Village on the Isle CEO Joel Anderson announces plans to step down 

Joel Anderson

Village on the Isle CEO Joel L. Anderson announced he will step down from his position effective July 17. Anderson has served as CEO for five years and was a catalyst of over $100 million in improvements, renovations and new construction, including the health center and expansion of two new residential living buildings known as the Emerald Terraces, according to the retirement community.

Anderson is leaving to become a managing principal of a new asset management company focused on developing and overseeing other senior living communities across the country. The board of trustees executive search committee has begun the process of identifying Anderson’s replacement.

Village on the Isle is a 16-acre campus in Venice, FL, and one of the first continuing care retirement communities on Florida’s Gulf Coast. 

Consulate Health Care appoints Tim Lehner as new COO

Tim Lehner

Consulate Health Care of Florida has announced the appointment of Tim Lehner to chief operating officer.

Lehner’s family has been serving the industry since 1948. He began his career working in many roles across long-term care and post-acute settings, including housekeeping, maintenance, nursing assistant and administration, before moving into various leadership and executive positions with regional and multi-state acute operators.

Before joining Consulate, Lehner had held the position of COO at Windsor Health Care in California since 2015. In just one year, according to Lehner, he significantly affected growth in earnings through a balanced approach to resident/patient care and employee development. He also was instrumental in leading the company through the 2019 change in Medicare reimbursement methodology; building its first executive leadership program; securing lending relationships to create options for growth within the portfolio; leading the creation of new clinical programs for behavioral health, veterans and respiratory residents; and creating the “No Hate Program” to welcome both staff and residents regardless of race, religion or identity.

His centers were recipients of multiple quality awards, including 25 Baldridge Awards, of which three were silver. He also served in senior leadership roles at Avamere Health Services, Regency Pacific, Evergreen Health Care and The Park Associates. He was the president of the Washington Health Care Association.

Lehner earned an undergraduate degree in history from Portland State University.

Claiborne Senior Living names Dan Hutson vice president, marketing

Dan Hutson

Claiborne Senior Living has appointed Dan Hutson to its newly created position of vice president of marketing. Hutson brings more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience to his new role at the company, which owns and operates independent, assisted living and memory care communities throughout the Southeast.

Hutson previously was chief strategy officer at HumanGood, then the country’s seventh-largest nonprofit operator of senior living communities. As CSO, he was responsible for strategic planning, sales and marketing, corporate communications and innovation and experience design. He managed the introduction and development of both the HumanGood and predecessor brands after joining what was then Southern California Presbyterian Homes in 2008.

Hutson’s marketing and communication programs have been honored by the National Mature Media Awards, Content Marketing Awards, EXCEL Awards and Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards. He has spoken on senior living trends, marketing, innovation and other topics at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Fall Conference, Senior Care Marketing Sales Summit, the Argentum Chief Executive Summit, LeadingAge national and state conferences, and other gatherings of senior living leaders.

He served on the advisory board of SMASH and the conference education planning committees for the NIC Fall Conference and LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo. 

Hutson has an undergraduate degree in political science and sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Cadence Living appoints David Haack as chief marketing officer

David Haack

Cadence Living has announced that David Haack has joined the executive leadership group as chief marketing officer. 

Haack has more than 27 years of experience in sales and marketing in the senior living and healthcare industries. He most recently was executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Living Care Lifestyles. His experience also includes positions at Mercury Pharmacy Services, Emeritus Senior Living and Sun Healthcare Group.

At Cadence, Haack will have primary responsibility for top-line revenue and census for the company’s portfolio. Cadence Living is developing, owns and/or operates communities throughout the South and West.

Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City names Alex Parker director of marketing 

Alex Parker

Lighthouse Senior Living, with assisted living and memory care communities in Ellicott City and Essex, MD, has named Alex Parker as its new director of marketing.

Parker brings three decades of success in sports broadcasting as a TV executive, producer and host to the position. His career also includes work serving Maryland residents as a real estate agent with The Hulsman Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

The son of a longtime Lighthouse resident, Parker said his deep connection to the community inspired him to join the management team. His daughter works in dining services at Lighthouse. In recent years, Parker produced a series of videos profiling the lives and experiences of Lighthouse residents, as well as showcasing popular Lighthouse events. 

Aaron Feinstein joins The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights as director of people, arts and culture team

Aaron Feinstein

Aaron Feinstein, a film and theater director and arts educator, has joined The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, a 275-unit seniors housing residence in New York, as director of the people, arts and culture team.

The $330 million Watermark at Brooklyn Heights is one of five properties managed by Watermark Retirement Communities in its Elan Collection. An extensive renovation and redevelopment of the property is nearing completion.

Feinstein will lead the people, arts and culture team as members work to provide enriching experiences for members. The team will curate content from the thought leaders, performers and influencers in and around New York City, and will connect to the international  events. On-site live music events and theatrical performances open to members and their families will be supplemented by more intimate arts and music classes adapted to meet the needs of every resident. A full schedule of outings will include visits to museums, Broadway and local theater performances, cultural events and natural settings throughout the New York City area.

Feinstein is the founder and president of Actionplay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing equal access for children, teens and adults with autism and related conditions and disabilities to experience arts, education and culture. As director, he developed and supervised all staff for the inclusive Actionplay Improvisational Musical Sundays program, developed the ACT training series curriculum, and supervised all administrative staff, therapists and volunteers.

Feinstein co-directed the pilot program The Miracle Project, the subject of the 2006 HBO two-time Emmy Award winning documentary “Autism: The Musical.”

Feinstein most recently was co-artistic director of the All-in-All Theater Company at the New York City Department of Education, where he created vision and curriculum, led teaching artists and associates, and managed accessibility related issues for the development of the first all-inclusive theater company open to NYC public school students. He advised on the creation of The Brooklyn Children’s Museum Sensory Room for children with disabilities, and was a keynote speaker at the 2019 Arts in Special Education conference.

Feinstein produced more than 200 live acts as segment producer for “Wonderama,” the children’s live-to-tape studio television show. He previously was a teacher at the Rebecca School in NewYork and a developmental interventionist for SmartStart Developmental Learning Center in Santa Monica, CA, providing arts-related services and therapies to individuals on the autism spectrum

He received an undergraduate degree in theater and a master’s degree in theater directing from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Green Courte Partners announces leadership promotions

Green Courte Partners of Chicago has announced the promotions of Braden L. Rudolph to chief operating officer, Chuck A. Crook to managing director and Paul S. Kim to chief financial officer of the company’s senior living and land-lease community operating companies.

Rudolph joined the company in 2011 as a senior associate focused on acquisitions and asset management. He was promoted to vice president in 2013 and to managing director in 2016. He joined GCP’s management committee in October 2019. As chief operating officer, Rudolph will continue to manage the firm’s portfolio management and due diligence functions, with increased oversight of GCP’s development, asset management and reporting teams. 

Before joining GCP, Rudolph was an associate at Reunion Office Holders, where he analyzed potential acquisitions and supported capital raising. He also was a consultant at ZS Associates, specializing in quantitative marketing research, sales force design and personnel placement.

Rudolph has an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Crook joined GCP’s original land-lease community platform, American Land Lease, in 2013 as senior vice president of operations. In that role, he oversaw operations for the company’s entire land-lease community portfolio, which grew to 59 properties and approximately 20,000 home sites before its sale/merger in 2014.

Following the merger, Crook continued working in the land-lease community industry and rejoined GCP in 2017 as the chief operating officer at Windward Communities. As managing director, Crook will continue in that role, with responsibility for all aspects of the rapidly growing operating platform, which consists of 15 communities with more than 5,600 home sites.

Crook has spent the bulk of his career in the land-lease community sector, where he has more than 30 years of experience. Before joining GCP and ALL, Crook worked for several community owners and operators, including Equity lifestyle Properties and American Residential Communities. 

Crook has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from the University of Houston.

Kim joined GCP in 2011 as a senior accountant. He was promoted to assistant portfolio controller in 2014, to fund controller in 2016, and to vice president and portfolio controller in 2017. As portfolio controller, Kim provided fund-level financial reporting and forecasting and held primary responsibility for the reporting of True Connection Communities and Windward Communities.

In his new role as chief financial officer of True Connection Communities and Windward Communities, Kim also will oversee the operating companies’ accounting teams, which primarily are located in Clearwater, FL.

Before joining GCP, Kim was an audit associate with Blackman Kallick LLP, now Plante Moran, where he audited companies in a wide range of industries, including insurance, manufacturing and distribution. 

Kim has an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a certified public accountant, a chartered global management accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

AG Architecture announces Eric Harrmann, Tracey Schnick to lead firm

Tracey Schnick

AG Architecture has announced that Eric Harrmann and Tracey Schnick will serve as the new executive officers, leading the next generation of the legacy firm.

The leadership transition has been part of a long-term strategic planning effort. Schnick took on the position of COO alongside Gene Guszkowski as CEO following Stephen Alexander’s retirement in 2018. She will continue in her COO role and is joined by Harrmann as chief design officer.

Schnick joined AG Architecture in 1989 as a member of the engineering department. Her strong leadership and organizational skills have been honed across 30 years of senior living, multifamily and mixed use projects, serving as project manager, team leader, director of architectural services and finally COO. 

Eric Harrmann

Harrmann joined AG as an intern in 2005. He played a key role in nurturing the firm’s long-term relationships and creating new opportunities. 

The transition to new executive officers is further supported by a slightly revised composition of the firm’s leadership team: 

  • John Cronin, senior design architect, will continue to maintain an ongoing connection to the firm’s senior living roots while providing continued mentorship to the firm’s emerging professionals.
  • Cindy Lofy, director of finance and administration, will direct finance and administrative functions.
  • Tony Luciano, director of engineering services, will continue to direct in-house engineering services, as well as serve as a liaison to outside consultants and AG’s primary clients.
  • Mike Miller, project management representative, will communicate current trends and challenges in project management.

Eric Rosenberg named MediTelecare new chief medical officer

Eric Rosenberg

MediTelecare has announced that Eric Rosenberg, M.D., is joining the company as chief medical officer. Rosenberg will work to help MediTelecare achieve its strategic objectives and will be directly involved with helping management transform the company to a more value-based approach for the delivery of behavioral health care to residents in assisted living and continuing care retirement communities as well as skilled nursing facilities.

Rosenberg is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics and has practiced primary care for more than 33 years. He was co-founder of ProHealth Physicians, a primary care-focused medical group that provided more than 9% of the primary care in Connecticut and had revenue of more than $250 million. He also was the co-developer of ProHealth Physicians Laboratory.

He was among the top 1% of U.S. physicians for patient satisfaction in a 2018 Press-Ganey survey, on the Castle-Connolly Top Doctors list 2005-2019 and named “One of the Nation’s Top Primary Care Physicians” in 2000.

Rosenberg taught clinical internal medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.