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Rhonda Dempsey

Rhona Dempsey and Cristina Pietrowski have joined Trilogy Health Services, Louisville, KY, as chief nursing officer and chief legal officer, respectively.

Dempsey came to the company after serving as senior vice president at Principle LTC. She is a registered nurse and has an MBA with a concentration in healthcare management from American InterContinental University.

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Cristina Pietro

Before joining Trilogy, Pietrowski was vice president and real estate counsel at Kindred Healthcare. Before that, she worked at a private practice in Atlanta with a concentration in real estate finance and development. Pietrowski has a law degree from Vanderbilt Law School.

Trilogy says its C-suite now is 60% women. 

ZOM Living welcomes Stephen Ordway as SVP

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Steve Ordway

Stephen Ordway has joined ZOM Living, Orlando, FL, as senior vice president of the senior housing division. 

In his new role, Ordway will be responsible for growth strategy and pursuing opportunities to partner with operators. He also will develop rental communities catering to more active and independent older adults and will identify markets with unmet demands. 

Ordway has more than 17 years of experience in commercial real estate and hospitality, 10 of tthem focused on senior housing. 

Lloyd Jones Senior Living welcomes Ray Mahathy as VP of plant operations

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Arthur Ray Mahathy Jr.

Ray Mahathy has joined Lloyd Jones Senior Living, Miami, as vice president of plant operations. 

He will partner with the company’s senior team members to help facilitate a smooth transition for newly acquired communities. He also will oversee physical plant maintenance of all communities in the senior living platform. 

Mahathy has more than two decades of experience in industrial and senior living physical plant maintenance and supervision. 

Retirement Unlimited Inc. welcomes Jennifer Jones as regional director

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Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones has joined Retirement Unlimited Inc. as Florida regional director of finance.

In her new role, she will deliver accounting and finance support to RUI, working closely with communities on financial targets and key performance indicators.

Jones earned her bachelor’s degree from Roanoke. She has more than 15 years of accounting and finance experience from the transportation and retail industries.

Cedar Crest promotes Renee Randazzo to director of continuing care

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Renee Randazzo

Renee Randazzo has been promoted to director of continuing care at Cedar Crest, an Erickson Senior Living retirement community in Pompton Plains, NJ. 

In this capacity, she will oversee daily clinical services and help create experiences for residents and their families using a holistic care model. 

Randazzo joined Cedar Crest in 2013 as a program coordinator. She then transitioned to the assisted living manager role in 2016 and was named assistant administrator at Cedar Crest in 2021 following her completion of Erickson Senior Living’s administrator-in-training program. 

Randazzo has a master’s degree from Columbia University. 

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Nicole Briggs

Dominion Senior Living of Bristol hires Nicole Briggs as executive director

Nicole Briggs has joined Dominion Senior Living of Bristol, in Bristol, TN, as executive director. 

Briggs has served in the senior living field since 2015 and has held several leadership positions in an array of Tennessee-based communities since 2017.

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Kim Malaspina

Felicita Vida hires Kimberly Malaspina as executive director

Kim Malaspina has joined Felicita Vida, a Senior Lifestyle community in Escondido, CA, as executive director. 

Malaspina has years of experience in the luxury hospitality field, working in high-end hotels and restaurants. Most recently, she was general manager and vice president of hospitality for West Inn and Suites in Carlsbad, CA. 

She has a gerontology degree from MiraCosta College and a residential care for the elderly certification. 

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Adam Dickson

Tallgrass Creek hires Adam Dickson as executive director

Adam Dickson has joined Tallgrass Creek, an Erickson Senior Living retirement community in Overland Park, KS, as executive director. 

Dickson has worked at several Erickson communities. Most recently, he was an associate executive director, a role in which he served since 2018. He was appointed assistant administrator at Oak Crest in 2014, then promoted to director of continuing care at Wind Crest. 

Dickson has an undergraduate degree in healthcare management from Towson University and is a licensed nursing home administrator. 

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Kim Bowyer

United Church Homes – The Polaris Community welcomes Kim Bowyer, Christy Babcock

Kim Bowyer and Christy Babcock have joined the leadership team at United Church Homes – the Polaris Community in Columbus, OH. 

As executive director, Bowyer will oversee daily operations for the community. Babcock, sales counselor, helps people find apartments and has more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. 

UMRC & Porter Hills brings on Reezie DeVet to board of directors

Reezie DeVet has joined the board of directors at United Methodist Retirement Communities & Porter Hills, Grand Rapids, MI. 

DeVet has degrees in nursing, nursing administration and education. She also holds a doctorate in educational leadership and healthcare expertise that includes clinical nursing, teaching experience and administrative duties. 

Before her retirement, DeVert was CEO of a hospital and healthcare system in Petoskey, MI. There, she oversaw its affiliation and integration into the McLaren Healthcare System. She also has co-authored books on quality improvement in nursing, physician practice and ancillary services. 

Additionally, DeVert has worked on many nonprofit boards, such as the Porter Hills corporate board from 1992 to 2000. 

Alzheimer’s Association welcomes former LeadingAge CA executive

Eric Dowdy, former chief government affairs officer for LeadingAge California, has joined the Alzheimer’s Association, where he is vice president of public policy for California and Nevada. Dowdy had served in various roles at LeadingAge CA for 24 years.

In his new role, Dowdy will lead and support year-round advocacy programs to achieve positive legislative, budgetary and regulatory outcomes.

He is a founding member of the Capitol Scholar Program at the University of California, Sacramento, via which he interned in the state senate. He has an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from the California State University, Sacramento. 

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Debra Cafaro

Ventas Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro receives 2022 Order of Lincoln

Debra A. Cafaro, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based real estate investment trust Ventas has been named a 2022 recipient for the Order of Lincoln, Illinois’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service.

Cafaro has spent more than 23 years at the helm of Ventas.

She and her fellow 2022 Lincoln Laureate recipients will be honored April 30.

Berkadia welcomes Steve Muth as managing director

Steve Muth has joined Berkadia, Richmond, VA, as managing director for Berkadia Seniors Housing & Healthcare. He will serve on the mortgage banking platform and report to Steve Ervin, senior vice president, head of FHA and senior housing finance.

Before joining the company, Muth worked at M&T Bank for more than a decade. There, he was both a commercial banker and mortgage banker. 

He is a certified public accountant. 

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Carl Mickiewicz

Prime Care Technologies promotes Carl Mickiewicz to CEO

Carl Mickiewicz has been promoted to CEO at Prime Care Technologies, Duluth, GA.

Mickiewicz first joined the company in 2017. As CEO, he will lead operations, customer service, technology, personnel and business expansion.

Jim Hoey will continue as president.

Three welcomes director of interior design to its leadership team

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Sarah Bey

Sarah Bay, RID, has joined three, a Dallas-based architecture firm, as director of interior design. 

In her new role, she will manage interior workplace projects through all phases. She also will lead business development within the corporate sector. 

Bay is a registered interior designer with a portfolio of diverse work projects –– including restaurant, corporate and hospitality –– and will help the company create new environments. 

She has an MBA from Colorado Technical University. 

JSA Design welcomes Jamie Hathorn as interior designer

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Jamie Hathorn

Jamie Hathorn has joined JSA Design in Portsmouth, NH, as interior designer.

In her new role, Hathorn will handle designing and managing interiors projects spanning the company’s seven design studios. 

Before joining the company, Hathorn worked in commercial and residential interior design –– most recently at Olson Lewis+ Architects. She has an undergraduate degree in interior design and facility management from Oklahoma State University and is NCIDQ-certified.