Linda MowBrayThe Kansas Health Care Association’s (KHCA) Board of Directors has selected Linda MowBray as chief executive officer (CEO) and president. MowBray joined KHCA/Kansas Center for Assisted Living (KCAL) in 2001 following 14 years as social services director for a skilled nursing community in Topeka, Kan.

MowBray, a Kansas registered adult care home operator, has served as education director and vice president for the association and director of KCAL. Her 18 years of experience directly involved with KHCA/KCAL and her combined 30+ years of working in long term care in Kansas will serve the KHCA/KCAL membership well.

Kathleen DeFriece has been named chief business officer for Tulip Special Care in Philadelphia.
She has more than 30 years of health care operations and financial experience. In that time, she has worked in single-facility and multifacility long term care companies, most recently with Holy Redeemer Health System and Catholic Healthcare Services.

DeFriece has a proven track record of improving cash flow and profit and has led with a very hands-on approach to the daily operations of these organizations. She has developed proven strategies in the management of admissions, billing, accounts receivable, and contracting. She will bring strategic insights and operational expertise to her new role as she guides initiatives to improve financial outcomes for providers in the post-acute care space.

Alan Thompson, MDRolling Green Village, a senior living community in Greenville, S.C., has announced that Alan Thompson, MD, has joined the team as an on-site hospitalist. In his new position, Thompson will be responsible for bringing a new level of hospital inpatient experience to the Mildred L. Smith Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on the Rolling Green Village campus. He will help enhance the clinical skill sets of nurses at the community and improve recovery times.

Thompson brings more than 15 years of diverse experience to the Rolling Green Village community. “We’re excited to be one of only two communities in the area to have an on-site hospitalist at our community,” said Marketing Director Ruth Wood. “This will differentiate Rolling Green Village as the community for rehabilitation in Greenville, as we expect to see return hospital visits decline with Dr. Thompson visiting patients on a regular basis.”

Methodist Retirement Communities has named Alan Brown president and CEO. He was formerly the chief operations officer for Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo, Miss.

Brown has more than 27 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has a demonstrated career of innovation in senior services. He led the teams at Methodist Senior Services to successfully open and operate the world’s first Green House home in 2003, adding an additional 18 Green House homes throughout his tenure with the 20th Green House scheduled to open this year.

Brown also worked with his teams to successfully relocate residents during hurricane Katrina and care for them while restoring the campus within three months. During his extensive career, he has worked closely with the board of directors as well as multidisciplinary leadership teams to bring vision and growth to the organization.

Prior to his 18-year career with Methodist Senior Services, Brown held various positions of leadership with Arizona Baptist Retirement Centers in Phoenix and was a licensed administrator for Baptist Memorials Center in San Angelo.

Brian GrahameRetirement Unlimited (RUI) has promoted Brian Grahame to executive vice president of clinical services for the family-owned and Virginia based senior living community management company. In this role, Grahame will oversee clinical operations and compliance as well as the implementation of tactical efforts to continue to strengthen the foundation for future growth and expansionof RUI.

Grahame started his career with the Fralin and Waldron companies in 2009 at RUI’s sister company, Medical Facilities of America. In 2016, he moved to RUI as the vice president of clinical services. During his tenure he has provided leadership and expertise to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of care and customer service to residents and their families.

He has administered all clinical compliance and Department of Social Services regulations through the implementation of company policies and procedures. Grahame has also formulated and implemented RUI’s home grown companies, Inspiritás, RUI’s vision and adaptation for memory care, and Care Impact, an ambassador and companion care service.

“For the last several years, I have worked with our team on clinical initiatives to better serve our residents while also providing a sense of security for their families. I pledge to continue to use my leadership role to focus on delivering the best possible care for our residents, as well as building on our successes throughout all areas of our communities,” said Grahame.​