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SantaFe Senior Living Appoints Regional Director of Sales and Marketing

SantaFe Senior Living has named Anthony Alongi as its new regional director of sales and marketing.


In his new role, Alongi is responsible for developing marketing and sales strategies for the nonprofit’s three senior living communities: The Village at Gainesville in Gainesville; The Terraces at Bonita Springs in Bonita Springs; and East Ridge at Cutler Bay near Miami.

Previously, Alongi served as the associate executive director at The Terraces at Bonita Springs, where he oversaw management of more than 250 residents and 200 associates. He has also served in the role of director of operations at the community level.

SantaFe is ranked the 62nd largest not-for-profit senior living organization in the U.S. by total units, according to the 2017 LeadingAge Ziegler 150.


Charter Senior Living Names Executive Director for Tennessee Community

Charter Senior Living has named Roger L. Peden II as executive director of Charter Senior Living of Hermitage, its independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Hermitage, Tennessee.

Peden has worked in a variety of roles in the senior housing industry over the last 13 years. Most recently, Roger was the executive director of Marsh’s Edge, a continual care retirement community (CCRC) on St. Simons Island in Georgia.

Recently, Peden became a certified director of assisted living by the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC).

Arizona Life Plan Community Promotes New Director of Admissions

Nancy Jameson has been named director of admissions for Desert Willow, the new assisted living center under construction to open this fall at Sagewood, a 316-residence life plan community in Phoenix, Arizona.

Jameson has been with Sagewood for nearly six years, previously serving as a residency sales counselor. Her past experience also includes managing an assisted living facility. In her new role, she will be responsible for the admissions program for Desert Willow.

Life Care Services and Westminster Funds are the joint-venture partners of Sagewood.

LifeSpire of Virginia Elects New Trustee

LifeSpire of Virginia has elected Sara Marchello to its board of trustees, the nonprofit senior living provider announced.

Marchello, who lives in Hampton, Virginia, is associate provost and university registrar with the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. She is also a member of several professional associations and non-profit boards in the Hampton area.

LifeSpire is a regional senior living nonprofit that owns and operates four life plan communities in the state.

Active Adult Community Adds Three Team Members

Noble’s Pond, a community for active adults in Dover, Delaware, has bolstered its workforce with three new hires. The community hired Jeffrey Foust as manager, Katherine Houchins-Holsclaw as design consultant and Megan Donahue as housing consultant.

Foust has worked with buyers and sellers throughout his real estate career, and will aid homebuyers. Houchins-Holsclaw is an interior designer who will work with current and potential Noble’s Pond residents to customize their new homes. Donahue is a sales consultant with more than 20 years of experience and will help prospective residents select home models.

Noble’s Pond is located on 300 acres of farmland just outside Dover, and has amenities such as a clubhouse, a outdoor pool, bocce courts, a putting green, tennis and pickle ball courts, a five-acre pond with a pier and observation deck, walking trails and a community garden.

Welltower Names Head of Outpatient Medical and Real Estate Services

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) on Tuesday announced that Keith Konkoli plans to join the Toledo, Ohio-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) as senior vice president – real estate services. Konkoli will succeed Mike Noto, who recently announced he plans to retire after 17 years with the company.

In his new role, Konkoli will lead Welltower’s outpatient medical portfolio, whic is presently made up of 17 million square feet in top markets and is 95% health system-affiliated.

Konkoli joins Welltower with a background in health care real estate development and management. For instance, he led Duke Realty Corporation’s $3 billion health care division as executive vice president, healthcare, during which time he was responsible for all of the company’s U.S. operations.

Written by Tim Regan

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