HumanGood announces Andy McDonald as chief finance officer

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Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald will become chief finance officer of Pleasanton, CA-based HumanGood, effective Jan. 1. Current CFO Pam Claassen will assume the role of chief of capital strategies in January.

McDonald has been with HumanGood for 12 years, having first joined American Baptist Homes of the West in 2007. HumanGood said he has played an integral role in HumanGood’s growth and has driven innovation in financial operations.

Before joining ABHOW, he worked in corporate restructuring financial advisory services at Arthur Andersen’s Global Corporate Finance group. 

McDonald received his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his undergraduate degree in economics and accounting from Claremont McKenna College.

Sun Health hires Vincent Benbenek as chief marketing officer

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Vincent Benbenek

Vincent Benbenek joined Surprise, AZ-based Sun Health as chief marketing officer.

“As CMO, Vince will be leading Sun Health’s branding efforts, including the foundation’s Generosity for Generations capital campaign and the extensive programs and services offered through Sun Health Wellness,” Sun Health President and CEO Joe La Rue said. “He will also support the growth and development of Sun Health Communities three life care communities: Grandview Terrace in Sun City West, La Loma Village in Litchfield Park and The Colonnade in Surprise.”

In addition to running his own marketing and brand development agency, Benbenek recently was vice president of marketing and communications for Cape Fear Valley Health, an integrated, eight-hospital system with more than 75 locations across seven counties in North Carolina. He led the marketing team there for almost 10 years.

Benbenek earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Caring Brands International and Interim HealthCare announce new chief people and brand officer, Carolina Lobo

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Carolina Lobo

Carolina Lobo has joined Sunrise, FL-based home healthcare services franchisor Caring Brands International as executive vice president of people and brand of CBI and its subsidiaries, Interim HealthCare in the United States, Bluebird Care in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Just Better Care in Australia.

Lobo has more than 25 years of talent and marketing experience in the health and services industries, having held leadership positions at Cigna, Aramark, T. Rowe Price and Bayada. She recently was chief marketing officer for Bayada.

“We will look to Carolina to help us elevate the end-to-end processes that support recruitment, people, brand and culture across the Caring Brands portfolio, all focused on the single goal of delivering better experiences for all,” said Jennifer Sheets, president and CEO of Interim HealthCare and CBI.

Lobo is an MBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Maplewood of Cuyahoga Falls welcomes George Dubic as executive director

George Dubic is the new executive director for Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Dubic has almost 17 years of service in nursing homes and for his new role transitions to assisted living.

Dubic is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Maplewood Senior Living community, including the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and improvement of program services, management of staff, and the delivery of high-quality care and service to the residents and their families.

Dubic’s healthcare career included social services, admissions and marketing prior to his attaining a nursing home assistance license. He later ventured into operations management, where he spent 13 years in an Ohio nursing home. Dubic’s experience extends to multiple areas of acute and long-term care.

Dubic attended John Carroll University, University Heights, OH, where he earned his undergraduate degree in communications.

New Perspective|Franklin appoints Jason Wilson as executive director

Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson has been named executive director at New Perspective|Franklin, Franklin, WI, a New Perspective Senior Living independent and assisted living community expected to open in the spring.

A former police officer and restaurant owner Wilson changed careers to senior living after taking care of his late father at home in hospice care.

Wilson was director of operations for three years at Luther Manor senior living community in Wauwatosa, WI, and joined New Perspective in November. He holds a community-based residential facilities administrators license from the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association and a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Lakeland University in Sheboygan, WI.

The Points at Lifespring names Rebecca Mills executive director

Rebecca Mills has been named executive director at  The Pointe at Lifespring, an Integral Senior Living community in Knoxville, TN, specializing in assisted living and memory care.

Mills’ mother was the director of nursing at a local nursing home, which is where Mills discovered her passion for working with seniors. She attended East Tennessee State University and earned a degree in healthcare administration. Before joining The Pointe at Lifespring, Mills was executive director of a skilled nursing facility for 14 years and was an activity and social service director before that.

Her main responsibilities as executive director will include directing the community’s day-to-day operations and team management, as well as working with the management company, Integral Senior Living. In addition, she will supervise and oversee hiring all department leads and staff.

Monticello Asset Management expands to West Coast with new managing director, Jung Park

Jung S. Park

Jung S. Park has been appointed as a new managing director at New York City-based Monticello Asset Management, a specialized private real estate and asset-based lender, servicer and manager providing innovative capital solutions. Park will help oversee Monticello’s expansion to the West Coast and manage the newly formed Los Angeles office.

Park was managing director of Pacific Western Bank’s Healthcare Finance Group, formerly known as CapitalSource, where he managed the national lending healthcare practice and helped originate and underwrite more than $1 billion in healthcare loans. Before his role as managing director, Park also was a key member of CapitalSource’s healthcare team that acquired almost 200 healthcare facilities. He was responsible for negotiating the purchase agreement and securing debt financing for many of the properties. 

Park’s other experience includes working as a consultant for 10 years at three professional services firms. He provided bankruptcy and turnaround consulting services for debtors and creditors in various industries, including the skilled nursing and senior housing sectors.

Park graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles, with an undergraduate degree in business economics. He also earned his designation as a certified insolvency and restructuring adviser through the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.

MedBest Recruiting welcomes interim solutions coordinator

Bryana Yocum

Bryana Yocum has joined Tampa, FL-based senior living executive search firm MedBest as interim solutions coordinator.

Yocum has more than 10 years of experience in customer service.

“Bryana Yocum is central to the expansion and success of our Interim Talent Solutions Division,” MedBest President & CEO Julie Rupenski said.

Yocum earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida.