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Senior Lifestyle Announces New Operations Leadership Team

CHICAGO–Senior Lifestyle, an industry-leading owner, operator and developer of senior living communities, has announced key appointments to lead its re-aligned operations and asset management team. Justin Robins and Jim Pusateri have been named EVPs and Co-Chief Operating Officers, and Paula Adams will serve as Chief Clinical Officer. The team will focus on establishing and strengthening business partner alignment, optimizing performance, and fostering strategic growth.

Their experience spans every area of senior living, combining expertise in business operations and clinical services. During Justin Robins’ 21 years with Senior Lifestyle he has added significant value in every role while building solid team member, investor and partner relationships.  Jim Pusateri, a veteran senior living executive brings 26 years of leadership in management, sales, marketing, recruitment and training. Paula Adams, a Registered Nurse with 25 years’ experience in health care management, has led Senior Lifestyle’s clinical and compliance teams, sharpening the company’s focus on ancillary services including home health, pharmacy, and hospice care.

“Our top priority has always been the well-being of our residents and their families. Our new team will strengthen Senior Lifestyle’s position in the industry as a great place to work, with great places to live,” said Bill Kaplan, the company’s Founder and Chairman.  “With our new leadership in place, our teams will re-dedicate themselves to our service culture. Our company is better poised for success today than at any time in our 32 year operating history,” said Jon DeLuca, Senior Lifestyle’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

As part of the re-alignment, Hollie Kemp, the creator of Senior Lifestyle’s award-winning Embrace program for memory care, has been named Vice President of Resident Experience.  Amaka Aniefuna joins Senior Lifestyle as Vice President of Operations.