Movers & Shakers: Argentum Announces LCS CEO As Chair; Erickson Senior Living Promotes EDs

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Erickson Senior Living Communities Name New Executive Directors

Two Erickson Senior Living Communities recently promoted two longtime staff members to lead their respective communities in Pompton Plains, New Jersey and Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

Cedar Crest senior living community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey recently named Kristen Compton as executive director for the Erickson Senior Living-owned community.


Compton worked at Cedar Crest since 2017 as an associate executive director where she helped facilitate various projects and improve operations. Before joining the Cedar Crest leadership team, Compton held administrator positions at CareOne and Genesis Healthcare, helping both organizations achieve 5-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Towson University in Maryland and a master’s degree in theology and healing science from New Mexico Theological Seminary.

The company also announced the promotion of Jennifer McNamara as executive director to the Seabrook senior living community after more than 18 years of service with Erickson Senior Living. McNamara previously was named associate executive director in 2017. McNamara started her career at Seabrook in 2003 as a social work intern.


She is now a licensed clinical social worker and a certified assisted living administrator. McNamara holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and a master’s in social work from Rutgers University.

Argentum Selects Board Chairman

Senior living trade organization Argentum recently named Joel Nelson, president and CEO of LCS, as the new chairman of the Argentum Board of Directors. Most recently, he served as co-chair of the group’s public policy committee.

Nelson’s 35-year career with LCS included serving as chief development officer and chief operating officer before being named CEO in 2018. As president and CEO, he is tasked with guiding operations and strategy for the company’s portfolio of over 130 communities.

Nelson will succeed outgoing chair Pat Mulloy, president and CEO of Sharp’s Compliance, Inc.

Banking Team To Serve Healthcare Industry in New Roles

New York-based Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY) announced the launch of a new business line with a nine-person Healthcare Banking and Finance (HBF) team that will provide lending services while garnering deposits of clients in the sector.

Leading the new business and HBF team is Matthew T. Huber, recently named Senior Vice President and Managing Group Director, and he brings over 25 years of healthcare banking experience into his new role.

Others named to the new team include:

  • Walter Unangst, named Senior Vice President and Group Director at Signature Bank
  • Ken Jamison, appointed Senior Vice President and Group Director
  • Patricia Quint, now Senior Vice President and Group Director
  • Ryan Zyskowski, appointed Vice President and Relationship Manager
  • Liam Ryan, a Vice President and Loan Portfolio Manager for Signature Bank
  • Kristin Maier, named Assistant Vice President and Associate Loan Portfolio Manager.

Also appointed was Doreen Schafer, appointed Vice President and Loan Administration Manager.

Signature Bank currently operates 38 private client offices across four states with subsidiaries including Signature Financial LLC, and Signature Securities Group Corporation.

Bridge Senior Living Promotes ED, Create New Role

Bridge Senior Living announced Katharine Anderson was promoted to Vice President of marketing and digital strategy and Karen Ingram moved to a new role of VP of sales support and customer experience.

Ingram joined Bridge Senior Living’s executive team in May 2021 as senior executive director and operations/sales specialist, most recently serving as a regional vice president of sales and marketing. She previously was part of the community leadership teams at Summer Village in Auburn, Alabama.

Ingram earned a bachelor’s degree in health services administration from Auburn University, a Nursing Home Administrator license and a Category II Assisted Living Administrator license.

Anderson joined Bridge Senior Living in early 2021 as digital marketing and communications director following her work as a luxury account manager for Marriott International. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising from Florida Gulf Coast University and a Hospitality and Tourism Management Certification from Florida Atlantic University.

Orlando, Florida-based Bridge Senior Living operates 34 communities across 16 states.

CarePredict Names Former Sunrise CEO to Board

CarePredict, a digital health company, announced former Sunrise Senior Living CEO Chris Winkle was named to the company’s board of directors.

Winkle brings over 20 years of senior living and health care experience. Winkle previously served as CEO and COO at Sunrise, a company that operates 280 senior living communities in the U.S. and Canada. Previously Winkle was the CEO of MedQuest and Mariner Healthcare.

He is currently on the Board of Direct Supply and previously served on the Board of Directors at Argentum, a senior living trade organization.

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