Bane Care Management announces Kevin Morris as new president

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Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris has been named the new president at Bane Care Management, a provider of healthcare and senior services in Massachusetts.

Morris joined Bane Care Management in 2017 as the South-of-Boston region’s vice president of operations; he provided oversight and support for the organization’s south facilities. In his new role, Morris will expand his responsibility across the entire organization, including two assisted living communities and 11 skilled nursing facilities in the state. 

Morris began his career in long-term care more than 25 years ago as an administrator for Life Care Centers of America in Massachusetts. There, he rose to the role of regional director of operations. He then moved to a similar role at Golden Living Centers, managing 75 skilled nursing facilities in seven states. He purchased his own facility in Gardner, MA, in 2013. Four years later, he sold the facility and began looking for a new challenge.

Nazareth Home names Craig Jennings chief operating officer

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Craig Jennings

Craig Jennings has been named chief operating officer at Nazareth Home, Louisville, KY. He will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence across both Nazareth Homes campuses.

Jennings has 26 years of executive experience in the healthcare industry. He has served in several executive-level roles in the post-acute, geriatric and rehabilitation segment. He has established senior care communities in Louisville and led the management of home care services across Kentucky.

Jennings has a degree in business administration from McKendree University.

Presbyterian Senior Living appoints new chief financial officer, Dyan McAlister

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Dyan McAlister

Dyan McAlister has been named chief financial officer at Presbyterian Senior Living, Dillsburg, PA. She will succeed Jeff Davis, who will retire at the end of the month.

McAlister has been with Presbyterian Senior Living for 22 years and has more than 26 years of not-for-profit finance and senior living leadership experience.

Before her appointment, she was vice president of finance at Presbyterian Senior Living, having begun her career there as an accountant in 1998 and working her way up through the organization.

McAlister graduated from Messiah College in 1994 with an undergraduate degree in accounting. Her career also includes positions with Keystone Service Systems and the Pennsylvania Credit Union League. She earned her CPA license while working for Padden Guerrini & Associates.

During her 22 years at Presbyterian Senior Living, McAlister has been a part of the company’s expansion into affordable housing. She was heavily involved in the affiliation with Glen Meadows Retirement Community, Presbyterian Homes in the Presbytery of Huntington, Quincy Village and Cathedral Village.

The Springs Living names Molly Vaughan chief financial officer

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Molly Vaughan

Molly Vaughan has been named chief financial officer at The Springs Living in McMinnville, OR. She will be a member of the executive management team, participating in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives. In addition, she will lead The Springs Living’s financial operations, investor relations, technology and accounting teams.

Before joining The Springs Living, Vaughan worked as the CFO for a closely held group of interior design firms based in Denver. Leading all key business functions within the organization, Vaughan launched its first dynamic planning process, redefined performance measurements and KPIs, optimizing financial resources.

Vaughan brings more than 15 years of financial experience to her new position, including seven years in the nonprofit sector. She is the former associate vice president, financial planning and analysis, for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Denver. Vaughan also worked as a finance manager for Early Learning Ventures in Englewood, CO.

Vaughan has a master’s degree in accounting as well as an undergraduate degree in business administration. 

Sequoia Living names Charlie Shoemake new chief financial officer

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Charlie Shoemake

Charlie Shoemake has been named the new chief financial officer at San Francisco-based Sequoia Living.

He has more than 35 years of accounting and finance expertise. Prior to Sequoia Living, Shoemake was CFO for a variety of organizations, including a specialty finance company in the legal funding space, a national event staffing firm and a large privately held receivables management company. Additionally, he was senior vice president and CFO for the corporate banking division of PNC Financial Services. He also worked for several years as a senior consultant with a national consulting firm.

Shoemake has an undergraduate degree in accounting and an MBA in finance from Indiana University.

Harmony Senior Services appoints Gloria Holland as chief financial officer

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Gloria Holland

Gloria M. Holland has been named chief financial officer at Harmony Senior Services, Charleston, SC.

Holland spent more than 16 years with Capital Senior Living in Dallas. There, as vice president of finance, she was responsible for all aspects of the corporate finance department, including financial planning, analysis and reporting, cash flow management, debt and lease transactions, treasury management, budgeting and insurance/risk management programs. She also was involved in all aspects of the mergers and acquisitions program, increasing the size of the portfolio from 41 senior housing communities to 129 during her tenure.

Holland has an undergraduate degree in finance and management from the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. 

Harmony Senior Services, an affiliate of Smith/Packett Med-Com, headquartered in southwest Virginia, specializes in the design, development, financing, marketing, strategic planning and operation of senior housing and healthcare facilities.

RMR Group promotes Jennifer Francis to executive vice president

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Jennifer Francis

Jennifer F. Francis, president and chief operating officer of Diversified Healthcare Trust, now has an additional title: executive vice president of Newton, MA, holding company RMR Group. Francis now will lead the entire asset management division of RMR, of which Diversified Healthcare Trust is a client company. The promotion adds the senior living and hotel segments to her previous responsibilities of overseeing asset management for the office, industrial and retail segments.

Over the past 14 years, Francis has played a critical role in expanding RMR into a nationwide, $32 billion alternative asset manager, the company said. She was responsible for the creation and growth of RMR’s real estate asset management team, which is responsible for all RMR-managed properties, overseeing more than 1,800 leases and close to 92 million square feet of commercial office, industrial, medical office, life science and retail space.

Francis has more than 30 years of experience working in the commercial real estate industry. She is on the executive board of the American Seniors Housing Association and is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and Commercial Real Estate Women.

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Mark Maclaine

Oakmont Senior Living announces promotion, appointment

Mark Maclaine has been promoted to regional vice president of operations at Oakmont Senior Living, Windsor, CA, and Allison Singler has joined the company’s management team as regional vice president of sales and marketing.

Both Maclaine and Singler will be responsible for the Central California region of Oakmont’s portfolio of senior living communities.

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Allison Singler

Maclaine has been with Oakmont since last year and was executive director of Oakmont of Montecito. Before Oakmont, he was a general contractor in construction for a decade. He started in the senior living industry with Belmont Village in 2015 as a development manager.

Maclaine studied business management at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Singler has more than 20 years of experience in the senior living industry. She earned her undergraduate degree in public relations with a minor in speech communication from the University of Alabama.

Cadence Living announces additions to its management team

Cadence Living has announced that Matthew Owens has joined the management team as vice president of marketing and strategic planning in the mid-Atlantic region, Jim Thiede has been named vice president of marketing and strategic planning in the mountain region, and Tony Hong has been named senior vice president of acquisitions and underwriting.

Owens will have principal responsibility for strategic planning and census-building for Cadence’s portfolio of five communities in Maryland and Virginia. Thiede will be responsible for Cadence’s communities in Arizona and Colorado. Hong will be responsible for business development, underwriting, strategic partnerships and benchmarking for Cadence’s portfolio of senior living communities across the southern states.

Owens has more than 16 years of experience in sales and marketing in both the senior living industry and the hospitality industry. Before joining Cadence, he held regional marketing and sales roles with Harmony Senior Services, Integrated Senior Living, Life Care Services, Holiday Retirement, Assisted Living Concepts and Marriott Hotels.

Thiede has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, including more than 15 years in the healthcare industry and five years in the technology sector. Before joining Cadence, he held senior marketing and sales roles with Brookdale Senior Living, both in Arizona and at the corporate office. 

Hong has more than 15 years of experience in senior housing and real estate investment. Before joining Cadence, Hong held similar roles with Clearwater Living and Senior Resource Group. He is a graduate of Stanford University.

AHEPA welcomes Andrew Kaffes as senior director of government affairs

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Andrew Kaffes

Andrew Kaffas has been named senior director of government affairs at Fishers, IN-based AHEPA Affordable Housing Management, a nationwide provider of affordable independent living and assisted living communities.

Kaffes joins AMC after 13 years as principal of A.G. Kaffes & Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based government relations and strategic communications consulting firm, of which AMC was a client. He will be responsible for developing and executing government relations and public affairs strategies that raise awareness of the company’s public policy agenda with the goal to help AMC meet and grow its mission.

Kaffes has provided legislative and public affairs consulting to a diverse portfolio of clients in nonprofits, public health and medical research, aging/affordable housing, foreign policy, victims’ rights, and energy efficiency technology sectors.

He has an undergraduate degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University and a master’s degree in political management with a concentration in lobbying and corporate/trade association public affairs form the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, where he graduated as class valedictorian.

Twin Lakes welcomes Lisa Zimmers as executive director

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Lisa Zimmers

Lisa Zimmers is the new executive director at Twin Lakes, a senior living and care community in Montgomery, OH.

Zimmers joined Twin Lakes five years ago as director of health services, overseeing the assisted living and nursing care areas of the community. After earning her nursing home administrator’s license, she served as administrator of Twin Lakes since February 2019.

She has more than 20 years of experience in clinical leadership, 16 of which were spent in leadership roles in the senior living industry. She has an undergraduate degree in business management and an associate’s degree in nursing. 

Twin Lakes is owned and operated by Loveland, OH-based Life Enriching Communities, a private, not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Cypress Cove names Mary Franklin becomes executive director

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Mary Franklin

Mary Franklin has been named executive director of Cypress Cove’s HealthPark Florida life plan community.

She had been associate executive director at Cypress Cove since January and was director of resident services from 2015 through 2019.

Franklin began her career in senior housing and services in 2007 at Shell Point, another Fort Myers life plan community, where she was resort services and wellness manager. From 1994 to 2007, she worked in the management of resort recreation and programming at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, South Seas Resort on Captiva Island and Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples.

Cypress Cove names Bob Rahmanian, D.O., medical director

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Bob Rahmanian, D.O.

Bob Rahmanian, D.O., has been appointed medical director for Cypress Cove, a continuing care retirement community in South Fort Myers, FL.

Rahmanian is responsible for developing and overseeing Cypress Cove resident care policies and procedures. He will continue in his previous role as medical director for the organization’s in-home care business, Cypress at Home.

Rahmanian completed his pre-medical studies at Wayne State University and earned his medical degree from Des Moines University. He has 20 years of experience as an emergency department physician and has been working with skilled nursing facilities in Lee and Collier counties for the past five years. He is a credentialed hospice physician.

Legend Senior Living appoints Bailee Adams to corporate sales specialist 

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Bailee Adams

Bailee Adams has been appointed corporate sales specialist over Oklahoma for Legend Senior Living. She has been sales director at Legend at Rivendell since May.

In her new position, she will leverage her knowledge and skill set across the eight Legend Senior Living communities. She will work with targeted communities as a primary sales resource to generate move-ins and new leads and ensure that the sales process is fully implemented and executed. Her responsibilities will include developing sales strategy for individual communities, working with onboarding and mentoring, coaching and training new hires, and improving communication and sales processes.

Prior to arriving at Legend, Adams was the director of marketing at Rambling Oaks Assisted Living in Norman, OK, the area manager for Encompass Home Health & Hospice in Oklahoma City, and marketing manager and account executive at Faith Hospice in Edmond, OK.

Adams earned her undergraduate degree in mass communication/media studies from Louisiana’s Northwestern State University.

Leawood Gardens Senior Living names new Vibrant Life director

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Deanna Holm

Deanna Holm is the new Vibrant Life director at Leawood Gardens Senior Living, an Integral Senior Living community in Leawood, KS, that specializes in assisted living and memory care.

Holm has more than 19 years of experience. Her most recent position was as a memory care activity director at Aegis Therapy, where she received additional training in dementia care.

At Leawood Gardens, Holm helps to ensure that residents are cared for and living engaged activity lives through the Vibrant Life program, which provides daily enrichment activities for residents. Residents can personalize their schedules based on interests, needs and abilities.

Legend of Colorado Springs announces new appointments

Jacob Hillmann has been hired as the maintenance director, and Renee Schulz is the new customer service associate, at Legend of Colorado Springs, a Legend Senior Living  assisted living and memory care community scheduled to open soon.

Hillmann will supervise and schedule the maintenance staff and oversee the operation of the entire campus. He also will be responsible for supervising third-party service and construction vendors.

Hillmann’s experience includes working for a fire department and working in building management. He achieved a National Emergency Medical Technician certificate.

He has an undergraduate degree in psychology and joined the Air Force Reserves to perform aeromedical evacuation. 

Schultz will participate in sales, including community awareness, maintenance of outreach programs and community organization relationships. She will conduct residence tours to prospective residents, family members and referral resources.

Schulz had been the personnel coordinator for a grocery business, performing all human resource functions. She served as a CNA in several nursing homes, an assistant to autistic children in the public school system, a home health aide to a paralyzed family member, and the leader of a ministry program providing one-to-one care for those in crisis.

The Kenwood by Senior Star sees return of Chef Robert Giesman

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Robert Giesman

Robert Giesman has returned to The Kenwood by Senior Star as executive chef and food and beverage director for the second time. He is responsible for revamping and revitalizing all aspects of the food and beverage program at The Kenwood.

Giesman previously served in the role in 2014 and spent the past several years as executive chef and food service director at One Lincoln Park in Kettering.

He is an award-winning Cincinnati culinarian with more than 31 years of experience, including more than 19 years serving as an executive chef/food service director. He gained experience managing kitchen and banquet operations for area senior living communities as well as restaurants, hotels and country clubs.

After graduating top of his class from Scarlet Oaks Culinary Program, Giesman attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He has received numerous awards, including the Greater Cincinnati American Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year Award in 2003, President’s Award for Outstanding and Continued Service in 2004, and Member of the Year honor in 2001. He also was one of the five first-ever alumni recognized as Scarlet Oaks Distinguished Alumni in 2006.

AHCA / NCAL staff member elected to national board

Urvi Patel, director of quality improvement at the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, has been named to the board of directors for the Alliance for Performance Excellence, which serves member programs and other organizations working to improve their performance using the Baldrige Excellence framework.

The AHCA / NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for long-term and post-acute providers to work toward performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. 

Welltower announces addition of Philip Hawkins to board of directors

Philip Hawkins has been named to the board of directors of Toledo, OH-based real estate investment trust Welltower.

Hawkins, who brings almost 40 years of leadership experience in the real estate sector to the role, is executive chairman of Link Logistics Real Estate, Blackstone’s industrial real estate platform. Previously, he spent 12 years at DCT Industrial Trust, where he most recently was president and CEO. Prior to that, he served at CarrAmerica Realty Corp. in roles of increasing seniority, including president and chief operating officer.

Hawkins began his career at LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle), where he spent 14 years in various roles, including as management director, eastern region and a member of the firm’s board of directors. He is on the board of directors of Corporate Office Properties Trust and previously was a member of the board of directors of Prologis and Cloverleaf Cold Storage.

Hawkins earned an undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a trustee of Hamilton College.

Welltower’s board of directors expands to 10 members with Hawkins’ appointment, which is part of the board’s ongoing refreshment process that has added seven new directors over the past four years.

United Hebrew of New Rochelle names Rosemary McLaughlin board chair

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Rosemary McLaughlin

Rosemary McLaughlin, a senior vice president with Signature Bank, has been named chair of United Hebrew of New Rochelle’s board of directors.

In her new role, McLaughlin will help ensure the organization’s position in senior care and maintain its nonprofit mission to provide quality care to seniors in need. 

Having grown up down the street from the original building, McLaughlin has provided United Hebrew with counsel and advice on several initiatives, including the 2016 opening of Willow Gardens Memory Care, the area’s first assisted living residence dedicated to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She also served as the board liaison on the nursing home’s component’s quality assurance and improvement committee.