Baptist Homes Society CEO Alvin W. Allison Jr. announces retirement

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Al Allison

Alvin W. Allison Jr. has announced that his retirement as president and CEO of Baptist Homes Society, Pittsburgh, will take place at the end of the year.

Allison first joined the organization in 2007 and has been president and CEO for the past 11 years. During his tenure, he has provided expertise for the Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania, LeadingAge, LeadingAge PA and the Pennsylvania Coalition of Affiliated Healthcare and Living Communities.

Allison received the CEO of the Year award in 2018 on behalf of PACAH, which recognized him for his innovation, dedication and commitment to the Baptist Homes Society, residents and staff members and his dedicated efforts to advance long-term care.

The Ridge Senior Living names Mandy Hampton CEO, names new hires

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Mandy Hampton

Mandy Hampton has been promoted to CEO of The Ridge Senior Living as the company transitions to self-management by Jan. 1.

Hampton has almost two decades of experience in senior living and started her career at The Ridge in 2017 as chief operating officer. She has overseen the expansion of The Ridge system, including two stand-alone assisted living and memory support communities in Utah, to Colorado, where the company recently opened The Ridge Pinehurst. 

Also, Suzanne Foley has been appointed as vice president of human resources. She has more than 30 years of experience in the senior living field.

Additionally, Diane Macheers has been appointed as vice president of corporate communications. She has more than three decades of marketing experience and will manage all marketing and communications efforts for the company. 

Penelope Stoddard, RN, has been promoted to vice president of clinical services. She has 13 years of experience in senior living.

Laura Skirucha, a CPA with 25 years of experience, will serve as senior accountant. 

Strive Senior Living hires Melissa Bossert as chief operating officer

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Melissa Bossert

Melissa Bossert has been hired as chief operating officer by Strive Senior Living, Apoka, FL.  

Bossert will be responsible for daily administration and operations. She as worked in the senior living field for more than 26 years, most recently serving as regional director of operations for Legend Senior Living, where she oversaw all operational aspects for 10 assisted living and memory care communities.

Bossert started her long-term care career as a resident lifestyle facilitator, a position in which, for 17 years, she created experiences for more than 300 residents, writing articles for the senior living industry, and giving lectures on how to create well-rounded wellness programs for older adults. Then, after leading a community as an interim executive director, she took on the position full-time while also working as director of operations.

Lifespace Communities hires Nancy Wolff as vice president of philanthropy

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Nancy Wolff

Nancy Wolff has joined Lifespace Communities of Dallas and West Des Moines, IA, as the company’s new vice president of philanthropy, effective yesterday.

In this position, Wolff’s duties will include overseeing all fundraising activities for the Lifespace Foundation and Lifespace Communities, consisting of the planned giving program, annual giving, donor stewardship and recognition programs.

Wolff has more than 17 years of nonprofit experience. Before joining Lifespace, she worked at the American Heart Association.

Wolff, who will be based in Lifespace’s Dallas office, earned her undergraduate degree in corporate and community fitness from North Dakota State University.

NewPoint Real Estate Capital hires two managing directors, affordable originations

Bryan Dickson and Karen Kim have been hired by NewPoint Real Estate Capital, Plano, TX, as managing directors of affordable originations.

They will focus on agency and proprietary affordable housing lending, as well as join the company’s product and underwriting teams solely focused on meeting the needs of the affordable housing community.

Dickson has financed, underwritten and asset-managed an array of large affordable, conventional housing developments in the United States. Before joining the company, Dickson was regional director for Citi Community Capital.

For the past decade, Kim has worked with clients in various capacities, providing custom financing solutions through FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, bridge and other balance sheet loan programs for affordable and conventional housing developments. Before joining NewPoint, Kim served as relationship manager with Greystone & Co.

NewPoint Real Estate Capital is a joint venture of Meridian Capital Group and Barings. The firm NewPoint leverages technology, data and proprietary capital solutions to provide a  suite of financing products to investors of senior housing, affordable housing, multifamily, healthcare and manufactured housing properties. 

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Kris Singleton

Enseo promotes Kristen Singleton to president

Kristen Singleton has been promoted to president by Enseo, a Plano, TX-based technology services provider offering solutions in senior living, hospitality and education. She joined the company as chief information officer in 2020 and will continue to serve in that capacity in addition to her new position.

Singleton has 30 years of experience serving in the technology industry and has held CIO positions for Omni Hotels & Resorts, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and International Cruise & Excursions.