Movers & Shakers: Grace Management’s New Dining Director; Isakson Living Hires Neurologist, Names HR Leader

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Grace Management Adds National Dining Director

Grace Management recently named Max Rasquinha as national director of dining services.

In his new role, Rasquinha will provide direction, support, and training for all Grace Management dining services throughout its senior living communities.


Rasquinha comes from the hospitality industry, where he worked for more than 25 years. He also previously worked in the senior living industry as an executive director and area director.

Isakson Living Hires Neurologist, Names HR Director

Sonya Marsh is taking a leadership role as director of human resources of Isakson Living. The company also hired neurologist Dr. Joash Lazarus to work on staff at its Park Springs Life Plan Community and Peachtree Hills Place properties.

Marsh is a 15-year human resources veteran, and at Isakson she is tasked with recruiting, retaining and developing workers.


As an on-staff neurologist, Lazarus will provide services such as educational seminars, neurological evaluations, and individualized prescriptive programs that may include medications, therapies or other supportive living strategies.

Health Dimensions Group Hires VP of Sales and Marketing

Senior living management and consulting firm Health Dimensions Group announced Stephanie Signore as its new executive vice president of sales, marketing, and communications.

Signore is a 20-year senior living industry veteran who most recently served as a director of sales and marketing for 33 skilled nursing and assisted living centers in the Midwest.

Integral Senior Living Names Regional Sales Director

Integral Senior Living named Jessie Wiens to the position of regional manager of sales and marketing and Tara Wietor to the position of national director of project management.

Wiens comes to the ISL corporate team after working as director of sales and marketing at Sage Spring Senior Living. She has more than 10 years of project management experience in the senior living industry overall.

New EVP and Chief of Staff at Bridge Housing

San Francisco-based affordable housing nonprofit Bridge Housing named Thuong Luong as executive vice president and chief of staff.

Luong’s responsibilities are slated to include oversight of real estate development, portfolio and asset management, property management, and day-to-day leadership.

Prior to joining Bridge , Luong was chief investment officer of Gehr Hospitality. She is set to assume her new responsibilities on Jan. 31.

Engal Burman Names CFO of Development Division

Engel Burman announced William Stelma will serve as CFO of the company’s development division, replacing Andrew Levy who will be named financial advisor emeritus.

The transition will take place in the coming months, according to a press release.

Standard Communities Names New Director of Capital Markets

Standard communities has promoted Jessica McKenzie to the position of senior director of capital markets.

McKenzie joined Standard Communities in 2019 and has since arranged the financing of over 30 transitions with a total capitalization of $1.5 billion, according to the company

Sherpa CRM Co-founder Begins New Chapter

David Smith recently announced that he is stepping away from day-to-day duties at Sherpa CRM.

Smith founded Sherpa CRM, a sales platform for senior living, eight years ago with Alex Fisher.

In his new chapter, he is working as executive producer on a feature-length documentary about emotions that older adults face. He also is continuing in his role as co-founder and owner of The Gatesworth Communities, a network of senior living communities in St. Louis.

OneDay Hires VP of Sales, Director of Product Management

OneDay has named Dan Dionne as vice president of sales and Ryan Gray as director of product management.

Dionne most recently held the position of sales director for the online automotive marketplace CarGurus. Gray has 14 years of experience, and previously worked at KPMG as the director of digital consulting.

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