Movers & Shakers: Grace Management Names SVP of Human Resources; WesleyLife’s New CFO

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Grace Management Names SVP of Human Resources

Grace Management has named Suzanne Hansmann as its new senior vice president of human resources.


In her new role, Hansmann will lead all HR functions for the senior living provider. Hansmann previously held HR leadership roles for companies in settings including medical device, dental manufacturing and retail services. She has about 25 years of HR experience overall.

WesleyLife Names New CFO

Craig Flanagan is set to be the next CFO of WesleyLife.


Flanagan, who is scheduled to begin his new role on Aug. 31, will help lead the organization’s growth and development strategy. Specifically, he will oversee financial strategy, planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, and accounting operations as the organization shifts its focus to new and existing development in Iowa and western Illinois.

Flanagan comes to WesleyLife from Mosaic, a healthcare organization offering Medicaid-funded and private-pay services.

National Church Residences Names Regional VP

National Church Residences has promoted Sabrina Ridings to the role of regional vice president in the organization’s affordable housing division.

The new role will task Ridings with overseeing properties in California, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Missouri, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio. Ridings first joined the organization in 2011, and in the time since has worked as a property manager, senior property manager and regional portfolio leader.

SRI Announces New SVP of Operations, VP of Marketing

SRI Management has announced three new additions to its corporate team, including a senior vice president of operations and a vice president of marketing.

As senior vice president of operations, Daniel Almendares will apply nearly a decade of past industry experience to his new role. Almendares has worked in a variety of capacities during that time, from administrative trainee to VP of operations.

SRI’s new vice president of marketing and communications, Dave Cone, is tasked with overseeing all of the provider’s senior housing communications, branding, messaging and marketing. Cone has 18 years of experience in communications, technology, data strategy and team management.

Additionally, Elizabeth Lehman has joined SRI’s marketing team in the newly created position of social media and visual content specialist. In that capacity, she will run SRI’s corporate social media accounts, as well as help guide the content of and engagement with the provider’s communities.

SRI also promoted Todd Filippone to the role of executive vice president.

Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Names CFO

Presbyterian SeniorCare Network has hired Todd Boslau as the organization’s new chief financial officer.

As CFO, Boslau is tasked with managing the organization’s finances. He also will serve as an officer of the organization.

Over the past 25 years, Boslau has worked for accounting companies that are now part of advisory, tax and assurance firm Baker Tilly. And, he served as the partner-in-charge of Presbyterian SeniorCare’s audits and most of its affiliate entities’ audits for many years prior, the company said.

Welltower Bolsters Board of Directors

Real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has named Diana Reid to its board of directors.

Reid comes to Welltower’s board after 12 years at PNC Financial Services. She most recently worked as an executive vice president of The PNC Financial Services Group, and as an executive of the bank’s commercial real estate business.

Cadence Announces VP of Operations for Mountain, West Regions

Cadence Living has hired Mindy Whitworth as its vice president of operations for its mountain region, and Julie Bagg as its vice president of operations for its west region.

Whitworth is tasked with overseeing Candence’s portfolio in Colorado and Utah. She has more than 25 years of experience in senior living operations, sales and marketing, most recently working as a regional vice president of operations for Milestone Communities.

Bagg, meanwhile, will oversee operations for Cadence’s portfolio on the West Coast. Before joining Cadence, Bagg spent more than 11 years of in senior living operations, sales and marketing. She most recently held regional operations and executive director roles in California with Westmont Living and Atria Senior Living.

Retirement Unlimited Appoints Regional Director of Clinical Services

Retirement Unlimited recently promoted Emily Erickson to the role of regional director of clinical services.

In her new role, Erickson will travel to all of the Virginia-based company’s communities to provide clinical oversight and direction to ensure regulatory compliance and meet residents’ needs.

Erickson has worked for Retirement Unlimited since 2016, previously as the Director of Wellness for the company’s Bay Lake Community in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Cypress Living Names VP of Sales and Marketing

Cypress Living has appointed Mike Moss as its vice president of sales and marketing.

Moss will oversee and help develop sales and marketing functions at Cypress Living and its affiliates: Cypress Cove, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC); and Cypress at Home, the organization’s home-based services divison. He previously worked as system director for physician relations and business development at Lee Health.

Integral Names Leaders in Tennessee, Pennsylvania

Integral Senior Living (ISL) has announced personnel moves at two of its senior living communities.

At its Heartis Yardley community in Yardley, Pennsylvania, ISL named Lisa Pflaumer as executive director and Patrice Martin as director of sales and marketing. The community is scheduled to open in the late fall of this year.

At South High Senior Living in Knoxville, Tennessee, ISL announced a new leadership team that includes Executive Director Helen Porter; Vibrant Life Director Maddison Boling; Generations Program Director Monica Maples; Resident Care Director Brenda Wyrick; Culinary Services Director Kevin Fields; Business Office Director Gennah Kennedy; and Building Services Director Tom Overton.

Atlas Communities in Georgia, Alabama Announce New Leadership

Two Atlas communities have new executive directors.

Ryan Mussato is now the executive director of Angels for the Elderly, an Atlas Senior Living memory care community in Montgomery, Alabama. Mussato has more than 14 years of senior living industry experience.

Additionally, Legacy Ridge at Neese Road, an Atlas Senior Living personal care home and memory care community, has named Keith Martin as its executive director, Brenton Steiger as its sales director and Racquel Williams to the role of health and wellness Director.

Ryan Companies Promotes Jordan to Regional President

Ryan Companies has promoted Bret Jordan to the role of regional president for its Northwest region. Jordan joined the company in 2017 and quickly became a key leader in promoting organizational growth and project success. Jordan began his time at Ryan Companies in 2017, when he came aboard as senior vice president and market leader for the company’s Northwest region.

United Church Homes Names Clinical Services Director

Lorelei Heineman has joined United Church Homes as its clinical services director for skilled nursing.

In that role, Heineman will lead clinical efforts for the organization’s senior housing and care communities. She will also assist with clinical processes, including basic tasks such as blood pressure checks for independent living residents, at certain United Church Homes communities.

Earlier this year, the organization hired Terry Spitznagel, senior vice president and chief growth officer; and Dan Fagan, director of population health.

Atlanta Life Plan Community Announces New CFO

Lenbrook, a life plan community in Atlanta, has chosen Leslie Dove as its new CFO and vice president of finance.

Dove has more than 30 years of experience in management, accounting and finance. She most recently worked as the CFO of Capital City Country Club.

Singh Names Executive Director, Culinary Services Manager

Singh Senior Living has named Tammy Mullins as the new executive director of a community in North Carolina and Robert McKeon as the new culinary services manager at a community in Virginia.

As executive director of Waltonwood Cotswold in Charlotte, North Carolina, Mullins will oversee the community’s daily operations and help support each department. She has more than 20 years of senior living experience.

Meanwhile, as culinary services manager at Waltonwood Ashburn in Asburn, Virginia, McKeon will help prepare healthy, flavorful dishes. He has 30 years of culinary experience, and spent the past 12 years in the in health care culinary space.

Watermark Hires Executive Chef for NYC Community

Chef Kfir Kertes has joined Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, a new $330 million senior living community planned to open this year in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

As executive chef, Kertes will oversee culinary operations, create daily and seasonal menus and collaborate with the community’s nutritionists and dietitians. He will also make create custom menus for special events, such as the community’s official opening. He also will manage hiring and training for the community’s culinary personnel.

Before joining Watermark Retirement Communities, Kertes worked as as executive chef for Rockstar Hotels, Club Quarters, and Z NYC Hotel.

Westminster Communities of Florida Rehires VP of Sales and Marketing

Westminster Communities of Florida has named Nicole DeWoolfson Muller as its new vice president of sales and marketing.

In that role, DeWoolfson Muller will lead the organization’s sales and marketing efforts for the organization, which operates 22 communities throughout Florida. Muller previously worked in the same role at Westminster between 2014 and 2018.

Anthem Names EDs in Illinois, Colorado

Anthem has named new leaders for two communities in Glenview, Illinois; and Littleton, Colorado.

Angie Erickson is now executive director of memory care community Willowbrook Place in Littleton. Erickson previously worked as sales manager and general manager of The Carillon at Belleview Station in Denver.

Anthem also appointed Caitlin Terrell as executive director of Emerald Place, an Anthem community in Glenview, Illinois. Terrell previously worked as executive director of the Jacob Healthcare Center in San Diego, California.

Springpoint Names Assistant ED, Administrator for New Jersey CCRC

Roberto Muniz is the new assistant executive director and administrator of Stonebridge at Montgomery, a CCRC affiliated with Springpoint Senior Living in Skillman, New Jersey.

In his new role, Muniz will oversee the community’s day-to-day functions and assist with planning and development. He previously worked as an assistant executive director overseeing a health care community with a 137-bed skilled nursing unit.

Wisconsin Life Plan Community Hires Admissions Coordinator

Joseph Tomasino is now the admissions coordinator at the health and rehab center of Eastcastle Place, a life plan community in Milwaukee.

Tomasino has worked in the senior care industry since 2001. He began working in admissions in 2012.

PointClickCare Announces New Board Member

PointClickCare has announced the appointment of Betsy Atkins to its board of directors.

Atkins is the current CEO of Baja Corporation, a venture capital firm focused on software, technology, energy, and healthcare.

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