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

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

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KELLY ADAMS, CDALExecutive DirectorChelsea Senior Living
AARON ALEXANDER, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
JENNIFER ALLEN, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
SCOTT AMBROSE, CDALExecutive DirectorMBK Senior Living
WILSON ANHAR, CDALExecutive DirectorThe Arbor Company
CATHERINE ARMSTRONG, CDALArea DirectorBrookdale
JAMES ARP, CDALExecutive DirectorBelmont Village Senior Living, Westwood
DIANE ATKINSON, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
PATRICIA BAIRD, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
CHRISTOPHER BAKER, CDALExecutive DirectorCivitas Senior Living
PHILL BARKLOW, CDALRegional Vice President – Southern CaliforniaAtria Senior Living
SUZANNE BARON, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
DEBRA BARTH, CDALArea Director of Business PerformanceNew Perspective Senior Living
TIMOTHY BATTON, CDALExecutive DirectorIntegral Senior Living
MITCHELL BEAM, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
BRIAN BEAUSOLEIL, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
MARLA BECKER, CDALExecutive DirectorEra Living
LINDA BERENS, CDALExecutive DirectorAlta Vita Senior Residences
CORINE BERNARD, CDALExecutive DirectorVilla Siena
ROCCO BERTINI, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
TIM BOISSEAU, CDALAdministratorSilverado
THERESA BOLLEA, CDALExecutive DirectorHeritage Woods
LENNIE BOOP, CDALSr. Executive DirectorBrookdale
MELISSA BOYLE, CDALExecutive DirectorHearth Management
MARGARET BREDA, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
GREGORY BROWN, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
JEANNE BRUNI, CDALExecutive DirectorMBK Senior Living
BRAD BUSCHOW, RN, BA, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
MITZY N. CAMPBELL, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
JOANNE CARLIN, MSN, RN, NHA, CPHRM, CDALVP, Clinical ServicesWillis Towers Watson
SANDRA CARLMARK, CDALExecutive DirectorHearth Management
JENNIFER CASPER-BOURGEOIS, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
MONICA CASTILLO, CDALExecutive DirectorMBK Senior Living
HEIDI CHARETTE, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
JENA CHRISTENBURY, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
BONNIE CHRISTIE, CDALExecutive DirectorMBK Senior Living
ERICA COHEN, CDALExecutive DirectorHarbor Retirement Associates
DAVID COMPTON, CDALExecutive DirectorHHHunt Senior Living
RUSS CONRAD, CDALRegional Director of OperationsSenior Lifestyle
JENNIFER COONS, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
DOUGLAS CORMACK, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
NOELINE CRANSTON, RN, CDALSr. Executive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
MARGUERITE CROCKEM, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
PATRICIA CRONISTER, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
CHRISTOPHER JAMES CULMORE, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
LISA CZOLOWSKI, CDALCEOHover Retirement Communities
CARLA DAVIS, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
SEAN DAVIS, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
JOHN DAYOCK, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
ANNE DEMINICO, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
CHRISTINA DITMAN, CDALExecutive DirectorCountry Meadows Senior Living
ERIN DOMIAN, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
CHRISTINE DOYLE, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
PATRICIA DOYLE, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
LESA DURYEA, CDALResidence DirectorLegend Senior Living
KAREN E. CASE, RN, NHA, CDALExecutive DirectorCedarbrook Senior Living
ANDY EICK, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
BRANDON ERICKSON, CDALExecutive DirectorCivitas Senior Living
CHRISTOPHER ETHERINGTON, CDALRegional Director of OperationsMBK Senior Living
ALAN FAIRBANKS, CDALExecutive Vice President of OperationsBickford Senior Living
KIM FANNING, RN, MS, CDALExecutive DirectorProvision Living
ERIC FENNELL, CDALExecutive DirectorBloom Senior Living
JESSICA FERRARO-LATIMER, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
JASON FISHER, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
BRADLEE FOERSCHNER, CDALExecutive DirectorBelmont Village Senior Living
CHRISTINA FOLEY, CDALManager of EducationMass-ALA
DOUGLAS FOUCHE, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
MICHAEL FOUNTAIN, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
KATHY FRANKE, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
JANET FRANZ, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
BRANDIE FRENCH, LNHA, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
CINDY FRICK, CDALExecutive DirectorMBK Senior Living
DAIZEL GASPERIAN, MBA, CDALRegional VP of OperationsSilverado
JACQUELYN GAULIN, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
LEONARD GIBSON, CDALExecutive DirectorHarbor Retirement Associates
RACHEL GIFFHORN, CDALExecutive DirectorIntegral Senior Living
AMANDA GILL, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
CHRISTOPHER GILLIES, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
CHRISTOPHER GOLEN, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
MARIE GURNIK, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
UGUR GURSU, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
SHANNON GUTIERREZ, CDALRegional Vice President of Community OperationsSilverado
ERIN GUTSMIEDL, CDALAdministratorSilverado
TRICIA HAFFNER-HODGE, CDALOperations SpecialistFive Star Senior Living
SANDY HALL, CDALRegional Director of OperationsBlue Harbor Senior Living
JEANNE P. HANSENExecutive DirectorBelmont Village Senior Living
KELLY HARMS, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
SARAH JANE HARNESS, CDALExecutive DirectorBelmont Village Senior Living
AMY HARR, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
SAMMY HASSAN, CDALAdministratorSilverado
SUSAN HAWS, CDALResidence DirectorLegend Senior Living
SUSAN HAYNES, CDALExecutive DirectorThe Arbor Company
MICHELE HELFFRICH, CDALExecutive DirectorBelmont Village Senior Living
ROBIN HELZERMAN, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
DONNA HERMANN, CDALExecutive DirectorBelmont Village Senior Living
CHRISTINA HESS, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
JOHN HIGGINS, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
LAUREN BROOKE HLAVINKA, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
ANNE HOEFFERLE, CDALExecutive DirectorHearth Management
ANNETTE HOEKSEMA, CDALExecutive DirectorPathway Senior Living
MICHAEL HOFFMAN, CDALExecutive DirectorSagora Senior Living
PAMELA HOLCOMB, RN, CDALExecutive DirectorCivitas Senior Living
ARLENE HSU, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
ANNA HUGHES-PAPICH, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
LISA HUNT, CDALSr. Executive DirectorIntegral Senior Living
ANDREA HUNTER, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
LOUIS IANNUCCILLI, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
RANDY JACKSON, CDALArea DirectorHHHunt Senior Living
CHERYL JASKIEWICZ, CDALChief Operating OfficerPinnacle Senior Living
KATHLEEN JOHANNSEN, CDALSr. Executive DirectorAtria Senior Living
ROBERT JOHNS, CDALExecutive DirectorAmerican House Senior Living
BETHANY JOHNSON, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
KYLE JONES, CDALRegional Director of OperationsAffinity Living Group
HEATHER JUNTA, CDP, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
MARTY KATZ, CDALExecutive DirectorAllegro
BARB KELLY, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
DAWN KEMPF, CDALVice PresidentThe Garlands of Barrington
KELLY KIGGINS, CDALExecutive DirectorHearth Management
DAVE KLOSTER, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
JANIS KNORR, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
JENNIFER KORNMANN, CDALExecutive DirectorIntegral Senior Living
SANDRA KORZENIEWSKI, CDALVP of Quality Assurance & Regulatory ComplianceAffinity Living Group
LYNDA KRILL, CDALSr. General ManagerMerrill Gardens
MEREDITH KUHN, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
JENNIFER KUZMECH, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
JAMIE LANCASTER, CDALExecutive DirectorLCS
BARRY LANDRETH, CDALExecutive DirectorSenior Lifestyle Corp.
JACKLYNE LARKINS, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
SAMANTHA LAWRENCE, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
CHRISTINA LEE, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
LAURA LEWIS, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
TAMMY LILLY, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
MARGARET LONGSTRETH, CDALArea Director East Coast Florida, Executive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
OSCAR LUNA, CDALExecutive Director12 Oaks Senior Living
ALBERTO MALDONADO, CDALExecutive DirectorMBK Senior Living
ALISON MANASSO, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
KARA MARINKO, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
MARIA MARTIN, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
SHAUN MASTROIANNI, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
BILL MCGINLEY, CNHA, CAS, CALA, CDAL, FACHCAExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
NANETTE M. MEELER, CDP, CDALRegional Director of OperationsLegend Senior Living
MARY MELL, CDALExecutive DirectorKensington Senior Living
ROBERT MEMMOLO, MBA, NHA, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
ALTON MENDLESON, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
MARIE MILANO, LNHA, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
TARA MILLER, CDALExecutive DirectorMBK Senior Living
MARGARET MINICHINI, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
MARK MIRON, CDALExecutive DirectorAmerican House Senior Living
LANA MISHEY, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
KADINE MITCHELL, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
PAULA MOORE, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
BRITTANY MOREAU, CDALRegional Director of OperationsElmcroft Senior Living
REGINA MOSCHIK, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
DOUGLAS MURPHY, CDALSenior Executive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
MARIA NADELSTUMPH, CDALVP of Organizational Development & Program ExcellenceBrandywine Living
CINDY NAVARRO-REID, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
KENDAL NELSON, CDALCorporate Director of Special ProjectsSagora Senior Living
MICHELLE NEUMANN, CDALAdministratorSilverado
STEPHEN NICHOLS, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
STARR NOLES, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
KAREN NORDBY, CDALExecutive DirectorEra Living
ERIC NUCKLES, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
CAITLIN O’DONOVAN, CDALExecutive DirectorBelmont Village Senior Living
CHRISTINE OGDEN, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
JACOB OSAER, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
RACHELLE PARK, CDALExecutive DirectorBelmont Village Senior Living
JULIA PAIMA, CDALSr. Executive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
SUSAN M. PARKER, CDALExecutive DirectorCountry Meadows Senior Living
SHEENA PARTON, CDALExecutive DirectorLCS
LUANN PAUL, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
KEITH PAYNE, CDALExecutive DirectorBelmont Village Senior Living
RICHARD PEDERSEN, CDALExecutive DirectorEnlivant
ELIZABETH PETERS, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
JAN PETERSON, CDALSr. Executive DirectorAtria Senior Living
TOD PETTY, CDALPresidentThrive Senior Living
SUSAN PHILLIPS, RN, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
CHARLES PLACEK, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
PHILIP POTTS, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
LAURA PRINTY, CDALSr. AdministratorSilverado
DAVID PRUETT, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
TODD RAYMOND, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
BRYAN REAMER-YU, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
VICTORIA REDDY, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
MELISSA REPKOE, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
SHARON REYNOLDS, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
JESSICA RICHARDSON, RN, BSN, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
KRISTY RITCH, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
MARGARET ROBERSON, CDALResidence DirectorLegend Senior Living
ROSALIND A. ROBERTSExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
SHANA ROBERTSON, CDALExecutive DirectorIntegral Senior Living
JOSHUA ROCHESTER, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
JUNE ROSE, CDALResidence DirectorLegend Senior Living
MISCHELE RUEHL, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
JANICE RYALLS, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
THERESA RYHAL, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
MELISSA RYLAND, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
ERIN SAKMAR, CDALExecutive DirectorAmerican House Senior Living
MARIAN SANCHEZ, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
STEPHEN SANFORD, CDALExecutive DirectorAllegro
PHILIP SCHLOTTER, CDALExecutive DirectorEnlivant
SARAH SEARLES, LNHA, MBA, CDP, CDALExecutive DirectorSenior Lifestyle Corp.
DAVID SEWARD, CDALRegional Director of OperationsFive Star Senior Living
DEANNA SHAFFER, CDALResidence DirectorLegend Senior Living
BRIDGET SHARP, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
MICHELLE SHEPARD, CDALResidence DirectorLegend Senior Living
AUDIE SHERBERG, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
DAVID SHYMKIW, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
LINDA SILVEIRA, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
CALLIE SIMMONS, ALA, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
MELINDA SKIRVIN, CDALRegional Director of OperationsFive Star Senior Living
NIC SNYDER, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
KRISTA SOLOMON, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
NICOLE SOUTHEY, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
BRIAN STENSLER, CDALQuality Enhancement DirectorAtria Senior Living
MATTHEW STEVENSON, CDALRegional Operations SpecialistBelmont Village Senior Living
SUSAN M. STRUTNER, LNHA, CDAL, CDP, CADDCTExecutive DirectorAccess Senior Transitions LLC
SHERRY SULLIVAN, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
KATHERINE TAYLOR, CDALCampus Executive DirectorCapri Communities
KATHERINE TAZAWA, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
STEPHANIE TEMPLETON, CDALExecutive DirectorIntegral Senior Living
LORI TERHAAR, CDALExecutive DirectorNew Perspective Senior Living
LYNN A. THAXTON, RN, NHA, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
GWEN THIBAULT, CDALDivisional Vice PresidentLegend Senior Living
TOMMY THOMAS, CDALVP of OperationsCivitas Senior Living
LINN THOME’, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
CHRISTINE THOMPSON, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
SHELLEY THOMPSON, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
PETER TOUBORG, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
JENNIFER TUCKER, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale Charlotte East
LEE ANN TYBURSKI, RN, MSN, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
GARY TYSON, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
MARGARIDA VELARDO, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
SUZANNE VENEMA, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
JODI VENTO, CDALArea DirectorBrookdale
JOHN WALCZAK, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
REBECCA WALLER, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
RODNEY WASHBURN, CDALExecutive DirectorMBK Senior Living
KRISTINA WATANABE HYLTON, MHA, CDALExecutive DirectorIntegral Senior Living
CAROLINE WELDON, MBA, MHA, CDALExecutive DirectorThe Arbor Company
CHINA WEST, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
MIKE WEST, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
SHARON WILD, CDALExecutive DirectorSagora Senior Living
SHARON WILL, CDALResidence DirectorLegend Senior Living
KIMBERLY WILLIAMS, CDALExecutive DirectorAllegro
REBECCA WILLIAMS, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
LINDSAY WILLIS, RN, BSN, CDALExecutive Director
DONNA WINEGAR, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
PAULA WITHERS, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
BARBARA WOODWARD-BOONSTRA, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
KENDRA WORDS, LNHA, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
VERONICA YESTRUMSKAS, CDALExecutive DirectorHarbor Retirement Associates
JENNIFER ZACHAREK, CDALExecutive DirectorHearth Management
HEATHER ZEISS, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
ZACHARY ZERBONIA, DPT, MBA, CDALSenior Regional Vice President, SoutheastBrookdale
MICHAEL ZYWICKI, CDALAdministratorSilverado