Movers & Shakers: American Healthcare REIT Promotes COO; Civitas Community Welcomes Director

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American Healthcare REIT Promotes New Executive

Irvine, California-based American Healthcare REIT announced the promotion of Gabriel M. Willhite as chief operating officer (COO), the company said in a news release.

Willhite joined the company six years ago when it was founded and worked his way up the ranks since 2016 from senior vice president, assistant general counsel before being named executive vice president, general counsel in 2020, and subsequently being appointed as executive vice president, general counsel of the newly formed American Healthcare REIT in 2021.


He also played a role in assisting the transaction between Trilogy Investors that led to the formation of American Healthcare REIT.

Prior to joining the company, he served as legal counsel for Sabal Financial Group LP overseeing acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, dispositions and strategic workout transactions.

Willhite replaces Mathieu B. Streiff as COO and Streiff will continue as an executive vice president for the remainder of the year before stepping down from his position.


American Healthcare REIT has a portfolio of healthcare real estate assets totaling approximately 19 million square feet, with a gross investment value of approximately $4.2 billion. As of March 31, 2022, its international portfolio includes 313 buildings comprising medical office buildings, senior living communities, skilled nursing facilities, and other real estate-related investments across 36 states and the United Kingdom.

Civitas Senior Living Community Welcomes Executive Director

The Harvest of Roanoke in Roanoke, Texas, an assisted living and memory care community, recently welcomed its new executive director Ruth Cherop.

She was previously executive director at another Civitas community in Weatherford before joining the Roanoke team. Cherop first joined the senior living industry in 2007 and has been part of Civitas since 2019.

The Springs Adds Community Executive Director

The Springs at Carman Oaks in Lake Oswego, Oregon announced that Donna Fuller-Archer has been appointed as executive director of the community.

She brings over a decade of senior living experience to her new role, most recently serving as an administrator of Marjorie House Memory Care, a dementia care community in McMinnville, Oregon. Fuller-Archer’s experience includes previously leading The Springs Living community in The Dalles, Oregon where she ran The Springs at Mill Creek for over five years as executive director.

The Springs Living owns and operates 18 senior living communities in Oregon and Montana, offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. Two additional communities are under development in Happy Valley, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington.

Dominion Senior Living Hires New Director

Kentucky-based Dominion Senior Living of Frankfort recently hired Karole Hamilton as executive director.

Hamilton comes to the community with over 25 years of multi-state experience in health care as an executive director and operations consultant for senior living communities of all sizes and asset classes.

The community offers personal care, memory care and respite services for seniors in the Frankfort, Kentucky area.

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