Our Team

At Premier Senior Living we love what we do because our number one priority is the care of our residents, and it shows! We constantly strive to exceed our residents’ and their families’ expectations. Our Executive Team has over 100 years of combined experience in assisted living with expertise in the areas of Operations, Finance, and Dietary. Our involvement in the industry spans numerous Assisted Living / Memory Care organizations like the New York State Life Care Community Council, Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL), and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) just to name a few.

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Wayne Kaplan, Co-Founder and Managing Member

Wayne, a co-founder and managing member of Premier Senior Living, has over 30 years of extensive experience in seniors’ housing.

He has spent much of that time as Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Kapson Senior Quarters Corp. (later called Atria), an assisted living and memory care provider, which went from being a small privately held business to a public company subsequently bought out by a Wall Street investment bank and then taken private again.  Wayne was instrumental in building, operating, and swiftly growing the diversified Kapson business into a pioneering, tight niche, profitable entity with 15 locations, 1,000 employees, and an industry-wide reputation for quality and the creation of best practices.  At Premier Senior Living, Wayne focuses on the optimization of the day-to-day operations of the company to promote revenue, profitability, and growth.  As such, he oversees the company’s operations to ensure efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources.

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Wayne was appointed by the Governor of New York to the New York State Life Care (Continuing Care Retirement) Community Council, and currently sits on the Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL).  Wayne is also an Associate Member of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), sat on the board of the Argentum, and was a founding Board Member of both the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) and the New Jersey Assisted Living Association (NJALA).  Wayne was appointed to the New York State 1995 Governor’s Conference on Aging by the New York State Office for the Aging to develop New York State’s platform for the 1995 White House Conference on Aging.  He has also been appointed as a receiver by the N.Y.S. Supreme Court for an unaffiliated third party’s assisted living facility in a mortgage foreclosure action, and has been a featured speaker at international, national, regional and local senior housing forums, including the United Nations International Conference on Urban Senior Housing, The New York State Bar Association, the Assisted Living Federation of America, the National Association of Senior Living Industries, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association, the City Club of New York, the International Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (NACORE), on the WABC TV show in New York City entitled Seniors, on the WLIE Talk Radio show – “Seniors on the Move,” and as a panelist on a webinar – “Creating Growth through Value-Add and Repositioning Seniors Housing” sponsored by Senior Care Investor and Red Capital. In addition, Wayne has been featured in and written articles for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Newsday, the New York Law Journal, the New York Real Estate Journal, Provider Magazine, Assisted Living Today, Spectrum Magazine, and Multi-Housing News. Wayne received his law degree from the George Washington University School of Law and also received his undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Rhode Island.

Robert P. Borsody, Co-Founder and Managing Member

Bob Borsody is a co-founder and managing member of Premier Senior Living, with his business partner Wayne Kaplan.

Bob heads up the company’s financial and acquisition operations and directs the Finance Department in managing the financial operations of the company’s properties, including required reporting to lenders, investors, and debt guarantors (including HUD) to ensure adequate and timely payment of debt service, returns to investors and compliance with all covenants. Bob also sources and assesses additional acquisitions for the company. For the properties currently owned by Premier as well as those under consideration for acquisition, Bob supervises the preparation of all appropriate and necessary legal documents, identifies and negotiates appropriate terms and conditions with and concludes all necessary agreements with financing sources. Bob also heads up the due diligence review prior to any acquisition.

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Prior to co-founding Premier Senior Living, Bob was counsel to the firm Phillips Nizer, LLP in its New York City office. His specialty was health law. He started his legal career with the Wall Street law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell and founded the largest health law firm in the country in 1978, which was then named Epstein Becker Borsody and Green.Bob’s public service positions have included the New York State Council on Health Care Financing (N.Y.S. Assembly Speaker appointee) from 1978 to present; the New York Statewide Health Coordinating Council (N.Y.S. Governor appointee); member of the Advisory Panel on Regulation and Competition in the Health Care Industry to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Health and the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust.

He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of New York City, and has held memberships on the following boards: Board of Directors of the New York Business Group on Health (Chairman of the Board from 1984 to 1987); Board of Directors – Health Law Project, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (a federally funded national health law reform program); and the Board of Trustees of the Dominican Sisters Family Health Services, Inc.

Bob received his Law Degree from the University of Virginia Law School and also received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Gregg Calvert, Chief Operating Officer

Gregg has over 20 years of executive management and progressive advancement in the Senior Living and health care industry.

He brings a solid framework of strategically minded operational management. Gregg consults with the founders regarding operational and strategic initiatives and oversees all aspects of day-to-day operations. He provides exceptional executive leadership and business performance oversight within each of Premier’s communities. Gregg is dedicated and committed to enhancing the lives of those entrusted to Premier Senior Living.

Over many years as a Chief Executive Officer, Gregg is an accomplished expert in maximizing organizational outcomes, developing successful financial performance and implementing new and existing programs. Prior to joining Premier Senior Living, Gregg held executive roles with several large public and private senior housing organizations. As a COO, he assured operational growth organically as well as through acquisitions and new property development. Gregg has operated communities in over 20 different states which allows him to offer keen insight into regulatory and market differences as well as rely on his experience to review outcomes and identify pro-active, industry-leading solutions.

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Gregg is originally from the Pacific Northwest and attended Eastern Washington University where he obtained his BA in Health Care Administration. As he developed his career in Senior Living, he then attended the University of Idaho and was part of their Master’s in Public Administration program. Gregg is active in many state healthcare associations and is active with publications and speaking engagements.

Sheri Steele, Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Business Development

Sheri Steele is Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Business Development for Premier Senior Living.

Sheri is Premier Senior Living’s Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Business Development. She has over 29 years of progressive leadership in Senior Housing and an in-depth knowledge of successful implementation of Sales and Marketing systems, having authored several training programs. Sheri has a passion for coaching and mentoring teams while developing our future leaders in Senior Housing.

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She is versed in using KPIs with measurable metrics to guide communities into occupancy success, working in tandem with Operations and Clinical recourses.

Carol Krueger, National Director of Clinical and Compliance Services

Carol has extensive experience in skilled nursing and assisted living industry.

She was a consultant for many facilities throughout the country prior to joining Premier Senior Living. Her focus is on staff development, quality assurance, performance improvement, risk management policy development, compliance and standards of care.   

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She holds several certifications and has conducted extensive in-service education programs throughout the years on a variety of topics related to the health care industry.  In addition, she developed and was the co-author of a 5 volume series on Quality Management. 

Travis Shreffler, National Director of Dining and Purchasing

Travis served seniors the majority of his healthcare career in dining services.

He has operated multiple communities as an Executive Director and supported dining programs throughout the country. As a Regional Dining Director, he was helping other organizations to diversify their growth. While building strong relationships with well-recognized industry partners he gained extensive procurement knowledge and experience enabling him to use his hybrid background in his role as our National Director of Dining and Purchasing.  Currently, he supports the dining teams in our communities by focusing on a high-quality experience that recognizes the individual needs of each of our residents while striving to exceed resident expectations.

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He also supports our purchasing efforts leading the procurement department to build strategic partnerships with vendors that provide goods and services tailored to the vast needs of our residents and team members.  Senior hospitality is at his core.  While visiting communities you will often times see him engage with residents and families one minute before sharing his culinary knowledge with the dining teams the next. As he often says “it’s not what you eat but who you eat with that matters.”

Kathleen Hooker, MBA Director of Human Resources and Risk Management.

Kathleen  is responsible for managing all Human Resources activities and maintaining compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements.

Additionally, she is responsible for matters related to corporate and employee insurance.

Ms. Hooker is a licensed Assisted Living Administrator with over 25 years of experience in accounting, human resources, and marketing in the banking, advertising, publishing, and senior living industries providing a varied background of experience.

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Ms. Hooker graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and obtained her MBA from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.

Ken Kathan, Director of Finance

Ken is a progressive Financial Leader with 30 years of proven experience.

Successful, results-driven executive finance professional who has had success with both non-profit and for-profit organizations by focusing primarily on two main areas. First is to make sure the finance system and procedures are rock solid to allow for period closes within 2 days, and second to take the finance information and merge it with other organizational data to create meaningful metrics that the Executive team can use to chart progress on the organizations strategy and vision road maps.

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My experience and success with BCC over the course of 18 years was within 4 different corporate environments due to sale, acquisition, merger and separation to a standalone company. My tenure at Aquinas, and even more recently at Clarkson, required quick understanding and operational adaptation, gaining management’s trust and promptly adding value. At RIT Research, I worked with a number of startup ventures in their initial stages to get them off the ground and established.

Jayne Glaza, Divisional Vice President of Operations

Jayne is responsible for overseeing the 24-hour operations of nine of Premier’s locations.

She provides strategic direction, standardization of processes and operational management. She is responsible for coordinating and overseeing community operations including programming and administration. Jayne is a resource and bank of knowledge to our community administrators and directors.

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Prior to joining Premier, Jayne served two years as the Regional Director of Operations for First & Main Assisted Living and Memory Care. She also served four years as Senior Executive Director for multiple communities in the Flint and Lansing, Michigan areas. Jayne graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a B.S. in Mortuary Science.

Sara Cataldo, Divisional Vice President of Operations


Sara is responsible for overseeing the 24-hour operations of seven Premier Senior Living locations.

She provides strategic direction, standardization of processes and operational management for Premier Senior Living, LLC. She is responsible for coordinating and overseeing community operations including programming and administration. Sara is a resource and bank of knowledge to our community administrators and directors.

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Prior to joining Premier Senior Living, LLC, Sara, served as a New York Skilled Nursing Home Administrator.  She also served as a former Administrator/Executive Director in the Assisted Living arena Sara built a foundation of experience that provides her with a comprehensive understanding of finance, regulatory compliance, dementia care, marketing, and facility operations.

Sara holds a master’s in Mental Health & Counseling and a bachelor’s in psychology.