Argentum Leadership Advancement & Development (LEAD) Program

Heidi LaVanway, VP of Marketing, Discovery Senior Living

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Dec. 15, 2021 (SOURCE: Argentum): Argentum’s Leadership Advancement & Development (LEAD) program’s first cohort of 20 senior living professionals was celebrated at Argentum’s Senior Living Leadership Summit for completing a year of training and education.

The select group of senior living professionals at the regional or corporate level is nominated by senior living executives and given opportunities for development in support of their career goals. Members also complete a capstone team project in small groups, developing research or best practices in critical areas of senior living. Topics for this year’s projects included disaster preparedness, occupancy, and quality.

This diverse and exceptional group proved their abilities during a difficult year,” said James Balda, Argentum president and CEO. “They brought value to the industry as a whole, while advancing their own skills and careers. Seeing their performance helped give us all confidence in the industry’s future.”

Argentum congratulates the inaugural LEAD cohort:

  • Jonathan Barbieri, Inspirit Senior Living
  • Manuela “Ella” Barney, Five Star Senior Living
  • Cassondra Blair, Integral Senior Living
  • Zachary (Zach) Butcher, Brookdale
  • Jennifer Deal, Brandywine Living
  • Natasha Drake, Solvere Senior Living
  • Ronda Duckworth, Commonwealth Senior Living
  • Serina Durrah, Phoenix Senior Living
  • Heather Haley, Integral Senior Living
  • Kari Hummel, LCS
  • Sundeep Jeste, Solvere Senior Living
  • Heidi LaVanway, Discovery Senior Living
  • Shane Ness, MBK Senior Living Communities
  • Lennon Pukowsky, Brandywine Living
  • Erin Rohrbacher, Integral Senior Living
  • Michelle Shinn, MBK Senior Living Communities
  • Brittney Thoreson, Knute Nelson
  • Christy Van Der Westhuizen, MBK Senior Living Communities
  • Victoria Vetter, The Arbor Company
  • Rick Westermann, LCS

Information regarding the 2022 LEAD cohort will be announced after the new year.