Movers & Shakers: Seasons Management Names New COO, Principal

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Seasons Management Names New COO, Principal

Seasons Management has hired Dan Williams to serve as the company’s new COO and principal. In his new role, Williams will help the company fulfill its long-term growth plans.


Before joining Seasons, Williams was COO at Koelsch Communities, where he provided strategic planning as the company grew from less than 20 to more than 30 communities.

Seasons Management was founded in 1998 and has had a hand in the finance development, construction and operation of more than 250 senior housing properties.

Maplewood Senior Living Appoints Vice President of Nursing


Maplewood Senior Living recently named Stella Akopyants as its new vice president of nursing.

In her new role, Akopyants  will oversee resident care and clinical services for Maplewood’s 15 communities. She’s also tasked with assessing resident, family, and staff needs, and developing operational plans for the delivery of the senior living provider’s clinical services and programs. She also will audit communities to ensure they’re meeting company, state and regulatory standards.

Akopyants brings to the role nearly 20 years of experience. She assumes the job immediately.

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Kendal Chooses Replacement for Outgoing Leader at New York CCRC

James Antonucci Jr. was recently chosen serve as the next CEO and executive director of Kendal on Hudson, a life plan community affiliated with Kendal Corporation in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Antonucci is set to on Sept. 1 succeed Patricia Doyle, who is retiring after working as the community’s CEO since it opened in 2005.

Previously, Antonucci served as executive director of Heron’s Key, an Emerald Communities Life Plan Community in Gig Harbor, Washington. He also was executive director of The Village, a Santa Fe Senior Living rental community in Gainesville, Florida.

Benchmark Community in Massachusetts Welcomes New Executive Director

Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree, an assisted living and memory care community in Norwood, Massachusetts, has a new executive director.

Patrick Hardy is now responsible for overseeing the community’s operations and assisting prospective residents. Before joining Benchmark, Hardy oversaw Brookdale Senior Living properties in Dedham and Auburn, Massachusetts.

Hardy also was a portfolio administrator for State Street, a financial services firm in Boston. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

HRA Community Appoints Director of Hospitality

Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA) has named Ke’o Velasquez as director of hospitality for HarborChase of the Park Cities, a newly opened senior living community in Dallas.

Velasquez is trained in the culinary arts, having most recently worked as an executive sous chef at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. In his new role, he will prepare dishes for residents that include chicken breasts, pork chops, jeweled wild rice and apple ginger compote. He will also incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into each meal, along with herbs grown at the community.

HarborChase of the Park Cities has formal, private and casual dining settings. The community also has food theme nights, where residents can eat sushi, tacos or pasta.

HarborChase of the Park Cities is owned by Silverstone Healthcare Company, and operated by HRA.

Milwaukee CCRC Hires New Director of Hospitality

Carlos Matos is the new director of hospitality at Eastcastle Place, a life plan community managed by Life Care Services in Milwaukee.

As the director of hospitality, Matos is tasked with looking after the community’s dining services, which includes crafting menus and. He will also help achieve cleanliness and sanitation standards along with hiring and training people for the department.

Leo A Daly Promotes Rodebaugh to Lead Senior Living Division

Planning, architecture, engineering and interiors firm Leo A Daly recently promoted Michael Rodebaugh to lead its senior living design practice in the Southeast U.S.

In his new role, Rodebaugh will oversee design and business development for the firm’s senior living design practice throughout the region. He will lead a design team out of Leo A Daly’s West Palm Beach, Florida, office. Rodebaugh has 17 years of experience, and joined Leo A Daly in 2002. Before that, he focused on theatrical design at Zeidler Partnership.

Rodebaugh is currently the designer and project manager for the 215-unit Alton CCRC in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, as well the second phase of Sinai Residences community in Boca Raton, Florida.

Written by Tim Regan

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