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Goodwin House selects Robert Liebreich as new president and CEO

Rob Liebreich

Robert Liebreich has been selected as president and CEO of Goodwin House Inc., Alexandria, VA,  to succeed Kathy Anderson, who is retiring after 17 years of service.

Liebreich’s selection is the result of a six-month national search. He will begin his new role on July 1.

He brings almost two decades of senior living experience to GHI and currently is executive director for the 13th largest continuing care retirement community in the United States, Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD. Before joining Asbury Methodist Village, Liebreich was regional general manager for Aegis Living and start-up manager for Aegis on Madison in Seattle.

Before joining Aegis Living, Liebreich was the executive director of Skyline at First Hill, a high-rise continuing lifestyle community in Seattle that included independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Liebreich also was the associate executive director for Oak Crest Village, a not-for-profit community in Parkville, MD, where he helped manage a team of 1,170 employees serving more than 2,150 residents. Before entering the senior care industry, Liebreich worked as a project manager for various telecommunication companies.

Liebreich has an undergraduate degree in business administration and international business and marketing from Georgetown University and an MBA in senior care and housing from Johns Hopkins University.

Sun Health announces Sharon Grambow as chief financial officer

Sharon Grambow

Sharon Grambow has been appointed the new chief financial officer of Sun Health, effective June 1.

Grambow has been the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sun Health Communities for the past 13 years. In this role, she was responsible for organizational strategy and management of Sun Health Communities, including La Loma Village, The Colonnade and Grandview Terrace. She has held a variety of other roles in the organization, including executive director of Grandview Terrace and administrator of Grandview Care Center.

Under Grambow’s leadership, Sun Health Communities has grown from one life plan community with 420 residents to three life plan communities with more than 900 residents.

As CFO, Grambow will provide strategic and operational financial oversight of Sun Health’s three business divisions: Sun Health Foundation, Sun Health Communities and Sun Health Wellness. In addition to her duties as CFO, Grambow will retain responsibilities for real estate development and remain as the organization’s compliance officer.

Presbyterian Senior Living appoints Kristin Hambleton as vice president of sales and marketing

Kristin Hambleton

Kristin Hambleton is the new vice president of sales and marketing at Presbyterian Senior Living, Dillsburg, PA. He appointment follows a national search.

Hambleton succeeds Victoria Hess, who retired in 2018. She brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience to the position, along with a strong background in the senior living industry.

Hambleton will be responsible for the oversight, direction, and management of marketing, communications and census development. Internally, she will oversee lead management systems and establish staff trainings and education for marketing and admissions personnel. She also will provide personalized direction to all marketing and sales staff at PSL’s more than 30 locations.

Before joining PSL, Hambleton spent almost a decade working in the senior living industry. Most recently, she held the role of vice president of sales and business development for Continuum CRM, which offers senior living software solutions. There, she helped build the company from the ground up, covering all aspects of business development, sales and marketing on a national level.

Previously, Hambleton was director of sales for Willow Valley Communities in Lancaster, PA, where she led growth initiatives, including managing occupancy for several new expansion projects, increasing occupancy within the community and creating a culture of collaboration within the organization.

Hambleton graduated from Susquehanna University with a degree in communications.

Senior Living Communities promotes Michael Zebrowski to vice president of facility services

Michael Zebrowski

Michael Zebrowski has been promoted to vice president of facility services at Senior Living Communities, Charlotte, NC.

He previously worked at Brightwater, the company’s community in Myrtle Beach, SC. There, he was director of facility services for four years.

Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg welcomes Jeremy B. Schrader as executive director

Jeremy Schrader

Jeremy B. Schrader, MS, NHA, has joined Presbyterian Senior Living as the new executive director of Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, Hollidaysburg, PA, a  continuing care retirement community. He will manage operations and marketing for the senior living community.

Schrader has worked in a variety of long-term senior care and healthcare roles. He is a former LeadingAge PA AIT Grant Awardee, in addition to being a graduate of the 2017-2018 LeadingAge PA Fellows in Leadership program.

Schrader earned an undergraduate degree at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, before earning a graduate degree at Mount Aloysius College. He completed his nursing home administration coursework at the Community College of Allegheny County.    

Watercrest welcomes Joy Patterson as executive director of Watercrest Columbia Assisted Living and Memory Care

Joy Patterson

Joy Patterson is executive director of Watercrest Columbia Assisted Living and Memory Care, scheduled to open in July in Columbia, SC.

Patterson’s healthcare career began as marketing director for a nursing home. She subsequently earned her nursing home administrator’s license and residential care facility license.

Patterson most recently worked in a regional role, traveling to multiple communities and assisting associates and families in honoring seniors in their transition to senior living.

Springpoint Senior Living Foundation names Sean Flood regional director of major and planned gifts

Sean Flood

Sean Flood has been named the new regional director of major and planned gifts for the Springpoint Senior Living Foundation, Wall Township, NJ.

Flood most recently was the director of development for the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children in Newark, NJ, and previously held a similar position at the Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations, serving the Hackensack-Meridian health system. He also has experience within continuing care retirement communities as a fundraising consultant with Community Counselling Services based in New York City.

The Branches of Marlboro welcomes Rob Guinard as director of community relations

Rob Guinard

Rob Guinard has been named director of community relations The Branches of Marlboro, a Benchmark Senior Living assisted living and memory care community opening this November in Marlboro, MA.

Before joining The Branches, Guinard served in the same capacity for Benchmark Senior Living at Shrewsbury Crossings in Shrewsbury, MA. He previously was director of business development for MedStar EMS.

Guinard is a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician for the town of West Boylston, MA. Additionally, he is on the board of directors for the HealthAlliance Guild, a volunteer organization.

Chevy Chase House announces Evelyn A. Donahue as director of nursing

Evelyn A. Donahue

Evelyn A. Donahue, MS, BSN, RN, has joined Chevy Chase House, a Meridian Senior Living community in Maryland, as director of nursing.

Donahue brings a broad set of clinical and leadership skills to the role, with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field, her expertise includes clinical nursing at both the acute care and community levels, business development, health policy and advocacy and service as a corporate representative on a healthcare system’s Committee on Health Disparities.

She has been a dialysis facility administrator, national director of reimbursement, project manager and consultant. Her skills include management and training at the corporate level as well as consulting locally for Washington D.C. attorneys on clinical review, patient data analysis, Medicare reimbursement, program administration and court testimony preparation.

Donahue also has been an adjunct researcher with the Center for Health Policy & Preparedness at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and has worked as vice president for the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Nurses Association and director for sponsorship with National Capital Healthcare Executives, a chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Previous positions held by Donahue include regional hospice director and clinical liaison, acute care nurse for multiple medical-surgical specialties at a major academic medical center, and vice president, corporate and clinical programs for Diogenec Group, a Washington D.C. healthcare consultancy, where she led the development of a vulnerable populations resource guide for the District of Columbia Department of Health.

Donahue holds a Master of Science degree in community health nursing administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Boston University.

The Arbors of Bedford appoints Francine Gagne, LICSW, director of resident services

Francine Gagne

Francine Gagne, LICSW, has been appointed as the director of resident and family services for The Arbors of Bedford, a Benchmark Senior Living memory care community in Bedford, NH.

Gagne has 20 years of experience as a social worker and mental health professional, working for Elliot Hospital’s Geriatric Psychiatric Unit and the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center.

She has referred residents to The Arbors for years and serves on Women in Support of Elders, a volunteer community group founded by The Arbors’ director of community relations, Paula Whittier.

Gagne graduated from Rivier College with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work with a master’s degree. In addition to being a licensed clinical social worker, she is a certified life coach. She previously was a field liaison for the University of New Hampshire.

Bellwether Enterprise appoints senior vice president to lead new seniors housing group

Richard Lynn

Richard Lynn has been hired as senior vice president to lead the new Chicago-based seniors housing group of Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, the commercial and multifamily mortgage banking subsidiary of Enterprise Community Investment. The group is responsible for originating and placing commercial real estate loans for senior housing properties.

Lynn has 30 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and investment banking. As senior vice president, he will work with individual, regional and institutional owners at both for-profit and nonprofit entities. The primary sources of capital will include Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and exclusive life insurance company investors.

Before joining Bellwether Enterprise, Lynn worked for six years at Marcus and Millichap in investment sales, focusing exclusively on senior housing. His career in mortgage banking also included stints at Travelers Insurance, First Chicago Bank and GMAC Commercial Mortgage, among other companies.

Lynn is an active member of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, the American Seniors Housing Association and LeadingAge.

He has an undergraduate degree in industrial and operational engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA in finance from the University of Miami. He also graduated from a continuing education program in real estate from New York University.

Senior Housing Properties Trust trustees re-elected

John L. Harrington was re-elected as an independent trustee in Class II for Newton, MA-based Senior Housing Properties Trust, and Adam D. Portnoy was re-elected as a managing trustee in Class II at the real estate investment trust’s 2019 shareholder annual meeting.

Senior Sleuths names Carrie O’Meara director of marketing

Carrie O’Meara

Carrie O’Meara is the new director of marketing for Senior Sleuths, an immersive group experience for senior living communities.

The position is combined with her existing role at Media Star Promotions, a large marketing agency in the region.

Before joining Media Star last year, O’Meara worked at Anne Arundel Medical Center as a gift officer. She also has worked at Marriner Marketing, Carton Donofrio Partners and other marketing agencies.

She completed her undergraduate degree in communication studies at the University of Lynchburg.

Margulies Perruzzi adds, promotes healthcare studio talent

John Fowler

Boston-based architectural and interior design firm Margulies Perruzzi, which has senior living clients, announces that associate principal John Fowler, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, has been elevated to the position of associate partner of the firm. He has 20 years of experience.

Mark Thomsen

Fowler is the 12th member of the firm’s partnership and will continue to lead MP’s growing healthcare studio, along with associate principal and partner Jason Costello, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP.

MP also welcomes Mark Thomsen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, as senior project manager for healthcare. Thomsen brings 23 years of experience as a master planner, project manager, and healthcare planner for a wide variety of hospital and healthcare clients and project types.

HJ Sims welcomes Tom Bowden as vice president, investment banking, bolsters Florida banking team

Tom Bowden

Thomas Bowden has joined privately held investment bank and wealth management firm HJ Sims as vice president, investment banking. Located in Richmond, VA, Bowden leads business development efforts in Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia.

Before joining Sims, Bowden spent seven years as vice president with BB&T Capital Markets, serving senior living clients in the Southeast region of the United States. Before BB&T, he interned in the public finance investment banking group with Davenport & Company and was a Senate page in Congress.

Bowden earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration from Washington and Lee University.

HJ Sims also announced that Senior Vice President Kerry Moynihan will co-lead client relationships and business development efforts in Florida alongside Senior Vice President Melissa Messina. Moynihan, based in Orlando, FL, has more than a decade of senior living banking experience.

GuideOne names Doug Pearson senior vice president, chief underwriting officer

Doug Pearson

Doug Pearson has been appointed to the position of senior vice president, chief underwriting officer at West Des Moines, IA-based GuideOne Insurance, which has clients including senior living communities. In this role, he is responsible for niche product management, home office underwriting, underwriting compliance and business systems.

Pearson brings extensive underwriting and product leadership experience with prior carriers. Most recently, he was senior vice president, chief underwriting officer at Continental Western Group, where he led the strategic direction for underwriting and product over a 13-state footprint, including specialty products. Before that, he held leadership roles at Nationwide and Allied Insurance, where he developed the strategic direction for commercial lines, incorporating analytics into the underwriting appetite and overseeing pricing and competitive intelligence.

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