Capital Senior Living names Jay Reed vice president of information technology

Jay Reed has been named vice president of information technology at Dallas-based Capital Senior Living.

Reed brings expertise in IT operations leadership with a track record in the hospitality, real estate and restaurant industries. At Capital Senior Living, he will drive the overall IT strategy and lead all IT departments, including network development, security, systems and desktop support.

His most recent position was partner at CIO Suite, a management consulting firm in Dallas. Another former position was executive vice president and chief information officer at Aimbridge Hospitality. Earlier in his career, Reed held several senior technology roles in which he spearheaded initiatives that applied innovative technology solutions to affect positive organizational and operational change. 

WesleyLife names Liz Davidson vice president of clinical excellence

Liz Davidson, former director of clinical services and nurse consultant for LeadingAge Iowa, has joined Johnson, IA-based WesleyLife as vice president of clinical excellence. This is a new position for WesleyLife, which expanded its operations into Illinois and is developing two new communities.

In this new position, Davidson will lead WesleyLife’s clinical services, including assisted living, memory support, long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. She also will partner with WesleyLife’ network of home- and community-based services to ensure adherence to regulatory standards and quality measures and promote a focus on service integration. She will lead strategic initiatives while executing the organization’s clinical quality philosophies, practices and systems.

Before joining LeadingAge Iowa, Davidson worked for 20 years as a director of nursing, a health facilities surveyor, a regional nurse consultant, and a deputy program manager and quality-of-care monitor with the Office of Inspector General.

Davidson also represented LeadingAge Iowa membership in collaborating with the Iowa governor’s office and other healthcare partners in the State Emergency Operations Center group. She is a member of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative advisory council representing post-acute care. She also participates in the Nursing Home Quality Partners group and is secretary of the Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition.

EPOCH Senior Living names Meghan Cook vice president of clinical services

Meghan Cook has been named vice president of clinical services for Waltham, MA-based EPOCH Senior Living’s continuum of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Cook is responsible for the senior living provider’s clinical outcomes, clinical policy/procedure development and implementation, education, training and conducting peer reviews to ensure quality of care and regulatory compliance.

She is experienced in infection control and prevention, chronic disease management, HIPAA compliance and emergency preparation. She is a certified dementia practitioner and advanced care planning facilitator.

Before joining EPOCH Senior Living, Cook was corporate clinical director, executive director and director of nursing services for a multi-state senior living provider.

Montereau names Saunya Moore chief financial officer

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Saunya Moore

Saunya Moore has been named chief financial officer of Tulsa, OK-based life plan community Montereau

Moore brings more than two decades of financial and operational  knowledge to Montereau, with a background and experience in healthcare. She comes to Montereau from Morton Comprehensive Health Services, a not-for-profit community health center, where she was CFO and vice president of administration and finance. 

Moore is a board member for Youth Services of Tulsa, as well as a member of several other committees, including MyHealth and the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce OneVoice Task Force in Healthcare and Human Resources.

First Community Village names Jennifer Adams executive director

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Jenn Adams

Jennifer Adams has been named executive director of First Community Village, an Upper Arlington, OH-based continuing care retirement community owned and operated by National Church Residences. Adams will direct all day-to-day operations, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.

Adams has 15 years of executive experience in the senior living industry. She previously was a licensed nursing home administrator and executive director of assisted living and independent living environments. Her experience spans diverse populations, as well as urban and rural settings, facilities under renovation and healthcare delivery.

La Marea Senior Living announces additions to leadership team

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Launa Cornell

La Marea Senior Living, a Carlsbad, CA-based Integral Senior Living community scheduled to open this spring, has named Launa Cornell as its executive director, Kimberly Santillian as senior director of sales and marketing, and Gabriela Alvarado as director of sales and marketing.

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Kimberly Santillian

Cornell has more than 25 years of experience in the senior care industry. She is a registered nurse and previously has served in various leadership capacities, including director of health regional director of operations and nurse consultant. 

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Gabriela Alvarado

Santillian has more than 17 years of senior living experience. She previously was a social worker for individuals with developmental disabilities and a divisional sales specialist with Solstice Senior Living.

Alvarado has 17 years of senior living experience. She began her career in the industry working as a concierge before transitioning to sales and marketing. 

The Amsterdam at Harborside names Kelly DeJesus health center administrator

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Kelly DeJesus

Kelly A. DeJesus has been named health center administrator of the Isaac H. Tuttle Center at The Amsterdam at Harborside in Port Washington, NY.

The Tuttle Center at the not-for-profit Amsterdam at Harborside hosts the community’s enriched housing, memory support services and skilled nursing.

DeJesus had worked in finance for The Amsterdam for the past eight  years. She recently was licensed as a nursing home administrator.  

Sabra Health Care REIT names 2 to leadership roles

Michael Costa has been named chief accounting officer and Katie Cusack has been appointed to the board of directors of Irvine CA-based Sabra Health Care REIT. 

Costa is Sabra’s executive vice president of finance. He previously held various leadership positions overseeing the real estate investment trust’s accounting and finance functions. He has more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and accounting, having previously worked for KBS Realty Advisors and Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Assurance practice.

Costa is a certified public accountant and licensed real estate broker in California. 

Cusack is chief operating officer of Cornell Capital, a $4 billion private investment firm with offices in New York and Hong Kong. She previously served in various capacities at Credit Suisse, including chief operating officer for the investment banking division in both Asia Paciric and Europe, Middle East and Africa, and as head of ultra-high net worth coverage.

Before joining Credit Suisse, Cusack was a managing director at MTS Health Partners, where she provided strategic advisory services to corporate clients in the healthcare services industry. She began her banking career at Goldman Sachs in the mergers and acquisitions group and principal investing area.

Cusack serves in a volunteer capacity as a trustee of Hudson Guild, a Chelsea-based settlement house providing social services to more than 14,000 New Yorkers.

Sentrics adds Bob Kramer to advisory council

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Robert G. Kramer

Robert G. Kramer, co-founder and former CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, has joined the advisory council of Dallas-based technology firm Sentrics to provide the management team guidance and insight into trends affecting services and care in senior living.

Kramer, who launched the thought leadership platform Nexus Insights in 2020, offers new ideas about how to rethink aging and build next-generation solutions that meet the needs of aging baby boomers. With more than 35 years of industry leadership, he identifies industries and trends that will disrupt the future of senior housing and aging services.

Kramer joins advisory council members Eclipse Senior Living CEO Kai Hsiao, ATI Advisory founder and CEO Anne Tumlinson, Senior Lifestyle Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Jerry Frumm, Charter Senior Living founder and CEO Keven Bennema, and Protoncare and Perseid Software founder and President Bernie Wess.

Edgemere partners with Chef Tre Wilcox for culinary mentorship program

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Tre Wilcox

Dallas life plan community Edgemere is partnering with Chef Tre Wilcox for a mentorship program.

Wilcox, a two-time James Beard Award nominee and “Top Chef” and “Iron Chef America” alumnus, will have an advisory role at Edgemere, where he will provide guidance and training to the community’s executive chef and culinary team. This role will include steering the development of recipes, signature dishes, plating concepts and menus.

As part of the program, Wilcox and Edgemere Executive Chef Armando Can-Cen will jointly participate in resident town halls and food committee meetings to gather feedback and recommendations from residents. The pair also will host cooking demonstrations. 

Wilcox hopes to enroll several Edgemere culinary team members at his cooking school, Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts, in Plano, TX.

Consolidated Contracting taps 3 for healthy building design program

Consolidated Contracting has tapped Matt Elias-Calles as a project manager and division leader, Alan Ursillo as director of healthcare, and Jill Black as industrial hygienist of its newly developed Consolidated Building Health division dedicated to healthy building design. Jason Shuster, founder of Shuster360, also is part of the team.

The company, which operates primarily in Southern California, has developed a four-step approach to healthy building design and remodeling which it says is the first detailed program of its kind in the country. The process includes evaluating existing facilities and the needs of new ones; designing optimal disease containment mechanisms; implementing procurement and construction; and certifying the facility, once it is completed, based on a detailed point rating system. Consolidated Building Health will concentrate on senior living communities in the short term.

Elias-Calles is a Fitwel-certified ambassador who has led the completion of an award-winning LEED platinum-certified facility and other projects.

Ursillo has experience in the acquisition and disposition of both domestic and international senior housing portfolios, commercial real estate sales and lending. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior living market with knowledge of facility operations management and administration.

Black spent more than 20 years as senior environmental health and safety manager at HP. She has 32 years of experience as an environmental health and safety professional and has expertise in information technology, operations management, emergency management, facility management and environmental impacts.

Schuster is founder of Schuster360, a spend management solutions provider to the senior care market. Prior founding the company, he held positions as the executive vice president of project administration and executive vice president of sales for an interior design and procurement firm.

Enquire names Craig Riley chief information security officer

Craig Riley has been named chief information officer of Enquire, a Denver-based provider of cloud customer relationship management, marketing automation and contact centers solutions for senior living communities, post-acute care facilities and healthcare organizations.

Riley will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a comprehensive information security strategy and program to ensure that information assets and technologies are protected. He also will work to ensure that information security risks are identified, evaluated and mitigated; lead efforts to prevent and respond to security incidents; establish standards and controls; manage security technologies; and implement security policies and procedures.

Before joining Enquire, Riley held several positions with Graebel Companies, including senior vice president / chief security and privacy officer, senior director of IT infrastructure, director of IT infrastructure and manager of infrastructure. He also held several positions with the Children’s Hospital in Denver. 

Riley is a certified information systems security professional and a GIAC information security professional.

G5 names Katie Roper as vice president of senior living

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Katie Roper

Katie Roper has been named vice president of senior living for Bend, OR-based digital marketing optimization firm G5.

She will be responsible for the day-to-day strategy and business processes of the sales team to drive revenue growth and new client acquisition. 

Roper has experience in both digital advertising and senior living. As the founding head of sales and industry marketing for Caring, Roper built the company as a source of internet leads for senior housing and care companies. She also has written and spoken on caregiving, senior living and care and age-related technology issues.

OneDay builds leadership team with appointments, promotions

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Eric Varin

OneDay, a Dallas-based video technology and storytelling platform for senior living communities, has announced several executive leadership appointments and promotions.

Eric Varin, formerly vice president of sales and marketing for Allegro Senior Living, now is OneDay’s vice president of client success. He brings more than 11 years of experience in senior living strategy, sales and marketing to the role.

Victoria Repice, former vice president of product management at SiriusXM, now is OneDay’s vice president of product. Repice has more than 25 years of product management experience with Sirius Satellite Radio, Barnes & Noble Nook, Samsung Mobile and NQ Mobile. At OneDay, Repice is responsible for setting the overall product vision and crafting the strategic product plan to define and develop products and services.

Deena Naccarella, previously vice president of finance, now is chief financial officer. In her new role, she will lead the company’s financial strategy and help execute plans for continued growth into new markets.

Carter Severns, former director or marketing, has been promoted to vice president of marketing. In his new role, Severn will continue to focus on leading the overall marketing strategy, brand awareness and growth of current markets while developing the market strategy for future industries as the company continues to grow.

OneDay said that the appointments and promotions are in response to the growth and expansion of the company’s business operations. Last year, OneDay said, the company increased its customer base by more than 150%, partnering with almost 5,000 senior living communities across the country.

American Association of Service Coordinators names Michelle Missler president and CEO

Michelle Missler has been named president and CEO of the American Association of Service Coordinators, based in Powell, OH. AASC is a professional membership association and national resource for housing professionals who help elderly and diabled residents and families living in affordable housing communities access services and supports. 

Missler joined AASC last year as vice president with 16 years of experience in affordable senior housing, service coordination and program development.

Before joining the organization, she was director of the Franklin County (OH) Office on Aging, vice president of strategic partnerships at the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus, and director of the service coordinator program at National Church Residences, among other roles.

Missler is a licensed social worker. She succeeds Janice Monks, AASC’s founding president, who retired after 21 years.