Movers & Shakers: Priority Life Care Names Culinary Director; Pennant’s New Board Chair

Priority Life Care Names Culinary Director

Priority Life Care announced it has named Brian Gallo to the position of Corporate Director of Culinary Experiences where he will be in charge of enhancing the culinary experiences of PLC’s communities.

With more than two decades in the hospitality/health care industry, Callo joined PLC about six years ago. He was then named to the role of regional culinary director before ultimately landing as the PLC corporate director. 

Pennant Names Board Chair

The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG) announced it appointed Barry Smith as its chairman of the board of directors and Brent Guerisoli has been named a member of the board. Both appointments became effective on February 28.


Smith, who succeeds Danial Walker, has been on Pennant’s board since 2021 and he previously served as the chairman and CEO of Magellan Health where he served from 2013 to 2019. And prior to his time with Magellan, Smith was President and CEO of VistaCare.

Argentum Appoints Diversity Leader

Argentum announced that its head of human resources, Olilvia Wilson, will see her role expanded to include the company’s diversity, equity inclusion and belonging (DEIB) efforts.

In this role, Wilson will lead Argenumt’s DEIB coalition while executing the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy. Wilson, who was a do-developer of Argentum’s Senior Living DEIB Coalition, was also a part of Argentum’s DEIB Toolkit for Operators which launched in 2022.


Commonwealth Senior Living Names Content Manager

Commonwealth Senior LIving announced that Paige Spencer has been named to the position of content marketing manager. In this role, Spencer will oversee Commonwealth’s online marketing efforts that include social media, email marketing and content creation.

Prior to being named manager, Spencer worked as the sales director for Commonwealth’s West End community.

JD Solutions Names VP of Coaching and Training

JD Solutions Group announced that Kellie Kulick has been tapped to serve as the company’s next vice president of coaching and training for senior living operators looking to grow revenue and recover NOI.

Previously, Kulick was regional director of sales with LCB Senior Living and has held sales and leadership roles with Benchmark Senior Living.

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