Life Care Services Leadership

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Not-for-profit CCRC leadership

Rick ExlineRick joined the company in 1978 and is executive vice president/director of senior living management for the not-for-profit CCRC division for Life Care Services, An LCS Company. He is responsible for oversight of the company’s not-for-profit CCRC management services. Rick’s expertise is leading the operations of senior living communities so they run more efficiently, effectively and profitably. He joined Life Care Services in 1978 as an administrator in training and rose through the organization in various leadership positions before assuming his current position in 2011. Rick serves on the board of managers for Life Care Services, the board of directors for LCS Holdings, Inc., executive leadership and senior living management teams. Rick is also a trustee for the Company’s 401(k) benefits program. He holds dual bachelor’s degrees, one in business administration from Simpson College and one in health care administration from Oklahoma Baptist University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rick has been a featured guest speaker at LeadingAge and other various state and national trade associations.

Brett LoganBrett joined Life Care Services, An LCS Company in 1988 and has since served as administrator and executive director in several continuing care retirement communities in Kentucky, Florida, Connecticut and North Carolina, where he was the start-up executive director of the Cypress of Charlotte. He holds a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership and supervision from Purdue University. Brett was appointed by the governor of North Carolina to serve on the North Carolina Continuing Care Advisory Board.

Jill SorensonJill began her Life Care Services career at the corporate office in 1982. After 15 years in the areas of accounting, information technology, and corporate resource management, Jill transferred to Casa de las Campanas in San Diego in 1997. Sorenson was promoted to vice president, senior director of operations management in 2011, and provides oversight for several communities located in the western United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Simpson College and has also earned her MBA. She holds current California RCFE & NHA licenses and is an NHA preceptor.

Richard FunkRichard has been with Life Care Services, An LCS Company since April 1988. He currently oversees the operation of the Midwest Division, located in St. Louis, Missouri. Richard has been involved in multisite management for 24 years, and has more than 10 years’ experience in acute care hospital settings. He supervises and supports approximately 20 senior living executives throughout the region to ensure the communities are operating successfully. He previously served as executive director of both Friendship Village Chesterfield and Friendship Village Sunset Hills, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, and has held several other management and director positions within the company. Richard has several educational degrees, including a Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, an MBA, a Master of Arts in health care administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in health care administration – all from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Karen HoganKaren has worked in senior housing sales and marketing since 2001. She oversees the marketing and sales programs for not-for-profit communities managed by Life Care Services, An LCS Company to ensure maximum occupancy levels. Prior to joining Life Care Services, Karen was the marketing director for Piper Shores, a community in Maine managed by Life Care Services. In that role, Karen was initially involved in building census for assisted living and skilled nursing, and later transitioned to sales and marketing for independent living.

 

For-profit CCRC leadership

Allison PendroyAllison is senior vice president/director of for-profit communities. She has operational business line responsibility for the for-profit community portfolio and also provides strategic oversight and direction to the Asset Management team. Prior to joining LCS in 2009, Allison held positions within commercial real estate, investments and finance at Principal Real Estate Investors, Carlson Hotels Worldwide and Piper Jaffray Ventures. Allison is a voting member of the Investment Committee and is a member of the NIC Future Leaders Council Class of 2018. She also serves on the board of directors of Link Associates, a not-for-profit organization that provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Allison earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from The University of Iowa.

Scott DohertyScott has held various positions in the senior housing field for over 24 years, including leadership roles in assisted living, home health and skilled nursing, and at multiple continuing care retirement communities (CCRC). Prior to being promoted to director of operations management, Scott held the title of corporation operations director, providing support to the LCS equity community portfolio. He also served as the executive director of Timber Ridge at Talus from 2007 to 2012. Scott joined Life Care Services, An LCS Company, in 2001. Since that time he has served in numerous leadership roles, including administrator at Vista Grande Villa and Bon Secours, and executive director at Westminster Village Spanish Fort. In addition, Scott was appointed to the Life Care Services operations council in 2009 and he served as the council’s chair in 2012. Prior to Life Care Services, Scott served four years’ active duty in the U.S. Navy and six years in the Naval Reserves. He is a licensed nursing home administrator in multiple states, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in health care administration and a minor in business management from James Madison University.

Roberta McMenaminRoberta manages the operations of the nine communities in the for-profit division of Life Care Services, An LCS Company, including assisted living partnerships, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), and independent living/assisted living communities. She has worked in the senior living industry for more than 30 years, receiving her start as a director at North Hill, a start-up continuing care retirement community, located in Needham, Massachusetts. Since then, Roberta has served in key leadership roles in communities located along the East Coast, including serving as executive director at Blakehurst in Towson, Maryland, where she led the community through its start-up and expansion phases. She also assisted in the coordination of the sale of two of the Florida projects and a Michigan project for the company. Roberta has served on many Life Care Services committees over the years, including the LCS operations council. Roberta also led the task force to develop the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) business plan for LCS. She holds active nursing home administrator licenses in Connecticut and Maryland. Roberta obtained her Bachelor of Health Services from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, in 1983 and her master’s degree in health care administration from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1987.

Warren NaviaskyWarren joined Life Care Services, An LCS Company in 2008, and currently oversees marketing and sales activity for all Life Care Services equity communities, along with responsibility for talent management initiatives in marketing and sales. Prior to his current position, Warren was vice president of sales and marketing for CRSA, and he has held positions with the senior housing group of Genesis Health Ventures and Manor Care Health Services. Warren serves on the board of directors of the Wyndemere in Wheaton, Illinois, and the Baltimore Educational Institute for Teens of Reformed Judaism.

Rental leadership

Liz BushLiz brings 35 years of marketing and sales experience to the leadership of the Rental Division in her role as Interim Director. Her history of leading multi-disciplinary teams, combined with oversight of sales, marketing, market research, advertising, life enrichment and training, gives the Division an interim leader that can align diverse teams toward a common objective. Providing strategic direction, Liz has been instrumental in offering strategic direction that has led to the development of new programs and innovative initiatives that have aligned community offerings with the expectations and desires of today’s senior living audiences. Throughout her career, Liz has been built teams that have provided continual performance improvement, problem solving and communication. A frequent presenter at industry conferences, Liz is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a bachelor’s degree in business and music.

Jason KohlerJason is the vice president/senior director of operations management. He has a long history of senior living experience, most recently as the regional director of operations at Five Star Senior Living in Atlanta, Georgia. In his role as regional director of operations, Jason was responsible for the daily operations of 21 rental communities and managed over 1,600 team members. Prior to Five Star Senior Living, he was the executive director at Brandon Woods at Alvamar and Covenant at South Hills, and served as the administrator for Sandhill Cove, all communities managed by Life Care Services. Jason is currently serving as vice chairman and treasurer for the Georgia Senior Living Association. He received a Bachelor of Science in health services administration from the University of Central Florida, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore, and a graduate certificate in long-term care administration from the University of South Dakota.

Brian LaneBrian joined Life Care Services in 2000 and has been working in the field of senior living for more than 20 years. He now serves as a director of operations management. In this role, he oversees all operational aspects of newly developed rental communities, including hiring and training the executive director, marketing director, and other team members critical to the community’s success. From pre-opening through fill-up, Brian also works in tandem with the regional operations manager to ensure a seamless transition during the community’s entire lifecycle.

Brian held leadership roles in a number of different communities including health centers, assisted living communities, and large Life Plan Communities. He currently oversees communities in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Illinois, and Indiana. Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in public health and an MBA in finance.

Other management services leadership

Judi BuxoJudi is the senior vice president/director of special assets. She currently oversees special owned community assets to ensure long-term viability of investments as LCS grows its real estate ownership. She joined Life Care Services, An LCS Company, in August 1986, and has held numerous operational leadership positions, including senior vice president/director of LCS equity communities and senior vice president/director of asset management. Judi served as chair of LeadingAge Florida from 2005-2007 and was the recipient of the organization’s “Distinguished Service Award” in 2009. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and is a licensed nursing home administrator.

Blake GillmanBlake is vice president/director of post-acute care. He has a long history of health care experience, most recently as director of operations at Symphony of Mesa and Springdale Village in Mesa, Arizona. Additionally, Blake’s role as Arizona director of operations focused on full managerial support of these large skilled operations.

Previously, Blake was the owner and president of Gillman Training, Inc., which provided operational consulting and temporary management services for over 300 skilled nursing facilities. He delivered Medicare and Medicaid consulting and cost report services; provided financial, billing and accounting guidance; and also held training seminars nationally on reimbursement issues. Prior to Gillman Training, Blake was the owner and president of Rehab Masters, Inc., which provided contract rehabilitation services and in-house conversions for rehab services to long-term care and CCRC providers.

Blake is also the past president of the Arizona Health Care Association, where he led the organization to prepare for post-acute care strategies.