Allegro Senior Living announces 2 new VPs, 6 promotions
Allegro Senior Living of St. Louis, including its wholly owned subsidiaries, Allegro Development Company and Allegro Management Co., has announced the promotion and addition of new leaders.
Joseph Miklich has been promoted to president, John LeFauve has been promoted to senior vice president of design and construction, and both John Kratochvil and Sproule Love have been named vice president of development and acquisition. Additionally, Brandi Sharp has been promoted to vice president of sales, and Christy Reynolds has been promoted to vice president of administration.
New to Allegro Senior Living are Michele Hoeft, vice president of marketing, and Gabrielle Anderson, vice president of operations.
Acts Retirement–Life Communities appoints three leaders
Susan Ahern, Gary Ginter and Peggy Valdivia were appointed or promoted to the leadership of Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Fort Washington, PA, effective June 1.
Ahern has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer. She has been with the company since 2000, most recently serving as vice president and controller.
Ahern is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant and holds a MBA degree from LaSalle University. She is also a fellow of the Larry Minnix Leadership Academy of LeadingAge.
Ginter has been promoted to senior vice president of procurement and contract management. He has been with the company since 1989 and has 40 years of experience in the healthcare procurement and supply chain management fields. He has an MBA from Eastern University.
Valdivia has been appointed as vice president and controller. She joined the company in 2006, most recently holding the position of corporate director of accounting. She has an MBA from Eastern University and is a fellow of the Larry Minnix Leadership Academy of LeadingAge.
Maplewood names corporate director of resident care, regional director of resident services for Connecticut
Dawn Jones has joined Maplewood Senior Living as corporate director of resident care, and Annette Cochefski is the new regional director of resident services for Connecticut.
Jones, a board-certified nurse, will supervise the implementation of Maplewood’s standards of resident care, working to ensure that all residents are overseen in the most efficient way, with an emphasis on quality of life, safe aging and an optimal healthy lifestyle.
Jones has more than 15 years of assisted living experience, having previously been director of nursing as well as an executive director, and then a regional nurse covering several communities in a portfolio. She received an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Felician University.
Cochefski most recently was director of clinical services at Brookdale Senior Living. She has more than 25 years of multistate clinical responsibilities. Prior to her role at Brookdale, she held various multi-site positions with Benchmark Senior Living, Maxim Healthcare Service, Amedysis Home Care, and the BCBS Association. Cochefski is a board member of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association.
Lexington Square names Dee Novak senior director of sales and marketing
Dee Novak is the new senior director of sales and marketing for Lexington Square Senior Living communities in Lombard and Elmhurst, IL.
Novak’s background includes operating her own design firm and serving in a marketing position at a senior living community in Palatine, IL. She also formerly was a transition specialist, traveling the country for various owners and management companies in senior living.
Five Star Senior Living names 2 directors
Donna D. Fraiche and Gerard M. Martin were elected independent directors of Five Star Senior Living of Newton, MA, with 82.8% and 82.7% of shares voted for, respectively, at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Laurel Circle hires outreach liaison, director of nursing
Cynthia Ryan and Tigi Kanu have been named outreach liaison and director of nursing, respectively, of Laurel Circle, Bridgewater, NJ.
Ryan has more than 25 years of experience driving levels of customer service, event and program development, funding, compliance, community outreach and marketing, and volunteer management. In her new role, she will be in charge of connecting the company and its residents in the broader community via sponsorship engagements and forming relationships with businesses, individuals and other community organizations. Most recently, Ryan was manager of sales and marketing for a Brookdale Senior Living community in Palm Coast, FL.
Kanu has 21 years of community nursing care experience. Before joining the Laurel Circle, she was director of nursing at Rose Mountain Care Center, where she provided supervision to a 112-skilled bed facility.
Friendship appoints Amber Duncan director of dining services
Amber Duncan has been appointed director of dining services at Friendship Health and Rehab Center of Friendship, Roanoke, VA.
Duncan had been the retail dining and nutrition director of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital since 2008. In this role, she oversaw nine different retail cafes, and she supervised, trained and developed a culinary kitchen and dining leadership team. She also planned and executed culinary events and entrees on four-week rotations every quarter while collaborating with the central kitchen, dieticians and preferred vendors.
Before working at Carilion, she was the owner and operator of Reds, Wines and Blues Restaurant and was the certified executive chef at The Blackwater Cafe. She also was a premier culinary creation top 10 winner in 2019, and she received the American Culinary Federation’s culinary competition silver award in 2017.
Duncan has an undergraduate degree in information technology and is working toward a degree in integrative nutrition from the University of Phoenix.
Holleran Consulting has new president, Chris Fares Walley; Michele Holleran remains CEO
Christine “Chris” M. Fares Walley has been named president and project manager of Holleran Consulting, it was announced following Spectrum Consultants’ acquisition of Holleran. The acquisition became final April 30.
Walley moves onto the position after being with Gastonia, NC-based Spectrum for more than two years.
Before joining Spectrum, Walley was the director of marketing, sales and communications for Trinity Health PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) in Michigan, where she guided the PACE programs in all states of development to achieve enrollment goals and brand recognition nationwide.
Michele Holleran will remain CEO of Holleran Consulting for three years.
Erdman announces two leadership promotions
Scott Nugent and Paul DuCharme have been promoted to senior vice president of operations and vice president of architecture and engineering, respectively, at Erdman of Madison, WI.
Nugent began his career at the company in 2016. He will spearhead the company’s program management, preconstruction and other operational efforts.
DuCharme has been with the company for more than 30 years. In his new role, DuCharme will be responsible for providing leadership and management related to project resourcing, mentoring, coaching and development, among other areas.