Covenant Living Communities and Services promotes Natalie Ostas to national director of finance and controller

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Natalie Ostas

Natalie Ostas has been promoted to national director of finance and controller at Covenant Living Communities and Services, Skokie, IL. 

In her new role, Ostas will be responsible for accounting oversight for all of the company’s entities, audit, cost reporting, treasury, tax and debt compliance. 

Ostas joined Covenant Living in 2018 as strategic finance manager and director of campus finance. In these roles, she was responsible for all areas of accounting and played a key role in the annual external audit.

Ostas has a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois-Chicago and is a licensed certified public accountant.

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Tom Mathisen

LCS Development promotes four as part of growth strategy

Tom Mathisen, Jason Jorgenson, Todd Shaw and J. Ross Nichols have been promoted by LCS Development, Des Moines, IA, as the company accelerates its growth strategy.

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Jason Jorgensen

Tom Mathisen has been promoted to senior vice president and managing director of development. He is transitioning from LCS Real Estate to LCS Development and will lead the growth and execution strategy for The Delaney communities.

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Todd Shaw

Jason Jorgenson has been promoted to senior vice president and managing director of development. He will lead a targeted client services development strategy for the company’s life plan division. Jorgenson has 25 years of development experience. Before his promotion, he co-led the Delaney platform with Mathisen for many years.

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Ross Nichols

Todd Shaw has been promoted to vice president of development. He brings 30 years of real estate and senior living development experience to the role. Before his promotion, Shaw led the project team at Broadview Senior Living at Purchase College in New York, managed by Life Care Services, an LCS company. He will continue to serve in the leadership role for Broadview and also will lead the new development, expansion and repositioning projects for other life plan communities. 

J. Ross Nichols has been promoted to director of project and new business  development. He has been a member of the LCS Development team since 2007 and has collaborated with clients and operating partners in the design, development and expansion of life plan communities.

Nichols will identify and attract new development clients in collaboration with Joe Weisenburger, the new business development lead of LCS.

Trilogy Health Services hires Melissa Richards-Person as chief marketing officer

Melissa Richards-Person has joined Trilogy Health Services of Louisville, KY, as chief marketing officer.

In this position, she will be responsible for overseeing the company’s marketing and business development initiatives. She also will use her more than two decades of experience to help strengthen the company’s brand and engage consumers in novel ways.

Richards-Person brings 12 years of experience with Papa John’s International to the role. At Papa John’s, she served in a variety of national and international roles, starting as senior director of advertising and promotions and ending as senior vice president of brand.

Grace Management brings on Ashlea Smalley as national director of life enrichment and memory care

Ashlea Smalley has joined Grace Management, Maple Grove, MN as national director of life enrichment and memory care.

In her new role, Smalley will be responsible for giving support, inspiration and training for life enrichment and memory care to all of the company’s senior living communities nationwide.

Smalley has worked in the long-term care industry for 15 years, with a focus on skilled nursing and memory care. She also has been an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University and Benedictine University in their gerontology and psychology departments.

Smalley is pursuing a doctorate in the field and has a Master of Arts degree in gerontology with a focus in dementia studies. She also has many dementia-care certifications, including certified dementia care practitioner, certified Montessori dementia care practitioner and certified Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care trainer.

Baptist Homes & Healthcare Ministries appoints two new administrators

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Pam Workman

Pamela Workman and Reed McBroom have joined Baptist Homes & Healthcare Ministries as the new administrators of the Ozark campus and the Chillicothe campus, respectively. 

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Reed McBroom

Workman succeeds Sonya Newton, who retired. She has 32 years of long-term care experience and has served in a variety of roles, including marketing director, assistant administrator, dietary manager and certified nursing assistant. She formerly was the social services director for the Ozark campus.

McBroom will assume oversight of the Chillicothe campus upon completion of a month-long internship with interim administrator Sherri Snider. He previously completed a healthcare internship at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, MO.

Menorah Manor promotes Lissey Donaldson to director

Lissey Donaldson has been promoted by Menorah Manor, St. Petersburg, FL, to director of the Toby Weinman Assisted Living Residence.

Donaldson began her career at Menorah Manor as a CNA in 2016. During that time, she also completed her LPN licensure.

She became the director of resident services in 2018 at the Toby Weinman Assisted Living Residence.

LeadingAge Illinois selects Angela Schnepf, MBA, CAE, as new president and CEO

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Angela Schnepf

Angela Schnepf, MBA, CAE, has been selected as the new president and CEO of LeadingAge Illinois, Lisle, IL. 

Schnepf officially will begin in the role on Aug. 1. She will succeed Karen Messer, who is retiring July 31.

Schnepf has served as executive vice president at the organization for more than six years. She has more than 20 years of experience in association management, including membership development, financial oversight, strategic planning, employee development and legislative initiatives.

Caddis hires W. Todd Jensen as executive vice president, investments

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Todd Jensen

W. Todd Jensen has joined Caddis Healthcare Real Estate of Dallas as executive vice president, investments. 

In his new role, he will be responsible for helping the company expand its medical office building portfolio and capital relationships throughout the country. He has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare real estate — in both private and public companies. Jensen has also led the execution of more than 300 transactions totaling more than $5 billion. 

Prior to joining Caddis, Jensen worked at Healthcare Trust and its predecessor companies, where he provided executive leadership. During his tenure, he served as chief investment officer, then president and CEO.

Caddis focuses on senior living communities, hospitals, healthcare systems, clinics and physician groups.