Cadence Living hires Tommy Wood as regional vice president of operations for Northwest and Texas regions

Tommy Wood has joined Cadence Living’s corporate management team as vice president of operations for the Northwest and Texas regions. Based in the Austin – San Antonio, TX, area, he will have principal responsibility over operations of Cadence Living communities in Washington, Oregon, Northern California and Texas.

Wood brings 32 years of healthcare experience to Cadence Living. Previously, he was vice president of operations for Maryland-based Meridian Senior Living for it Western Division, and he also had responsibility for Northern California and Texas regions. Wood also previously served in various leadership capacities for Horizon Bay Senior Living and Atria Senior Living. 

He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Management degree, as well as a Master of Science in Health Professions degree, from Texas State University. 

Watercrest Senior Living Group promotes Michelle Miller to executive director 

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Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller has been promoted to executive director of Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care in Sebastian, FL. Miller succeeds Kim Sviben, who was promoted to area director of operations for Vero Beach, FL-based Watercrest Senior Living Group.

Miller joined Watercrest as assistant executive director of Watercrest St. Lucie West. She has 22 years of nursing management and compliance experience. She served in the U.S. Army, spending four years in military intelligence as a Korean linguist and electronic warfare signal interceptor specialist.

Waterstone at Wellesley has new executive director, Devon Sicard

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Devon Sicard

Devon Sicard has been promoted from executive director at Bridges by Epoch at Pembroke to executive director at Waterstone at Wellesley, an independent and assisted living community. Both are part of Epoch Senior Living.

As executive director, Sicard is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the community. In her previous roles, Sicard was wellness director and then executive director at both Bridges by Epoch and a boutique assisted living community in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Bethany Village names new administrator, Lauren Coyle 

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Lauren Coyle

Lauren Coyle has been promoted to the position of administrator of Bethany Village of Graceworks Lutheran Services, a continuing care retirement community in Dayton, OH.

In her new role, she will oversee the day-to-day operations of the entire Bethany Village campus and ensure the delivery of Faithful Caring to more than 700 residents at Bethany, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and skilled rehab.

Before joining Bethany Village, Coyle earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Wright State University, Dayton, and began her career as a nurse on the oncology unit at Springfield Community Hospital. Later, she worked as a case manager, team leader and certified hospice and palliative care nurse for Hospice of Dayton.

Coyle started her career at Bethany Village in 2016 as a nurse manager in the long-term care unit. She was promoted to chief nursing officer the next year.

Leading up to the retirement of long-time Bethany Village Administrator John Brinkman, Coyle expanded her leadership skills by completing the administrator-in-training program in 2019.

Retirement Unlimited promotes Chris Cook to executive director

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Chris Cook

Chris Cook has been promoted to executive director of Bay Lake Community in Virginia Beach, VA, a Retirement Unlimited Inc. community.

Since joining RUI in 2019, Cook has been the business office and human resources manager for the Hidenwood Community in Newport News, VA, and for The Towers Community in Richmond, VA.

Cook has 15 years of senior living and healthcare experience.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare names Derek Lampert CEO

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Derek Lampert

Derek Lampert has been named CEO of Port Washington, NY-based Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare. He succeeds Robert Size, who will assume the role of vice chairman of the board of directors and support the leadership team. John Compton of CD&R remains chairman of the board. 

Lampert has more than 20 years of experience in the durable medical equipment industry. He joined Drive Medical as territory business manager and has held a variety of commercial and leadership roles.

Last year, he assumed responsibility for North American manufacturing operations as chief operating officer, and led global and commercial operations as president. In these roles, Lampert focused on team development for improved collaboration with the company’s global businesses and significant supply chain improvements.

Pharmacorr hires new chief commercial officer, Jared Romine, to drive expansion into post-acute markets

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Jared Romine

Pharmacorr has hired Jared Romine as chief commercial officer to drive the company’s expansion into post-acute markets.

In this newly created position, Romine will be directly responsible for leading Pharmacorr’s business development efforts and in driving service and technology innovation. His charge will be to facilitate Pharmacorr’s strategic presence across multiple markets, with a deep focus in post-acute care.

Romine joins Pharmacorr with experience in long-term care and having led national sales efforts for various organizations. His career includes service as director of pharmacy services – integrations for PointClickCare, where he was instrumental in the development of a pharmacy network of more than 130 pharmacy logistics and strategic partners. Earlier, he was sales director at Omnicare, now a part of CVS Health.

SmartLinx names Anil Chillarige chief technology officer

Anil Chillarige has been named chief technology officer of Iselin, NJ-based provider of cloud workforce management solutions SmartLinx.

Chillarige will drive the strategic and innovative use of technology across SmartLinx’s business and development efforts. He recently was entrepreneur-in-residence for Triangulum Venture Labs. He also held positions at several technology firms, including Amazon, Dell EMC, MobileIron and TriNet. 

Chillarige has more than 25 years of progressive experience across startups and large companies in product development, project management, people management, team building, research and development, and operations.

Ryan Companies names Patrick Dimaano vice president of senior living development

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Patrick Dimaano

Patrick Dimaano has been named vice president of senior living development, Western division, by San Diego-based Ryan Companies US Inc. He will lead senior living development for Ryan’s Southwest, West and Northwest regions.

Dimaano has 13 years of sector and industry experience. He will support the national growth of Ryan’s senior living portfolio by pursuing development opportunities, maintaining and growing relationships with key partners. He will work with operators to ensure successful development for all stakeholders. 

In his previous role, Dimaano executed on more than $600 million in development, acquisitions and partnership opportunities. He most recently was vice president of acquisitions for senior living for Waterton in Chicago.

Dimaano is an active member of the American Seniors Housing Association, the National Investment Center for Senior Living & Care and the Urban Land Institute.

Monticelloam appoints Ashish Shah as managing director of business development

Ashish M. Shah has been named managing director for business development of specialized private real estate and asset-based lender Monticelloam of New York.

Shah brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and traditional real estate. He will concentrate his efforts on business development, origination and expanding and blistering the company’s capital and risk management capabilities.

Before Monticelloam, Shah co-led Formation Capital’s lending group, with a primary focus on business development and capital markets / syndications. He previously worked at Oxford Finance and GE Healthcare Financial Services in a variety of business development, risk management and capital markets leadership roles in the United States and internationally, including the launch of GE’s healthcare capital platform in Asia. His background also includes strategy and operational consulting for financial services and real estate firms.