Cadence Living names Julie Bagg vice president of operations – West Region
Julie Bagg has joined the management team of Cadence Living as vice president of operations – West Region.
Bagg is based in California and will have principal responsibility for the operations of Cadence’s portfolio on the West Coast. She has more than 11 years of experience in operations, sales and marketing in the senior living industry.
Before Cadence, Bagg held regional operations and executive director roles with Westmont Living and Atria Senior Living in California.
In conjunction with Bagg’s hiring, former vice president of operations – West region Treva Whalen was promoted to vice president of operations – corporate and will be assisting with special projects across the portfolio.
Cadence Living owns and/or operates communities throughout the South and West.
Westminster Communities of Florida names Nicole DeWoolfson Muller vice president of sales and marketing
Nicole DeWoolfson Muller is rejoining Westminster Communities of Florida as vice president of sales and marketing. In this capacity, she will lead the organization’s overall sales and marketing effort and support its vision to enhance and grow the mission to serve seniors throughout the state.
Muller, who previously served in the same role at Westminster from 2014 to 2018, led the organization to a significant increase in overall occupancy, directed the marketing and sales efforts for numerous expansions and acquisitions, and managed an award-winning rebranding and marketing effort of the organization.
Muller is president of Occupancy Answers, a consulting firm specializing in senior living sales and marketing throughout the United States. She has almost 30 years of experience in professional marketing, sales, public relations, market research and strategic planning.
She has an undergraduate degree in communication/public relations and journalism from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, and a master’s degree in the management of aging services from The Erickson School at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
UCH welcomes Kim Vagnetti as executive director of Pilgrim Manor
Kim Vagnetti is the new executive director of Marion, OH-based United Church Homes’ Pilgrim Manor campus in Grand Rapids, MI. Pilgrim Manor offers assisted living, memory care, long-term care and short-term rehabilitation.
Vagnetti most recently was administrator at a 107-bed, dually certified nursing and rehabilitation center in Ionia, MI. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Eastern Michigan University and has worked as a licensed nursing home administrator for almost a decade.
Westminster at Lake Ridge announces Paul Gregg as executive director
Paul Gregg has been named executive director at Westminster at Lake Ridge, one of three not-for-profit Ingleside communities in metropolitan Washington, D.C. In his new role, Gregg will oversee all of the community’s operations and programs.
Gregg has served for more than 27 years in various positions in senior living. He began his career as a manager in dining services and over time progressed to various operation positions in multiple companies, including assistant administrator and vice president of operations. In 2002, he became the associate director at Glenaire Retirement Community and in 2010 was promoted to executive director.
Gregg earned his undergraduate degree in English and a master’s in aging studies and nonprofit management form North Carolina State University.
Anthem Memory Care appoints executive director for Emerald Place
Caitlin Terrell has been named executive director of Emerald Place, an Anthem Memory Care community in Glenview, IL.
Terrell previously was executive director of Jacob Healthcare Center in San Diego. A certified dementia practitioner and licensed clinical social worker, she also has served as the social services director and regional consultant in skilled nursing and post-acute settings.
Terrell earned a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of North Dakota.
Heartis Yardley Senior Living names two new directors
Heartis Yardley Senior Living, an Integral Senior Living community, has named Lisa M. Pflaumer as executive director and Patrice Martin as director of sales and marketing. Currently under construction and scheduled to open late fall, Heartis Yardley will be one of only 32 licensed assisted living and memory care communities in Pennsylvania.
Pflaumer has more than 25 years of executive experience in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. She has an undergraduate degree in history and politics from Drexel University, a master of public administration degree from George Mason University, and certifications as a personal care home administrator and assisted living residence administrator.
Martin has specialized in senior living for the past six years and draws on her extensive background in sales and marketing. Her experience with residential, independent and assisted living communities allows her to work with residents to help them find their perfect home.
Molly Fisher joins Inspir at Carnegie Hill as director of program innovation and education
Molly Fisher has joined Inspir at Carnegie Hill as director of program innovation and education. She comes to Inspir from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, where she launched its educational and social services programming.
At Inspir, she will work to fulfill the vision and mission of the building, which is to disrupt aging and transform how residential care services are provided and consumed. She is creating a curated list of experiences that will mirror what residents have been doing throughout the course of their lives before moving into Inspir.
Fisher will spearhead the process of ensuring nine core elements run through the programming: engagement, purpose, movement and mobility, art and music, belonging, family, brain health, nature and laughter.
Since April, in response to COVID-19, Fisher began scheduling weekly virtual events, some open to the public and others exclusive to residents. Highlights included an interactive cooking class with Inspir’s Chef Gio Maffei, continuing education workshops to give back to frontline social workers and healthcare professionals, improv classes, and others.
Stonebridge at Montgomery names Roberto Muniz assistant executive director, administrator
Roberto Muniz is the new assistant executive director/administrator at Stonebridge at Montgomery, a Springpoint Senior Living community in Skillman, NJ.
Muniz is responsible for the day-to-day operational functions within Stonebridge at Montgomery, ensuring delivery of high quality care and services. Additionally, he assists in the direction of the overall function of ongoing operations, including planning and development.
Muniz has a proven track in healthcare management as the assistant executive director of a healthcare community with a 137-bed skilled nursing unit. He graduated form the University of Delaware with a master’s degree in human development/human services administration.
Stonebridge at Montgomery is a continuing care retirement community that offers independent living for seniors, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and memory care.
Welltower adds Diana Reid to board of directors
Welltower has announced the appointment of Diana Reid to its board of directors.
With more than 38 years of experience in the financial services industry, Reid joins Welltower’s board with 12 years of experience at PNC Financial Services, including time as executive vice president of The PNC Financial Services Group and executive of the bank’s commercial real estate business.
Reid began her career in the mortgage products group at Citicorp before joining First Boston (now Credit Suisse), where she spent 19 years in mortgage trading, capital markets and in advisory roles. In 2003, Reid founded Beekman Advisors, a boutique firm providing CEOs, owners and directors of privately held real estate finance companies with strategic advice and sell-side representation.
Reid earned an undergraduate degree from California State University and an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
She was named to American Bankers’ “Most Powerful Women in Banking” annual rankings from 2010-2018, having served on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s commercial/multifamily board of governors. She also served on the Urban Land Institute’s global board of directors, where she remains elected trustee and ULI foundation governor.
Welltower’s board of directors will expand to nine members following Redi’s appointment, with women and minorities making up 88% of independent directors.
Ryan Companies adds tenured financial professional to board of directors
Noah Levy, a retired commercial real estate professional, recently became the newest member on Ryan Companies’ board of directors.
Levy retired in 2019 from Prudential Financial after 28 year in the company’s CRE/investment division within its senior living investment program. Levy was first connected with Ryan Companies in 2015 during the Grand Living at Lake Lorraine project, a senior living community in Sioux Falls, SD.
As the former managing director for PGIM Real Estate, the commercial real estate arm of Prudential Financial, Levy developed and managed the Senior Housing Partners investment funds platform for 20 years. SHP has invested in more than 150 properties across the country through private equity funds.
Levy participated on the board of the American Seniors Housing Association and served a term as its chairman.
In addition to his new role for Ryan Companies, he serves on the boards of two organizations that focus on the growing community of adults with special needs.
FaverGray hires Mark Higby as division leader of senior living
Mark Higby is the new division leader of senior living at FaverGray, a Jacksonville, FL-based general contractor.
Higby brings more than 30 years of diversified experience in the design and construction industry. He has design, development and construction experience within the senior living and healthcare markets, including independent living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities, nursing facilities and acute care hospitals and surgical centers.
As division leader, Higby manages divisional operations, project development strategies, preconstruction services, customer relations and oversight of all divisional staff to ensure that each project team meets or exceeds schedule, financial and customer satisfaction objectives.
Higby formerly held leadership positions at Auburn University and the University of North Florida Engineering School.
Isaac Wallace joins Erdman’s senior living team as a design project manager
Isaac Wallace has joined Erdman’s senior living architectural studio as a design project manager. He brings new ideas and 12 years of experience to the role.
Wallace comes to Erdman most recently from Iconica, where he was involved in leading senior living projects that followed a design-build delivery method. Before his time at Iconica, Wallace worked for Dimension IV Madison Design Group and AG Architecture.
He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Bank Leumi USA names Jerry Lumpkins Chicago commercial real estate lead
Jerry Lumpkins has been appointed commercial real estate lead for Chicago at Bank Leumi USA. In this role, he will focus on commercial investment real estate transactions, including multifamily, retail, office and industrial properties throughout the Midwest.
Lumpkins brings to the job two decades of experience in commercial and real estate banking with 15 years’ expertise in the Chicago commercial banking market. He joins Leumi from BMO Harris Bank, where he was director of commercial banking. Lumpkins previously served on the commercial banking teams at Wachovia/Wells Fargo and US Bank.
Lumpkins is president of the Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp. board and president of the Rockford Housing Development Corp. board, and he serves on the boards of Real Estate Investment Association, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago and Rogers Park Builders Group.
He earned undergraduate degrees in political science and history from Rockford University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix-San Diego. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.