Emily Erickson, RN, BSNEmily Erickson, RN, BSN, has been promoted to vice president of clinical services for Retirement Unlimited (RUI). Erickson joined RUI in 2016, and prior to her promotion, she worked as the director of wellness for RUI’s Bay Lake Community in Virginia Beach, Va., most recently as the regional director of clinical services.

During her time at RUI, Erickson has provided leadership and expertise to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of care and customer serve to residents as well as meeting and exceeding clinical compliance and Department of Social Services regulations with policies and procedures.

Amanda Stanfield, RN, BSNAmanda Stanfield, RN, BSN, has been promoted to regional director of clinical services. Stanfield joined RUI in 2016 and prior to her promotion worked as the director of wellness at RUI’s Hidenwood Community in Newport News, Va. In her new position, Stanfield will travel to all RUI communities, providing clinical oversight and direction to ensure regulatory compliance and meeting the needs and standards of the residents.

Both Erickson and Stanfield have played essential roles in navigating all RUI communities through the pandemic by providing on-site leadership and guidance on policies and procedures to keep the residents and team members safe and healthy.  

Jefferson’s Ferry recognized two employees for their outstanding commitment and exceptional care and leadership at the award-winning life plan community in South Setauket, N.Y.

Director of Nursing Richelle Rugolo has been named manager of the year, and Certified Nursing Assistant Debbie Loggia has been named employee of the year, said Jefferson’s Ferry Chief Executive Officer Bob Caulfield.

Rugolo has served as the director of nursing at Jefferson’s Ferry for six years. Under her leadership, Jefferson’s Ferry has resulted in an overall Five-Star Rating by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and was named a “Best Of” nursing home by U.S. News & World Report.

“Richelle consistently strives for exceptional outcomes and manages performance to the highest standards, which are reflected in the results of our third-party satisfaction surveys and N.Y. State Department of Health surveys,” said Caulfield. “She’s a respected professional whose sound leadership created a safe haven for both residents and staff.”

Loggia joined Jefferson’s Ferry as a CNA in 2011. “Debbie is a dedicated and respected member of the nursing team, who cares for residents with a smile and a positive attitude,” said Caulfield.

Alexander IV Senior Living, Macon, Ga., a new assisted living and memory care community managed by Integral Senior Living (ISL), has named Rachel Garner director of sales and marketing.

Prior to joining the Alexander IV Senior Living team, Garner held multiple positions in the senior living industry, starting as a director and then community relations director for Thrive at Greer. Her most recent position was in inside sales with every Thrive community, where she scheduled more than 900 tours that led to 100 move-ins.

Garner’s expertise includes Alzheimer’s care, influential coaching and mentoring, sales, and more. She hopes to develop positive and lasting relationships in the Macon community and bring life and energy into the local community and surrounding areas.

“I am looking forward to this next chapter in my career,” Garner said. “It is evident that the Alexander IV Senior Living and ISL teams strive to provide the absolute best care on a daily basis, and I can’t wait to work with others who are as passionate about helping seniors as I am.”

Amy PurcellJuniper Communities, Bloomfield, N.J., a leader in seniors housing, has announced the addition of Amy Purcell as regional director of sales and marketing for the Northeast. This is a newly created role to assist Juniper’s current leadership team in its planned expansion of managed communities in its portfolio.

Purcell will develop market strategy to attract new leads and build partnership resources for Juniper Villages located in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She will also be active in rolling out a new CRM database management system, implement strategies for COVID response, and train and coach teams at the building level to drive revenue.

Purcell began her career in senior housing as a nursing home administrator (NHA). In addition to her NHA license, she also holds a personal care home administrator license and an assisted living residence administrator license. Prior to joining Juniper, she served as a regional sales and marketing director for a mid-size senior housing provider covering the mid-Atlantic states. ​