Rose Pietras promoted to VP of sales and marketing at Watercrest Senior Living Group

Rose Pietras has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at Watercrest Senior Living Group.

In her new role, she will lead sales operations and drive the marketing strategy of multiple brands of senior living communities developed, owned and operated by the Vero Beach, FL-based company. She will be charged with obtaining results in sales growth, census management and market strategy while overseeing business and marketing plans, competitive analysis and sales event planning.

Pietras has worked for Watercrest Senior Living Group since 2014 as director of market development, a position in which she evaluated and qualified markets for development opportunities. Overall, she has more than 20 years of senior living experience, including assisted living administration, resident services, budget planning and procedure development.

Commonwealth Senior Living announces several promotions

Charlottesville, VA-based Commonwealth Senior Living has added to its senior leadership team.

Founder Richard Brewer will remain CEO.

Earl Parker

Earl Parker has been named president and chief operating officer. In this role, he oversees the management and operations of all senior living communities. Parker joined CSL five years ago and helped develop the company’s core values and brought new strategies to help fuel growth in talent, occupancy and overall resident experience.

Ed Corbeil has been named senior vice president of operations. In his new role, he will support the regional vice presidents and oversee CSL’s new Center of Excellence located in Charlottesville, VA.

Giovanni Montague Sneed, MS, RN, has been named senior vice president of resident care and will provide support for all resident care programs and initiatives.

Kristy Ruppe Craddock has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing, a position in which she will guide sales teams and design sales training focused on creating a unique customer experience.

CSL has also created four regional vice president positions to provide communities with a single point of contact for support: Bernie Cavis, regional vice president of the Hampton Roads communities; Ronda Duckworth, regional vice president of the Central Virginia communities; Charles Ix, regional vice president of the Northern Neck and Peninsula communities; and Amanda Wickert, regional vice president of the Southwest Virginia communities.

Founded in 2002 with three assisted living communities, the company has grown into one of the largest senior living providers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 21 communities serving more than 1,500 residents.

Michael Mazzolini, M.D., named medical director of Legacy Village of Cleveland

Michael Mazzolini, M.D.

Michael Mazzolini, M.D., has been named medical director of Legacy Village of Cleveland, an assisted living and memory care community in Cleveland, TN, scheduled to open this month.

A fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, he brings almost 40 years of patient and resident care experience to his new role. He earned his medical degree and served his residency in family medicine at Oklahoma University.

Mazzolini practiced medicine in Oklahoma for seven years before relocating to Cleveland, TN, in 1987 to join the Family Medicine Center. Since 2013, he has been working with the disabled adult population of Bradley County and assisted living centers.

Amy Edwards Webb named Heron’s Key executive director

Amy Edwards Webb

Amy Edwards Webb has been named executive director of Heron’s Key, an Emerald Communities life plan community in Gig Harbor, WA.

A 20-year senior industry veteran, Webb will oversee day-to-day operations. She most recently was CEO at Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth, WA, where she oversaw management of hospital services and the family practice clinic.

Webb also was vice president of clinical services at Community Hospital of Anaconda, MT, and CEO/administrator of Granite County Hospital District in Philipsburg, MT. There, she managed operations with a focus in hospital-based clinical services, quality improvement and program development.

Webb earned undergraduate degrees in education and occupational therapy, as well as a certification in project management, from the University of Washington. She is also a certified Eden Alternative associate.

Ellen Jones joins Waltonwood Lake Boone as resident care manager

Ellen Jones

Ellen Jones has joined Waltonwood Lake Boone, Raleigh, NC, as resident care manager, reporting to the executive director.

In this role, she will be responsible for the well-being of all residents and ensuring that the team meets each resident’s daily needs. As a registered nurse, she also will assist with training CNAs and medical technicians as well as coordinating residents’ travel to and from doctors’ appointments, medication management and diet maintenance.

“I will primarily work with assisted living and memory care residents but will assist with independent living residents if they need it,” she said.

Jones has more than 30 years of senior living experience. She previously worked as a corporate nurse and traveled between three states, offering her services to different senior living communities.

Waltonwood Lake Boone is expected to open later this year. It will have 121 independent living apartments, 39 assisted living apartments and 23 memory care apartments.

Colleen Tyrrell is new director of dining services at Rydal Park

Colleen Tyrrell

Colleen Tyrrell is the new director of dining services at Rydal Park, a Presby’s Inspired Life community in Abington Township, PA.

Tyrrell is expected to play an integral role in the organization’s day-to-day dining operations, namely delivering innovative dining experiences for the almost 500 residents of Rydal Park as well as their guests.

Tyrrell most recently was the general manager of the William Penn Inn in Gwynedd, PA. Throughout her career, she has held leadership positions at established restaurants and country clubs in the Philadelphia area.

She has an undergraduate degree in marketing and finance from La Salle University.

Dawn Zindel appointed memory care director at UMC at The Shores

Dawn Zindel has been appointed  director of Tapestries Memory Care Residence at United Methodist Communities at The Shores in Ocean City, NJ. She will assume Tapestries’ oversight, staff management and services, and all Tapestries associates will report directly to her.

Zindel brings seven years of experience to the role, having worked as a director of social service and interim administrator in adult day care settings. She has a total of 10 years of experience as a social worker with geriatric populations.

Before joining UMC, Zindel was director of social services/administrator at Atlantic Adult Day Health Care. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Marywood University and is certified social worker certification.

Zindel formerly volunteered at The Shores while in social work school, and her mother retired several years ago from a position in healthcare there.

Fellowship Community CEO Robert Zentz dies

Robert Zentz

Robert Zentz, 81, president and CEO of Fellowship Community, Whitehall, PA, passed away Oct. 9.

Zentz has been president and CEO of Fellowship Community for more than 22 years. Prior to that, he had been vice president of nursing at Sacred Heart Hospital for 25 years and had held several management positions with various hospitals throughout New York.

Zentz graduated from Overland Park High School in New York and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Buffalo and an MSA degree from the University of Notre Dame. He also graduated from the Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in New York, was a licensed RN and earned an NHA certification for which he continued his education annually.

At Fellowship Community, he established the Presidential Scholarship Fund to help advance the education of employees. Under his direction, Fellowship Community provided more than $3.5 million in charitable care last year.

Zentz received the Heathcare Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from Lehigh Valley Business, the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Legacy Award from Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Centers, and Lehigh Valley Style named him a Stellar Senior 2016. This year, Zentz received a Leadership, Midsize Company award, a special award given as part of  “The Morning Call” newspaper’s Top Workplaces Awards, based on employee surveys.

He was active on the boards of several area organizations.

SAGE announces new board members

SAGE has welcomed Scott L. Bennett, Ruth Eisenberg, Jeffrey Erdman and Drew Werner to its national board of directors.

Bennett is the vice chairman of the board and chair of the grants committee of Our Fund Foundation, the LGBTQ community foundation of South Florida and the second largest LGBTQ community foundation in the United States.

Eisenberg is a partner at the Washington DC-based public-interest law firm, Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg LLP, concentrating in the areas of employment law and general nonprofit organization law.

Erdman is a partner of Scali Rasmussen, a law firm serving clients through California.  He specializes in complex business litigation spanning many areas of business, including the insurance, manufacturing and service industries, as well as a variety of real estate disputes.

Werner brings a background of fundraising, education and public service through years of personal and professional commitment to creating diverse and inclusive communities. In addition to 22 years of experience in education, treatment and advocacy for people infected and affected by HIV.

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