Movers & Shakers: Villa Healthcare Names New COO

Villa Healthcare Names New COO

Villa Healthcare, a Skokie, Illinois-based provider, has a new Chief Operating Officer.

The company named former Beverly Healthcare Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer David Devereaux to the new role, according to a press release. At Beverly, Devereaux was responsible for an operating budget of $2 billion annually and more than 700 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout the U.S.


Devereaux comes to the company with nearly 40 years in the skilled nursing field. He’s also co-owner of Express Transportation Holdings in St. Charles, Missouri, and an investor and director for Telemedicine Solutions, a Chicago-based medical tech company.

“I’m looking forward to joining the Villa Healthcare team and I am energized by the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of Villa’s recent rebrand and ongoing innovations in the skilled nursing and long-term care space,” said Devereaux in the release.

Devereaux graduated from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration and earned his MBA in health administration from Temple University in Philadelphia.


Dominion Picks Executive Director for First Kentucky Community

Dominion Senior Living has chosen someone to lead its first Kentucky personal care home, Dominion Senior Living of Richmond.

The Knoxville, Tennessee-based company gave the job to Tina Newman, according to a press release. Newman, a longtime Richmond, Kentucky, resident, will help lead the personal and memory care community and build ties with the surrounding community.

“When we met Tina, we knew she understood our mission completely and wanted to help us create the special resident-centered environment which residents and families expect from us,” said Mark Taylor, partner at Dominion Senior Living, in the release. “She is truly passionate about helping older adults find their purpose, which makes her a perfect fit for this position. We look forward to seeing how she will use her skills and personality to serve seniors and their families in Richmond.”

Newman received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in social work from Asbury University.

In addition to the Richmond community, Dominion Senior Living currently has communities open or under construction in Athens, Bristol, Crossville, Johnson City, Hixson and Sevierville, Tennessee; Anderson, South Carolina; and Frankfort, Kentucky.

Senior Housing Vet Launches Industry Consulting Firm 

There’s a new consulting company in town.

Senior housing veteran Scott McCorvie has launched a new firm called Senior Living Growth Advisors. The firm was created to help groups with new acquisitions, development projects, operations and asset management platforms, an announcement reads.

Before opening the new firm, McCorvie served as Vice President of Acquisitions for CNL Financial Group and Manager of Investments for Sentio Investments. Both positions helped McCorvie gain valuable experience as an institutional investor for two public senior housing and care REITs. He spent time as a market and feasibility consultant for HealthTrust, which is a national senior housing and health care real estate advisory firm.

“The seniors housing industry is constantly changing and evolving,” McCorvie said in the announcement. “As new developers, operators, and capital providers enter the seniors housing space, they quickly come to realize it’s much more than real estate. With the next generation of products being planned and developed, I can be a valuable resource for implementing enhanced design functionality, beneficial technology, and improved operational care and efficiency.”

Erickson Names New Director for Houston Community

Erickson Senior Living has promoted one of its employees to serve as a director at Eagle’s Trace, a senior community in Houston.

Latasha Jones is now Director of Continuing Care of Eagle’s Trace, according to a press release. Jones began her career with the community in 2015 as Assisted Living and Memory Care Manager before she was promoted to Assistant Administrator last July.

In her new role, Jones will oversee the daily health and wellness services for residents and their families.

“In her two years with us, Latasha has done an excellent job strengthening our operational processes and creating excellent relationships with residents, family members and employees,” stated Stephen Aigner, Executive Director of Eagle’s Trace, in the release. “I am truly proud of Latasha’s commitment to our mission and confident that she will continue her partnerships to create positive outcomes for our residents and employees.”

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Women’s University and a master’s degree in social work from Texas A&M Commerce. She is also a licensed nursing home administrator in Texas and a member of the Texas Board of Social Workers.

Written by Tim Regan

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