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Scott Sawicki

National Senior Campuses names two to executive team

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Scott Sawicki

Scott Sawicki has been named executive director and Dan Tyler has been named finance director of Washington, D.C.-based National Senior Campuses.

NSC provides governance and oversight to 16 Erickson Living-managed continuing care retirement communities in nine states, serving a collective 22,000 residents.

Sawicki has worked alongside NSC for 15 years at Erickson Living, where he formerly was senior director for corporate affairs. In that role, he was responsible for managing federal, state and local government and community affairs across the country.

Sawicki began his career in the U.S. Senate before working for several other organizations, including a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm.

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Dan Tyler

Tyler most recently was director of financial planning and analysis for Erickson Living, where he was responsible for overseeing the financial modeling and new development group. He also oversaw the pre-construction group, which developed in-house bid analyses and construction cost estimates. He received the Erickson Leader of the Year Award in 2015.

Before joining Erickson Living, Tyler worked for a real estate investment trust in Washington, D.C. There, he was responsible for developing project budgets and valuations for commercial lease transactions in both the private and federal government sectors. He began his career working for a civil litigation law firm in Boston. 

Integral Senior Living, Solstice Senior Living name Kris Morimoto VP of risk management

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Kris Morimoto

Kris Morimoto has been named vice president of risk management for Carlsbad, CA-based Integral Senior Living and Solstice Senior Living, a joint venture of Integral Senior Living and NorthStar Healthcare Income Inc.

In her new role, she will lead strategic initiatives to manage the group’s insurance programs to optimize coverage options. She also will develop, implement and maintain the company’s risk management program for all community and corporate locations.

Morimoto comes to the joint venture after more than eight years at Propel Insurance. She previously was vice president at Marsh Services and also worked at the Partners Group.

Cadence Living names Tracey Harvey as regional VP of marketing

Tracey Harvey has been named vice president of marketing and strategic planning for the Northwest region for Scottsdale, AZ-based Cadence Living

Harvey will be responsible for marketing strategy of Cadence Living’s portfolio of senior living communities in the Northwest region, including the launch of Cadence at Kent–Meridian in the Seattle area. 

Harvey has spent more 15 years in senior living in roles in marketing, sales, corporate communications and wellness / life engagement programming. Before joining Cadence, Harvey was the director of community solutions with Seattle-based Living Care Lifestyles. 

Harvey has published more than 30 articles and also has created senior fitness videos such as “The Groovy Granny.” She will be based in the Seattle area. 

Kisco Senior Living names Ricardo Romero executive director at Drake Terrace

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Ricardo Romero

Ricardo Romero has been named executive director at Drake Terrace, a Kisco Senior Living community in San Rafael, CA. He will oversee the daily operations of the community. 

Romero brings more than 13 years of senior living experience to his new role. He had held multiple positions in senior living communities across the Bay area, including business office manager, concierge manager and activities director. He previously was the resident relations director at Byron Park, a sister community to Drake Terrace.

Romero joined Kisco in 2019.

EPOCH Senior Living welcomes four to Waterstone communities

Wendy Kaufman has been named executive director at Waterstone on High Ridge, an independent living, assisted living and memory care community expected to open later this year in Stamford, CT. Margaret Minichini has been named executive director Waterstone of Westchester, a new independent living community in White Plains, NY. 

Additionally, Cathe Schaefer has been appointed senior adviser for Waterstone of Westchester, and Sara Philpott has been named senior adviser at Waterstone on High Ridge.

Both Waterstone communities were created by EPOCH Senior Living and National Development

Kaufman has more than 25 years of experience serving in the senior living industry. Before joining Waterstone, she was the executive director of senior living communities in Stamford, Wilton and Woodbridge, CT.

Kaufman is a licensed nursing home administrator.  She is affiliated with the Senior Provider Network of Greenwich, Partners in Elderly Services of Stamford and the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut.

Minichini has more than 15 years of experience in the senior living industry. Before joining Waterstone, she was the executive director of a senior living community in Westbury, NY. She began her career in senior living after returning to the United States from Prague, where she was an economic development consultant.

Minichini has been an executive director at several facilities in the Northeast, including in Westchester, Long Island and Portsmouth, RI. 

Schaefer has more than 10 years of experience in sales and marketing positions in the senior living industry. Before joining Waterstone of Westchester, she was community sales director at a Rye Brook, NY, senior living community. She began her career as a physician liaison to a medical practice in Eastchester, NY, moving into the senior living industry as director of sales at a senior living community in Mount Vernon, NY.

In addition to her responsibilities in sales and marketing, Schaefer has been responsible for customer service and quality assurance. In her new role, Schaefer will be responsible for all aspects of internal and external sales and marketing.

Philpott has experience in program development, sales and marketing in the senior living industry. Before joining Waterstone on High Ridge, she was community sales director for a senior living community in Darien, CT. She also served as community sales director at a senior living residence in Westport, CT. She has served in various capacities at senior living communities in Chester, CT, and Bridgewater, NJ. 

In her new role, Philpott will be responsible for all aspects of internal and external sales and marketing.

The Springs at Grand Park in Billings names Jessica Zander executive director

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Jessica Zander

Jessica Zander has been promoted to executive director of The Springs at Grand Park, an independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Billings, MT. In this role, she will oversee all aspects of the senior living community.

Zander’s appointment follows her completion of the company’s Executive Director in Training, or EDiT, program, designed to prepare high-potential employees for the responsibilities of an executive director, including upholding the company’s standards for serving residents and exemplifying the value-based culture.

Zander joined The Springs Living in 2016 as a receptionist and also has held the positions of business office manager and director of community relations.

Zander has an Associate of Science degree in accounting from Dawson Community College in Glendive, MT.

Landis Homes names Karly Sarvis health services administrator

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Karly Sarvis

Karly Sarvis has been named the new health services administrator at Landis Homes in Lititz, PA. She is responsible for the coordination and delivery of programs and services for residents in the personal care and healthcare households, and she provides direction for assessment coordinators, medical records, life enrichment and therapeutic services.

Sarvis, a licensed personal care administrator and nursing home administrator, previously worked as an associate executive director for Watermark Retirement Communities in Philadelphia. She also has experience as a personal care home administrator, a director of home care and a director of social services. 

Landis Homes, an affiliate of Landis Communities, is a not-for-profit retirement community that is home to more than 850 people.

Lloyd Jones appoints Andy Carroll chief investment officer

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Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll has been named chief investment officer at Miami-based Lloyd Jones LLC, a private equity real estate investment, development and management firm. Carroll will guide the firm’s senior housing and multifamily investment strategies.

Carroll is the former director of investments for American House Senior Living. He previously was director of underwriting for the firm’s affiliate and has closed more than $1 billion in senior housing investments since 2008. During his 15 years with the firm, he managed underwriting, due diligence, closings and recapitalizations across a variety of real estate asset classes.

Carroll is a chartered financial analyst and a member of Urban Land Institute. He is an American Seniors Housing Association Rising Leader.

Knollwood Life Plan Community R.N. receives 2020 Annual Ceca Award

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Margo Buda

Margo Buda, R.N., clinic nurse manager for Knollwood in Washington, D.C., has been recognized as an extraordinary health caregiver with the receipt of a 2020 Annual Ceca Award from the Ceca Foundation.

Buda has been with the life plan community for seven years, working in the independent living neighborhood as the clinic nurse manager for residents. During the pandemic, she assumed more responsibility, leading the team responsible for administering ongoing COVID-19 testing to residents and staff. She helped implement the new universal testing program.

Buda is one of three recipients of the award, which comes with a $2,500 cash award and a commemorative trophy.

Walker & Dunlop names Dana Wade chief production officer

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Dana Wade

Dana Wade has joined Bethesda, MD-based Walker & Dunlop as chief production officer for all Federal Housing Administration-backed loan originations with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She will be responsible for helping drive the commercial real estate finance company’s affordable housing financing activities.

Wade previously was assistant secretary for housing and federal housing commissioner commissioner at the FHA, where she was responsible for carrying out the agency’s mission of providing affordable housing for moderate and low-income households, implementing enhanced risk management for its $1.4 trillion portfolio, and leading more than 2,400 employees. 

Before joining the FHA, Wade was associate director at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she led budget oversight for six executive branch agencies with a focus on financial services, including HUD and multiple independent agencies. She also held senior roles in Congress, including deputy staff director for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and for the Senate Committee on Appropriations. 

Prime Care Technologies promotes Jae Sparks to VP of sales

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Jae Sparks

Jae Sparks has been promoted to vice president of sales for Duluth, GA-based senior care business intelligence and technology provider Prime Care Technologies.

Sparks will be responsible for sales leadership, revenue acceleration across all customers, and expansion into complimentary verticals. He will continue to play a strategic role in marketing and business development.

Sparks has been with the company for five years, starting as senior director of business development. Before joining Prime Care Technologies, Sparks was the director of sales at electronic records vendor SigmaCare, which was acquired by MatrixCare in 2017. Prior to that, he served in various leadership roles with Novartis Pharmaceutical and Abbott Labs.