Oakmont Senior Living announces Kevin Tyler as new CFO, CIO

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Kevin Tyler

Kevin Tyler has been named chief financial officer and chief investment officer of Oakmont Senior Living, Windsor, CA. He formerly was vice president of investments and head of the West Coast office of Toledo, OH-based real estate investment trust Welltower.

While at Welltower, Tyler played an integral role in the REIT’s recent acquisitions of several Oakmont communities. Now, his goal will be to further expand Oakmont’s market position, footprint and strategic partnerships while driving future growth and investment opportunities. He also will lead the company’s finance and accounting team and enhance capital relationships.

At Welltower, Tyler focused on managing key partnerships and identifying growth opportunities in the senior living and medical office sectors. He also was involved in Welltower’s underwriting and asset management functions.

Before Welltower, Tyler worked for real estate research firm Green Street Advisors, where he led the healthcare group. He was an adviser to healthcare companies in various investment banking roles during the first 10 year of his career.

Tyler earned an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management and an undergraduate degree in finance from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Thrive Senior Living promotes Nicole Moberg to chief operating officer

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Nicole Moberg

Nicole Moberg has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer at Thrive Senior Living. She is tasked with leading the day-to-day operations for the company’s senior living communities. She joined Thrive as chief sales officer in 2018.

In addition to her experience in the senior living industry, Moberg offers a distinct background with insight into the biotechnology and healthcare fields. Prior to Thrive, she was chief sales officer and led the national sales team at Millennium Health. She also spent a decade teaching at the University of Central Florida. There, she co-designed its top-five nationally ranked professional selling program and received teaching awards for her role in curriculum design, student impact and corporate partnerships. She also served as business development leader for the university’s first professional MBA program.

Moberg has an undergraduate degree from University of Prince Edward Island and a master’s degree in change management from the University of Central Florida. She also completed the High Potential Leadership Program from Harvard Business School Executive Education.

Harbor Retirement Associates promotes two to divisional vice president roles

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Jim Kobrick
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Lori Vandekerchkhove

Harbor Retirement Associates has promoted two former regional directors of operations, Lori Vandekerckhove and Jim Kobrick, to the roles of divisional vice presidents.

Vankekerckhove has worked as a consultant and executive director at HRA as well as in her most recent role of regional director of operations.

Kobrick has worked throughout the senior living and care continuum over a 30-year career in the industry.

Heritage Senior Living names Kate Brunner vice president of sales and marketing

Kate Brunner has been named to the role of vice president of sales and marketing at Heritage Senior Living, West Allis, WI. Brunner will lead the company’s community sales directors and oversee marketing operations for Heritage’s 15 communities in Wisconsin.

Brunner has 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and almost 20 years of experience in the senior living industry. Prior to Heritage, she worked as a regional director of sales and marketing at Five Star Senior Living and as vice president of marketing and business development at Atrium Health & Senior Living.

Revel Communities appoints two female executives to support expansion

Revel Communities, a division of The Wolff Co. representing a portfolio of independent living communities, has announced the appointment of two women to its executive leadership team.

Danette Opaczewski will serve as executive vice president, resident experience and chief operating officer, and Ginni Ryan will be senior vice president of operations in Revel’s growing portfolio across the Western United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington

Revel Communities will expand its hospitality-oriented services and strategies under both 

Opaczewski and Ryan’s leadership.

With more than 30 years of experience in service-oriented industries, Opaczewski will oversee operations and financial performance. Prior to joining Revel, she spent five years as chief financial operator for Sydell Group, a hospitality owner, developer and operator managing a diverse portfolio of properties around the country and in the United Kingdom.

Opaczewski also held various executive positions in the boutique hospitality industry, including executive vice president of operations for Denihan Hospitality Group, CFO for The James Group, and vice president of operations/finance for global hospitality company Morgans Hotel Group.

Ryan, with more than 18 years of operations and sales experience in the senior housing industry, will oversee operations of Revel’s entire senior living portfolio.

Prior to joining Revel, Ryan was senior vice president, Western Division, for Milestone Retirement Communities for eight years, overseeing communities with several owners and investment groups within a diverse portfolio. Before Milestones, Ryan held various roles in sales, operations and new business development in the healthcare and senior housing industries.

Retirement Unlimited names Tom Fitzmaurice vice president of sales

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Tom Fitzmaurice

Tom Fitzmaurice has been named vice president of sales for Retirement Unlimited Inc.

Fitzmaurice has more than 13 years of senior living experience. He will design RUI sales strategies geared toward success in both current communities and new developments, including RUI’s newest community, The Westmont at Short Pump in Richmond, VA, scheduled to open early next year.

Fitzmaurice will report directly to Doris-Ellie Sullivan, RUI president.

He earned his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s College in Windham, ME, and Northwood University in Midland, MI.

Ingleside announces Kenya Jeanlouis as director of clinical operations

Kenya Jeanlouis, RN, has joined Ingleside, a not-for-profit provider in Rockville, MD, as director of clinical operations.

In this newly designed role, Jeanlouis oversees clinical standards, improves performance, manages regulatory compliance and is responsible for creating an environment that promotes a person-centered philosophy.

Jeanlouis has a background in skilled nursing, with nearly 15 years of experience serving senior populations in roles including registered clinical nurse, registered nurse unit manager, assistant director of clinical services and director of nursing.

Prior to joining Ingleside, Jeanlouis was a quality assurance consultant to HCR ManorCare. She has an associate’s degree in nursing from Medical Careers University and is completing a master’s degree from Walden University.

Ingleside is the parent organization for three life plan communities and its affiliates, including the Westminster Ingleside Foundation, Westminster Ingleside Group and Ingleside at Home. Its communities include Ingleside at Rock Creek (Washington, D.C.), Westminster at Lake Ridge (Lake Ridge, VA), and Ingleside at King Farm (Rockville, MD).

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Launa Cornell

Pacifica Senior Living promotes Launa Cornell to regional director of Northwest operations 

Launa Cornell has been promoted to regional director of Northwest Operations for Pacifica Senior Living in Oakland, CA. She joined Pacifica in 2017 as executive director of one of Pacifica’s largest communities, The Meridian at Lake San Marcos, which was Pacifica’s 2018 Community of the Year.

Cornell studied to become a registered nurse and has worked in senior living her entire career, holding a wide variety of roles, including director of nursing, executive director, RN consultant, regional director of wellness. She also taught the RCFE administrators course in California for a provider.

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Loresa Smith

Watercrest Senior Living Group welcomes Loresa Smith as executive director

Loresa Smith has joined Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, as executive director. The 107-unit community is under construction and scheduled to open this fall.

Smith has more than 14 years of experience in healthcare, with five years of specialized sales and marketing experience. 

Sunshine Retirement Living names Shannon Hundley executive director of Park View Estates

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Shannon Hundley

Shannon Hundley is the first executive director at Park View Estates Assisted Living & Memory Care, a new Sunshine Retirement Living community in Fountain Valley, CA.

Hundley, a licensed vocational nurse with a residential care facilities for the elderly administrator license, comes to Park View Estates with 15 years of industry experience. Most recently, he was the executive director of a community in San Diego County. Prior to that, he was a regional director of operations for several senior communities throughout California.

Construction of the community is expected to be completed in October.

Windsor Pointe of Jacksonville names Kimberly Crawford-Stokes sales director

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Kimberly Crawford-Stokes

Kimberly Crawford-Stokes has been named sales director for the new Windsor Pointe of Jacksonville, a Legend Senior Living independent living community scheduled to open in 2021.

Crawford-Stokes joined Legend Senior Living as a sales and marketing associate in 2013, then gained experience as a sales director, consultant and director of community relations at major senior living companies, which took her from Florida to Las Vegas and back.

As Windsor Pointe sales director, Crawford-Stokes will work closely with her colleagues to ensure their teams have the sales support and resources to offer residents and their families the solutions for their needs.

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Mike Enloe

Autumn Ridge Residences names Mike Enloe as new sales director

Mike Enloe is the new sales director of Autumn Ridge Residences, an independent living and residential care community in Herculaneum, MO, managed by Veritas Senior Living.

Enloe comes to Autumn Ridge with more than 20 years of healthcare sales experience. Previously marketing director for a 164-bed retirement community, Enloe’s responsibilities involved admission procedures, financial management, marketing, public relations, strategic planning, quality improvement and regulatory management.

The Orchards Health Center announces Amy T. Cole announced as director of assisted living

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Amy Cole

Amy T. Cole has been named director of assisted living, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day care of The Orchards Health Center, a community with assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing scheduled to open in October in Rancho Mission Viejo, CA. 

Cole joins The Orchards with more than 10 years of experience working in diver healthcare environments, including assisted living and independent living. She also worked in urgent care and hospital settings.

In her new position, Cole will supervise licensed nurses, medication assistants and caregivers. She also will provide assessments of the residents’ needs and establish appropriate care plans for them, as well as oversight of their daily living activities. In addition, she will develop and maintain clinical programs that adhere to state, federal and company laws, regulations and guidelines.

After graduating from nursing school in North Hollywood, CA, Cole earned her license as a vocational nurse from the California Board of Vocational Nursing. She also is a licensed administrator for residential care facilities for the elderly and has particular expertise in memory impairment, clinical assessment, medications and wound care.

Heritage Ministries CEO joins LeadingAge New York board of directors

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Lisa Haglund

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries’ president and CEO, has been appointed to serve as a member of LeadingAge New York board of directors.

Haglund began her career with Heritage in 2016 as director of marketing and progressed to vice president of marketing, sales and development before being installed as interim president and then being appointed permanent president in May. She began her career with Northwest Bank and spent more than 20 years there before joining the Heritage organization. She worked her way up the ranks in various roles, managing a portfolio worth more than $48 million.

Haglund attended Alfred State College as well as the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking at Penn State.

Christa Picciano-Daniello
Christa Picciano-Daniello

The Osborn’s Christa Picciano-Daniello appointed vice president of LeadingAge New York’s Retirement Housing Cabinet

Christa Picciano-Daniello, vice president of sales at The Osborn, a private, nonprofit retirement community in Rye, NY, has been appointed vice president of LeadingAge New York’s Retirement Housing Cabinet. They group plans programming and public policy agendas for members.

With 28 year of experience in the senior living sector, Picciano-Daniello joined The Osborn in 1998. She has been a speaker for LeadingAge national conferences and participated in many panels.

LeadingAge Florida recognizes Best in Aging Services during virtual convention

LeadingAge Florida recognized outstanding senior living communities, employees and residents during its virtual 57th Annual Convention and Exposition held Aug. 24 to 26.

The Chair’s Award, one of the association’s most prestigious awards, was presented to Connie Cheren, LeadingAge Florida’s regulatory and compliance expert. Cheren was recognized for her service and expertise to senior living providers across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. She played an integral role in COVID-19 prevention, education and training, to ensure the continued safety and well-being of Florida’s seniors.

LeadingAge Florida also recognized:

  • Caregiver of the Year — Catrina Jenkins-McTier of Menorah Manor, St. Petersburg, for her extraordinary deviation and commitment to enhancing the quality of life for residents within her community.
  • Distinguished Service — Garry Hennis of Westminster Communities of Florida, Orlando, for his leadership, foresight and decision-making to help guide his community through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Emerging Leaders — Joanne Freeborn of the Glenview at Pelican Bay, Naples, for making a difference in the lives of her residents through active listening, taking initiative to address concerns and solve problems, and by meticulous follow-through to ensure positive outcomes.
  • Employee of the Year — Karen Novak of Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay, for her organization, decision-making and guidance to ensure the safety of staff and residents during the pandemic.
  • Executive of the Year — Carol Thomas of River Garden, Jacksonville, for her tenacious pursuit of excellence and her role in making River Garden a nine-time recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Gold Seal Award for excellence.
  • Innovation Award — The Neshama Program of Menorah Manor, St. Petersburg, for providing respect, dignity and privacy for those nearing the end of life, allowing them to pass in a peaceful and home-like environment.
  • Resident/Volunteer of the Year — Sid Rooy of Penney Retirement Community, Penney Farms, for his work building carts for the mobility impaired, his fellowship services, his efforts to maintain and restore the on-campus duck population, and his work growing orchids and bringing them to residents in the nursing home.
  • Service Coordinator of the Year — Ana Zaragoza of Oak Leaf Landings, Kissimmee, for her outstanding commitment to resident care and establishing a new in-house food pantry for residents, a medical transportation program, new exercise classes, and an onsite pet clinic.
  • Trustee of the Year — Gordon Metsky of the Aviva: A Campus for Senior Life Board of Trustees, Sarasota, for his work ensuring financial security for the community during the pandemic, his advocacy for the residents, and servicing as an ambassador for the community’s philanthropic efforts.

Former Brookdale chief information officer joins health tech firm

Chris Bayham

Chris Bayham, formerly chief information officer of Brookdale Senior Living, has been named chief operating officer for XSOLIS, a Nashville, TN-based healthcare technology firm. He will be responsible for strategic planning and operational execution across XSOLIS’ technology and service lines.

Before Brookdale, Bayham was senior vice president and chief information officer at Change Healther. During his time there, the organization merged with McKesson Technology Solutions and grew to $3 billion in annual venue, culminating in a initial public offering.

Bayham also held CIO roles for Cardinal Health at Home, AssuraMed and UnitedHeathcare Specialty Benefits. 

He earned his MBA from Northwestern University and completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Alabama.