Marvell Adams Jr. named Kendal COO

Marvell Adams Jr.

Marvell Adams Jr., executive director/CEO of Kendal’s metro Washington, D.C.-area affiliate, Collington, has been named The Kendal Corp.’s chief operating officer.

He will succeed Judy Braun, who retired in July as COO after 17 years with Kendal. Adams will transition to the position over the next few months while Collington conducts a search for a new top executive.

Adams took the helm as Collington’s executive director two months after the community’s affiliation with Kendal in June 2011. At that time, less than 70% of Collington’s 360 residential / independent living cottages and apartments were occupied, and the community had millions of dollars in deferred maintenance, according to Kendal.

By the end of 2017, more than 95% of Collington’s cottages and apartments were occupied, the organization said. Also during his tenure, Adams led the restructuring of Collington’s debt and oversaw the investment of more than $30 million in infrastructure — addressing 10 years of deferred maintenance.

Since 2016, Adams has served as Kendal’s director for emerging talent, helping Kendal affiliates identify, develop and maintain internship/fellowship opportunities that are academically relevant for students.

Over the past decade, he also has been a surveyor for the accrediting body CARF. Recently, he was elected to the board of directors of LeadingAge.

Adams came to Collington from Rochester, NY, where he was COO/administrator at The Highlands at Pittsford, a continuing care retirement community affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center. He began his career in Rochester, NY, at Monroe Community Hospital, a long-term care community, where he trained and completed the requirements to become a licensed nursing home administrator.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in political science from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Adams earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a regular guest speaker at Cornell University, UNC at Chapel Hill and Penn State.

Monica Friedman joins LCS as chief human resources officer

Monica Friedman

Monica Friedman has been hired as senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Des Mines, IA-based LCS, effective Nov. 12. The HR department is responsible for leading 23,000 employees across 32 states serving 34,000 older adults.

Friedman brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to LCS. Most recently, she was senior vice president of human resources for Nationwide, where she was responsible for developing and implementing companywide recruitment and talent development strategies, creating organizational structures that supported long-term strategic goals, and providing HR guidance and counsel to senior leaders.

Friedman has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Iowa.

Leslie Hyland named executive director of Heritage Muskego

Leslie Hyland

Leslie Hyland has been named executive director of Heritage Muskego, a Heritage Senior Living independent living, assisted living, enhanced assisted living and memory care community opening this month in Muskego, WI.

Hyland has been with the organization since 2017 and previously was the executive director of Aspire Senior Living, another Heritage property, located in Kimberly, WI.

Hyland has more than 15 years of experience in the senior living profession and holds an undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies-integrated leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Michael Tuccillo joins Springpoint Senior Living as director of hospitality and customer engagement

Michael Tuccillo

Michael Tuccillo has been appointed to  the newly created position of director of hospitality and customer engagement at Springpoint Senior Living, Wall Township, NJ.

He will be responsible for developing programs and training initiatives to inspire and engage team members at all levels of the organization. Additionally, Tuccillo will oversee improvements in service delivery to residents and their family members throughout all 27 communities and affiliate organizations in New Jersey and Delaware, with focus on building engagement and satisfaction.

Tuccillo has more than 20 years of experience managing large multi-unit, multi-disciplinary teams in the senior living, hospitality and healthcare sectors. He holds an undergraduate degree in hospitality management and culinary arts and is Lean Six Sigma-certified.

Springpoint Senior Living has eight continuing care retirement communities in New Jersey and Delaware, 19 affordable housing communities and in-home care services.

Madison Wright promoted to senior Vibrant Life director at The Pointe at Lifespring

Madison Wright has been promoted to senior Vibrant Life director at The Pointe at Lifespring, a Knoxville, TN, senior living community managed by Integral Senior Living.

Wright initially joined Integral Senior Living as the sales and marketing assistant in 2016. In her new position, she will be responsible for providing a lively activities program for The Pointe at Lifespring residents and for coaching and training other Vibrant Life directors about policy and program implementation.

Before joining The Pointe at Lifespring, Wright graduated from Carson Newman College with an undergraduate degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Staci Stang named wellness director at Jackson Creek Senior Living

Staci Stang, RN, BSN, MSN, has been named wellness director at Jackson Creek Senior Living, Monument, CO. She will oversee the community’s overall health and wellness services.

“For seniors and their families, navigating the healthcare system can be overwhelming. Our team will help support seniors in assessing their needs and developing wellness services that focus on strength and wellness in their every day lifestyle,” she said. “I also think it is critical that our team collaborate with residents’ specialists and other healthcare providers to make sure we’re all communicating and focused on the same thing: the seniors’ well-being.”

Stang has worked in a variety of health settings, including  long-term care, hospice and emergency departments, for more than 20 years. She previously held positions at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Madigan Army Hospital and Multi-Care, all located in Tacoma, WA. She also has worked at Denver Health, Rural Metro, the Medical Center of Aurora and Hospice of St. John.

Stang also is a U.S. Army Reserve officer, serving as an emergency and trauma nurse, and she has been a clinical adjunct faculty member with Tacoma Community College in Washington.

Stang began her nursing career as a certified nursing assistant for Vivage Senior Living, the parent company of WellAge Senior Communities, which manages Jackson Creek Senior Living.

Stang holds a Master of Science degree in nursing education from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from the University of Phoenix. She is a licensed nurse in the state of Colorado.

The 137-apartment senior living community is set to open in November. Jackson Creek Senior Living will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care. residences.

Kristen Kohler named director of sales and marketing at Murrieta Gardens

Kristen Kohler has been named director of sales and marketing at Murrieta Gardens, a Murrieta, CA, senior living community specializing in memory care living options.

Kohler has more than 13 years of experience in the senior living industry, most of which came through a several positions she held with Integral Senior Living, including marketing manager and director of corporate marketing.

She has managed corporate and community marketing for more 80 senior living communities and helped create the ISL Sales Training program.

Before starting her career at Integral Senior Living, Kohler graduated with an undergraduate degree in kinesiology from San Diego State University.

Michael Davis joins Walker & Dunlop as senior vice president

Michael Davis has joined Walker & Dunlop as senior vice president in the FHA Finance group.

Based out of Walker & Dunlop’s Charlotte, NC, office, he will be responsible for originating multifamily loans through the lending programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a focus in senior housing and healthcare finance.

Davis brings almost 30 years of commercial real estate expertise to Walker & Dunlop’s established HUD healthcare financing team, where he will be supported by a team of four senior underwriters who specialize in HUD healthcare loans.

Before joining Walker & Dunlop, Davis was a managing director at Silver Leaf Partners and held a principal role in sourcing debt and equity for real estate, private equity and affordable housing acquisition programs.

Bill Glascott named chief investment officer at Green Courte Partners

Bill Glascott has been named chief investment officer at Green Courte Partners, a Chicago-based private equity real estate investment firm focused on building industry-leading companies within niche real estate sectors, including active adult/independent senior living properties, land-lease communities and near-airport parking facilities.

Glascott already was a member of the firm’s management committee. In his new role, he will assume an expanded role related to strategic planning and investment activities while continuing to oversee all acquisitions efforts.

Glascott joined Green Courte in February 2012 as a managing director focused on land-lease community acquisitions. In January 2015, he was promoted to head of acquisitions and subsequently to deputy chief investment officer in March 2018. Before joining Green Courte, Glascott was a vice president of acquisitions at Hometown America, one of the nation’s largest owner/operators of land-lease communities.

Glascott has an undergraduate degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and holds the chartered financial analyst designation.

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