Movers & Shakers: EmpowerMe Wellness Bolsters Executive Staff; Allegro Senior Living Adds to Florida Team

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Allegro Senior Living hires two at Florida community

Allegro Senior Living recently named two new executives for Allegro Fort Lauderdale.

Peter Cowley will serve as the community’s executive director and Robin Evitts will serve as lead senior living advisor at the community.


The two hires comes as Allegro expands its presence in Florida with its 12th community in the Sunshine State.

Cowley comes from a hospitality and senior living background. IN the last decade, he’s worked in senior living communities in Nevada, California and Florida. Evitts returned to South Florida to work in senior living.

Allegro Fort Lauderdale offers 188 units across a 280,000 square-foot campus that offers a range of outdoor dining and entertainment options along with a salon, spa, theater and fitness/wellness center.


Ultimate Care Assisted Living Management names chief operating officer

Ultimate Care Assisted Living Management recently announced the appointment of AMy Silva-Magalhas to the post of chief operating officer (COO).

Ultimate Care Assisted Living Management manages 26 communities and manages the Bristal Assisted Living brand.

Silva-Magalhaes previously worked as senior vice president of community operations for Maplewood Senior Living. In addition to her tenure in senior living, her career has included years in hospitality management at Hilton and Marriott hotels.

Bristal Assisted Living operates 24 communities in the eastern U.S.

EmpowerMe Wellness brings on executives

St. Louis, Missouri-based EmpowerMe Wellness, a health care provider named Kenneth Hannah as chief operating officer (COO) and Carrie Ward as chief people officer (CPO).

Hannah brings more than three decades of experience to the role and recently served as CFO at Caleres.

Ward previously served as chief human resources officer at GardaWorld and chief operating officer for major brands. She will lead the company’s human resources and recruitment efforts.

Senior living veteran joins BBG

BBG, an independent commercial real estate services firm, has appointed senior housing industry leader Will Childs as executive vice president in BBG’s alternative practice groups based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Childs will play a “pivotal role” in expanding BBG’s senior housing platform, the company said in a news release.

He most recently worked as partner and executive vice president of senior housing at OHC Advisors and as executive vice president of Salus Valuation Group and as an investment sales associate with Cushman & Wakefield.

HMP Senior Solutions adds nursing chief

Nashville-based HMP Senior Solutions announced Kim Vermilyea has been appointed as chief nursing officer for the company.

Vermilyea brings nearly three decades of health care leadership in acute and long-term care settings with experience as a clinical and operations executive in multi-state and multi-facility enterprises.

Vermilyea most recently served as senior regional vice president with Signature Healthcare LLC where she was responsible for overall management and operations of 11 skilled nursing facilities in Florida and Georgia.

Ohio Living Breckenridge Village welcomes executive director

Ohio Living Breckenridge Village recently announced Kara Hanzie as executive director for the Willoughby, Ohio senior living community.

Hanzie will oversee the community’s operations and support staff, improve resident communication and manage financial resources of Ohio Living Breckenridge Village. She joined Ohio Living in 2007 as an administrator and has held various leadership positions since then.

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