Changemakers Series

Changemakers: David Inns, CEO of GreatCall

Perhaps nothing is transforming senior living more than technology, and few tech companies in the space have matched the success and impact of GreatCall, which has been led by changemaking CEO David Inns since 2006. After being acquired by Best Buy for $800 million last year, San Diego-based GreatCall is in a new league. Its […]

Changemakers: Gregory Smith, Founder, President and CEO, Maplewood Senior Living

Maplewood Senior Living is now a well-established provider, but founder and CEO Gregory Smith has earned changemaker status by keeping an entrepreneurial spirit alive. From creating a new urban senior living brand, to co-locating assisted living with medical office, to adding a working farm to the company’s portfolio, Smith has made Maplewood into an industry […]

Changemakers: Maria Oliva, COO of Pathway to Living

Pathway to Living COO Maria Oliva entered the senior living industry 27 years ago and has been a changemaker ever since. From creating a wellness-focused operating model, to developing a multi-brand portfolio, to serving the middle market, Oliva has broken ground that others follow. Oliva joined Chicago-based Senior Lifestyle Corporation when the company had only […]

Changemakers: David Eskenazy, President of Merrill Gardens

David Eskenazy has earned the status of senior living changemaker by being a pioneer in data-driven operations, helping lead early forays into the Chinese market and keeping the spirit of innovation alive at a provider known for taking risks. After four years as CFO and President at Seattle-based Aegis Living, Eskenazy became President of Seattle-based […]

Changemakers: Steve Lindsey, CEO of Garden Spot Communities

Garden Spot Communities CEO Steve Lindsey is shaking up the traditional continuing care retirement community (CCRC). From embracing trends like fast-casual dining to innovations like hot air balloon rides for residents, Lindsey is a changemaker, setting an example for the whole industry from New Holland, Pennsylvania-based Garden Spot Village. Garden Spot, a nonprofit CCRC serving […]

Changemakers: Patricia Will, Belmont Village Founder and CEO

Over a career spanning about two decades, Belmont Village founder and CEO Patricia Will has earned the status of senior living changemaker. From mixing levels of care within a single building to developing early-stage dementia interventions to forging university affiliations, Will has led the way. Today, she continues to push the envelope with a first-of-its-kind […]

Changemakers: William Bullock, President of Latitude Margaritaville, Minto Communities USA

By creating a new active adult model through an innovative partnership with Jimmy Buffett-affiliated hospitality brand Margaritaville, William Bullock has earned the status of senior living gamechanger. Bullock started his career with publicly traded home builder companies, but wanted more freedom to be creative and entrepreneurial. He found that in privately held developer and manager […]

Changemakers: Shamim Wu, COO of Eclipse Senior Living

In rising through the industry, Shamim Wu helped shape some of senior living’s largest and most influential operators. As COO of Eclipse Senior Living, she is leading the charge toward creating a more diverse workforce while building a multi-brand, tech-forward operating platform, earning her the status of senior living changemaker. Lake Oswego-based Eclipse was founded […]

Introducing the 2019 Changemakers Class

Senior living faces disruption and upheaval on every front, from consumer demands to technology to new entrants to payment models. In this environment, the industry needs Changemakers — individuals who embrace the need to change and have the boldness and savvy to execute. After careful consideration, Senior Housing News identified 9 people who deserve the […]