Warm Hearth names new president and CEO

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Brad Dalton

Brad Dalton will become president and CEO of Blacksburg, VA-based Warm Hearth Village this fall. 

Dalton is regional vice president of operations for American Health Care in Roanoke, VA. He brings a breadth of experience that spans nearly 20 years. Dalton will succeed retiring CEO Ferne Moschella.

In a unique twist due to COVID-19, interviews were conducted via Zoom, and employees and residents of the village were invited to weigh in on the top three candidates. After viewing each session, surveys were provided and the board’s search committee read the feedback. Respondents called Dalton “sincere, honest, enthusiastic and energetic,” and they were impressed with his emphasis on “being a good listener and the importance of communication.”

Dalton earned an undergraduate degree from Radford University and an MBA from Spring Arbor University.

Blake Management Group promotes Scott Hames to COO

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Scott Hames

Jackson, MS-based Blake Management Group has promoted Scott Hames to chief operating officer.

Most recently the senior vice president of operations, Hames has served seniors for more than two decades and has been with the BMG family for five years. 

Hames successfully led the company’s global operations, sales and COVID-19 efforts, and his experience, knowledge and vision remain instrumental in the company’s continued success and growth, according to the company. 

WesleyLife announces Craig Flanagan as new CFO

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Craig Flanagan

Craig Flanagan will join Johnston, IA-based WesleyLife on Aug. 31 as chief financial officer, a role in which he will help lead the organization’s aggressive growth and development strategy.

Flanagan joins WesleyLife from the Omaha-based Mosaic, an 11-state healthcare organization offering Medicaid-funded and private pay services. Prior to that, he served 18 years as CFO and chief strategy officer for the UnityPoint Health, managing a $425 million operating budget and increasing operating revenues by 21%. He also spent a year as interim for Central Coast VNA and Hospice, a Monterey, CA-based community hospice, home care and community services provider serving the state’s central coast.

In his new role, the University of Northern Iowa graduate will be responsible for WesleyLife’s financial strategy, planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting and accounting operations as the organization focuses on new and existing development across Iowa and into western Illinois.

Grace Management welcomes new senior VP of human resources

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Suzanne Hamsmann

Suzanne Hansmann has joined Maple Grove, MN-based  Grace Management as senior vice president of human resources. She directs and leads all human resources functions for the company.

Hansmann has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of human resources, with specific expertise in areas of associate engagement and organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining Grace Management, she held human resources leadership roles in various settings, including medical device, dental manufacturing and retail services. She led the human resources function for Dental Services Group, where she designed the human resources strategy and had oversight and implementation of multiple acquisitions of varying sizes. Additional previous roles include performing strategic human resources planning and management for medical device start-up companies and fully commercialized medical manufacturing sites, including Integer Medical, Livanova Medtronic and Supervalu.

Hansmann earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Mankato State University. She holds certification as a senior professional in human resources.

National Church Residences promotes Sabrina Ridings to regional vice president

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Sabrina Ridings

Sabrina Ridings has been promoted to regional vice president in the National Church Residences affordable housing division, overseeing properties in California, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Missouri, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio.

Ridings joined the organization in 2011 and was a property manager, senior property manager and, most recently, a regional portfolio leader.

Ridings is a graduate of Three Rivers College and is a licensed real estate broker. Before joining National Church Residences, she was a broker and manager with Mossy Oak Properties in Poplar Bluff, MO. She also was involved with residential and commercial property management, operations and sales with Century 21 Realty offices in Poplar Bluff and Jackson, MO.

Queen Anne Manor names Lori Petitt executive director

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Lori Petitt

Lori Petitt has been named executive director at Queen Anne Manor, an Integral Senior Living community specializing in assisted living, memory care and respite care.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Petitt has more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry and 15 years of experience in the senior living industry.

Petitt started her healthcare career working at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital as part of its trauma team. She also volunteered for the hospital’s oncology department. After being honorably discharged, she began helping military veterans at the New Orleans VA Hospital.

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Angie Erickson

Willowbrook Place appoints Angie Erickson as executive director

Angie Erickson has been named executive director of Willowbrook Place, an Anthem Memory Care community in Littleton, CO. She will oversee all daily care, programming and operations.

Erickson previously was with Leisure Care as sales manager and general manager of Denver’s Carillon at Belleview Station. She also was general manager of Leisure Care’s MacKenzie Place in Colorado Springs and a Leisure Care Treeo senior living community in Utah.

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Crystal Tate

The Blake at Carnes Crossroads names Crystal Tate as executive director

Crystal Tate has been named executive director of The Blake at Carnes Crossroads, a Blake Management Group community in Summerville, SC.

She brings more than 10 years of assisted living experience and 15 years of management experience to her new role.

Tate holds a master’s degree in mental health and counseling from the University of South Carolina and pursued a doctorate in educational leadership and management.

Waltonwood Ashburn names Robert McKeon culinary services manager

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Robert McKeon

Robert McKeon is the new culinary services manager at Waltonwood Ashburn in Ashburn, VA. He brings more than 30 years of culinary experience to his new role.

McKeon is a classically trained chef, having worked in restaurants and hotels before making the move to senior living. He spent the past 12 years in healthcare culinary, where he ensures nutritiously balanced and healthy meals for residents. 

Waltonwood Ashburn offers five-star dining in its main dining room, a cafe for residents and new outdoor patio seating for the summer. McKeon will update the menus by season and run specials each month for residents, including the Four S’s (steak, seafood, sangria and strawberry shortcake), which will debut when dining reopens this month. 

HealthSignals announces new board member

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Sheriff Popoola

The board of directors of Pennsylvania-based HealthSignals has announced the appointment of its newest board member, Sheriff Popoola. He has knowledge of products and new product rollout and operations, adding a needed dimension to the board. 

Popoola joined HealthSignals in 2013 as executive vice president for technology and is largely responsible for the development of the WiFi as a service (WaaS) and a medical-grade WiFi platform, as well as implementation of integrated technologies through the use of the installed WiFi networks, in senior living communities.

Before joining HealthSignals, he had roles with Comcast as director for the video software group, with AXXTEK Corp. as chief technology officer, and with Motorola’s Femtocell business as general manager.

Linda Rendle promoted to Clorox CEO; Benno Dorer to continue as board chairman

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Linda Rendle

Linda Rendle, a 17-year veteran of The Clorox Co., will be promoted to CEO and elected to the company’s board of directors effective Sept. 14. Benno Dorer will continue serving as the board’s executive chairman.

Before her current role as president, Rendle was executive vice president – cleaning, international, strategy and operations. Before that, Rendle held numerous leadership roles at Clorox involving strategy and operations, including oversight of the cleaning division and roles within the sales and product supply functions. 

Rendle’s career at Clorox began in 2003 in sales for the company’s charcoal and insecticides businesses. Before joining Clorox, Rendle worked for Procter & Gamble, where she held several positions in sales management.

Dorer has been CEO of the company since 2014 and was appointed chairman of the board in 2016. As chairman and CEO, he was responsible for leading the company’s worldwide business, which generated revenues of $6.7 billion in fiscal year 2020.