Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
John P. Rijos is a founding operating partner of Chicago Pacific Founders, a boutique private equity firm that specializes in investments across the healthcare spectrum with offices in Chicago and San Francisco. John also serves as Chairman and CEO of CPF Living Communities. Prior, John spent 13 years as co-president and chief operating officer of Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., the largest senior living company in the United States. During his tenure, the company grew from 22 communities to approximately 650 communities in 36 states with more than 67,000 units and 46,000 associates who serve residents in independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and large-campus continuous care retirement communities.
Prior to Brookdale, John spent 16 years as president and chief operating officer of Lane Hospitality, which owns and operates more than 40 hotels and resorts. During that time, he spent three years as Chairman of ITT Sheraton’s Owners Association, and two years on the board of the International Association of Holiday Inns Owners. Before Lane, he served as president and chief operating officer of High Country Corporation, a Denver-based hotel development and management company.
During his distinguished career, John has served on numerous boards and advisory committees in senior living, hospitality, and universities. He is a member of the American Seniors Housing Association and currently serves as its’ chairman of the executive committee. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in hotel administration from Cornell University, graduating with distinction. He also has a Certified Hospitality Administrator designation. He has served a multi-year term on the Cornell University Council and is presently on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA), where he was a lecturer and executive in residence for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Grace Management, Inc. is proud to welcome our new president, Guy R. F. Geller to our stellar leadership team. Guy has extensive work experience within the Senior Housing realm and his talent will enhance and expand our GMI brand. Most recently, Guy held a position with Dinapoli Capital Partners, LLC (CA) as the Managing Director of Senior Housing. Under his leadership, Dinapoli secured 4 new acquisitions totaling over 500 units in California. Guy implemented various asset management protocols and processes as well as developed the respective business plans for success.
Prior to Dinapoli, Guy spent several years with Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (VA) as the Managing Director of Sunrise in the United Kingdom where he was responsible for all property level operations, Sunrise UK administrative and organizational functions and finance related functions for a 27 asset portfolio. Past experience includes Brookdale Senior Living (IL) as a Senior Director of Strategic Operations, Senior Investment Analyst at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company (IL) as well as positions with both LaSalle Investment Management Company (IL) and Senior Lifestyle Corporation/Horizon Bay (IL.)
Guy is a proud Cornell University Graduate and maintains affiliations with Alzheimer’s Association, Future Care Home Commission Group and the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK. Guy has been married to Christina for 15 years and they have one daughter named Naomi.
Jody Boedigheimer is responsible for all aspects of corporate administration and operations for Grace Management, Inc.’s age restricted apartment communities. She oversees human resources, payroll and benefits administration, management screening, insurance procurement, financial services and all legal matters. Jody coordinates all administrative functions during the development stages of new projects or when assuming management for existing properties. She facilitates corporate support service activities for field operations and acts as a liaison between Grace Management, Inc. and clients for administrative affairs. Jody has been with Grace Management, Inc. since 1988.
Patty joins the Grace Management, Inc. team with over 25 years of healthcare and senior living experience. Patty is widely known and respected within the industry for her dedicated commitment to top tier quality service, process improvement and building excellent relationships with Community associates, residents and family members of whom she serves. She has solid strategic planning skills along with the ability to develop efficient operating practices and procedures, create and implement best practices, identify and communicate benchmark expectations, and excels in developing servant leaders on her team. Patty has led cross functional teams through extensive growth periods with senior living developments, acquisitions, and mergers.
Prior to joining Grace, Patty was a Senior Vice President of Operations for Brookdale Senior Living with responsibilities for the operation and management of over 70 communities totaling over 4,700 units. Prior to Brookdale, Patty enjoyed serving in community and regional/national leadership roles with companies within the senior living industry including Marriott Senior Living, Sunrise Senior Living, Erickson Living, and Life Care Services. Patty is also a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Illinois.
Patty is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design/Consumer Education and her Master’s Degree in Human Resources/Adult Education. Patty and her husband Dan have recently relocated to Wisconsin. They have two children, Hope and Andrew, who are both married and living in the Chicago area. Traveling, participating in a variety of year-round outdoor activities, gardening, and spending time hosting their family and friends with weekend getaways to Wisconsin are at the top of Patty’s list of things she enjoys doing outside of work.
Kymm is a strategist backed with 20 years of progressive experience in building, training, and developing high performing sales and marketing teams within all senior housing product types. Her career began in skilled nursing, serving seniors and their families and consistently surpassing census and revenue expectations. Following that experience, Kymm joined Brookdale Senior Living where she remained for ten years, the bulk of which as a Senior Regional Sales and Marketing Director. Additional experience includes a Divisional Sales Leader role with Elderlife Financial Services, where she led a 102% increase in business development referrals. Most recently, Kymm was Director of Learning and Development with CSIG Holding Company, Inc. During her time with CSIG, Kymm developed, designed, and delivered a comprehensive sales training platform for the senior living business of the organization. Throughout her career, Kymm has empowered her teams to success with her servant leadership approach.
Kymm is a graduate of Luther College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. She is also a Michigan State Spartan, where she earned a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management and Development. Kymm and her wonderful husband Rob are blessed with two amazing children: Vanessa (15) and Daniel (12). They all enjoy music, the outdoors, travel adventures, family dinners, and their cats.
Stephanie oversees all financial operations including the preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements, oversight of staff accountants that process the property accounting (accounts payable/receivable and financial statements), creating and implementing cash controls and accounting policies & procedures that meet GAAP standards. She also provides direction to ensure that all properties have implemented these policies and procedures to Grace Management, Inc. standards.
Stephanie provides training and support of accounting staff, works with Regional Directors and Executive Directors to prepare annual property operating budgets to set financial goals and ensure adherence, as well as, assisting with year-end audits. Her strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), applicable tax codes and her years of experience in the industry add insight to a variety of special projects and analyses that she completes. Stephanie began her career with Grace Management, Inc in 1997.
Linda Wicklund is responsible for all aspects of human resources as well as payroll functions for both corporate and field operations. She is an experienced business manager with many years of payroll, accounting, and benefits administration experience, including 401(k), health, dental, life, disability, and worker’s compensation insurance. She coordinates with federal and state agencies regarding labor issues, labor reporting, EEOC compliance, and the like. Linda began her career with Grace Management, Inc. in 1994
Lori Edgerton provides corporate oversight and support for sales and marketing to all Grace Management, Inc., communities. Lori is a senior level sales and marketing executive with twenty years’ experience. Experience includes: new property development; community, regional and national level sales and marketing; media relations; graphic design and life enrichment. Our communities benefit from Lori’s expertise and guidance in developing and implementing specific strategic sales and marketing plans for startup communities and census challenged communities with consistent results in increased profitability. In addition, Lori has developed and implemented enrichment activity programs and provides support for Life Enrichment/Activity Programs in all of our assisted living and memory care communities. Lori began her career with Grace Management, Inc. in 2008.
Stephen will be part of Grace Management, Inc. (GMI) and Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF) Living team. His role will include assisting with new acquisitions and asset management activities. Stephen joins GMI with extensive acquisition and asset management Senior Housing experience. Prior to GMI Stephen worked at Capital Health Group, a Senior Housing Private Equity firm located in Baltimore, MD. During his time at Capital Health Group Stephen helped make capital investments in independent living, assisted living and memory care facilities through acquisitions and development. In addition, he assisted with asset management duties which included creating annual operating budgets and property level business plans. Stephen holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Miami University and a Master’s in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University. Stephen is an avid tennis player and enjoys visiting his family in Naples, FL on a regular basis.
Terri Garland joined the team in 2005. Ms. Garland has more than 25 years’ experience in providing administrative support and office management. She is an excellent support for home office and regional field associates. Ms. Garland’s exceptional organizational skills are critical for a smooth running professional organization.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Stacy joined Grace Management in June 2015. Prior, Stacy was an Executive Director with Waltonwood Senior Living (Singh Development) for over 2 years whereby she successfully opened and sustained a 166-unit retirement community located in Charlotte, NC.
Stacy was formally the Executive Vice President of Operations for Senior Living Communities (SLC) a Charlotte-based company for over 3 years. She was directly responsible for the operational oversight of the company’s 9 retirement communities across 5 states. She managed the regional home office team and ensured they were exceeding the expectations set forth by the CEO and CFO.
Prior to joining SLC, Stacy worked for another charlotte-based company, Resources for Senior Living (RSL) for 11 years. She began her work with RSL as a leasing director at the community level before being promoted to Senior Executive Director. She served in this capacity for 5 years before moving into a Regional Sales role. As a regional, Stacy provided sales support, training, business development and community relations to the communities within her region. Her job eventually expanded into a Regional Director of Operations position for North and South Carolina where she was responsible for the overall operations, regulatory compliance, customer and staff satisfaction for the company’s six communities.
Stacy is a licensed assisted living administrator in North and South Carolina as well as Florida. She serves as a North Carolina assisted living preceptor and is a nationally certified Activity Director. Stacy also works at Central Piedmont Community College as an instructor for the North Carolina Assisted Living Administrator course. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wright State University and also has several years’ experience in Dining Service and Hotel/Hospitality industries. Stacy has 8-year-old son Tyler and a 5-year-old daughter Avery.
Misty joined Grace Management, Inc. in January 2016. Misty has a wealth of experience including working for the Vintage Park portfolio for several years. She was the Executive Director of Vintage Park at Osawatomie for 3 years before her promotion landing her into a Regional Director of Operations for another 7 years.
Misty is a Registered Nurse (Kansas) and she has been working in the healthcare realm since 1993. Her past experience covers a wide spectrum including acute-care, long-term care and assisted living. Misty completed her Future Leaders of Long Term Care America in 2014 which is recognized by AHCA/NCAL. She is also very involved with the Kansas Center for Assisted Living serving on numerous committees and workgroups.
Misty is married to her beloved husband Steve for 3 years and she has two daughters Callie and Hunter. Grace Management welcomes Misty to the family and we feel very fortunate to have her expertise within our Regional team.
Betty joined our Grace Management, Inc. family in January 2016. Betty brings 23 years of assisted living experience including over 8 years within our newly added Vintage Park portfolio. Her experience with Vintage Park is extensive including serving as an Executive Director and a Regional Clinical Consultant. Earlier in her career, while she was managing another assisted living community, Betty enrolled into nursing school. For nearly two years, Betty was able to manage her community and attend nursing school full-time thus celebrating her 13th year as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Many of Betty’s achievements include Manager of the year, Kansas Center of Assisted Living’s Nurse of the Year, the Florence Nightingale Award and she proudly celebrates 39 consecutive deficiency-free state surveys spanning over 18 communities.
Betty is married to Mike and together they have raised three children. Grace Management, Inc. has found a golden nugget within Betty and we are very grateful to have her with our family.
Frances “Fran” Showa joined our Grace Management, Inc. (GMI) family in May 2016. Fran’s role is special due in part due to her past 30 years of Dining Services Excellence combined with Regional Director Responsibilities. Most recently, Fran served as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for St. Rose Dominican Hospitals based in Las Vegas, NV. Prior, Fran served as the Vice President of Dining Services with Senior Living Communities which is housed out of Charlotte, NC. Among other positions of notoriety, Fran worked with American Senior Communities and Morrison Senior Dining. Her education is extensive including an MBA, Dietetic Technician, and Associates of Arts in Dietetics, Dietary Service Supervisor Certification and a Professional Chef Certificate. Her combined dining experience along with her business expertise makes her a perfect fit for GMI. Fran resides in Henderson, NV which gives her excellent Regional Operations oversight of our nearby communities. She will also assist the GMI portfolio in a variety of dining services support including our GMI initiative of All Day Dining as well as restructuring some of our large dining offerings in various communities. Fran has been married to her husband Tony for 12 years and together, they are dog rescue advocates and currently they are caring for 3 lovely pooches.
Brian R. Storey is Regional Director of Operations at Grace Management, Inc. Brian joined GMI in 2015 following an 18-year career in the hospitality industry. His focus in senior living includes development and management of large senior living campuses, in addition to operations management of traditional Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities.
Brian builds strength and stability through operational process, contract management, preventative maintenance schedules, long term budgeting strategy and quality development. Brian understands the structure and process necessary to combine peace of mind with industry leading wellness and hospitality services.
Previously, Brian designed, owned, operated and managed varied concepts in the hospitality industry from ground up restaurant startups to expansions of multi-unit groups and from intimate fine dining to leading the country’s largest private recreational cooking school. Notably, Brian was 2006 Best Restaurant Chicago nominee Chicago Magazine and as owner of The Bistro Farm, Brian founded one of the nation’s largest chef-driven organic farms.
Brian is a graduate of the Kendall College School of Hospitality Business Management and believes in the fusion of hospitality and senior living. Residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brian enjoys being outdoors, aviation, vintage farm equipment and growing heirloom garlic.
Dana Sargent, LPN, joins our Grace Management, Inc. regional team with a host of knowledge and experience within the Senior Housing realm. Most recently, Dana served as an Executive Director for an Amelia Island, FL community known as Osprey Village. This community catered to over 200 residents residing in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Cottage Living, Extended Congregate Care and Home Health Care. During her tenure at Osprey Village, she assembled a strong leadership team providing stellar care and service to her residents and members. The parent company, Senior Living Communities, LLC recognized both Dana and her community several times by bestowing annual awards including “Supernova Community of the Year (2016)” and “Executive Director of the Year (2012/2014).” Prior to Senior Living Communities, LLC, Dana was the Residential Director for 5 different programs servicing adults with developmental disabilities in the Jacksonville, FL area. Her experience also extends into a nursing facilities providing direct patient care and supervision. Dana is an LPN and is a graduate of Jackson Community College. She is also nationally recognized by the NCCDP as a Certified Dementia Practioner/Trainer as well as an American Red Cross CPR/FA Instructor. She holds a Florida certification as a Health Care Administrator and is now serving on the Amelia Island Chamber of Commerce as a Board Member. Dana has married to her husband Chris for 13 years and they have a wonderful son, Ryker who will soon turn 7. Grace Management, Inc. is very fortunate to have Dana in our ranks as she enhances the Regional Team greatly with her sincerity, dedication and compassion.
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Grace Management, Inc. (GMI) welcomes Cathy into our senior housing management family as a Regional Sales Director for the East Division communities. Cathy’s promotion is due to her highly successful role as Director of Sales for The Highlands Retirement Community located in Topsham, Maine. Prior to enhancing our sales team at The Highlands, Cathy held similar roles at The Heritage of Green Hills (Reading, PA,) The Hill at Whitmarsh (Lafayette Hill, PA) and Freedom Village (Bradenton, FL.) Prior to her achieved excellence in senior housing, Cathy served the non-profit industry as a consultant for Third Age (Exton, PA) which also served seniors in a variety of capacities. She also worked with the Leading Age (Washington, DC) in their Accreditation Program. Cathy holds a BA in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire as well as an MA in Human Resources Development. Cathy enjoys biking, reading and travel.
Grace Management, Inc. welcome Sue Baldwin to her role as Regional Director of Operations. Sue has been with our Vintage Park community at Baldwin City, KS since 2000 and she is eager to embark on this next step in her career. She will continue her involvement in Kansas by overseeing several of our Vintage Park communities. During her tenure as Executive Director, Sue has accumulated many awards and recognitions including National/State Assisted Living Administrator of the Year, Business of the Year and 10 consecutive years of deficiency-free surveys. Professional memberships include Douglas County Senior Services Board Member and Baldwin High School Health and Human Services, Advisory Board Member. Sue has always cared about helping folks having begun her career as an owner and operator of Browns Daycare Center located in Baldwin City as well. Sue and her husband Bruce have been happily married for 42 years and they share that happiness with their three children and their 5 grandchildren. Spending time with her family is always a priority and she also enjoys traveling and interior decorating.