Daniel R. Baty
Chairman of the Board
Daniel R. Baty one of the founders of Emeritus, has served as a director since its inception in 1993 and became Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 1995. Mr. Baty also served as our Chief Executive Officer since the founding of Emeritus and upon completion of the Summerville acquisition in 2007, Mr. Baty has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Baty resigned as Co-Chief Executive Officer on January 13, 2011 but remains our Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Baty also served as the Chairman of the Board of Holiday Retirement Corporation from 1987 to 2007 and as its Chief Executive Officer from 1991 through September 1997. Since 1984, Mr. Baty has also served as Chairman of the Board of Columbia Pacific Group, Inc. and, since 1986, as Chairman of the Board of Columbia Pacific Management, Inc. Both of these companies are engaged in developing independent living facilities and providing consulting services for that market.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Granger Cobb has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2011 and as a director of Emeritus since September 2007. Mr. Cobb previously served as our President and Co-Chief Executive Officer since September 2007, when we completed our acquisition of Summerville. Mr. Cobb has 23 years of senior management experience in the senior residential, assisted living, and skilled nursing industries. Prior to joining Emeritus in 2007, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Summerville. Mr. Cobb joined Summerville in 1998 with its acquisition of Cobbco, Inc., a California-based assisted living company, which he founded in 1989. Mr. Cobb is active in several industry associations and has served on the boards of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC), and the political action committees for ALFA and the California Assisted Living Association (CALA).
Robert C. Bateman
Executive Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Rob Bateman joined Emeritus in December 2009. He has significant experience as a senior financial executive and has served as the Chief Financial Officer for companies in the healthcare, technology, and communications industries, including current and former NASDAQ-listed companies Fisher Communications, Inc., Applied Microsystems Corporation and NeoPath, Inc. Mr. Bateman began his career at Ernst & Young LLP in 1987. He holds both CPA and CMA certifications.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
James Christopher Hyatt has served as our Executive Vice President—Operations and Chief Operating Officer since April 1, 2010. Mr. Hyatt previously served as our Senior Vice President—Operations since July 2009. Mr. Hyatt joined Emeritus in 1998 and was a Regional and Divisional Director of Operations until promoted to Vice President—Operations for the Southeast Division in May 2007. Mr. Hyatt has an extensive multi-site senior housing management background in operations, sales and marketing and quality services, including experience in the retirement living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing industry sectors. Prior to joining Emeritus, Mr. Hyatt worked in the acute care industry for seven years and has a total of 22 years experience in the healthcare industry. Mr. Hyatt has also served and assisted in grass roots campaigns/committees with several state and local affiliations over the last decade.
Mark A. Finkelstein
Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Mark Finkelstein joined Emeritus in December 2011. He has significant experience as a senior executive and attorney. Prior to joining Emeritus, Mr. Finkelstein served as a strategy advisor for private investment management firms in the United States and Europe and as the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Novellus Capital Management, LLC, a specialized asset management firm. Prior to being appointed CEO at Novellus, he served as that firm’s chief operating officer. From 1986 to 2006, he practiced law with the Seattle law firm of Graham & Dunn P.C., where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, complex financing strategies, and other corporate transactions.
Budgie Amparo, RN, MSN
Executive Vice President - Quality Services
Budgie Amparo has served as our Executive Vice President—Quality Service and Risk Management since April 1, 2010. Mr. Amparo previously served as our Senior Vice President—Quality and Risk Management since joining Emeritus in September 2007, upon completion of the Summerville acquisition. Previously, Mr. Amparo served as Vice President of Quality and Risk Management for Summerville from 2002 until we completed the Summerville acquisition. Mr. Amparo is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in nursing, and has 22 years of combined healthcare experience in nursing education, acute care, skilled nursing, and assisted living. Prior to joining Summerville, Mr. Amparo worked for Kaiser Permanente where he opened Kaiser Permanente's first sub-acute skilled nursing facility in Northern CA in 2002. Mr. Amparo also spent 10 years with Mariner Post-Acute Network in a variety of positions including overseeing Quality Assurance, clinical operations and regulatory compliance for over 40 skilled nursing facilities in 11 states. Mr. Amparo is a member of the Clinical Executive Roundtable for ALFA and is a member of the organization's Operational Excellence Panel.
Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing
Jayne Sallerson has served as our Executive Vice President—Sales & Marketing since April 1, 2010. Ms. Sallerson previously served as our Senior Vice President—Marketing since September 2008. Ms. Sallerson joined Emeritus as Vice President of Marketing in September 2007, upon completion of the Summerville acquisition. Prior to joining Emeritus, Ms. Sallerson served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Summerville from 2003 to 2007 after having served as a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Summerville from 2000 to 2003. Ms. Sallerson has 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the healthcare and senior industry. Prior to working in the senior living industry, Ms. Sallerson worked in the skilled nursing, durable medical equipment and rehabilitation industries in various sales and marketing roles. Ms. Sallerson is a member of the Sales and Marketing Executive Roundtable for ALFA and is a member of the organization's Operational Excellence Panel.
Executive Vice President - Administration
Melanie Werdel has served as Executive Vice President—Administration since joining Emeritus in September 2007. Ms. Werdel previously served as Senior Vice President, Administration for Summerville Senior Living, Inc., overseeing corporate compliance, licensing standards and requirements and Summerville Senior Living, Inc.’s overall risk management and operational policies and procedures. Prior to joining Summerville Senior Living, Inc. in 1998, she served as the Vice President of Administration for Cobbco, Inc., a California-based assisted living and skilled nursing company. Ms. Werdel has over 14 years of long term care management experience and served as the immediate past Board Chair of the California Assisted Living Association.
Executive Vice President - Information Technology
Steve Tarr, Ph.D., has served as Executive Vice President – Information Technology since April 2013. He has extensive experience delivering business value by building and leading high performing teams in healthcare and technology companies. Prior to Emeritus, Dr. Tarr provided executive leadership developing technology enabled business strategies with a number of healthcare organizations in the U.S. These included such diverse settings as academic medicine, community hospitals, clinics, level 1 trauma centers, and integrated healthcare systems. In each case, significant improvements were made, ranging from electronic health records to the integration of clinical patient devices with information systems. Before entering healthcare in 2001, he served as the top information technology executive in two wireless communications companies. Dr. Tarr has also served on the Faculties at the University of Massachusetts and at Washington State University.
Senior Vice President—Operations
Christopher M. Belford has served as our Senior Vice President - Operations since January 2011 and, effective May 2012, assumed responsibility for operations of the Western US. Mr. Belford previously served as our Vice President of Operations - South Central Division since October 2003. Mr. Belford joined Emeritus in January 2001 as Regional Director of Operations for California and was promoted to Divisional Director of Operations for the Southwest Division in May 2001. Prior to joining Emeritus, Mr. Belford served as Vice President of Operations for Regent Assisted Living, Inc. from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Belford has over 21 years of experience in the senior housing industry with extensive experience in operations, nursing, assisted and independent living facilities. Mr. Belford is active with industry associations, including Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA).
Senior Vice President - Sales
John Cincotta has served as Senior Vice President—Sales since September 2008. Mr. Cincotta joined Emeritus in 1997 as National Director of New Developments and became the National Sales and Marketing Training Director in 1999. He was promoted to National Director of Sales and Marketing in 2000 and to Senior Vice President—Sales and Marketing in September 2007. Mr. Cincotta has 17 years experience in the healthcare industry, including 5 years in skilled nursing and 10 years in assisted living. Prior to joining Emeritus, Mr. Cincotta served as Divisional Sales and Marketing Director for Beverly Enterprises for the states of California and Washington and as the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hillhaven Corporation. Mr. Cincotta serves on the Sales and Marketing Executive roundtable for the Assisted Living Federation of America.
Senior Vice President - Compliance
Susan Coppola joined Emeritus in March of 2013. She brings with her a passion for senior care, having started her career as a registered nurse. She has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She began her career with a Boston-area hospital and then held various management positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ healthcare consulting practice, and Boston Regional Medical Center. She then served as the chief clinical executive for Harborside Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest providers of skilled nursing and rehabilitative services. Most recently, Sue served as the chief clinical officer and the chief compliance officer of Sun Healthcare Group, a healthcare services company with 28,000 employees in 46 states.
Senior Vice President - Operations and Ancillary Services
Chris Guay has served as our Senior Vice President - Ancillary Services since November 2010 and, effective May 2012, assumed responsibility for operations of the Eastern US. Previously he served as our Vice President of Operations - Northeast since May 2007. Mr. Guay joined Emeritus in 1998 and has extensive multi-site senior housing management experience in retirement living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing communities across the eastern United States. Prior to Emeritus, he worked in the Rehabilitation industry and has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Mr. Guay is active with industry associations, serving on several boards and committees of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (MASS ALFA) and the Florida Assisted Living Association (FALA) over the last decade.
Jim L. Hanson
Senior Vice President - Financial Services and Controller
Jim Hanson has served as Senior Vice President—Financial Services and Controller since September 2007. Mr. Hanson joined Emeritus in April 2000 and served as our Director of Financial Services. Prior to joining Emeritus, Mr. Hanson held various accounting, financial, and administrative positions spanning a 21 year career with Pepsico, Inc. He is currently responsible for the overall management of the Accounting department, treasury, and government reimbursement at Emeritus headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Hanson has 35 years’ experience in the financial services field. Prior to joining Emeritus, he worked as Controller for Pepsi-Cola of Alaska and held various management positions spanning a 21 year career with the Pepsico softdrink division in Seattle.
Senior Vice President - Corporate Development
Eric Mendelsohn has served as Senior Vice President—Corporate Development since September 2007. Mr. Mendelsohn joined Emeritus as Director of Real estate and Legal Affairs in February of 2006. He is currently responsible for the acquisition, development and financing of new and existing Emeritus buildings. Mr. Mendelsohn has 20 years of experience in real estate and related financing and is a member of the Bar in both Washington State and Florida. Prior to joining Emeritus, he served as a Transaction Officer for the University of Washington where he managed the acquisition, leasing and financing of healthcare properties for the School of Medicine as well as other property needs for University clients.
Martin D. Roffe
Senior Vice President - Financial Planning
Martin Roffe has served as Senior Vice President—Financial Planning since September 2007. Mr. Roffe joined Emeritus as Director of Financial Planning in March 1998, and was promoted to Vice President of Financial Planning in October 1999. Mr. Roffe has 33 years experience in the acute care, long-term care, and senior housing industries. Prior to joining Emeritus, from May 1987 until February 1996, Mr. Roffe served as Vice President of Financial Planning for the Hillhaven Corporation, where he also held the positions of Senior Application Analyst and Director of Financial Planning. Hillhaven Corporation operated nursing centers, pharmacies, and retirement housing communities.
Terri K. Maupin
Senior Vice President - Corporate Accounting
Terri Maupin has served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Accounting since April 2013. Ms. Maupin has over 25 years’ experience in finance and accounting at publicly-held companies. Prior to joining Emeritus, she was the Chief Accounting Officer at Blue Nile, a leading E-commerce retailer. Other previous roles include Staff Vice-President of Finance and Controller at Alaska Air Group, Director of Financial Reporting at Nordstrom and audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand). Ms. Maupin is a CPA.