VMRC names Troy Snyder as new CEO to succeed retiring Judith Trumbo

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Troy Snyder

Troy Snyder has been named president and CEO of the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg, VA. He will succeed Judith Trumbo, who will retire March 31 after nearly nine years of service.

Snyder has more than 29 years of experience in strategic planning, project management, community oversight and master planning in the senior living and healthcare industries. Since 2013, he has been CEO of Brethren Care Village in Ashland, OH, which during his tenure opened a licensed child day care, maintenance-at-home service, Wellness & Community Center and the Greens Bistro.

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Judith Trumbo

Before leading Brethren Care Village, he was executive director of an Ohio Living continuing care retirement community in Cortland, OH. He has served in leadership roles in senior living communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania and holds a nursing home administrator license in Ohio; he previously held a nursing home administrator license in Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia.

Snyder earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health policy administration from Penn State University.

At VMRC, Trumbo is credited with leading the completion of Woodland Park, a small home model of care; strengthening the workforce with wage adjustments, training programs and incentives; and directing VMRC’s efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

SantaFe Senior Living announces Ron Jennette as new president and COO

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Ron Jennette

Ron Jennette is the new president and chief operating officer at SantaFe Senior Living, Gainesville, FL. He reports to Larry Schreiber, CEO for all affiliated businesses of parent company SantaFe HealthCare.

Jennette has been in the senior living industry since 1994, both as a chief financial officer and CEO, including serving retired military officers and their spouses at Air Force Villages (Blue Skies of Texas) in San Antonio. More recently, for 12 years he was president and CEO of Methodist Retirement Communities, a multi-site system based in The Woodlands, TX.

SantaFe Senior Living consists of The Village at Gainesville, The Terraces at Bonita Springs and East Ridge at Cutler Bay in Miami.

Ginger Cove welcomes Ray Fisher as CEO

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Ray Fisher

Ray Fisher has been appointed CEO of Ginger Cove, a life plan community in Annapolis, MD.  Fisher had joined Ginger Cove in November as an interim CEO following the departure of William M. Holman.

Fisher will be developing and implementing the overall growth strategies for Ginger Cove as well as enhancing the exceptional services, amenities and lifestyles for the residents who live there. 

An industry veteran with a 20-year track record of strategic leadership and execution, Fisher most recently was chief operating officer of LifeSpire of Virginia, a system of continuing care retirement communities in Virginia, where he led the operationalization of numerous campus expansions and repositioning projects.

Fisher’s senior living experience includes leadership positions as CFO, COO and CEO. Before entering the senior living industry, he served in a for-profit position that included the creation of a CSX subsidiary that grew to have more than $800 million in revenue both organically and through acquisition.

Fisher is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA, and earned a Master of Science degree in finance from the University of Baltimore. He has taught at the University of Baltimore and Virginia Commonwealth University, and has been involved with case studies at the Darden School of Business.

J&M Family Management promotes Bobby Jeffrey to executive VP of hospitality and restaurant operations

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Bobby Jeffrey

Bobby Jeffrey has been promoted to the position of executive vice president of hospitality and restaurant operations at J&M Family Management, the Grapevine, TX-based operator of Autumn Leaves stand-alone residential memory care communities.

The appointment marks the expansion of J&M’s portfolio into restaurant management following an affiliate’s recent signing of a six-restaurant franchise contract with the Williams Chicken fried chicken chain. J&M was awarded the management contracts for all six locations planned for North Texas and Chicago.

Jeffrey has a four-decade career in senior living, hotel and restaurant businesses, including almost 20 years leading culinary and dietary services for J&M Family Managements’ senior living communities.

Jeffrey, trained at the Culinary Institute of America and an American Safety Council-certified food manager, is a member of the Texas Chef’s Association, the American Culinary Federation and the Argentum Executive Roundtable.

Volunteers of America National Services appoints Ann Walsh regional VP of operations 

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Ann Walsh

Ann Walsh has been named regional vice president of operations for Volunteers of America National Services in Southwest Florida.

She is responsible for overseeing the operation and development of nonprofit continuing care retirement communities in Southwest Florida, including Gulf Coast Village, Senior Choice at Home, The Preserve and The Colonnade of Estero.

Walsh brings to the role more than 20 years of experience. Most recently, she was senior vice president of operations for Lifespace Communities, Des Moines, IA, where she oversaw 15 CCRCs, or life plan communities, across eight states. Before Lifespace, Walsh spent six years at Vi at Bentley Village in Naples, FL, supporting the community through an $80 million redevelopment project as the executive director. She also spent more than 11 years in various senior leadership roles for Erickson Senior Living, where she previously was vice president over a network of senior living communities across the country.  

In her new role, Walsh will oversee the official opening of The Colonnade, Estero, FL’s first CCRC.

Walsh has an undergraduate degree in health planning and administration from Penn State University as well as several leadership certifications.

Retirement Unlimited Inc. hires Grace Sarver Virginia regional director of HR

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Grace Sarver

Grace Sarver has been hired as Virginia regional director of human resources for Retirement Unlimited Inc. She joins RUI with more than 20 years of experience in senior living in human resources.

Sarver will provide human resource support, on-boarding and a focus on employee engagement for RUI’s Virginia communities and will support the Florida communities as her counterpart for Florida is recruited.

Sarver’s first career in senior living was as a certified nursing assistant and medication aide. She helped start home care, home health and hospice organizations.

Sarver is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and healthcare administration. She is a licensed assisted living administrator through the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

Discovery Senior Living names Cindy Crowley national brand manager

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Cindy Crowley

Cindy Crowley has been announced as national brand manager at Bonita Spring, FL-based Discovery Senior Living.

She will focus on a collection of Discovery Village communities in Florida, most of which feature large independent living buildings with separate assisted living and memory care on the shared campuses. Specifically, Crowley will be a key driver of fiscal and operations strategies, as well as focused sales and marketing initiatives, for Discovery Village At Boynton Beach, Discovery Village At The Forum (Ft. Myers, FL), Discovery Village At Naples, and Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay.

Crowley has served the Discovery organization since 2019, most recently as regional director of sales, where she helped engineer a COVID-era resurgence in the company’s original Aston Gardens portfolio.

Her new role is the second national brand manager position established by Discovery, which designed the role in an effort to better align leadership over common assets, enable future portfolio growth and efficiently allocate corporate resources to drive performance and solve portfolio- and community-specific challenges. 

Discovery Senior Living currently owns and operates a portfolio of 110 communities in 16 states.

Hammond Glen Retirement Community welcomes new executive director, executive chef

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Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson has joined Hammond Glen Retirement Community in Sandy Springs, GA, as executive director, and Peter Cartagena now serves as the community’s executive chef. Hammond Glen is one of the more than 40 retirement communities owned and operated by Bend, OR, Sunshine Retirement Living.

As executive director, Johnson is responsible for all day-to-day management and operations of the community, including financials, marketing, government and community relations. He also oversees all health and safety programs including new heightened procedures and protocols to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 infection.

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Peter Cartagena

In addition to serving in senior administrative and management roles in the senior living industry, Johnson has a long history of social service, including tenures with Georgia’s Department of Community Health, Division of Family and Children Services, Division of Juvenile Justice and Department of Public Health. He holds both Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degrees in educational psychology. 

Cartagena is responsible for all food service at Hammond Glen, which offers all-day dining. He brings a wide range of experience in his new role as executive chef and formerly served in top administrative positions at a senior living community in Dunwoody, GA.

Juniper Village at Preston Hollow welcomes Sydney Beeman, Christine Hudson

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Sydney Beeman

Sydney Beeman is the new director of sales and marketing at Dallas assisted living community Juniper Village at Preston Hollow, and Christine Hudson is the new director of wellness.

Beeman will guide families through the journey of moving their loved ones into a senior living community, and she will build relationships with professional referral sources and healthcare providers.

Hudson is responsible for the daily day-to-day care of the residents in the assisted living and Wellspring memory care buildings on campus.

Anthem Memory Care appoints Dashira Contreras ED at Grace Point Place

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Dash Contreras

Dashira Contreras has been named executive director for Grace Point Place, an Anthem Memory Care community in Oak Lawn, IL.

Contreras brings more than 10 years of senior living experience to the position, having previously been the director of resident care and director of memory care at The Carrington of Lincolnwood in Lincolnwood, IL.

She earned a medical assistant degree from Lincoln College of Technology in Melrose Park, IL. In addition, Contreras is a certified dementia practitioner and a Montessori dementia care professional.

Windsor Run promotes Amanda Indenbaum to sales manager

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Amanda Indenbaum

Amanda Indenbaum has been promoted to sales manager at Windsor Run, an Erickson Senior Living retirement community in Matthews, NC. In her new role, Indenbaum will manage day-to-day sales operations and meet with prospective customers.

In 2015, Indenbaum began her career at Windsor Run as the events coordinator for the sales department. Since 2018, she has been the personal moving consultant, leading the realty and moving services program designed to provide new residents with a seamless transition into the community. 

She holds a degree in advertising from Murray State University in Kentucky.

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