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Mather names Yvonne Jung SVP of human resources

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Yvonne Jung

Yvonne Jung has joined Mather as senior vice president of human resources.

In addition to day-to-day responsibilities for the development and execution of all elements of human resources policies and employee programs for Mather, Jung also will be a strategic business partner working closely with Mather leadership. She will provide leadership to human resources in further developing and strengthening talent acquisition, employee education and development, plus employee engagement, rewards and recognition. Jung also will serve as a catalyst for refreshing Mather culture initiatives, and will lead its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Jung has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Maryland and a Master of Arts degree in human resource development from George Washington University. She has a senior professional in human resources certification from the Society for Human Resources Management and a certified compensation professional designation from World at Work.

HMP Senior Solutions appoints Kim Vermilyea chief nursing officer

Kim Vermilyea, RN, BSN, WCC, NHA, MBA/HCM, has been named chief nursing officer for Nashville, TN-based HMP Senior Solutions

Vermilyea has more than 25 years of leadership in the healthcare industry working in long-term care and acute care settings. Before joining HMP Senior Solutions, she most recently was senior regional vice president with Signature Healthcare, where she was responsible for the overall management and operations of 11 skilled nursing facilities in Florida and Georgia. Prior to that, she served in several leadership roles within Signature Healthcare on both the clinical and operational sides of the business, including in the positions of director of nursing, regional vice president, senior regional vice president and chief operating officer.

Through its subsidiaries, HMP Senior Solutions manages almost 40 senior living and care facilities in seven states.

Vermilyea has master’s degrees in business administration and healthcare management from the University of Phoenix and an undergraduate degree of science in nursing from Daemen College.

Toby and Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences of Boca Raton promotes Rachel Blumberg to president and CEO

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Rachel Blumberg

Rachel Blumberg has been promoted to president and CEO of Toby and Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences of Boca Raton.

Blumberg has held the role of executive director at Sinai Residences since joining the luxury senior living and healthcare community in April 2021.

Before joining Sinai Residences, Blumberg spent many years working with senior living and healthcare facilities throughout the state of Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in social work, with a concentration in gerontology, from Florida State University. Blumberg also has a master’s degree in health service administration, with a concentration in nursing home administration, from Florida International University.

BBG hires Will Childs as EVP

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Will Childs

Will Childs has been hired as executive vice president in BBG’s alternative practice groups.

During a career spanning more than 15 years, Childs has worked with high-profile lenders, operators, investors and developers in senior living, performing valuations and providing market studies and selection, feasibility analysis and development consulting services.

Before joining BBG, Childs was a partner and executive vice president of seniors housing at OHC Advisors, a national senior housing and healthcare real estate valuation and advisory firm. Earlier in is career, he worked with other national firms in their senior housing and healthcare real estate practices.

Northwind Group welcomes Joe Weidt as director, senior living and healthcare

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Joe Weidt

Joe Weidt has joined the Northwind Group as director of the its senior living and healthcare team. 

Weidt brings more than a decade of experience in commercial lending to the role. Most recently, he spent more than six years with KeyBank’s healthcare real estate team, which provides capital and advisory solutions to public real estate investment trusts, private equity sponsors and private owner/operators.

Weidt holds an undergraduate degree in finance from the State University of New York at Brockport.

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Chris Mohrman

WelcomeHome Software brings on Chris Mohrman as VP of marketing

Chris Mohrman has been named vice president of marketing for WelcomeHome Software.

Mohrman’s five-plus-year career in the senior living industry includes a role as president of a marketing agency in the field. Additionally, he is the immediate past president of the American Advertising Federation of Daytona Beach, a second-term board member for LeadingAge Tennessee, and co-host of The Mentor’s Voice podcast in partnership with LeadingAge.

Frederick Community Foundation names RaeAnn Butler to board of trustees

RaeAnn E. Butler, president of Edenton Retirement Community, has been appointed to the board of trustees of The Community Foundation of Frederick County

Butler also volunteers with Advocates for the Aging of Frederick County and the annual Elder EXPO and caregiver conference, and she is a member of the Elder Services Provider Council and Carrollton Manor Daughters of the American Revolution.

ICAA recognizes CEOs for wellness efforts

The International Council on Active Aging and NuStep have expanded their Pinnacle Awards this year to include the top five winners in the wellness CEOs category. The winners are (in order of finish): 

  1. Peter Thompson, The Center at Belvedere (Charlottesville, VA)
  2. Mary Leary, Mather (Evanston, IL)
  3. Lynne Katzmann, Juniper Communities (Bloomfield, NH)
  4. Kevin L. Burke, Paradise Valley Estates (Fairfield, CA)
  5. Ginger Anzalone, Vesta Property Services (Sun City, FL)

Morning Pointe Senior Living announces year-end awards

Morning Pointe Senior Living leadership recognized multiple senior living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities Dec. 7 at its annual conference.

The 2022 Exceeding Expectations awards for outstanding service in each of its three regions and the home office included two winners from the Tennessee Valley. 

Jennifer Willingham

Jennifer Willingham, RN, director of nursing at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Collegedale, received the Exceeding Expectations Award for the Appalachian Region, representing 14 assisted living and memory care communities in East Tennessee and Georgia.

Lauren Lee

Lauren Lee, senior vice president of accounting and analytics, received the award for the home office, based in Ooltewah, TN.

Sharon Hollie

Sharon Hollie, Lantern program director at Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa, AL, is the recipient of the 2022 Morning Pointe Senior Living Exceeding Expectations Award for outstanding service in the Cumberland Region, representing 11 assisted living and memory care communities in Alabama and Middle Tennessee. 

Josiah Barkdoll

Josiah Barkdoll, Lantern program coordinator at Morning Pointe of Lexington-East, KY, is the recipient of the 2022 Morning Pointe Senior Living Exceeding Expectations Award for outstanding service in the Bluegrass Region, representing 12 senior living communities in Kentucky and Indiana.

Other honors presented included:

  • The Morning Pointe Foundation Award was presented to The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Franklin, TN.
  • The Fiscal Responsibility Award was presented to Morning Pointe of Russell, KY.
  • The Associate Satisfaction Award was presented to Morning Pointe of Richmond, KY.
  • The Operational Achievement Award was presented to Morning Pointe of Knoxville, TN.
  • The Chairman’s Award was presented to Morning Pointe of Calhoun, GA.

Friendship announces 2022 Employee Recognition Awards winners

Friendship has selected the winners of its annual recognition awards for 2022.

The Friendship Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual deemed to have provided exemplary leadership, went to Tashina Adams, director of nursing.

The Friendship Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual deemed to have made a significant contribution to the success of Friendship, went to William Radford, payroll and benefits manager.

The Friendship Community Award was designed to recognize the extraordinary efforts of an individual who provides significant volunteer work, personal time, and/or contributions to the betterment of the local community or represents herself and Friendship in the community with distinction. This award went to Tanya Scott, director of social services at Friendship Health and Rehab Center North.

The Friendship Clinical Award, which is given to an individual who has made a significant positive clinical impact to her patients and residents, promoted and obtained higher-quality standards, improved safety in the workplace, and demonstrated best practices, went to Pamela Blake, LPN. 

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