SLCC Announces Inaugural Class of Certified Directors of Senior Living (CDAL)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced a list of 254 senior living professionals who have earned its Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential.

The SLCC’s CDAL program was developed by practicing subject matter experts in senior living, and is based on the unique knowledge and skills required by the executive director, as identified through an extensive job analysis. Utilizing standards for best practice in the certification field, this voluntary certification program takes existing state licensing requirements to the next level. Certification demonstrates attainment of consistent, relevant, measurable and industry-recognized standards of practice in the assisted living executive director role.

The CDAL examination provides a mechanism to measure judgment, application of knowledge, and problem-solving abilities. It is comprised of questions in the following knowledge domains: Principles and Philosophy of Assisted Living; Resident Care and Services; Customer Experience; Leadership; Operations Management; Regulatory Compliance; Sales and Marketing; and Financial Management.

“I congratulate each of our professionals that have earned the Certified Director of Assisted Living credential,” said SLCC Chairman and Legend Senior Living CEO Tim Buchanan. “I also want to encourage other qualified professionals to apply for the opportunity to earn this credential. The commitment to sit for certification demonstrates not only a personal drive for growth, but also a desire to elevate the standards of the industry.”

Applications for the CDAL certification and registration for the spring testing period for the certification examination are now open. Successful completion of the exam is one of the requirements for attaining certification through the SLCC. April 15 marks the registration deadline for the testing period taking place this spring from March 1 – May 31.

“The new Certified Director of Assisted Living program gives leaders access to a high-standard credential which recognizes their experience, competency and professionalism, strengthening our industry’s dedication to providing quality of life to those we serve,” said Argentum Board of Directors Chairman and Silverado CEO Loren Shook. “It demonstrates to consumers and state regulators that the senior living industry is committed to rigorous, professional development and self-regulation in an effort to deliver the best of quality of life to our consumers.”

254 Professionals Earn Prominent CDAL Credential

NAME TITLE EMPLOYER
KELLY ADAMS, CDAL Executive Director Chelsea Senior Living
AARON ALEXANDER, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
JENNIFER ALLEN, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
SCOTT AMBROSE, CDAL Executive Director MBK Senior Living
WILSON ANHAR, CDAL Executive Director The Arbor Company
CATHERINE ARMSTRONG, CDAL Area Director Brookdale
JAMES ARP, CDAL Executive Director Belmont Village Senior Living, Westwood
DIANE ATKINSON, CDAL General Manager Merrill Gardens
PATRICIA BAIRD, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
CHRISTOPHER BAKER, CDAL Executive Director Civitas Senior Living
PHILL BARKLOW, CDAL Regional Vice President – Southern California Atria Senior Living
SUZANNE BARON, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
DEBRA BARTH, CDAL Area Director of Business Performance New Perspective Senior Living
TIMOTHY BATTON, CDAL Executive Director Integral Senior Living
MITCHELL BEAM, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
BRIAN BEAUSOLEIL, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
MARLA BECKER, CDAL Executive Director Era Living
LINDA BERENS, CDAL Executive Director Alta Vita Senior Residences
CORINE BERNARD, CDAL Executive Director Villa Siena
ROCCO BERTINI, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
TIM BOISSEAU, CDAL Administrator Silverado
THERESA BOLLEA, CDAL Executive Director Heritage Woods
LENNIE BOOP, CDAL Sr. Executive Director Brookdale
MELISSA BOYLE, CDAL Executive Director Hearth Management
MARGARET BREDA, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
GREGORY BROWN, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
JEANNE BRUNI, CDAL Executive Director MBK Senior Living
BRAD BUSCHOW, RN, BA, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
MITZY N. CAMPBELL, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
JOANNE CARLIN, MSN, RN, NHA, CPHRM, CDAL VP, Clinical Services Willis Towers Watson
SANDRA CARLMARK, CDAL Executive Director Hearth Management
JENNIFER CASPER-BOURGEOIS, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
MONICA CASTILLO, CDAL Executive Director MBK Senior Living
HEIDI CHARETTE, CDAL General Manager Merrill Gardens
JENA CHRISTENBURY, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
BONNIE CHRISTIE, CDAL Executive Director MBK Senior Living
ERICA COHEN, CDAL Executive Director Harbor Retirement Associates
DAVID COMPTON, CDAL Executive Director HHHunt Senior Living
RUSS CONRAD, CDAL Regional Director of Operations Senior Lifestyle
JENNIFER COONS, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
DOUGLAS CORMACK, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
NOELINE CRANSTON, RN, CDAL Sr. Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
MARGUERITE CROCKEM, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
PATRICIA CRONISTER, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
CHRISTOPHER JAMES CULMORE, CDAL General Manager Merrill Gardens
LISA CZOLOWSKI, CDAL CEO Hover Retirement Communities
CARLA DAVIS, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
SEAN DAVIS, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
JOHN DAYOCK, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
ANNE DEMINICO, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
CHRISTINA DITMAN, CDAL Executive Director Country Meadows Senior Living
ERIN DOMIAN, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
CHRISTINE DOYLE, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
PATRICIA DOYLE, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
LESA DURYEA, CDAL Residence Director Legend Senior Living
KAREN E. CASE, RN, NHA, CDAL Executive Director Cedarbrook Senior Living
ANDY EICK, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
BRANDON ERICKSON, CDAL Executive Director Civitas Senior Living
CHRISTOPHER ETHERINGTON, CDAL Regional Director of Operations MBK Senior Living
ALAN FAIRBANKS, CDAL Executive Vice President of Operations Bickford Senior Living
KIM FANNING, RN, MS, CDAL Executive Director Provision Living
ERIC FENNELL, CDAL Executive Director Bloom Senior Living
JESSICA FERRARO-LATIMER, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
JASON FISHER, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
BRADLEE FOERSCHNER, CDAL Executive Director Belmont Village Senior Living
CHRISTINA FOLEY, CDAL Manager of Education Mass-ALA
DOUGLAS FOUCHE, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
MICHAEL FOUNTAIN, CDAL General Manager Merrill Gardens
KATHY FRANKE, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
JANET FRANZ, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
BRANDIE FRENCH, LNHA, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
CINDY FRICK, CDAL Executive Director MBK Senior Living
DAIZEL GASPERIAN, MBA, CDAL Regional VP of Operations Silverado
JACQUELYN GAULIN, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
LEONARD GIBSON, CDAL Executive Director Harbor Retirement Associates
RACHEL GIFFHORN, CDAL Executive Director Integral Senior Living
AMANDA GILL, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
CHRISTOPHER GILLIES, CDAL Executive Director Brandywine Living
CHRISTOPHER GOLEN, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
MARIE GURNIK, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
UGUR GURSU, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
SHANNON GUTIERREZ, CDAL Regional Vice President of Community Operations Silverado
ERIN GUTSMIEDL, CDAL Administrator Silverado
TRICIA HAFFNER-HODGE, CDAL Operations Specialist Five Star Senior Living
SANDY HALL, CDAL Regional Director of Operations Blue Harbor Senior Living
JEANNE P. HANSEN Executive Director Belmont Village Senior Living
KELLY HARMS, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
SARAH JANE HARNESS, CDAL Executive Director Belmont Village Senior Living
AMY HARR, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
SAMMY HASSAN, CDAL Administrator Silverado
SUSAN HAWS, CDAL Residence Director Legend Senior Living
SUSAN HAYNES, CDAL Executive Director The Arbor Company
MICHELE HELFFRICH, CDAL Executive Director Belmont Village Senior Living
ROBIN HELZERMAN, CDAL Executive Director Brandywine Living
DONNA HERMANN, CDAL Executive Director Belmont Village Senior Living
CHRISTINA HESS, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
JOHN HIGGINS, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
LAUREN BROOKE HLAVINKA, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
ANNE HOEFFERLE, CDAL Executive Director Hearth Management
ANNETTE HOEKSEMA, CDAL Executive Director Pathway Senior Living
MICHAEL HOFFMAN, CDAL Executive Director Sagora Senior Living
PAMELA HOLCOMB, RN, CDAL Executive Director Civitas Senior Living
ARLENE HSU, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
ANNA HUGHES-PAPICH, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
LISA HUNT, CDAL Sr. Executive Director Integral Senior Living
ANDREA HUNTER, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
LOUIS IANNUCCILLI, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
RANDY JACKSON, CDAL Area Director HHHunt Senior Living
CHERYL JASKIEWICZ, CDAL Chief Operating Officer Pinnacle Senior Living
KATHLEEN JOHANNSEN, CDAL Sr. Executive Director Atria Senior Living
ROBERT JOHNS, CDAL Executive Director American House Senior Living
BETHANY JOHNSON, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
KYLE JONES, CDAL Regional Director of Operations Affinity Living Group
HEATHER JUNTA, CDP, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
MARTY KATZ, CDAL Executive Director Allegro
BARB KELLY, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
DAWN KEMPF, CDAL Vice President The Garlands of Barrington
KELLY KIGGINS, CDAL Executive Director Hearth Management
DAVE KLOSTER, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
JANIS KNORR, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
JENNIFER KORNMANN, CDAL Executive Director Integral Senior Living
SANDRA KORZENIEWSKI, CDAL VP of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Compliance Affinity Living Group
LYNDA KRILL, CDAL Sr. General Manager Merrill Gardens
MEREDITH KUHN, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
JENNIFER KUZMECH, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
JAMIE LANCASTER, CDAL Executive Director LCS
BARRY LANDRETH, CDAL Executive Director Senior Lifestyle Corp.
JACKLYNE LARKINS, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
SAMANTHA LAWRENCE, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
CHRISTINA LEE, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
LAURA LEWIS, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
TAMMY LILLY, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
MARGARET LONGSTRETH, CDAL Area Director East Coast Florida, Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
OSCAR LUNA, CDAL Executive Director 12 Oaks Senior Living
ALBERTO MALDONADO, CDAL Executive Director MBK Senior Living
ALISON MANASSO, CDAL Executive Director Brandywine Living
KARA MARINKO, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
MARIA MARTIN, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
SHAUN MASTROIANNI, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
BILL MCGINLEY, CNHA, CAS, CALA, CDAL, FACHCA Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
NANETTE M. MEELER, CDP, CDAL Regional Director of Operations Legend Senior Living
MARY MELL, CDAL Executive Director Kensington Senior Living
ROBERT MEMMOLO, MBA, NHA, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
ALTON MENDLESON, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
MARIE MILANO, LNHA, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
TARA MILLER, CDAL Executive Director MBK Senior Living
MARGARET MINICHINI, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
MARK MIRON, CDAL Executive Director American House Senior Living
LANA MISHEY, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
KADINE MITCHELL, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
PAULA MOORE, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
BRITTANY MOREAU, CDAL Regional Director of Operations Elmcroft Senior Living
REGINA MOSCHIK, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
DOUGLAS MURPHY, CDAL Senior Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
MARIA NADELSTUMPH, CDAL VP of Organizational Development & Program Excellence Brandywine Living
CINDY NAVARRO-REID, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
KENDAL NELSON, CDAL Corporate Director of Special Projects Sagora Senior Living
MICHELLE NEUMANN, CDAL Administrator Silverado
STEPHEN NICHOLS, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
STARR NOLES, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
KAREN NORDBY, CDAL Executive Director Era Living
ERIC NUCKLES, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
CAITLIN O’DONOVAN, CDAL Executive Director Belmont Village Senior Living
CHRISTINE OGDEN, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
JACOB OSAER, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
RACHELLE PARK, CDAL Executive Director Belmont Village Senior Living
JULIA PAIMA, CDAL Sr. Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
SUSAN M. PARKER, CDAL Executive Director Country Meadows Senior Living
SHEENA PARTON, CDAL Executive Director LCS
LUANN PAUL, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
KEITH PAYNE, CDAL Executive Director Belmont Village Senior Living
RICHARD PEDERSEN, CDAL Executive Director Enlivant
ELIZABETH PETERS, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
JAN PETERSON, CDAL Sr. Executive Director Atria Senior Living
TOD PETTY, CDAL President Thrive Senior Living
SUSAN PHILLIPS, RN, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
CHARLES PLACEK, CDAL Executive Director Brandywine Living
PHILIP POTTS, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
LAURA PRINTY, CDAL Sr. Administrator Silverado
DAVID PRUETT, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
TODD RAYMOND, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
BRYAN REAMER-YU, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
VICTORIA REDDY, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
MELISSA REPKOE, CDAL Executive Director Brandywine Living
SHARON REYNOLDS, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
JESSICA RICHARDSON, RN, BSN, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
KRISTY RITCH, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
MARGARET ROBERSON, CDAL Residence Director Legend Senior Living
ROSALIND A. ROBERTS Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
SHANA ROBERTSON, CDAL Executive Director Integral Senior Living
JOSHUA ROCHESTER, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
JUNE ROSE, CDAL Residence Director Legend Senior Living
MISCHELE RUEHL, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
JANICE RYALLS, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
THERESA RYHAL, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
MELISSA RYLAND, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
ERIN SAKMAR, CDAL Executive Director American House Senior Living
MARIAN SANCHEZ, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
STEPHEN SANFORD, CDAL Executive Director Allegro
PHILIP SCHLOTTER, CDAL Executive Director Enlivant
SARAH SEARLES, LNHA, MBA, CDP, CDAL Executive Director Senior Lifestyle Corp.
DAVID SEWARD, CDAL Regional Director of Operations Five Star Senior Living
DEANNA SHAFFER, CDAL Residence Director Legend Senior Living
BRIDGET SHARP, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
MICHELLE SHEPARD, CDAL Residence Director Legend Senior Living
AUDIE SHERBERG, CDAL General Manager Merrill Gardens
DAVID SHYMKIW, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
LINDA SILVEIRA, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
CALLIE SIMMONS, ALA, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
MELINDA SKIRVIN, CDAL Regional Director of Operations Five Star Senior Living
NIC SNYDER, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
KRISTA SOLOMON, CDAL General Manager Merrill Gardens
NICOLE SOUTHEY, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
BRIAN STENSLER, CDAL Quality Enhancement Director Atria Senior Living
MATTHEW STEVENSON, CDAL Regional Operations Specialist Belmont Village Senior Living
SUSAN M. STRUTNER, LNHA, CDAL, CDP, CADDCT Executive Director Access Senior Transitions LLC
SHERRY SULLIVAN, CDAL Executive Director Brandywine Living
KATHERINE TAYLOR, CDAL Campus Executive Director Capri Communities
KATHERINE TAZAWA, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
STEPHANIE TEMPLETON, CDAL Executive Director Integral Senior Living
LORI TERHAAR, CDAL Executive Director New Perspective Senior Living
LYNN A. THAXTON, RN, NHA, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
GWEN THIBAULT, CDAL Divisional Vice President Legend Senior Living
TOMMY THOMAS, CDAL VP of Operations Civitas Senior Living
LINN THOME’, CDAL General Manager Merrill Gardens
CHRISTINE THOMPSON, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
SHELLEY THOMPSON, CDAL General Manager Merrill Gardens
PETER TOUBORG, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
JENNIFER TUCKER, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale Charlotte East
LEE ANN TYBURSKI, RN, MSN, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
GARY TYSON, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
MARGARIDA VELARDO, CDAL Executive Director Atria Senior Living
SUZANNE VENEMA, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
JODI VENTO, CDAL Area Director Brookdale
JOHN WALCZAK, CDAL Executive Director Benchmark Senior Living
REBECCA WALLER, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
RODNEY WASHBURN, CDAL Executive Director MBK Senior Living
KRISTINA WATANABE HYLTON, MHA, CDAL Executive Director Integral Senior Living
CAROLINE WELDON, MBA, MHA, CDAL Executive Director The Arbor Company
CHINA WEST, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
MIKE WEST, CDAL Executive Director Brandywine Living
SHARON WILD, CDAL Executive Director Sagora Senior Living
SHARON WILL, CDAL Residence Director Legend Senior Living
KIMBERLY WILLIAMS, CDAL Executive Director Allegro
REBECCA WILLIAMS, CDAL Executive Director Elmcroft Senior Living
LINDSAY WILLIS, RN, BSN, CDAL Executive Director
DONNA WINEGAR, CDAL Executive Director Brandywine Living
PAULA WITHERS, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
BARBARA WOODWARD-BOONSTRA, CDAL Executive Director Brookdale
KENDRA WORDS, LNHA, CDAL Executive Director Five Star Senior Living
VERONICA YESTRUMSKAS, CDAL Executive Director Harbor Retirement Associates
JENNIFER ZACHAREK, CDAL Executive Director Hearth Management
HEATHER ZEISS, CDAL Executive Director Brightview Senior Living
ZACHARY ZERBONIA, DPT, MBA, CDAL Senior Regional Vice President, Southeast Brookdale
MICHAEL ZYWICKI, CDAL Administrator Silverado