Brookdale, headquar- tered in Brentwood, Tenn., named Steven Swain as executive vice president and CFO. He will assume the new po- sition on September 4,

replacing the company’s interim CFO. Swain brings nearly two decades of fi nance leadership to Brookdale and most recently served as CFO of DISH Network Corpora- tion. In his new role, Swain will be respon- sible for fi nancial planning and analysis, tax and treasury functions, investor relations, and market insights and analytics.

Windsor, Calif.-based Chancellor Health Care has hired Michele Dukes as corporate direc- tor of sales and marketing. She will oversee sales and marketing for three new Chancel- lor communities located in southern Califor- nia in Riverside, Culver City, and Lompoc. Dukes has managed the sales and marketing operations of retirement communities na- tionwide since the late 1980s.

Irvine, Calif.-based HCP, Inc. appointed Katherine M. Sandstrom as an independent director to its board of directors. She will serve on the compensation & human capi- tal committee and the investment & fi nance committee. Most recently, Sandstrom over- saw Heitman’s real estate securities business. Having served over two decades with Heit- man, she continues to serve as advisor to the fi rm’s securities business leaders.


Based in Vero Beach, Fla., Harbor Retirement Asso- ciates (HRA) announced the appointment of Christopher Thompson to vice president of hospi- tality. Most recently,

Thompson served as the company’s national director of culinary services. He has more than 28 years of experience in the culinary and culinary education fi elds. On behalf of HRA, Thompson accepted a “Best Practices” award from Florida Senior Living Association for the company’s Farm to Fork initiative. The award was presented at Florida Senior Living Association’s conference in July in Ft. Lauder- dale, Fla. At the conference, Anthony Polito,

director of hospitality for HRA’s Harbor- Chase of Dr. Phillips, also received fi rst place in a culinary competition for his Deconstruct- ed Bananas Foster recipe.

Hearth Management, based in Syracuse, N.Y., announced Kevin Hunter as the company’s new COO. Previously, Hunter served as the head of operations for Greenfi eld Senior Liv- ing, vice president of sales & marketing at Compass Pointe Healthcare (now Milestone), vice president of operations at Atria Senior Living Group, and chief operating offi cer at Forest City/Sterling Glen Community’s.


Headquartered in Rich- mond, Va., HHHunt an- nounced the hire of Todd Kobayashi as the compa- ny’s new CFO. He will succeed the current CFO, James Crowder, who will

retire at the end of the year. Kobayashi brings more than a decade of experience fi - nancing and developing multifamily living, senior housing, and student housing. Most recently, he served as CFO at Foutch Archi- tecture & Development in Kansas City.

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Integral Senior Living (ISL) named Lauren Schlicht as director of sales and marketing at Travanse Living at Grayslake located just north of Chicago. She joined the company with six years of health care experience and has previously worked in marketing and patient care roles for Crystal Pines Health Care, Northwestern Medicine, and Fairhaven Senior Services. ISL also pro- moted Kristen Curran-Brookham to director of resident programming. Curran-Brookham has over 10 years of experience in the senior living industry and has been with ISL since 2012. Her previous roles at ISL include serv- ing as executive director, regional director of sales and marketing, and regional director of resident care.

Legend Senior Living, based in Wichita, Kan., was recently certifi ed as a Great Place To Work® by the Great Place To Work® In- stitute, which recognizes outstanding work- place cultures. More than 1,000 employee surveys from Legend’s 40 communities were evaluated for this recognition.


Skokie, Ill.-based Cove- nant Retirement Commu- nities appointed Brian Devlin to senior vice pres- ident-project develop- ment. He brings more than 15 years of experi-

ence in senior living to the organization. In previous roles, Devlin managed redevelop- ment work for large senior living providers and aspects of start-up communities and property acquisitions.

Based in St. Louis, Mo., Sherpa CRM hired Jennifer Dixon for the newly created role of chief customer offi cer. She joins the company with over 10 years of senior housing experi- ence, having most recently served as vice pres- ident of sales for Benchmark Senior Living.


Thrive Senior Living, head- quartered in Atlanta, Ga., hired Tammy Marshall as chief experience officer. Marshall joined the com- pany this May and brings over 25 years of experi-

ence to Thrive in human hospitality. Most recently, she served as chief experience offi cer for The New Jewish Home.

Based in Chevy Chase, Md., UsAgainstAlz- heimer’s hired Craig Doane as chief devel- opment offi cer. He brings to the advocacy organization more than 20 years of fundrais- ing experience. Most recently, Doane served as senior vice president of journal, media & strategic partnerships at the American Acad- emy of Family Physicians and as executive director of the American Academy of Fam- ily Physicians Foundation, leading multimil- lion-dollar fundraising eff orts.


Watercrest Senior Living, based in Vero Beach, Fla., welcomed Whitney Lane as vice president of clini- cal operations. She brings to the company nearly 15 years of senior living ex-

perience with clinical expertise in operational effi ciencies and leadership development. Most recently, Lane served as divisional director of health and wellness for Senior Lifestyle Corp.


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