Essie Noble

Solstice Senior Living (SSL) has hired Essie Noble as regional vice president for Solstice’s south region. In this role, Noble will serve as the head of operations for Solstice communities in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas.

With more than 12 years’ experience, Noble has led sales and operations efforts in a variety of industries, including nonmedical home care, home health, and senior living. She comes to Solstice from Brookdale Senior Living, where she supported upward of 15 communities with sales and marketing initiatives. 

“I’m looking forward to bringing a creative and engaging approach to senior living management,” Noble said. “One of my passions is training, coaching, and helping my team members reach their professional goals, and I’m excited to work with the talented and dedicated staff at Solstice.”

Theresa Bush, RNJuniper Communities has appointed Theresa Bush, RN, regional director of wellness for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Bush has spent many of her 35 years as a nurse in management positions.

Bush moves into her new role with many credentials, including being a licensed RN in three states, a degree in health care management, certifications in infection control prevention and COVID vaccine administration, and being a certified dementia practitioner. 

“I joined Juniper Communities because of the culture and its philosophy of care for the residents—living your best life. I look forward to lending my strengths in leadership and as a coach in building teams, ensuring residents receive the best of care, and by doing the right thing,” said Bush. 

Steve LienMission Senior Living has appointed local business leader Steve Lien to the position of administrator at Three Rivers Estates Senior Living and Memory Care, a senior living community scheduled to open in late 2021. Lien will work with Mission Senior Living project managers during the completion of construction and oversee marketing and sales. 

According to Mission Senior Living Vice President of Operations Sarah Green, Lien is a natural leader and ideal ambassador. “Building a strong, caring team to fulfill our mission of improving the lives of seniors requires someone with the same character, vision, and values that Steve brings to our organization,” said Green. 

Lien is the vice chair and board member for the Farmington Chamber of Commerce and a board member of San Juan Medical Foundation. Prior to joining Three Rivers Estates, he served as regional director of franchise development and general manager at New Mexico-based Defined Fitness. 

Lindsey DaughertyLindsey Daugherty has joined the Bridge Senior Living team as vice president of operations.

Daugherty arrives at Bridge Senior Living following four and a half years with Dominion Senior Living, where she was principal for South Carolina, introducing the brand to the state while opening three facilities. This tenure also included two years as principal and campus director for Dominion Senior Living and Everlan by Dominion Senior Living, a continuum of care campus in Clemson, S.C., with independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

Daugherty considers her nearly 25-year career engaging seniors as an integral part of her life story, inspired by childhood experiences and her mother’s nursing career in senior care.

Prior to her work with Dominion, Daugherty was regional director of operations overseeing four communities operated by Carillon Assisted Living in North Carolina. She was also a regional director of operations and executive director during more than nine years with Elmcroft Senior Living in Louisville, Ky., and Dayton, Ohio. She started her career as floor nurse supervisor with Willow Knoll Retirement Community in Cincinnati and with Carespring Healthcare Management near Dayton. 

Robert ChoyThe Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) has promoted Robert Choy to senior manager, post-acute care.

Choy previously worked as the research and administrative coordinator at HAH, special assistant to the Hawaii State House of Representatives Majority Leader, and most recently as a policy analyst at HAH.

Paige Heckathorn ChoyPaige Heckathorn Choy has been promoted to associate vice president, government affairs. She will assume overall responsibility for post-acute care. Robert Choy will continue to report to Heckathorn Choy as he assumes his new responsibilities with the association’s post-acute care members.

Patrick Harrison, currently senior director, post-acute care, will be relocating but has agreed to help HAH with the transition of responsibilities related to post-acute care membership.​