Movers & Shakers: LCS Names Chief HR Officer; Allegro Creates VP of Lifestyle Role

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LCS Names New Chief Human Resources Officer

LCS has hired Monica Friedman as senior vice president and chief human resources officer.


In her new role, Friedman will lead the company’s human resources department, which is accountable for 23,000 employees across 32 states. She will report to LCS President and CEO Joel Nelson.

Friedman, who has more than 20 years of human resources experience, previously worked as senior vice president of human resources for Nationwide. She is slated to officially join LCS on Nov. 12.

Friedman currently serves on several boards, including United Way of Central Iowa, Mercy Hospital Des Moines and Business Education Alliance. She is also a past honoree for the Des Moines Business Record’s Women of Influence, and was an appointee to the Governor’s Regional Workforce Investment Board.


Allegro Senior Living Creates New Vice President of Lifestyle Role

Allegro Senior Living has welcomed Mariola Dosey into the newly created role of vice president of lifestyle.

Under the new title, one of Dosey’s main responsibilities will be to enrich the activities and resident experiences that Allegro offers to its residents. Overall, the senior living provider is investing in platforms to improve communication between associates and families, events and new technology that would assist in planning and organizing event calendars and internal resident communication.

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Dosey arrives in her new role with plenty of experience in the senior care industry. She holds a master’s degree in gerontology, and has worked in such care settings as in-home health care, adult day, assisted living and memory care. Previously, she has helped with the start-up and development process of senior communities.

Springpoint Names First Director of Hospitality and Customer Engagement

Springpoint Senior Living has appointed Michael Tuccillo to the newly-created role of director of hospitality and customer engagement.

As a newly minted director, he will develop programs and training initiatives meant to inspire and engage the organization’s emploees. He also will oversee improvements in service delivery, with a focus on building engagement and satisfaction at Springpoint’s 27 communities and affiliate organizations in New Jersey and Delaware.

Tuccillo brings to his new job more than 20 years of experience managing teams in senior living, hospitality and health care sectors.

WellAge Names Wellness Director for Forthcoming Community in Colorado

WellAge has named Staci Stang as its wellness director for Jackson Creek Senior Living, a community slated to open next month in Monument, Colorado.

In the new role, Stang will oversee the 137-unit community’s health and wellness services. Her overal goal will be to help residents of the community navigate their healthcare needs. Jackson Creek with have nursing staff available around the clock.

Stang has worked in a variety of health settings for more than 20 years, including as an emergency and trauma nurse for the U.S. Army Reserve. Previously, she worked for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Madigan Army Hospital and Multi-Care, all of which are located in Tacoma, Washington.

Tutera VP and Chief Compliance Officer Elected President of the Missouri Health Care Association

Mike Levitt, vice president and chief compliance officer for Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, has been elected president of the Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA). He previously served two terms as MHCA vice president.

Levitt, who is a licensed nursing home administrator, also serves as the President of the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators, a position which he took in 2011 after an appointment from Missouri’s then-governor, Jay Nixon.

The MHCA is Missouri’s largest association of licensed, long-term, residential and assisted living providers.

Written by Tim Regan

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