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Distinctive Living names Angela Clark chief sales and marketing officer
Angela Clark has been appointed chief sales and marketing officer at Distinctive Living. She will be responsible for expanding a strong brand presence in the communities served by the company, establishing a differentiated level of care and ensuring that sales and marketing teams across the communities can communicate what sets their communities apart.
Clark brings 25 years of operational management in senior living across sales and marketing, sales training and development, operational strategy, multi-site management, strategic planning and new product development to the role.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Kansas and is board-certified as an RN in California. She also has an MBA from the University of Phoenix and has completed digital marketing coursework from Columbia University.
Clark has a long tenure teaching consumer marketing and sales strategy at both Washington State University and the University of Phoenix. She now serves on the advisory board for the Carson School of Business for Washington State University.
Distinctive Living currently operates 30 communities and has 16 under development via its development services platform, Distinctive Living Development LLC.
Anthem Memory Care promotes Jennifer Boonstra to senior life engagement director
Jennifer Boonstra has been promoted to the position of senior life engagement director. She will provide training, education and support for the life engagement teams at 16 senior living communities.
Boonstra also continues to serve as life engagement director for Porter Place in Tinley Park, IL.
She is a recreation therapist who brings more than 20 years of senior living experience to her new role. Prior to her promotion, she was the memory care life engagement director at Senior Star at Weber Place, now called Story Point of Romeoville, IL.
Boonstra holds an undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation from Aurora University in Aurora, IL.
Lenbrook adds Elizabeth W. Clubb to board
Elizabeth W. Clubb has been named to the board of directors at Lenbrook.
Clubb is founder and CEO of myFloc, a software-as-a-service financial technology company designed to meet the needs of older adults. She has worked in the technology, higher education, healthcare and consumer packaged goods industries as well as the growing longevity economy. She has helped oversee growth for major corporations and has consulted with leadership teams at the Coca-Cola Co., Kimberly Clark Corp., ConAgra and Newell Rubbermaid.
Clubb holds an executive MBA from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Connecticut College. She is a graduate of the business of healthcare executive education program at Goizueta and completed the Wharton School’s Fintech Revolution Executive Education program.
UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation adds Irfan Bhabhrawalad, Dave Veneklase to board
Irfan Bhabhrawala and Dave Veneklase have been named to the board of directors of the United Methodist Retirement Communities-Porter Hills Foundation.
Bhabhrawala joined Arbor Financial in 2014 and purchased the business in 2015. He is an active member of the Association of Comprehensive Planners and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Bhabhrawala earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Veneklase has almost 40 years of experience working in higher education administration, including service as executive vice president for organizational development, finance, treasurer and chief financial officer at Davenport University. He earned his undergraduate degree in business administration and his MBA from Grand Valley State University.
Retirement Unlimited Inc. promotes Noris Sanchez, Zsavonne Perryman
Noris Sanchez has been promoted to senior director of sales and community relations, and Zsavonne Perryman has been promoted to regional director of sales and business development at Retirement Unlimited Inc.
Sanchez has been with RUI since 2021 as the sales and community relations director at Paul Spring. During her 17-year career in senior living, she has worked in dining, the business office, human resources and property management.
Perryman joined RUI in 2018 as the director of sales and community relations at the Hidenwood Community. In January, she was promoted to senior director of sales and community relations before being promoted to her current role. Before her time at RUI, she worked in the public relations industry, where she was an associate account executive and a social media strategist. She received her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Jackson Creek names Rocio Jackson memory support director
Rocio Jackson has been named memory support director at Jackson Creek Senior Living.
Jackson brings more than a decade of senior living experience to the position. She is the former referral intake coordinator of a hospice, home health and palliative care organization in Colorado Springs.
Jackson earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees in healthcare administration from Ashford University. She also is a certified nurse aide and qualified medication administration personnel.
Trinity CEO Jackie Harris appointed to LeadingAge Michigan board
Harris previously was THSC president and CEO between 2001 and 2009, during which time she was an active member of LeadingAge Michigan. Afterward, she was president and CEO of Integrace, a faith-based family of retirement communities and resources in Maryland, before returning to the THSC helm in July.
Harris pursued studies in business administration at Central Michigan University and long-term care administration at Michigan State University. She is a certified aging services professional and the former chair of LeadingAge Michigan and former executive board member and treasurer of the American Seniors Housing Association.
Center for Innovation welcomes Stacey Bergmann as director of community and network relations
Bergmann has more than 20 years of experience in the senior living sector, most recently serving as president of VOICE PA, a nonprofit organization of both providers and consumers seeking to infuse person-directed care practices into eldercare services throughout Pennsylvania.
Bergmann earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and trained in therapeutic recreation at Temple University. She also holds a Master of Health Science degree, with a focus on health education and dementia care research, from St. Francis University.
Friends Services Alliance CEO wins Female Executive of the Year for Nonprofit award
Jane Mack, CEO of Friends Services Alliance, received the Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in the government or nonprofit category (11 to 2,500 employees) Nov. 10 during a gala event in New York City. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are awarded annually.
Under Mack’s leadership, FSA has grown to support more than 80 nonprofits across 14 states in board and organization development, compliance and risk management services, and education in areas such as diversity and inclusion.
Mack brings more than 30 years of experience in the field of healthcare. She teaches graduate courses at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a governance consultant for LeadingAge.
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