Movers & Shakers: Jewish HomeLife Names CEO; Frontier Bolsters Executive Team

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Jewish HomeLife Names New CEO

Atlanta-based senior living provider Jewish HomeLife COO Jeffrey A. Gopen was appointed president and CEO following the retirement of longtime CEO Harley Tabak earlier this month.

The move follows the announcement in January that Tabak would step down in April, becoming the CEO Emeritus, before fully retiring at the end of 2022 after 18 years with the organization.


At different times during his tenure as COO, Gopen served as Interim Executive Director of the organization’s two assisted living communities, its home care agency and its skilled nursing and rehab center.

Frontier Management Makes Executive Promotions

Portland-based Frontier Management LLC announced four promotions of staff to executive-level roles within the company.

Peter Chen was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Chen will continue to lead Frontier’s accounting.


Matthew Dunham was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer. Dunham will continue to lead Frontier’s legal, risk management and human resources divisions.

Kandice Alcorn, RN was promoted to Chief Clinical and Operating Officer. Alcorn will continue to lead Frontier’s compliance, licensing, policy, and clinical programs and will also serve the company’s operational leaders.

Kathy Swann was promoted to Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer. Swann and her team will continue to drive Frontier’s sales and marketing programs and strategies, social media, promotional and advertising campaigns.

Sienna Makes Leadership Change

Sienna Senior Living announced Karen Hon, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will leave the Ontario, Canada-based company effective April 18 to pursue other leadership opportunities, the company said.

In the meantime, Sienna named Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Services David Hung as CFO and executive vice president.

Hung has been a member of the Sienna leadership team for close to seven years, having led multiple areas within the finance and corporate services function.

Sienna’s senior living portfolio includes independent living, assisted living, long-term care, and specialized programs with 12,000 employees.

Longtime Senior Living Exec Appointed CEO at Sharps

Houston, Texas-based Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ: SMED) announced the appointment of longtime senior living executive W. Patrick Mulloy as president and CEO. Mulloy succeeds David P. Tusa, who resigned from the role on April 1. The change comes as Sharps looks to grow a larger share of the long-term care market.

Mulloy has served as a director of the Company since February 2021. He has more than 20 years of experience in the senior housing and long-term care industry, having led three senior housing companies. Most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer of Elmcroft Senior Living, a provider of assisted and independent living, with over 80 communities in 18 states, which he led from its founding in 2006 through early 2018.

He also serves as vice chair of University of Louisville Health Inc.; director at Assembly Healthcare, which provides technology-enabled products and services to long-term care communities; director at Republic Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCAA); and board chair of Argentum, the country’s leading trade association representing senior living operators and capital providers.

McGriff Adds Producer to Bolster Senior Living Team

National insurance broker McGriff has hired Michael Welz as a producer in the organization’s senior living division in Pennsylvania.

With nearly 15 years of experience in insurance and financial services, including investment advisory expertise, Welz joins McGriff from another national broker where he served as a consultant/producer based in Philadelphia. He previously served as director of Investor Relations at Verdis Investment Management.

The firm’s coverages include commercial property and casualty, corporate bonding and surety services, cyber, management liability, captives and alternative risk transfer programs, small business, employee benefits, title insurance, personal lines, and life and health.

Cypress Cove Welcomes Facilities Director

CCRC community Cypress Cove in Fort Myers, Florida has named Scott Berry as director of facilities following the retirement of Facilities Director Peter Haight.

Berry has past experience in facility management, including building construction, property maintenance, risk assessment, and quality assurance.

Berry will provide direction and management in all areas of the interior and exterior of Cypress Cove’s facilities and campus. Berry will serve as the campus wide safety consultant and provide oversight of all maintenance, construction and renovation projects and ensure proper maintenance of the budgets for them. He is responsible for the management of the supervisors over maintenance, environmental services, transportation and security.

Carroll Lutheran Village Welcomes New ED

CLV recently announced Scott Edens as its new executive director. Edens provides leadership oversight of day-to-day operations; including following federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards governing long-term care facilities; and ensuring residents living in the life-plan community receive excellent care and outstanding customer service.

With over 30 years of diverse senior living experience, Edens has planned and coordinated renovation projects for two health care campuses, led three regions of 28 skilled nursing facilities, planned and directed an improvement process to increase admissions at four healthcare centers, trained supervisory personnel at 24 nursing centers, started and developed a sub-acute rehabilitation unit at a health care facility, and managed a 238-unit CCRC.

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