Lawrence Schreiber

Phil DeBaun named CEO of Foulkeways–Gwynedd

Phil DeBaun

Phil DeBaun has been named the next CEO of Foulkeways–Gwynedd Gwynedd, PA, effective June 1. He will succeed Mike Peasley, who is retiring next month after five years in the position.

DeBaun has been CEO of the Kendal–Crosslands Communities, Kennett Square, PA, since 2013.

“I’m attracted to the opportunity to lead a pioneering community in our field with an unparalleled record of innovation and success in serving older people,” DeBaun told McKnight’s Senior Living. “I plan to make strong connections with the residents and staff that make this community, and to move it forward in the strategic direction set for it by its board of directors.”

Foulkeways–Gwynedd had been searching for Peasley’s replacement since May 2018, when he announced his plans to retire, organization representatives said in a statement to McKnight’s Senior Living.

“There was a [succession] plan in place. However, because of the extensive notice, the board of directors were able to develop a search committee as well as identify a professional search consultant to aide in this national search,” the statement said.

The search drew qualified candidates from across the nation who answered questions including those formulated by residents and senior staff members, Foulkeways-Gwynedd’s Board Chairman Phil Henderson said. Those questions, McKnight’s Senior Living learned, included:

  • How do you propose balancing the ideas of current residents, needs of future residents and financial constraints / goals?
  • Foulkeways’ diversity statement calls for making our community more diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. How do you see yourself helping this to happen?
  • What experience have you had with conflict resolution? What approaches have worked well for you?
  • What would you like your legacy to be as the CEO of Foulkeways? How would you like to be remembered/valued?
  • What role do you think a CEO of a CCRC should play in the non-profit organization’s philanthropic efforts?
  • How can Foulkeways reduce its carbon footprint? How important will this issue be in your administration?
  • What experience have you had with working to establish ways to measure and balance the importance of a financially diverse community of residents and an organization wealthy enough to sustain itself?
  • Based on what you have learned about the community thus far, what do you see as the most challenging obstacle facing the community? How would you address it?

Before his current role as CEO of Kendal–Crosslands, DeBaun had been executive director of Crosslands and Cartmel since 1999.

He currently also is a member of the Board of Directors of Chandler Hall, a Kendal affiliate community in Newtown, PA. He also is a member of the finance committee of Peace Church Risk Retention Group, a Vermont-based captive liability insurance company owned by KCC and other non-profit long-term care providers.

DeBaun’s career began as a loan officer in a commercial bank, where he specialized in loans to retirement communities. He has an economics degree from Swarthmore College and an MBA from Drexel University.

DeBaun was a member of the LeadingAge PA Board of Directors from 2005 to 2015. During 2011 and 2012, he served as chairperson of the board and previously served as treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee.

Lawrence Schreiber named president and CEO at SantaFe HealthCare

Lawrence Schreiber

Lawrence “Larry” Schreiber has been named president and CEO of SantaFe HealthCare, the Gainesville, FL-based operator of three SantaFe Senior Living communities in Florida — The Village at Gainesville, East Ridge at Cutler Bay and The Terraces at Bonita Springs — as well as AvMed, a health plan serving the commercial, individual and Medicare Advantage markets; Haven, an advanced illness and end-of-life company; and SantaFe Village, a real estate development company.

Before joining SantaFe HealthCare, Schreiber served a dual role as president and CEO of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and the CEO of Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Co., both Anthem companies. In these two positions, he had a variety of responsibilities, including profit and loss management. He oversaw a range of business segments, including the operationalization, launch and growth of WCIC in Wisconsin, and he developed and led multi-pronged near and long-term strategies during his tenure.

Schreiber joined Anthem in 2006 and served in several roles during his time with the organization, including leadership at UniCare Life and Health, an Anthem subsidiary. His promotion to president and general manager of Blue Cross Blue Shield Wisconsin led to his most recent dual-leadership role at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and WCIC.

Before joining Anthem, Schreiber held several executive management positions including vice president of sales and regional vice president at UnitedHealth Group, vice president at Midwest Security Insurance Companies and as an employee benefits representative at Aetna.

Schreiber earned his undergraduate degree in business management, with a minor in management information systems, from the University of Tampa. He attended the Wharton School’s Business Executive Leadership training, is a certified employee benefit specialist and holds additional certifications.

Sarah Tipton named next president / CEO of Bishop Gadsden

Sarah Tipton

Sarah Tipton will be the next president of Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community, James Island, SC, effective with the retirement of current Bill Trawick, which is expected this fall.

Tipton joined Bishop Gadsden in 1995 and became vice president / chief operating officer in 2012.

“After an intensive process in which the search committee focused on the future of Bishop Gadsden and the profile of the individual needed to lead the organization in the rapidly changing healthcare and senior living environments, it became clear that Sarah brings the perfect combination of experience and vision to do so,” said Board Chair Margaret Blackmer.

Since joining Bishop Gadsden, Tipton has led the long-term strategic process, which has resulted in Medicare certification for rehabilitation services, home care services, the design of a new healthcare center that will break ground later this year, and the expansion of the community’s charitable mission and ministry.

Tipton earned her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Health Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a licensed long-term and residential care administrator.

Tipton has served on the board and was board chair of LeadingAge South Carolina.

Ted Burgess named executive director of Oakmont of Camarillo

Ted Burgess

Ted Burgess has joined Oakmont Senior Living as executive director of Oakmont of Camarillo, an assisted living and memory community set to open in winter 2019 in Camarillo, CA.

Burgess began working in senior living as a volunteer choir director at a retirement community.  Since his time singing with seniors 35 years ago, he is still an active musician, playing several instruments and singing.

Broadview Senior Living at Purchase College announces marketing team

Broadview – Senior Living at Purchase College, an intergenerational senior learning community under development on the Purchase College campus, has appointed three members to its marketing team: Ashley Wade, Amy Post and Raina Maasik Woo.

Ashley Wade

Wade joins Broadview as director of marketing, where she will oversee all day-to-day marketing, public relations and sales programming for the community.

A 16-year veteran of marketing and operations in senior living, Wade most recently was executive director for Sycamore Creek Senior Living, an independent living community in Pickerington, OH. She earned an undergraduate degree in political science, diplomacy and foreign affairs from Miami University of Oxford, OH.

Amy Post

Post has been appointed residency counselor. With 16 years of senior living experience, she is responsible for coordinating all facets of the sale and move-in process as well as nurturing relationships with future residents of Broadview.

Before Broadview, Post was retirement sales counselor for The Knolls, a life plan community in Valhalla, N.. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Raina Woo

Woo joins the Broadview team with 11 years of senior living experience as a marketing coordinator. In her new role, she will promote community relations, establish referral relationships with the surrounding area’s influencers and recruit residents and their families to join the Broadview community.

Previously, Woo worked as activities director for independent and assisted living residents of Five Star Premier Residences in Yonkers, NY. She earned her undergraduate degree in graphic design from State University of New York at Oswego and an associate’s degree in marketing from SUNY Orange Middletown, N.Y.

The community will include independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Joyce Malone promoted to Harbor Care director at Edgehill

Joyce Malone

Joyce Malone has been promoted to director of the Harbor Care memory care neighborhood at Edgehill, a continuing care retirement community in Stamford, CT. She will oversee a team providing care and activities for the memory care residents.

She formerly was a lifestyle coordinator, assisting with the creation of programs and activities for residents across all levels of living.

Malone joined Edgehill after seven years with Sunrise Senior Living, where she started as a lifestyle coordinator and left as the director of memory care. Prior to that, she worked on the executive staff at Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, where she developed programs and directed summer camp for 17 years.

Malone earned an undergraduate degree in communications from the College of New Rochelle.

Sarah Prowitt named wellness director for Knollwood

Sarah Prowitt

Sarah Prowitt, MPH, has been appointed wellness director at Knollwood, a life plan community for retired officers of the uniformed services and their families founded by the Army Distaff Foundation and located in Washington, DC.

As wellness director, Prowitt will oversee all social, cultural and physical activity within the community.

She has been working in the health field since 2014, most recently as an academic success coach at Texas A&M University, where she provided one-on-one guidance to the student population.

Prowitt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary and a Masters in Public Health degree from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.

Jacob Vial hired as senior vice president for FHA / HUD lending at Draper and Kramer

Jacob Vial

Jacob Vial has been hired as senior vice president in the commercial finance group at real estate firm Draper and Kramer, where he will oversee Federal Housing Administration/Housing and Urban Development lending for multifamily and senior housing properties.

Based out of the firm’s Chicago headquarters, he will be the chief underwriter for all credit decisions and direct strategic financing initiatives.

Vial rejoins Draper and Kramer, where he was a vice president in the commercial finance group from 2008 to 2014, from PGIM Real Estate Finance, where he was most recently a director and FHA deputy chief underwriter for senior housing and healthcare loans. Before that, he was a vice president at Capital One Multifamily Finance.

Throughout his more than 10-year career, Vial has underwritten or managed almost $1.9 billion of FHA multifamily and healthcare loan applications.

Vial has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Illinois. He is a HUD MAP-approved underwriter and HUD LEAN healthcare underwriter.

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