Senior living veteran Justin Dickinson is leaving his leadership post at Pathway to Living and rejoining former employer Anthology Senior Living to become the company’s president.
With the leadership change, the senior living executive is rejoining his former employer, Anthology, which manages, develops, acquires and operates communities as an affiliate of Chicago-based real estate developer CA.
Dickinson joined Waterton, which has a controlling stake in Pathway to Living, in 2021.
After helping the operator navigate some of the most turbulent days of the Covid-19 pandemic, he ascended to the executive vice president role at the Chicago-based senior living operator earlier this year.
Before that, he worked as senior vice president, handling senior housing acquisitions and investments for CA and its Anthology affiliate. He spent more than five years with the company overall.
Dickinson shared the news on Wednesday in a post on LinkedIn. A representative for CA declined to elaborate on the move, and a representative for Waterton was not immediately available for comment.
Anthology’s senior housing portfolio comprises 42 communities in 16 states. The operator earlier this month announced plans for an IL-focused senior living community in Edmunds, Washington, representing the sixth senior housing development the company has started in the past year.
Dickinson is stepping into a role last filled by Michael Berman, who last December began working both as president and CFO of the company. Dickinson also succeeds Ben Burke, who vacated the role of president last year.
Earlier this year, Burke launched Headwaters Group, a senior living company based in Denver focused on active adult, middle-market communities.
The senior living industry has seen a year of executive turnover in 2022, and that trend is continuing with Dickinson’s move. Other recent announcements include LCS COO Chris Bird’s promotion to president earlier this month, Doug Dollenberg’s move to CEO of Brightview Senior Living in September and Brandon Ribar’s rise to CEO of Sonida Senior Living (NYSE: SNDA) in August.