Movers & Shakers: LCS Names CIO; SRI Management’s New Operations, Finance VP

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Vedder Joins LCS as New CIO

LCS has hired Frank Vedder as senior vice president and chief information officer.


Vedder replaces Marc Gaber, who recently left the company, LCS told SHN.

Vedder previously worked with Berkley Technology Services (BTS), a technology provider for Fortune 500 insurance entity WR Berkley Corporation. Overall, Vedder has 22 years of experience in information technology.

SRI Management Names VP of Operations and Finance


SRI Management has selected Todd Filippone to work as its vice president of operations and finance.

Filippone’s new role will task him with overseeing new construction and development as well as transitioning communities as SRI acquires them. He also will provide operational support for the company’s current portfolio.

Currently, SRI is poised to buy, break ground on or open about a dozen new communities throughout Florida and the Southeast in the upcoming months.

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Atlas Senior Living Promotes Covar to Executive Vice President

Atlas Senior Living has announced the promotion of Marcus Covar to the role of executive vice president.

Covar, who previously worked as vice president of operations and joined Atlas in 2013, will now oversee and support all of the provider’s operations.

Atlas Senior Living owns and operates 11 communities in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Legacy Pointe Names Executive Director

Legacy Pointe at UCF, a senior living community under development in Oviedo, Florida, has named Dr. James Wells as its executive director.

Wells will be responsible for overseeing the community’s operations. He previously worked as president and CEO of Canterbury Court, a senior living community in Atlanta.

Workers are expected to break ground on the community in the fall of 2019, with an opening date set for 2021.

LCB Announces Executive Director for Massachusetts Community

LCB Senior Living has appointed Ellen Adams to the role of executive director at Residence at Orchard Grove, a newly opened community with 80 apartments in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

Adams spent 25 years in the nursing and senior living industry prior to her most recent appointment.

Senior Star Community Welcomes Two New Staffers in Cincinnati

The Kenwood by Senior Star, a senior living community in Cincinnati, has hired Erin Lawry as the coordinator of community relations and Abe Quintero as the administrator of health services.

Lawry will help foster community among residents and neighbors while leading marketing. Quintero, meanwhile, will oversee hospitality services, amenities and programs.

Lawry previously worked as a representative of provider relations for Crossroads Hospice. Quintero comes to Senior Star from Pristine Senior Living, where he served in an administrative role.

Newmark Knight Frank Hires Senior Housing Finance Veterans

Global commercial real estate advisory firm Newmark Knight Frank has hired Heidi Brunet and Lisa Lautner as executive managing directors in a move aimed at growing its health care and senior housing platform.

Brunet and Lautner have nearly 40 years of combined experience, and most recently worked as senior housing debt and structured finance originators at Berkadia. The duo will both work alongside vice chairmen Ryan Maconachy and Chad Lavender; Senior Managing Director Dave Fasano; and managing directors Ross Sanders and Sarah Anderson.

Enquire Grows Senior Living, Post-Acute Footprint With New Hires

Enquire Solutions, a provider of cloud-based CRM, marketing automation and contact center solutions for senior living and post-acute companies, has hired Robbie Redlin as chief strategy officer and Delaine Blazek as vice president of sales.

Redlin formerly worked as national director of strategic planning and analysis at Golden Living, while Blazek is formerly the vice president of North American sales at Oneview Healthcare.

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