Senior Living Certification Commission Announces 76 New Certified Directors of Assisted Living

Senior Living Certification Commission Announces 76 New Certified Directors of Assisted Living

The new CDALs join the inaugural class of senior living professionals announced in February 2017

Alexandria, Va. – July 31, 2017 – The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced a new class of 76 senior living professionals who have earned its Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential. Along with the inaugural class of CDALs announced last February, there are now 333 professionals who have received the 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. Certification demonstrates attainment of consistent, relevant, measurable and industry-recognized standards of practice in the assisted living executive director role.

“The commitment demonstrated by these individuals to achieve this high standard industry credential makes a powerful statement about their drive for professional growth and their increasing abilities to provide the most capable leadership within the industry,” said Tim Buchanan, SLCC chairman and Legend Senior Living chief executive officer. “I applaud all of our professionals who have earned the Certified Director of Assisted Living credential and also encourage other eligible assisted living professionals to apply for the opportunity to earn this credential.”

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.

Successful completion of the CDAL exam is one of the requirements for attaining certification through the SLCC. Registration is now open for the testing period taking place this fall from September 15-December 15. November 1 marks the registration deadline.

To date, candidates employed by 60 senior living provider companies have participated in the CDAL program; 22 companies participated in the most recent testing window, including: Atria Senior Living, Autumn Leaves, Belmont Village Senior Living, Benchmark Senior Living, Brandywine Living, Bridgestone Living, Brightview Senior Living, Brookdale, Civitas Senior Living, Danbury Senior Living, Elmcroft Senior Living, Five Star Senior Living, Harbor Retirement Associates, Juniper Communities, Legend Senior Living, Maxwell Group, Merrill Gardens, New Perspective Senior Living, Silverado, The Arbor Company, Thrive Senior Living, and Westmont Living.

“The Certified Director of Assisted Living program raises the bar across the industry, allowing leaders the opportunity to earn a credential that recognizes their experience, competence, and professionalism in the executive director role,” said Loren Shook, Argentum Board of Directors chairman and Silverado chief executive officer. “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 quality of life possible.”

76 Professionals Earn Prominent CDAL Credential

 

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Jerrod Ayers, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
Christopher Barstein, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
Eileen Bennett, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
Kelly Bojorquez, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Angela Bowden, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Donald Breneman, CDALVP of Risk Management & Business OperationsJuniper Communities
Machella Brooks, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Gary Brown, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Zachary Butcher, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Douglas Buttner, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
Barbara Camillo, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
Darryl Clemmer, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
Mary Cole, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Charles Crush, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
Dorothy Cryan, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
Kristen Dalrick, CDALExecutive DirectorHarbor Retirement Associates
Steve De Jesus, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
Heather DeVore, CDALExecutive DirectorNew Perspective Senior Living
Larry Dix, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
Monique Dixon, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Patrick Duffy, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Paula Felton-Werner, CDALRegional Operations SpecialistBelmont Village Senior Living
Linda Fischer, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
Jennifer Forbes, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Royce Gilder, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
Toni Gozzo, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
Lanny Harvey, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Donna Hester, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
Melissa Hingher, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
Michael Hoots, CDALVP of Facility ServicesMaxwell Group
Colleen Howard, CDALExecutive DirectorDanbury Senior Living
Robert Ingram, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
Elizabeth Irrizarry, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
Lynn Irvine, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Tommy Jackson, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Amie James, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Brenda Jarmer, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Kevin Johnson, CDALExecutive DirectorNew Perspective Senior Living
Tracy Johnson, CDALExecutive DirectorThe Arbor Company
Desiree Krajnyak-Baker, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
Jennifer LaCroix, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
Bobby Lane, CDALVP of WellnessCivitas Senior Living
Rodney Lege, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Andrew Levin, CDALSr. Executive DirectorAtria Senior Living
Lisa Lewis, CDALExecutive DirectorAtria Senior Living
Ashley Lodi, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Jennifer Marcus, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
John Maroon, CDALExecutive DirectorAutumn Leaves
Patti McFann, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Kellie McHugh, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
Shawna Mellott, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
Holly Minnis, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
Maureen Mochon Chippas, CDALExecutive DirectorBelmont Village Senior Living
Kenneth Morrison, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Dana Nix, CDALAdministratorSilverado
Bonnie Pollard-Johnson, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
Mary Posse, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
Michael Reed, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
Sara Reyst, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Beth Richardson, CDALExecutive DirectorThe Arbor Company
Angela Roher, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Steve Rovner, CDALExecutive DirectorBrightview Senior Living
John Schaum, CDALExecutive DirectorThe Arbor Company
Nancye Snyder, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living
David Souza, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Tammy Speece, CDALExecutive DirectorElmcroft Senior Living
Kristen St. Jean, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
Jennifer Stratton, CDALExecutive DirectorThrive Senior Living
Don Tawney, CDALVP of OperationsCivitas Senior Living
Kelly Thomas, CDALExecutive DirectorLegend Senior Living
Lucy Townsend, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Jeremy Walker, CDALExecutive DirectorBrookdale
Sandra West, CDALExecutive DirectorBenchmark Senior Living
Elizabeth Whittington, CDALGeneral ManagerMerrill Gardens
Ken Williams, CDALExecutive DirectorFive Star Senior Living
Amy Willner, CDALExecutive DirectorBrandywine Living