WesleyLife names Allison Pendroy COO
Allison Pendroy has been named chief operating officer of Johnston, IA-based WesleyLife.
Pendroy joins WesleyLife after more than 14 years with the Des Moines, IA-based Life Care Services, where she most recently was senior vice president, life plan communities, with accountability for 26 communities throughout the United States.
Pendroy began her senior living career in finance and real estate, then expanded her expertise in operations. Her other previous titles with LCS included finance director–asset management and VP–director of asset management.
Trilogy Health Services appoints Wendy Dowd as chief human resources and inclusion officer
Wendy Dowd has been appointed chief human resources and inclusion officer at Louisville, KY-based Trilogy Health Services.
In her new role, she will provide strategic leadership in the areas of talent acquisition; diversity, equity and inclusion; training; leadership development; total rewards; policy development and human resources information systems. Her role will also influence and lead operational and technical HR change management initiatives that support the company’s continued growth agenda.
Dowd most recently was the CHRO adviser for the Funds of New York City and a member of the Deloitte Human Experience Advisory Board. Prior to those roles, she was chief talent officer and head of consumer experience at Guardian Life Insurance. She also spent 12 years in multiple leadership roles at Humana.
United Methodist Communities adds three to leadership team
Gary Engelstad, David Glenn and Cindy Jacques have been promoted at Neptune, NJ-based United Methodist Communities.
Glenn has been promoted to the position of senior vice president for people and culture. He has served UMC for nine years as vice president of human resources. Glenn has more than 40 years of experience in generalist and executive human resources, maintains a SHRM-SCP certification, and holds an MBA in management from Monmouth University.
Jacques has been promoted to the position of senior vice president for programs and services. She began her career with UMC in 2000 and most recently has served on the senior leadership team as vice president of housing and community initiatives.
Engelstad has been promoted to director of transformational opportunities. He has 20 years of experience in senior living sales, philanthropy, community outreach and volunteer programming.
Silverado names Kristina Hulsey VP, legal and risk, and chief compliance officer
Kristina Hulsey has been named vice president, legal and risk, and chief compliance officer at Irvine, CA-based Silverado.
While associate general counsel at Ensign Services, Hulsey provided counsel and guidance to The Ensign Group’s network of more than 200 affiliated senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities. She is an expert on employment litigation, including wrongful termination claims, agency investigations and class and representative wage-and-hour claims. Hulsey also served as chief counsel to Ensign’s network of senior living communities, handling all claims and risk management issues.
Amy Brown, Nicole Jemming named VPs at Springs Living
Amy Brown and Nicole Jemming, two regional directors at McMinnville, OR-based The Springs Living, have been named to newly created senior leadership positions. Brown has been promoted vice president of operational excellence, and Jemming has been appointed vice president of operations.
Brown has been with The Springs Living for nine years, first as executive director of The Springs at Carman Oaks in Lake Oswego, OR, and, since 2020, as regional director of operations. Prior to her time at The Springs Living, she served more than a decade in multiple administrator roles in the senior living field.
Brown currently is the vice chair of the Oregon Long-Term Care Administrators Board. She graduated from Oregon State University with an undergraduate degree in healthcare administration and holds a certificate in gerontology from Oregon State.
Jemming started with The Springs Living as executive director of The Springs at Whitefish in 2017 before moving into the regional director of operations role in 2020, serving all Montana communities as well as several Oregon communities. Before joining The Springs Living, Jemming was a licensed administrator of a skilled nursing facility, and she also held several senior housing roles in Idaho, Montana and Nebraska.
Jemming has an undergraduate degree in healthcare administration from Montana State University–Billings, and she recently was accepted into the graduate program at the University of Montana, where she will pursue her MBA.
SenCare Management names Monique Spruill VP of operations
Monique Spruill has been promoted to the position of vice president of operations at Clearwater, FL-based SenCare Management, which provides management services to senior living communities that offer assisted living, independent living and memory care services in locations throughout Florida.
Spruill has more than 20 years of sales and operations experience in healthcare. In her previous position as the regional director of operations, she focused on all areas of operations, including maximizing financial opportunities, delivering above standard regulatory compliance, obtaining five-star resident and staff satisfaction reviews, and developing leadership teams within the communities for which she was responsible.
In addition to serving as the vice chair for the Florida Assisted Living Association Board of Directors, Spruill also has served as chair for the FALA conference for the past four years and is the chair for the FALA Political Action Committee. In 2022, FALA honored her with the Sid Rosenblatt Excellence in Leadership Award.
She has an undergraduate degree in healthcare administration and is a certified dementia practitioner and an approved trainer for the state of Florida.
Commonwealth Senior Living announces VP of operations, regional leaders
Kim Hurt has been promoted to vice president of operations at Charlottesville, VA-based Commonwealth Senior Living. Additionally, Rick Barley, Reuben Canty and Mark Kane have been named regional vice presidents.
Hurt, a licensed practical nurse, joined Commonwealth in November 2020 as a regional vice president. She has more than 28 years of experience in the assisted living industry and is a licensed Virginia assisted living administrator and a licensed preceptor among a lengthy list of other training credentials.
Barley has joined the company as regional vice president of Commonwealth Senior Living’s North region. He has over 18 years of experience in health care having started his career in nursing after receiving his bachelor of science degree in nursing from York College in Pennsylvania.
Canty joined Commonwealth in 2015 as a resident care director. He was promoted to executive director, where he served at both Commonwealth at Chesterfield and Commonwealth at the West End, both in the Richmond, VA, market. He holds an undergraduate degree in health science from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an LPN.
Kane will join Commonwealth as regional vice president of the company’s Southwest region. He most recently was the regional director of operations at Navion Senior Solutions in Raleigh, NC. Kane has his undergraduate degree in physical education from the University of New York and is a licensed administrator in North Carolina and South Carolina.
National Church Residences names Angie Hug VP of property management
Angie Hug has been named vice president of property management at Columbus, OH-based National Church Residences.
In this position, she will focus on operational success, revenue growth, expense management and regulatory compliance across the organization’s affordable housing portfolio, consisting of more than 350 communities in 24 states. She will be based in the organization’s home office.
Hug comes to the organization from Kittle Property Group of Indianapolis, where she had served in senior management and operations roles since 2014, most recently as senior vice president of property operations. Before her time with Kittle, she worked in strategic property and financial management roles, increasing occupancy, overseeing capital improvements and implementing operational efficiencies for a range of Midwest-based property management firms.
Hug holds an undergraduate degree from Purdue University as well as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Harvard Business School Executive Education certification n leading in the digital era.
Erickson announces Woodleigh Chase’s first executive director, Will Nance
Will Nance has been named the first executive director of Woodleigh Chase, an Erickson Senior Living continuing care retirement community scheduled to open in early 2024 in Fairfax, VA. He will oversee management and operations.
Nance joined Erickson in 1998 with a background in sales, politics and nonprofits. Most recently, he was executive director of Ashby Ponds in Ashburn, VA. Prior to that position, he was regional vice president of sales for Erickson. At Greenspring, a CCCR in northern Virginia, he began as a sales director before moving into operations, serving as associate executive director for two years and as executive director for four years.
Nance holds degrees from Auburn University and Strathclyde University in Scotland.
Enso Village names John McEntee facilities director
John McEntee has been named facilities director at Enso Village, a Zen-inspired senior living community developed by the Kendal Corp. and the San Francisco Zen Center.
McEntee brings more than 15 years of experience in facilities and maintenance operations and more than 30 years of experience as a licensed California contractor in construction and remodeling. Before joining Enso Village, he was the director of facilities with a homelessness advocacy organization in Petaluma, CA. He is a certified facility manager, a credential issued by the International Facility Management Association.
The Preserve hires Kelsey Daniell as life enrichment director
Kelsey Daniell has been hired as the life enrichment director at The Preserve, an assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing community operated by Volunteers of America National Services in Fort Myers, FL.
In this position, Daniell will develop and deliver daily programs of individual and group activities so residents can engage in cultural, spiritual, environmental, physical, intellectual, emotional, social and civic activities to sustain and promote their potential, happiness and sense of usefulness to themselves and others.
Daniell graduated from Florida International University and is a certified recreational therapist, which has led her to equestrian work, dance and fitness training. She has more than seven years of experience working in healthcare.
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