Movers & Shakers: Dominion Senior Living, Lifespace Communities

Dominion Senior Living Welcomes Five New Hires to Tennessee Community

Knoxville, Tennessee-based Dominion Senior Living has welcomed five new members to its management team who will oversee the operations of its soon-to-be-opened Athens, Tennessee, community.

Industry veteran Melissa Ingram brings 27 years of experience to her role as the community’s wellness director. She is adept in clinical care, emergency room care and pain management. Ingram holds a licensed practical nurse diploma from Pickens Technical College, and is also a certified emergency medical technician intravenous; she is also certified in advanced cardiac life support, basic life support and pediatric advanced life support.


Jessica Skelton joins the Dominion community as its business office director, where she will be in charge of all bookkeeping and localized accounting responsibilities. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the company, previously working with Athens Family Practice in all various roles throughout its operations. 

Stepping into the role of life enrichment director of Dominion’s Athens community is industry veteran Rhonda Elkins, who brings more than 30 years of experience in sales, advertising and customer services to her role. In her new post, Elkins will oversee the planning, development and implementation of recreational and social functions, as well as the entertainment needs of residents.

Overseeing the community’s dining services as its director is Joy Lewis. Lewis brings more than 20 years of food management experience to her role, where she will manage the community’s culinary team in creating meals that meet residents’ dietary needs. Prior to her food-service career, Lewis was a CNA.


Serving as the community’s maintenance director is John Crisp, who brings more than six years of management in senior living to his new role at Dominion. He will be tasked with ensuring preventative maintenance and ensuring the safety of residents, team members and visitors. 

The five new team members will be under the direction of Shannon Alvey, the community’s executive director.

Horsman Joins Harbour’s Edge as Executive Director

Delray Beach, Florida-based Harbour’s Edge has named James Horsman as its new executive director.

Horsman brings more than 30 years of experience working with luxury hotels and resorts, including the Ritz-Carlton Hotel company and Destination Hotels. Throughout his career, Horsman has been involved with the opening of various hotels throughout North America, and has served as general manager for properties including The Ritz-Carlton Dubai and NINE ZERO Boston.

“Jim’s extensive hospitality career and leadership experience makes him an excellent fit for Harbour’s Edge and Lifespace Communities,” said Kevin Knopf, regional director of operations for Lifespace Communities, the senior living provider that operates Harbour’s Edge. The service philosophy and culture of hospitality he’ll continue to build, coupled with the renovations, pave the way for a tremendous experience at Harbour’s Edge.”

The senior living community recently underwent a $20 million renovation, and celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony in July.

Cobb Steps Up to Managing Director Role for Berkadia 

Investment sales and real estate brokerage firm Berkadia has added industry veteran Tim Cobb to its team as its new managing director and seniors housing and health care investments sales lead. 

Cobb brings more than 20 years of lending and sales experience to his new role at Berkadia. He will work alongside Christopher Honn, senior managing director and head of the firm’s seniors housing and health care group, to develop a sales platform for the firm’s industry group, which has experience closing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD/FHA financing for senior housing deals.

“Tim’s proven track record on both the lending and sales side means that investors have a resource who understands their needs and knows how to get their deal done,” said Keith Misner, head of investment sales.

Monticello Asset Management Appoints Audorff as Director

New York-based Monticello Asset Management has welcomed Corley Audorff as a director for its offices in Monticello, Georgia.

Audorff brings more than eight years of experience with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) underwriting and origination. 

In his new position, Audorff provide guidance on HUD origination and underwriting, as well as the execution of Bridge to HUD loan refinancing.

Prior to joining Monticello, Audorff served as a senior underwrite for HUD’s Office of Healthcare Programs, as well as vice president at Oppenheimer, Multifamily House and Healthcare Finance, Inc. He holds a combined Juris Doctorate as we all as an MBA, and earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Georgia.

East Ridge at Cutler Bay Adds Cormier to Roster

East Ridge at Cutler Bay has named industry veteran Ken Cormier as its executive director, the Miami-Dade County company reports. 

Cormier brings more than 20 years of experience in senior housing to the life plan community, which is operated by Gainesville, Florida-based SantaFe Senior Living. He specializes in customer service, increasing revenue and profit, fostering community partnerships and contributing to the overall growth of the community he is serving.

Prior to joining the company, Cormier served as campus executive director at River Estate in Vero Beach, Florida, as well as president/CEO of St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

“I am delighted that Ken Cormier will be leading East Ridge as we continue implementing aspects of our master redevelopment plan,” said Troy Hart, president of Santa Fe Senior Living and East Ridge. “It’s an exciting time for East Ridge, and Ken brings expertise in all the areas that are critical to us, including high resident satisfaction and successful business operations.”

Thomas Joins The Stayton at Museum Way as Executive Director

Industry veteran Scott Thomas has been named executive director of The Stayton at Museum Way, reported the community’s operating company, Addison, Texas-based Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation.

Thomas brings 20 years of experience in the hospitality and hotel industries to The Stayton, which is located in Fort Worth, Texas. Previously, Thomas worked for private country clubs and luxury hotel chains, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

“Scott’s experience in the hospitality and hotel industries will translate well to senior living because of his commitment to providing an environment full of new experiences where residents can truly enjoy life,” said Scott Collier, chairman of the board of directors for The Stayton. “We look forward to seeing the energy and ideas he brings to the team.”

Written by Carlo Calma

Companies featured in this article:

, , , , ,