CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Lifestyle, an industry-leading owner, operator and developer of senior living communities, announced today that Lisa A. Fordyce has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. As COO, Fordyce will be responsible for leading the overall operational business strategies and care initiatives for the company.
"As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, it's imperative to identify key personnel with forward-thinking leadership qualities that will continue to assure that Senior Lifestyle stays on the cutting edge of progress," said Bill Kaplan, Co-founder and Chairman of Senior Lifestyle. "Lisa has 25 years of experience in the senior housing industry and is one of the premier operations executives I've had the opportunity to work with."
"Lisa has been with Senior Lifestyle for nearly two years and during that time has proven herself with her comprehensive knowledge of the senior housing landscape and her impactful team-focused leadership style," said Jon DeLuca, President and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Lifestyle. "Ultimately, we're about providing best-in-class care and hospitality services for our residents. Lisa's passion, dedication, and resident-centric focus will help Senior Lifestyle continue that promise to our residents."
Prior to joining Senior Lifestyle, Lisa was a Vice President of Operations at Emeritus Senior Living where she led its Midwest Division of 14 states and more than 60 communities for nearly a decade. She began her career as a caregiver and nurse where she served in a variety of nursing positions in Assisted Living, Intermediate, and Skilled Nursing.
She is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), a member of the Ohio Assisted Living Association's Board of Trustees, and a past Chair and current member of the Assisted Living Federation of America Regional Executives Round Table.
"Serving seniors is not just a career for me, but truly a calling that I passionately embrace every day," said Fordyce. "I am incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next phase, ensuring Senior Lifestyle's tradition of excellence and industry innovation thrives."
About Senior Lifestyle Corporation:
Senior Lifestyle, founded in 1985, is a privately-held, owner-operator and developer of seniors housing communities. With a portfolio of more than 170 communities located throughout 27 states, Senior Lifestyle offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing for the luxury, moderate and affordable segments. Senior Lifestyle has been routinely recognized as a leader in the delivery of innovative programs and hospitality services for all levels of care. For more information, visit www.seniorlifestyle.com.
SOURCE Senior Lifestyle