Retirement Unlimited Inc. names Ryan Wilson chief accounting officer

Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson has been named chief accounting officer for Retirement Unlimited Inc., a Virginia family-owned and operated senior living community management company.

Wilson will oversee all financial and accounting functions for Retirement Unlimited and its 10 communities throughout Virginia. Through his nearly 15-year financial and operational career, Wilson brings knowledge and expertise in acquisitions, financial rollout and long-term strategic planning.

Wilson earned his undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and completed his charter professional accountant certification in 2010. 

Presbyterian SeniorCare Network hires Todd Boslau as CFO

Todd R. Boslau

Todd R. Boslau will join Presbyterian SeniorCare Network as chief financial officer in September.

Boslau previously was an audit partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLC. He was the partner-in-charge of the auditors of Presbyterian SeniorCare and most of its affiliate entities for several years and is well known to board members and leaders across the network.

For the past 25 years, Boslau worked for accounting firms that are now part of Baker Tilly, where he started his career after graduating from Grove City College in Grove City, PA, with a degree in accounting.

His experience includes serving as the lead partner in charge of the firm’s healthcare practice, including the western Pennsylvania senior living services practice since 2007, as well as its lead Housing and Urban Development housing expert. 

Additionally, Boslau has served as a member of the CARF Financial Advisory Panel and is a regular presenter at LeadingAge state conferences.

Lenbrook names Leslie Dove new chief financial officer

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Leslie Dove

After an extensive search, Lenbrook of Atlanta selected Leslie Dove as its new chief financial officer and vice president of finance.

Dove brings nearly 30 years of experience in management, accounting and finance, most recently as the CFO of Capital City Country Club. She also was the CFO with Corporate Environments of Georgia, Ivan Allen Co. and Ivan Allen Furniture Co. LLC, among other management positions throughout her career.

Dove earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Oglethorpe University. She is an active member of Georgia State Society of CPAs and Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals.

She succeeds Don Dornblaser, who recently retired from Lenbrook, a not-for-profit life plan community.

Commonwealth Senior Living welcomes Michelle Hamilton as senior vice president of operations

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Michelle Hamilton

Michelle Hamilton has joined Commonwealth Senior Living as senior vice president of operations.

Previously senior vice president of asset management healthcare for Colony Capital-sponsored NorthStar HealthCare Income, Hamilton brings nearly three decades of experience in senior living operations, sales and marketing, investor relations, and executive coaching and team-building.

Hamilton earned her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Frostburg State University. She began her career at Country Meadows Retirement Communities as an executive director and assumed additional roles and responsibilities throughout her tenure, which led her to the role of senior vice president of operations and chief of senior living operations of the company. Since then, Hamilton worked for The Arbor Company and Colony Capital.

Hamilton has been an active member of Argentum and was a committee roundtable chair for several years. She served on the board of directors for Pennsylvania Health Care Association and was the chair of its assisted living / personal care board for two years.

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Wanda Blakey

Hudson Manor Assisted Living hires Wanda Blakey as executive director

Wanda Blakey has joined Hudson Manor Assisted Living in Tampa, FL, as its new executive director.

A veteran of the industry, Blakey has held executive director and director of nursing roles in senior housing communities throughout greater Tampa for more than 14 years.

Prior to joining Hudson Manor, she was the executive director at a Magnolia Senior Living community.

Angels for the Elderly names Ryan Mussato executive director

Ryan Mussato
Ryan Mussato

Ryan Mussato is the new executive director of Angels for the Elderly, an Atlas Senior Living community in Montgomery, AL.

Mussato has been an executive director / administrator in a variety of senior living settings, including stand-alone assisted living and retirement communities, as well as a traveling executive director filling in as the administrator in communities throughout the country. He has more than 14 years of senior living experience, starting in the business office of a retirement community as an accounting assistant. While working as an accounting assistant, he became licensed as an assisted living administrator and nursing home administrator.

Beyond working in the community, Ryan previously held positions on the Assisted Living Association of the Alabama Board of Directors and Education Committee. He earned his undergraduate degree in health services administration from Auburn University.

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Kathy Franke

Cooper Trail Senior Living welcomes Kathy Franke as executive director

Kathy Franke is the executive director at Cooper Trail Senior Living, an upcoming Trilogy Health Services senior living community in Bardstown, KY.

Franke has more than 30 years of experience in senior living and care.

UCHS names Michelle Roseman chief quality and compliance officer

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Michelle Roseman

Michelle Roseman has been named chief quality and compliance officer at United Church Homes and Services, headquartered in Newton, NC. She succeeds Steve Paterson, who will retire this year.

As chief quality and compliance officer, Roseman will be charged with ensuring that the programs within UCHS adhere to local, state and federal regulations and requirements. Her day-to-day responsibilities include the development, maintenance, implementation and revisions of all policies and procedures related to the organization’s senior living communities, PACE programs and affordable senior housing communities.

Most recently, Roseman was an area vice president of operations for a national home health company, where she was responsible for the direct oversight of seven home health branches located in Western North Carolina. Earlier in her career, Roseman worked at Abernethy Laurels, a UCHS community, where she held the position of healthcare administrator and, later, executive director.

Roseman holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Gardner-Webb University. In addition, she is a licensed nursing home administrator and has served on numerous professional boards, including Pace @ Home, the Carolina Center for End of Life Care and Catawba County Aging Coalition.

Penn Medicine Princeton Health president and CEO Barry Rabner to step down by 2021

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Barry Rabner

Barry S. Rabner, who led Penn Medicine Princeton Health from a small community health system into a regional leader, has announced he will step down as president and CEO.

A search for a successor has begun, with a goal of having a new president and CEO in place by the end of this year. 

Rabner presided over two significant milestones in the organization’s history: the design and construction of the new hospital and health campus that opened in 2012 and the decision to join the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 2018. 

The new hospital was financed in part by a $171 million capital campaign, which the organization says represents the most successful hospital capital campaign in New Jersey’s history and the largest for a health system of Princeton’s size. The new Princeton Medical Center opened in 2012 on a campus that includes assisted living and memory care, senior independent living, long-term care, adult medical daycare, child daycare, a fitness and wellness center, pediatric outpatient care, sub-acute care and a large park for the community. An ambulatory cancer center is under development.

During Rabner’s tenure, Princeton Medical Center received multiple quality recognitions and earned Magnet status; Princeton House Behavioral Health nearly doubled its outpatient capacity and added a number of specialized programs; the medical staff’s membership increased five-fold; Princeton medicine Physicians has grown into a multispecialty group with 200 providers and 25 locations; Princeton Health initiated successful partnerships in a number of areas.

Shortly after joining Princeton Health, Rabner spearheaded the establishment of Princeton Health Community Wellness, which provides a comprehensive curriculum of health education programs, as well as free or low-cost health screenings, support groups and CPR training. 

Rabner serves on the boards of the Center for Health Design and Rider University, where he also serves as adjunct faculty and executive in residence. He also serves on the editorial board of HERD, a health environment research and design journal.

Wilentz Senior Residence welcomes Jennifer Weissman as new executive director

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Jennifer Weissman

Jennifer Weissman is the new executive director of the Wilentz Senior Residence, HUD-subsidized affordable independent living private apartments on The Wilf Campus for Senior Living, Somerset, NJ.

Weissman joins the Wilf Campus with more than 18 years of property management experience, the majority of which has been in senior housing. She holds certifications as a certified occupancy specialist and a certified compliance manager as well as in fair housing.

Claiborne Senior Living hires executive team for new senior living communities

Hattiesburg, MS-based Claiborne Senior Living has announced appointments at two new communities.

Caroline Smith has been named executive director and Jill Dupont has been named community relations director at The Claiborne at Shoe Creek, an assisted living and memory care community in Central, LA.

Smith, who will oversee the community’s strategic direction and daily operations, has been in the healthcare field most of her professional life. She worked in elderly housing at Our Lady of the Lake Senior Service Division and transitioned to long-term care, where she received her nursing home administrator license. She was assistant administrator at St. Clare Manor and administrator at Ollie Steele Burden Manor and then was director of assisted living at St. James Place until joining Claiborne in 2019. 

She is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University.

Dupont is responsible for sales and marketing activities at The Claiborne. She has worked in the same role in the Phoenix and Houston markets. Her degree is in healthcare administration from Texas State University.

Marissa Butterfield
Marissa Butterfield
Chynna Hyde
Chynna Hyde

Also, Chynna Hyde has been named executive director and Marissa Butterfield has been named community relations director for Claiborne at Gulfport Highlands, an assisted living and memory care community in Gulfport, MS.

Hyde, who will oversee the community’s strategic direction and daily operations, has worked in healthcare on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for five years. Her expertise includes healthcare and personnel management, staffing and business development. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Butterfield is responsible for sales and marketing activities. She has a background in healthcare sales, most recently in hospice services. She received an associate degree in business from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Legacy Healthcare Services announces promotions 

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Melissa Hale

Melissa Hale has been promoted to chief operating officer, and Jeff Fink has been promoted to vice president of human resources and administration, at Legacy Healthcare Services, a national therapy services provider. 

Hale previously was senior vice president of operations. She has worked for Legacy for more than 12 years and has held multiple roles within the company.

Hale has an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She is an active member of the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association and is vice president of its board of directors. 

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Jeff Fink

Fink has held the vice president of human resources role with Legacy for more than five years and now will oversee the administration department and duties. He joined the company in 2014 as national director of recruiting.

Fink is active on advisory boards for community / educational institutions in the North Carolina area and various human resources associations. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science and urban administration from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and his MBA from the McColl School at Queens University. He also holds a senior professional human resources certification.

Kolenich named to Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award board of examiners for 2020

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Brian Kolenich

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology has named Brian Kolenich, executive director at Ohio Living Lake Vista in Cortland, OH, to the board of examiners for the 2020 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Kolenich has been with Ohio Living for almost 30 years, having served as the executive director of Park Vista since 2006 before moving to Ohio Living Lake Vista in 2020 to become its executive director. Ohio Living Lake Vista is one of 12 life plan communities owned and operated by Ohio Living, headquartered in Westerville, OH.

Named after Malcolm Baldrige, the 26th Secretary of Commerce, the Baldrige Award was established by Congress in 1987. Awards may be given annually to organizations in each of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, healthcare and nonprofit. The award is meant to promote innovation and excellence in organizational performance, recognizes the achievement and results of U.S. organizations, and publicizes successful performance strategies. Since the first group was recognized in 1988, 129 awards have been presented to 121 organizations.

Ryan Companies promotes Bret Jordan to regional president for Northwest region

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Bret Jordan

Bret Jordan has been promoted to regional president for Seattle-based Ryan Companies’ Northwest region.

Jordan started at Ryan Companies in 2017 as senior vice president / market leader in the Northwest region. Since joining the firm, his team has taken on several projects, including an in-progress senior living community, Wesley Tehaleh; Kirkland Urban, a 12-acre, 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use development in Kirkland, WA; and Kaiser Permanente, a 506,276-square-foot multi-use facility in Renton, WA.

Jordan has 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. In his new role, he will support the development, design, construction, real estate management and capital markets teams by providing strategic vision in the selection of projects that best align with Ryan’s expertise and goals, as well as develop and maintain key business partner relationships.

Before joining Ryan Companies, Jordan was managing director, market leader, at Colliers International, and a former mayor and planning commission chair for the city of Medina, WA. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and is a former board member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Jordan earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.

PointClickCare appoints Betsy Atkins to board of directors

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Betsy Atkins

Betsy Atkins has been appointed to PointClickCare’s board of directors.

Atkins has more than 30 years of experience working with star-ups and Fortune 500 companies. A three-time CEO and entrepreneur, she has co-funded enterprise software companies in multiple industries, including technology and healthcare.

Atkins is CEO of Baja Corp., an early-stage venture capital firm focused on software, technology, energy and healthcare. She also has written about corporate governance issues for publications including Forbes and the Wall Street Journal in addition to recently publishing a book, “Be Board Ready: The Secrets to Landing a Board Seat and Being a Great Director.”

Atkins is a board member for Wynn Resorts, Volvo, SL Green Realty Corp. and FIU HealthCare Network.