Sam Albanese named SVP of HR and compliance at Ingleside

Salvatore “Sam” Albanese

Salvatore “Sam” Albanese has been named the new senior vice president of human resources and compliance at Rockville, MD-based Ingleside. His responsibilities will consist of leading the organization’s human resources organization and its corporate compliance program.

Albanese comes to Ingleside with more than 30 years of experience designing HR strategic business models that aim to provide flexibility while improving employee engagement, productivity and success. Most recently, he was vice president and chief human resources officer for Trinity Health and Trinity Health Senior Communities for 14 years. During his tenure, he reduced colleague turnover by more than 30% in one year, which saved an estimated $4.5 million, according to Ingleside.

Albanese has been a national speaker for the Long-Term Care and Senior Living CXO Summit, the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration, the LeadingAge annual meeting and LeadingAge of Michigan. He is the past president of Michigan’s Healthcare Human Resources Association.

He earned an undergraduate degree in human resources from Oakland University in Rochester, MI, and received the President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership from the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. He also attended the University of Michigan’s Executive Education program for strategic human resources planning.

Ingleside is the parent organization for three CARF-accredited, charitable, not-for-profit, life plan communities and affiliates, including the Westminster Ingleside Foundation; WING (Westminster Ingleside Group), which focuses on real estate development and management; and Ingleside at Home, a not-for-profit, charitable home-based care program. Ingleside’s family of communities include: Ingleside at Rock Creek (Washington, DC), Westminster at Lake Ridge (Lake Ridge, VA), and Ingleside at King Farm (Rockville, MD).

Kristen Collins named assistant vice president of human resources at Wentworth

Kristen Collins

Kristen Collins has joined Wentworth Senior Living, which offers independent living, assisted living and memory care in Portsmouth, NH, as assistant vice president of human resources.

Collins has more than 18 years of experience in the human resources field. Before assuming her new role, she was the vice president and human resources director at Federal Savings Bank in Dover, NH.

Collins is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management. She also a board member of Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, a private, nonprofit organization that provides basic needs to people in Strafford County, New Hampshire, and promotes self-sufficiency with a vision to eliminate poverty.

Two promoted at Integral Senior Living

Shana Robertson, CDAL, and Amanda Crawley are the newest members of Integral Senior Living’s executive team.

Shana Robertson

Robertson has been promoted to national divisional operations specialist for Solstice Senior Living; she formerly was senior executive director at Knoxville’s The Pointe at Lifespring Senior Living, a senior community managed by Integral Senior Living. Solstice Senior Living is a national joint venture launched in 32 independent living communities nationally in November 2017 between ISL and NorthStar Healthcare Income.

Robertson has almost 20 years of experience in senior living, and her promotion comes as Solstice continues to build trademark programs, such as Vibrant Life, Elevate, First Impressions and Culture, across its communities, which are located in 12 states.

Robertson will be based in Knoxville, TN, and travel between communities to assist with program development, team building and leadership recruitment and training.

Amanda Crawley

Crawley has been promoted to executive director of The Pointe at Lifespring, where she previously served as the senior business office director.

She joined The Pointe at Lifespring Senior Living in 2016 and has more than 20 years of assisted living experience. Her responsibilities focus on serving residents and their families by leading the community’s staff, overseeing sales processes and closely managing the department and operations budget.

David A. Johnson joins NHC as vice president of homecare

David A. Johnson

David A. Johnson has joined Murfreesboro, TN-based National HealthCare Corp. as vice president of homecare.

He brings with him more than 14 years of experience in healthcare, including oversight of various post-acute operations. Johnson’s most recent previous position was as senior

Johnson has an undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.

NHC affiliates operate for themselves and third parties 76 skilled nursing centers, 36 homecare programs, five independent living centers and 24 assisted living communities. The organization’s other services include memory care units, long-term care pharmacies, hospice, a rehabilitation services company, and providing management and accounting services to third parties.

Kim Fuson joins HumanGood as executive director at Las Ventanas

Kim Fuson

Kim Fuson has joined HumanGood as the new executive director of Las Ventanas, a continuing care retirement community in Las Vegas, effective Sept. 10.

Fuson has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Previously, she was the senior director of long-term care and critical access with the Maui Health System in Hawaii. Before that, Fuson was the vice president of operations for Seacrest Villa Retirement Communities in Encinitas, CA.

Fuson received her undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Oregon and completed graduate studies in social work at Portland State University.

Jaime Roberts joins HumanGood as executive director of Terraces of Phoenix

Jaime Roberts

Jaime Roberts is the new executive director of the Terraces of Phoenix, a continuing care retirement community. Her first day in the community was Sept. 4, In her new role, he will have direct oversight over day-to-day operations.

Before joining us at HumanGood, Roberts was the executive director of La Loma Village, a Sun Health community in Arizona, where she managed daily operations.

Roberts brings almost two decades of healthcare management experience with her. Before joining La Loma, she managed daily operations for Care Centers in Illinois.

Roberts received her master’s degree in gerontological public health from the University of Illinois, Chicago and her undergraduate degree in applied gerontology from the University of North Texas.

Doron Kathein is new executive director at The Village at Mariner’s Point

Doron Kathein
Doron Kathein

Doron Kathein is the new executive director at The Village at Mariner’s Point, a Benchmark Senior Living community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care in East Haven, CT.

He brings more than 13 years of experience to the position. Most recently, Kathein managed The Village’s sister community, Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle in Brighton, MA.

Kathein had a career in hospitality, managing hotels in Israel, New York City and Beverly Hills, before transitioning to senior care. He was executive director for Esplanade Senior Living in White Plains, NY, for 11 years before joining Chestnut Park in 2016.

Colleen Stafford promoted to director of finance at Oak Crest

Colleen Stafford

Colleen Stafford has been promoted to director of finance at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community in Parkville, MD.

In her new position, Stafford will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of strategic financial management and budgeting at the 87-acre campus, where 2,100 residents are served by 1,100 employees in independent living and continuing care neighborhoods.

Stafford joined Erickson Living as senior internal auditor in November 2011 and transitioned to senior financial analyst in a regional role. Since 2017, she has been assistant finance director at Charlestown, a sister Erickson Living community in Catonsville, MD. Previously, Stafford worked for RSM (formerly McGladrey) as a financial statement auditor, specializing in the nonprofit and healthcare sectors.

Stafford has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Villa Julie College and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Loyola University of Maryland. She is licensed as a certified public accountant.

Jennifer Gallagher named dining services director at The Senior Living Campus at Norton

Jennifer Gallagher

Jennifer Gallagher has been named dining services director at The Senior Living Campus at Norton, a Wingate Healthcare community offering traditional assisted living and skilled nursing care. Gallagher joins Wingate after almost two decades in culinary arts and food service management, with an emphasis in senior care settings.

Before joining Wingate, Gallagher served as a food and nutrition services director for St. Clare Home and Luby’s Culinary Services. In these roles, she oversaw all aspects of resident nutrition while managing client relations and a team of dining staff.

As director of wellness, nutrition and transportation for Kit Clark Senior Services, Gallagher was responsible for all aspects of senior nutrition programming, including the execution and delivery of more than 2,000 Meals on Wheels and senior housing meal deliveries per day. Gallagher also has worked as assistant general manager, catering manager and chef for various food service organizations, as well as a culinary instructor.

Gallagher is a certified ServSafe instructor and proctor. She has an undergraduate degree in food service management and a master’s degree in education, with a specialization in culinary arts, from Johnson & Wales University.

Loretta Kaes named recipient of NCAL Jan Thayer Pioneer Award

Loretta Kaes

Loretta Kaes, RN, BSN, director of quality improvement, clinical services and regulatory affairs for the Health Care Association of New Jersey, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Jan Thayer Pioneer Award by the National Center for Assisted Living.

Kaes has more than 30 years of experience in the profession.

“Loretta is a true pioneer as someone who charts new paths for the senior care profession, and then makes certain to bring others with her,” said Ashley Blankenship, NCAL Board Chair. “She doesn’t just promote best practices for person-centered care and aging in place; she develops them. Her work to improve the quality of care in assisted living has left an indelible mark, and NCAL is honored to bestow her with this award.”

“I am very blessed to work in the service of our aged and disabled and to help others enhance the quality of care and services they provide to our long term care population,” Kaes said. “To be honored for doing what I love is truly humbling, and I am very grateful to NCAL for selecting me to receive this very prestigious award.”

At HCANJ, Kaes is responsible for the direction and implementation of all programs and initiatives the state association develops to affect clinical, quality and regulatory issues, including training, public policy, education and consumer information related to care of the elderly. HCANJ is the New Jersey affiliate of the American Health Care Association/NCAL. She serves as a regulatory resource for the caregivers of the geriatric population living in assisted living communities and skilled nursing care centers.

Before her current position, Kaes was the vice president of health services for Chelsea Senior Living, an assisted living operator in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

At the national level, Kaes is a member of the Quality, Clinical Practice and Workforce committees of AHCA/NCAL. Additionally, she is a board member for the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and the American Assisted Living Nurses Association. She is the founder and first president of the New Jersey chapter of AALNA.

Kaes developed the curriculum for a leadership, management and professional development course offered through HCANJ to assisted living and skilled nursing nurses and nurse educators; it is dubbed “HCANJ’s Top Gun School.”

Kaes earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at New Jersey City State University. She is a certified assisted living administrator and nursing home administrator in New Jersey, as well as a certified gerontological nurse.

The Jan Thayer Pioneer Award recognizes people who have moved the senior care profession forward, positively affecting the lives of those served and those who serve. Recipients must demonstrate dedication, leadership and considerable contributions to the profession.

Kaes will be presented with the Pioneer Award during a formal ceremony at the 69th Annual AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo in San Diego, California in October.

Alan Abrams named geriatric clinical adviser for Senior Helpers

Alan Abrams, M.D., MPH, has been named geriatric clinical adviser for Senior Helpers.

He will provide ongoing consultation to help Senior Helpers provide educational programming to its clients throughout the United States that ultimately leads to improved care.

Abrams comes to Senior Helpers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where he recently served as the chief medical officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization.

He received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and his Masters in Public Health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Abrams has served as a physician executive and clinical leader on both the payer side and provider side in programs geared to care for the frail elderly across Massachusetts. He has been an educational leader in the care of the elderly and trained providers from a variety of disciplines during his role as program director of the Harvard Multi-Campus Geriatric Fellowship Program.

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