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Immanuel Lutheran welcomes first chief operating officer, Carla Wilton

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Carla Wilton

Carla Wilton has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer at Immanuel Lutheran Communities, Kalispell, MT.

Wilton has been executive director at the Buffalo Hill Terrace community for the past nine years, helping to lead the expansion of The Villas in 2018 and the addition of The Lodge assisted living memory support in 2017.

Over her 30 year career in senior living services and healthcare, she has worked in a variety of different roles, encompassing social work, hospital services, wellness programming and memory care support. Wilton is a licensed assisted living and long-term care administrator and is the vice chair of the Montana Health Care Association Board of Trustees.

UC Health SVP and Chief HR Officer Clarence Pauley III announces retirement

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Clarence Pauley II

Clarence Pauley III, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at UC Health, Greater Cincinnati’s academic health system, has announced his retirement, the date of which will depend on when a successor is appointed.

Pauley has spent 13 years serving in human resources senior leadership and executive roles at UC Health. Among UC Health’s members are Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living and the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care.

Pauley has been in his current role since January 2014. Before that, he was VP of HR for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care (2008 to 2014) and VP of HR for a local community hospital (2000 to 2008).

In addition to his work in healthcare, Pauley has had a distinguished career in service to our country in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserves from 1982 through 2010. He was deployed overseas and served in combat several times during his military career.

Harbor’s Edge hires vice president of marketing, Christine Carruthers

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Christine Carruthers

Christine Carruthers has joined Harbor’s Edge life plan community, Norfolk, VA, as vice president of marketing.

In her new role, she will lead sales and marketing efforts, including those related to the $200 million, 24-story River Tower expansion, which will double the size of the community when it opens in 2021. She will provide strategic direction and oversight of marketing for not just the independent living component but for the assisted living and memory support components as well.

Carruthers has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and sales and has worked with more than 100 retirement communities across the country, developing and implementing marketing programs, analyzing resident demographics and creating lead-generation plans.

Immanuel Lutheran Communities appoints Rebecca Tims as director of human resources

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Rebecca Timis

Rebecca Timis is the new director of human resources at Immanuel Lutheran Communities, Kalispell, MT.

Timis has more than 20 years of experience in managing a full spectrum of human resource programs, services and functions. Most recently, she was human resource director at National Flood Services in Kalispell.

Pegasus Senior Living hires Southeast regional director of operations

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Alex Germain-Robin

Alex Germain-Robin is the new Southeast regional director of operations for Dallas-based Pegasus Senior Living.

Germain-Robin is overseeing the operations and overall efficiency of Pegasus’ Southeast communities, which have a mix of independent living, assisted living and/or memory care services. In addition, his duties include ensuring that key leadership teams are following Pegasus’ mission.

Germain-Robin has been a part of the senior living industry since 2008 and has worked in various roles, such as executive director, multi-site executive director and vice president of operations from national operators.

He graduated from Purdue University with an undergraduate degree in hospitality and tourism management.

Juniper Communities appoints Ryan Bartell as senior sales director

Ryan Bartell has been appointed to the new position of senior sales director at Bloomfield, NJ-based Juniper Communities. Juniper created the position to put the same focus into its sales training, coaching and mentoring as it did marketing.

Bartell will be responsible for the on-boarding, mentoring and coaching of directors of community relations as well as ad hoc, on-site sales support, as needed.

Bartell recently marked his 12th year working in seniors housing, where he has held positions as caregiver, med tech, resident concierge, administrative assistant, sales associate and director of community relations.

Pegasus Senior Living Community hires new executive director, Tommy Saxon

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Tommy Saxon

Tommy Saxon is the new executive director at Town Village Crossing, a Pegasus Senior Living independent community in Arlington, TX.

As Executive Director, Tommy is responsible for enriching the lives of the residents, their families and associates with Pegasus’ theme of ‘Make Every Day the Best Day Ever.’ He will ensure compliance with all rules and regulations, manage day-to-day operations and take ownership of business performance and resident expectation goals.

Saxon has been in the senior living industry since 2013 in leadership positions such as general manager and area director of sales and marketing.

Integral Senior Living names executive director, Catherine Ratelle

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Catherine Ratelle

Catherine Ratelle has been named executive director at Fairview Commons, an Integral Senior Living community in Costa Mesa, CA, specializing in independent living and respite care.

Her primary responsibilities as the executive director include directing the community’s day-to-day operations and team management as well as working with the management company, Integral Senior Living. In addition, she will supervise and oversee hiring all department leads and staff.

Ratelle brings more than 25 years of experience in the senior living industry to the post. In past positions with numerous senior living communities, she was an executive director, regional director of operations and vice president of operations. In her most recent position with Integral Senior Living, Ratelle served residents by opening new communities and improving established ones.

Health Dimensions Group appoints Amber Rogotzke as president

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Amber Rogotzke

Amber Rogotzke has been promoted to the role of president of Minneapolis-based post-acute, long-term care, and senior living consulting and management firm Health Dimensions Group. Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey will continue to serve in her role as CEO of HDG.

Rogotzke has more than 15 years of senior living and care-related experience and has been with HDG for eight years, most recently serving as executive vice president of human resources. As president, she will lead human resources, managed community operations, legal services and office administration for HDG.

Rogotzke received her undergraduate degree in human resource management at Minnesota State University and a master’s degree in human resource management at Concordia University. Additionally, Rogotzke has obtained numerous professional certifications related to human resources.

Healthpeak appoints Sara Grootwassink Lewis to board

Sara Grootwassink Lewis has been appointed an independent director to Irvine, CA-based Healthpeak Properties’ (formerly HCP) Board of Directors. The appointment expands the  real estate investment trust’s board to eight directors, with an average director tenure of approximately five years.

Lewis has more than 20 years of corporate finance and capital markets experience. She is the founder and CEO of Lewis Corporate Advisors, a board and capital markets advisory firm, and has served on several public company boards.

Lewis currently is a director of both Sun Life Financial and Weyerhaeuser Co.; she chairs the audit committee of both companies. She has been part of the executive teams of public real estate investment trusts, including as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. She also is on the Leadership Board for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness and on the Board of Trustees for the Brookings Institution.

Lewis is a certified public accountant and a chartered financial analyst.

SAGE promotes Lynn Faria to EVP, welcomes new board members

Lynn Faria

New York City-based LGBT elder advocacy organization SAGE has promoted Lynn Faria to executive vice president and welcomes new board members Molly Lenore and Mady Schuman. The organization also celebrates the return of former board member Kevin Williams, M.D.

Faria, in the newly created role of EVP, is the nonprofit’s second in command. She formerly worked in senior leadership roles at the Empire State Pride Agenda, serving as development director, deputy executive director and interim executive director.

Lenore is the organization’s first transgender board member and has decades of experience on numerous boards, including the National Gay Flag Football League, the New York Gay Football League and the Big Apple Softball League. She is the co-founder and president of Moey, a company that creates installations at the intersection of art, science, technology, design and education.

Schuman comes to the SAGE board with 35 years of executive, external relations and fundraising experience. She currently is director of development of the Dramatists Guild Foundation. 

Williams is the chief medical officer for Pfizer Rare Disease. He has been reelected to SAGE’s board as a regular member, having previously served on the board for six years, from 2012 to 2018, as the secretary and chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and then co-chair. In addition to his medical degree, he has a Master’s in Public Health degree and a law degree.

GOJO announces new president and CEO, Carey Jaros

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Carey Jaros

Carey Jaros will become president and CEO of Akron, OH-based GOJO Industries Jan. 1, at which time Mark Lerner will become senior adviser and president emeritus.

GOJO, inventor of Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, makes skin health and hygiene solutions for settings outside the home.

Jaros joined GOJO in 2016 as chief strategy officer and transitioned to chief operating officer in July 2018. Before joining GOJO, she was president of Walnut Ridge Strategic Management Co. and vice president at Dealer Tire, and she spent more than a decade as a management consultant at Bain and Co.

In her new role, Jaros will continue her years-long partnership with Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, who was named executive chair of GOJO in May 2018. Kanfer Rolnick, part of the third generation of family leadership, is responsible for vision-setting, long-term strategy, sound governance and stewardship. She has co-led the business for 30 years with Lerner.

In his new role, Lerner will sponsor key enterprise project teams, working as an adviser, coach and mentor to GOJO leadership team members. He also will continue to serve on the GOJO Board of Directors.

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Karina Davydov

Gemino Healthcare Finance welcomes Karina Davydov

Karina Davydov has joined Gemino Healthcare Finance and also will be working with North Mill Capital.

Davydov brings with her more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently in her role as a healthcare lender at BankFinancial. She will be focused on marketing and loan origination in the Midwest, based out of Gemino’s Chicago office.

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