Movers & Shakers: NIC’s New Seniors Housing Principal

NIC Hires Seniors Housing Principal

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) hired Lana Peck to serve as senior principal and subject matter expert for seniors housing.

Peck spent over 10 years with Life Care Services LLC in Des Moines, Iowa, where she served as a senior market research analyst conducting feasibility studies. She also led research projects aimed at providing information around enhancing the customer experience and increasing business growth.


Peck most recently worked with Brooks Adams Research in Richmond, Virginia, where she conducted nationwide seniors housing industry research.

“Lana’s deep understanding of pricing analysis, product development, market segmentation and market feasibility research make her the ideal voice for our seniors housing outreach,” Beth Mace, NIC’s chief economist, said in a news release. “We’re excited to advance NIC’s market outreach and analytics through Lana’s insight, know-how and contributions to our various data initiatives, programming for the two NIC conferences and publications.”

Charles E. Smith Life Communities Announces New President, CEO


Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) announced Bruce J. Lederman as its new President and CEO. Lederman succeeds Warren R. Slavin, who retired and remains with the organization as CEO Emeritus.

Lederman previously served as COO, joining CESLC in 2015. Before this, he served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Midwest Administrative Services Inc., a skilled nursing care management company based in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Working with Bruce has been a great experience, and I know that he is the right person to lead CESLC into the future,” Slavin said in a news release. “I am confident that his work and dedication will continue to support the high-quality care that we deliver and the meaningful impact we make on residents and families and enable our system of care to continue to grow to meet the needs of seniors in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.”

CESLC is a nonprofit organization serving more than 1,100 older adults in multiple residences on a 38-acre campus in Rockville, Maryland. Services include skilled nursing, independent living, assisted living, memory care, geriatric medical care and more.

The New Jewish Home Welcomes New Board Chair, Medical Director

The New Jewish Home, a nonprofit geriatric health and rehabilitation system based in New York, welcomed its new board chair Michael Luskin, as well as Gabriel H. Brandeis, MD, CMD as senior director of medicine.

Luskin assumed his position on Jan. 1, succeeding Elizabeth Grayer, who had been chair since 2012. He has been the director of The New Jewish Home since 1996. Luskin is a partner at the New York law firm of Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP, a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and co-chair of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Dr. Brandeis has more than 30 years of experience, and has practiced geriatric medicine at nursing homes, medical centers and veterans’ hospitals throughout the Boston area. For the past 20 years, he has been the nursing home medical director for Boston University Geriatric Services. He was also recently appointed as a clinical professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The New Jewish Home serves 12,000 older adults each year, in their homes and on campuses in Manhattan and Westchester, through short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing, low-income housing and more.

REDICO Names New SVP of Development

REDICO, a national real estate development, investment and property management company based in Southfield, Michigan, promoted Samantha Eckhout to senior vice president of development.

Eckhout joined REDICO in 2013 as a senior project manager, focusing on development projects for American House Senior Living Communities, an affiliated company of REDICO. She was promoted to vice president in 2015.

Before joining REDICO, Eckhout managed American House projects in a consulting role of four years, and also served in development roles at various companies.

ERDMAN Selects Director of Planning for Continuum Care

ERDMAN, a full-service planning, design and construction firm specializing in health care facilities, selected Robert Pfauth as director of planning for continuum care.

Pfauth has more than 30 years of experience, including programming, planning, feasibility analysis, design support and regulatory compliance across a large portfolio of projects. He previously owned his own consulting practice, LifePLACE Designs, where he consulted with providers and designers engaged in repositioning, enhancing and developing senior living facilities across the full continuum of care.

Carrington Cottage Appoints New Director of Resident Care

Carrington Cottage, a memory care community located in Daleville, Virginia, appointed Sesileigh Shiflett as director of resident care.

Shiflett is a licensed nurse practitioner (LPN) with eight years of experience in the health care field, specializing in memory care. In her new role, she will lead the care staff and consistently provide training, leadership and mentoring of staff.

Written by Kourtney Liepelt

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