Movers & Shakers: Cadence Senior Living, New Perspective Senior Living

Cadence Senior Living Welcomes Nathan as VP of Sales and Marketing

Cadence Senior Living has named Allyson Nathan as its new vice president of sales and marketing.

In her new role, Nathan will lead the sales and marketing initiatives of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based senior living provider, to grow its portfolio of senior living communities across Arizona and California.


She brings more than 23 years of sales and marketing leadership to Cadence. Prior to joining the company, she was corporate director of marketing at Phoenix-based Retirement Community Specialists (RCS) and IPA Management where she oversaw the development and implementation of the marketing, branding and lease-up strategies for the firm’s senior living and multifamily portfolios.

She also held tenure at Alterra Healthcare, Silverado Senior Living, CareMatrix and Senior Living Associates, as well as Nathan Marketing, LLC, a senior industry marketing firm.

Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) Appoints New President/CEO, Board Members


The board of directors of Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) has appointed Joe Anderson its new president and CEO of the company. The Addison, Texas-based non-profit organization is a sponsor and operator of life care retirement communities.

In his new position, Anderson will represent the board to its six communities, including Edgemere (Dallas), The Buckingham (Houston), Querencia at Barton Creek (Austin), Mirador (Corpus Christi), The Stayton at Museum Way (Fort Worth), and The Barrington of Carmel (Indianapolis).

Further, Anderson will oversee Seniority, Inc., the company’s wholly-owned management subsidiary, which will perform the day-to-day management for the communities.

Anderson continues as chairman of the SQLC Foundation, the company’s charitable subsidiary. Anderson, who has served as chairman of the SQLC board of directors since 2013, has stepped down as board chair but will continue as an ex-officio member.

Scott Collier, who previously served as vice chairman, has been named chairman of the SQLC board. Collier has been on the board since 2014 and is a managing partner of commercial real estate management company Jones Lang LaSalle in Dallas.

Bernie Francis has been named vice chairman of the SQLC board. Serving on the board since 2002, Francis is the owner of Business Control Systems and First-Class Caregivers, Inc.

McGraw Assumes HR Role for New Perspective Senior Living

Minneapolis-based New Perspective Senior Living has welcomed Tracy McGraw as vice president of human resources.

In her new position McGraw will be responsible for co-managing the planning and implementation of human resources functions across the organization.

McGraw specializes in human resources for the health care industry. In her most recent role, she served as director of human resources for Bluestone Physician Services, a primary care provider, where she was responsible for the creation and oversight of the company’s first human resources department.

McGraw earned her master’s degree in human resources management from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. She holds three professional certifications: Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), and is a Six Sigma Certified Green Belt.

Balfour at Riverfront Park Welcomes New Executive Director

Balfour at Riverfront Park, a senior living community located in downtown Denver, has appointed Shane Brown as the community’s new executive director.

Brown has more than ten years of experience in the senior living industry, most recently serving as the executive director at Legacy at Forest Ridge in San Antonio, Texas.

Brown has worked in the senior living industry since 2006, serving in a variety of important roles, including admissions and marketing. In the last eight years, he has been an executive director at several senior living communities in Texas.

Morning Pointe Senior Living Promotes Three New Leaders

Morning Pointe Senior Living, an operator of assisted living communities and provider of memory care services based in Ooltewah, Tennessee, has made three vice president promotions at its corporate office. Each of the roles provide support to 30 Morning Pointe Senior Living communities in five states, as well as regional staff and corporate associates.

Brien Applewhite has been named senior vice president of asset management. Since 2008, Applewhite has worked closely with ownership in managing and overseeing construction, renovation and major repair projects. He holds additional experience in accounting, which will allow him to perform analytical reviews and other special accounting and operational duties. He brings 21 years of experience serving in various executive roles for a number of healthcare companies.

Lauren (Schilt) Lee, CPA, has been named vice president of business systems and analytics at Morning Pointe. She began her career at Morning Pointe in 2010 as a full-time business systems analyst. Lee has provided oversight of all major software system implementation, training and support for corporate associates, field operatives and regional executives. Among her contributions to Morning Pointe was the introduction of Yardi property management software and its expansion to nearly every department in the corporation. Before joining the company, Lee worked for financial advisory firm Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in New York City. She has been a certified public accountant since 2015 and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs.

Amy Lowry Clarke has been named vice president of corporate communications at Morning Pointe. Since 2011, Clarke oversees a team of creative and public relations specialists to support the company’s branding, strategic marketing and image across all mediums and platforms. She also manages all major events. With extensive television journalism and sales experience, Clarke has created strong relationships with local media in major metropolitan markets. She has worked as a field producer and assignment editor at KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah before landing on air as a reporter at KPVI Channel 6 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Clarke transferred to Chattanooga to accept a role as reporter at WTVC-TV NewsChannel9. She also held various marketing communications roles until joining Morning Pointe as director of corporate communications.

Written by Carlo Calma

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