Movers & Shakers: Summit Vista’s CEO; LCB Senior Living Names Marketing Director

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Utah Community Names CEO, Chief Marketing Officer

The investors behind Summit Vista have officially designated Mark Erickson as CEO and Kelly Ornberg as chief marketing officer of the new life plan community in Taylorsville, Utah.

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Erickson has led Summit Vista since 2015. And in her new role, Ornberg will continue to promote the community while overseeing logistical management with new residents.

The community’s three investors are iStar, Solamere Capital and Gardner Company. And Utah might not be the only Summit Vista location: the community’s leaders are looking at possible expansion options in the U.S. Midwest, Southwest and East.

LCB Appoints Marketing Director for Forthcoming Massachusetts Community

LCB Senior Living has announced that Jenifer Dalton Hoffman will work as sales and marketing director of the Residence at Penniman Hill, a senior living community slated to open next year in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Hoffman has 25 years of sales and marketing experience. Previously, she worked as director of sales and marketing for Bridges by EPOCH, also located in Hingham.

The community will offer amenities for residents such as anytime dining, a fitness center, housekeeping, engagement programs and a parking garage.

Integral Picks Sales and Marketing Director in Seattle

Maple Leaf Assisted Living and Memory Care, an Integral Senior Living community in Seattle, has appointed Renee Spingola as its next director of sales and marketing.

Spingola will now oversee sales and marketing activities and work with new prospective residents and their loved ones. She has more than a decade of sales and marketing experience, including in business-to-business communications and community outreach.

North Carolina Life Plan Community Names New Wellness Manager

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge has promoted Kelli Huggins to the role of wellness manager at Grace Ridge, a life plan community in Morganton, North Carolina.

In her new role, Huggins will manage resident programs and activities, such as tai chi and yoga classes. She is also tasked with developing and maintaining all of the community’s wellness objectives, standards and policies.

Huggins has worked at Grace Ridge for 12 years in total.

Integrace Hires Director of Colleague Development in Maryland

Integrace Copper Ridge has hired Vicky Brock as director of colleague development.

Brock is now tasked with continuing education opportunities to help her colleagues at the community grow and develop in their respective jobs.

Brock, who has more than 10 years of clinical and management experience, previously worked as an integrated nurse case manager at AMI. Before that, she worked as a director of nursing services for Mosaic Clinic, and as a neonatal intensive care nurse for Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Wingate Hires Dining Director in Massachusetts

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place, a senior living community in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has named James Burden dining director.

Burden formerly worked as an executive chef for Mission Restaurant Group, and spent time as a food service officer for the U.S. Coast Guard. His experience also spans such restaurants and food service operations as Jacob’s Pillow, Brix Wine Bar, Mezze Bistro and Mezze Catering.

Elder Care Alliance Names Dementia-Inclusive Communities Director

Nonprofit Elder Care Alliance has named Sadie Harmon as its new dementia-inclusive communities director.

In her new job, she will organize six dementia-inclusive art experiences throughout the city of San Francisco. Harmon has experience as a program director for a community-based arts organization and a teaching artist and life enrichment coordinator for assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing communities.

Supported by a grant from the San Francisco Foundation, Elder Care’s Dementia-Inclusive Communities initiative is meant to help fight ageism and other stigmas by giving residents access to arts and culture.

Willow Valley Communities Charitable Foundation Welcomes Executive Director

Jeffrey Kenderdine is set to take the reins at the Willow Valley Communities Charitable Foundation on Jan. 2, 2019.

In his new role, Kenderdine will manage the foundation, which was established earlier this year as a way to fund new  initiatives for residents of Willow Valley Communities and in surrounding Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Specifically, he will tap his background in fund development, capital campaigns, major gifts and grassroots fundraising to help lead the charitable organization.

Written by Tim Regan

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