The Ridge Senior Living Self-Management Announcement | November 2021
The Ridge Senior Living Announces Transition to Self-Management, Appointment of a CEO and Other New Hires.
The transition supports the long-term vision, stability and growth of the company.
The Ridge Senior Living is pleased to announce that on January 1, 2022, they will make the transition to self-management. This change provides The Ridge Senior Living the autonomy to fully live their unique mission and vision, and to deliver the high-end hospitality they are known for.
As a part of the management change, The Ridge also announces the promotion of Mandy Hampton to the role of CEO, effective immediately. Hampton joined The Ridge Senior Living as COO in 2017, after nearly 20 years in senior living. She has overseen the expansion of The Ridge system from two stand-alone Assisted Living and Memory Support communities in Utah to Colorado where the company recently opened The Ridge Pinehurst, a 371-unit luxury community that includes Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Support.
“This is an exciting time for our company and our ownership,” says Hampton. “What the change in management means for residents, families and more than 250 employees is that we can continue to grow our organization and take responsibility for the day-to-day operations into our own hands. Our ownership, which remains unchanged, has been supportive of this move and what it means to The Ridge family and our future growth.”
“One of the first things we did as we determined to move to self-management was to expand our corporate team to better meet the needs of the communities,” says Hampton. As a part of this expansion, the company announced four new hires on the corporate team: Suzanne Foley has been appointed Vice President of Human Resources, Diane Macheers has been appointed as Vice President of Corporate Communications, Laura Skirucha as Senior Accountant and Penelope Stoddard, RN, has been promoted to Vice President of Clinical Services. They join the existing corporate staff that includes Marti DiTaranto, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Joe Farrell, CFO, and Jay Fritzler, Owner’s Representative.
- Suzanne Foley— Foley’s Human Resources career spans more than 30 years with 25 years focused on the senior living segment. Foley is an expert in Human Resource policies and laws, insurance and risk management.
- Diane Macheers — With 30 years of marketing experience across all platforms and disciplines, Macheers will manage all marketing and communication efforts for the company. She has a journalism degree from The University of Kansas and an MBA from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
- Laura Skirucha — A CPA with 25 years’ experience, Skirucha began her career at KPMG in Chicago and has worked with a wide array of clients during that time.
- Penelope Stoddard, RN — With 13 years of senior living experience, Stoddard is a dedicated resident and patient advocate. She is respected by her peers and has extensive knowledge of COVID mitigation.