Christina Maguire named MDI Hospital president, CEO

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Christina “Chrissi” Maguire

Mount Desert Island Hospital has promoted Christina “Chrissi” Maguire, current chief operating officer and senior vice president, to president and CEO. She will succeed Art Blank on Jan. 1, 2021. Under Blank’s leadership, the hospital organization established a nonprofit retirement community, Birch Bay Retirement Village

Maguire has served in multiple roles since joining MDI Hospital in 2011, including treasurer, vice president of finance, chief financial officer and senior vice president and COO. As senior vice president and COO, she took on overall operational responsibilities while continuing to serve as the organization’s chief financial officer and treasurer.

Throughout her 32-year career in finance, Maguire worked as an accountant, a reimbursement specialist, controller, director of fiscal services and chief financial officer.

Maguire is active in various leadership and community organizations. She is secretary of the Maine Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and she is a member of the CFO Council for the Maine Hospital Association, the Steering 2.0 Committee of national HFMA, the CFO Council for Critical Access Hospitals and the Operations Management Team for the Maine Rural Health Collaborative.

Maguire graduated with an undergraduate degree in accounting from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and is a current Master of Health Administration degree candidate at Saint Joseph’s College.

Steve Flynt appointed Solstice Senior Living chief operating officer

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Steve Flynt

Solstice Senior Living has appointed Steve Flynt chief operating officer.

Flynt will oversee all operational functions for Solstice. He will be responsible for setting goals for performance and growth and creating and implementing business strategies for execution.

Before joining Solstice, Flynt was the president of operations for Brookdale Senior Living’s West division. He oversaw more than 350 senior living communities covering 20 states during his tenure, serving on various committees throughout the company and industry.

Flynt is a long-standing board member of the Arizona Assisted Living Federation, an organization for which he has served as chairman and treasurer. He also was involved with the American College of Health Care Administrators and serves on the board of directors for LeadingAge of Colorado. Flynt has an undergraduate degree in education, health and university studies from Oklahoma State University. 

Collin Baranick named executive director of Watercrest Sarasota

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Collin Baranick

Watercrest Senior Living Group has named Collin Baranick executive director of Watercrest Sarasota, a 198-unit, independent living, assisted living and memory care campus under construction in Sarasota, FL, and scheduled to open in late summer.

Baranick entered the senior living industry in 2010 as a care manager on the nursing floor in a community of a large senior living provider. He transitioned to a wellness director role, where he contributed to community culture, staff training and quality assurance while delivering customer service to residents and families.

Baranick most recently was an executive director, opening two senior living communities from the ground up in South Carolina and Florida. Those experiences developed his industry knowledge and first-hand expertise of the construction phasing, associate staffing and coordination necessary to ensure smooth and successful grand openings for new residents and staff.

Brookdale CEO Cindy Baier joins New York Stock Exchange Board Advisory Council

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Lucinda “Cindy” Baier

Lucinda “Cindy” M. Baier, president and CEO of Brookdale Senior Living, was invited to join the New York Stock Exchange Board Advisory Council. She will serve a two-year term on the board, which proactively addresses the need for inclusive leadership by connecting diverse candidates with companies seeking new directors.

The NYSE Board Advisory Council, formed in 2019, includes CEOs from some of the world’s largest and most well-established brands. Lack of diversity on corporate boards is a well-documented issue, and the council is designed to provide a step toward a solution. The Council has amassed a database of more than 120 board candidates so far.

Under Baier’s leadership, Brookdale has been recognized for its commitment to diversity. The country’s largest senior living company is one of a small number of companies nationally with four women on its board. Among other recognition, three members of Brookdale’s board, including Baier, and one former director recently were named to WomenInc. Magazine’s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors list.

Aaron Becker to lead seniors housing and healthcare production at ORIX

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Aaron Becker

ORIX Real Estate Capital, the combined company of Lancaster Pollard, RED Capital Group, and Hunt Real Estate Capital, has appointed Aaron Becker as head of production for seniors housing and healthcare. 

Based in the firm’s Philadelphia office, Becker will lead seniors housing and healthcare origination efforts for the newly merged firm. Together, the company offers a comprehensive suite of specialized capital solutions for seniors housing, affordable housing, multifamily and healthcare real estate.

Before being named head of production, Becker was regional manager in the Northeast for Lancaster Pollard and was a banker for nearly a decade. During that time, the Northeast team closed about 150 transactions totaling $2.8 billion across the entire capital platform.

In addition to serving as the national head of production, Becker will lead the East Coast team serving senior living clients. Lancaster Pollard veterans Casey Moore, Doug Harper, and Quintin Harris also will expand their leadership roles, with Moore and Harper leading the West and Harris leading the Midwest.

Lynn Daly, Brady Johnson join HJ Sims as it expands to West Coast, Midwest

HJ Sims, a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm, announced the addition of two senior bankers as the firm expands with the opening of new offices in the Midwest and on the West Coast. 

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Lynn Daly

Lynn Daly joins Sims as executive vice president in its new Chicago location with more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in financing. Daly was acting head of senior living investment banking at BB&T Capital Markets, where she managed BB&T’s senior living relationships in the Midwest, facilitating financings of more than $1.3 billion. 

Before BB&T Capital Markets, Daly spearheaded the Catholic Initiative within senior living investment banking for Ziegler and was head of Allied Irish Bank’s Midwest region.

Daly earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Kalamazoo College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  

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Brady Johnson

Brady Johnson joins Sims as senior vice president in its new west coast office in Orange County, CA. Previously with Hunt Real Estate Capital, Johnson was responsible for real estate debt originations for seniors housing and healthcare properties. He helped establish the firm’s seniors housing real estate lending platform, including a proprietary bridge loan program and expansion of the firm’s agency and HUD financing capabilities. 

Johnson closed the firm’s first Fannie Mae seniors housing loan, followed by its first seniors housing Freddie Mac loan. Before joining Hunt, Johnson was director of seniors housing and healthcare at RED Capital Group and served with GE Capital in various commercial finance roles.

Johnson earned an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and undergraduate degrees in economics and Spanish from the University of Utah.  

Will Chmylak joins Hoefer Wysocki as associate principal, senior project manager

Will Chmylak, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined Hoefer Wysocki, an architecture, planning, interior design and clinical technology consultancy.

Chmylak brings more than 25 years of experience in the design of healthcare, science and technology facilities to his new role. As associate principal, senior project manager, he will manage complex healthcare projects for clients across the United States, serving as a client advocate and key point of contact. He also will assist in managing healthcare studio operations, resource planning and mentoring the firm’s emerging and mid-career professionals.

Jeanetta Favour promoted to senior living practice leader for ServiceMaster DSI’s SRM brand

ServiceMaster DSI, the nation’s largest owner and operator of ServiceMaster franchises and a provider of commercial property restoration services, announced that the company has promoted Jeanetta Favour into the new position of senior living practice leader for its SRM brand. 

Favour was selected for the role due to her continued excellence in both client service and industry leading expertise in the field of senior living, according to the company. ServiceMaster DSI created the position to address a growing client need for shared best practices across senior living communities, as well as to allow for dedicated solutions to meet the ever-changing and always-demanding needs of the senior living industry.

Favour joined SRM nine years ago. In that time, she helped clients by coordinating resources such as emergency power for communities after Hurricane Irma and stabilizing, drying and rebuilding senior living communities after Hurricane Harvey. 

Before joining SRM, Favour spent more than 14 years in the insurance risk management field, which provided her with an extensive and unique understanding of disaster planning and recovery solutions through needs analysis, collaborative thinking and strategic planning.