Movers & Shakers: Norterre Adds Chief Information Officer

Norterre Adds Chief Information Officer to Executive Team

Norterre, a residential, intergenerational neighborhood focused on improving health, added Kim Hynek as chief information officer and CFO of Action Pact, one of the partners of the project.

Hynek has more than 25 years of experience in operations, development and financing of senior living and health care. She will assist the Norterre team with resource management, technology strategy, development and budgeting.


“As part of our leadership team, Kim will help us rewrite how we live together and support one another in a unique multigenerational neighborhood,” Norterre Chairman and Managing Partner Steve Shields said in a news release.

Norterre is a master-planned community, with its first phase set to debut in late summer with a health and wellness center, 60 assisted living residences (20 dedicated to memory care), 20 long-term care residences and 40 short-term stay suites for people of all ages going through rehabilitation. There will also be child care and healthy dining. Construction on the second phase of the project will follow immediately to add independent living and non-age-specific housing options.

Presbyterian Senior Living Announces Promotion, New Executive Director at Pennsylvania Community


Presbyterian Senior Living promoted Deborah Barefoot to regional director of operations for the organization. She previously served as executive director at Westminster Woods at Huntingdon, a senior living community located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and Chad Evans will assume that role.

Evans previously worked as executive director at Windy Hill Village in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania. Presbyterian Senior Living is a not-for-profit senior services organization headquartered in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.

Wingate Healthcare Names Administrator, Regional Director

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Wingate Healthcare named John Gage as administrator at Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard and regional director of this community, along with Wingate Residences on the East Side.

Gage has more than 27 years of operational experience in long-term care, serving most recently as COO for a Rhode Island-based regional multi-facility organization. Before that, he was an administrator at several other nursing facilities. He has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 1987 and a licensed assisted living residence administrator since 2003.

Dominion Senior Living Hires Former Councilwoman as Executive Director of Tennessee Community

Dominion Senior Living hired Shannon Alvey, a former councilwoman in Athens, Tennessee, as executive director of the organization’s new faith-based assisted living and memory care community, Dominion Senior Living.

Alvey has more than 20 years of experience working in health care, including managing clinics and employees across several locations. She served two terms as an Athens city councilwoman.

“Choosing Shannon for this position was easy, and we know she will use her experience and heart for serving others to create a warm, loving atmosphere for seniors to share life together,” Josh Crisp, a partner of Dominion Senior Living, said in a news release.

Covenant Village of Golden Valley Welcomes New Executive Director

Covenant Village of Golden Valley, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) operated by Covenant Retirement Communities, Inc. (CRC) in Golden Valley, Minnesota, welcomed Jim Angell as executive director.

In his new role, Angell oversees all operations and staff management at the community, directing a staff of 175 and a 350-plus resident community. He has worked in senior housing and health care for 22 years, joining Covenant Village after nearly 16 years with Presbyterian Homes & Services.

Berkeley Oaks Appoints Senior Staff

Berkeley Oaks, a memory care community that will soon open in Williamsburg, Virginia, appointed two executives to its senior staff: Ashley F. Jones will serve as the general manager of the community, and Fred Kricher will serve as director of community relations.

Jones will be responsible for overall leadership and daily operations. She has more than eight years of experience in senior living and is a licensed nursing home administrator.

Kricher has eight years of experience in memory care, previously working as marketing manager for Riverside Health Systems’ Patriots Colony in Williamsburg.

Berkeley Oaks will be managed by Solvere Senior Living and will offer 48 memory care appointments.

The Arbors at Parkwood Meadows Selects New Director of Nursing

The Arbors at Parkwood Meadows, an assisted living community providing memory care operated by Americare in Genevieve, Missouri, selected Bryan Matthews, LPN, as director of nursing.

Matthews brings more than 12 years of health care and related nursing experience to the position.

Written by Kourtney Liepelt

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