava Foster, who was business director in Johnson City, assumes Bolling’s former role.

Bolling has more than 15 years of experience in senior living and health care, and she spent the last year and a half with Dominion Senior Living. In her new role, Bolling intends to build upon established connections in the area and develop new partnerships around Bristol, according to the Bristol Herald Courier.

Dominion Senior Living is a Knoxville, Tennessee-based developer and manager of senior housing communities throughout the southeastern United States. Dominion Senior Living of Bristol is an assisted living and memory care community slated to open in 2017.

HHHunt Senior Living Reveals New Hires, Promotions

HHHunt Senior Living hired Alicia Archer as executive director of Spring Arbor of Salisbury in Richmond, Virginia, and Lindsay Levesque as executive director of Spring Arbor of Severna Park in Severna Park, Maryland. Greg Fox was also promoted to director of operations for the company.

Archer previously worked for Imperial Plaza Retirement for 18 years, and served as executive director for The Windsor Memory Care most recently.

Fox has 20 years of senior living experience, and joined HHHunt as regional director in 2013. Before that, he worked in management and marketing with Capital Senior Living, Sunrise Senior Living and others. He also currently serves on the board of directors of the North Carolina Assisted Living Association.

Salemtowne Names New CFO

Salemtowne, a nonprofit CCRC located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, named Jim Koniszewski as CFO.

Koniszewski spent the last 12 years as CFO of Philadelphia-based Simpson Senior Services, which owns three CCRCs and two senior housing properties. He comes to Salemtowne as the community opens a $42-million expansion including a health care and rehabilitation center with four clusters of private home environments for long-term skilled care and memory support.

“I am happy to be part of the organization,” Koniszewski said in a news release. “…I look forward to putting in place the policies and procedures in order to help it be successful.”

Written by Kourtney Liepelt

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