Oakmont Senior Living promotes Maclaine to Regional VP of Operations and Names Singler Regional VP of Sales and Marketing

Windsor, California- Oakmont Senior Living has promoted Mark Maclaine to regional vice president of operations and added Allison Singler to its management team as regional vice president of sales and marketing.

Both Maclaine and Singler will be responsible for the Central California region of Oakmont’s portfolio of senior living communities.

Singler has more than 20 years of experience in the senior living industry with a strong background in sales and marketing. She is also experienced with developing sales strategies for pre-lease communities and established communities, and creating sales training and development programs.

“I am thrilled to be joining Oakmont Senior Living in this pivotal time in the company’s future and look forward to being part of the management team leading sales and marketing efforts,” Singler said. “Oakmont is a first-class company and I am looking forward to getting started.”

Maclaine has been with Oakmont since the beginning of 2019 and has served as executive director of Oakmont of Montecito. Before Oakmont he was a general contractor in construction for a decade. He started in the senior living industry with Belmont Village in 2015 as a development manager.

“I am honored to be promoted at Oakmont and my experience at Montecito as executive director will serve me well in my role as regional vice president of operations for the Central region,” Maclaine said.

Singler received her Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and minor in speech communications from the University of Alabama in 1993. Maclaine studied business management at Texas State University in San Marcos and finished his education there in 2004.

About Oakmont Senior Living
Oakmont Senior Living is a recognized leader in the senior living industry, currently serving over 3,000 seniors across 34 communities in California and Nevada. Residents receive customized care services delivered in luxurious, resort-style settings. With an impressive array of five-star amenities and compassionate team members, residents at Oakmont Senior Living benefit from the finest senior living experience in the industry. For more information about Oakmont Senior Living, visit www.oakmontseniorliving.com.

Amber Potter

Claiborne Senior Living Adds to Management Team

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, October 12, 2020— Claiborne Senior Living is pleased to announce the addition of Amber Potter to its growing corporate management team/

An accomplished leader in sales strategy and team development, Amber Potter joins Claiborne as regional director of sales. She held a series of increasingly responsible sales management positions at Enlivant Senior Living, most recently as national director of sales. She now oversees sales operations at communities in Mississippi and Louisiana.

“Amber brings a depth of experience that will serve us well as we continue to grow and expand into new markets,” said Tim Dunne, Claiborne’s president and chief operating officer. “We’re fortunate to be in a position to bring such a talented individual on board.”
Headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Claiborne Senior Living serves hundreds of older adults with senior living communities in Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Each community offers a broad continuum of care designed to provide a safe, enriching environment in which seniors can stay healthy and engaged.

Covenant Living Fills Two Key Leadership Positions

SKOKIE, Ill.: Covenant Living Communities and Services, a non-profit faith-based senior living organization headquartered in Skokie, announces the appointments to its leadership team of Jeannie Justie as Chief Financial Officer and Amy LaCroix as Senior Vice President/Community Operations.

Jeannie Justie comes to Covenant Living with more than 20 years’ experience in health care finance most recently working for a Chicago-area health system with 19 hospitals. In her role, Justie will work collaboratively with senior leadership in the areas of organizational and financial strategy, financial management, planning, analysis and operations. She is a CPA and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Covenant Living leadership team and am extremely excited to be in this role with the organization,” said Jeannie Justie, Covenant Living Chief Financial Officer. “Covenant Living has solid fiscal policies and a history of prudent financial practices and it’s exciting to join its leadership in continuing development of long-term strategies for the organization that will carry it well into the future.”

Amy LaCroix joins Covenant Living with nearly 20 years’ experience in the field of senior living and has worked in health care, assisted living, memory care and with Continuing Care Retirement Communities. LaCroix most recently worked with a large senior living organization with seven communities in six states as a regional operations director. She will work closely with senior leaders in operations, human resources, sales, marketing and communications, health services strategy, project development, information technology and financial services. She received a Bachelor of Science-Health Administration from the University of South Dakota and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

“Covenant Living already has a strong operational system which helps in providing its residents and employees great places to live and work,” said Amy LaCroix, Senior Vice President-Community Operations. “I’m excited to forge ahead and work with not only leadership at the Central Office, but those leaders at the community level across the country as well.”
“Bringing Jeannie and Amy on board at Covenant Living gives us that extra level of leadership necessary to provide even more sound financial business practices while also providing exceptional experiences for our residents and employees,” said Terri Cunliffe, Covenant Living President and CEO. “Each brings the level of experience to our organization that will contribute to our continued success in the field of senior living and services.”

WesleyLife Growth Prompts Leadership Addition

JOHNSTON, Iowa – An aggressive growth strategy resulting in expansion into new markets has prompted WesleyLife, Iowa’s most comprehensive provider of services for older adults, to add an experienced regional director to its leadership roster.

Matt Garcia joins WesleyLife on Monday, October 26, as Regional Director of
Campus Operations. In this role, he will hold primary accountability for a segment of WesleyLife’s operations, managing the geographic health and well-being networks under his leadership to ensure a consistent focus on mission and vision, engaged person-centered environments, consistent hospitality and customer-centered experiences.

Garcia, of Polk City, brings 25 years of healthcare and aging services expertise to the position, having served as Chief Operating Officer and Administrator of Bishop Drumm Retirement Center and Iowa Division Director for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). He is a PRN member of the Department of Management faculty at the University of Northern Iowa.
Currently, he serves as Central Iowa Operations Officer and Chief People Development Officer for Western Home Services, leading eight sites throughout Iowa.

“This addition is an indication of our growth, expansion, and outlook on the future,” Janet Simpson, Vice President of Campus Operations for WesleyLife, said. Simpson said through WesleyLife’s partnership with Genesis Health System in 2019 that resulted in the creation of WellSpire, a Quad Cities-based health and well-being organization, WesleyLife is bringing a new kind of senior living to that region of the state — and Garcia will help to lead that charge.

“Through the new communities we’re building in Bettendorf and DeWitt, as well as an expansion of our network of home- and community-based services, we’re serving a greater number of individuals than ever before,” Simpson said. “Matt’s extensive aging services leadership as well as passion for our mission and expertise in our existing and new markets will keep us well poised to broaden and enhance our impact.”

Garcia will oversee WesleyLife’s communities in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. The organization is currently building its 12th community, in Bettendorf, Iowa, and planning is under way for a new community to replace an existing one in DeWitt. Expansion and enhancement projects are planned for WesleyLife communities in Des Moines, Indianola, and Pella as well.
Garcia will be based in WesleyLife’s corporate offices in Johnston.

About WesleyLife
Guided by Christian compassion, WesleyLife enhances the independence, health, and well-being of individuals wherever they call home, transforming the aging experience to encourage individuals to live lives of greater purpose and meaning. Certified as a Great Place to Work, WesleyLife offers health and well-being services in 15 Iowa counties through our 11 communities, award-winning Adult Day programs, and an array of home and community-based services. In 2019, WesleyLife expanded to eastern Iowa and western Illinois in partnership with Genesis Health System via a new organization, WellSpire, and a new WellSpire community is under construction in Bettendorf, Iowa. For more information about WesleyLife, please visit wesleylife.org.

Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Introduces Physiatry Services

RICHMOND, Va.,- Building on its vision for development of the area’s leading subacute rehabilitation services, Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has enhanced its specialized rehabilitation focus with the introduction of Physiatry programming and in-center consultative support under the direction of Dr. Daniel Perri. The 190-bed Henrico County skilled nursing facility, located at 1776 Cambridge Drive, provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.

Physiatry services – also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) services – blend pain treatments and physical therapy with the goal to help patients avoid surgery. This physician-led, “whole body” approach at Canterbury centers on designing, coordinating and overseeing customized rehabilitation therapies for patients while managing their medical conditions, including co-morbidities. The program is tailored for individuals with a range of diagnoses and rehab needs.

Dr. Perri specializes in rehab care and the treatment of pain. He is board certified in PM&R, as well as pain medicine. “Physiatry services are quite new to Virginia and underscore Canterbury’s transformative care model,” said Dr. Perri. “I am pleased to join the dedicated team at Canterbury and provide cutting-edge services to meet the healthcare needs of the Henrico community.”

“Canterbury is thrilled to welcome Dr. Perri to lead our Physiatry programming, which maximizes rehab services and helps in ensuring the very best outcome for each patient,” said Jeremiah Davis, Canterbury’s administrator. “Dr. Perri is well respected for his expertise in physiatry and in the customization of optimal treatment plans for rehab patients. He will work seamlessly with Canterbury’s physical therapy specialists and care team.”

Dr. Perri serves as an expert consultant with the New York State Department of Health and is an adjunct clinical assistant professor, PM&R, with the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. Prior to joining Canterbury, he was the managing partner of Advantage Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the department chairman, PM&R, of Orange Regional Medical Center, both in Middletown, N.Y. Previous academic appointments include serving as the clinical instructor for the department of PM&R at UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J.

Lifespace Communities Appoints Eddie Fenoglio as COO

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  – Lifespace Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Eddie Fenoglio to the position of Chief Operating Officer effective October 12th.

Fenoglio brings more than 25 years of operations leadership experience in both public and privately held senior living organizations.

“We are eager to welcome Eddie to the Lifespace team,” said Jesse Jantzen, President and CEO of Lifespace Communities. “Eddie’s extensive experience and passion for serving residents and team members, along with his proven track record for successfully growing senior living and healthcare companies, will allow him to seamlessly transition into this role and immediately contribute to our organization.”

Fenoglio is a collaborative, results-oriented leader with a history for applying entrepreneurial skills to affect positive change in organizations undergoing rapid growth and expansion. During his time with previous senior living companies, Fenoglio provided oversight for leading operational strategy, leading turnarounds, and large scale acquisitions of retirement communities across a broad, multi-state area, which resulted in the nation’s largest provider of senior living services.

“Lifespace is a high-end, leading non-profit in the senior living sector and is known for investing back into the communities and residents they serve,” said Fenoglio. “I’m excited to be joining the team and looking forward to building relationships with our residents and team members.”

About Lifespace Communities

Lifespace Communities, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is a not-for-profit organization proudly serving older adults for more than 40 years. Founded in 1976, Lifespace Communities has grown to own and operate 15 continuing care retirement communities in eight states, serving more than 5,100 residents and employing more than 3,900 team members. For more information about Lifespace and its communities, visit LifespaceCommunities.com.

Roosevelt Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Names Dr. Umar Farooq as Medical Director

PHILADELPHIA, –  Roosevelt Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in northeast Philadelphia has named Dr. Umar Farooq, CMD, as its new medical director. The 240-bed skilled nursing facility provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.

A respected physician and certified medical director for skilled nursing facilities, Dr. Farooq is board certified in internal medicine and medical acupuncture. He is the owner, CEO and medical director of Bensalem, Pa.-based Knights Medical Associates (KMA), a private internal medical and primary care medical practice, which incorporates a holistic approach to health.

“Roosevelt is pleased to have Dr. Farooq lead the team as its new medical director,”  said Danielle Koons, regional sales manager at Marquis Health Services, which provides nursing home consulting services for the facility. “Dr. Farooq is well respected throughout the region for his medical expertise, and he also has extensive experience serving in a medical director capacity.”

The appointment coincides with a multi-million-dollar repositioning at Roosevelt, which is introducing new programming and physical plant upgrades. Together, the Roosevelt operational team and Marquis are developing the facility’s specialty healthcare offerings in partnership with the region’s leading healthcare providers – with immediate plans to enhance Roosevelt’s dedicated onsite dialysis services. Marquis is spearheading the renovation work, creating a modern, home-like environment for patients and staff. This includes the addition of a state-of-the-art therapy gym, updates to a significant portion of patient rooms and common spaces, including a second-story patio, and upgraded mechanical systems.

“I am thrilled to join the highly skilled team at Roosevelt Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at this transformational phase,” said Dr. Farooq. “Everyone there is dedicated to going above and beyond in terms of maintaining clinical excellence and providing exceptional patient care. I look forward to leading our efforts in meeting the needs of the Philadelphia community.”

Dr. Farooq is a Diplomate in internal medicine with professional accolades including honors as a “Top Doctor” by Philadelphia Magazine in 2018, 2019 and 2020, as well as a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly, consecutively for the past eight years. He earned his degree in medicine and surgery from Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan and completed residencies in internal medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa. In addition, Dr. Farooq served as a Fellow in pulmonary medicine at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Farooq is a Member of the American Medical Directors Association, American College of Physicians and American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Active in the community, he serves as chairman of Reaching & Empowering Communities of Philadelphia and as a PA Councilor of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America. Recently, Dr. Farooq has been appointment by the Bucks County Commissioners to chair the soon-to-be-announced New Americans Advisory Commission. The role of the commission is to foster interracial and interethnic communication between first- and second-generation Americans, and guide new immigrants in the county to the path of success.

Roosevelt Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is located at 7800 Bustleton Avenue, situated on nearly two acres in the Lexington Park neighborhood; the skilled nursing facility is less than a five-minute drive from Nazareth Hospital. Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.

Arrow Senior Living Names Katie Burrage Executive Director of The Parkway Senior Living

Blue Springs, MO ­­– Arrow Senior Living is proud to announce Katie Burrage has been named executive director at The Parkway Senior Living in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Burrage joined The Parkway in May at the height of the pandemic. Under her leadership, Parkway has implemented the use of mask detecting technology and thermographic cameras to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The community has been COVID-free since June 2020.

A graduate of Lindenwood University, Burrage earned a double master’s degree in gerontology and healthcare management. She is also licensed to administer medication as a certified nursing assistant.

The Parkway Senior Living is a continuum of care community professionally managed by Missouri-based Arrow Senior Living. The community includes 110 independent and assisted living units, plus a 32-unit memory care cottage.

Oakmont Senior Living promotes Rina Younan, Andrew Moret

Windsor, California: Oakmont Senior Living has created two positions and promoted two team members to ensure the company continues its commitment to top-quality culinary experiences, and engaging and interactive resident programming.

Longtime Oakmont Senior Living executive Rina Younan has been named vice president of program development and will oversee culinary, memory care and activities. Oakmont also promoted Chef Andrew Moret to director of culinary.

Younan joined Oakmont in 2013. She has more than 16 years of experience in the culinary arts and more than half of that in an executive leadership role. Her new position allows her to collaborate with community leaders companywide bringing new concepts forward and further enhancing Oakmont’s position as a leading senior living provider. She has successfully executed new programs from concept to implementation during her Oakmont tenure in culinary as well as other key areas of operations.

“I am thrilled to take on additional responsibility at Oakmont and help keep our company at the forefront of innovation in both the programming and culinary areas. Oakmont has shown it will invest in its team members and my new role and Andrew’s show that commitment,” Younan said.

Moret joined Oakmont about a year ago as regional executive chef specialist for the company’s Central Region, supporting communities in Central California and two in Las Vegas. He has been working in the senior living space for about seven years.

As director of culinary, Moret will have general oversight of the culinary department in all areas, ensuring Oakmont standards are met so that the service exceeds the customer expectation. He will lead the culinary specialists in supporting all communities in every aspect of culinary operations. Moret and Younan will continue to work closely to create, develop, implement and execute programs that will bring increased value to the overall operation and performance of the culinary department.

“Oakmont has been wonderful and I appreciate the opportunity to continue to grow our culinary services and bring first-rate, healthy food to our residents. We continue to evolve and help change the way people think about dining in senior living,” Moret said.

About Oakmont Senior Living 
Oakmont Senior Living is a recognized leader in the senior living industry, currently serving over 3,000 seniors across 34 communities in California and Nevada. Residents receive customized care services delivered in luxurious, resort-style settings. With an impressive array of five-star amenities and compassionate team members, residents at Oakmont Senior Living benefit from the finest senior living experience in the industry. For more information about Oakmont Senior Living, visit www.oakmontseniorliving.com.

Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care Welcomes Loresa Smith as Executive Director

VERO BEACH, Fla.,  — The leadership team of Watercrest Senior Living Group is pleased to announce Loresa Smith as Executive Director of Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach is a planned 107-unit luxury senior living community currently under construction by EMJ Corporation and scheduled to welcome residents this fall.

Smith has served in the healthcare industry for over 14 years, with five years of specialized sales and marketing experience. She is driven to ensure her residents achieve the best quality of life, with the belief that each single act of care has a domino effect on the overall well-being and joy of a senior.

“Loresa is solution-minded and goal-focused, facing each challenge with an optimistic attitude and a drive to achieve,” says Whitney Lane, Senior Vice President of Operations for Watercrest Senior Living Group. “She leads by example, mentoring her team with enthusiasm, dedication and a calling to serve. We are thrilled to have her on our Watercrest team, leading the opening of our spectacular community at Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach.”

Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach will be a signature Watercrest product that will offer 75 assisted living and 32 memory care apartments with resort-style service and world-class care once complete.  The architecture and design plans boast a stunning promenade, fireplace, signature water wall, multiple dining options, pool, salon and spa, grand balconies, and Florida-style outdoor living spaces.  Watercrest’s uniquely designed Market Street Residence will showcase an ‘outdoor’ streetscape with numerous LifeBUILT programming touches; a highlight and crucial element of their multi-sensory memory care programming.

“At Watercrest, we have the opportunity and privilege to change the lives of our residents, associates and families,” says Loresa Smith, Executive Director of Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach.  “I look forward to welcoming seniors to our beautiful community and creating a culture where residents can have a meaningful life, full of love, happiness, and the discovery of great possibility.”

Ideally located at 205 West Hewett Road, Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach is nestled amongst charming and idyllic towns brimming with Southern hospitality and a unique spirit.  The 26-mile stretch of white-sand beach along the Emerald Coast draws visitors and residents alike to its calm, turquoise waters. The innovative neighborhood design and temperate climate offer year-round events alongside flourishing entertainment, dining and cultural attractions.

With multiple developments across the southeast, Watercrest principals, Marc Vorkapich, CEO, and Joan Williams, CFO, are poised to open multiple senior living communities in the next few years.  This is the first senior living development project partnered between Watercrest and The St. Joe Company.

The St. Joe Company is a real estate development, asset management and operating company with real estate assets and operations in Northwest Florida, which the Company predominantly use, or intend to use, for or in connection with, various residential real estate developments, hospitality operations, commercial developments and leasing operations and forestry operations. More information about the Company can be found on its website at www.joe.com. More information on the Company’s current project pipeline can be found at www.joe.com/project-updates.

Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded to honor our mothers and fathers, aspiring to become a beacon for quality in senior living by surpassing standards of care, service and associate training. Watercrest communities are recognized for their luxury aesthetic, exceptional amenities, world-class care, and innovative memory care programming offering unparalleled service to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders. Visit www.watercrestseniorliving.com.