Movers & Shakers: Blake Management Group, Ingleside, Erickson Living

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Former Google Executive Chef Joins Blake Management Group

Blake Management Group has hired Darin Leonardson, a former executive chef for tech giant Google, as the company’s vice president of culinary operations.


Leonardson will aim to “shake up” the senior living industry by creating resort-style culinary concepts for the senior living operator’s residents.

He previously spent four years at Google managing more than 60 employees and running kitchens in five different buildings across the tech company’s corporate campus. Before that,Leonardson was a vice president at rapid Recovery Centers.

Ingleside Names Senior Vice President of HR and Compliance


Ingleside has named named Sam Albanese as the organization’s new senior vice president of human resources and compliance.

In his new role, Albanese will lead Ingleside’s human resources organization and its corporate compliance program.

Most recently, Albanese worked as vice president and chief human resources officer for Trinity Health and Trinity Health Senior Communities, a position he held for 14 years. Overall, Albanese arrives at Ingleside with more than 30 years of experience designing HR strategic business models.

Erickson Living CCRC Names Fitness Manager

Highland Springs, an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community (CCRC), has announced the hiring of Nicole Eison as its new fitness manager.

Eison is a certified personal trainer; she is also a certified spinning instructor. She will now oversee individual and group instruction within the community’s fitness and aquatics centers.

Massachusetts Community Appoints Marketing Director

Wingate Residences at Needham in Needham, Massachusetts, has named Mary Zabian as its new marketing director.

Zabian formerly served as marketing director for Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She also has worked as communications coordinator for Canyon Ranch Lenox.

Eldermark Hires Director of Digital Strategy and Insights

Eldermark has hired Vince Naughton as its director of digital strategy and insights.

In his new job, Naughton will help with the company’s recently launched digital and social marketing agency, which is part of Eldermark’s marketing solution. He also Naughton is now responsible for driving the company’s customer experience strategy and business intelligence reporting and analytics.

He joins Eldermark with more than 25 years of experience in the fields of digital marketing and marketing technology, working for such organizations as Oracle and E2 Communications.

Written by Tim Regan

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