Asbury Foundation appoints president, CEO

J.D. Shuman

J.D. Shuman has been named the new president and CEO of the Asbury Foundation, a non-profit organization that secures philanthropic support for seniors served by Asbury Communities’ continuing care retirement communities.

Before his new position, Shuman was president of Homewood Foundation, which is part of Homewood Retirement Services. Before that, he worked for 10 years with the Asbury Foundation, holding progressively more responsible roles and ultimately serving as vice president of development. While at Asbury, Shuman was integral to increasing philanthropic support and the success of key campaigns across the system, including the construction of the Richard D. Rife Center at Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg, PA.

He has an undergraduate degree from Strayer University and is a certified fundraising executive.

Westminster Ingleside Foundation names new president, CEO

Doug Myers, who led the Asbury Foundation for 18 years, has been appointed president and CEO of the Westminster Ingleside Foundation in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

WIF’s mission is to provide support for Ingleside residents who outlive their income and assets, to improve the quality of life for all residents and to build an endowment for the future.

“We are thrilled that Doug has joined the Ingleside family. Doug’s philanthropic experience and knowledge is exactly what the Ingleside family needs to achieve Westminster Ingleside Foundation’s mission,” Ingleside President and CEO Lynn O’Connor said.

Myers has 30 years of experience in philanthropic senior leadership positions. He earned his undergraduate degree in management from Gettysburg College and became a certified fundraising executive with the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. In the past five years, he has served as a board member and campaign major gifts chairman for the Arc of Carroll County and has been the vice chairman and board member for the United Methodist Association.

Myers joins Ingleside as all three communities are adding more programs and services.

White Horse Village promotes three

In a recent restructuring, three members of White Horse Village, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Newtown Square, PA, have been promoted.

Susan Abtouche

Susan Abtouche has been promoted to vice president of mission enhancement, overseeing a department with the goal of enhancing the experience of all those associated with White Horse Village, whether they are residents, volunteers or donors.

She is a Ph.D. candidate at Eastern University, working on her dissertation on the personal and organizational factors that influence resident charitable legacy giving to their retirement communities. Earlier this year, Abtouche and Len Weiser, president and CEO of White Horse Village, co-presented on the organizational and leadership factors influencing resident giving at the 23rd Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences annual national conference in Las Vegas.

Abtouche has been chosen as an Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Service Doctoral Fellow for 2019. She will share her dissertation research at ARNOVA’s conference in November.

Megan Shugars

Also at White Horse Village, Megan Shugars has been promoted to senior director of human resources and compliance officer. She will support the organization’s 370 team members and lead efforts related to corporate compliance and ethics. She previously was the director of human resources.

Shugars is in the final stages of completing her certificate as a compliance officer.

Sue Manning

And Sue Manning has become the manager of operations and executive assistant. In her new role, she will be responsible for planning and directing all administrative and operational activities for the president and CEO, administration functions and the board of directors. She also will be the point of contact between team members, the community-at-large and the senior leadership team.

The promotions follow 18-month process wherein White Horse Village evaluated its vision, mission and core values, brand identity and strategic priorities as it prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in August. The new mission statement is, “We intentionally create opportunities for extraordinary living in a vibrant, diverse community through personal growth, connectedness and relationships,” with a vision “to inspire a world of possibilities on life’s journey.” 

Kindred at Home adds two to leadership team

Heather O’Sullivan and Mark Reid have joined Kindred at Home as chief clinical innovations officer and chief human resources officer, respectively.

Heather O’Sullivan

As chief clinical innovations officer, O’Sullivan will provide leadership and direction to the organization, developing, implementing and advancing the company’s care delivery models. She will set the clinical strategy and vision for the organization and oversee clinical analytics.

She most recently served as chief clinical officer at naviHealth and has over two decades of experience in senior healthcare executive leadership.

Mark Reid

In Reid’s new role, he will focus on continuing the integration of business functions, creating a high performing leadership team and overseeing the employee experience for the 50,000 people at Kindred at Home. He brings more than 30 years of experience to his role, most recently as executive vice president and chief human resources officer at USAA.

The Glen at Scripps Ranch names executive director

Meegan F. Kline has been named the executive director for The Glen at Scripps Ranch, a new life plan community in San Diego.

Meegan F. Kline

Kline will be responsible for the planning, performance and review of all departments and operations. She also will oversee the financials of the community.

Prior to this role, Kline had been administrator of the health center at Casa de las Campanas in San Diego. She is a licensed California assisted living and nursing home administrator and a certified therapeutic recreation specialist. Kline also is a graduate of the California Association of Health Facilities Leadership Academy.

Oak Crest promotes Runkles

Josh Runkles

Josh Runkles has been promoted to sales manager at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community in Parkville, MD. 

Runkles has been with Oak Crest since 2005, beginning as the community TV production coordinator and advancing to community TV and A/V manager. He also is a founding member of the Long-Range Planning Committee as well as previously serving as co-chair of the Erickson Living Values Committee.

In addition, Runkles led the My Erickson initiative, an interactive app that provides residents with community news and information on their smartphones and computers. For the past decade, he has produced an annual telethon that has raised more than $400,000 for the Oak Crest Benevolent Care Fund.

Murano gains three executives

Bruce McCurdy

Bruce McCurdy, Susan White and Mindy Walker have been hired by Murano, a new Leisure Care independent living and assisted living high-rise opening this fall in Seattle. 

Susan White

McCurdy will be the general manager. He will be responsible for overseeing all departments and ensuring high-quality resident services. He previously was a food and beverage director and executive committee member of Crowne Plaza. 

White has been hired as the sales manager. She most recently worked at Mirabella as a sales and marketing manager for seven years. White has worked with Leisure Care at three different communities in the past. 

Mindy Walker

Walker joins Murano as the assistant general manager. She has 11 years of experience with Leisure Care, working in a variety of roles. 

Indiana University Center for Aging Research names director

Susan Hickman, Ph.D., has been selected to lead the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute. She will be the second director in the center’s history.

Susan Hickman, Ph.D.

Hickman is a clinical geropsychologist focused on optimizing the quality of life for older adults through improved decision-making and communication about treatment preferences. Much of her work is in advance care planning, helping people make decisions about the care they receive when they are not able to speak for themselves.

Hickman is nationally recognized for her work with the POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Program, designed to help ensure that patients’ end-of-life treatment preferences are known and honored. She also is principal investigator or co-investigator on several externally funded projects related to advance care planning in nursing homes.

Hickman is a professor in the Indiana University School of Nursing. She is also a co-director of the IUPUI RESPECT (Research in Palliative and End-of Life Communicating and Training) Signature Center, a faculty member in the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, and a member of the senior affiliate faculty in the IU Health Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. In addition to her current roles, she will be a professor at the IU School of Medicine and hold the Cornelius and Yvonne Pettinga Chair in Aging Research.

Hickman has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in geropsychology at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oregon and holds a certificate in healthcare ethics from the University of Washington.

Ziegler hires two

Mark Landreville and Christina Rappl have been hired by specialty band Ziegler as managing director and assistant vice president, respectively.

Landreville has more than 30 years of experience in investment and commercial banking, primarily in the senior living field. He has completed more than $1.5 billion in projects throughout his career, ranging from financing independent living communities to assisted living facilities to nursing homes. 

Rappl has more than seven years of experience in municipal and investment banking finance. In her new role, she will focus on providing senior analytical support in the senior living sector.

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