Life Care Services Leadership

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Life Plan community leadership

Rick ExlineRick joined the company in 1978 and is executive vice president/senior managing director of life plan communities for Life Care Services, An LCS Company. He is responsible for oversight of the company’s life plan community 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.

Allison Pendroy headshotAllison is senior vice president/managing director of Life Plan communities. She has operational business unit responsibility for the investments portfolio of communities within life plan senior living. 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 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.

Brett Logan headshotBrett 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 and serves as a board member for the LCS Foundation.

Richard Funk headshotRichard 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.

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. Scott serves as a board member on the LCS Foundation.

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.

Blake Gillman

Blake Gillman currently serves as the vice president/director of post-acute care services for Life Care Services, An LCS Company. He began his career in long term care career over 28 years ago as an administrator and continued his career as chief operating officer for various long term care companies until becoming the founding member and owner of a national healthcare consulting firm, and was the owner of a national contract rehabilitation company. Both companies specialized in providing operational consultancy and rehab services to long term Care providers and CCRC’s throughout the United States.

He served for a number of years as an appointed member of a U.S. congressional health care panel to advise and consult within the U.S. Congress regarding health care initiatives in Washington D.C. Has served as president of the Arizona Health Care Association, the chairman of the public policy committee and a member of the board of directors. He is currently serving as a member of the American Health Care Association’s finance and reimbursement committee and is the chair of the sub-committee on managed care.

Rental leadership

Chris Bird headshotChris is a respected leader in the field of senior living with a track record in leading operations, building occupancy, fostering capital partner relationships in the real estate and developing new business. Most recently, he has served on the Brookdale Senior Living leadership team as division president. Prior to joining Brookdale, Bird spent seven years working at Marriott Senior Living Services, which was later acquired by Sunrise Senior Living. He has had the opportunity to serve seniors since 1996. As leader of Rental, Chris will focus on meeting the needs of the residents, helping associates with engagement and achieving their goals, and delivering the bottom line for owners and shareholders. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Memphis.

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.

GeLynna Shaw headshotGeLynna is senior vice president of operations for the Rental Division where she is responsible for oversight of all  rental communities in the company’s portfolio. Her financial background, coupled with her operational expertise with a national senior living company benefits owner, resident, and employee partners.

Prior to LCS, GeLynna worked for Brookdale Senior Living as senior vice president, community and field operations support where she oversaw operational support functions for more than 1,000 communities nationwide. She has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Tennessee Technological University and is a certified public accountant.

Rick Westermann headshotRick is an innovative and analytical professional with a proven record of driving top- and bottom-line growth. As vice president/senior director of marketing and sales of the Life Care Services Rental Division, he is responsible for oversight of the community-based sales force, all marketing and lead acquisition strategies, and improving the sales process from prospective resident to move in.

Formerly, Rick worked for A Place for Mom where he served on the senior leadership team as the vice president of partner services. He has experience in portfolio management, corporate sales and marketing, and digital marketing. Rick received a Bachelor of Arts in business management and history from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Other management services leadership

Dan Kosmicki headshotDan Kosmicki joined LCS in 2015 and is senior vice president/ director of risk management.  Dan and the LCS risk management team work to create and maintain safe environments for the residents, employees, and guests of each community managed by LCS.  Dan is responsible for the oversight of safety and claim resolution efforts at LCS, as well as oversight of Hexagon, the company’s insurance captive.  Dan has nearly 30 years of insurance background experience, having served as a director of risk management, a controller, and a lead supervisor for several multi-national insurance group operations.  Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Dan also holds the designations of CFE, CLU, and CPCU from within insurance industry trade organizations.