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.
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.
Steph White, CPA
Stephanie is the Chief Financial Officer for Premier Senior Living. She is in charge of all financial, treasury, reporting and audit functions.
Steph is a CPA with over 25 years’ experience in accounting, most recently including 11 years in senior living. She oversees the financial accounting, the budgeting process, HR/MIS and directs the financial analysis and training for the company. She has broad experience in accounting process improvement, acquisition integration, department start-up and training in the senior living environment. Steph also directs and oversees the financial aspects of evaluating, financing and acquiring new properties including due diligence, forecasts and modeling, and valuation. After new communities are brought on board, she oversees and executes the integration of the accounting, technology, banking, and reporting of the new property.
Dawn Bare, Chief Marketing Officer
Dawn Bare is Premier Senior Living’s Chief Marketing Officer. She has over 12 years of experience in marketing senior housing and healthcare facilities.
Dawn’s main goal is to assist each of Premier’s communities in meeting and exceeding occupancy and revenue goals by developing and implementing effective sales and marketing campaigns as well as internal marketing and tracking systems.
Lura Engel, Divisional VP of Operations
Lura Engel, LPN, is a Divisional VP of Operation for Premier Senior Living.
Lura 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. Lura is a resource and bank of knowledge to our community administrators and directors.
Jennifer Martin, National Director of Dining, Purchasing, and Quality Assurance
Jennifer is the National Director of Dining, Purchasing and Quality Assurance for all Premier Senior Living communities. She is responsible for the planning, organizing, directing, and staffing of all Premier Dietary Departments, ensuring the quality of both food and service.
Ms. Martin oversees the preparation and serving of regular meals and therapeutic diets that reflect the likes and dislikes of Premier’s residents, as well as Health Department regulations. Ms. Martin works with staff in the development of food and nutrition goals and objectives which provide cost-effective services that meet established guidelines of nutrition and sanitation.
Kathleen Hooker, MBA
Kathleen Hooker is the 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.
Chris Mayer, Controller
Chris Mayer is the Controller for Premier Senior Living, LLC. He is responsible for managing the company’s accounting functions.
Chris is a CPA with over 10 years’ experience in managing company accounting functions that include revenue and expense analysis, monitoring accounts payable and accounts receivable, payroll, fixed assets, financial reporting and overseeing audits. He also coordinates financial activities between the corporate home office and community business office teams. Chris works closely with the CFO to ensure appropriate cash and asset management, and coordination of budgets. He is responsible for the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures. Chris is an asset as he contributes his book of knowledge to the continued growth of Premier Senior Living, LLC.
Carey Rhoades, RN, National Quality Assurance and Control Director
Carey Rhoades, RN is the Director of Quality Control and has over 10 years of experience as an Executive Director in assisted living and memory care as well as nursing homes.
Carey oversees all programs necessary to support company-wide consistent standards of quality health care and services and regulatory compliance. Ms. Rhoades implements initiatives with the Wellness Directors while maintaining a professional, supportive and positive working relationship with each designated community. She prioritizes the needs of each individual community and gives on-site support accordingly.
Previous to her role as Regional Director of Quality Control, Carey was the Executive Director for Premier’s Orchard Park Assisted Living in Bucyrus, OH. She serves on the Tri-Rivers advisory board of Nursing students in Marion, Ohio. Before working at Premier Senior Living, Carey worked at Heartland of Marion Skilled Nursing.
Jayne Glaza, Division VP of Operations
Jayne Glaza is a Divisional VP of Operations for Premier Senior Living.
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 for Premier Senior Living, LLC. 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.
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 Cataldo is a Divisional VP of Operations for Premier Senior Living.
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.
Prior to joining Premier Senior Living, LLC, Sara, severed 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.