Colette Gray​Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier provider of senior living management services, and Solstice Senior Living (SSL), a joint venture of ISL and NorthStar Healthcare Income, have named Collette Gray president and chief executive officer (CEO) and Jennifer Ferrer chief financial officer. In these positions, they will have C-Suite responsibilities for both ISL and SSL.

Jennifer FerrerGray joined ISL in 2010, and under her leadership, the company has been ranked the 17th-largest senior housing provider in the nation and one of the largest providers in the state of California. In 2017, she played a vital role in launching SSL in partnership with NorthStar Healthcare, bringing ISL’s unique style of management services to 32 independent communities.

Ferrer joined ISL in 2019, bringing more than 15 years of experience in finance and accounting to the team. She previously worked in accounting with a variety of companies, including Ernst & Young, National Hot Rod Association, and Picture Head, where she worked her way up to vice president of finance and accounting.

Maple Court Senior Living, an ISL community in Powell, Tenn., has named Garrett Byrd as its new director of sales and marketing.

Byrd comes to Maple Court with more than four years of experience in the health care industry. For eight years he served as caretaker for his grandmother, who lived with Alzheimer’s disease. He says his main goal is to teach families about the relevant skills to process the progression of their loved ones living with diseases like Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

“Caring for my Nana made me extremely passionate about helping seniors,” Byrd said. “I am excited to be working at Maple Court, and I hope to make a difference in the lives of our residents.”

“The combination of his experience, leadership skills, and dedication to helping seniors will help our community continue to excel and offer the highest level of services to our residents,” said Heather Haley, regional director of sales and marketing for ISL.

John ToroAs Watermark Retirement Communities grows, a seasoned executive has rejoined the company. John Toro has been named national director of capital and plant operations with responsibility for Watermark communities across the country.

Toro had served as Watermark’s regional director of plant operations in the West and Southwest from 2015 to 2017. He has handled similar responsibilities for other providers during his two decades in the senior living field, most recently as national director of plant operations for Senior Lifestyle Corp.            

“With our company continuing to expand, John’s knowledge of Watermark’s culture and commitment to our focus on quality, teamwork, and efficiency will be invaluable,” said David Barnes, Watermark president and CEO.

Queen Anne Manor in Seattle, an ISL community specializing in assisted living, memory care, and respite care, has named Qween Gipson Generations Memory Care program director.

Gipson comes to Queen Anne Manor as a certified dementia care specialist, health unit coordinator, and home health aide with more than 25 years of geriatric experience. Gipson’s variety of work experience includes serving in the U.S. Air Force, owning her own photography business, and working in event management.

“Qween’s enthusiasm and passion for helping others have been wonderful additions to our community. She has had a positive impact on the lives of each of our residents,” said Brenda Chambers, regional vice president of operations.

“I absolutely love enriching the lives of all that I come in contact with. I truly enjoy learning about the experiences and adventures our residents have had in their lifetimes,” Gipson said. “My motto is, ‘What you think about is what you bring about.’ And I want to inspire our residents to live life to the fullest every day.”

The Ridge Pinehurst has named Elizabeth Girling assisted living director. In her new position, Girling will be responsible for the planning, coordination, supervision, and management of all assigned residences within the campus.

Girling will also identify and interpret resident needs and manage the services to achieve the community’s goals and standards.

Girling has nine years of senior living experience. Most recently she worked at Denver-area Christian Living Community. “Dementia care and ongoing education for residents, staff, and family are passions of mine,” said Girling. “It is important that we ensure residents have a true purpose each day.”