The company is also planning a community, Sunrise at Lonsdale Square, in North Van- couver, B.C. It will off er assisted living and memory care. Construction is expected to begin in 2020 and opening is slated for 2022.

Appointments, Promotions Recognition


Houston-based Belmont Village Senior Living’s co-founder and CEO Patricia Will was honored at Bisnow’s Inaugural Houston Power Women event. Will founded Bel- mont Village Senior Liv- ing in 1997; it now has 30 communities in eight states and one in Mexico City. Its first-of-its kind program for mild to mod- erate dementia, Circle of

Friends, won the George Mason University Health Care Quality Improvement award and Argentum’s Best of the Best in Memory Care award. At Belmont Village Fort Lauder- dale, a new luxury senior living community scheduled to open fi rst quarter 2020, Rene Buck was named executive director. The community has 204 private apartments of- fering independent living, assisted living, and memory care. It is the fi rst Florida commu- nity for Belmont Village. Buck has been on the board of directors for the Florida Assist- ed Living Association since 2009. Formerly, he was executive director of Grand Villa Delray West and regional supervisor for Al- legro Management Company.

Benchmark, based in Waltham, Mass., was named one of the Top Places to Work for the 12th straight year in The Boston Globe’s associate-based survey. It is one of only four companies to have made the list every year it has been published and is the only senior living organization on the list. Benchmark ranked number 11 in the “Largest Com- pany” category. In addition, the company’s New Pond Village continuing care retirement community in Walpole, Mass., was honored with a Caring Stars of 2020 award. The Caring Stars awards are based on votes by


residents, their family members and others in the greater Walpole area. The community is the only one in Norfolk County to earn this recognition and is among only fi ve in Massachusetts.

Loyola University Mary- land’s Sellinger School of Business and Manage- ment named Marilynn Duker, CEO at Balti- more-based Brightview Senior Living, the 2019

Business Leader of the Year. The award hon- ors business executives who embody Loyola’s Jesuit commitment to community and service in the leadership of their organization. Duker joined Brightview Senior Living in 1982, which was then known as the Shelter Group.


Cindy R. Kent has been named executive vice president and president of senior living at Brook- dale, based in Brent- wood, Tenn. Kent has held global commercial- ization roles at 3M, Medtronic and Eli Lilly. Most recently, she was president and general manager of the 3M In- fection Prevention Divi- sion and a member of the company’s executive con-

ference. Also at Brookdale, Mary Sue Patchett, executive vice president of community and fi eld operations and executive vice president of community and fi eld relations for the Ar- gentum board of directors, has been named to The Nashville Health Care Council class of 2020 Fellows. The class of 31 local health care executives will participate in a five- month leadership program.


Capitol Seniors Housing, based in Washington, D.C., has appointed Edie Empirio, CDAL, as princi- pal, operations, a newly created role within the firm. Prior to joining

Capitol Seniors Housing, Empirio served as

senior vice president of operations at Chelsea Senior Living where she was responsible for the 21 communities in its portfolio. She serves as a board member for the New Jersey Assisted Living Council (NJALC). She be- came coordinator and later executive direc- tor and area manager for Sunrise Senior Living after graduating from William Patter- son University.

Douglas M. Baker, Jr., chairman and CEO of St. Paul, Minn.-based Ecolab Inc., received the Dayton Award for Distinction in Moral Capitalism from the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism. The award recognizes Minnesota business leaders for corporate re- sponsibility and celebrates big-picture think- ing about how business improves lives and societies. Baker has been chairman and CEO of Ecolab since 2006.

Healthpeak Properties, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, Calif., has named Justin Hill as se- nior vice president, medical offi ce properties. He will be responsible for business develop- ment in Healthpeak’s medical offi ce segment. He was formerly executive vice president, healthcare capital markets, at JLL global commercial real estate, and prior to that was at Welltower from 2008 to 2018, most recent- ly serving as senior vice president, business development. In addition, the company was named named to the inaugural Top 50 ESG Companies list by Investor’s Business Daily. The list recognizes U.S. public companies with exceptional environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and relative fi nancial strength.

MBK Senior Living, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., has named Michael Bardelmeier senior vice president of operations, and Kristen Curran-Brookham regional director of sales. Bardelmeier will oversee the company’s 32 independent, assisted living, and memory care communities located throughout the western United States. Formerly, he was west coast divisional vice president of operations at Meridian, and regional director of opera- tions and vice president of operations, west division, at Holiday. Bardelmeier serves on the workforce development committee for the California Assisted Living Association (CALA). Curran-Brookham will oversee the


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