Steve Minter

Steve Minter named new chief operating officer at Harbor’s Edge

Steve Minter

Steve Minter has been named chief operating officer at Harbor’s Edge, Norfolk, VA.

A 30-year veteran of the senior living industry, he will oversee all internal operations, including resident and community life.

Minter joined Harbor’s Edge after two years with Seniorcorp, where he was general manager. Previously, he was with Sentara Healthcare for 18 years, where he was the director of operations in the senior services division. In that role, he oversaw the daily performance of seven senior living communities offering assisted living, skilled nursing and adult day care.

Minter is a licensed nursing home administrator and preceptor in Virginia. He also is a certified senior adviser.

He has served as chairman of the board for the Department of Medical Assistance Services in Virginia and as a board member for Shell Point Retirement Community, Florida’s largest continuing care retirement community, which has more than 2,000 residents.

Minter has an undergraduate degree in business administration from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University.

MBK Senior Living adds three regional directors

Shane Ness, Judith Jones and Robyn Childs have been named regional directors of sales for Irvine, CA-based MBK Senior Living. They will support the sales and marketing teams at the company’s communities in the western United States.

Shane Ness

Ness, promoted from within, most recently was director of sales and marketing for the company’s Tuscany at McCormick Ranch community in Scottsdale, AZ. A licensed real estate agent in Arizona and Utah, he will lend his expertise to the company’s Arizona and Washington communities in his new role.

Judith Jones

Jones, who has more than 20 years of experience in the senior living industry, previously has supported communities in California, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Kansas, Illinois and Connecticut. Going forward, she will be responsible for the company’s California and Oregon communities.

Jones graduated with honors from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with an undergraduate degree in behavioral science and a minor in business with an emphasis on marketing.

Robyn Childs

Childs, who has worked with more than 100 communities and teams nationwide, will oversee MBK Senior Living’s Colorado and Utah communities. She has an MBA from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business and an undergraduate degree in health education from the University of Utah.

Olivia Carranza promoted to administrator of Lavender Farms

Olivia Carranza

Olivia Carranza has been promoted to administrator of Lavender Farms, the newest expansion to Balfour Senior Living’s Louisville, CO, campus, which is set to open later this month.

Carranza has worked for Balfour for more than 14 years, making her one of the company’s longest-tenured employees. She began her career with the company in 2004 as a nursing assistant and has worked as the health information manager for the past five years.

In her new role at Lavender Farms, Carranza will work in conjunction with the executive director on the overall management and leadership of the community to ensure that services and programs meet Balfour’s established standards for quality care, dining and life enrichment.

Lavender Farms will bring additional assisted living services to Balfour’s flagship campus, which already is home to four other communities offering independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Vera Steinmetz promoted to senior director of sales and marketing

Vera Steinmetz has been promoted to senior director of sales and marketing at The Shores at Clear Lake Senior Living, an Integral Senior Living community in Houston.

Steinmetz is responsible for creating relationships between the senior living community and the businesses and organizations in and around the Greater Houston area. In addition to attending community activities and networking events, her day-to-day tasks include helping residents and their families coordinate all aspects of the move-in process, developing annual marketing plans and organizing marketing visits to the community.

Steinmetz has 15 years of experience in the senior living industry. Throughout her career, she has held positions including business office manager, marketing mentor and regional sales and marketing manager.

Nicholas Bartholow promoted to dining room manager at Wellmore of Lexington

Nicholas Bartholow

Nicholas Bartholow has been promoted to dining room manager at Wellmore of Lexington, a Lexington, SC, retirement community owned and operated by Senior Living Communities.

Bartholow has worked at the community since 2017, when he started as a part-time utility aide and after a few months was promoted to a full-time front-of-house server.

Bartholow’s past experience includes working as a service manager for Lowe’s Home Improvement for five years.

Lynne Katzmann joins Sabra Health Care REIT Board of Directors

Lynne S. Katzmann, Ph.D., founder, president and CEO of Bloomfield, NJ-based Juniper Communities, has been named to the Sabra Health Care REIT Board of Directors, effective immediately, as the board expands from eight to nine members.

Juniper, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018, has 24 properties in four states and more than 1,600 employees.

“Lynne’s operational experience and vision for the future of the senior housing industry is the perfect fit for Sabra and will enhance the expertise of a team that already has substantial operational experience,” Sabra CEO and Chairman Rick Matros said.

John Dattilo named to state board in Indiana

John Dattilo, president and CEO of BHI Senior Living, has been named to the state Retirement Home Guaranty Fund Board by Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb. He is the only new appointment to the board, and his term expires Feb. 28, 2021.

BHI has four continuing care retirement communities in Indiana.

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