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.
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.
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.
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.
Lura Engel, LPN, is a Divisional VP of Operations
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.
Jayne Glaza, Division VP 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 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.
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.
Carey Rhoades, RN, National Quality Assurance and Control Director
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.
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.
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.