Carey Hendrickson to depart as Capital CFO; Tiffany Dutton assumes additional responsibilities

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Capital Senior Living CFO Carey Hendrickson

Carey Hendrickson, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Dallas-based Capital Senior Living for the past six years, is stepping down from his position to pursue another opportunity, the company announced late Monday.

Hendrickson will remain in his current role through Nov. 6. Capital has begun a search for a successor and has retained an executive search firm to assist in the process.

“He has been a valued member of the team helping to lead Capital Senior Living through this dynamic time. We appreciate his support in ensuring a smooth transition and wish him all the best going forward,” Capital President and CEO Kimberly S. Lody said.

“The company has taken numerous actions to strengthen its operating performance and financial position, and I am confident that Capital Senior Living now has a stronger foundation in place upon which to build,” Hendrickson said of the company’s actions during his tenure.

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Tiffany Dutton

Tiffany Dutton, vice president, accounting and financial reporting, will assume additional responsibility for treasury and financial planning and analysis functions and work closely with Hendrickson, Lody and the entire finance function during this transition period, according to Capital.

Dutton joined the company in January, and Capital said she has been “instrumental” in the redesign of numerous accounting and financial reporting processes aimed at improving the efficiency of the company’s financial operations.

“We are fortunate to have a proven leader who possesses the right business acumen and experience to support Carey and our finance function through this transition,” Lody said.

Capital Senior Living is the ninth largest operator of senior living communities in the United Sates, according to the American Senior Housing Association’s ASHA 50 list for 2020. The organization ranks No. 10 on Argentum’s 2020 list of largest senior living companies.

Balfour Senior Living names new chief financial officer, Trip Riggs

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Trip Riggs

Trip Riggs has joined Louisville, CO-based Balfour Senior Living as its chief financial officer.

Prior to joining Balfour, Riggs spent his career working in the hospitality industry, including in the areas of operations, hotel ownership and development, public accounting and, most recently, as divisional CFO for Vail Resorts Hospitality and Vail Resorts Real Estate divisions, overseeing the expansion from nine to 28 properties.

Riggs graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where he focused on real estate development, finance and accounting.

SageLife names Ellen Stokes vice president of sales, marketing

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Ellen Stokes

Ellen Stokes has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Springfield, PA-based SageLife.

In this role, Stokes will oversee marketing, branding and lead generation for communities from Maryland to Massachusetts, including Daylesford Crossing in Paoli, PA; Kyffin Grove in North Wales, PA; Echo Lake in Malvern, PA; Plush Mills in Wallingford, PA; The Maples in Towson, MD; Ovation at Riverwalk in Plainsboro, NJ; and Artisan at Hudson in Hudson, MA.

Stokes comes to SageLife having previously worked as vice president of marketing at Brightview Senior Living. She also held several senior roles in strategic marketing and business development at the University of Maryland Medical System and was associate vice president of marketing and communications at Towson University.

Stokes earned an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and an undergraduate degree in business administration and economics from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

Watercrest welcomes James Brassard as executive director of Palm Bay Memory Care

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James Brassard

James Brassard is the new executive director of Palm Bay Memory Care, a 72-unit memory care community in Palm Bay, FL, Watercrest Senior Living Group announced.

Brassard brings senior living experience in start-ups and turnaround communities to the position. He is the recipient of the Florida Assisted Living Association Sales and Marketing Director of the Year award.

A combat veteran who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, Brassard earned his MBA from Gulf Coast University and is a college professor there. 

Retirement Unlimited names Amanda Waggy, Alissa Schroeder to sales, development team

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Amanda Waggy

Amanda Waggy and Alissa Schroeder have been named senior directors of sales and business development for the northern Virginia region by Retirement Unlimited Inc. 

As part of RUI’s growth strategy, the company expanded the sales team to accommodate the openings of two communities in 2019, a community opening in 2020, and two additional communities in the development phase.

Waggy has been with RUI since 2016 as director of marketing and community relations for several northern Virginia communities. She has experience in long-standing and lease-up communities and has been part of the senior healthcare industry for almost 10 years. 

She has an undergraduate degree in human nutrition, foods and exercise from Virginia Tech. In her new position, Waggy will oversee the sales and business development for Ashleigh at Lansdowne and the Wellington at Lake Manassas.

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Alissa Schroeder

Schroeder has been with RUI since 2017 as director of marketing and community relations for several northern Virginia communities. She began her career in senior living 20 years ago as an activities assistant in an assisted living community.

She earned her associate’s degree in hotel management from Erie Community College, a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration from Buffalo State College, and her MBA from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY.

In her new position, Schroeder will oversee the sales and business development for Heatherwood Community in Burke, Aarondale Community in Springfield and Paul Spring Community in Alexandria.

Martha Bader
Martha Bader

Waltonwood Cary Parkway names Martha Bader as marketing manager

Martha Bader has been named marketing manager at Waltonwood Cary Parkway, an independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Cary, NC.

She brings more than four years of senior living experience to her new position.

Walker & Dunlop hires Jason Golub as vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion

Jason Golub has been hired as vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Walker & Dunlop.

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Jason Golub

He will be responsible for creating new programs and enhancing existing initiatives that are part of the company’s recruitment, retention, engagement and development practices and will partner with Walker & Dunlop’s Council for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and other employee resource groups, including the Women of Walker & Dunlop and the Minority Employees Resource Group for Empowerment/Engagement/Elevation. The company has set long-term objectives to almost double female and minority representation in management positions and top company earners by 2025.

Before joining Walker & Dunlop, Golub was a senior leader at GE legal, where he focused on high-risk investigations, workplace culture and training, and compliance while also serving as a senior member of the company’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Golub has an undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he focused on human rights law.

Greystone Healthcare names HUD veteran Patrick Berry to lending team

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Patrick Berry

Patrick Berry has joined Greystone, a leading national commercial real estate financing community, as a senior production manager, working with one of the firm’s healthcare and multifamily origination teams.

Berry joins Greystone from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he spent the past 35 years and most recently was director of production for FHA 232 loans, which include refinancing and substantial rehabilitation of assisted living communities and  skilled nursing facilities. He also held positions as operations officer, financial analyst, policy specialist, loan specialist and auditor. 

He will be based in Detroit.

JAMDA announces new senior associate editors

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Joe Gaugler, Ph.D.
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Eleanor McConnell, Ph.D., RN

The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has welcomed two new senior associate editors to the editorial team: Eleanor McConnell, Ph.D., RN, and Joseph E. Gaugler, Ph.D.

McConnell is associate professor and director of the Geriatric Nursing Center of Excellence in the School of Nursing at Duke University. She began her career as a clinician in residential long-term care and other settings and has expertise in functional decline and frailty, self-care disability, the role of the environment in promoting function, and the conduct and testing of interventions to prevent decline in persons with chronic illness.

Gaugler holds the Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging and directs the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. His research focuses on the sources and effectiveness of long-term care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic conditions. He is an expert in longitudinal and mixed methods analysis, as well as implementation and dissemination research.

Sara Terry named industry scholar at Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

Sara Terry, Brookdale Senior Living’s vice president of resident and family engagement, will join a diverse group of scholars and business leaders as a newly named Industry Scholar at the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures.

The CIHF is the first academic center in the country to combine hospitality, environmental design and health policy in a broad-based platform. The institute is focused on improving service in healthcare, wellness and senior living. It develops and supports multidisciplinary educational programs, disseminates research and hosts a variety of industry and academic symposiums and practicum projects.

Industry Scholars participate in CIHF roundtables, advise on collaborative research projects and create one industry-focused deliverable each year, such as a webinar, case study or research brief.

Empire State Association of Assisted Living announces ‘All-Star’ awards

In honor of National Assisted Living Week, the Empire State Association of Assisted Living announced the recipients of its annual “All-Star” award. Each of the 11 winners is employed by an ESAAL member community in New York state and was chosen by the heads of more than 300 assisted living communities.

The 2020 ESAAL All-Star award recipients:

  • Teasha Wlls, head nurse, Plattduetsche Home Society EHP & AH, Franklin Square, NY
  • Ginger Bonner, recreation director, Amber Court of Westbury, Westbury, NY
  • Jennifer Turner, assistant administrator, case manager, McPeak’s Adult Home, Patchogue, NY
  • Dawn Blish, home health aide, Ghent Assisted Living, Ghent, NY
  • Tirhas Ghebremichael, housekeeper, The Bristal at White Plains, White Plains, NY
  • Deborah Foster, LPN, The Cambridge, Cambridge, NY
  • Anna Miller, activities coordinator, Chenango Valley Home (Syracuse Region), Oxford, NY
  • Kelsey Persons, memory care manager, the Landing of Brighton, Rochester, NY
  • Jackie Lebau, activities director, The 80th Street Residence, New York, NY
  • Sharon Miller home health attendant, Brooklyn Boulevard ALP, Brooklyn, NY
  • William Fulgoni, maintenance department, Valley Vista Adult Home, Highland, NY