Movers & Shakers: Presbyterian Senior Living’s New VP, Corporate Medical Director

Presbyterian Senior Living Appoints New VP, Corporate Medical Director

Presbyterian Senior Living, a not-for-profit provider of retirement and senior care services headquartered in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, appointed Dr. Steven Fuller as vice president and corporate medical director.

In his new role, Dr. Fuller will lead Presbyterian Senior Living’s efforts to implement new clinical standards, develop systems of accountability that emphasize data collection and empirical measurement outcomes and partner with health care providers to maintain quality of care for residents. He has more than 25 years of experience in health care leadership and patient care, practicing medicine as a triple board certified pulmonary and critical care specialist.


“Dr. Fuller brings incredible expertise to our team and will be instrumental in helping guide Presbyterian Senior Living through this time of change in medical services delivery and restructuring in the health care industry,” CEO Steve Proctor said in a news release. “Dr. Fuller’s decades of experience in management and patient care across a variety of settings position him as an ideal candidate to take the organization and our communities to the next level in medical delivery and care.”

North Hill Hires Community Liaison

North Hill, a life plan community located in Needham, Massachusetts, hired Helinka Mills as community liaison for Connected for Life, a new life care at home program introduced in October.


Mills brings more than 25 years of experience in hospitality and financial planning expertise to the Connected for Life team. In her new role, she will be responsible for connecting adults age 55 and older with the program, which offers financial predictability, care coordination and wellness opportunities. She will be the point person educating prospective members about the benefits of life care at home.

“Helinka’s understanding of aging services and her experience in developing personalized financial solutions for older adults make her a perfect fit for Connected for Life,” Janice Masi, executive director of home and community based services at North Hill, said in a news release.

Harbor’s Edge Selects Foundation Executive Director

Harbor’s Edge, a life plan community located in Norfolk, Virginia, selected Robert A. (Bob) Heely as executive director of its foundation.

In the position, Heely will implement a development plan to improve the quality of life for all current and future residents of Harbor’s Edge. He was previously the vice president for development and community relations at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay following service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

“Bob has been a valued advisor to the Harbor’s Edge Foundation for many years, and we are very pleased to have him lead the foundation to the next level,” Joseph A. Leafe, chairman of the foundation, said in a news release.

East Ridge at Cutler Bay Names New Executive Chef

East Ridge at Cutler Bay, a life plan community in Cutler Bay, Florida, named Ron Smalls as executive chef for independent living and the new Three Palms Health Center.

In his new role, Smalls will be responsible for the fine dining and a la carte service in the community’s dining rooms, as well as catering for the community’s many special events. He brings more than 20 years of professional cooking experience to his role, ranging from casual dining to banquets. He was previously the chef de cuisine at the Golf Grill at The Fisher Island Club, and he held chef positions at resort hotels in South Florida and South Carolina.

“We are most pleased to have someone with Chef Small’s background as part of our East Ridge team,” East Ridge Executive Director Jeff Merritt said in a news release. “He is a talented chef and draws on excellent culinary and managerial skills.”

Morningside Welcomes New Executive Director

Morningside, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Fullerton, California, welcomed Richard Nordsiek as executive director.

As executive director, Nordsiek serves as head of staff with complete oversight of the community, including the planning, performance and review of all departments and operations. He also oversees financial management of Morningside.

Nordsiek previously served as executive director at Rowntree Gardens, a CCRC in Stanton, California. He began his career there as a member of the dining services team and was promoted from there.

“Richard is a career professional in the long-term care field with a deep commitment to residents and their families,” E. Justin Wilson III, executive vice president and managing partner for Morningside, said in a news release. “His strong administrative and interpersonal skills will be critical in managing a large, diverse staff and executing our core values of service, team success, excellence and integrity from senior management on down.”

Morningside includes 327 apartments and single-story homes, as well as access to long-term care at Park Vista Health Center nearby.

Roland Park Place Announces Promotion to Executive Chef

Roland Park Place, a CCRC in Baltimore City, Maryland, promoted Sharmarie James to executive chef. James previously worked as the CCRC’s sous chef for four years.

Roland Park Place is a not-for-profit CCRC offering independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care.

LCB Senior Living Reports Several New Hires

LCB Senior Living reported the hires of several new team members.

Ashleigh Polvado was selected as resident care director at Traditions of Dedham in Dedham, Massachusetts. She most recently worked as a wellness nurse for Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

The Residence at Salem Woods in Salem, New Hampshire, chose Alyssa Mackey as the community’s Reflections director, overseeing the memory care services for residents. She was previously a nursing supervisor at a long-term care facility for three years.

Christine Mateer was chosen as The Residence at Five Corners’ sales and marketing director in Easton, Massachusetts. She most recently served as community liaison for Holy Trinity Hospice, as well as the director of business development for home care at BrightStar Care of Milford/Worcester.

The Residence at South Windsor Farms announced Ann Duke as sales and marketing director at the community in South Windsor, Connecticut. Duke has almost 20 years of sales experience in the elder care industry.

Pam Simpson will serve as executive director at The Residence at Riverbend, located in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Simpson has extensive experience in management and sales,and held several positions in various industries, including senior care.

Windrose at Woburn picked Christine Crimaldi as residence care director at the community in Woburn, Massachusetts. She has many years of experience in nursing and elder care, most recently working as an acting resident service director with the Gables at Winchester in Winchester, Massachusetts.

LCB Senior Living owns and operates 19 residential communities for seniors, most of which offer independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Written by Kourtney Liepelt

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