Movers & Shakers: MBK Senior Living’s New President

MBK Senior Living Names New President

MBK Senior Living, the senior living division of MBK Real Estate LLC, named Jeff Fischer as president.

In the role, Fischer will be responsible for leading the execution of MBK Senior Living’s strategic operations plans, team building and leadership, as well as providing a key role in the division’s ongoing growth. He most recently served as executive vice president at Steadfast Companies, where he was responsible for growing the senior platform. He also spent over eight years with Sunrise Senior Living, where he held several management positions.


“For more than 22 years, Fischer has been recognized for his efforts in senior living development and industry leadership,” Kain Matsumoto, chairman of the board for MBK Real Estate LLC, said in a news release. “He brings to MBK Senior Living an extraordinary background in senior living and a solid reputation for achieving results.”

NHI Announces New Chief Investment Officer

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) announced the promotion of Kevin Pascoe to chief investment officer.


Pascoe has worked with NHI since 2010, serving as the vice president of asset management until being appointed executive vice president of investments in 2015. He will retain the latter title in addition to CIO.

“Kevin’s experience overseeing NHI’s business development, relationship management and operational due diligence has been a true asset to NHI,” NHI President and CEO Eric Mendelsohn said in a news release. “He has added valuable depth to our management team, and I am confident that his insight will lead us in making high quality investments and maintaining a well-balanced strategy of growth and financial discipline.”

NHI is a real estate investment trust specializing in sale-leaseback, joint venture, mortgage and mezzanine financing of need-driven and discretionary senior housing and medical investments. Its portfolio consists of independent living, assisted living, memory care communities and more.

Anthem Memory Care Hires National Director of Sales

Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Anthem Memory Care hired Jason M.C. O’Higgins as national director of sales.

In the role, O’Higgins will handle training, coaching, processes and other sales operations responsibilities for the company. He previouslyy served as executive director for a Sunrise Senior Living community in St. Charles, Illinois. He has held regional management positions in sales, marketing, business development and community relations for Autumn Leaves, Addus Healthcare and Sunrise.

Anthem Memory Care currently operates 10 communities in four states, with two more in development and construction.

Marcus & Millichap Selects Senior Managing Director in Chicago

Marcus & Millichap selected Joshua Jandris as senior managing director of investments at the firm’s Chicago office.

Jandris was a first vice president of investments with Marcus & Millichap, and he specializes in institutional seniors housing property investments. He has been with the firm since 2007.

Senior Solutions Management Group Announces New Hire, Promotion

Senior Solution Management Group announced the selection of Shelley Hamner as the new director of sales for the Georgia region, and the promotion of Christina Trentham from director of operations to vice president of operations.

Hamner has more than 20 years of experience in senior living, beginning as a dining room server and most recently working as a vice president of entry fee sales for Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD). She has background in community start-ups, acquisitions and turnaround projects.

“We are very excited to add Shelley to our skilled group of marketing and sales professionals,” Senior Solutions Management Group President and CEO Chris Sides said in a news release. “Shelley is kind and personable and brings deep understanding of how families find skilled care for their loved ones.”

Trentham has had various positions with Senior Solutions over the past six years. In her new role, her responsibilities will include operations, capital expense budgets, marketing and census growth, customer satisfaction, clinical and regulatory compliance and more. She is a licensed practical nurse and served as executive director at the Estates of Oak Ridge.

“Christina has demonstrated a professional and caring approach to senior care most of her adult life,” Sides said in a news release. “Her contributions to the growth and success of Senior Solutions Management Group cannot be understated and this promotion positions our company very strongly for the future.”

Senior Solutions Management Group has 18 senior living communities in Tennessee and Georgia.

Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation Appoints Executive Director at Indiana Community

Senior Quality Lifestyle Corporation (SQLC), a nonprofit organization that sponsors and operates life care communities, appointed Jesse Sias as executive director of The Barrington of Carmel, a senior living community in Carmel, Indiana.

Sias previously served as associate executive director of The Buckingham, a SQLC community in Houston, Texas, where he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of The Plaza, the community’s health services neighborhood. He has more than 20 years of experience as an administrator in health care and skilled nursing facilities.

“Jesse brings extensive health care experience to the team, and he understands our mission and values as an organization,” SQLC President and CEO Stan Waterhouse said in a news release. “Under his leadership, I am confident the level of service at The Barrington of Carmel will continue to exceed the expectations of the seniors and families we serve.”

Pomperaug Woods Welcomes New Marketing Director

Pomperaug Woods, a not-for-profit senior living community in Southbury, Connecticut, welcomed Tara Justus as its marketing director.

Justus brings to her new role leadership experience in senior living marketing and sales. She previously worked as marketing director for Ardenwoods Retirement Community in Arden, North Carolina. As marketing director at Pomperaug Woods, Justus will lead the marketing and sales team to understand the individual needs and desires of area seniors and educate them about lifestyle and wellness options.

Pomperaug Woods offers maintenance-free independent living apartments, assisted living, therapy and rehabilitation services and skilled nursing.

Written by Kourtney Liepelt

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