Movers & Shakers: New Trilogy COO; Westmont Appoints CFO

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Trilogy Health Services Announces New COO, Board Member

Trilogy Health Services has announced that Todd Mehaffey is its new COO, and Pattie Dale Tye is its newest board of directors member.

As COO, Mehaffey is tasked with overseeing day-to-day operations for Trilogy’s more than 110 communities. He also is responsible for achieving the company’s operating strategies and mission.


Mehaffey has about 25 years of experience supporting older adults. Before joining Trilogy, he held leadership roles with organizations in Kentucky, Florida, and in the mid-Atlantic.

Trilogy also named Pattie Dale Tye as the newest member of its board of directors. In that capacity, Tye will help guide the company’s business strategy. Tye’s past experience includes working as president, COO, and district leader for public and privately held companies.

Westmont Living Appoints CFO

Westmont Living has appointed Jason Ballow as its new CFO.


Ballow, who has spent about 20 years in the finance and commercial real estate sectors, officially joined the provider in November. Before joining Westmont, he worked as vice president of development for Dallas-based Trammell Crow.

Sabra Expands Board of Directors With New Member

Sabra Health Care REIT (NASDAQ: SBRA)’s board of directors has appointed Ann Kono as a new member. The move expands the board from nine members to 10.

Kono is the CEO and founder of Leda Advisory Group, a management consulting firm that advises startup companies on growth and scale. She has more than 20 years of experience in the finance industry overall.

Discovery Appoints Director of Memory Care Programs

Discovery Senior Living has appointed Dawn Platt to the newly created role of director of memory care programs.

Platt’s new position will task her with managing the company’s Shine memory care program. She will also work to continue to advance memory care initiatives at Discovery’s communities.

Platt previously worked at Legend Senior Living, where she held various positions during her 12 years there. During that time, she managed the provider’s bio-feedback robotic therapy using Paro devices and its neuroplasticity therapeutic programming.

Legacy Promotes Gibson to VP of Operations

Legacy Senior Living has promoted Jason Gibson to the role of vice president of operations.

The promotion expands the scope of Gibson’s role and tasks him with overseeing the organization’s 14 senior living communities in the Southeast.

Gibson first joined Legacy as an operations specialist, and most recently worked as regional director of operations. He has spent about 26 years in the senior living industry overall.

Dominion Names Wellness VP

Dominion Senior Living recently hired Rick Kral as vice president of wellness.

In his new role, Kral will oversee and guide the company’s wellness initiative while managing the planning, direction and implementation of wellness programming, policies and procedures.

Kral has more than 10 years of experience in the senior living industry. He previously held roles such as divisional vice president of care services with Enlivant; vice president of clinical services and director of risk for Vanguard Healthcare; and regional director of clinical services with Life Care Centers of America.

Cypress Living Names VP of Clinical Services

Cypress Living has promoted Louisa Cannamela to the role of vice president of clinical services.

As VP of clinical services, Cannamela will develop clinical policies, procedures, and processes for the organization. She is the former director of nursing of home care for Cypress at Home.

Solvere Announces New Regional VP

Solvere Living has hired Lori Silinskie to work as its new regional vice president.

Silinskie, who has spent more than 30 years in the senior living sector, previously owned her own senior housing management and consulting firm.

Claiborne Adds Two to Management Team

Claiborne Senior Living has added Cory Rogers and Amber Thomas to its corporate management team.

Rogers, who is the company’s new regional director of operations, is now responsible for communities in Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana. He previously worked with Enlivant Senior Living.

Thomas, meanwhile, is joining the company as a regional nurse consultant. She has nearly a decade of management experience in health care, and previously worked as regional director of resident care and nursing at Cedarhurst Senior Living.

New York Community Names New CEO

Longview, a senior living community in Ithaca, New York, has named Paul Phillips as its new CEO. The appointment is effective on Jan. 11.

Philips is slated to replace Mark Macera, the community’s outgoing executive director, according to local news site

Tennessee Community Names Executive Director

Linda Shriver-Buckner is now executive director at East Ridge Residence, an independent living community in East Ridge, Tennessee.

Shriver-Buckner previously worked as the community’s sales director. East Ridge is jointly owned by Veritas Senior Living and Atlas Senior Living.

National Church Residences Community Names Executive Director

National Church Residences has hired a new executive director for a community in Florida.

Water’s Edge of Bradenton, a senior living community in Bradenton, Florida, is welcoming Delane Duncan-Ward as its new executive director. In the new role, Duncan-Ward will oversee the community’s day-to-day operations, such as its budget management, regulatory compliance, marketing activities and staff guidance.

She has more than 30 years of experience in the senior living industry, and has served as executive director and administrative officer in senior living and health care communities in central Florida.

Ohio Living Announces Two New Divisional Executive Directors

Ohio Living has appointed Leslie Belfance and Dean Palombaro as divisional executive directors.

They are tasked with managing operations at Ohio Living’s 12 life care communities. Specifically, they will help support and expand Ohio Living’s mission in current and new markets.

Singh Community in North Carolina Names Move-in Coordinator, Life Enrichment Manager

Waltonwood Cary Parkway in Cary, North Carolina, has named Sintayehu Lenahan as the community’s new independent living life enrichment manager, and Matthew Delgado as its new move-in coordinator.

Lenahan has more than two years of experience, and most recently worked in the assisted living and memory care neighborhoods at Waltonwood Cary Parkway. Delgado, meanwhile, has a background in the moving industry, and is set to help residents make a smooth transition into the community.

Acts Announces New Board Appointments

Acts Retirement has named Jim Ryan to the board of directors of Integrace, a nonprofit representing three Acts affiliate communities in Maryland; and named Dr. Gene Lammers to its board of directors at Westminster Village, an Acts affiliate community in Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Ryan is a resident of Acts community Buckingham’s Choice, where he serves as president of the community’s resident association. Lammer currently works as medical director at Mercy Life of Alabama. He also works as an adjunct clinical professor of medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

CareOne Names Senior VP of Integrated Health Network

Toni Loyas has joined CareOne as senior vice president of integrated health network.

In her new role, Loyas is responsible for interacting with ACOs, bundle programs and hospital systems. She will also continue to work as vice chairwomen of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in Patterson, New Jersey,.

LW Consulting Expands With Two New Hires

LW Consulting has hired Annette Sanders as senior consultant and Seth Anthony as marketing and business development manager.

Sanders, a registered nurse, has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry. Her specializations include compliance, quality improvement, education, and improvement in the field of long-term care nursing.

Anthony meanwhile is tasked with finding opportunities for new long-term partnerships and managing the public image of the business. Before joining LW Consulting, he led sales and marketing efforts for an architectural firm with a focus on senior living.

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