Montereau names new CEO, Angela Larson

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Angela Larson

Angela Larson has been named president and CEO of Montereau, a life plan community in Tulsa, OK. She succeeds David Murette, who is now senior vice president and managing director of senior living at Mather.

Larson has more than 20 years of experience in senior living. She joined Montereau in 2013 as chief financial officer. Before then, she was vice president of senior living finance research and development at specialty bank Ziegler. She also formerly was a certified public accountant for Clifton Larson Allen.

Larson has served on the Life Senior Services Board of Directors for more than six years and recently was appointed board chair. She also is on the board for Life’s PACE program and Caring Communities, an industry-specific, member-owned liability insurance company exclusively serving not-for-profit senior housing and care organizations; there, she serves on the Finance and Investment Committee.

Larson has an undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. She also graduated from LeadingAge’s Larry Minnix Leadership Academy in 2015. Larson is a certified professional in aging services risk management, and she successfully completed the Series 7 (general securities representative) exam.

Oswego Health appoints chief medical officer, associate chief medical officer

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Duane Tull, M.D., left, and Michael Stephens, M.D.

Duane Tull, M.D., has assumed the position of chief medical officer, and Micheal Stephens, MD, AAFP is the new associate chief medical officer, at Oswego Health in Oswego, NY.

The healthcare system includes retirement community Springside at Seneca Hill; 120-bed skilled nursing facility The Manor at Seneca Hill; a 164-bed community hospital; a 28-bed psychiatric acute-care facility with multiple outpatient behavioral health service locations; and several health services centers.

Tull has more than 20 years of surgical experience and has been with Oswego Health since 2018. He will continue as a general surgeon. He also has been appointed president of Physician Care P.C., a multispecialty medical group.

Tull earned his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He then completed both his general surgical internship and residency at the Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE.

Stephens brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role. He also provides care to patients at Oswego Family Physicians. He began his medical career in 1997 in British Columbia and has clinical experience ranging from assisted living, skilled nursing and hospice care to emergency medicine and family medicine.

Stephens earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph and his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario. He completed further studies in family medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Former Brookdale VP Sheri Strobel joins Chapters Health System

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Sheri Strobel

Sheri Strobel, CPA, has been named vice president of information systems and technology at Tampa, FL based Chapters Health System, which delivers home health, palliative and hospice care along with durable medical equipment and pharmacy services.

With 20 years of experience in information technology, Strobel joins Chapters Health after having worked at Brookdale Senior Living, where she was vice president of applications, and Alterra Healthcare, where she was director of business applications.

Strobel earned her undergraduate degree in accounting and began her career in healthcare as a memory care certified nursing assistant at an senior living community. She is certified as a public accountant and volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association, among other organizations.

Nightingale Healthcare appoints Carrie Danielsen regional director of assisted living operations

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Carrie Danielsen

Carrie Danielsen has been appointed regional director of assisted living operations at Nightingale Healthcare, a family-owned healthcare management company based in Bellingham, WA, that owns and operates assisted living communities and skilled nursing and throughout Washington and Oregon.

In this capacity, she will oversee general planning, directing and coordinating for the company’s various facilities.

Danielsen has two decades of experience in senior care and joined the Nightingale management team in 2014. Prior to her new role, she was the executive director for Summit Place Assisted Living in Bellingham, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of the building, including nursing, maintenance, dining services and personnel. (See below to read about her successor, Jozef Bosman.) Previously, Danielsen was the resident care manager at the adjacent Mt. Baker Care Center, and she had worked at another nearby nursing home as well.

Danielsen has been a licensed practical nurse since 1998 and has completed the LEAD Assisted Living Executive Training Program.

Pegasus Senior Living adds Sandra Petersen to health and wellness team

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Sandra Petersen, DNP

Sandra Petersen, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BE, FAANP, has joined the health and wellness team of Dallas-based Pegasus Senior Living, which manages 37 communities nationwide offering independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Petersen will consult on healthcare services and will guide the rollout of Pegasus’ Connections program for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The therapeutic program will use evidence-based techniques with the goal of providing an improved quality of life and an increased life expectancy for memory care residents.

Petersen was a founding member of the Assisted Living Federation of America (now known as Argentum) Nurse Action Committee and has been active in the assisted living industry since the early 1990s. She has written and lectured about topics relating to assisted living, memory care, systems thinking, hospice, home care, psychiatric nursing, primary care, medical home, telecare, biofeedback, robotic pet therapy, neuroplasticity and nursing leadership.

Petersen is a member of the National Conference of Geriatric Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Texas Nurses Association and the American Geriatrics Society.

Aegis Living adds Nader Naini to board

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Nader Naini

Nader Naini, a managing partner of Frazier Healthcare Partners, has joined the Aegis Living Board of Managers as the company plans to double in size over the next 10 years and deliver more health and wellness services for its residents in years to come. Aegis Living currently has 32 communities along the West Coast, with seven additional communities in development.

Naini joins fellow Aegis Living board members Dwayne Clark, founder and CEO, as well as Jerry Meyer, Eddie Poplawski, Ashley Rea and Adam Clark.

Naini joined Frazier Healthcare Partners in 1991 and has served on the firm’s management team and led its Growth Buyout practice since 1995. Under his leadership, the practice has raised more than $4 billion of limited partner capital and has realized more than $4 billion in exits.

During his 29-year tenure with the firm, he has been responsible for investments in such organizations as Aspen Education Group, CHG Healthcare, Priority Solutions International, Bravo Health, Laboratory Supply Company and DSI Renal.

Before joining Frazier, Naini worked at Goldman Sachs in New York. He earned his MBA degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and an undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Naini also serves on the board of directors of United Digestive, Northfield Medical, MedData, Alteon Health and 98point6.

Aegis, headquartered in Bellevue, WA, operates 32 communities in Washington, California and Nevada, with seven additional communities in development.

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Terri Isabelle

Three Pillars welcomes three to senior management team

Three new team members have joined the senior management team at Dousman, WI-based Three Pillars Senior Living Communities.

  • Terri Isabell, chief development officer, has more than 20 years of development and fundraising experience and has worked with organizations including Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. 
  • Cheryl Kruger, director of hospitality services, brings more than 10 years of dining management experience in related organizations, including Linden Grove, Lutheran Home and Aurora Healthcare.
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Cheryl Kruger
  • Eric Nitschke, P.E., director of facilities management and capital projects, is a civil engineer with almost 20 years of experience in Southeast Wisconsin. He comes to Three Pillars from the village of Germantown, where he was village engineer.

Community Wellness Partners announces three appointments

Community Wellness Partners, the affiliation of LutheranCare and Presbyterian Homes & Services, recently announced three appointments.

  • Amanda Bartlett is the new administrator of the Lutheran Home Cottages, a special needs assisted living residence designed especially to serve those living with various stages of dementia. Bartlett received her associate’s degree from St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, followed by a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College. She has held several clinical management positions in the area, most recently as a registered nurse manager for the Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility.
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Eric Nitschke
  • Cheyenne Hawkins, former ActiveDay Senior Program coordinator, has been promoted to director of lifestyle enrichment at the Lutheran Home of Central New York. She has worked in various positions at LutheranCare since she joined the team in 2016, serving as a Helping Hands Home companion, a scheduler for the Your Neighbors program and a resident caregiver. Most recently, Hawkins was responsible for the programming of activities and the raising of funds for those living with physical challenges and memory loss at the adult home.
  • Amy Krause, the new director of nursing on the LutheranCare campus of Community Wellness Partners, earned her nursing diploma from St. James Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, her undergraduate degree from Daemen College and her master’s degree in nursing administration from SUNY Institute of Technology. She comes to the organization with more than 25 years of experience in long-term care, 13 of them as a director of nursing. Krause is the former DON at Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and most recently was DON at Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Community Wellness Partners employs 980 people and serves almost 1,300 older adults each day throughout its continuum, which includes independent living and assisted living, home care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and more.

Watercrest Fort Mill names Joy Patterson executive director

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Joy Patterson

Joy Patterson has joined Watercrest Fort Mill, an assisted living and memory care community in Fort Mill-Indian Land, SC, as executive director. The 107-unit senior living community is under construction and is scheduled to open in the spring.

Patterson joined the Watercrest Senior Living Group early last year to lead the pre-operational management of Watercrest Columbia, Columbia, SC, before transitioning to her new position. Her senior living career began as a marketing director. She subsequently obtained her nursing home administrator license and residential care facility license, working in a regional role for multiple senior living communities.

Watercrest Fort Mill, which will offer 75 assisted living and 32 memory care apartments, is the second senior living development project between Watercrest Senior Living Group and Waypoint Residential, a vertically integrated real estate investment firm specializing in rental housing.

Farmington Square welcomes Jessica Penland as executive director

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Jessica Penland

Jessica Penland is the new executive director at Farmington Square Assisted and Memory Care, a Radiant Senior Living community in Salem, OR.

Penland began her career in senior living at the age of 17 as a housekeeper, then moved into roles as a caregiver, medication technician, wellness coordinator, business office director and assistant executive director before being promoted to her new role. She began working for Radiant in March 2011.

Penland was recognized as Radiant’s Administrator of the Year in 2017 and 2019.

Summit Place Assisted Living names Jozef Bosman executive director

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Jozef Bosman

Jozef Bosman is the new executive director at Summit Place Assisted Living, family-owned and operated by Nightingale Healthcare in Bellingham, WA. He will oversee day-to-day operations, including nursing, maintenance, dining services and personnel.

He succeeds Carrie Danielsen, who has been appointed regional director of assisted living operations (see above).

Bosman most recently was the dining services director for Mt. Baker Care Center, a skilled nursing facility operating under the same roof, which also serves the long-term care residents of Summit Place. He joined Nightingale in 2015 as dining services director, serving the residents of both Mt. Baker and Summit Place. Bringing with him more than three decades of professional experience in the food service industry, Bosman oversaw the food service program for the facility, including ordering, developing menus, promotions and specials. 

Bosman earned her undergraduate degree in hotel and restaurant hospitality management at Washington State University. He also studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.

Former Quality Care Properties, Sunrise general counsel joins Magellan Health

David Haddock has joined Phoenix-based Magellan Health as general counsel and secretary. In this role, he will be responsible for providing company-wide legal, compliance and regulatory leadership.

With a 25-year legal career, Haddock is the former general counsel and corporate secretary at Quality Care Properties. From 2010 to 2013, he was the general counsel and corporate secretary at Sunrise Senior Living.

Haddock has an undergraduate degree in English from Princeton University and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Pennrose welcomes Michelle Militello to lead asset management

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Michelle Militello

Michelle Militello has joined Pennrose as vice president of asset management. She will focus on maximizing the financial performance and value of the Pennrose portfolio, analyzing, measuring and reporting on property financial and operating metrics, and will work closely with the property operations team to improve outcomes.

For the past 10 years, Militello was vice president of tax credit equity investments for Bank of America, where she was the senior asset manager responsible for approximately 50 direct low-income housing tax credit investments. Her 20-plus years of industry experience also includes roles in community development and portfolio management.

Militello has an MBA from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University.

Bruce Chernof announces retirement from The SCAN Foundation

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Bruce Chernof, M.D.

Bruce A. Chernof, M.D., FACP, will retire from the Long Beach, CA-based SCAN Foundation by the end of this year after 12 years as the founding president and CEO. The foundation’s board will undertake a search to find a successor.

In 2013, Chernof chaired the Federal Commission on Long-Term Care, which produced a bipartisan report to Congress recommending reforms for the nation’s long-term care financing, delivery system and workforce needs.

The SCAN Foundation has awarded more than $75 million in grant funding to hundreds of organizations with the goal of helping all older adults, and in particular older Californians, age with the dignity, choice and independence.

Before the independent charity’s founding in 2008, Chernof led the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.

Broadband Hospitality names James Naro Joins SVP, business and legal affairs

James G. Naro has joined Youngstown, OH-based Broadband Hospitality as senior vice president, business and legal affairs. The company provides unified technology solutions for senior living facilities, multi-dwelling units, hotels and student housing.

Naro was SVP and general counsel of DirectTV Latin America from 1995 through 2004. From 2006 through 2013, he was SVP and general counsel of LodgeNet Interactive Corp. Before leaving LodgeNet, he served as co-CEO to guide the company through a reorganization and sale to a new group of investors.

He has since served as a consultant and advisor to a number of companies in the hospitality industry both in the United States as well as in Europe and Asia.