Changemakers Series

Changemakers: Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO, The Springs Living

Fee Stubblefield is the Founder and CEO of The Springs Living. In his capacity as CEO, Stubblefield has been a catalyst for change by building new innovations into the company’s designs and operations while applying lessons learned during the pandemic. Through the Changemakers series, Stubblefield discusses the steps he has taken to lead The Springs […]

Changemakers: Ben Burke, President, Anthology Senior Living

As president of Anthology Senior Living, Ben Burke is a changemaker breaking new ground in creating high-quality communities at a more attainable price point. Key to Anthology’s strategy is its vertical integration of development and management, as the senior living platform of Chicago-based firm CA. Anthology is leveraging smart and economical design, technology and operational […]

Changemakers: Adam Kaplan, Founder & CEO, Solera Senior Living

Adam Kaplan has a keen sense of the history of senior living, having grown up in the industry. As Founder and CEO of Solera Senior Living, he is drawing inspiration from the entrepreneurs who created the sector while also pushing hard to move senior living forward. Since starting Denver-based Solera in 2016, Kaplan has pursued […]

Changemakers: Doug Leidig, President & CEO, Asbury Communities

Since becoming CEO of Asbury Communities in 2015, Doug Leidig has been a changemaker forging new ground for the organization and senior living as a whole. Under his leadership, the Frederick, Maryland-based nonprofit has transformed from being a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) provider to a diversified aging services organization. Today, its business lines include […]

Changemakers: Jill Vitale-Aussem, President & CEO, Christian Living Communities

Jill Vitale-Aussem wrote the book on changing senior living — literally. The author of “Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living,” Vitale-Aussem in 2020 became president and CEO of Christian Living Communities, a Colorado-based not-for-profit serving more than 3,000 older adults and their families through 22 owned and managed communities.  Taking the CEO role was […]

Changemakers: Torsten Hirche, President & CEO, Transforming Age

Transforming Age recently announced it will be affiliating with SHAG to create the eighth-largest nonprofit senior housing provider in the nation. And this is just the latest changemaking effort during the tenure of Transforming Age President and CEO Torsten Hirche. Hirche has been a catalyst for change through his leadership of the Seattle-based organization, which […]

Introducing the 2021 Changemakers Class

The unforeseen challenges of 2020 wreaked havoc on the senior living industry, testing owners, operators, and executives in ways we never thought possible. Emerging from this trying experience were some of the most inspirational, unwavering and transformative leaders of our time. They continue to push forward as the landscape of senior living evolves at a […]

Changemakers: Michael Joseph, Founder & President, Clover Group

Michael Joseph is the founder and president of Clover Group, a vertically integrated company specializing in developing and operating independent living for middle-income older adults. With 40 Clover communities currently operating, the Williamsville, New York-based company is expanding rapidly, with partners including private equity firm The Carlyle Group and real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: […]

Changemakers: Les Strech, President of Thrive Senior Living

Les Strech is the President of Thrive Senior Living. Les has been a catalyst for change by redefining the standard of senior living, challenging long-held design beliefs and drumming up community support. Les continues to stand out as a visionary leader in senior housing, having led Thrive through some of the most difficult conditions in […]

Changemakers: Terri Cunliffe, President and CEO, Covenant Living Communities & Services

Terri Cunliffe is President and CEO of Covenant Living Communities & Services, a non-profit operator of senior living communities dedicated to helping each resident pursue wellness of mind, body and spirit in personalized ways. Terri joined Covenant in 1988 and quickly evolved into a leader in the operations side of the business. She was appointed […]